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2bikemike
11-26-2010, 10:53 AM
Picking up OK Joe's today for the first time. What should I order?

I really love OK Joe's Burnt ends

Extra Point
11-26-2010, 10:58 AM
Picking up OK Joe's today for the first time. What should I order?

Carolina pulled pork sandwich and fries.

Fish
11-26-2010, 11:03 AM
Carolina pulled pork sandwich and fries.

The first time I ordered that, it was on special, and I didn't really realize what "Carolina style" was. I'm not a slaw fan. I tried, but just couldn't eat it.

KCUnited
11-26-2010, 11:18 AM
Carolina pulled pork sandwich and fries.

That's my favorite. I like their red beans and rice as a side.

HonestChieffan
11-26-2010, 12:00 PM
Their cheesy corn and beans are top rate. Their ribs are good. Their burnt ends.... THEY'RE NOT ****ING BURNT ENDS!

Jackstack tries to pass of cubed ****ing brisket as burnt ends. It's a crime against BBQ. As cubed brisket goes, it's quite good. But it's not ****ing burnt ends.


AMEN!

BigRedChief
11-26-2010, 04:11 PM
AMEN!Got me some of those "cubed brisket"/burnt ends dinners as soon as I got off the plane. Magnificent grub! :thumb:

sedated
11-26-2010, 04:21 PM
I get why most "burnt ends" are referred to here as "cubed brisket", but that doesn't exactly tell the whole story. They are covered in another layer of rub and smoked for another day. Calling them "cubed brisket" is short-changing them a bit IMHO.

headsnap
11-26-2010, 05:21 PM
I voted Jack Stack... their mail order is THE BOMB!!!!

I can enjoy top quality KC BBQ all the way over here in Louisville, KY. :thumb:

Prince22
11-26-2010, 05:44 PM
I voted Jack Stack... their mail order is THE BOMB!!!!

I can enjoy top quality KC BBQ all the way over here in Louisville, KY. :thumb:

I thought I was the only louisvillian here. Going to have to check out Jack Stack.

Fire Me Boy!
11-26-2010, 06:04 PM
I get why most "burnt ends" are referred to here as "cubed brisket", but that doesn't exactly tell the whole story. They are covered in another layer of rub and smoked for another day. Calling them "cubed brisket" is short-changing them a bit IMHO.

Not "most". Just Jack Stack's. If you haven't had JS's burnt ends, trust me - they're NOT burnt ends. They're just cubed brisket. Real burnt ends are heavenly. Jack Stack's ain't.

HonestChieffan
11-26-2010, 06:10 PM
Not "most". Just Jack Stack's. If you haven't had JS's burnt ends, trust me - they're NOT burnt ends. They're just cubed brisket. Real burnt ends are heavenly. Jack Stack's ain't.


Dont try to argue individual taste. JS burnt end lovers probably like Old Milwaukee Light. Doesn't make em bad folks.

Fire Me Boy!
11-26-2010, 06:15 PM
Dont try to argue individual taste. JS burnt end lovers probably like Old Milwaukee Light. Doesn't make em bad folks.

I'm not really arguing that they're good. As brisket goes, it's actually quite good. I'd have been thrilled with what I got if I'd ordered brisket.

I'm arguing that it's not burnt ends, which it isn't by definition. Burnt ends are chewy, smoky bits of yummy goodness. There aren't a lot of burnt ends available on a single brisket, which is why - especially at lunch - they're hard to get at most BBQ joints; they run out quickly. But at JS you can get 'em whenever you want 'em, no matter the time. Why is that? Because they're not burnt ends, that's why.

:harumph:

HonestChieffan
11-26-2010, 06:21 PM
I'm not really arguing that they're good. As brisket goes, it's actually quite good. I'd have been thrilled with what I got if I'd ordered brisket.

I'm arguing that it's not burnt ends, which it isn't by definition. Burnt ends are chewy, smoky bits of yummy goodness. There aren't a lot of burnt ends available on a single brisket, which is why - especially at lunch - they're hard to get at most BBQ joints; they run out quickly. But at JS you can get 'em whenever you want 'em, no matter the time. Why is that? Because they're not burnt ends, that's why.

:harumph:

I eat hell out of them when somebody offers. Best ones are at someone elses tailgate drinking their beer. Ive never had bad BBQ at a tailgate someone else paid for.

Donger
11-26-2010, 06:22 PM
I went to Jack's Stack last week. I was not good at all. That's the second time. I'll go back one more time, but if it sucks again, I'm done. It's a shame, because I grew up eating there.

Zarda on 87th and I-35 was much better.

BigRedChief
11-27-2010, 09:05 PM
I went to a place called Porkys out by Lees Summit and Blue Springs. Best ribs I've ever had. Just a hole in the wall in the middle of nowhere. Excellent ribs

NewChief
11-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Went to ok joe's in Olathe on Friday for lunch. On advice here I got Carolina style sandwich with slaw on the side (I like slaw but wanted to try both ways), fries, and a side of red beans and rice. It was truly exceptional. Not sure I'll ever eat anywhere else though LC's burnt ends sound lime they need to be tried.

Silock
11-27-2010, 09:25 PM
I had Zarda last week because I was desperate and had no access to anything else.

I'd rather eat dog shit.

It was TERRIBLE.

BigRedChief
02-17-2011, 07:23 AM
bump for overhead

suzzer99
02-17-2011, 03:21 PM
So what was the verdict on that Orange County Choppers BBQ place? Is it still going now that they're feuding?

Man this thread has made me miss KC more than anything. I moved away in 1996, before most anyone had ever heard of OK Joes, even though I only lived about 2 miles away (sad, I could have been eating there for years w/o the lines). I just ordered some sauce from them because I can't wait until I come back for Xmas to try it.

I did have some Gates when I was back over Xmas and have to agree about the fattiness of the brisket. A little fat is good, but I thought the sandwich crossed over the line. I'm glad to know I wasn't just crazy. I get real BBQ so rarely I wasn't sure if I was just remembering it wrong.

I have found a couple passable places out here in LA. One called KC BBQ, is run by an ex-Gates employee. The nice thing about that place is it's also a bar and has a big Chiefs following. Eating pretty good KC-style BBQ in a bar, watching the Chiefs actually win this year, with 50+ beers to choose from = heaven. They also have a pecan pie a la mode that is amazing.

The other is this place, which I just discovered 2 days ago:
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5499/jrsbbq.jpg

You just know a place that looks like that, in a sketchy neighborhood, is going to be pretty good. I was not disappointed. I took 2 coworkers who had never had real BBQ before. They loved it. The brisket was lean but juicy and the sauce was a little smoky and not too sweet like you usually get out here.

Bowser
02-17-2011, 03:23 PM
I had Zarda last week because I was desperate and had no access to anything else.

I'd rather eat dog shit.

It was TERRIBLE.

The last time I had Zarda's, I ate at the one on 87th street. Never again.

Predarat
02-17-2011, 03:32 PM
This thread should be pinned at the top because of its excellence.

suzzer99
02-17-2011, 03:41 PM
The last time I had Zarda's, I ate at the one on 87th street. Never again.

I grew up on Zarda's because I lived in Blue Springs and it was easy to get for family parties. Always pretty unremarkable.

RedNeckRaider
02-17-2011, 04:02 PM
Just outside of KC south aways is a place called Guy and Mae's. It is in Williamsburg Kansas. I would stack their ribs against anyones~

Stewie
02-17-2011, 04:12 PM
Just outside of KC south aways is a place called Guy and Mae's. It is in Williamsburg Kansas. I would stack their ribs against anyones~

If that's the joint SW or West of Ottawa I've heard good things.

RedNeckRaider
02-17-2011, 04:15 PM
If that's the joint SW or West of Ottawa I've heard good things.

11 miles south and a little west of Ottawa~

Stewie
02-17-2011, 04:20 PM
11 miles south and a little west of Ottawa~

I thought that might be the one. We have a group of Harley riders at work that make that a lunch destination during one of their weekend rides.

FishingRod
02-17-2011, 04:32 PM
All Good in their own way Except Rib crib. Ate at one in OK it was not good at all in my opinion. Bryant’s Sauce is pretty unique and I like it but more often I like something a little more on the sweet side. Most of these I would put a notch above the one I am going to mention but a ONE BEEF ONE FRY from Wyandotte BBQ hits the spot sometimes. Not a big fan of their sauce either but good FF and a nice big sammich. Have a bit of a soft spot for Hayward’s I grew up with them just down the street.

BigRedChief
02-17-2011, 10:55 PM
This thread should be pinned at the top because of its excellence.

Your welcome:rolleyes:

Count Alex's Losses
02-17-2011, 10:57 PM
After watching the guy at Oklahoma Joe's make burnt ends on Man vs. Food last night, I think next KC trip I have to stop there for a REAL burnt end sandwich. Stack's is just cubed brisket.

BigRedChief
02-17-2011, 11:04 PM
After watching the guy at Oklahoma Joe's make burnt ends on Man vs. Food last night, I think next KC trip I have to stop there for a REAL burnt end sandwich. Stack's is just cubed brisket.Damn good cubed brisket too!:thumb:

Fire Me Boy!
02-18-2011, 03:20 AM
After watching the guy at Oklahoma Joe's make burnt ends on Man vs. Food last night, I think next KC trip I have to stop there for a REAL burnt end sandwich. Stack's is just cubed brisket.

YES!!!

PBJ

Fire Me Boy!
02-18-2011, 03:21 AM
Damn good cubed brisket too!:thumb:

Agreed, if only they'd call it that. :harumph:

BigRedChief
11-24-2011, 07:36 PM
Back in town for a day. Which BBQ stand should I indulge after 18 months in the BBQ wasteland that is Florida?

jak112460
11-24-2011, 09:31 PM
Kansas City barbeque

http://economy.kansascity.com/?q=node/2070

<!-- END tabs --><!-- begin content -->New Orleans has its gumbo. Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks. Boston its seafood. And Kansas City’s culinary claim to fame? Barbecue of course!

And what barbecue, around 80 operations to choose from — spicy to sweet, bare bones dive to white tablecloth, heart of the city or afternoon drive in the country.

