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Re: Coolest city in the country...
« Reply #9050 on: May 17, 2012, 08:37:07 am »

My view in Chi Town right now.


Congrats.  You are indeed in the coolest city in the U.S., with all due respect to those other fun places folks have suggested.
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Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9051 on: May 17, 2012, 09:56:47 am »

And will be in need of some good BBQ. Any suggestions? I'm not looking so much for ribs as I am pulled pork. Love me some BBQ nachos!

I've also heard of this underground italian family-style place. Cant remember the name of it, anyone know what I'm talking about? Is it any good?
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9052 on: May 17, 2012, 09:57:47 am »

The Woodyard is my favorite.

http://www.woodyardbbq.com/

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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9053 on: May 17, 2012, 10:00:56 am »

I lived there for over 4 years and tried them all.

My favorite is Jack Stack.  They have locations at the Plaza, off Metcalf in Overland Park, and in Martin City, MO.

My second favorite is Oklahoma Joes.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9054 on: May 17, 2012, 10:02:44 am »


My second favorite is Oklahoma Joes.

That is the other one I couldn't think of.  I've not had it yet but a friend spoke very highly of it the last time he was there.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9055 on: May 17, 2012, 10:04:51 am »

I lived there for over 4 years and tried them all.

My favorite is Jack Stack.  They have locations at the Plaza, off Metcalf in Overland Park, and in Martin City, MO.

My second favorite is Oklahoma Joes.

I have been to all of them also, and there are a ton of places.  I would have to agree if you are going to pick one your best bet is Jack Stack.

And Yes Gas station BBQ ain't bad.. ;)
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9056 on: May 17, 2012, 10:10:07 am »

I had a friend who lived there for a while and we went to these two places. I STRONGLY recommend both. Not barbecue but incredible meals.

http://kcpotpie.com/menu.php

http://blancburgers.com/plazaburgers.html
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9057 on: May 17, 2012, 10:13:11 am »

I love Jack Stack. Haven't been to Oklahoma Joe's but everyone says it's great. Can't go wrong with Gates.

Just make sure you get the beans when you go to Jack Stack. They are unreal.

And if your going to KC, their/our claim to fame is brisket and ribs. I'd get some ribs and burnt ends if I were you.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9058 on: May 17, 2012, 10:21:51 am »

I love Jack Stack. Haven't been to Oklahoma Joe's but everyone says it's great. Can't go wrong with Gates.

Just make sure you get the beans when you go to Jack Stack. They are unreal.

And if your going to KC, their/our claim to fame is brisket and ribs. I'd get some ribs and burnt ends if I were you.

Mmmm beans... I'll have to hop on that. And brisket sounds fantastic right about now. Is it lunch time yet?
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9059 on: May 17, 2012, 10:22:21 am »

I love Jack Stack. Haven't been to Oklahoma Joe's but everyone says it's great. Can't go wrong with Gates.

Just make sure you get the beans when you go to Jack Stack. They are unreal.

And if your going to KC, their/our claim to fame is brisket and ribs. I'd get some ribs and burnt ends if I were you.
The pork and beef burnt ends at Jack Stack are the best BBQ I've ever eaten. 
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9060 on: May 17, 2012, 10:27:48 am »

I love Jack Stack. Haven't been to Oklahoma Joe's but everyone says it's great. Can't go wrong with Gates.

Just make sure you get the beans when you go to Jack Stack. They are unreal.

And if your going to KC, their/our claim to fame is brisket and ribs. I'd get some ribs and burnt ends if I were you.

Absolute best in the world, they are almost a meal by themselves..
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9061 on: May 17, 2012, 10:33:42 am »

Arthur Bryant's
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9062 on: May 17, 2012, 10:34:47 am »

Arthur Bryant's

Great, but not a good part of town.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9063 on: May 17, 2012, 10:35:42 am »

Absolute best in the world, they are almost a meal by themselves..

Do they have meat in them, or are they just beans? It should be a sin to not have meat in your beans if you own a BBQ restaurant
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9064 on: May 17, 2012, 10:36:52 am »

Do they have meat in them, or are they just beans? It should be a sin to not have meat in your beans if you own a BBQ restaurant

They have burnt ends in them...
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9065 on: May 17, 2012, 10:37:31 am »

I'm an Arthur Bryant's guy myself. The original on Prospect.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9066 on: May 17, 2012, 10:39:23 am »

Great, but not a good part of town.

Correct.  Lunchtime might be the best time to go down there.  Man, they pile that stuff on though!
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9067 on: May 17, 2012, 10:40:52 am »

If this doesn't wet your whistle, you've got something wrong with you:

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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9068 on: May 17, 2012, 10:42:07 am »

Correct.  Lunchtime might be the best time to go down there.  Man, they pile that stuff on though!
HA- exactly great place for lunch, I used to go a few times a month for 20+ years... one thing for sure it's not a fancy place. :)
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9069 on: May 17, 2012, 10:42:53 am »

Great, but not a good part of town.

No reason not to go there if that's what you want, but I don't like their sauce. Some people would bathe in it, though. To each their own.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9070 on: May 17, 2012, 10:43:43 am »

They have burnt ends in them...

Yep, and they cook the beans under the briskets, catching drippings.

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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9071 on: May 17, 2012, 10:44:08 am »

No reason not to go there if that's what you want, but I don't like their sauce. Some people would bathe in it, though. To each their own.
I actually think Oklahoma Joe's has the best sauce in KC, but the quality of meat and the atmosphere at Jack Stack are second to none.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9072 on: May 17, 2012, 10:46:23 am »

I actually think Oklahoma Joe's has the best sauce in KC, but the quality of meat and the atmosphere at Jack Stack are second to none.

