EDWARDSVILLE — Doc’s Smokehouse & Catering in Edwardsville was recently named to the National Barbecue News' “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America.” The first, and currently the only, barbecue restaurant to achieve this honor in the St. Louis Metro area.

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The National Barbecue News, the world’s No.1 publication dedicated to the sport of barbecue, released its updated guide of "Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America” for the month of June. Doc’s Smokehouse & Catering is one of 28 on the 2019 list and is one of only four restaurants named for the entire state of Illinois. In the past year, the "Best of the Best" guide has currently awarded this honor to only 28 barbecue restaurants across America.

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To be eligible for the list, a restaurant must be taste-tested, without notice or announcement, by an affiliate of the National Barbecue News. The honor is awarded for a one-year period, at which time the restaurant is re-tested in the same manner to see if they make the grade for the following year.

Doc and Susan Richardson (owners of Doc's Smokehouse) count it an honor and a privilege to represent the St. Louis Metro area, as well as the state of Illinois. The National Barbecue News endorsement as the "Best of the Best" speaks volumes about their staff and their commitment to excellence.

Doc and Susan encourage the public to visit the award-winning BBQ at 1017 Century Drive, Edwardsville. You may also find out more information by calling 618-656-6060 or visiting their website at www.docssmokehouse.com.

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