Melissa Elsmo

Celebrate National BBQ month with a brisket sandwich from Smokin M’s (7507 W. Roosevelt Rd. Forest Park).The humble restaurant is quick to remind patron’s “it’s not cookin, it’s BBQ baby” and use their unique aquarium smoker to coax maximum flavor out of a variety of meats.

The rare smoker may look like a large fish tank thanks to its large tempered glass doors, but a large hickory wood fire cooks meat and sausages slowly giving Smokin M’s BBQ its signature flavor. Large aquarium smokers allow commercial establishments to tackle large volume production while preserving small batch BBQ flavor.

Smokin M’s is serving up quality meals at a fair price; this super-generous pulled pork sandwich with mild sauce set me back less than $10.

Stop on by an give it a try!

Smokin M’s

  • 7507 W. Roosevelt Rd.
  • Forest Park

Hey! Do you have a favorite local BBQ indulgence? Send me an email at melissa@oakparkeats.com and tell me where to go next!

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