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BigRedChief
05-13-2009, 12:59 PM
Going to redo the poll. Which places need to be added?

Adding:
McGonigle's
Q39

Taking off the list:
Greedy Man
filling station
Haywards
BB's Lawn BBQ



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 (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
http://economy.kansascity.com/files/images/sneads.jpg
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.

Jilly
05-13-2009, 01:00 PM
I'm goin with Bates City... just had it the other night....and was delicious.

Saulbadguy
05-13-2009, 01:01 PM
Bryants has gone downhill, I love the taste but i've consistently gotten cold meals the past few times ive been there.

DaneMcCloud
05-13-2009, 01:02 PM
I just had LC's for the first time this past weekend at the Los Angeles BBQ festival and it was pretty good but not great.

It was much better than the Memphis BBQ that we had (and the North Carolina as well). Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much vinegar in those sauces! Nasty!

When I visit, I prefer Zarda's or JackStack in OP out of all the rest.

CoMoChief
05-13-2009, 01:03 PM
Mmmm Oklahoma Joes..........yum

blaise
05-13-2009, 01:06 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.

Fire Me Boy!
05-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Any/all are better than what I've had since being in South Carolina.

Dartgod
05-13-2009, 01:09 PM
Has anyone ever been to Snead's? I've lived near there for over 10 years and never stopped in, but I never hear them mentioned when discussing BBQ joints.

rageeumr
05-13-2009, 01:10 PM
Tough call for me. If I'm looking for a sit-down "nice" joint, it's gotta be Jack Stack. But I end up at OK Joe's more because I'm typically feeling more casual and their fries are the best GD thing I have ever tasted. Next to their brisket, of course.

CoMoChief
05-13-2009, 01:10 PM
I just had LC's for the first time this past weekend at the Los Angeles BBQ festival and it was pretty good but not great.

It was much better than the Memphis BBQ that we had (and the North Carolina as well). Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much vinegar in those sauces! Nasty!

When I visit, I prefer Zarda's or JackStack in OP out of all the rest.

Zarda's ribs are horrible. Great beans, good sanwich meat. I used to work in the Blue Springs location. Mike Zarda is an asshole.

CoMoChief
05-13-2009, 01:11 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.

FUCK YEAH!!!! THIS

Demonpenz
05-13-2009, 01:12 PM
gates

Gonzo
05-13-2009, 01:14 PM
Mmmm Oklahoma Joes..........yum

Can't beat BBQ from a gas station IMO.

Buzz
05-13-2009, 01:15 PM
Anyone tried Rib Crib? There is one in Independence and I think they have an all you can eat rib night. I thought about giving it a try sometime.

Alton deFlat
05-13-2009, 01:15 PM
I love Bryant's and Jack Stack, and tried Winslow's a few weeks ago (it was OK), but at least this week I'm leaning toward Oklahoma Joe's.

BigRedChief
05-13-2009, 01:24 PM
Anyone tried Rib Crib? There is one in Independence and I think they have an all you can eat rib night. I thought about giving it a try sometime.
:cuss: Chain BBQ need not to apply for the "K.C. Best BBQ" label.

Saulbadguy
05-13-2009, 01:29 PM
Anyone tried Rib Crib? There is one in Independence and I think they have an all you can eat rib night. I thought about giving it a try sometime.
Sucks.

Dartgod
05-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Has anyone ever been to Snead's? I've lived near there for over 10 years and never stopped in, but I never hear them mentioned when discussing BBQ joints.
Anyone? Bueller?

DaKCMan AP
05-13-2009, 01:39 PM
What an original thread!

Buehler445
05-13-2009, 01:41 PM
Anyone? Bueller?
Sorry dude. Never been there. You might want to ask some guys that live around there. Thanks for thinking of me though ;)
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BigRedChief
05-13-2009, 01:43 PM
Has anyone ever been to Snead's? I've lived near there for over 10 years and never stopped in, but I never hear them mentioned when discussing BBQ joints.
never been myself.

BigRedChief
05-13-2009, 01:44 PM
What an original thread!
You got something better to discuss in the off season better than BBQ. Post it.

luv
05-13-2009, 01:46 PM
You got something better to discuss in the off season better than BBQ. Post it.

He's only able to talk about how awesome he thinks he is.

Dartgod
05-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Sorry dude. Never been there. You might want to ask some guys that live around there. Thanks for thinking of me though ;)
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LMAO

Jethopper
05-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Bates City.

Gdaddy
05-13-2009, 01:55 PM
I am a "Till I die" supporter of Arthur bryants, you cannot change my mind unless you pay me and give me a lifetime supply of new sauce.

I have lived in New Jersey (raised in KC) for 10 years and NO ONE o ut here has a clue what good BBQ is. These people also believe Kansas City is in Kansas. I will tell you that I am a huge hit for BBQ's in my backyard, I typically do a "taste of KC" with Bryants, Gates and Jack Stack. I pay insane amounts to ship out God's BBQ sauce but it is well worth it. I miss the experience of going to Bryants. I will say that Jack Stack has been rising up the charts as of late, its a local favorite and my wife loves it. Maybe if I poured it on my.....wait...nevermind.....off topic...

You should all feel proud and blessed to be in the BBQ capital of the world. Anyone who feels BBQ is King somewhere else (St. Louis / Memphis) should be stoned to death..

KC native
05-13-2009, 01:56 PM
LC's all the way. I grew up right next to there and I remember when his smoker used to be in the parking lot. Great stuff there.

DaKCMan AP
05-13-2009, 02:00 PM
He's only able to talk about how awesome he is.

FYP

Buzz
05-13-2009, 02:03 PM
:cuss: Chain BBQ need not to apply for the "K.C. Best BBQ" label.


easy there big guy! I saw it on the list of 80 and I was just ask'n... ;)

kc rush
05-13-2009, 02:12 PM
Anybody been to Big T's? I've driven by it several times but have never ventured in.

I usually send people to Jack Stack when they come into town the first time since it has a safe suburban feel and good food overall. I grew up on their food (Smokestack to Jack Stack).

I like Gates sauce, but their meats are sometimes a bit chewy or tough.

I like Bryants, but think their sauce is a bit of an acquired taste because of the texture.

Johnny's in Olathe has excellent ribs.

I always enjoyed Haywards if I wanted to get in and get out quickly.

I've tried several of the other places, but never crave them. I like some better than others and will eat there, but never feel compelled to go out just to eat there.



Edit - is there any way to get Famous Dave's off of this list. Blah.

KCUnited
05-13-2009, 02:13 PM
I like their Carolina style pulled pork.
Best mouthful of BBQ in town, imo.

KC_Lee
05-13-2009, 02:14 PM
Anybody been to Big T's? I've driven by it several times but have never ventured in.


I used to eat at Big T's at least once a week. Some of the best burnt ends in the city.

BigRedChief
05-13-2009, 02:16 PM
Anybody been to Big T's? I've driven by it several times but have never ventured in.

I usually send people to Jack Stack when they come into town the first time since it has a safe suburban feel and good food overall. I grew up on their food (Smokestack to Jack Stack).

I like Gates sauce, but their meats are sometimes a bit chewy or tough.

I like Bryants, but think their sauce is a bit of an acquired taste because of the texture.

Johnny's in Olathe has excellent ribs.

I always enjoyed Haywards if I wanted to get in and get out quickly.


Edit - is there any way to get Famous Dave's off of this list. Blah.

I've tried several of the other places, but never crave them. I like some better than others and will eat there, but never feel compelled to go out just to eat there.
The list is from the KC star article.

Big T's isn't bad not just run of the mill for KC BBQ. Don't get me wrong its good BBQ and if it was anywhere in the world but KC it would be considered the best in town. But its still not an elite taste in KC, IMHO.

keg in kc
05-13-2009, 02:17 PM
I'm an Oklahoma Joe's and Jack Stack guy, although I need to try the Smokehouse on 135th and Metcalf sometime.

kc rush
05-13-2009, 02:37 PM
The list is from the KC star article.



Are you referring to my Famous Daves comment? I realize that this was from the Star's article and wasn't blaming you. I was just lamenting that with all of the great local BBQ in KC, why does Famous Daves need to be included.

Thanks for the tip on Big T's. I'll probably try it some time, but won't kill myself to get out there.

DaneMcCloud
05-13-2009, 02:49 PM
I'm an Oklahoma Joe's and Jack Stack guy, although I need to try the Smokehouse on 135th and Metcalf sometime.

Back in the 80's, Smoke Stack in Martin City ruled. Even the one on the Paseo was excellent.

Baby Lee
05-13-2009, 03:14 PM
Has anyone ever been to Snead's? I've lived near there for over 10 years and never stopped in, but I never hear them mentioned when discussing BBQ joints.

I've been, but not since the late 80s, early 90s. At one time their burnt ends [they call 'em brownies] were the best in the city. It's good, but they lost out to Keegans [pre going downhill, gettting bought out, going out of business, coming back and whatever else has happened to them] which was just a couple miles further down the road.

Don't remember any bad meals at Sneads, but it's been too long to have any firm memories beyond that.

As for the topic header, sorry guys, I may have gone over to the dark side, wiled by Bandana's charms. Jack Stack is a great splurge, but Bandanas has given me too many reliably great, economical, meals at this point.

whatsmynameagain
05-13-2009, 03:15 PM
Anyone tried Rib Crib? There is one in Independence and I think they have an all you can eat rib night. I thought about giving it a try sometime.

i ate at one is branson....best ribs ever!
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Buzz
05-13-2009, 03:24 PM
i ate at one is branson....best ribs ever!
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My buddy here at work say's it's good but he always get's the chicken. So that's 2 for no and 2 for yes. :hmmm:

MOhillbilly
05-13-2009, 03:32 PM
i ate at one is branson....best ribs ever!
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you are fucking high!

Pablo
05-13-2009, 03:33 PM
I worked at a Rib Crib when I was 16. I can assure they are not the best ribs ever.

Not a terrible place to eat, but the ribs are average, and the brisket is usually dry as a bone. The hot links are good though.

Demonpenz
05-13-2009, 03:36 PM
I worked at a Rib Crib when I was 16. I can assure they are not the best ribs ever.

Not a terrible place to eat, but the ribs are average, and the brisket is usually dry as a bone. The hot links are good though.

what a surprise, you like hot links

MOhillbilly
05-13-2009, 03:37 PM
Best BBQ ever was Stones BBQ spfld mo.

KCUnited
05-13-2009, 03:45 PM
whats the word on Gran-Daddy's in Lawrence? Any good?

