| There's a snootful for ya. | Zach Garrison|
On the north side, at the corner of Mullanphy Street and Broadway, trails of smoke can be seen billowing out behind Smoki O's (1545 North Broadway; 314-621-8180) known as one of the best barbecue joints in the city. A family operation, Smoki O's has been pulling pork and slicing brisket since 1997, receiving many accolades along the way (including from the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern) and devoted fans along the way.
On the day we visited, the St. Louis Police Department put in a massive take-out order, which, understandably, garnered the immediate attention of the staff. And while scouring the menu, our eyes were drawn to the ribs, the pork, the chicken -- it all sounded delicious. But we were there for one reason and one reason only: the snoot. That's right, snoot, or pig snout. It's considered a fine delicacy when cooked properly, and lucky for us, Smoki O's nose (sorry, couldn't resist) a thing or two about snoot.
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