Metro East BBQ Joint Makes “Best of the Best” List
Edwardsville, IL/April 26, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – There is no doubt that some of the very best barbecue in the country can be found in St. Louis. Several of our local smokehouses have won national acclaim. And now, a metro east favorite, Doc’s Smokehouse at 1017 Century Drive in Edwardsville has been named to the “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America!” list by the National Barbecue News. The widely read monthly magazine is dedicated to the sport and business of barbecue.
Doc’s Smokehouse is the first barbecue restaurant in the entire St. Louis metro area to be named to NBBQN’s annual “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America” guide, which is released each April. To be eligible for the honor, a restaurant’s barbecue must be taste-tested, without notice or announcement, by an affiliate of the National Barbecue News.
Doc Richardson has been smoking meat forty years, including 10 years of competition on the pro circuit. He and wife Susan spent two years developing and perfecting their special blend of rubs and sauces. Over the years, Doc and Susan have won more than 200 barbecue awards, including a third place finish at the American Royal, the largest barbecue competition in the world. They began catering in 2010 and opened their restaurant, Doc’s Smokehouse & Catering, in February 2014. It has quickly become Edwardsville’s favorite barbecue joint.
Doc’s offers basic, solid barbecue with no pretension—slow-smoked meats and well-prepared sides, scratch-made with fresh ingredients. Besides their award-winning St. Louis Spare Ribs, customers rave about their pulled pork, brisket, smoked chicken, turkey, and burnt ends. The smoked chicken nachos are a favorite among customers, as are the mac ‘n’ cheese, corn casserole, baked beans, and sweet potato fries. Dessert options change regularly, but they include an assortment of award-winning pies.