Here is the current list of establishments in and around KC. But barbecue fans beware, call ahead first to make sure they are open.
Got changes, additions or BBQ news? Send them to Joyce Smith at jsmith@kcstar.com (jsmith@kcstar.com)
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/Adams%20Rib%20Exterior.preview.jpg
Adam’s Rib BBQ
9148 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kan., 66212; 913-341-7427; www.adamsribkc.com (http://www.adamsribkc.com/)
Year opened: March 2009, but had previously operated in Overland Park from 1994 to 1995
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/bryants.jpgArthur Bryant's
Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque (three locations)
1727 Brooklyn Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 64127; 816-231-1123
Ameristar Casino, 3200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64141; 816-414-7474
The Legends at Village West, 1702 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 66111; 913-788-7500
www.arthurbryantsbbq.com (http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/)
Year opened: 1940 but traces its roots to the 1907
Bandana’s Bar-B-Q
4140 S. Noland Road, Independence, Mo., 64055; 816-373-7800; www.bandanasbbq.com (http://www.bandanasbbq.com/)
Year opened: The St. Louis area-based chain started 1996 and opened the Independence location in 2007
Bates City Barbeque (two locations)
6493 Quivira Road, Shawnee, Kan., 66216; 913-962-7447
201 E. Market St., Bates City, Mo., 64011; 816-625-4961
Year opened: 1976 in Bates City
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/bbs.jpgB.B's
B.B.’s Lawnside Bar-B-Q
1205 E. 85th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64131; 816-822-7427; www.bbslawnsidebbq.com (http://www.bbslawnsidebbq.com/)
Year opened: 1990
The BBQ Shack
1613 E. Peoria St., Paola, Kan., 66071; 913.294.5908; www.thebbqshack.com (http://www.thebbqshack.com/)
Year opened: 1997
Bee Cee’s Authentic Barbecue
10328 Blue Ridge Blvd.; Kansas City, Mo., 64134; 816-765-2480
Year opened: 2002
Big Papa’s Bar-B-Que
5827 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan., 66104; 913-287-5744
Year opened: 2004
Big Q Barbecue
2117 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan., 66106; 913-362-6980
Year opened: 1986
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/bit%20t's.jpg
Big T’s Bar-B-Q (two locations)
9409 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., 64138; 816-767-0905
6201 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., 64129; 816-923-2278
Year opened: 1993 in a different location
Brobeck’s BBQ
4615 Indian Creek Parkway, (106th and Roe Avenue), Overland Park, Kan., 66207; 913-901-9700; www.brobecksbbq.com (http://www.brobecksbbq.com/)
Year opened: 2007
Buffalo Bob’s BBQ Smokehouse
719 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kan., 66044; 785-841-6400
Year opened: 1977
Daniel’s Bar-B-Q (two locations)
215 West St., Tonganoxie, Kan., 66086; 913-369-2440
12200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, 66216l 913-248-4477
Year opened: 1996 in Edwardsville, Kan.
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/danny%20edwards.jpgDanny Edwards
Danny Edwards Famous Boulevard BBQ
2900 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo., 64108; (816) 283-0880
Year opened: 1983 at a different location
Depot Saloon
2706 N. Bell St., Avendon, Mo., 64117; 816-452-2100
Year opened: 1974
Earl Quick’s Bar-B-Q
1007 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan., 66103; 913-236-7228; www.quicksbbqandcatering.com (http://www.quicksbbqandcatering.com/)
Year opened: 1964
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/famous%20daves.jpgFamous Dave's
Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que
The Legends at Village West, 1320 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 66111; 913-334-8646
Kansas City Power & Light District, 131 E. 14th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106; 816-471-3700
www.famousdaves.com (http://www.famousdaves.com/)
Year opened: Minneapolis-based chain opened 1994 and opened its first area location opened at the Legends in 2003
Filling Station BBQ
333 S.E. Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64063; 816-347-0794
Year opened: 2000
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/jack's%20stack.preview.jpg
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue</B> (four locations)
13441 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64145; 816-942-9141
Country Club Plaza, 4747 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Mo., 64112; 816-531-7427
9520 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan., 66212; 913-385-7427
Freight House, 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City, Mo., 64108; 816.472-7427
www.jackstackbbq.com (http://www.jackstackbbq.com/)
Year opened: 1974 at the Holmes Road location, but the family traces its history to 1957 Smokestack BBQ
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/gates_0.jpg
Gates Bar-B-Q (six locations)
3205 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., 64110; 816-753-0828
1221 Brooklyn, Kansas City, Mo., 64127; 816-483-3880
2001 W. 103rd Terrace, Leawood, Kan., 66206; 913-383-1752
1026 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., 66101; 913-621-1134
10440 E. U.S. 40, Independence, Mo., 64055; 816-353-5880
1325 E. Emanuel Cleaver Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.; 816-531-7522
www.gatesbbq.com (http://www.gatesbbq.com/)
Year opened: 1946
Greedy Man’s Bar-B-Que & Grill
5536-A Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 64110; 816-523-4885
Year opened: 2009
Hawg Shed Bar-B-Que (two locations)
8 N. Central St., Buckner, Mo., 64016; 816-650-5626
727 S. Highway 13, Lexington, Mo., 64067; 660-259-2050
Year opened: 2006 in Buckner
Hayward’s Pit BBQ
11051 Antioch Road, Overland Park, Kan., 66210; 913-451-8080; www.haywardsbbq.com (http://www.haywardsbbq.com/)
Year founded: 1972 at a different location
Hickory Log Bar-B-Q
5047 Welborn Lane, Kansas City, Kan., 66104; 913-287-9560
Year opened: 1964
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/hillsdale.jpgHillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q
Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q
201 Frisco, Hillsdale, Kan., 66036; 913-783-4333
Year opened: 1989
Hog Wild Pig Crazy BBQ
6519 Parallel Parkway Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 66102; 913-788-4700
Year opened: 2007
Holy Smoke BBQ
240 N.W. Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64081; (816) 554-7427; www.holysmokekc.com (http://www.holysmokekc.com/)
Year opened: 2006
Johnny’s Hickory House BBQ (two locations)
5959 Broadmoor St., Mission, Kan., 66202; 913-432-0777
1375 W. Old 56 Highway, Olathe, Kan., 66061; 913-768-0777
www.johnnysbbq.net (http://www.johnnysbbq.net/)
Year opened: 1977 at a different location
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/kcmasterpiece.jpgKC Masterpiece
KC Masterpiece Barbeque & Grill
10985 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan., 66210; 913-345-2255; www.masterpiecebbq.com (http://www.masterpiecebbq.com/)
Year opened: 1987
K&M Bar-B-Q
603 N. Webster St., Spring Hill, Kan., 66083; 913-592-5145;
Year opened: 1991
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/lcs.preview.jpgL.C.'s
L.C.’s Barbeque
5800 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., 64129; 816-923-4484
Year opened: 1986
Mama Jo's BBQ
7201 N.E. Parvin Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64117; 816-455-3300
Year founded: 2002
Mr. Epps Famous Kansas City Barbeque
6666 Kaw Drive, Kansas City, Kan., 66111; 913-328-1711; www.eppsbbq.s5.com (http://www.eppsbbq.s5.com/)
Year opened: 2005
Oden’s Family BBQ
1302 N. Scott St., Belton, Mo., 64102; 816-322-3072
Year opened: 1988
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/oklahomajoes.jpgOklahoma Joe's
Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (two locations)
3002 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan., 66103; 913-722-3366
11950 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe, 66062; 913-782-6858
www.oklahomajoesbbq.com (http://www.oklahomajoesbbq.com/)
Year opened: 1996 at the KCK location
Outlaws Barbeque & Saloon
129 E. Washington St., Kearney, Mo., 64024; 816-628-6500
Year opened: 1994
Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que
11610 Kaw Drive, Bonner Springs, Kan., 66012; 913-422-4210; www.papabobsbbq.com (http://www.papabobsbbq.com/)
Year opened: 2007
Porky’s Blazin Bar-B-Q
9512 S. Buckner Tarsney Road, Grain Valley, Mo., 64029; 816-566-0203
Year opened: 2005
Quick’s 7th Street Bar-B-Q
709 Cheyenne Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 66105; 913-371-1599
Year founded: 1956
Red Shanty
2201 Highway 13, Higginsville, Mo., 64037; 660-584-2204; www.redshantycafe.com (http://www.redshantycafe.com/)
Year open: 2008
Rib Crib BBQ
19801 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, Mo., 64057; 816-795-5144
Year opened: Tulsa-based chain opened in 1997 and the Independence location opened in 2004
R&J BBQ
8401 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 66112; 913-299-1311
Year opened: 1987
RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack
5835 Lamar Ave., Mission, Kan., 66202; 913-262-7300;
www.rjsbbq.com (http://www.rjsbbq.com/)
Year founded: 2004
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/rosedale.jpgRosedale BBQ
Rosedale BBQ
600 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan., 66103; 913-262-0343
Year founded: 1934
Smokebox BBQ Cafe
Tiffany Landing, 10020 N.W. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64153; 816-891-8011
Year founded: 1994
Smokehouse BBQ (four locations)
19000 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo., 64054; 816-795-5555
6304 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, Mo., 64118; 816-454-4500
7121 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kan., 66223; 913-685-1717
Zona Rosa, 8451 N.W. Prairie View Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64153; 816-587-3337; www.smokehousebbq.com (http://www.smokehousebbq.com/)
Year founded: 1986
Smokestack BBQ
8920 Wornall Road, 64114; 816-444-5542; www.kcsmokestackbbq.com (http://www.kcsmokestackbbq.com/)
Year opened: 1957 at another location
Smokey’s BBQ and Café
510 Main St., Wellsville, Kan., 66092; 785-883-4119
Year opened: 2000
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/smokin%20guns.preview.jpgSmokin' Guns
Smokin’ Guns BBQ Restaurant and Catering
1218 Swift St., North Kansas City, Mo., 64116; 816-221-2535; www.smokingunsbbq.com (http://www.smokingunsbbq.com/)
Year founded: 2003
Smokin’ Joe’s Bar-B-Q
519 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, 66061; 913-780-5511; www.smokinjoesbbqolathe.com (http://www.smokinjoesbbqolathe.com/)
Year opened: 1989
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Snead’s Bar B-Q
1001 E. 171st St., Belton, Mo., 64012; 816-331-7979
Year opened: 1956
Summit Hickory Pit BBQ
1012 S.E. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, 64063; 816-246-4434
Year founded: 1992 at a different Lee’s Summit location
Wabash BBQ
646 S. Kansas City Ave., Excelsior Springs, Mo., 64024; 816-630-7700; www.wabashbbq.com (http://www.wabashbbq.com/)
Year opened: 1997
We B Smokin’
32580 Airport Road, Paola, Kan., 66071; 913-256-6802; ttp://www.webesmokin.com (http://www.webesmokin.com/)
Year opened: 2001
Winslow’s KC-Style Barbeque
City Market, 20 E. Fifth St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106; 816-471-7427; www.winslowsbbq.com (http://www.winslowsbbq.com/)
Year opened: 1971
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/woodyard.preview.jpgWoodyard Bar-B-Que
Woodyard Bar-B-Que
3001 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan., 66106; 913-362-8000; www.woodyardbbq.com (http://www.woodyardbbq.com/)
Year opened: 2005 but the family has had it as a side business to their wood yard since 1950
Wyandot B-B-Q (two locations)
8441 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 66112; 913-788-7554
7215 W. 75th St., Overland Park, Kan.; 66204; 913-341-0609
Year opened: 1977 at the KCK location
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/zarda.jpg
Zarda Bar-B-Q (two locations)
214 N. Missouri 7, Blue Springs, Mo., 816-229-9999
11931 W. 87th St., Lenexa, Kan., 66215; 913-492-2330; www.zarda.com (http://www.zarda.com/)
Year founded: 1979

Poll just took the most often mentioned as the best. Listed alphabetically. You can only choose one choice and its a public poll.