Ebolapox
05-13-2009, 03:53 PM
I've eaten at three of the places... gates, arthur bryant and rosedale. of the three, I prefer rosedale.

BigRedChief
05-13-2009, 04:09 PM
i ate at one is branson....best ribs ever!
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Rib Crib in Branson has the best ribs ever?
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bevischief
05-13-2009, 04:19 PM
It's barbecue it is all good.

Pablo
05-13-2009, 04:22 PM
It's barbecue it is all good.I hear ya.

I'm bout to go 'q it up right now.

Got some Fun-dogs and my KC Masterpiece. Still gotta pick up a loaf of Wonder bread and a bottle of ketchup.

Damn good barbecue.

Reaper16
05-13-2009, 04:30 PM
The answer to overall best in KC is L.C.'s Bar-B-Que, though I wouldn't really disagree with someone who said Oklahoma Joe's. L.C.'s is more traditional, and does brisket a lot better (Joe's, on the other hand, is more consistent and does pork better).

Simply Red
05-13-2009, 04:38 PM
Smokestack - been once, I was like 12.
Haywards - been once, I was like 14
Bryants - been like twice, I remember the sauce sucking.

so, I have to go w/ Gates over Zarda, Zarda is very inconsistent, well, their ribs are anyway. I'd give Zarda an edge on one of their good days, though.

Simply Red
05-13-2009, 04:40 PM
I hear ya.

I'm bout to go 'q it up right now.

Got some Fun-dogs and my KC Masterpiece. Still gotta pick up a loaf of Wonder bread and a bottle of ketchup.

Damn good barbecue.

i read that as 'Pickle-loaf.'

you ever had that, Gonzorox? I can still call you that, right?

Pablo
05-13-2009, 04:43 PM
i read that as 'Pickle-loaf.'

you ever had that, Gonzorox? I can still call you that, right?Pickleloaf is delicious also. Throw on some KC Masterpiece on white bread, and it's BBQ time.

Same goes for Pimento cheese. As long as you put KC Masterpiece on your pimento sandwich; it's technically BBQ.

And yeah, you can call me that. I'm not too particular.

Simply Red
05-13-2009, 04:47 PM
no 'Rustlers' option? :)

bevischief
05-13-2009, 06:06 PM
No Spam...? Option?

stlchiefs
05-13-2009, 06:11 PM
1. OK Joes (I still hate the name)
2. LCs
3. ABs
4. Winslows

Though these could all move up or down a spot any given day.

Raised On Riots
05-13-2009, 07:54 PM
Mixed Plate w/ Brisket and Turkey = GOD.

I don't want my brisket slathered in Molasses-paste and melting in my mouth; I want that sonofabitch marinated 24 hours with rub, crispy on the outside, and firm enough to make you feel like your working a little bit.

And LC's Burnt Ends FTW!

Halfcan
05-13-2009, 07:55 PM
I had some of the best smoked ham, chicken and turkey at ......

Novella's Soup Trolley
11400 E. Truman Road.

2bikemike
05-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Personally I think Zarda's should have stuck to Ice Cream.

It seems to me that most of the BBQ joints tend to go downhill when they branch out. The Original Jack Stack in Martin City was damn good the few times I went. The one in O.P. sucked ass. Same holds true for Arthur Bryants the original is good but the one at Legends sucks.

Growing up in Rosedale I ate quite a bit of their Q but they tend to go up and down in quality.

SBK
05-13-2009, 09:10 PM
Who cares about who's best in KC? The real question is which of these joints is willing to expand to Atlanta???

Raised On Riots
05-13-2009, 09:16 PM
Who cares about who's best in KC? The real question is which of these joints is willing to expand to Atlanta???

You can have Rosedale; that sauce is a blight on humanity.

Sure-Oz
05-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Love OK Joe's!

BigRedChief
05-14-2009, 10:15 AM
You can have Rosedale; that sauce is a blight on humanity.
no kiddind. worse one in the city

Brock
05-14-2009, 10:18 AM
i ate at one is branson....best ribs ever!
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ROFL

Simply Red
05-14-2009, 10:18 AM
I had some of the best smoked ham, chicken and turkey at ......

Novella's Soup Trolley
11400 E. Truman Road.

Nobody goes there, anymore.












:D

Simply Red
05-14-2009, 10:20 AM
Who cares about who's best in KC? The real question is which of these joints is willing to expand to Atlanta???

KC BBQ on Roswell Road is apparently the best here. Sad when Corky's is the best i've had here. :(

Simply Red
05-14-2009, 10:21 AM
Here it is, ShortBusKid
http://kcpitbbq.com/

MOhillbilly
05-14-2009, 10:25 AM
Here it is, ShortBusKid
http://kcpitbbq.com/

i bet if you got outta the city for a sunday drive in the country you could find a good BBQ place.

Raised On Riots
05-14-2009, 10:26 AM
Here it is, ShortBusKid
http://kcpitbbq.com/

Nice ghey music on that intro.:)

Archie F. Swin
05-14-2009, 10:30 AM
I've never lived in or close to KC, but in the few times I've visited the metro I've been to Gates and Oklahoma Joe's. I found Gates to be mediocre...Okie Joes rocked my world! Proof positive that good things indeed do come from Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Raised On Riots
05-14-2009, 10:35 AM
I've never lived in or close to KC, but in the few times I've visited the metro I've been to Gates and Oklahoma Joe's. I found Gates to be mediocre...Okie Joes rocked my world! Proof positive that good things indeed do come from Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Something comes from Stillwater?

Eh, learn something new everyday.

Simply Red
05-14-2009, 10:36 AM
i bet if you got outta the city for a sunday drive in the country you could find a good BBQ place.

Honestly Mo, it usually contains a lot of BS vinegar (more Carolina-style) in it, like FMB! said, it's just nasty.

Simply Red
05-14-2009, 10:37 AM
Nice ghey music on that intro.:)

yes, and there is nothing wrong with that. Gays eat too.

Raised On Riots
05-14-2009, 10:38 AM
yes, and there is nothing wrong with that. Gays eat too.

Of course they do, which is why I used "ghey" instead of "gay" to make my point.

Simply Red
05-14-2009, 10:40 AM
Of course they do, which is why I used "ghey" instead of "gay" to make my point.

I know, i was joking back, silly.

Raised On Riots
05-14-2009, 10:43 AM
Of course they do, which is why I used "ghey" instead of "gay" to make my point.

Allow me to illustrate:

1) Gay:

http://aproposofnothing.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/freddie-mercury.jpg


2) Ghey:

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t14/rm113651/douchebags.jpg

See the difference now?

Great!

MOhillbilly
05-14-2009, 10:55 AM
Honestly Mo, it usually contains a lot of BS vinegar (more Carolina-style) in it, like FMB! said, it's just nasty.


Order you acouple bottles of AB sweet heat and take it with you. Its the right amount of sweet with a kick of heat at the finish.

Reaper16
05-14-2009, 10:58 AM
I've never lived in or close to KC, but in the few times I've visited the metro I've been to Gates and Oklahoma Joe's. I found Gates to be mediocre...Okie Joes rocked my world! Proof positive that good things indeed do come from Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Joe's is so-named because owner Jeff Stehney first used an Oklahoma Joe brand smoker when he started competing. Through this, Jeff became friends with the owner of the brand. They decided to go into the restaurant business together. One Oklahoma Joe's was opened in Stillwater (HQ of the smoker compnay) and another in KCK. When the owner of the smoker brand sold the company some short time later the Stillwater branch was closed down. All of which is to say that I don't consider the restaurant to "come from Stillwater."

Wow, I'm fucking encyclopedic.

MahiMike
05-14-2009, 10:58 AM
They're all great! KC has the best BBQ in da vurld!

Raised On Riots
05-14-2009, 11:32 AM
Oklahoma Joe's is so-named because owner Jeff Stehney first used an Oklahoma Joe brand smoker when he started competing. Through this, Jeff became friends with the owner of the brand. They decided to go into the restaurant business together. One Oklahoma Joe's was opened in Stillwater (HQ of the compnay) and another in KCK. When the owner of the smoker brand sold the company some short time later, he closed the Stillwater branch down. All of which is to say that I don't consider the restaurant to "come from Stillwater."

Wow, I'm fucking encyclopedic.

Thank God. Sanity has been restored.:thumb:

Demonpenz
05-14-2009, 11:45 AM
the only thing bad about oklahoma joe's is i hate anything from oklahoma and that is where they got their start at is right in the middle langitude and longitude square in the middle of oklahoma, but haha as you know their bbq is anything but OK

Reaper16
05-14-2009, 11:47 AM
the only thing bad about oklahoma joe's is i hate anything from oklahoma and that is where they got their start at is right in the middle langitude and longitude square in the middle of oklahoma, but haha as you know their bbq is anything but OK
LMAO

MOhillbilly
05-14-2009, 12:09 PM
What was a Wabash BBQ in E.C. before it was Wabash BBQ?

Reaper16
05-14-2009, 12:14 PM
What was a Wabash BBQ in E.C. before it was Wabash BBQ?
I'm just the man to ask, as I live in Excelsior Springs. Wabash BBQ was an old train station. Its located across the street from the historic Elms hotel. (Curious trivia: the night of the 1948 presidential election, Harry Truman stayed at the Elms. He left on a train from Wabash station and was photographed shortly afterward holding up that newspaper that read 'Dewey Defeats Truman).

In the recent years before the building housed Wabash BBQ, it was a snack shop and later a printing supply store. It became Wabash BBQ in '97.

cookster50
05-14-2009, 12:18 PM
Danny Edwards

Buzz
05-14-2009, 12:20 PM
Does anyone remember the BBQ place in Raytown called Hobo Joes at 63rd Street and Raytown Road. I used to think that place was great!

Reaper16
05-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Danny Edwards
Wanna' know something shitty? Danny Edwards uses gas smokers now. I loved their food back when they were at 13th and Grand in that casket-sized building. Loved it.

Now, at their Southwest BLVD location, the food isn't as good. Those gas smokers have a lot to do with it (probably everything to do with it). You can still get a tasty brisket sandwich there, but their ribs are no longer among the best in the city.

cookster50
05-14-2009, 12:23 PM
Thanks for the link, so much q, so little time, so many undiscovered places of heaven. Dang, now I want BBQ. DANG YOU AND YOUR THREAD!!!! WANT BBQQQQQQQQQ

Buzz
05-14-2009, 12:27 PM
Wanna' know something shitty? Danny Edwards uses gas smokers now. I loved their food back when they were at 13th and Grand in that casket-sized building. Loved it.

