One of Columbia’s bastions of barbecue bid adieu this past Saturday, Jan. 8. Lutz’s Barbecue, reknowned for not only its ‘cue but also its craveable crispy made-in-house chips, is no longer open here in town, after a ten-year run. The good news? Lutz’s Jefferson City location is still able to fill catering needs.
Burl Lutz started out in 2000 with a trailer and a barbecue pit, trying to drum up business serving his savory smoked fare in Jefferson City parking lots. He opened a brick and mortar barbecue joint in 2007, and his Columbia location in 2012.