Royal Smoke House BBQ

On February 18, 1927, The Weston Chronicle reported that the Royal Smoke House had a new brick oven out back and would be preparing barbequed meats – especially pork ribs, which had become very popular in the last few years. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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