Iam from Overland Park and I have lived in the desert literally and figuratively when it comes to BBQ. I now live in Mesa AZ. The BBQ is fair at best. One or two places are ok. I will be in town mid December and i will hit every place I can and get my fill. If you guys had only three choices which three would you choose? I have not been back to KC for over three years and that was completely filled with family stuff. This year I will be doing my own thing.

SPchief
11-24-2011, 09:39 PM
Back in town for a day. Which BBQ stand should I indulge after 18 months in the BBQ wasteland that is Florida?

OK Joes, and get there early

memyselfI
11-24-2011, 10:49 PM
Johnny's is the best. Hands down. I'm not a big meat eater but that place turns me into a carnivore.

BigRedChief
11-24-2011, 11:34 PM
OK Joes, and get there early

Yeah, going to have to hit OK joes and at least Jack stack :thumb:

evolve27
11-25-2011, 03:42 AM
Yeah, going to have to hit OK joes and at least Jack stack :thumb:

OK Joes and LC's are the ones to try. Burnt ends!

OzarksChiefsFan
11-25-2011, 06:47 AM
I had to vote for Bryants. To me Bryants put KC BBQ on the map. While it has slipped at


the other locations at the original location it's still pretty good. I love a lot of the others


too but many of them would not even be in business if not for Bryants. I have very fond


memories of Byrants over the years and they are the only BBQ place in KC that is known


nationwide. Like Buck O'Neil, Arthur Bryant is a KC legend.

kysirsoze
11-25-2011, 08:41 AM
The original Bryant's is just amazing. The burnt end sandwich haunts my dreams. Jack Stack is solid across the board, but other than their beans, there's not something there that really blows me away.

To my shame, I've not had OK Joes. I didn't even know about it till I had moved from KC and on my trips home, I haven't been able to make it there. I hear it's fantastic so I can't wait to try it finally.

evolve27
11-25-2011, 08:45 AM
The original Bryant's is just amazing. The burnt end sandwich haunts my dreams. Jack Stack is solid across the board, but other than their beans, there's not something there that really blows me away.

To my shame, I've not had OK Joes. I didn't even know about it till I had moved from KC and on my trips home, I haven't been able to make it there. I hear it's fantastic so I can't wait to try it finally.

It's gonna be life changing. If I had lived closer to OK Joes when I lived in KC, then I swear I would have added a solid 50 lbs., ha

htismaqe
11-25-2011, 08:54 AM
The original Bryant's is just amazing. The burnt end sandwich haunts my dreams. Jack Stack is solid across the board, but other than their beans, there's not something there that really blows me away.

THIS.

Had burnt end sandwiches at Bryant's the last 2 times through KC and they're easily my favorite now...

Bill Lundberg
11-25-2011, 10:23 AM
Has anyone ever had Brobecks BBQ off of 105th and Roe? They have great pulled pork, and I'm guessing it gets put through a blender/food processor. It's very good, I should also mention Fritz's Smoked Meats as a local favorite for lunch.

Rudy lost the toss
11-25-2011, 10:30 AM
I'm flying into KC for the first time in just a few hours. My sister and BIL moved to Overland Park in June. I have a feeling I'm getting Oklahoma joe's for my first KC BBQ experience, but we'll see.

NewChief
11-25-2011, 10:34 AM
I'm flying into KC for the first time in just a few hours. My sister and BIL moved to Overland Park in June. I have a feeling I'm getting Oklahoma joe's for my first KC BBQ experience, but we'll see.

Just a tip (from when I went to the Olathe location):

Depending on when you're going, it might be a good idea to call ahead and order out. I went last Thanksgiving, and it was about a 1.5 hour wait to sit down. The parking lot was insane (thanks to Black Friday BS, and the location being in a huge shopping area). I called and ordered it to go, pulled up, let someone out to grab the food and pay, and we were back home eating 10 minutes later.

Rudy lost the toss
11-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Just a tip (from when I went to the Olathe location):

Depending on when you're going, it might be a good idea to call ahead and order out. I went last Thanksgiving, and it was about a 1.5 hour wait to sit down. The parking lot was insane (thanks to Black Friday BS, and the location being in a huge shopping area). I called and ordered it to go, pulled up, let someone out to grab the food and pay, and we were back home eating 10 minutes later.

Thanks. I always prefer to-go. I'll try and use this info to convince the fam.

RockChalk
11-25-2011, 10:52 AM
Just a tip (from when I went to the Olathe location):

Depending on when you're going, it might be a good idea to call ahead and order out. I went last Thanksgiving, and it was about a 1.5 hour wait to sit down. The parking lot was insane (thanks to Black Friday BS, and the location being in a huge shopping area). I called and ordered it to go, pulled up, let someone out to grab the food and pay, and we were back home eating 10 minutes later.

Pretty much the only way I ever get OK Joes. Even on 'normal' days, they are usually pretty damn busy

cookster50
11-25-2011, 11:37 AM
Went to a couple Lee's Summit locations.

Q's BBQ downtown by the post office. Had the brisket, the brisket was pretty good, but the sauce was terrible, just terrible. Tasted more like chili and it was hot. Not my kind of sauce.

Hickory Pit BBQ - Oh my, all I tasted was smoke. Smoke smoke smoke and more smoke. Screw that.

Any good Q in LS?

Stewie
11-25-2011, 11:43 AM
Went to a couple Lee's Summit locations.

Q's BBQ downtown by the post office. Had the brisket, the brisket was pretty good, but the sauce was terrible, just terrible. Tasted more like chili and it was hot. Not my kind of sauce.

Hickory Pit BBQ - Oh my, all I tasted was smoke. Smoke smoke smoke and more smoke. Screw that.

Any good Q in LS?

I've never eaten there, but I've heard good things about Filling Station BBQ.

BigRedChief
11-25-2011, 11:02 PM
Just a tip (from when I went to the Olathe location):

Depending on when you're going, it might be a good idea to call ahead and order out. I went last Thanksgiving, and it was about a 1.5 hour wait to sit down. The parking lot was insane (thanks to Black Friday BS, and the location being in a huge shopping area). I called and ordered it to go, pulled up, let someone out to grab the food and pay, and we were back home eating 10 minutes later.We waited an hour and that was at 1:00 pm. The line was out the door and down the strip malls sidewalk and around the building.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6403160345_982889c7c9_z.jpg

BigRedChief
11-25-2011, 11:04 PM
I've never eaten there, but I've heard good things about Filling Station BBQ.If you like the sweet BBQ its top shelf. Been there more times than I can count. Brisket is off the hook.

BigRedChief
11-25-2011, 11:11 PM
Pretty much the only way I ever get OK Joes. Even on 'normal' days, they are usually pretty damn busyBut its worth it. Got the jumbo pulled pork and the best fries I've had in the world. Took a slab of ribs, 1lb of brisket and a 1/2 lb of pulled pork home for dinner. Take it home cold from OK Joes and heat it up in the oven and you get to have some of the best if not the best BBQ on the planet.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6403157867_5f0d1c3c70_z.jpg

DomerNKC
11-25-2011, 11:57 PM
Anyone? Bueller?their burnt ends are incredible!

Simply Red
11-26-2011, 12:14 AM
I haven't been to all, been years since AB's - I DO like Zarda, but they're inconsistent. Gates is the best I've had off of the list, and they do it right far more than wrong. I stay simple w/ ham and beef on Wonder bread, something about BBQ ham just really does if for me.

I've moved from pussy heaven and literally rode north on P'Tree Street about six mis. I'm in a town known as Chamblee Ga. Pig & Chick as well as the 'Old Brick Pit' are right around the corner, Old Brick Pit is pure garbage.

Georgia has absolutely no clue how to BBQ.

Simply Red
11-26-2011, 12:18 AM
We waited an hour and that was at 1:00 pm. The line was out the door and down the strip malls sidewalk and around the building.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6403160345_982889c7c9_z.jpg

I'd love to go there.

Fish
11-26-2011, 12:47 AM
I live 5 minutes away from OK Joes. Grab some and take it back home for lunch pretty often. Most times when I'm wanting some, I'll take a late lunch break around 1:30 or 2:00. Usually no line then. Z-man and fries...

And Rosedale disc golf course is just a few blocks north. Grab some good BBQ and work it off with a nice round of disc golf.

Bliss..

MOhillbilly
11-26-2011, 09:57 AM
Is the place across from longboards any good?

GloryDayz
11-26-2011, 10:16 AM
Iam from Overland Park and I have lived in the desert literally and figuratively when it comes to BBQ. I now live in Mesa AZ. The BBQ is fair at best. One or two places are ok. I will be in town mid December and i will hit every place I can and get my fill. If you guys had only three choices which three would you choose? I have not been back to KC for over three years and that was completely filled with family stuff. This year I will be doing my own thing.

1) A.B. (Brooklyn Ave only)
2) Fiorella's (Holmes only)
3) Gates (either 40 Hwy or State Line Rd)

BigRedChief
11-26-2011, 06:24 PM
1) A.B. (Brooklyn Ave only)
2) Fiorella's (Holmes only)
3) Gates (either 40 Hwy or State Line Rd)

The inability to duplicate superior food in other locations may be why only have regional BBQ joints and no nationwide "McDonald's" type chain of BBQ shacks exist.

Demonpenz
11-26-2011, 06:55 PM
I had johnnys BBQ the other day. Not much smoke but tender ok flavor.

GloryDayz
11-26-2011, 08:55 PM
The inability to duplicate superior food in other locations may be why only have regional BBQ joints and no nationwide "McDonald's" type chain of BBQ shacks exist.

They all cook a LOT of BBQ everyday, and it's all good, but I prefer local "friendly" competitions... We only meet-up a couple of times a year, but it's amazing food. That being said, those places listed are the ones I find have consistently great BBQ. Oklahoma Joe's is good, but way too far away for me to go to on a regular basis, so I'm not dissing them, just going to something closer..

Great Expectations
11-26-2011, 11:33 PM
1) A.B. (Brooklyn Ave only)
2) Fiorella's (Holmes only)
3) Gates (either 40 Hwy or State Line Rd)

I used to agree with this and then I went to OK Joes. The three on your list are pretty interchangeable IMO. The gap between OK Joes and anyone else is very wide.

burt
11-27-2011, 07:47 AM
I used to agree with this and then I went to OK Joes. The three on your list are pretty interchangeable IMO. The gap between OK Joes and anyone else is very wide.

um, no.

1) Jack Stack
2) Bryants....and a very close #2 at that
3) OK Joes....after a wide margin

Simply Red
11-27-2011, 11:45 AM
Jack Stack is more Q-cuisine, than 'in your face' smoked meats and messy Q.

