Denise and Carl Roper run the best BBQ joint in the country, hands down. I was in St. Louis and wanted to find the best St. Louis style ribs. When I searched the net, Roper's was number 1. I soon found out for myself why. First off, Denise Roper is the best hostess of any restaurant... EVER!!! Carl is the grill master. I don't know how he does it, but the barbeque melts in your mouth. It is the only barbeque place I have ever gone to that I truly want to go back. Put it on your bucket list and get there!!!