Barbecue joint that rose from ashes of store fire opens in St. Paul

Bark and the Bite is now slinging BBQ in the former home of Heirloom.
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St. Paul diners can now sample the barbecue delights of an eatery that made its name at a Minneapolis convenience store that burned down.

The team behind Bark and the Bite – which is now open at 2186 Marshall Ave., formerly home of Heirloom – are well known across the Mississippi.

They had gained a fervent following for their food after selling it out of a stand at Sunny's Market in Northeast Minneapolis, having originally launched as a food truck.

Sadly, Sunny's went up in flames this past October, depriving Bark and the Bite of its main place of business.

But now it has permanent residence in St. Paul, with its location on Marshall Ave. providing some sentimental comfort for the eatery.

"We're two blocks away from the Mississippi River, linking us to Missouri and Louisiana—a couple of spiritual cousins in barbecue," the restaurant notes on its website.

It will be serving up its slow-smoked meats, homemade barbecue sauces, mouthwatering sammiches, and BBQ staples of ribs, wings and meat platters.

At the helm is former fine dining chef Noah Miller, a native of Memphis. You can check out the menu here.

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