Room with a ‘Cue: Striking and spacious, Hendricks goes after barbecue in a big, big way

By Ian Froeb Thursday, Nov 22 2012         Photo By Jennifer SilverbergThe “Half & Half” is half-rack of St. Louis-style and half rack baby-back ribs, shown with a side of green beans. Look: I can tell you that Hendricks BBQ sprawls across 17,000 square feet on two floors. I can tell you that this restaurant along St. Charles’ historic Main Street is also slated to be a live-music venue and a moonshine distillery (neither is operational yet), that it seats some 600, that the upper deck of its patio affords a view of the Katy Trail and the parking...

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Taste test: How 5 new barbecue joints stack up

      January 25, 2013 12:00 am By Evan S. Benn ebenn@post-dispatch.com HENDRICKS BBQ WAS OUR FAVORITE! Beer, baseball and barbecue are three things St. Louis does well — very well, if we do say so ourselves. And just as new breweries pop up and the Cardinals bring in fresh talent, the area’s barbecue landscape is constantly evolving. When colleague Joe Holleman and I went hunting for the best BBQ ribs in 2009, we hit some tried-and-true classics: 17th Street, Smoki O’s, Pappy’s. In 2011, a Pappy’s spinoff called Bogart’s opened in Soulard, drawing a raving three-star P-D...

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Taste of St. Louis Winner – Christopher Lee

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Chef Chris Lee, of Hendricks BBQ, fresh off his victory at the St. Louis Chef Battle Royale this past weekend at the taste of St. Louis, prepared some award-winning fare for Tim. Pulled pork, pineapple upside-down cornbread, greens, potato salad … even fried green tomatoes were on the menu! Hendricks BBQ 1200 South Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301...

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Hendricks BBQ Brings Live Music, Moonshine and Comfort Food To St. Charles

By Tamara Duncan August 29, 2012  The 600-seat restaurant is located on South Main Street in the old waterworks building.   Hendricks BBQ was set to open on South Main Street in St. Charles in May 2011 when a 16-inch water main burst and flooded the building—ironically, the former St. Charles Waterworks building. Owners Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda began all over again—cleaning, restoring and refurnishing the 600-seat restaurant and bar. The blues-themed barbecue restaurant will open Thursday on South Main Street and features a menu straight from a neighborhood backyard barbecue,...

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Show Me St. Louis: Hendricks BBQ

Hendricks Barbeque is taking on comfort food with a twist. KSDK stopped by the new restaurant to learn about the southern concept. “What we’ve done is we’ve paired barbeque with blues,” explained Gurpreet Singh Padda, Hendricks BBQ. “it’s just something that makes me think of home. We have a lot of my mom’s recipes on the menu,” said Ami Grimes, Hendricks BBQ. The owners have plans to distill their own moonshine in the near future. Hendricks Barbeque is at located 1200 S. Main in St. Charles, MO. For more information call (636)...

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