Anna Phelp and her family have been part of the Kirkwood community for generations. Their signature BBQ sauce? It's whipped up weekly by Anna's Uncle, Brady Floyd. And Lola's Poundcake gets its name from Anna's Mom, Lola.In this day and age of the chain restaurant and impersonal, swift to-go service, often we find ourselves pining for places with more of a personal touch – restaurants whose recipes are generations deep, where the people behind the counter are like family (not just to us, but to one another, too). Which is why when we got wind of Anna's BBQ opening up in Kirkwood less than a year ago, we were smitten from the get-go. You see, Anna's BBQ is the pinnacle of a neighborhood joint, one that Kirkwood has readily embraced. It's no wonder either – Anna Phelp and her family have been here for generations. Their signature BBQ sauce? It's whipped up weekly by Anna's Uncle, Brady Floyd. And Lola's Poundcake gets its name from Anna's Mom, Lola (who also happens to be making the bulk of their eats in the kitchen). And don't think that Anna named the restaurant for herself, either. The restaurant is actually named for Ms. Phelp's niece, with whom she shares a name.
Needless to say, the recipes here are steeped in tradition – these are bona fide BBQ staples, y'all. Looking for a taste of the neighborhood? That's quite literally easy to find here, just take a bite of the Kirkwood – a pulled chicken salad with ranch dressing and topped with freshly fried pickles. And of course there's Anna's favorite, a pulled pork sandwich (slathered in Uncle Brady's signature BBQ) and topped with cheese and pickles. That's actually Anna (the owner's) favorite, her niece is quite partial to their Keylime Cake. (We don't blame you, Anna.)
1/2 Chicken Lunch, $8.49
Rib Lunch, $9.49
Pulled Pork Lunch, $8.49
Rib Dinner, $12.49
Turkey Leg Dinner, $12.49
Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.