- $17 for $30 toward dinner for two or more, valid Monday–Thursday
Best Lil' Porkhouse
Forget regional divisions: Best Lil' Porkhouse suggests that the only allegiance when it comes to BBQ—is meat. From baby-back ribs served tender and wet—as is de facto in St. Louis—to dry Memphis-style ribs and meat smoked in the Texas tradition, the cooks don't discriminate by style, only quality. Using organic and humanely raised meats, and using local ingredients in their rubs, sauces, and sides, the cooks turn out slow-smoked ribs, crispy burnt ends, and pulled pork that's spent 10 hours in a smoker and brags about it with every smoky aroma and explosion of flavor it gives off. But when deciding on a full barbecue platter or a sandwich, it'd be wise to factor in the peripherals—with sides like fried pickles and desserts such as banana pudding and butter cake, it might be wise to pace yourself or bring a spare appetite.