Editor’s note: We received word that Southtown Pub will be closing for renovation July 9 to 20. “It will still feel like a South Side pub, but updated,” says chef Jamey Brust.
Southtown Pub is a straight-up South City hangout where the beer flows, sports glow from multiple TVs and the food is downright good. Don’t look for been-there, had-that jalapeño poppers. Here, the Southtown Atomic Turds are house-smoked jalapeños stuffed with chorizo and cream cheese. The Hoosier Nachos offer a pile of Billy Goat chips loaded with pepper Jack cheese, baked beans, banana peppers and sour cream with pulled pork or smoked chicken. Out back, smokers churn out brisket, pork butts, chicken and ribs, which you can have dry, Memphis-style, or wet, a la St. Louis. Pork steaks, chicken wings, huge sandwiches … it’s all good. The Smokehouse Mac ‘n’ Cheese is baked to order and can be stuffed with your choice of smoked meats. The smoked meatloaf is perfect with a side of Angry Beans and a cold beer. And save room for dessert because there’s bacon-topped chocolate bread pudding to be had.
Southtown Pub, 3707 S. Kingshighway Blvd., North Hampton, 314.832.9009, southtownpub.com