BBQ Blog – 17th Street BBQ https://17bbq.com Barbecue Shrine, Legendary BBQ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:05:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Welcome Back to 17th Street Barbecue! https://17bbq.com/blog/welcome-back-to-17th-street-barbecue/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=welcome-back-to-17th-street-barbecue https://17bbq.com/blog/welcome-back-to-17th-street-barbecue/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:00:39 +0000 https://17bbq.com/?p=10486   We’re excited to be re-opening our drive-thru at 17th Street Barbecue in Marion on Thursday at 4pm, and in Murphysboro very soon. We’ve had the rare opportunity of significant time away from the restaurant to clear our minds and reimagine every aspect of our business. We’ve streamlined our menu with an eye toward food... Read more »

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We’re excited to be re-opening our drive-thru at 17th Street Barbecue in Marion on Thursday at 4pm, and in Murphysboro very soon. We’ve had the rare opportunity of significant time away from the restaurant to clear our minds and reimagine every aspect of our business.

We’ve streamlined our menu with an eye toward food that’s easily packaged to go. You’ll notice that all meat is sold by the pound, so you can create your own tasting platters. Sides are now a la carte. At this moment, brisket prices are skyrocketing, so we won’t have brisket until prices come down.

Online ordering will be live starting Thursday afternoon. We’ll also expand to outside seating and free local delivery in a few weeks.

Here’s a link to our COVID safety practices. Rest assured we are taking every precaution.

Here’s a link to our online take-out menu in Marion, and here’s what it will look like when you drive up.

We’re back on track with catering and deliveries to your office or home. View the delivery menu here. You can email Laurie or call her at 618-684-8902 to place your bulk delivery order.

Our bulk menu and online page to pre-order bulk food for pick-up in Marion is here.

We’ve re-hired minimal staff and we’ve spent several weeks implementing a new orientation and training program. We will so appreciate your patience as we dive back into business.

If there are any issues, we would greatly appreciate an email or phone call. We always want to make things right.

We’ve missed our treasured guests and we can’t wait to welcome you back to 17th Street Barbecue!

Warm regards,

Amy Mills + Mike Mills

Laurie Neef

Catering Manager

Ben Heller and Ryan Harper

Murphysboro and Marion Operations

Jeanna Schlappi

Marion Manager

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What We’ve Been Up To During the Corona Virus Shut Down https://17bbq.com/blog/what-weve-been-up-to-during-the-corona-virus-shut-down/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-weve-been-up-to-during-the-corona-virus-shut-down https://17bbq.com/blog/what-weve-been-up-to-during-the-corona-virus-shut-down/#respond Tue, 16 Jun 2020 20:45:20 +0000 https://17bbq.com/?p=10477 While the pandemic has been frightening and trying on so many levels, we’re choosing to focus on the bright spots. We’ve had the time and space to examine every aspect of our business and re-imagine it from top to bottom. Our crew has had some much needed time to rest and we’ll be back it,... Read more »

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While the pandemic has been frightening and trying on so many levels, we’re choosing to focus on the bright spots. We’ve had the time and space to examine every aspect of our business and re-imagine it from top to bottom. Our crew has had some much needed time to rest and we’ll be back it, refreshed and ready. We’re so looking forward to welcoming y’all HOME.

Huge thanks to those who participated in our Family Pack pick-ups each week. We had a great time collaborating with local businesses, and you’ll see more of that in coming months. We are super grateful to Rendlemen Orchards, Mileur Orchard, Rule of Pie, Big Muddy Hogs, Big Muddy Brewing, and Scratch Brewing for being part of the fun.

We were honored to team up with Hands of Hope Foundation to feed healthcare workers and first responders at four area hospitals. Thanks to Pastor Troy Benitone for so seamlessly organizing these events and inviting us take part.

Construction at our sauce factory is continuing at a rapid pace. We’ll be opening that facility later in the summer, and the coffee/breakfast/lunch shop in the front will open soon thereafter. If you had our biscuits, included in some of the Family Packs, you got a preview of a signature menu item.

Our mail order business has been booming as people order for themselves or as gifts to far-flung friends and family. You can click here to send a taste of Southern Illinois to family and friends.


We’ve continued to be a voice and a leader in the industry, too, through various interviews and guest podcast experiences. Listen here:

We’ve also had a banner few months appearing on several national and international television networks, including Food Network, Food Network Canada, The Cooking Channel, and the UK’s Blaze Network. Watch here:

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What to Expect When We Re-Open June 18 https://17bbq.com/blog/what-to-expect-when-we-re-open-june-18/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-to-expect-when-we-re-open-june-18 https://17bbq.com/blog/what-to-expect-when-we-re-open-june-18/#respond Sun, 14 Jun 2020 20:52:03 +0000 https://17bbq.com/?p=10426 Vendor Safety Every supplier certifies they’ve met our specific health and safety standards. We’re very careful about what comes into our kitchen and into our buildings. Pit Crew Wellness Checks We take crew member’s temperatures at the beginning of each work day. Each crew member also completes a wellness checklist before they begin their shift.... Read more »

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Vendor Safety

Every supplier certifies they’ve met our specific health and safety standards. We’re very careful about what comes into our kitchen and into our buildings.

Pit Crew Wellness Checks

We take crew member’s temperatures at the beginning of each work day. Each crew member also completes a wellness checklist before they begin their shift. Our entire team has taken a COVID test prior to our re-opening. Each crew member added also must be tested prior to beginning work. If a crew member feels at all unwell, we request they stay home.

Required PPE

Our crew is required to wear the face masks and gloves we supply. In the interest of safety, ANYONE entering our space must also be wearing a mask.

Warsh Those Hands!

We wash our hands thoroughly, in acordance with FDA and CDC guidelines, every 30 minutes, changing gloves when we do so.