I don't think it's an even battle-field while comparing JS to the Gates and AB's. Just an entirely different institution.

Simply Red
11-27-2011, 11:47 AM
While grading out, I think JackStack belongs on the steakhouse 'full of atmosphere' report card, NOT in w/ the KC's own BBQ mainstays.

SPchief
11-27-2011, 02:07 PM
JackStack is awful

burt
11-27-2011, 02:32 PM
While grading out, I think JackStacks belongs on the steakhouse 'full of atmosphere' report card, NOT in w/ the KC's own BBQ mainstays.

we can agree to disagree.

burt
11-27-2011, 02:33 PM
JackStack is awful

and we can agree that you are full of shit.

KCUnited
11-27-2011, 02:50 PM
While grading out, I think JackStack belongs on the steakhouse 'full of atmosphere' report card, NOT in w/ the KC's own BBQ mainstays.

Touristque

BigRedChief
11-27-2011, 02:51 PM
and we can agree that you are full of shit.SPChief is on an island by himself with an misinformed opinion that JS sucks.

Simply Red
11-27-2011, 02:53 PM
It tastes good, sure.

But it's not in there w/ the others, for true representation.

Ever been to Smokey Bones owned by the Olive Garden? it's pretty much the same as what I recall my experience w/ Jack Stack, was. JS was better, but their approach to bbq was/is about the same thing. JMO

burt
11-27-2011, 02:56 PM
Touristque

I am a tourist then.

burt
11-27-2011, 02:57 PM
But it's not in there w/ the others, for true representation.


agree to disagree.

Simply Red
11-27-2011, 03:03 PM
agree to disagree.

I agree to disagree, I'm fine w/ that. I'll probably catch some shit for my claim. And please don't get it twisted, JS was good.

Gates=must try, true representation of the regions signature plate. slaw, beans and all.
AB's=must try, true representation of the regions signature plate. potato-salad, beans and all.

JS=ok sure - if you want an acoustically balanced upscale dinning room experience, w/ sides like cheesy-corn.

BigRedChief
11-27-2011, 03:03 PM
It tastes good, sure.

But it's not in there w/ the others, for true representation.

Ever been to Smokey Bones owned by the Olive Garden? it's pretty much the same as what I recall my experience w/ Jack Stack, was. JS was better, but their approach to bbq was/is about the same thing. JMOIMHO, JS's Burnt Ends/Cubed brisket with chessy corn and beans is the best single plate of BBQ on the Planet. :harumph:

But if you want to talk the best BBQ from the total menu and after my recent visit......I'll listen to arguments for OK Joe's.

Simply Red
11-27-2011, 03:07 PM
IMHO, JS's Burnt Ends/Cubed brisket with chessy corn and beans is the best single plate of BBQ on the Planet. :harumph:

But if you want to talk the best BBQ from the total menu and after my recent visit......I'll listen to arguments for OK Joe's.

I've been to jack stack only once. I'd love to try Oklahoma Joes, for sure.

burt
11-27-2011, 03:11 PM
IMHO, JS's Burnt Ends/Cubed brisket with chessy corn and beans is the best single plate of BBQ on the Planet. :harumph:

But if you want to talk the best BBQ from the total menu and after my recent visit......I'll listen to arguments for OK Joe's.

I've had both numerous times. For my taste, JS>OKJ's. By far.

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 03:11 PM
I love BBQ threads and opinions, there's just no way to really lose (unless you end up having to try that nothing-but-shit BBQ they have in TexAss [heavy on the Ass!!!])... I know when I get back from Sandy Eggo this coming Friday, I'm going to try to swing WAY OUT OF MY WAY and stop by Oklahoma Joe's...

Stewie
11-27-2011, 03:14 PM
I have an old video starring Jeff Stehney about cooking Q. It's interesting because it reveals secrets about how he does it. That being said, I'm sure he had to modify what he did in competitions to satisfy his customers at OK Joe's.

Stewie
11-27-2011, 03:16 PM
I've had both numerous times. For my taste, JS>OKJ's. By far.

Nope!

burt
11-27-2011, 03:29 PM
Nope!

you can't negate "my taste".......

For my taste

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 03:45 PM
you can't negate "my taste".......

That's what she said!

burt
11-27-2011, 03:51 PM
That's what she said!

LMAO:pLMAO

Great Expectations
11-27-2011, 03:57 PM
Some places might have a sig item (beans at JS) that is better than the same thing at Joes, but Joes does everything great. Their pulled pork/sausage/brisket/ribs are better than anyone elses.

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 04:04 PM
Some places might have a sig item (beans at JS) that is better than the same thing at Joes, but Joes does everything great. Their pulled pork/sausage/brisket/ribs are better than anyone elses.

I'm sure if you print this thread and show them at the register, they'll charge you the same amount "irregardless" (my new favorite non-word!!!) of your saying such nice things...

And I'm not sure I'd agree that beans or fries are ever a good reason to pick a BBQ place as the "best" BBQ.. Now, if we ever have a best "beans" or "fries" or "bathroom" or "girl at the register" thread (feel free to start onbe!!), go for it, tells us about their beans... BBQ is about the meat, not the fluff. If not, let argue who has softer napkins...

Stewie
11-27-2011, 04:07 PM
I'm sure if you print this thread and show them at the register, they'll charge you the same amount "irregardless" (my new favorite non-word!!!) of your saying such nice things...

And I'm not sure I'd agree that beans or fries are ever a good reason to pick a BBQ place as the "best" BBQ.. Now, if we ever have a best "beans" or "fries" or "bathroom" or "girl at the register" thread (feel free to start onbe!!), go for it, tells us about their beans... BBQ is about the meat, not the fluff. If not, let argue who has softer napkins...

Huh? You can always tell a great BBQ restaurant by their beans. It's BBQ 101. It's integral to the meat.

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 04:10 PM
Huh? You can always tell a great BBQ restaurant by their beans. It's BBQ 101. It's integral to the meat.

Sorry, I skip the beans, and the fries (well I do eat a few), but except for the bacon in the beans, or maybe the burnt ends, I'm not really interested.

Stewie
11-27-2011, 04:12 PM
Sorry, I skip the beans, and the fries (well I do eat a few), but except for the bacon in the beans, or maybe the burnt ends, I'm not really interested.

So, you just order meat?

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 04:16 PM
So, you just order meat?

Yes, ususally. If I'm with the family, they order enough of the other junk to give me a taste, but I'm usually unimpressed. Now the Gates fries are good, but thay're like the last thing I need. Hey, even at the WH I replace the hash browns with tomatoes... It's horrible, but I'd rather do that then have to medicate some day...

Plus, if the BBQ is good, it's not hard to skip the fillers...

Fire Me Boy!
11-27-2011, 04:26 PM
and we can agree that you are full of shit.

Jack Stack is mediocre. Now, even bad barbecue is good barbecue, but Jack Stack is barbecue for people that eat with forks.

I have a long-standing problem with Jack Stack, mainly because of their "burnt ends." They're just not burnt ends.

Their beans are damn tasty, though.

burt
11-27-2011, 04:39 PM
Jack Stack is mediocre.

SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

Stewie
11-27-2011, 04:40 PM
Yes, ususally. If I'm with the family, they order enough of the other junk to give me a taste, but I'm usually unimpressed. Now the Gates fries are good, but thay're like the last thing I need. Hey, even at the WH I replace the hash browns with tomatoes... It's horrible, but I'd rather do that then have to medicate some day...

Plus, if the BBQ is good, it's not hard to skip the fillers...

But the meat is what's going to make you medicate some day.

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 04:42 PM
But the meat is what's going to make you medicate some day.

Not like fries.... Plus, it's not like I eat BBQ every night... Oh, that reminds me, I need to tend to the ribs!!! :)

Stewie
11-27-2011, 04:45 PM
Not like fries.... Plus, it's not like I eat BBQ every night... Oh, that reminds me, I need to tend to the ribs!!! :)

Fries are worse than fatty meat? Where did you dream that up?

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 04:48 PM
Fries are worse than fatty meat? Where did you dream that up?

Here...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41828

Now show me a "fries are healthy" web site..

Stewie
11-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Here...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41828

Now show me a "fries are healthy" web site..

Where are fries mentioned in that link?

GloryDayz
11-27-2011, 05:12 PM
Where are fries mentioned in that link?

It's not, I provided a "brisket is healthy" page and I'm asking you to provide a "fries are healthy" thread. I'm not sold that red meat is "that" bad for you (in moderation). So skip the fries and eat the brisket... :thumb:

It's either that or you're going to be stuck with turkey burgers and veggies until you die of being bored and farting... :banghead:

BigRedChief
11-28-2011, 07:32 PM
Huh? You can always tell a great BBQ restaurant by their beans. It's BBQ 101. It's integral to the meat.I was surprised at the low quality of the beans at OK Joe's.

DaveNull
11-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Along with the inverse of Jack's Stack beans with the rest of their bbq.

thurman merman
11-28-2011, 11:23 PM
BB's Lawnside BBQ is completely terrible. Why the hell did three people vote for that shithole?

thurman merman
11-28-2011, 11:28 PM
Iam from Overland Park and I have lived in the desert literally and figuratively when it comes to BBQ. I now live in Mesa AZ. The BBQ is fair at best. One or two places are ok. I will be in town mid December and i will hit every place I can and get my fill. If you guys had only three choices which three would you choose? I have not been back to KC for over three years and that was completely filled with family stuff. This year I will be doing my own thing.

1. Oklahoma Joe's
2. Arthur Bryant's
3. L.C.'s

SLAG
11-29-2011, 12:55 AM
I'm Just gonna leave this right here:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/316733_145720698865307_100002821348720_173131_1298031360_n.jpg

BigRedChief
11-29-2011, 10:45 PM
I'm Just gonna leave this right here:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/316733_145720698865307_100002821348720_173131_1298031360_n.jpg
Where is that plate from?

Boon
11-29-2011, 10:57 PM
Mine is pretty good.
And the price way better.

Simply Red
11-29-2011, 11:22 PM
Zarda's ribs are horrible. Great beans, good sanwich meat. I used to work in the Blue Springs location. Mike Zarda is an asshole.

not sure if i ever mentioned this - but I too worked there CoMo. And yes he is.

suzzer99
11-29-2011, 11:26 PM
I'm Just gonna leave this right here:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/316733_145720698865307_100002821348720_173131_1298031360_n.jpg

Meat needs more sauce and that better not be ketchup on those fries.

|Zach|
11-30-2011, 12:26 AM
As I have lived in KC a while longer and tried more places I find there is a give and take between something being very good and very consistent.

AB's is my favorite place..but they simply are not always good. They are weak in the consistency department...but when it is on I love it.

