Best Of 2012

Best BBQ Spot you’ve never heard of: Casper’s Express BBQ

Smoked salmon from Casper's Express BBQ. Casper's has ribs, pulled pork, chicken, fish and more.

Casper’s is housed in a screened-in porch attached to Graham’s Produce on 54th Avenue North. On the first visit, the smoker’s meaty plume was the only advertisement, and the menu was written by hand on styrofoam paper plates: “full smoked chicken $7.” Casper is probably the nicest and hardest-working man in barbecue, and his smoked salmon was aptly described as “my new favorite meat candy” in a recent review. The smoked fish, meat, and Southern sides are all done down-home simple, the way it should be.