Most barbecue places offer some sort of burger on its menu, but it is understandable that it can often be overlooked by other stars of the menu like pulled pork, ribs or brisket. But at J. Smugs GastroPit in St. Louis, the burger incorporates brisket so that you don't need to settle for one or the other. We recommend taking it home if you're looking for takeout today.
The brisket burger is offered two ways. You can go classic and order it with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles on a brioche bun with your choice of cheese. But, you can also spring for the brisket bacon jam burger; this version is topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon jam, Cheddar cheese and a Memphis barbecue sauce. Each comes with a choice of side, for which you can choose fries, potato salad, pit beans, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and more.
Not feeling like eating a burger today? J. Smugs has plenty of other offerings, including a whole menu from the pit featuring ribs, burnt ends, pulled pork, turkey breast, smoked Asian barbecue salmon and more.
J. Smugs is offering its menu for takeout, delivery and limited dine-in and patio service.
J. Smugs GastroPit, 2130 Macklind Ave., The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.499.7488, jsmugsgastropit.com