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fourth city bbq trayAt the end of the nineteenth century, St. Louis, Missouri, garnered the nickname Fourth City. Its population trailed only New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia, making it the fourth largest city in the country. While other cities have since surpassed it in population, St. Louis is better known now as the Gateway to the West thanks to the Gateway Arch, completed in 1965. But married couple Greg Mueller and Erica McKinley are bringing the old moniker back with their restaurant, Fourth City Barbecue.“It was going to be Mueller Barbecue, but we just couldn’t do that,” Mueller said, referring to the iconic status of Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor. He’s a student of Texas barbecue, calling Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto an inspiration. Mueller read it…

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