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Hendricks BBQ will proudly represent St. Louis at Memphis in May World Championship Barbeque Contest


Hendricks BBQ

1200 S. Main Street

St. Charles, MO  63301

(636) 724-8600

Hendricks BBQ will proudly represent St. Louis at Memphis in May World Championship Barbeque Contest

Saint Louis, MO (March 18, 2013) – Hendricks BBQ, recently named Favorite New BBQ Joint by the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Best American Resturant in the 2012 Best of Mid Rivers Poll, is a unique blues themed barbeque restaurant located on Historic Main Street in Saint Charles, Missouri.  The newly opened BBQ restaurant has been accepted to participate in the 2013 Memphis in May International Festival World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest, where over 250 barbeque teams from around the world will compete for ultimate barbeque bragging rights and over $110,000 in cash and prizes.  The barbeque cooking contest will be held May 16 –        May 18 at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tennessee.  The Hendricks BBQ Team, Wil Pelly, Executive Chef for In Good Company, LLC, Matt VanDerBeck, Pitmaster at Hendricks BBQ and T.J. Withoelter, Chef at Hendricks BBQ, will compete in the rib category.

Hendricks BBQ serves authentic St. Louis-Style BBQ, smoked fresh in-house daily to melt-in-your-mouth perfection! Other menu selections include made-from-scratch comfort foods like country fried chicken, meatloaf and chicken n’ dumplings; homemade sides using authentic family recipes like sweet potato casserole, potato salad and coleslaw.  Featuring a full bar that serves signature specialty cocktails like “Bubba’s Juice Box” and “Porch Puppy’s Puddle”, a handpicked selection of whiskeys, moonshine and bourbons – all served with down home southern hospitality.  Gurpreet Padda and his business partner, Ami Hendricks-Grimes, traveled all over the country sampling and tasting different recipes to ensure the menu offerings at Hendricks BBQ were better than anything they had ever tasted.

The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest holds the honor of being the largest pork barbecue contest in the world and is part of the month-long Memphis in May International Festival. In addition to hosting the city’s largest events like the Beale Street Music Festival, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and The Sunset Symphony, Memphis in May also produces extensive education, international and economic programs for the city.

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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