Now, at their Southwest BLVD location, the food isn't as good. Those gas smokers have a lot to do with it (probably everything to do with it). You can still get a tasty brisket sandwich there, but their ribs are no longer among the best in the city.

I used to work across the street from them when they were on Grand and you are correct. I went to the new location last year and thought It wasnt as good and a little pricey.

Raised On Riots
05-14-2009, 12:28 PM
Wanna' know something shitty? Danny Edwards uses gas smokers now. I loved their food back when they were at 13th and Grand in that casket-sized building. Loved it.

Now, at their Southwest BLVD location, the food isn't as good. Those gas smokers have a lot to do with it (probably everything to do with it). You can still get a tasty brisket sandwich there, but their ribs are no longer among the best in the city.

That should get you run out of town. Seriously, that's just bad rep to the overall scene.:shake:

There should be a law.

Reaper16
05-14-2009, 12:34 PM
That should get you run out of town. Seriously, that's just bad rep to the overall scene.:shake:

There should be a law.
If the food is still good, then its a pardonable offense. The food there isn't terrible by any stretch of the imagination. I'd much rather eat there than, say, KC Masterpiece.

Hell, the Ameristar branch of Arthur Bryant's uses gas smokers, and they churn out better, more consistent food than the original now.

Raised On Riots
05-14-2009, 12:37 PM
If the food is still good, then its a pardonable offense. The food there isn't terrible by any stretch of the imagination. I'd much rather eat there than, say, KC Masterpiece.

Hell, the Ameristar branch of Arthur Bryant's uses gas smokers, and they churn out better, more consistent food than the original now.

KC who? Exactly.

Sacrilege. :harumph:

MOhillbilly
05-14-2009, 01:22 PM
I'm just the man to ask, as I live in Excelsior Springs. Wabash BBQ was an old train station. Its located across the street from the historic Elms hotel. (Curious trivia: the night of the 1948 presidential election, Harry Truman stayed at the Elms. He left on a train from Wabash station and was photographed shortly afterward holding up that newspaper that read 'Dewey Defeats Truman).

In the recent years before the building housed Wabash BBQ, it was a snack shop and later a printing supply store. It became Wabash BBQ in '97.

Whats the little red building across from the old 7-11?

SBK
05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
KC BBQ on Roswell Road is apparently the best here. Sad when Corky's is the best i've had here. :(

Fox Bros BBQ is the best I've had here. I had KC Pit once and I thought it sucked. Never went back.

http://www.foxbrosbbq.com/

This place is the bomb, we're going again on Saturday night.

Jethopper
05-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Zarda.......omfg, the dryest bbq ever.

outhega
05-14-2009, 01:51 PM
I don't know if any of you guys have heard of, or eaten at, Big Q Bar-b-que, but I worked there for 6 months and I still have withdrawls if i go to long without some. The sauce it my altime favorite. Tomato base with a nice smokey bite. and the burnt ends...mm..

Close second is Jackstacks i try to hit them up every time i'm in town.

Pitt Gorilla
05-14-2009, 02:34 PM
Is Big Bubba's still around?

Pitt Gorilla
05-14-2009, 02:39 PM
I like Jack Stack (the original in Martin City) and used to frequent Gate's, but I'll go with Quick's just to be different. I haven't been there in probably 16 years, but it was a good dive with good BBQ.

Al Bundy
05-14-2009, 02:43 PM
Big T's over on Blue Ridge is pretty damn good.
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2bikemike
05-14-2009, 04:27 PM
I like Jack Stack (the original in Martin City) and used to frequent Gate's, but I'll go with Quick's just to be different. I haven't been there in probably 16 years, but it was a good dive with good BBQ.

Quicks? didn't they used to be down on SW Blvd? My uncle used to own a bussiness next door to Quicks and my mom worked for him. We used to eat there all the time. But that was so long ago I don't remember if it was good or not but I truly believe thats where I acquired a love for BBQ.

stlchiefs
05-14-2009, 04:38 PM
I've been to Jack Stack on the Plaza once and thought it sucked. Overrated. Give me a dump like LCs or a gas station like OK Joes over Jack Crap any day.

Reaper16
05-14-2009, 04:44 PM
Whats the little red building across from the old 7-11?
If you're referring to the Mill-Inn Restaurant, its still there and operational. (Wabash BBQ is right down the street from the Mill-Inn) That old 7-11 is a Daylight Donuts shop now.

JASONSAUTO
05-14-2009, 05:32 PM
Quicks? didn't they used to be down on SW Blvd? My uncle used to own a bussiness next door to Quicks and my mom worked for him. We used to eat there all the time. But that was so long ago I don't remember if it was good or not but I truly believe thats where I acquired a love for BBQ.

SW blvd/ merriam lane, yep thats them, and they have one on 7th street from the same family. oh lawrence too

BigOlChiefsfan
05-15-2009, 10:43 AM
I literally grew up eating Snead's burnt ends, started going there in the 70's and their burnt ends are what got me hooked on Q in the first place. They're still pretty good, I ate there last summer. If you're in the area, give 'em a try.

I like Bryant's (skip the original sauce) beef and fries. Calvin Trillin knows his stuff.
Oklahoma Joe's pork (and their too-salty-to-be-good-for-me fries) rock. Love their 'Night of the living BBQ' sauce.
When Jake Edwards was alive I ate there every chance but without the old man kicking ass and turning brisket, their meat isn't the same.
Bates City BBQ - their ribs are a good deal - by the way, I see a sign showing their new home will be just off Neiman a block south of Johnson Drive. Smokestack meat is pretty good, beans are awesome. Jack Stack is pretty good, but I let the out-of-towners have my spot, their prics are too high for a local yokel. I can eat mo' bettah at Oklahoma Joe's and have less hassle.
Rosedale ribs on Sunday used to be cheap enough to offset the bad sauce and so on. Haven't been there in years.
I won't drive across town to eat at Gates, but if I'm in the area I'll grab a beef and a half. I like the drive-thru at Main, near Costco. Can't remember the cross street, follow your nose. Drive thru = less may I help you? confusion...you know they're talking to you. Walking in to the one at State line/103rd is a loud-ass guessing game.

OK, now I've got to drive to Bryants for beef, beer and lard-cooked fries. You people are costing me money, and when I have the obligatory heart attack I hope you all feel ashamed. Shame on all of yez!

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 11:17 AM
If you're referring to the Mill-Inn Restaurant, its still there and operational. (Wabash BBQ is right down the street from the Mill-Inn) That old 7-11 is a Daylight Donuts shop now.

I went to E.S. for my uncles thing at the Elms a few years back. Wish my Grandmother had never sold her house. Big blue 2 story on waters i think.
Anyway i had alot of fun there.

Raised On Riots
05-15-2009, 02:38 PM
I literally grew up eating Snead's burnt ends, started going there in the 70's and their burnt ends are what got me hooked on Q in the first place. They're still pretty good, I ate there last summer. If you're in the area, give 'em a try.

I like Bryant's (skip the original sauce) beef and fries. Calvin Trillin knows his stuff.
Oklahoma Joe's pork (and their too-salty-to-be-good-for-me fries) rock. Love their 'Night of the living BBQ' sauce.
When Jake Edwards was alive I ate there every chance but without the old man kicking ass and turning brisket, their meat isn't the same.
Bates City BBQ - their ribs are a good deal - by the way, I see a sign showing their new home will be just off Neiman a block south of Johnson Drive. Smokestack meat is pretty good, beans are awesome. Jack Stack is pretty good, but I let the out-of-towners have my spot, their prics are too high for a local yokel. I can eat mo' bettah at Oklahoma Joe's and have less hassle.
Rosedale ribs on Sunday used to be cheap enough to offset the bad sauce and so on. Haven't been there in years.
I won't drive across town to eat at Gates, but if I'm in the area I'll grab a beef and a half. I like the drive-thru at Main, near Costco. Can't remember the cross street, follow your nose. Drive thru = less may I help you? confusion...you know they're talking to you. Walking in to the one at State line/103rd is a loud-ass guessing game.

OK, now I've got to drive to Bryants for beef, beer and lard-cooked fries. You people are costing me money, and when I have the obligatory heart attack I hope you all feel ashamed. Shame on all of yez!

Just make sure you're having sex after that meal when the heart-attack comes, and mister; you WIN.

Big Ol' Chiefs Fan: 1

Life: 0

Sure-Oz
10-21-2009, 06:11 PM
So Josh Looney said that Sproles is going to go to Gates, and i told him twitter to that he should go to oklahoma joes first, he then replied to me saying he prefers LC's bbq. Let me know what you think people. i also like bates city bbq as well as oklahoma joes and jack stack. Gates isn't bad either

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 06:14 PM
So Josh Looney said that Sproles is going to go to Gates, and i told him twitter to that he should go to oklahoma joes first, he then replied to me saying he prefers LC's bbq. Let me know what you think people. i also like bates city bbq as well as oklahoma joes
I might have said the same thing as Looney. I saw that Tweet before I saw this post, btw. I'm now following you.

Sure-Oz
10-21-2009, 06:18 PM
I might have said the same thing as Looney. I saw that Tweet before I saw this post, btw. I'm now following you.

I will have to give that place a shot soon, i haven't even heard of it. Haha thanks for following, i returned the favor

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 06:29 PM
I will have to give that place a shot soon, i haven't even heard of it. Haha thanks for following, i returned the favor
You haven't heard of L.C.'s? Its the best place in KC, IMO. Don't get me wrong -- I LOVE Oklahoma Joe's and eat there more than any other place. But L.C.'s burnt ends and brisket are transcendent.

Saccopoo
10-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Back in the 80's, Smoke Stack in Martin City ruled. Even the one on the Paseo was excellent.

Jess & Jim's or Smokestack. That was a hard call to make every time you went out there for dinner.

My personal preference was Haywards and Gates when I was there.

Sure-Oz
10-21-2009, 06:37 PM
You haven't heard of L.C.'s? Its the best place in KC, IMO. Don't get me wrong -- I LOVE Oklahoma Joe's and eat there more than any other place. But L.C.'s burnt ends and brisket are transcendent.
I haven't, and that's strange...

I hadn't been to OK joes till this past summer...i usually ate at Gates, Zarda and Jackstack for my bbq needs.

Dave Lane
10-21-2009, 06:43 PM
Its funny the list of those that like Jack Stack BBQ are almost all out of towners. Tells you all you really need to know about Jack Stack.

