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Old 08-24-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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I've been in KCMO since March and am just now starting to figure the area out. I've been exploring the city, or cities I guess I should say, on my days off. It's a lot of fun. I'm beginning to like KC a lot. Very underrated I think.

One of my missions is to find all of the best BBQ joints. So far I've been to Gates, The Stack, Rosedale, and Woodyard BBQ. I loved the BBQ sauce and slaw at Gates but thought the sandwich was pretty average. Maybe some Gates locations are better than others. Of the four places I've been Rosedale is probably my favorite. Inexpensive, casual place, nice folks, good sandwich, pretty good sauce and slaw. At Woodyard I split a full rack of baby back ribs with a friend. Wasn't cheap but the ribs were quite good. Sauce wasn't great but the place itself was awesome. Great place to eat outside. The Stack wasn't bad. It was a while back when I went but I remember there being a whole lotta meat on a big ol' sandwich, good fries and a sauce that might have been made by Kraft.

Some others on my list of places to visit are: LC's, Big T's, Quick's, Arthur Bryant's, Oklahoma Joe's, Jack Stack, and B.B.'s.

Would love to hear your BBQ reccomendations and reviews.

Alright. Go Chiefs... I can't believe I just said that.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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The great thing about KC BBQ is that they are all different. Is of course subjective.

There are a bunch of threads...
Bbq
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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^^^ This.

BBQ is highly subjective. I happen to love Arthur Bryants, but other people think it's horrible. The key is to keep an open mind, and try not to judge people by their choices.

I would add Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs to your list of places to try.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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A lot of my co-workers rave about LC's, so hopefully you get to try it soon. Oklahoma Joe's is excellent, of course, and it has such a following the line is usually out the door at the original location.

If you find yourself in Mission, be sure to try RJ's Bob-B-Q-- it's a little red shack next to Mr. Goodcents. They also have live music some nights.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Arthur Bryant's sauce is a revelation. I could put that on absolutely anything and it would be delicious.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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I love how new posters to the area accidentally start flame wars. BBQ being a huge subject of debate, lol.

I've lived here my whole life, and ironically haven't been to many of them, but I've always liked Zarda, at 87th and Quivira. There also used to be a really good place Adam's Rib on 87th further east, not sure if it's still there or not.

OKJoe's I found a bit dry, but not bad.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Oklahoma Joe's (original location) is the best there is.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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FYI-

If you like jackstack you can get 2 x $50 gift cards at Costco for $80.

It's a nice way to cut the price down.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Jack Stack. We order it online every couple of months
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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Arthur Bryant's sauce is a revelation. I could put that on absolutely anything and it would be delicious.

I'll double down on that. Bryant's original sauce is the absolute pinnacle of the saucier-arts.

I'm baffled that so many supposed bbq fans think (Marketing) Masterpiece and sweet, molasses-based sauces are "KC-Style", when both of KC's bbq icons serve excellent, savory tomato-based sauces with nary a hint of molasses in them.

Anyway, eat them all and make up your own mind. There are bbq restaurants here that I don't waste my time with that would be the best bbq in town in almost any other city in the world.
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