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RFT: Q in the Lou

Barbecue lovers' taste buds will go hog wild at the inaugural Q in the Lou.

Inside STL: Mayor Slay at Q in the Lou

Broadcasting from Q in the Lou, the boys talk about how good they are grilling. 

Fox 2 Now: Grills Fire Up for Q in the Lou

Lisa Hart heads to Soldiers' Memorial in Downtown St. Louis for a taste of Q in the Lou.

KMOV: Top Pitmasters attending Q in the Lou this weekend

A big barbecue festival will begin Friday afternoon at Soldiers' Memorial in downtown St. Louis.

STL Today: Q in the Lou Celebrates the St. Louis Barbecue Boom

This weekend the St. Louis barbecue boom gets a coming-out party: the inaugural Q in the Lou festival.

FOX 2 NOW: 'Q in the Lou' Sept. 25-27 in Downtown St. Louis

This weekend in downtown St. Louis the "Q in the Lou" event is a must. 

CBS Local: ‘Q in the Lou’ Barbecue Event Launches This Fall

Barbecue lovers may want to find their way to downtown St. Louis during the last weekend in September.

Explore St. Louis: Q in the Lou, St. Louis BBQ Festival Coming in September

Featuring nine of America’s most legendary pitmasters, this FREE event will include educational seminars, fantastic local music, competitions, delicious beverages, barbecue tool demonstrations, and of course, the best barbecue in America.

Feast Magazine: Pappy’s Mike Emerson and Mayor Slay Announce Downtown Barbecue Festival

Last summer, it seemed all the food and music festivals were leaving downtown. Taste of St. Louis fled to Chesterfield, and Ribfest went to St. Charles. This fall, though, things are changing.

Fox 2 Now: New Barbecue Festival Q in the Lou Coming to St. Louis this September

There’s a new festival this Fall that’s sure to leave your mouth watering. Downtown St. Louis Incorporated joined Mayor Slay and some of the nation’s top ranked pitmasters to announce, “Q in the Lou.”

Sauce Magazine: Pappy’s Mike Emerson Spearheads National Barbecue Festival in St. Louis

Naysayers may claim the barbecue craze is on its way out, but Mike Emerson, co-owner of Pappy’s Smokehouse, begs to differ. Emerson recently announced the debut of Q in the Lou, a national barbecue festival Sept. 25 to 27 at Soldiers’ Memorial.

St. Louis Business Journal: After Losing Festivals, Downtown St. Louis Will Host Barbecue Bonanza

The announcement comes after downtown St. Louis has lost several festivals to other parts of the region, including Budweiser St. Louis Ribfest to St. Charles and Bluesweek Festival and Taste of St. Louis to Chesterfield.

St. Louis Magazine: Mayor Slay and Mike Emerson Team Up to Announce Q in the Lou BBQ Event

Downtown STL Inc. and Eximus Productions have revealed that some of the leading pitmasters in the country will be coming to St. Louis this fall to participate in a world-class barbecue festival to be held downtown.

St. Louis Public Radio: New Q in the Lou Festival Will Bring Barbecue to City Next Fall

After losing events like Taste of St. Louis, RibFest and Bluesweek to the suburbs, St. Louis will play host to the inaugural “Q in the Lou” barbecue festival this fall.

STL Today: Q in the Lou Barbecue Festival Announced for September

Several of America’s most acclaimed pitmasters will gather in St. Louis this September for the inaugural Q in the Lou festival.