Revenge is a dish best served cold, unless you're serving vengeful barbecue, which is best served warm and is only effective on enemies with wet-nap allergies. Instigate futile, hickory-smoked payback with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of barbecue and thirst quenchers at Stumpy's House of Bar-B-Que in St. Peters.
The kitchensmiths at Stumpy's pull and slice a meaty medley of dry-rubbed, hickory-smoked pork, beef, chicken, and fish depicted on the extensive menu. Introductory appetizers such as fried pickles ($4.99) and fried green beans ($5.99) warm up stomachs for an ambrosial main event such as the Stumpy special sandwich ($6.99 for a regular), a layered assembly of pulled pork or chicken smothered in homemade barbecue sauce and topped with coleslaw. The beef-brisket plate saturates cuisine depositories with tangy flavor ($7.49/lunch, $9.99/dinner), and the rib plate delivers xylophone-modeled St. Louis ribs to carnivorous craws ($6.99/4 bones, $9.99/6 bones) and can be paired with a cold bottle of Bud Light ($2.75). Feel free to rename the spatial dimensions after the three specialty sauces that Stumpy's kitchen whips up — original, smoky, and hot — or accommodate a young one with a selection from the Piglet menu, which slakes kid-sized hunger with an assortment of kid-sized portions ($3.49).
The corrugated aluminum wainscoting lends an industrial feel to the establishment, and sports-photo-peppered walls and tables inspire a recurring conversation topic among diners—red-eye reduction. Cushions cover each seat to pad posteriors, and red-and-white, checkered tablecloths and glass panels protect tables from monsoons of rich barbecue sauce.
Stumpy's House of Bar-B-Que
Kurt Enger developed all of the dry rubs and sauces used at Stumpy's House of Bar-B-Que, the eatery he operates with the help of his family. Those sauces and rubs enhance the hickory-smoked flavors of pork, trout, St. Louis–style ribs, and other meats. Framed sports photographs line the walls of their St. Peter's location, where patrons can sip cold beer at tables with red-checkered tablecloths.
620 Jungermann Rd.
St. Peters, Missouri 63376