Dave Lane
10-21-2009, 06:45 PM
I went with Arthur Bryants over LCs by a squeak. Though LCs beans rock really hard.

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 06:45 PM
Its funny the list of those that like Jack Stack BBQ are almost all out of towners. Tells you all you really need to know about Jack Stack.
I like knowing that I can score some rocks within three blocks of a BBQ joint. That's the truly authentic KC experience.

wildcat09
10-21-2009, 07:19 PM
I love Bates City........I also love you can get a full rack of ribs for $11

I live right by Brobecks and they are pretty good, too.....

wildcat09
10-21-2009, 07:21 PM
one other thing.....boooo Zarda......I just don't like that place at all

boogblaster
10-21-2009, 08:08 PM
Being from out of town ive eaten in just a few ... Gates .. KC Masterpiece .. Zarda ... all were BBQ ... liked Gates endsamwich best ... would like to try LC or OK Joe tho ...

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 08:10 PM
Being from out of town ive eaten in just a few ... Gates .. KC Masterpiece .. Zarda ... all were BBQ ... liked Gates endsamwich best .
Yeah, Gates would be far-and-away the best of that meager lineup.

wildcat09
10-21-2009, 08:13 PM
I like to sample everything from everywhere......each place has something they do better than others. I have yet to go somewhere that has the best everything. I was in Wichita for business last week and had Hogwild......good ribs. Wasnt really impressed by the rest of the menu.

gblowfish
10-21-2009, 08:13 PM
First of all, props to Big Red Chief for putting together such a comprehensive list. Nice job!

I've devoted a section of my website to KC BBQ for many years, and have always said BBQ is like politics or religion, everybody has a personal opinion, and there are no right or wrong answers. You can see my BBQ page here:

http://www.georgeblowfish.com/BBQ.html

Wanted to address a few of the questions in this thread, especially for those who are out of towners, and may come to KC on a BBQ pilgrimage:

1) The can't go wrong, true KC BBQ experience places are:
Bryants, Gates, Smokestack, LC's, Oklahoma Joe's, Rosedale.

Eat at any of these, and you will have had an authentic KC BBQ meal.
Coming to KC and eating at KC Masterpiece is like going to Santa Fe for mexican food and eating at Taco Bell.

2) I've been to Big T's a couple of times, and highly recommend it. I think they are excellent. Big portions, great beans, good sausage, and they're open on Sunday. LC's is not open Sunday. So, if you need BBQ on Sunday night, go to Big T's.

3) Rosedale sauce is great on chicken strips, Arby's roast beef sandwiches, etc. It's very versatile. It has a fruity kick to it, very unique and different from other sauces. I like it. But I also like Arthur Bryant's original sauce, which is tart and spicy, and almost the complete opposite of Rosedale. I like them both because they have individual character.

4) Chain places, for the most part, suck. Rib Crib is like Chili's. Bandana's? St. Louis doesn't know diddly about BBQ. Have you ever had Maull's BBQ sauce? I rest my case. Only chain that is decent in KC is Famous Dave's. Their food is pretty good, but not world class.

5) Danny Edwards is good, I really love their sauce, but they're only open for lunch. Can't get dinner there, and that's too bad. They're right next door to Ponak's Mexican food, and could do a big night business if they wanted to.

6) Zarda has drive thru service, and that's the best thing they have. Their food is just OK, ribs are not nearly as good as other places in town.

7) Quick's BBQ and Wyandotte BBQ ribs just flat out suck. Taste like fatty pot roast. Not good at all, but I know some people like that kind of thing.

8) Best Beans: Smokestack, Gates, Big T's.

9) Most unusual dishes at KC BBQ places: Mutton and Yammer Pie at Gates, Salmon at Smokestack, Chicken Gumbo at Oklahoma Joes, Brownies at Danny Edwards.

10) I've been to Snead's, but that was three or four years ago. It's very good. The out of town locations like Bates City BBQ or places in Lawrence or Excelsior Springs (for example) are hard for most KC residents to judge, because they're quite far out of the way.

Any place you go in KC is most likely going to be among the best BBQ you've ever had, especially if you're not from here. Enjoy!

wildcat09
10-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Anyone had Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis?? Mighty good ribs

ChiefsCountry
10-21-2009, 08:18 PM
I love Gates, mainly bc of their sauce. Bandana's for a chain isn't too bad, when you aren't in Kansas City.

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 08:24 PM
10) I've been to Snead's, but that was three or four years ago. It's very good. The out of town locations like Bates City BBQ or places in Lawrence or Excelsior Springs (for example) are hard for most KC residents to judge, because they're quite far out of the way.

Wabash BBQ in my hometown of Excelsior Springs. It is so terrible now. In the late 90's it was FABULOUS. Impeccable ribs. It is an over-smoked husk of its former self these days.

Raised On Riots
10-21-2009, 09:08 PM
I like knowing that I can score some rocks within three blocks of a BBQ joint. That's the truly authentic KC experience.

ROFL It's funny because it's true.

Silock
10-21-2009, 09:16 PM
Oklahoma Joe's. Even Anthony Bourdain agrees, saying it's one of the 13 places in the WORLD you must eat before you die. This list includes some of the best restaurants in the world, like elBulli, St. John and Etxebarri. Pretty ringing endorsement.

http://www.menshealth.com/bestfoods/food_features/13_Places_to_Eat_Before_You_Die.php

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 09:19 PM
Oklahoma Joe's. Even Anthony Bourdain agrees, saying it's one of the 13 places in the WORLD you must eat before you die. This list includes some of the best restaurants in the world, like elBulli, St. John and Etxebarri. Pretty ringing endorsement.

http://www.menshealth.com/bestfoods/food_features/13_Places_to_Eat_Before_You_Die.php
That list is so good. Its a nice mix of places that all food people know, tiny places that people only know about, by-and-large, because of Bourdain, and small places that really represent a city (like Ok Joe's and Hot Doug's).

sportsman1
10-21-2009, 09:22 PM
I can't even try Oklahoma Joes for one simple reason. It is called Oklahoma Joe's. I hate that place (the state) so much, and can't stand to see anything named Oklahoma associated with the best in Kansas City BBQ. So what is the story? Why is it named that. Enlighten the prejudiced one.

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 09:29 PM
I can't even try Oklahoma Joes for one simple reason. It is called Oklahoma Joe's. I hate that place (the state) so much, and can't stand to see anything named Oklahoma associated with the best in Kansas City BBQ. So what is the story? Why is it named that. Enlighten the prejudiced one.
Post #77 in this very thread has your answer. To repost:

Oklahoma Joe's is so-named because owner Jeff Stehney (a KC man) first used an Oklahoma Joe brand smoker when he started competing. Through this, Jeff became friends with the owner of the brand. They decided to go into the restaurant business together. One Oklahoma Joe's was opened in Stillwater (HQ of the smoker compnay) and another in KCK. When the owner of the smoker brand sold the company some short time later the Stillwater branch was closed down. All of which is to say that I don't consider the restaurant to be Oklahoman in any respect. Its Jeff's food.

sportsman1
10-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Thanks.. good to know. Sorry I missed #77.

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 09:32 PM
Thanks.. good to know. Sorry I missed #77.
I don't blame you. I forgot that it was in this thread. I went to search up my answer instead of re-typing it and found that it was in this thread from earlier in the year.

Count Zarth
10-21-2009, 09:36 PM
I've had Gates, Stack and KC Masterpiece.

Stack won out by far. In fact, I am definitely going to order some of their shit.

Reaper16
10-21-2009, 09:39 PM
I've had Gates, Stack and KC Masterpiece.

Stack won out by far. In fact, I am definitely going to order some of their shit.
Next time you come to KC, GoChiefs, you will dine better. I will make sure of it.

dirk digler
10-21-2009, 09:50 PM
I love Oklahoma Joe's. I was just there a couple of weeks ago and I like it alot better than Jack Stack's.

Count Zarth
10-21-2009, 09:52 PM
I love Oklahoma Joe's. I was just there a couple of weeks ago and I like it alot better than Jack Stack's.

It sounds like OJ's will have to be next.

BigRedChief
10-21-2009, 09:57 PM
I've had Gates, Stack and KC Masterpiece.

Stack won out by far. In fact, I am definitely going to order some of their shit.WTF did you go to KC masterpiece?

Count Zarth
10-21-2009, 09:58 PM
WTF did you go to KC masterpiece?

1999. My Uncle was a doof.

sportsman1
10-21-2009, 10:09 PM
I think I will try Ok. Joe's next time. Smokehouse is my fav for restaraunt setting, Gate's is all about the sauce, and Zarda's is decent, because I can buy the sauce here when my supply of Gate's runs out. Donno why anyone would do the KC masterpiece thing. I'm glad the restaruant is gone. Was a bad thing for KC BBQ.

dirk digler
10-21-2009, 10:14 PM
It sounds like OJ's will have to be next.

Let me know when you are coming and I will buy.

macdawg
10-22-2009, 12:53 AM
I voted for Oklahoma Joes. The ribs, brisket, pulled pork, fries & rings, sauce, and they also have a gumbo soup thing I had once that was insane. Good range of everything.

I do consider Jack Stacks a tie with OK joes though, I voted OK Joes because I might have it a tad higher, but Jack Stacks has a better atmosphere and you don't have to stand in an hour long line to eat there.

Bryants I love too, you either love it or you hate it because of the sauce, I'd much sooner send a visitor to Jack Stack or OK Joes.

Saccopoo
10-22-2009, 01:27 AM
One of the best places I've ever had KC style BBQ ribs was here in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The joint is called "My Backyard." (All humor aside, you guys have talked me into trying Oklahoma Joes the next time I'm in KC.)

bigpimpingchief
10-22-2009, 04:54 AM
The wife and i will be in KC for the Buffalo game. After reading these reviews I plan on definately getting to Jack steak and OK joe's. I am currently a BBQ amatuer but I am looking for chiefsplanet assitence in trying to find out where to go and have some of the best BBQ and/or steak.

MOhillbilly
10-22-2009, 07:43 AM
DONT PASS UP AB. most of these yuppies are just to scared to roll through the hood.

Saggysack
10-22-2009, 07:49 AM
Whichever one has mustard Q sauce.

MOhillbilly
10-22-2009, 09:09 AM
Whichever one has mustard Q sauce.


devilworshiper.

tooge
10-22-2009, 09:20 AM
personally I like my own best. These were turned in a few competitions ago. Chix not as black as in the pics. Ribs took 11th out of 96.

wildcat09
10-22-2009, 10:36 AM
personally I like my own best. These were turned in a few competitions ago. Chix not as black as in the pics. Ribs took 11th out of 96.

