Ted Cook’s 19th Hole is home to some of the most reliable barbecued pork ribs (and quite likely the best sweet potato pie) in Minneapolis. The takeout eatery has long looked and felt worn-out and downmarket, qualities beloved by old-school BBQ aficionados, but not necessarily conducive to bringing in new trade.
Thus: a whole new look, implemented in the late summer, consisting of a new awning; fresh new inviting window treatments clearly stating “Real Pit Barbecue,” “Catering Available,” and “Award Winning Barbecue”; and a series of three exterior wall murals.
The murals are drop-dead fantastic. Painted by Annie Lee, an artist widely known for a style often referred to as “Black Americana,” (and whose art appeared in Coming to America and Boomerang), the illustrations tell the story of the restaurant: They vividly connect the place with ribs, sauce, sweet potato pie, the smoking of meat, and the game of golf.
2814 E 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
OWNER / MANAGER: Moses Quartey / Michael Davis
ENTREE RANGE: $10-18
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN: No
RESERVATIONS: Takeout only