Highest Sanitation Standards

We disinfect all high-touch surfaces at least once an hour, using an EPA-registered disinfectant. This includes door handles, seating, light switches, bathrooms, kitchen equipment, handheld devices, and more. Crew members are not allowed to have cell phones in the building, so no spreading germs from those devices.

Social Distancing

Our outdoor seating is arranged with social distancing in mind.

Food Safety Protocols

We’ve designed our new menu so that our kitchen stations have minimal interaction. All shared equipment is sanitized between uses. All food is delivered in high-quality, compostable disposable containers.

No-Contact Drive-thru, Curbside Service, and Delivery

We seal our packaging and delivery bags to ensure safety after it leaves our kitchen. We wear gloves and a mask when handling your box or bag. Our handheld devices ensure we don’t have to touch your credit card. Ordering and paying online provides added peace of mind.

Questions?

We’re here to answer any additional questions. Please call our office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 618-684-8902 or email us.

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17th Street Sunday Sermon https://17bbq.com/blog/17th-street-sunday-sermon-4-19-20/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=17th-street-sunday-sermon-4-19-20 https://17bbq.com/blog/17th-street-sunday-sermon-4-19-20/#respond Sun, 19 Apr 2020 11:00:55 +0000 https://17bbq.com/?p=6936 Words we live by at 17th Street Barbecue.  Our restaurant signs have become points of interest and photographed and shared across the world. Please tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook so we can see how far they travel! Follow our adventures in real time on Instagram and Twitter.See lots of entertaining and barbecue ideas... Read more »

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Hope is Confident Expectation That Good is Coming.

Words we live by at 17th Street Barbecue. 

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17th Street Sunday Sermon https://17bbq.com/blog/17th-street-sunday-sermon-4-12-20/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=17th-street-sunday-sermon-4-12-20 https://17bbq.com/blog/17th-street-sunday-sermon-4-12-20/#respond Sun, 12 Apr 2020 11:00:44 +0000 https://17bbq.com/?p=6934 Words we live by at 17th Street Barbecue.  Our restaurant signs have become points of interest and photographed and shared across the world. Please tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook so we can see how far they travel! Follow our adventures in real time on Instagram and Twitter.See lots of entertaining and barbecue ideas... Read more »

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What You Put Up With You End Up With.

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Trade Your Expectations for Appreciation and Your Whole World Changes in an Instant.

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17th Street Sunday Sermon https://17bbq.com/blog/17th-street-sunday-sermon-3-29-20/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=17th-street-sunday-sermon-3-29-20 https://17bbq.com/blog/17th-street-sunday-sermon-3-29-20/#respond Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:00:56 +0000 https://17bbq.com/?p=6930 Words we live by at 17th Street Barbecue.  Our restaurant signs have become points of interest and photographed and shared across the world. Please tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook so we can see how far they travel! Follow our adventures in real time on Instagram and Twitter.See lots of entertaining and barbecue ideas... Read more »

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Time Will Always Show You Who and What Really Matters.

Words we live by at 17th Street Barbecue. 

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Our Restaurants are Temporarily Closed But We Are Shipping Barbecue https://17bbq.com/blog/our-restaurant-is-closed-but-we-are-shipping-barbecue/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=our-restaurant-is-closed-but-we-are-shipping-barbecue https://17bbq.com/blog/our-restaurant-is-closed-but-we-are-shipping-barbecue/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:58:08 +0000 https://17bbq.com/?p=9353 Our restaurants are temporarily closed until at least April 7. We’re still shipping barbecue — now with FREE shipping on all orders over $50, including food, t-shirts, sauce, Magic Dust, books and more. Get more details in our March 19th public message (video and text below) The Mike Mills way — and our charge at... Read more »

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Our restaurants are temporarily closed until at least April 7. We’re still shipping barbecue — now with FREE shipping on all orders over $50, including food, t-shirts, sauce, Magic Dust, books and more.

Get more details in our March 19th public message (video and text below)


The Mike Mills way — and our charge at 17th Street — has always been to be the last man standing. Whether it’s at an event or a festival, or in our own restaurant, we’ve taken pride in serving until the final bell rings.

It’s become apparent, however, that this is a very different time.

We’ve weathered what we thought were incredibly challenging storms at various points over the years, but nothing, NOTHING, compares to this virus. We are all being called to war, and the charge is to cease and stay home.

We can’t responsibly keep our doors open at this moment. Our responsibility is to our staff and to take care of them now and a month from now, we are closing our restaurants until at the end of the business day, until April 2, and that means we are laying off 100 of our staff members. They need to be able to apply for unemployment and they need to be home with their own families. Closing now means we stem the financial bleeding we’re experiencing, so we’ll be in a stronger position when re-open the doors. This is an incredibly difficult day here. I never dreamed I’d be giving this message.

We’re all hearing the same words from medical professionals and government leaders. The sooner we all stay home, the quicker this virus will be contained.

We’ll be operating through 6 p.m. March 19, 2020. Our mail order operations will continue until further notice. Our sauce factory construction will continue until further notice and we’ll continue to supply our retailers with sauce. But right now, our frontline crew is going home to their families to weather this storm.

Our Sunday sermons provide a bit of hope and inspiration each week, and here’s our message:

The future depends on what we do today.

So we’re taking these extraordinary steps. We’ll be back soon, and I know you’ll be there for us. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. We’ll see you on the other side.

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You Cannot Make Someone Understand a Message They Are Not Ready to Receive.

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Don't Explain. Your Friends Don't Need it and Your Enemies Won't Believe You.

Words we live by at 17th Street Barbecue. 

Our restaurant signs have become points of interest and photographed and shared across the world. Please tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook so we can see how far they travel!

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