It’s Your Business | New barbecue restaurant in St. Joseph off to hot start | Entrepreneurs

The Ribcage, a new barbecue restaurant in St. Joseph, is off to a busy start, owner Jennifer Laubscher said.

She and her husband, Anthony, officially opened Tuesday after a soft opening the previous Friday, when the food sold out in two hours, she said.

The Ribcage started as a food truck in 2016, and the Laubschers bought their building to open a restaurant at 208 N. Main St., St. Joseph, before the pandemic began, Jennifer Laubscher said.

On the menu are meats (among them pulled pork, brisket, chicken and turkey) smoked over white oak in a custom-built smoker, served in platters or on sandwiches with sides. Among the sides are macaroni and cheese, pit beans, fries, hash brown casserole, coleslaw, potato salad and vegetables.

Pit master Kevin Jolley is known for burnt ends, Laubscher said.

In addition to operating this new restaurant, Laubscher is a nurse…

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