What's on the lunch menu for today?
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tooge
10-22-2009, 10:55 AM
What's on the lunch menu for today?
Posted via Mobile Device

heh, i'm gettin a free lunch from a drug rep. Cascones italian.

Demonpenz
10-22-2009, 10:56 AM
my parents came down from st joe ad got some famous dave down at the power and light and said it was good.

Sure-Oz
10-22-2009, 11:01 AM
my parents came down from st joe ad got some famous dave down at the power and light and said it was good.

:doh!:

Reaper16
10-22-2009, 11:07 AM
my parents came down from st joe ad got some famous dave down at the power and light and said it was good.
Best part about this post is the fact that there is a Famous Dave's in St. Joe.

wildcat09
10-22-2009, 11:29 AM
heh, i'm gettin a free lunch from a drug rep. Cascones italian.

I am a rep (not pharma) so I am feeding people today, too.........I need to start using a BBQ joint

Pablo
10-22-2009, 12:25 PM
Best part about this post is the fact that there is a Famous Dave's in St. Joe.Yeah, but if Demon's parents are true 238er's then they aren't going all the way up to the North Shoppes to spend their hard-earned cash. Besides, they can always pick up a hamburger from Ford's in the South End. Delicious BBQ.

Gadzooks
10-22-2009, 01:54 PM
Adam's Rib has closed down.

Sure-Oz
10-22-2009, 03:04 PM
Adam's Rib has closed down.

Yeah i saw that 2 weeks ago, major bummer, i ate there once a week at work

wildcat09
10-22-2009, 03:29 PM
Yeah i saw that 2 weeks ago, major bummer, i ate there once a week at work


damn that sucks......I loved the giant rib they had only on Friday and Saturday in addition to the sweet potato fries :(

wildcat09
10-22-2009, 03:31 PM
There was an Adam's Rib (no relation to the one that was here) in Garden City, Ks.......I went to juco there and dated a girl that worked there......all the BBQ I could stomach for FREE........even when I transferred she would bring me some........those were the days

Barret
10-22-2009, 04:56 PM
A question for you all that have BBQ knowledge.

Is there an ability to order meats from any of these places?

Is the quality going to be sub-standard to where it isnt worth spending the money on it?

If it is sub-standard would ordering any specific rubs/sauce and then cooking selected meat from a store locally be a decent choice?

I ask because I live in Tyler, Texas and the only place that has decent ribs here is called The Country Tavern. http://www.countrytavern.com/media.php

Anyway I have tried to inform a Texan here that KC has the best BBQ and she throws the Country Tavern in my face. I would like to find a way to make her eat her words but cant travel to KC to do it. That is why I asked the questions above.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Reaper16
10-22-2009, 04:59 PM
A question for you all that have BBQ knowledge.

Is there an ability to order meats from any of these places?

Is the quality going to be sub-standard to where it isnt worth spending the money on it?

If it is sub-standard would ordering any specific rubs/sauce and then cooking selected meat from a store locally be a decent choice?

I ask because I live in Tyler, Texas and the only place that has decent ribs here is called The Country Tavern. http://www.countrytavern.com/media.php

Anyway I have tried to inform a Texan here that KC has the best BBQ and she throws the Country Tavern in my face. I would like to find a way to make her eat her words but cant travel to KC to do it. That is why I asked the questions above.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.jackstackbbq.com/default.asp

Ta-da!

JASONSAUTO
10-22-2009, 05:32 PM
I love Gates, mainly bc of their sauce. Bandana's for a chain isn't too bad, when you aren't in Kansas City.

you know there is a bandana'a about 30 minutes away from me and i really like the place but yeah i probably would never eat there if i were in KC, and i dont use the mustard sauce, the kc style is more my style

Sure-Oz
10-22-2009, 07:21 PM
I love gates sauce, but i love oklahoma joes sauce even more the 'nightmare on bbq sauce' sauce is the shit, you can buy that in stores too.

Terribilis
10-22-2009, 07:51 PM
I routinely have to fight to defend KC BBQ from the North Carolinian's around here. They are pretty narrow-minded about BBQ.

stlchiefs
10-22-2009, 08:05 PM
I love gates sauce, but i love oklahoma joes sauce even more the 'nightmare on bbq sauce' sauce is the shit, you can buy that in stores too.

Night of the Living Sauce! Just used some for lunch. That stuff is the greatest. :clap:

Fire Me Boy!
10-22-2009, 08:34 PM
I routinely have to fight to defend KC BBQ from the North Carolinian's around here. They are pretty narrow-minded about BBQ.

Same way here in SC. These people wouldn't know good BBQ if you shoved it down their gullets.

Sure-Oz
10-22-2009, 08:56 PM
Night of the Living Sauce! Just used some for lunch. That stuff is the greatest. :clap:

lol that's the name, and yes its the best

Extra Point
10-22-2009, 09:35 PM
The best is in a lot of folks' back yards. I humbly think mine is.

Color Red
10-22-2009, 09:46 PM
I love the great ones, any of them, Bryants, Gates, on and on. But one of my favorites that doesn't get mentioned much is Wyandotte BBQ. I especially love their beef sandwich, their hot fries wrapped in wax paper, and a bottle of RC. I'm especially nostalgic for their State Avenue location. Very consistent food.

Raised On Riots
10-22-2009, 11:27 PM
I routinely have to fight to defend KC BBQ from the North Carolinian's around here. They are pretty narrow-minded about BBQ.

Considering that their product is retarded dog-vomit; fuck them in the ass with a flaming Alomar branch.

Buck
10-22-2009, 11:28 PM
Isn't North Carolina BBQ the one with the watery BBQ Sauce?

Raised On Riots
10-22-2009, 11:31 PM
Isn't North Carolina BBQ the one with the watery BBQ Sauce?

That'd be the vinegar pepper sauce to go with your extra-salty, nice and mushy pork-slop, and your side of coleslaw with ketchup in it.

Just makes your mouth water, don't it?

Buck
10-22-2009, 11:32 PM
I've never had real BBQ in my life, I'm super jealous of all of you.

Sure-Oz
10-23-2009, 12:10 AM
I've never had real BBQ in my life, I'm super jealous of all of you.

haha my best friend moved to SD recently and misses bbq alot

Count Zarth
10-23-2009, 12:13 AM
Jack Stack's desserts are also incredible. I had their triple chocolate brownie sundae....OMFGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

If I lived in KC I would go to Jack Stack's every week. It's also cozy as fuck...great place for a date.

Saccopoo
10-23-2009, 02:11 AM
That'd be the vinegar pepper sauce to go with your extra-salty, nice and mushy pork-slop, and your side of coleslaw with ketchup in it.

Just makes your mouth water, don't it?

Don't be a BBQ bigot.

Carolina sauce has it's place and can be very effective. In fact, I find that the true old style Carolina sauce is a dying breed in terms of culinary style. That the sweet KC style has dominated the market over the past 20 years is not a ringing endorsement of that particular brand of sauce, just that the general masses are more inclined to gravitate towards a sweeter sauce than a tart, vinegary type of sauce.

Personally, I find that the acceptance of the KC style sauce as "the BBQ sauce" in terms of the general consensus is, perhaps, leading to the eventual downfall of what was the greatest and initially accepted BBQ in the world. (And yes, I'm including Jamaican Jerk, Thai, Mongolian, etc. - KC BBQ put BBQ on the map in terms of cuisine, acceptable cuisine to even the gourmet chefs. It allowed the world wide style of "pit" cooking to be accepted as a singular method. They had to account for BBQ as a major influence in terms of culinary and consumer demand and style.)

To discount a particular style of BBQ in terms of it's regional preference is akin to discounting BBQ as an acceptable method for preparing meat in general.

I implore you to try various styles of American BBQ to fully appreciate and enjoy what the craft of open flame cooking provides.

(And I guarantee that the Carolina style will enhance your appreciation of grilled fish all the more.)

Fire Me Boy!
10-23-2009, 06:22 AM
Don't be a BBQ bigot.

Carolina sauce has it's place and can be very effective. In fact, I find that the true old style Carolina sauce is a dying breed in terms of culinary style. That the sweet KC style has dominated the market over the past 20 years is not a ringing endorsement of that particular brand of sauce, just that the general masses are more inclined to gravitate towards a sweeter sauce than a tart, vinegary type of sauce.

Personally, I find that the acceptance of the KC style sauce as "the BBQ sauce" in terms of the general consensus is, perhaps, leading to the eventual downfall of what was the greatest and initially accepted BBQ in the world. (And yes, I'm including Jamaican Jerk, Thai, Mongolian, etc. - KC BBQ put BBQ on the map in terms of cuisine, acceptable cuisine to even the gourmet chefs. It allowed the world wide style of "pit" cooking to be accepted as a singular method. They had to account for BBQ as a major influence in terms of culinary and consumer demand and style.)

To discount a particular style of BBQ in terms of it's regional preference is akin to discounting BBQ as an acceptable method for preparing meat in general.

I implore you to try various styles of American BBQ to fully appreciate and enjoy what the craft of open flame cooking provides.

(And I guarantee that the Carolina style will enhance your appreciation of grilled fish all the more.)

The acceptance of vinegar/pepper and mustard sauces would be more acceptable if it didn't taste like shit.

:p

BigRedChief
10-23-2009, 07:18 AM
I've never had real BBQ in my life, I'm super jealous of all of you.The leading vote getter so far is jackstackBBQ. You can order their ribs, meat etc online at http://www.jackstackbbq.com/default.asp

You have to get you some cheesy corn from there too.

wildcat09
10-23-2009, 07:40 AM
The acceptance of vinegar/pepper and mustard sauces would be more acceptable if it didn't taste like shit.

:p


THIS:thumb:

MOhillbilly
10-23-2009, 07:51 AM
vinegar,pepper and mustard are you friend when Qing. love it.

Baby Lee
10-23-2009, 08:00 AM
The acceptance of vinegar/pepper and mustard sauces would be more acceptable if it didn't taste like shit.

:p

Bandana's Carolina style [Hot], and KC style [Sweet and Smoky], are their co-MVPs.

I dish out two big pools of them and alternate.

KCUnited
10-23-2009, 08:04 AM
OK Joe's Carolina pulled pork sandwich is in my top 5 mouthfuls of BBQ in the city.