I live right by OKJ's now and it is always good but I don't really see it that high above other places...at least as far as how popular it is these days except for their ribs. Their ribs are simply exceptional and no matter what you get OKJ is consistently quite good.

Fairplay
11-30-2011, 01:55 AM
Zarda's isn't worthy of an honorable mention.

Fairplay
11-30-2011, 02:00 AM
While Danny Edwards BBQ sauce isn't the best i will say they cook the best beef brisket i have ever tasted. Check it out.

SLAG
11-30-2011, 12:14 PM
Where is that plate from?

Johnnys BBQ

Dayze
11-30-2011, 12:18 PM
I need to try Johnny's again. I got a sammich from them a while back, and it sucked. it was two pieces of plain white bread, and smothered in sauce. I like sauce, don't get me wrong, but the sauce turned the plain bread into a pink dough mess.

meat was decent though; although I was irritated about the bread so it was hard to enjoy the rest of it. I'll give it a shot again though.

BigRedChief
03-14-2012, 06:28 AM
National magazine says KC BBQ ranks behind Texas and Memphis.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/america-s-best-bbq-cities.html?page=all

grandllamajr
03-14-2012, 06:30 AM
You missed a pretty damn good one on the list up there (Not the Poll) Wabash in Excelsior Springs, MO

Edit...I just completely over looked it, my bad.

lcarus
03-14-2012, 06:31 AM
I like LC's. Love the big fries. Love the burnt ends and turkey sandwich. Love the sauce. The place is a shithole and the service is the most unfriendly I've probably ever had at an eating establishment, but it's good so I keep coming back. Even though I could get shot, I've been there dozens of times and haven't had any problems yet.

The only time I ate at Arthur Bryants was the one at the casino lol. It was utter shit. I can't judge off of that location though obviously. Gotta try the real thing next time.

LC's opened a restaurant in Olathe or Overland Park a long time ago. I believe it's gone now. It was awful. Gotta have that rundown burnt out black smoker that looks like it was a set piece in Nightmare On Elm Street. Just not the same without it.

BigRedChief
03-14-2012, 06:39 AM
You missed a pretty damn good one on the list up there (Not the Poll) Wabash in Excelsior Springs, MO

Edit...I just completely over looked it, my bad.yeah, we went up there to stay in the hotel and stumbled upon the Wabash. Damn good grub. Love their sauce.

grandllamajr
03-14-2012, 06:42 AM
What was a Wabash BBQ in E.C. before it was Wabash BBQ?

I have lived in Excelsior my whole life up until 1 month ago and as far as I know, it has always been Wabash.

grandllamajr
03-14-2012, 06:49 AM
yeah, we went up there to stay in the hotel and stumbled upon the Wabash. Damn good grub. Love their sauce.

The scary thing about Wabash is they actually have gone down in quality and is still damn good...FUCK THIS THREAD it makes me miss home there is nothing for BBQ out here and I feel sacrilegious because of where I work (Famous Daves BTW) and it blows compared to my KC BBQ but it is better than nothing I guess....oh wait I own a smoker!

lcarus
03-14-2012, 06:50 AM
The scary thing about Wabash is they actually have gone down in quality and is still damn good...FUCK THIS THREAD it makes me miss home there is nothing for BBQ out here and I feel sacrilegious because of where I work (Famous Daves BTW) and it blows compared to my KC BBQ but it is better than nothing I guess....oh wait I own a smoker!

Yeah I know the feeling. The BBQ in Tulsa is dog shit compared to KC. I need to get up there QUICK lol.

BigRedChief
03-14-2012, 06:56 AM
Yeah I know the feeling. The BBQ in Tulsa is dog shit compared to KC. I need to get up there QUICK lol.nlm you both. Florida can't produce top grade BBQ. I'm in a BBQ wasteland. I don't understand their issue.

At least my cheater smoker can produce better tasting meat than I can buy for any amount of money around these parts.

lcarus
03-14-2012, 06:58 AM
nlm you both. Florida can't produce top grade BBQ. I'm in a BBQ wasteland. I don't understand their issue.

At least my cheater smoker can produce better tasting meat than I can buy for any amount of money around these parts.

Lol, Tulsa is pretty bad too. There's only one place I've tried down here that I've even considered eating more than once. It's a new place called Action Erection BBQ. Pretty good ribs. At least I'm closer to KC than you are though.

grandllamajr
03-14-2012, 07:22 AM
nlm you both. Florida can't produce top grade BBQ. I'm in a BBQ wasteland. I don't understand their issue.

At least my cheater smoker can produce better tasting meat than I can buy for any amount of money around these parts.

I know my KC BBQ and if it comes down to it I will just get me some hickory and a big ass brisket.

Predarat
03-14-2012, 09:08 AM
National magazine says KC BBQ ranks behind Texas and Memphis.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/america-s-best-bbq-cities.html?page=all

Texas = pretty close. Memphis = bullshit.

Dayze
03-14-2012, 09:13 AM
I think Gates gets a free pass as a de facto place for good BBQ.

I had tons of other great BBQ around town either by a home smoker/BBQer, or hole in the wall place.

Gates is severely overrated, IMO.

BigChiefFan
03-14-2012, 09:20 AM
Lol, Tulsa is pretty bad too. There's only one place I've tried down here that I've even considered eating more than once. It's a new place called Action Erection BBQ. Pretty good ribs. At least I'm closer to KC than you are though.

You should look for a place called Knotty Pine BBQ. I'm not sure if it's still there, but it's actually pretty damn good BBQ, at least it was back in the day.

burt
03-14-2012, 09:28 AM
nlm you both. Florida can't produce top grade BBQ. I'm in a BBQ wasteland. I don't understand their issue.

At least my cheater smoker can produce better tasting meat than I can buy for any amount of money around these parts.

Up til now I would agree with ya, but downtown Sarasota has a BBQ joint called Nancy's. The brisket it awesome and the beans are fine! Worth the trip for ya BRC. Hell, I'd meet ya there.

I would say it's the best in Fla. but that wouldn't really be saying much, would it?

Predarat
03-14-2012, 10:01 AM
What happened to Bucks BBQ in Wichita? It used to be pretty good, that was many years ago but its gone now. When I lived there it was always packed. It may have went downhill or the economy in Wichita might have severely hurt business.

Fire Me Boy!
03-14-2012, 10:01 AM
I think Gates gets a free pass as a de facto place for good BBQ.

I had tons of other great BBQ around town either by a home smoker/BBQer, or hole in the wall place.

Gates is severely overrated, IMO.

Gates is best for burnt ends. That's it. But their burnt ends are awesome.

BigRedChief
03-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Up til now I would agree with ya, but downtown Sarasota has a BBQ joint called Nancy's. The brisket it awesome and the beans are fine! Worth the trip for ya BRC. Hell, I'd meet ya there.

I would say it's the best in Fla. but that wouldn't really be saying much, would it?
Sounds good!

Reaper16
03-14-2012, 02:20 PM
I have lived in Excelsior my whole life up until 1 month ago and as far as I know, it has always been Wabash.
It was a few different businesses before it was Wabash BBQ. I think that building has only housed the BBQ joint since 1995 or '96.

melbar
03-14-2012, 02:28 PM
You sure 95 or 96? I graduated and left, but I visited my folks many times before they passed away and it seems much later that Wabash arrived? I only got to try it once myself years ago. Is the consensus that its pretty good?

Reaper16
03-14-2012, 02:31 PM
You sure 95 or 96? I graduated and left, but I visited my folks many times before they passed away and it seems much later that Wabash arrived? I only got to try it once myself years ago. Is the consensus that its pretty good?
It may be 97-98, come to think of it.

It used to be pretty damn good. I haven't had a good meal there in years, though. Their sauce still rules.

melbar
03-14-2012, 02:33 PM
Texas = pretty close. Memphis = bullshit.

I've toured all over the states and they're crazy to rank KC behind anyone. All bias aside. You want some pure sacrilidge swill bbq, try that North Carolina chopped mustard crap....blech!

I'm in Branson now....nothin!

melbar
03-14-2012, 02:37 PM
I should've visited when I was in town a couple months ago. Had been a few years since I'd been to the ES. Cool to see another former "mineral water" townie!

Stewie
03-14-2012, 03:35 PM
National magazine says KC BBQ ranks behind Texas and Memphis.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/america-s-best-bbq-cities.html?page=all

My first stop on anything related to culinary advice is US News and World Report. :rolleyes:

tooge
03-14-2012, 03:36 PM
food and wine magazine says to invest in t bills.

Stewie
03-14-2012, 03:38 PM
food and wine magazine says to invest in t bills.

ROFL

BigRedChief
03-15-2012, 04:38 AM
I've toured all over the states and they're crazy to rank KC behind anyone. All bias aside. You want some pure sacrilidge swill bbq, try that North Carolina chopped mustard crap....blech!

I'm in Branson now....nothin!I just don't get the Carolina mustard BBQ. To each their own I guess. :hmmm:

jspchief
03-15-2012, 05:17 AM
I just don't get the Carolina mustard BBQ. To each their own I guess. :hmmm:

Carolina sauce is usually more vinegar based. And its very good on a pulled pork sammich. But its apples and oranges comparing it to a traditional KC sauce.

NewChief
03-15-2012, 08:13 AM
Carolina sauce is usually more vinegar based. And its very good on a pulled pork sammich. But its apples and oranges comparing it to a traditional KC sauce.

I like just about any kind of BBQ, and I think most sauces are at least interesting and edible. I'm not huge on super sweet molasses sauces, and I actually prefer the yellow/vinegar style to them.

I like places that have multiple sauces to get different flavors to dip fries or bread in. My favorite sauces tend to have some spice to them, though.

Mr_Tomahawk
03-15-2012, 08:17 AM
K&M

...I am a bit biased though as I live within a couple of miles of it. :)

Dayze
03-15-2012, 08:39 AM
K&M

...I am a bit biased though as I live within a couple of miles of it. :)

honestly, that is one of my favorites and I'm about 30 minutes or so away.

I'll go there over Gates any day. (and I'm about 5 minutes from Gates)

Dartgod
04-16-2012, 08:33 AM
Has anyone tried The Rub barbecue in Olathe? They are close by where I work and opened a few months ago. I've eaten there twice and they put out some quality Q.

KCUnited
04-16-2012, 08:39 AM
Has anyone tried The Rub barbecue in Olathe? They are close by where I work and opened a few months ago. I've eaten there twice and they put out some quality Q.

A lot of folks at my work talk it up, but most of them consider a crock pot full of lil smokies drowning in KC Masterpiece acceptable food day fare.

Plus, there's this.

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=258482

From The Pitch.

