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Mouth-watering barbecue comes to Red Bud

By on March 30, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Donna and Terry Reinhardt opened their new barbecue restaurant The Burnt End in Red Bud in early March. (Sean McGowan photo)

With a background in competitive cooking, Donna and Terry Reinhardt whipped up a recipe for a successful barbecue joint called The Burnt End in Red Bud.

The Reinhardts opened in early March at 101 E. Market Street to a crowd of wide-eyed barbecue enthusiasts with their mouths watering. In anticipation, friends and family had been asking the Red Bud couple for months when they would unveil their competitive eats to the public.

“People kept asking us and asking us when we were going to open. Finally, we put a pig sign up and said, ‘If the sign is lit, we’re open,’” Donna said.

The constant pleading from the community turned out to be a good indicator for how much success the restaurant would pool. When asked how business has been, Donna responded with one word: “Crazy…>>>

Read the rest of this article in the March 29 issue of the Republic-Times newspaper. To subscribe to the paper, click here or call 618-939-3814.

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Sean McGowan

Sean is a die-hard Cubs fan, despite the relentless peer pressure coming from the rest of the Republic-Times staff. He and his wife, Jacqui, have been married for two years. Originally from the west suburbs of Chicago, Sean and his wife moved down to Normal to attend Illinois State University and stayed central Illinois residents for the past four years.