Dottefan
10-23-2009, 08:14 AM
OK Joe's ( the gas station location) and Bryants on 18Th st. Choosing between those two , is like asking a mother to choose her favorite kid..I love them both the same , but for different reasons.

Sure-Oz
10-23-2009, 09:31 AM
The leading vote getter so far is jackstackBBQ. You can order their ribs, meat etc online at http://www.jackstackbbq.com/default.asp

You have to get you some cheesy corn from there too.

I think i dont like jackstack as much as OK Joes, (but it is great great bbq) but i think im mainly burned out cause my parents always mass order it every other weekend for dinner and i rarely have ok joes. I guess thats not a bad thing cause i still eat it all and love it

Reaper16
10-23-2009, 10:51 AM
Don't be a BBQ bigot.

Carolina sauce has it's place and can be very effective. In fact, I find that the true old style Carolina sauce is a dying breed in terms of culinary style. That the sweet KC style has dominated the market over the past 20 years is not a ringing endorsement of that particular brand of sauce, just that the general masses are more inclined to gravitate towards a sweeter sauce than a tart, vinegary type of sauce.

Personally, I find that the acceptance of the KC style sauce as "the BBQ sauce" in terms of the general consensus is, perhaps, leading to the eventual downfall of what was the greatest and initially accepted BBQ in the world. (And yes, I'm including Jamaican Jerk, Thai, Mongolian, etc. - KC BBQ put BBQ on the map in terms of cuisine, acceptable cuisine to even the gourmet chefs. It allowed the world wide style of "pit" cooking to be accepted as a singular method. They had to account for BBQ as a major influence in terms of culinary and consumer demand and style.)

To discount a particular style of BBQ in terms of it's regional preference is akin to discounting BBQ as an acceptable method for preparing meat in general.

I implore you to try various styles of American BBQ to fully appreciate and enjoy what the craft of open flame cooking provides.

(And I guarantee that the Carolina style will enhance your appreciation of grilled fish all the more.)
I'm going to go ahead and disagree with the assertion that Jerk spice cooking and Mongolian BBQ are, in fact, actual styles of barbecue.

Demonpenz
10-23-2009, 01:53 PM
SPIN SPIN...SPIN THE BLACKISH CIRCLE

Raised On Riots
10-23-2009, 02:06 PM
The acceptance of vinegar/pepper and mustard sauces would be more acceptable if it didn't taste like shit.

:p

This. And it has nothing to do with being a "BBQ Bigot"; I've tried the style and I simply do not want.

PunkinDrublic
10-23-2009, 02:16 PM
Don't be a BBQ bigot.

Carolina sauce has it's place and can be very effective. In fact, I find that the true old style Carolina sauce is a dying breed in terms of culinary style. That the sweet KC style has dominated the market over the past 20 years is not a ringing endorsement of that particular brand of sauce, just that the general masses are more inclined to gravitate towards a sweeter sauce than a tart, vinegary type of sauce.

Personally, I find that the acceptance of the KC style sauce as "the BBQ sauce" in terms of the general consensus is, perhaps, leading to the eventual downfall of what was the greatest and initially accepted BBQ in the world. (And yes, I'm including Jamaican Jerk, Thai, Mongolian, etc. - KC BBQ put BBQ on the map in terms of cuisine, acceptable cuisine to even the gourmet chefs. It allowed the world wide style of "pit" cooking to be accepted as a singular method. They had to account for BBQ as a major influence in terms of culinary and consumer demand and style.)

To discount a particular style of BBQ in terms of it's regional preference is akin to discounting BBQ as an acceptable method for preparing meat in general.

I implore you to try various styles of American BBQ to fully appreciate and enjoy what the craft of open flame cooking provides.

(And I guarantee that the Carolina style will enhance your appreciation of grilled fish all the more.)

I'm more of a BBQ supremacist in that I believe all other BBQ regions are inferior in sauce and methods to KC. I do enjoy BBQ in other regions of the country including here in Texas but they all fall short compared to KC

wildcat09
10-23-2009, 03:28 PM
I'm more of a BBQ supremacist in that I believe all other BBQ regions are inferior in sauce and methods to KC. I do enjoy BBQ in other regions of the country including here in Texas but they all fall short compared to KC


well played, good sir.......THIS

Saccopoo
10-23-2009, 04:16 PM
I'm going to go ahead and disagree with the assertion that Jerk spice cooking and Mongolian BBQ are, in fact, actual styles of barbecue.

I would categorize Jamaican Jerk style cooking as BBQ. They use a wet rub, and cook the chicken and pork pit style. Pretty much the same methodology used in most traditional BBQ cooking here in the states.

And if this ain't BBQ'ing, I don't know what is:

Them Mongols sure know how to grill up a marmot.

Reaper16
10-23-2009, 04:26 PM
I would categorize Jamaican Jerk style cooking as BBQ. They use a wet rub, and cook the chicken and pork pit style. Pretty much the same methodology used in most traditional BBQ cooking here in the states.

If the jerk spice rubbed meat is cooked with indirect heat, which I didn't think that it was for some reason, then I was wrong.

LOCOChief
10-23-2009, 04:49 PM
I moved away from KC 7 years ago and MAN I MISS Zarda, Winslows and LC's. the wife and I go to Sonnys Real Pit here on Fridays for $10.99 baby backs, corn sweet potato ans slaw and it's not bad at all.

Saccopoo
10-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Oh, and I do suggest you try some Carolina Style BBQ sauce on chicken or a shredded pork shoulder. I personally love it on grilled mako shark steaks. Here's my super secret recipe for Carolina BBQ sauce if you want to give it a whirl. I've made it a touch sweeter than is typical. Cut down/remove the hot sauce or cayenne if you like a little less heat to your sauce:

Carolina Style BBQ Sauce

1 c. prepared yellow mustard
¼ c. granulated sugar
¼ c. molasses
¼ c. honey
½ c. cider vinegar
1 T. white vinegar
1 T. balsamic vinegar
¼ c. light lager beer
1 T. vegetable oil
½ T. key lime juice
¼ t. hot sauce
¼ t. ground thyme
¼ t. white pepper
¼ t. fine ground black pepper
pinch of ground cayenne pepper

Mix and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.

Raised On Riots
10-23-2009, 06:37 PM
I never considered BBQ a "favorite food" until I moved to KC. If that doesn't say it all, nothing else will.

Adept Havelock
10-23-2009, 06:46 PM
Snead's BBQ is still my favorite. Best Burnt Ends I've ever eaten, and the sauce isn't sweet.

Reaper16
10-23-2009, 08:36 PM
Snead's BBQ is still my favorite. Best Burnt Ends I've ever eaten, and the sauce isn't sweet.
I really wish Snead's wasn't in the Belton area. I could go for some of their "brownies" right now.

BryanBusby
10-23-2009, 11:43 PM
Snead's BBQ is still my favorite. Best Burnt Ends I've ever eaten, and the sauce isn't sweet.

I like me some Snead's. Oden's BBQ is also great and I found another shop further down 58 into Belton called Micky B's BBQ which has some good pulled pork.

Been awhile since I've gone, but Smoken BBQ out in Lone Jack was nice. With Sneads, Odens, Micky B's and Jack Stacks within 15 minutes from me I'm surprised I'm not overweight.

BigRedChief
12-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Orange County Chopper BBQ opens in Village West

http://www.kansascity.com/637/story/1616762.html

New barbecue restaurant combines meals with motorcycles



By JOYCE SMITH
The Kansas City Star
To take on Kansas City barbecue — and succeed — you’d better be prepared.

Count the new Backfire BBQ Featuring Orange County Choppers — three years in development — as well-prepared. The new restaurant and retail shop kicked off with a grand opening Monday in the Legends at Village West in Kansas City, Kan.

So chow down and let the barbecue debate begin.

“Backfire BBQ is bikes, burgers and barbecue. And it is a phenomenal collection of antique cars, antique jukeboxes, phenomenal neon signs,” said Steve Schussler, creator of Backfire BBQ as well as T-Rex Cafe, also in the Legends, and Rainforest Cafe, among other concepts.
“We have some of the most unusual decor that you will see in Kansas City, and what you don’t see, which is behind the scenes, is one of the world’s largest smokers.”

Backfire BBQ has gone full throttle, developing a menu under the culinary direction of Chicago’s Levy Restaurants, which oversees such award-winning restaurants as Spiaggia and Bistro 110 in that city.

“We spent a whole year testing food in their laboratories. So it is more about the food than the decor,” Schussler said. “You can’t think that your taste buds are going to be overwhelmed by the decor.”

The 8,300 square-foot operation at 1855 Village West Parkway (just 20 yards from T-Rex) seats 300 people amid custom-built choppers by Orange County Choppers, an open flame “hog pit,” 14 plasma televisions and artwork. It will have live music Thursday through Saturday nights.
Everything but the chocolate cake is made in-house, including the pickles, salad dressings, barbecue sauces, doughnuts (made to order and tossed tableside in cinnamon and sugar), apple cobbler and fried green tomatoes.
Backfire BBQ uses organic and local foods when possible.

Other menu items include chipotle deviled eggs, spiced barbecue shrimp, chili, a variety of burgers, meatloaf, salads, steak, catfish, and, of course, barbecue — ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and chicken — all cranked up on a smoker with a 1,400-pound capacity.

There’s even a s’mores kit that allows customers to make the marshmallow and chocolate treat at the restaurant or at home.On Monday, Paul Teutul Sr., chief executive officer of Orange County Choppers, and his two sons were at the grand opening. The stars of the television series “American Chopper” plan to stop several times a year.
Schussler chose the barbecue and bikes combination because it reminds him of the freedom of the open road.

“We’re in a barbecue town, and we said to ourselves, ‘OK, dare we open up barbecue in a barbecue town?’ ” he said. “The only way that you can do barbecue in a barbecue town — and a town that’s done barbecue well — is to be better. And we are so confident, not cocky confident, mind you, but we are so confident in our barbecue that I dare anybody to come in and not have our brisket melt in your mouth, our ribs fall off the bone.”

KCUnited
12-08-2009, 08:11 AM
Orange County Chopper BBQ opens in Village West

http://www.kansascity.com/637/story/1616762.html

New barbecue restaurant combines meals with motorcycles



By JOYCE SMITH
The Kansas City Star
To take on Kansas City barbecue — and succeed — you’d better be prepared.

Count the new Backfire BBQ Featuring Orange County Choppers — three years in development — as well-prepared. The new restaurant and retail shop kicked off with a grand opening Monday in the Legends at Village West in Kansas City, Kan.