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/the-rub-brobecks-biemers-barbecue/Content?oid=2762918

BigRedChief
04-16-2012, 08:03 PM
A lot of folks at my work talk it up, but most of them consider a crock pot full of lil smokies drowning in KC Masterpiece acceptable food day fare.
:hmmm: thats quite the powerful endorsement.

thurman merman
04-16-2012, 10:40 PM
I miss Fat Charlie's. :(

BigRedChief
10-21-2012, 05:26 PM
There is a new BBQ place that has entered into the KC market. Jon Russels BBQ. He has won the American Royal BBQ contest several times and decided to open his own restaurant. He's a buddy of Cosmic Pal. At last weeks game in tampa we had him ship us some BBQ for the tailgate.

The brisket was the best I've ever had anywhere. The sausage was right up there too. And remember we had our tailgate two days after it was shipped to us. It's a good assumption that its even better fresh.

Just a heads up to the KC BBQ fans.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8088142761_b8e8e6a91b_c.jpghttp://www.jonrussellsbbq.com/

theelusiveeightrop
10-21-2012, 05:30 PM
Practically lived on Rosedale's as a student in the late 80's.

DaKCMan AP
10-21-2012, 05:33 PM
There is a new BBQ place that has entered into the KC market. Jon Russels BBQ. He has won the American Royal BBQ contest several times and decided to open his own restaurant. He's a buddy of Cosmic Pal. At last weeks game in tampa we had him ship us some BBQ for the tailgate.

The brisket was the best I've ever had anywhere. The sausage was right up there too. And remember we had our tailgate two days after it was shipped to us. It's a good assumption that its even better fresh.

Just a heads up to the KC BBQ fans.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8088142761_b8e8e6a91b_c.jpghttp://www.jonrussellsbbq.com/


It was DaKCMan AP certified Awesome. :thumb:

mnchiefsguy
10-21-2012, 05:35 PM
There is a new BBQ place that has entered into the KC market. Jon Russels BBQ. He has won the American Royal BBQ contest several times and decided to open his own restaurant. He's a buddy of Cosmic Pal. At last weeks game in tampa we had him ship us some BBQ for the tailgate.

The brisket was the best I've ever had anywhere. The sausage was right up there too. And remember we had our tailgate two days after it was shipped to us. It's a good assumption that its even better fresh.

Just a heads up to the KC BBQ fans.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8088142761_b8e8e6a91b_c.jpghttp://www.jonrussellsbbq.com/

Food on the website looks good. Will have to check it out the next time me and the mrs. have a chance to have lunch by ourselves.

KCUnited
10-21-2012, 05:39 PM
"Hand-crafted micro smokehouse", that's kind of funny, but I'll definitely give it a try.

GloryDayz
10-21-2012, 05:41 PM
There is a new BBQ place that has entered into the KC market. Jon Russels BBQ. He has won the American Royal BBQ contest several times and decided to open his own restaurant. He's a buddy of Cosmic Pal. At last weeks game in tampa we had him ship us some BBQ for the tailgate.

The brisket was the best I've ever had anywhere. The sausage was right up there too. And remember we had our tailgate two days after it was shipped to us. It's a good assumption that its even better fresh.

Just a heads up to the KC BBQ fans.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8088142761_b8e8e6a91b_c.jpghttp://www.jonrussellsbbq.com/

Wow, I sure would have driven to get some of this while I was in Tampa a few weeks back.

BigRedChief
10-21-2012, 05:48 PM
Wow, I sure would have driven to get some of this while I was in Tampa a few weeks back.I've always said JackStack has the best brisket in the BBQ universe. Jon Russells is better and I had it in Tampa. Thats as good as BBQ gets around these parts.

GloryDayz
10-21-2012, 08:03 PM
I've always said JackStack has the best brisket in the BBQ universe. Jon Russells is better and I had it in Tampa. Thats as good as BBQ gets around these parts.

Yeah, zip code doesn't mean you have the right to say your stuff is best. It might mean your area has a high density of something good, but not always the best. But BBQ is subjective, so it's all the more difficult to judge. I think the best BBQ is at my house, but I do it the way I like it (and the family too), but I think I'm giving myself home field advantage! Well, at least my neighbors agree... i think it's because, like today, I got to spend all day slaving over four racks of ribs. They ought to have been good! But not perfect. Breakng in a new grill, and I'm trying to learn/perfect my grill version of ribs (instead of a smoker). Fun, good, but not right yet either... The neighbors were split, some thought they were better than ever, some said different, but just as good, another said keep trying, he'll keep judging... Not sure what the latter really means!

CosmicPal
10-23-2012, 09:44 AM
As DaKCMan and BRC both mentioned- Jon Russell's BBQ turned out to be some really magnificent BBQ.

I'm not a sausage fan, but the sausage from Jon Russell's was absolutely the most delicious sausage I've ever had in my lifetime. And I certainly wasn't alone. Other fans were drooling over that sausage and word got around the tailgate pretty quick.

The brisket, which I expected to be dry since it was airlifted in two days prior, was still juicy and mouthwatering. Excellent brisket which also garnered rave reviews from some of the folks at the tailgate.

The ribs were very good too. I honestly don't think the ribs survived the trip like the brisket and the sausage did.

When I thanked my friend, Russ, he seemed disappointed that the ribs didn't fare as well. He is very proud of his ribs and it is his ribs that has been winning them awards and accolades. Some of the folks mentioned they thought the ribs were excellent and I too thought they were very good.

All in all, it was my first taste of his new BBQ restaurant. I certainly didn't expect it to be this good. Next time I return home for a visit, I'll be sure to stop by Jon Russell's and get a plate of everything....

burt
10-23-2012, 09:51 AM
I've always said JackStack has the best brisket in the BBQ universe. Jon Russells is better and I had it in Tampa. Thats as good as BBQ gets around these parts.

You need to try "Nancy's" in Sarasota. Wonderful brisket!

ChiefBoyRDEE
01-19-2013, 10:38 AM
this is awesome!! just what i was looking for

dang, where to start?


someone tell me what i should try for first, a solid opener that is representative of the whole category

Ceej
01-19-2013, 10:40 AM
this is awesome!! just what i was looking for

dang, where to start?


someone tell me what i should try for first, a solid opener that is representative of the whole category

My favorite, and mostly over-looked BBQ joint is Woodyard's.

ChiefBoyRDEE
01-19-2013, 10:48 AM
thanks man!


edit: first mini milestone, passed 100 posts!

Fire Me Boy!
01-19-2013, 11:02 AM
this is awesome!! just what i was looking for

dang, where to start?


someone tell me what i should try for first, a solid opener that is representative of the whole category

Each place kinda has their specialties... IMO, Arthur Bryants does a lot really well, Gates has the best burnt ends, Jack Stack has the best beans, OK Joe's is probably best overall....

Ceej
01-19-2013, 11:04 AM
I'm a HUGE fan of BBQ chicken.

Woodyard's has great BBQ chicken.

houstonwhodat
01-19-2013, 11:05 AM
Hey I'm from New Orleans and living in Houston.

So if I was to go to KC (never been) where should I eat BBQ first?

BigRedChief
01-19-2013, 11:09 AM
this is awesome!! just what i was looking for

dang, where to start?


someone tell me what i should try for first, a solid opener that is representative of the whole categoryOK Joes or Jack Stack.

Fairplay
01-19-2013, 11:53 AM
There use to be a BBQ place at Vivion and Antioch road in the northland called Marty's BBQ.

Now it has at I-29 and 64th street can't wait to try it.

Good place to eat years back.

threebag02
01-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Hey I'm from New Orleans and living in Houston.

So if I was to go to KC (never been) where should I eat BBQ first?

If you don't mind flies try gates.

Jack stack is pretty good.

Fire Me Boy!
01-19-2013, 12:11 PM
OK Joes or Jack Stack.

Not Jack Stack. That place is for people that think BBQ should be eaten with forks.

NewChief
01-19-2013, 12:19 PM
Not Jack Stack. That place is for people that think BBQ should be eaten with forks.

I like Jack Stack a lot, but it definitely is more of a nice restaurant that serves really good BBQ than a pure "BBQ Joint."

BigRedChief
01-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Not Jack Stack. That place is for people that think BBQ should be eaten with forks.Bull fucking shit. Whether it's eaten with a fork or your hands, good BBQ is good BBQ.

Fire Me Boy!
01-19-2013, 03:22 PM
Bull ****ing shit. Whether it's eaten with a fork or your hands, good BBQ is good BBQ.

I'll admit, most of my opinion on Jack Stack is from their burnt ends. I'm on record here for hating their burnt ends - not because it's bad food, but because THEY'RE NOT BURNT ENDS! It's cubed brisket, and that ain't burnt ends. It's actually good BBQ, just don't get their burnt ends. :harumph:

DeezNutz
01-19-2013, 03:42 PM
I'll admit, most of my opinion on Jack Stack is from their burnt ends. I'm on record here for hating their burnt ends - not because it's bad food, but because THEY'RE NOT BURNT ENDS! It's cubed brisket, and that ain't burnt ends. It's actually good BBQ, just don't get their burnt ends. :harumph:

The last time I had the burnt ends at OK Joe's, they were terrible. Same thing with Gates.

Hugely disappointed in the quality of the food at both recently.

Fire Me Boy!
01-19-2013, 04:06 PM
The last time I had the burnt ends at OK Joe's, they were terrible. Same thing with Gates.

Hugely disappointed in the quality of the food at both recently.

Bummer... I haven't had any at a restaurant in aboit 5 years. SC and AL barbecuers know nothing of the KC delicacy.

Raiderhader
01-19-2013, 04:18 PM
I tried Woodyard for the first time a few weeks ago, and I have to say that was extremely impressed. I had the rib basket with beans and tater salad. The sides were ok, the beans had a touch too much molasses for my liking but not terrible. The ribs though were outstanding. Tender the way they should be and great flavor.

This place has the potential to become my second favorite behind Jack's Stack. And I intend to give them the opportunity to claim the spot.

DeezNutz
01-19-2013, 04:18 PM
Bummer... I haven't had any at a restaurant in aboit 5 years. SC and AL barbecuers know nothing of the KC delicacy.

Yep. I was truly sad, since I hadn't had either in years. Next time through town, though, I'm going to give LC's a shot. If I'm not mistaken, Reaper claimed they're now the top choice in KC.

Fire Me Boy!
01-19-2013, 04:41 PM
Yep. I was truly sad, since I hadn't had either in years. Next time through town, though, I'm going to give LC's a shot. If I'm not mistaken, Reaper claimed they're now the top choice in KC.

Proceed with caution. Reeper also thought Amanda Seyfried was worse than Russell Crowe in Les Miserables.

suzzer99
01-19-2013, 05:01 PM
And the world enjoys its first BBQ/Les Miserables reference ever.

keg in kc
01-19-2013, 05:07 PM
I haven't been to LC's in 7 or 8 years, but it was my favorite when I lived on the MO side.

As far as Oklahoma Joes goes, I haven't noticed any sort of fall-off in quality there. I don't generally go for their burnt ends, though. I'm a fan of the Hogamaniac and Cowboy dinner platters. Sausage, Ribs and either Pulled Pork or Brisket, with 2 sides. They're the dinner special on friday and saturday nights, although you can order them anytime (they don't appear on the menu).

