November 2019

Get Sauced At Big Q Bar-B-Q

By |2019-12-17T04:59:25-06:00November 8th, 2019|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Let's face it, us Kansas Citians have a thing for barbecue. There may be other cities that claim the crown for this delectable cuisine, but there is a reason that the World Series of BBQ is held in our hometown. For those needing more proof, just drive by Arrowhead Stadium before a Chiefs game, and take a whiff of the smoke-filled air. We have taken 'Cue beyond the backyard and turned it into an iconic symbol of our city. What we really enjoy is the variety of sauces that can be found throughout the metro. Our local favorite is Big Q Bar-B-Q, located [...]

April 2019

The Waiting Game At Joe’s KC BBQ

By |2019-11-21T05:13:51-06:00April 5th, 2019|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

It seems the whole world has seen or read something about Joe's KC Bar-B-Que. When we think of barbeque restaurants nearby, this is one of the most well-known. A visit to one of their restaurants will usually result in taking a turn at the waiting game. Although the lines may be long, Joe's staff has refined the ordering process to a fine art. This helps them serve the largest number of customers in an efficient manner. Prestigious Past Even though their delectable dishes are familiar to many, the story of their rise to fame is less well known. Kansas City is a BBQ [...]

December 2018

One Of Our Hidden Gems – Johnny’s Hickory House BBQ

By |2019-11-21T05:16:07-06:00December 14th, 2018|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

A couple of weeks ago, we released an article from a trip in Little Rock, Arkansas, where our schedule was interrupted by Guy Fieri. Most of you will recognize his name as the host of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. It got us to wondering how many restaurants in our own hometown this TV icon has visited. It didn't take much work to find a trail of his trips on the internet, and low and behold, one of our regular BBQ joints was on the list. Johnny's Hickory House BBQ was featured in April of 2010, which means they had only been open 33 [...]

September 2018

Pleasing Presentations At Blind Box BBQ

By |2019-11-21T05:20:57-06:00September 28th, 2018|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

We can always count on one thing happening when we release a restaurant article in Kansas City. It will create a lot of conversation among the KC Foodies, which almost always results in a list of more restaurants to add to our "Need To Visit" list. Such was the case for Blind Box BBQ, which was mentioned by a few readers after we posted a previous barbecue article. We made plans to drop in to what we thought was a newer KC BBQ joint. Located at 13214 West 62nd Terrace, in Shawnee, this place has actually been open for around three years. It [...]

June 2018

Taking a Spin At A Little BBQ Joint

By |2019-11-21T07:38:13-06:00June 22nd, 2018|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Kansas City is such a mecca for barbecue, that we believe you could easily eat this cuisine at a different restaurant every week and never repeat locations. It seems like wherever we travel in the metro, we run into at least one place we had never visited before. This was the case when we stumbled upon A Little BBQ Joint at 1101 West U.S. Highway 24 in Independence, Missouri. The outside decor screamed at us to visit, and our hungers joined in. Local Haunt This day had already been filled with a visit to the Vaile Museum and their annual Strawberry Festival. (You [...]

May 2018

You’ll Squeal With Delight At SLAP’s BBQ

By |2019-11-21T05:20:11-06:00May 11th, 2018|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Whenever we post an article about Kansas City BBQ we receive lots of feedback. Talking barbecue in KC is like discussing pizza joints in Chicago or Philly steak sandwiches in Philadelphia. While it seems that everyone has a different opinion on their favorite, the one thing we can agree on is that Kansas City is the place to be for delicious 'Cue. Recently we made a return visit to S.L.A.P.'s BBQ for a quiet KCK lunch. It was a cool day, so we figured that we might luck out and get the place to ourselves. Those in the know will be chuckling right [...]

April 2018

Filling Station BBQ – Another KC Gas Station BBQ Joint

By |2019-11-21T07:10:43-06:00April 13th, 2018|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

We are trying to figure out what it is about gas stations and BBQ in Kansas City. We all know about the nationally recognized joint that recently dropped Oklahoma from its name. There is another place that sits on the side of the highway a little farther west in KCK. Well now we found one across the state line in the Lee's Summit area. Filling Station BBQ is located at 333 SE Douglas Street in the downtown section. Let's take a closer look. The Golden Era When we arrived at Filling Station BBQ it was obvious where the name originated. Unlike the other [...]

February 2018

Danny Edwards BBQ – Eat It & Beat It

By |2019-11-21T07:35:50-06:00February 7th, 2018|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Writing about Kansas City barbecue can be a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing, because it means that we had a chance to experience another hometown joint, like our recent visit to Danny Edwards Blvd Barbecue at 2900 Southwest Blvd. The curse is knowing that there are so many other places left to explore, and the possibility that we may overlook some. I guess like everything, you do what you can, and just be satisfied with a good effort. […]

March 2017

How to Dine for Less – Bryant’s Barbecue

By |2019-11-21T07:26:47-06:00March 7th, 2017|Barbecue, KC Dining|

In Kansas City, when you mention barbecue you will hear a ton of various comments. Some talk up the smoke ring, while others focus on the sauces. Conversations will circle around which cuts are the best, and at which locations. The number of variations will make your head spin, but one thing most people will agree on is that dining out on barbecue can be costly. We visited Bryant’s Barbecue to put this impression to the test. […]

February 2017

Go Old School at Rosedale Bar BQ

By |2019-11-21T07:27:06-06:00February 19th, 2017|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Barbecue can be a touchy subject in Kansas City. Just the other evening we heard a group discussing the merits and pitfalls of various restaurants around the region. Everyone has an opinion, and all have a foundation from which they formed it. We are of the opinion that there is something redeemable about just about any restaurant one finds, as long as you go in with an open mind. When we aren’t sure what to order we usually just ask a staff member what their best menu item is or at least what is the most favorite. Since we mentioned barbecue, let’s talk [...]

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