So chow down and let the barbecue debate begin.

“Backfire BBQ is bikes, burgers and barbecue. And it is a phenomenal collection of antique cars, antique jukeboxes, phenomenal neon signs,” said Steve Schussler, creator of Backfire BBQ as well as T-Rex Cafe, also in the Legends, and Rainforest Cafe, among other concepts.
“We have some of the most unusual decor that you will see in Kansas City, and what you don’t see, which is behind the scenes, is one of the world’s largest smokers.”

Backfire BBQ has gone full throttle, developing a menu under the culinary direction of Chicago’s Levy Restaurants, which oversees such award-winning restaurants as Spiaggia and Bistro 110 in that city.

“We spent a whole year testing food in their laboratories. So it is more about the food than the decor,” Schussler said. “You can’t think that your taste buds are going to be overwhelmed by the decor.”

The 8,300 square-foot operation at 1855 Village West Parkway (just 20 yards from T-Rex) seats 300 people amid custom-built choppers by Orange County Choppers, an open flame “hog pit,” 14 plasma televisions and artwork. It will have live music Thursday through Saturday nights.
Everything but the chocolate cake is made in-house, including the pickles, salad dressings, barbecue sauces, doughnuts (made to order and tossed tableside in cinnamon and sugar), apple cobbler and fried green tomatoes.
Backfire BBQ uses organic and local foods when possible.

Other menu items include chipotle deviled eggs, spiced barbecue shrimp, chili, a variety of burgers, meatloaf, salads, steak, catfish, and, of course, barbecue — ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and chicken — all cranked up on a smoker with a 1,400-pound capacity.

There’s even a s’mores kit that allows customers to make the marshmallow and chocolate treat at the restaurant or at home.On Monday, Paul Teutul Sr., chief executive officer of Orange County Choppers, and his two sons were at the grand opening. The stars of the television series “American Chopper” plan to stop several times a year.
Schussler chose the barbecue and bikes combination because it reminds him of the freedom of the open road.

“We’re in a barbecue town, and we said to ourselves, ‘OK, dare we open up barbecue in a barbecue town?’ ” he said. “The only way that you can do barbecue in a barbecue town — and a town that’s done barbecue well — is to be better. And we are so confident, not cocky confident, mind you, but we are so confident in our barbecue that I dare anybody to come in and not have our brisket melt in your mouth, our ribs fall off the bone.”
I'd say run them out of town but realized they're in Kansas anyway.

Raised On Riots
12-08-2009, 11:56 AM
I'd say run them out of town but realized they're in Kansas anyway.

ROFL:clap:

Just give me a shady part of town and the smell of hickory, and I'm good to go.

CHIEFS58
12-08-2009, 12:01 PM
Jack Stacks ribs were heaven.

Reaper16
12-08-2009, 12:50 PM
I'm going to go to Backfire BBQ and I expect disaster.

cookster50
12-08-2009, 01:06 PM
Nothing says BBQ like Chicago consultants!

Phobia
12-08-2009, 01:38 PM
My write-in is any backyard BBQer who has a partial understanding of slow smoking, dry rubs, and when to use sauce. Yes, that includes me but it also includes hundreds of other regular Joes in and around the area. It's not rocket science.

Fish
12-08-2009, 01:48 PM
Orange County Chopper BBQ opens in Village West

http://www.kansascity.com/637/story/1616762.html

New barbecue restaurant combines meals with motorcycles

The new restaurant and retail shop....

Schussler chose the barbecue and bikes combination because it reminds him of the freedom of the open road.

This sounds like a cheap and hollow marketing campaign. And I hate those Orange County Chopper guys. Does this restaurant actually care about BBQ, or are they just trying to make another trendy expensive place to take your monies?

Monty
12-08-2009, 02:14 PM
My write-in is any backyard BBQer who has a partial understanding of slow smoking, dry rubs, and when to use sauce. Yes, that includes me but it also includes hundreds of other regular Joes in and around the area. It's not rocket science.

Yes! I'm on the list!! :D

BTW, your brisket on Sunday was OUTSTANDING!!!

Reaper16
12-08-2009, 02:24 PM
My write-in is any backyard BBQer who has a partial understanding of slow smoking, dry rubs, and when to use sauce. Yes, that includes me but it also includes hundreds of other regular Joes in and around the area. It's not rocket science.
You're correct but its unfair. The poll is clearly asking for places of commercial operation. I can't just drive to your house and expect to buy food from you.

Raised On Riots
12-08-2009, 03:26 PM
I'm going to go to Backfire BBQ and I expect disaster.

But why? It sounds so perfect, authentic, and non-corporate!

Nothing says BBQ like Chicago consultants!

Or a rib joint inspired by three mechanics from Jersey!

Woot! WOOT I SAY!

tooge
12-08-2009, 03:51 PM
My write-in is any backyard BBQer who has a partial understanding of slow smoking, dry rubs, and when to use sauce. Yes, that includes me but it also includes hundreds of other regular Joes in and around the area. It's not rocket science.

does that include pork "pulled" in a blender? ;)

Phobia
12-08-2009, 04:16 PM
Yes! I'm on the list!! :D

BTW, your brisket on Sunday was OUTSTANDING!!!

Thanks. I enjoyed it too. The burnt ends off that were amazing. It got a little more crispy than I wanted trying to keep the heat up in the cold temps but it really made the burnt ends legitimate.

Phobia
12-08-2009, 04:17 PM
does that include pork "pulled" in a blender? ;)

Why not? I know you competition boys laugh at me putting the pulled pork in a food processor but I like the fluffy texture. Plus it makes it look like there's double the meat. You have to take some risks to innovate and that's one of mine.

Phobia
12-08-2009, 04:18 PM
You're correct but its unfair. The poll is clearly asking for places of commercial operation. I can't just drive to your house and expect to buy food from you.

If you give me 48 hours notice you can.

Stewie
12-08-2009, 04:24 PM
When the focus is on things that aren't related to serving good food it's bound to fail. I may be proven wrong, but I bet their Q is average at best. That's alot of money invested to serve mediocre food.

Fire Me Boy!
12-08-2009, 05:36 PM
:sulk:

I'm not in and around KC anymore, so I've lost my legitimacy.

Reaper16
12-08-2009, 05:37 PM
If you give me 48 hours notice you can.
Oh, you temptor. :drool:

KC is DEN's bitch
12-10-2009, 04:28 PM
44-13ROFL

BigRedChief
12-17-2009, 12:26 PM
Thanks. I enjoyed it too. The burnt ends off that were amazing. It got a little more crispy than I wanted trying to keep the heat up in the cold temps but it really made the burnt ends legitimate.His pulled pork is the best. :clap:

kcfanXIII
12-17-2009, 12:45 PM
i'm more or less certain i said gates in this thread or another one like it. i would like to withdraw my nomination. the past few times i've been there the beef has been VERY fatty. to the point where when i get done eating, it looks like half a sandwich left on my plate. my vote is up for grabs, so sway me...

kcfanXIII
12-17-2009, 12:46 PM
:sulk:

I'm not in and around KC anymore, so I've lost my legitimacy.

and we're supposed to feel sorry for you beach boy? lol, jk man...

BryanBusby
02-08-2010, 05:04 PM
Kind of a necro bump I suppose, but whatever.

For those of you looking to try out Sneads BBQ, don't bother. A friend and I went the other day and apparently the ownership has changed not long ago. Prices were higher, portions were smaller. Fries were barely warm. :(

It's too bad as they used to kick ass. If you're in Belton and looking for good BBQ, hit up Odens BBQ (they still own) instead or take the trip up Holmes road to Jackstacks.

Reaper16
02-08-2010, 05:12 PM
Kind of a necro bump I suppose, but whatever.

For those of you looking to try out Sneads BBQ, don't bother. A friend and I went the other day and apparently the ownership has changed not long ago. Prices were higher, portions were smaller. Fries were barely warm. :(

It's too bad as they used to kick ass. If you're in Belton and looking for good BBQ, hit up Odens BBQ (they still own) instead or take the trip up Holmes road to Jackstacks.
Sadness.

Mastashake
02-08-2010, 05:16 PM
Some of these BBQ joints are way too pretty and new. They need to be run-down and in the bad part of town.

KCUnited
02-08-2010, 05:30 PM
FWIW, Dickies BBQ is selling $1 pulled pork sandwiches every Monday for the rest of February. Haven't tried one, but ol boy next to me at work has been hitting them up for a bit. He also brought in a bacon explosion for a company food day, which I don't recommend.

DeezNutz
02-08-2010, 05:36 PM
Burnt end on bun, ftmfw.

BryanBusby
02-08-2010, 06:58 PM
Sadness.

If there's any consolation, they waived the check after my buddy told them the food sucked ass (his exact words) when someone came up and asked us how it was. :)

BigRedChief
02-12-2010, 10:08 AM
Bump to find you a new place to replace LC's.

gblowfish
02-12-2010, 10:11 AM
Go down the street a block to the east and try Big T's. It's good too.

BigRedChief
02-12-2010, 12:48 PM
Go down the street a block to the east and try Big T's. It's good too.yeah, Big T's is very underrated. I like it too.

BigRedChief
05-20-2010, 09:25 AM
The history of KC BBQ:
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/19/1956340/history-of-kansas-city-barbecue.html

Posted on Wed, May. 19, 2010
Right on 'cue | Your guide to this weekend's Great American Barbecue Festival


By TIM ENGLE
The Kansas City Star
With all the meat at a big-time barbecue contest, you would think it would be easy to get your mouth on some.
Not necessarily true.

But this weekend’s Great American Barbecue Festival outside Sandstone Amphitheater is not just a competition, it’s a celebration of ’cue. And it’s hard to celebrate barbecue without sampling some. Vendors will sell traditional saucy fare — brisket sandwiches, ribs, pulled pork, wings — as well as exotic meats such as ostrich and alligator. (We bet it all tastes like barbecued chicken.)

“There will be absolutely no vegan specials,” promises organizer Paul Satterfield.

The people behind the Great American Barbecue like to call it the Mardi Gras of Meat and the Carnivore Carnivale, but it’s actually a family-friendly event. The only thing you’ll see flashed, as far as we know, is pork butt.
In honor of the festival’s sixth year, we’ve cooked up an assortment of lists, each with six items.