Still my favorite fries in town. And I get their chicken gumbo every time I go. I don't usually eat beans so I don't really have an opinion there.

However, the only time I get to go there is on my birthday next month. I used to eat there once every 1-2 weeks, but I've (so far) managed not to dine out (anywhere) in 2013, and expect that trend to continue for the remainder of the year.

Fire Me Boy!
01-19-2013, 05:13 PM
And the world enjoys its first BBQ/Les Miserables reference ever.

ROFL

jspchief
01-19-2013, 05:23 PM
Not sure I could rate a place by simply "best BBQ". I find that different places tend to do certain things better than others. Here in Des Moines, my favorite place for brisket is not my favorite place for ribs, and neither would be my choice for smoked sausage. I guess I could lump them into overall quality, but it just seems like a disservice to the individual things each does well.

Raiderhader
01-19-2013, 06:15 PM
And the world enjoys its first BBQ/Les Miserables reference ever.

lol

Ceej
01-19-2013, 06:23 PM
The thing I like about Woodyard's other than I think it is great BBQ is the price and ambiance.

Mr. Flopnuts
01-19-2013, 06:30 PM
I really dig Jack Stack, and OK Joes. Gates is aight, and I've never had Arthur Bryant's, or LC's. Here's what I do know, someone posted something about a hash bowl at some joint in Olathe, and the last time I was up there I drove 25 minutes to get my hands on it, and it was worth every last bit of the time and money invested to devour it. That was fucking incredible!

But I always come home with $100 worth of Jack Stack when I leave KC.

GloryDayz
01-19-2013, 08:56 PM
I just had Jack Stack for lunch, pretty damn good- but I gotta go with Oklahoma Joe's. I like their Carolina style pulled pork. Admittedly, I haven't been to most of those places though.

I just got two pork butts to make lunch for the Robotics team Monday. Been a long time since whipping up a batch of the finishing sauce... God, just mixing-up the rub, making the mop sauce I'll use and the sauce for the slaw has me wanting to make it now and eat it tomorrow!

KCUnited
01-19-2013, 09:51 PM
I really dig Jack Stack, and OK Joes. Gates is aight, and I've never had Arthur Bryant's, or LC's. Here's what I do know, someone posted something about a hash bowl at some joint in Olathe, and the last time I was up there I drove 25 minutes to get my hands on it, and it was worth every last bit of the time and money invested to devour it. That was ****ing incredible!

But I always come home with $100 worth of Jack Stack when I leave KC.

The Rub.

Baby Lee
01-19-2013, 10:15 PM
I risk all cred, perhaps even my man card, but I have to honest.

Ate at Texas Roadhouse a while back and had a coupon for a free appetizer. I went with the ribs and took them home.

I can honestly say it was a transcendent experience. The 'burnt' portions were crispy like when you render the fat in good bacon. The meat was literally falling off the bone, and even the bones were so slow smoked that I could crack them in half with my teeth and scoop out the marrow. It didn't have any particular sauce/rub flavorings, just intense INTENSE smokiness, with a perfect mix of crispy and tender throughout the meat, and did I mention MARROW?

It was one experience from one restaurant in a chain, but it was soooo much better than I had any expectations.

Reaper16
01-19-2013, 10:46 PM
Proceed with caution. Reeper also thought Amanda Seyfried was worse than Russell Crowe in Les Miserables.

I'm fucking right, because I know what singing is supposed to sound like.

Fire Me Boy!
01-20-2013, 06:32 AM
I'm fucking right, because I know what singing is supposed to sound like.

I'm not sure what you're listening with, but you're talking out your ass. :p

dtebbe
01-20-2013, 10:55 AM
I guess I'm going to have to try Jack Stack again next time I'm up in KC. I've gone there a couple times and have been totally unimpressed both times (I mean IMHO Zarda is better than Jack Stack). But time and time again on these polls everyone goes on about it.. maybe I just picked bad days or something. I do have to admit I'm a fan of BBQ "joints", if there isn't a little funk it just never seems to taste as good.

DT

dtebbe
01-20-2013, 11:13 AM
National magazine says KC BBQ ranks behind Texas and Memphis.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/america-s-best-bbq-cities.html?page=all

I had some dry rub ribs at Neely's in Memphis, and I have to admit they were pretty darn good. Probably as good as any ribs I've had in KC.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/5182_1110730781322_5005655_n.jpg

I have to imagine that Texas brisket is probably pretty good, never had it though.

DT

BigRedChief
01-20-2013, 11:15 AM
I guess I'm going to have to try Jack Stack again next time I'm up in KC. I've gone there a couple times and have been totally unimpressed both times (I mean IMHO Zarda is better than Jack Stack).Zarda? Really Zarda?:facepalm:

Jack Stack and Zarda are about as close in quality as Hershey's chocolate is to fine Swiss chocolate.

Fire Me Boy!
01-20-2013, 11:20 AM
I risk all cred, perhaps even my man card, but I have to honest.

Ate at Texas Roadhouse a while back and had a coupon for a free appetizer. I went with the ribs and took them home.

I can honestly say it was a transcendent experience. The 'burnt' portions were crispy like when you render the fat in good bacon. The meat was literally falling off the bone, and even the bones were so slow smoked that I could crack them in half with my teeth and scoop out the marrow. It didn't have any particular sauce/rub flavorings, just intense INTENSE smokiness, with a perfect mix of crispy and tender throughout the meat, and did I mention MARROW?

It was one experience from one restaurant in a chain, but it was soooo much better than I had any expectations.

That's ridiculously overcooked...

dtebbe
01-20-2013, 11:47 AM
Zarda? Really Zarda?:facepalm:

Jack Stack and Zarda are about as close in quality as Hershey's chocolate is to fine Swiss chocolate.

I'm just sayin'... Zarda is at the bottom of my KC BBQ ranking, the only reason I've ever ate there is that there was one right down the street from my Mom's house in Blue Springs. But when I've ate at Jack Stack the food was not any better than what I've had at Zarda. The two times I've ate a Jack Stack I had ribs once and brisket the other.

DT

Dayze
01-20-2013, 12:29 PM
That's ridiculously overcooked...

Yup.

DaKCMan AP
01-20-2013, 12:56 PM
I'm fucking right, because I know what singing is supposed to sound like.

No, you're just deaf.

Mr. Flopnuts
01-20-2013, 03:46 PM
The Rub.

Yeah. That sounds right. That hash bowl was fucking fantastic!

Mr. Flopnuts
01-20-2013, 03:47 PM
I guess I'm going to have to try Jack Stack again next time I'm up in KC. I've gone there a couple times and have been totally unimpressed both times (I mean IMHO Zarda is better than Jack Stack). But time and time again on these polls everyone goes on about it.. maybe I just picked bad days or something. I do have to admit I'm a fan of BBQ "joints", if there isn't a little funk it just never seems to taste as good.

DT

Get a Poor Russ sandwich, some beans, and some cheesy corn bake. BAM!

BigRedChief
11-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Bump for some KC BBQ karma FTW!

Fairplay
11-17-2013, 09:24 AM
I guess I'm going to have to try Jack Stack again next time I'm up in KC. I've gone there a couple times and have been totally unimpressed both times (I mean IMHO Zarda is better than Jack Stack). But time and time again on these polls everyone goes on about it.. maybe I just picked bad days or something. I do have to admit I'm a fan of BBQ "joints", if there isn't a little funk it just never seems to taste as good.

DT



Any opinion you have on food is now null and void, please remove yourself from this thread.

BigRedChief
11-17-2013, 09:45 AM
Anyone know about Jimmy B's BBQ? Best BBQ I've ever had in Florida, They were at a Ribfest festival.
https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1425686_10201398170090849_1150449749_n.jpg

Fish
06-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Has anyone tried Q39 yet? New BBQ joint on 39th St.

A cowpoke can become a cattle baron — but it isn't easy.

Rob Magee was something of a cattle baron before he opted for the cowpoke life. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Magee spent a long career on the culinary side of the hotel business, working for international chains such as Westin and Hilton. Then, after more than a decade as executive chef for the Hilton Kansas City Airport property, he hit the smoke-and-brisket circuit in 2002. His Munchin' Hogs team would go on to great things in competition barbecue — great enough to herd Magee back to the restaurant ranch. He's now chef and co–owner of the two–month–old Q39.

Magee didn't need the hassle or the potential heartbreak of a brick–and–mortar operation. And KC isn't hurting for barbecue. But Q39 lives up to Magee's pitmaster reputation — it's one of the best new barbecue joints to open in the metro in a long time.

[...]


The simple stuff is supposed to be the best, and here, it is. The beef brisket is gorgeously tender, the burnt ends cut on the bias instead of into blocky little cubes (an epiphany, baby), the spare ribs meaty and not at all dry or overcooked. And the pulled pork I craved? Moist and flavorful from its soak in an apple brine.

Not every simplicity is as sublime as the best of the meat. The fries may be house–cut, but the ones I sampled were too salty. And I detested the potato salad, its spuds unappealingly al dente. I found an antidote in the creamy macaroni and cheese: cavatappi noodles blanketed in a rich cheese sauce. (That's why you don't bother with the fondue.)

Sauce isn't mild here, but it's not overpowering, either, with the "zesty" version taking the most bite and the "classic" boasting a subtler but still distinctive fire. A chipotle take isn't the tongue–burner I hoped it would be, but at least it — like every other sauce here — avoids sweetness.

The burgers, made with ground brisket and Black Angus beef, are expensive but very good. A server one day talked me into trying the burnt–end burger, and I'm glad; the one I ate was excellent. You're better off attacking it with a knife and a fork, the better to savor a jumble of spicy pickle slaw on top of the meat. The signature slaw here is a creamy concoction made with Granny Smith apples and onions; it's a fine complement to the spicier offerings, such as a barbecued chicken sandwich topped with chipotle mayo, or the jumbo chicken wings whose shiny glaze betrays a searing note behind the first bite.

The service is attentive and professional, but when the dining room is really busy, the crew scurries around at a near sprint, sometimes bumping into tables or even patrons in their unbridled zeal. With all that sauce in all that handsome crockery, the risks are clear.

The desserts are made in–house, and I give high marks to the hot apple crumble and the creamy cheesecake. I'm resistant to the trend of sugar–dusted doughnuts as an after–dinner dolce, but the golfball–sized spheres at Q39 are both soft and slightly chewy and reach a state approaching grandeur when dipped in the accompanying chocolate and raspberry sauces.

Full article: http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/q39-rob-magee/Content?oid=4249862

Reaper16
06-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Has anyone tried Q39 yet? New BBQ joint on 39th St.

I'm also seeing good press about Slap's (another new place).

sedated
06-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Has anyone tried Q39 yet? New BBQ joint on 39th St.

