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Under-the-radar BBQ that rivals St. Louis’ more decorated joints

At one time, legendary BBQ was synonymous with a certain blue-collar, down-home atmosphere: a ramshackle shed outside Memphis, a gritty brick-walled place with a grease-slick counter. Part of the allure was the heady marinade of secrecy. Lose that exclusivity, and you were typically talking ….


Big Baby Q named of the 10 hottest new restaurants in St. Louis

Eater returns to St. Louis, Missouri to focus on the newish bars and restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. Once again, Eater has asked St. Louis Post-Dispatch restaurant critic Ian Froeb for his picks of the hottest openings of the past 12 months. Big Baby Q and Smokehouse is the critical darling and […]


Big Baby Q makes RiverFront Times 35 Must-Visit Dining Destinations

The River Front Times recently posted their 2016 Best of St. Louis issue and Big Baby Q received awards in these categories: Best Fast Casual Best New Chef Best New Restaurant Click here to see the other category winners in this year’s Best of St. Louis Reader’s Choice Poll, including Arts & Entertainment, Bars & Nightlife and City […]


Big Baby Q and Smokehouse Showcases Ben Welch’s Barbecue Brilliance

The River Front Times recently published a review on Big Baby Q and Smokehouse. When I first met Ben Welch two years ago, he had some bold words about his barbecue skills: “I’ve heard Mike Emerson is my competition.” I thought he was trying to be funny. Welch, after all, was a virtual unknown in […]