Spring Street SmokeHouse
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The hidden standby near Union Station is best known for its hickory-smoked barbecue with vinegary Carolina-style sauces. Look for smoked and pulled pork and honey bacon chicken sandwiches topped with unorthodox add-ons like ranch dressing and Muenster cheese, plus plates of tri tip, brisket, burnt ends, Louisiana hot links, and slabs of beef and baby back ribs. You can mix and match meats for larger family-style platters (which you can order for dine-in or takeaway) that come with a variety of sides like slaw, mac and cheese, corn bread, and baked beans.