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6 just-the-facts, ma’am

1. The Great American Barbecue Festival is Friday and Saturday in the parking lots outside Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs. Friday daytime is devoted to barbecue contests, so public gates don’t open until 3 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 9 a.m.
2. Yes, the festival used to be on Memorial Day weekend. It’s a week earlier this year.
3. Admission is $10 per day for anyone 13 and older. Kids 12 and younger get in free. Or go both days for $15. Parking is free.
4. No animals, no coolers, no drinks or alcohol allowed in. But beverages (including beer) will be for sale.
5. Live bands on two stages 6-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks at about 10 p.m. Friday.
6. More info at www.thinkbbq.com (http://www.thinkbbq.com/).


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6 wacky-named bbq teams

Some teams likely to be cooking at this weekend’s contest:
1. Briskets & Gravy
2. Hoosier Daddy
3. Jurassic Pork
4. Notorious P.I.G.
5. Ribs for Her Pleasure
6. Guys With Wood


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6 things for the kids to do

1. Check out the “Kidz Que” competition 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday — younger kids are cooking steak; older ones are doing pork chops. Adults are around to lend a hand. Awards ceremony at 7:15 p.m. Friday.
2. Bounce around on inflatables in the Kidz Zone.
3. Finger-paint with barbecue sauce.
4. Get their faces painted (not with barbecue sauce).
5. Ride carnival rides.
6. Sample Mother’s Cookies, making their KC area debut, and a new mac and cheese from Velveeta.

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6 qualities a certified bbq judge looks for

You know, in barbecue. Not in a potential hookup.
1. Presentation: color, uniformity of pieces, aesthetic layout of pieces in the presentation box. And nothing weird: A team can’t make an initial with the sauce, for instance.
2. Tenderness. Overly tender = overcooked.
3. Taste. Although this should probably be at the top of the list.
4. Only three garnishes allowed: parsley, cilantro and green leaf lettuce.
5. Judges certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society are “very picky,” Great American organizer Paul Satterfield says, but their training keeps subjectivity in check.
6. You can’t hurry barbecue: It takes six hours or so to smoke a chicken. It can take 20 hours to smoke a brisket.


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6 regional bands you’ll want to catch

The festival has two stages this year. These six acts will appear on the main stage:
1. Scott Ford Band, 6 p.m. Friday
2. Loozin Sleep, 7:30 p.m. Friday
3. Six Degrees West, 9 p.m. Friday
4. Red Letter Hero, 12:30 p.m. Saturday
5. Brandon Miller Band, 2:30 p.m. Saturday
6. Big Foam Finger (with Fox 4’s Mike Thompson on guitar), 4 p.m. Saturday

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1 eating activity and 5 non-eating activities

1. Help judge the sauce competition. You’ll get a little cup of meat, then you can choose the sauces and rubs you want to sample. (Find the People’s Choice tent.)
2. After you wolf down a plate of ’cue (for sale in BBQ Alley), something fried on a stick, some kettle corn, a funnel cake, an Italian ice and a couple of beers … go hop on a carnival ride. The whirlier the better!
3. Or take it a little easier, like a nice, calm Ferris wheel ride.
4. Watch other people eat: The competitive rib-eating contest goes down (and stays down, with any luck) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Fox 4 stage).
5. Check out the Southern Living mobile demonstration kitchen, the homegrown Bacon Explosion guys and other culinary demos.
6. Buy some barbecue gear — a smoker, maybe, or knives or sweet-smelling wood — for the Q-lover in your life.

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6 fun festival factoids

1. The Great American Barbecue claims to be the world’s biggest barbecue festival and the second-largest sanctioned barbecue contest (behind the American Royal). Prize money up for grabs: $73,000.
2. There are two divisions of competition: The invitational is, as you’d guess, by invitation (those 30 teams have to have won a state championship). The open has attracted 200-plus teams this year. The open has lots of categories, including wings, side dishes and desserts.
3. Teams (whether competing in the invitational or the open) have to cook four meats: chicken, pork butt, pork ribs and brisket.
4. The winner of last year’s rib-eating competition ate 8.3 pounds of ribs in under seven minutes.
5. The festival is expecting 50,000 participants and attendees this year.
6. All those hungry people will require some 300,000 wet naps to wipe the sauce off their hands, faces and other body parts.

BigRedChief
08-22-2010, 11:49 AM
Man, I miss KC BBQ down here in Tampa. But, there is a place called Sonny's thats not bad if you like the sweet BBQ style. Coming back on labor day. Heading to Jack stack as soon as I get off the plane.

Guru
08-22-2010, 12:16 PM
I haven't eaten at any of those places so I will just say Phobia's.

KChiefs1
08-22-2010, 12:31 PM
I'm goin with Bates City... just had it the other night....and was delicious.

Bates City is easily in the top 5 but for #1 I went with Jack Stack.

BigRedChief
08-22-2010, 03:24 PM
I haven't eaten at any of those places so I will just say Phobia's.I've had a lot of Phobia's BBQ. It ranks up there. I've told him he should go pro with it. Best pulled pork I've ever had.

thurman merman
08-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Kansas City barbeque

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/)


I just ate here the other day, and it was dang good. Anybody else like Winslow's?

Fish
08-24-2010, 07:44 AM
I tried Dickey's BBQ Pit over the weekend. Down in Overland Park in the shopping center. I was in the neighborhood and thought I'd give it a try.

It was really really terrible. Meat was decent, but absolutely no real smoke flavor at all. The brisket was like eating a roast that came out of the crock pot. Pit BBQ my ass... It was way overpriced as well.

Definitely would not recommend it.

MOhillbilly
08-24-2010, 07:48 AM
Im sick of this debate.

You can make the best BBQ in the world right in your own backyard.

KCUnited
08-24-2010, 07:52 AM
I just ate here the other day, and it was dang good. Anybody else like Winslow's?
I live in the market and stopped eating there years ago. I do enjoy late Sunday afternoons on their patio with some beers though. They seem to turn over management quite a bit so maybe it has gotten better, but I was never impressed. My buddy got a half chicken their last time we went and said he enjoyed it.

BigRedChief
09-06-2010, 07:17 PM
I was in town over the weekend and went to Jackstack BBQ.....It's still on top of its game. Cheesy corn as great as always. The beans had lots of meat in the serving. The Burnt ends and Ribs were top of the line.

Best commercial BBQ on Planet Earth. :thumb:

Reaper16
09-06-2010, 07:18 PM
I was in town over the weekend and went to Jackstack BBQ.....It's still on top of its game. Cheesy corn as great as always. The beans had lots of meat in the serving. The Burnt ends and Ribs were top of the line.

Best commercial BBQ on Planet Earth. :thumb:
Fuck you.

Pablo
09-06-2010, 07:23 PM
I was in town over the weekend and went to Jackstack BBQ.....It's still on top of its game. Cheesy corn as great as always. The beans had lots of meat in the serving. The Burnt ends and Ribs were top of the line.

Best commercial BBQ on Planet Earth. :thumb:I don't know dude.

I went to Arby's this weekend for their Arby-Q sandwich and I think it's probably the best commercial BBQ on Planet Earth.

BigRedChief
09-06-2010, 07:28 PM
I don't know dude.

I went to Arby's this weekend for their Arby-Q sandwich and I think it's probably the best commercial BBQ on Planet Earth.Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.:LOL:

threebag02
09-06-2010, 07:34 PM
rabid dog that eats a couple day old dead raccoon from the side of the road in 105* heat gets sick and blows chow in a maggot infested cest pool=Gates.

McRib>Gates

EWOK
09-06-2010, 07:38 PM
It has been almost 15 years since I have been to KC but is 135th ave (Keegan's) still there?

Fire Me Boy!
09-06-2010, 08:09 PM
I was in town over the weekend and went to Jackstack BBQ.....It's still on top of its game. Cheesy corn as great as always. The beans had lots of meat in the serving. The Burnt ends and Ribs were top of the line.

Best commercial BBQ on Planet Earth. :thumb:

Their cheesy corn and beans are top rate. Their ribs are good. Their burnt ends.... THEY'RE NOT FUCKING BURNT ENDS!

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

Reaper16
09-06-2010, 08:11 PM
Their cheesy corn and beans are top rate. Their ribs are good. Their burnt ends.... THEY'RE NOT FUCKING BURNT ENDS!

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

BigRedChief
09-06-2010, 08:15 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.Technical schemenical who cares?

i call it the best tasting meat I've been served in a commerical BBQ stand in a long time.

Reaper16
09-06-2010, 08:16 PM
Technical schemenical who cares?

i call it the best tasting meat I've been served in a commerical BBQ stand in a long time.
Then go to other commercial BBQ stands.

Fire Me Boy!
09-09-2010, 02:13 PM
Technical schemenical who cares?

i call it the best tasting meat I've been served in a commerical BBQ stand in a long time.

I care. I should have asked for my money back after I bought was SUPPOSED to be burnt ends.

Like I said.... if it was advertised as chunked or cubed brisket, I would have been very pleased. But they're advertised as burnt ends, and I bought burnt ends. I'll reiterate:

THEY'RE NOT FUCKING BURNT ENDS!

Shogun
09-09-2010, 02:16 PM
Tough call for me. If I'm looking for a sit-down "nice" joint, it's gotta be Jack Stack. But I end up at OK Joe's more because I'm typically feeling more casual and their fries are the best GD thing I have ever tasted. Next to their brisket, of course.

Definitely, not even close. OK Joes for the motherfuckin win

Goldmember
09-09-2010, 02:16 PM
I just had LC's for the first time this past weekend at the Los Angeles BBQ festival and it was pretty good but not great.

It was much better than the Memphis BBQ that we had (and the North Carolina as well). Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much vinegar in those sauces! Nasty!

When I visit, I prefer Zarda's or JackStack in OP out of all the rest.

Have you tried OK Joe's? Pretty damn good brisket and ribs, sauce is ok. Gates still has the best sauce IMO but their brisket has gone downhill.

King_Chief_Fan
09-09-2010, 02:19 PM
Not a BBQ joint but Houston's has some of the best baby back ribs ever.

NewChief
11-26-2010, 09:08 AM
Picking up OK Joe's today for the first time. What should I order?

Fish
11-26-2010, 09:52 AM
Picking up OK Joe's today for the first time. What should I order?

How hungry are you?

If you're shooting for a sammy, I'd go with the Z-Man.

If you're wanting to really feast, I'd suggest the Ribs and Chicken or Ribs and Meat dinner.

The Pig salad is really good if you're wanting a giant salad.

Chicken gumbo is a great side. Fries are tasty and very plentiful.

Pulled pork is probably their best meat, but none of them are really bad in the slightest.