We’re so excited to announce that C&K will be featured in the 10th Edition of the CLASSIC publication, ROADFOOD
An Eater’s Guide to More Than 1,000 of the Best Local Hot Spots & Hidden Gems Across America.
A special thanks goes to the authors, husband and wife, Jane & Michael Stern.
“Barbecue is a big deal in St. Louis, and there are several trendy outfits where you’ll wait in line for a precious place to eat; but none of the Johnny -come-latelies can hold a candle to the grand old C&K. In fact, there is no place to eat at C&K, except for a single table outside with two chairs. Everything is takeout. And you will wait awhile, because every order is scrupulously prepared, served hot and sauced and divinely delicious.
The menu oddities are wonderful, if you like oddities: gelatinous pig ears, billed as “juicy,” which they are; snoots, which are basically crisp-fried fat that is unspeakably luxurious when bathed in C&K’s superb, complex, spicy sauce. Another curiousity only recently added to the menu is “turkey ribs”-large pieces of moist white meat infused with smoke. The soul-food smokehouse standards are glorious: rib tips bursting with flavor, pulled pork, hunky spare ribs, thick porksteaks, hot links, and whole chickens. Must eat on the side: pickly smashed potato salad. And for dessert: lemon cake or gooey butter cookies.
For geniune St. Louis Barbecue, C&K has no peers.”
Road Food the 10th Edition
A cornucopia for road warriors and armchair epicures alike, Roadfood is a road map to some of the tastiest treasures in the United States.
First published in 1977, the original Roadfood became an instant classic. James Beard said, “This is a book that you should carry with you, no matter where you are going in these United States. It’s a treasure house of information.” The 40th anniversary edition of Roadfood includes 1,000 of America’s best local eateries along highways and back roads, with nearly 200 new listings, as well as a brand new design.
Filled with enticing alternatives for chain-weary-travelers, Roadfood provides descriptions of and directions to (complete with regional maps) the best lobster shacks on the East Coast; the ultimate barbecue joints down South; the most indulgent steak houses in the Midwest; and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice-cream parlors, and uniquely regional finds in between. Each entry delves into the folkways of a restaurant’s locale as well as the dining experience itself, and each is written in the Sterns’ entertaining and colorful style.
“The bible for motorists seeking mouthwatering barbecue or homemade pie.” – USA Today
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