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Smoki O’s

St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Smoki O’s

Amazing Barbecued Pig Snoots

Otis and Earline Walker first opened Smoki O’s in the Soulard Market in 1997. The barbecue carryout joint known for incredible pig snouts and rib tips soon gained a following, outgrew its market stall and moved to its current home in north St. Louis, just a few minutes from downtown. Pig snouts (called snoots in this city) and rib tips first became popular in the United States because they were affordable, and with the Walker’s expertise they are still one of the city’s signature barbecued items. Smoki O’s snoots are so good, I would put them in my top ten favorite barbecue dishes in the country. The meaty, fatty, skin-covered morsels are cured overnight, rubbed with cayenne pepper and salt, and grilled for almost an hour. With the fat rendered, the snoots are covered in their signature barbecue sauce and are ready to eat. When you are in St. Louis, you gotta try a rib tip and snoot combo, trust me, you’ll become a believer.

Smoki O's

Otis & Earline Walker


1545 N. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102‎



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