Nothing is more unique and iconic than Hawaiian Barbecue. If you have had it, you know what to expect. If you haven’t, you probably wouldn’t recognize it as Barbecue.
To understand what the Hawaiian locals call “the plate lunch,” you have to know the multicultural community known as the State of Hawaii. It is a region consisting of both indigenous Hawaiians, mainland Americans, and Asians. From Poki to Katsu Chicken to Cheese Burgers, Hawaiian Barbecue represents a wide landscape of cultures.
St. Louis, Missouri is like most cities in the eastern portion of the American Midwest. It is an inland port for both the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinoias, and the Missouri River. Its iconic Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors Lewis and Clark's exploration of the West. It is also home to one of the US’s most iconic styles of barbecue.