Good barbecue and contemporary Southern cuisine await in Lowertown, St. Paul. At Handsome Hog, the brisket is slow-cooked, the bourbon-tinged BBQ sauce is spot on and bewitching, and the bourbon-based craft cocktail program is top-notch. Try the collard greens with fatty peels of smoked pork shank or the silky mac and cheese with country ham. Here, attention to detail is precise, and technique is tight as a drum.
Barbecue, Contemporary, Southern