I live right down the street, have heard good things, but haven’t tried it yet – it looks overpriced. Unless I’m missing something on the menu, its $12-15 for a sandwich and side. $4 for a single slider.

Dayze
06-18-2014, 04:15 PM
fuck that.

I'd rather drive to Spring Hill for K&M. Gates blows. Jack Stack is a go to.
OK Joes is...well, 'o.k.'. a majority of the BBQ in this town aren't very good, or at least don't live up to the hype

sedated
06-18-2014, 04:18 PM
I tried Danny Edwards BBQ a few weeks ago and it drew me back last weekend. Their brisket is fantastic! Hands down the most tender I’ve ever had, and no fat chunks. Its so well cooked that they can cut it super thick, rather than versions that have to be sliced like deli meat to hide their chewiness.

Only problem is that its never open. They close at 3 every day and all day on Sunday. Thought I could sneak in there for lunch on Memorial day, but apparently they decided not to open that day either.

Dayze
06-18-2014, 04:19 PM
one place i LOVED was a place called "B.C.'s" at 470 and Blue Ridge. tiny, dive place. but when I lived in grandview, I tried it one day and it was in my top 3. their sammiches were huge, and a ton of fries for like $7. of course, it's closed now i believe.

sedated
06-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Jack Stack is a go to.

I’ve had very meh experiences at Jack Stack recently. Particularly the freight house location, last year I had one of the most forgettable BBQ meals I can remember. However the plaza location has been solid.

Dayze
06-18-2014, 04:21 PM
hmmm. I haven't been there in probably 2 years or so. and it was at the 95th/metcalf etc.

they have one on the plaza now?

Fish
06-18-2014, 04:21 PM
I live right down the street, have heard good things, but haven’t tried it yet – it looks overpriced. Unless I’m missing something on the menu, its $12-15 for a sandwich and side. $4 for a single slider.

I'm just a few blocks down the street myself, which is why I was curious. But those prices are a little shocking. Hadn't seen that yet. That's kinda silly considering how many good affordable BBQ joints are around.

BDj23
06-18-2014, 04:21 PM
I went with Oklahoma Joe's... Only because I had a hair in my pulled pork last time I went to Jack Stack.

Dayze
06-18-2014, 04:22 PM
maybe it was Jack's hair

Fish
06-18-2014, 04:23 PM
hmmm. I haven't been there in probably 2 years or so. and it was at the 95th/metcalf etc.

they have one on the plaza now?

Yeah, it's where the old KC Masterpiece used to be. It's always been solid.

BigRedChief
06-18-2014, 04:25 PM
a majority of the BBQ in this town aren't very good, or at least don't live up to the hypeYou need to come down here to Florida and taste what passes for "good" BBQ. The stuff that comes out of my smoker is way better. It's a damn low bar here.

BWillie
06-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Need a new poal IMO, 5 year old poal is dated. Okie Joes will win it hands down if you put a pole up now.

And Q39 or whatever, it's okay. It's trying to go a little fancy, but I've had at least 5 plaecs in KC better.

Dayze
06-18-2014, 04:30 PM
You need to come down here to Florida and taste what passes for "good" BBQ. The stuff that comes out of my smoker is way better. It's a damn low bar here.

LMAO

you need to sell that chit.

Dayze
06-18-2014, 04:32 PM
for me, everytime I've been to K&M BBQ in Springhill, i haven't been disappointed. same with Jack Stack. i've tried, tried, tried, to like Gates....onces even taking a 3 year hiatus from it since the time before it sucked pipe. yet, even after 3 years i thought it sucked. only good things were the fries and the sauce (the sauce 'if' that). Dry ass brisket. hame and turkey tasted like smoked lunch meat etc.

Haven't been since probably 2005.

sedated
06-18-2014, 04:49 PM
i've tried, tried, tried, to like Gates....onces even taking a 3 year hiatus from it since the time before it sucked pipe. yet, even after 3 years i thought it sucked. only good things were the fries and the sauce (the sauce 'if' that). Dry ass brisket. hame and turkey tasted like smoked lunch meat etc.

There’s one maybe 3 or 4 miles from me, but I haven’t had Gates in forever. I don’t hate it, but the comment about the dry brisket is the troof. I have been known to sneak their extra hot sauce into other places.

Raiderhader
06-18-2014, 05:08 PM
I decided to try Danny Edwards' Boulevard BBQ a couple of weeks ago. I was far from impressed. I got their combo plate substituting burnt ends for the ham. The chicken sucked, and the ribs were not much better. The sliced beef was ok and the burnt ends were actually decent. The only reason I may go back would be to grab a burnt end sandwich.

JASONSAUTO
06-18-2014, 06:00 PM
I'm also seeing good press about Slap's (another new place).

Is that the one on central? They won an episode of pitmasters, hell maybe the whole season, if so.
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Edit, yep that's them, I've heard good things

JASONSAUTO
06-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Put me down as liking Danny Edwards too.
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srvy
06-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs, Mo. hands down my favorite. Then Smokehouse, OK Joes and Rosedale.

Dayze
06-19-2014, 09:02 AM
actually, one of the best pulled port sammiches I've ever had was at a little dive in Ozawkie/Perry lake last weekend. a place called Hogs Holler. small little bar etc.

sedated
06-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs, Mo. hands down my favorite. Then Smokehouse, OK Joes and Rosedale.

The place on SW Blvd near Rainbow? Only been there once and the most memorable thing is how unpleasant (maybe not the right word) the waitress was. Like the type of person who will roll their eyes if you ask for extra napkins.

Not a bad thing, with the décor of that place I considered it part of the charm.

gblowfish
06-19-2014, 10:16 AM
I had carry out from Rosedale last night. Turkey sandwich and crinkle cut fries. And took home a bottle of sauce. Very tasty, reasonable price, and my waitress was as nice as she could be. Maybe Sedated just hit one having a bad day?

KChiefs1
06-19-2014, 10:22 AM
There should be a tournament like Rainman's Sceneit tournament to determine the best bbq meal in the area.

sedated
06-19-2014, 10:58 AM
and my waitress was as nice as she could be. Maybe Sedated just hit one having a bad day?

I got the feeling she had been there for 50 years and had put up with so much BS that she no longer gave a f^^k. Reminded me of a small town diner or coffee shop waitress, and every customer is a regular and knows that she has an edge to her. Like I said, part of the charm.

srvy
06-19-2014, 11:33 AM
I had carry out from Rosedale last night. Turkey sandwich and crinkle cut fries. And took home a bottle of sauce. Very tasty, reasonable price, and my waitress was as nice as she could be. Maybe Sedated just hit one having a bad day?

I love that place great lunch spot. Beef on a bun Fries and a Large R/C. My favorite fries anywhere the sauce really dips good with also. Evening I get a slab of short ends fries sauce on the side and a cold Bud. Back when Kansas was 18 drinking age me and my partners in crime would would start the evening off there and they sold quart beer. Then was over to Crazy Bob and Haddy's was a private club but we knew Bob and he would let us in. Good times for some punk ass kids.

JASONSAUTO
06-19-2014, 12:19 PM
we used to have car club meetings at rosedale bbq.

food wasn't my favorite though...

BigRedChief
08-28-2014, 08:31 AM
I think it might be fun to reset the poll and see how the BBQ list comes out now. I don't have rights to reset the poll to 0. Is this something worth doing? Let me know and I'll see if its technical possible.

|Zach|
08-30-2014, 03:52 AM
Has anyone tried Q39 yet? New BBQ joint on 39th St.

Best overall BBQ in Kansas City.

scho63
08-30-2014, 06:40 AM
Best overall BBQ in Kansas City.

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thurman merman
08-30-2014, 07:28 AM
I think it might be fun to reset the poll and see how the BBQ list comes out now. I don't have rights to reset the poll to 0. Is this something worth doing? Let me know and I'll see if its technical possible.

Yes, I agree that it's worth doing. Or you could just make a new one.

MahiMike
08-30-2014, 08:16 AM
I was visiting KC this summer and went to Zarda's. I asked for smoked turkey and they looked at me like I was nuts. So I got the chicken. Sucked.

I know KC is awesome for its bar b q, but what's up with that? Do they only know how to cook beef and pork? And where the hell is the sweet potato side dish?

Count Alex's Losses
08-30-2014, 08:33 AM
The last time I had the burnt ends at OK Joe's, they were terrible. Same thing with Gates.

Hugely disappointed in the quality of the food at both recently.

Honestly the food truck at McGonigle's is the most consistent BBQ I've had in this town. Pulled pork sandwich is awesome, burnt end sandwich is fucking spectacular...for my money and convenience I go there 9 times out of 10 when I want BBQ.

GloryDayz
08-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Honestly the food truck at McGonigle's is the most consistent BBQ I've had in this town. Pulled pork sandwich is awesome, burnt end sandwich is fucking spectacular...for my money and convenience I go there 9 times out of 10 when I want BBQ.

This is true... I'm not close to it, so i forget about it. LOL, I just put it on my calendar to remind me!

Thanks!

KCUnited
08-30-2014, 09:17 AM
Greedy Man's on Troost is closed if you're doing a new list.

Fish
08-30-2014, 10:35 AM
Honestly the food truck at McGonigle's is the most consistent BBQ I've had in this town. Pulled pork sandwich is awesome, burnt end sandwich is fucking spectacular...for my money and convenience I go there 9 times out of 10 when I want BBQ.

It's really underrated. I used to live 2 blocks from there, and would grab one for lunch nearly every week. I like the sweet sauce too. Don't forget the Magoo Fries.

Count Alex's Losses
08-30-2014, 10:36 AM
It's really underrated. I used to live 2 blocks from there, and would grab one for lunch nearly every week. I like the sweet sauce too. Don't forget the Magoo Fries.

You can get sweet, spicy or combo sauce too. The onion straws are legit. Very good beans. Ribs are solid. All-around good fare.

They also serve a cheeseburger and BBQ chicken, though I haven't tried either.

Dave Lane
08-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Honestly the food truck at McGonigle's is the most consistent BBQ I've had in this town. Pulled pork sandwich is awesome, burnt end sandwich is fucking spectacular...for my money and convenience I go there 9 times out of 10 when I want BBQ.

Yeah it's about a mile from my house. I get there a few times a year. Good stuff.

Reaper16
08-30-2014, 12:29 PM
I was visiting KC this summer and went to Zarda's. I asked for smoked turkey and they looked at me like I was nuts. So I got the chicken. Sucked.

I know KC is awesome for its bar b q, but what's up with that? Do they only know how to cook beef and pork? And where the hell is the sweet potato side dish?

Your problem is you went to Zarda. Did you even do a basic 40 second internet search about top KC bbq places? Doesn't seem like it.

To answer your question, KC does beef, pork, chicken, turkey, mutton, & lamb.

BigRedChief
08-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Greedy Man's on Troost is closed if you're doing a new list.Thanks, I've put places that will be added and taken out of the poll in the OP.