You know, for me, the atmosphere at Jack Stack is a let down. It's uh...too clean. I like my BBQ places to greasy and old.

No biggie though, the food is incredible.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9073 on: May 17, 2012, 10:46:33 am »

Yep, and they cook the beans under the briskets, catching drippings.

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You're Killing me, I was going to post that...dang!
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9074 on: May 17, 2012, 10:47:08 am »

You're Killing me, I was going to post that...dang!

I'm about to lick my monitor. lol
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9075 on: May 17, 2012, 10:48:13 am »

You know, for me, the atmosphere at Jack Stack is a let down for me. It's uh...too clean. I like my BBQ places to greasy and old.

No biggie though, the food is incredible.
Have you tried the one in Martin City?  It is the original location and my personal favorite.  It's in an old building that has seen add-on after add-on.  Lot's of character. 
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9076 on: May 17, 2012, 10:49:28 am »

HA- exactly great place for lunch, I used to go a few times a month for 20+ years... one thing for sure it's not a fancy place. :)

Pretty old school in there!ha  Sounds like I need to give Jack Stack a try next time I'm up there.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9077 on: May 17, 2012, 10:50:29 am »

Have you tried the one in Martin City?  It is the original location and my personal favorite.  It's in an old building that has seen add-on after add-on.  Lot's of character.

I lived 2 miles north of that one..  been there 100's of times...always busy.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9078 on: May 17, 2012, 10:51:50 am »

The ORIGINAL Arthur Bryants.  I did not care for the Arthur Bryants out by the outdoor mall on 435. 

Buca de Bepos italian place?  Not too bad.

Blanc and Bottles?  Get the blue cheese stuffed burger and Onion Rings. 
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9079 on: May 17, 2012, 10:51:53 am »

I lived 2 miles north of that one..  been there 100's of times...always busy.
Yes it is.  We lived in Olathe, but preferred that location to any of the others. 
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9080 on: May 17, 2012, 10:52:01 am »

Have you tried the one in Martin City?  It is the original location and my personal favorite.  It's in an old building that has seen add-on after add-on.  Lot's of character. 

It's the only one I've ever been to. I mean, it's not like KC Masterpiece, but it's not LC's or Arthur Bryant's, either. I guess it's in the middle.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9081 on: May 17, 2012, 10:52:21 am »

Pretty old school in there!ha  Sounds like I need to give Jack Stack a try next time I'm up there.

You would love it then, it's as unfancy as you can get and still be in business...ask anyone!
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9082 on: May 17, 2012, 10:52:23 am »

Haven't been to several of the suggestions but have been to Jack Stack and love it!
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9083 on: May 17, 2012, 10:53:15 am »

It's the only one I've ever been to. I mean, it's not like KC Masterpiece, but it's not LC's or Arthur Bryant's, either. I guess it's in the middle.

KC masterpiece sucks, is still open?
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9084 on: May 17, 2012, 10:54:14 am »

KC masterpiece sucks, is still open?
I moved back to NWA in January, but it was closed when I left.  I'm not sure if it was temporary or permanent though.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9085 on: May 17, 2012, 10:55:09 am »

KC masterpiece sucks, is still open?

I have no idea. It was like the Applebee's of BBQ.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9086 on: May 17, 2012, 10:55:57 am »

Dude - if you want a chain-like BBQ experience, by all means go with Jack Stack or Gates.  The food is fine, and the restaurants are clean.

But if you want an experience with the best BBQ in KC by a long way, you have to go with Bryant's.  Seriously, it isn't even close.  I moved to KC 15 yrs ago.  I have tried them all. 

Bryant's is #1 (slab of ribs or beef and a half with fries)
Oklahoma Joe's #2 (jumbo pulled pork or Z-Man)
Gates - #3 (meat plate, double beef no ham)


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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9087 on: May 17, 2012, 10:56:56 am »

It's the only one I've ever been to. I mean, it's not like KC Masterpiece, but it's not LC's or Arthur Bryant's, either. I guess it's in the middle.

Forgot about LC's!  I ate so many LC's burnt ends tailgating before a Chiefs game that I had to slow down my beverage intake during the game!  Good stuff in a parking lot for sure.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9088 on: May 17, 2012, 10:58:19 am »

I have no idea. It was like the Applebee's of BBQ.

I agree, I like Doc Davis's BBQ sauce but the restuarant is terrible and I think calling it the Applebee's of BBQ is very accurate. Once was enough it was like going to McDonalds if you like fish..
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« Reply #9089 on: May 17, 2012, 10:59:04 am »

Dude - if you want a chain-like BBQ experience, by all means go with Jack Stack or Gates.  The food is fine, and the restaurants are clean.

But if you want an experience with the best BBQ in KC by a long way, you have to go with Bryant's.  Seriously, it isn't even close.  I moved to KC 15 yrs ago.  I have tried them all. 

Bryant's is #1 (slab of ribs or beef and a half with fries)
Oklahoma Joe's #2 (jumbo pulled pork or Z-Man)
Gates - #3 (meat plate, double beef no ham)




I hear the Z-man is great.

I like the meat at AB's, just don't like the sauce. And chain shmain, Jack Stack is awesome. I like Gates a lot, but not my favorite. They make a good brisket sammich.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9090 on: May 17, 2012, 10:59:46 am »

Forgot about LC's!  I ate so many LC's burnt ends tailgating before a Chiefs game that I had to slow down my beverage intake during the game!  Good stuff in a parking lot for sure.

LC's are my dad's favorite burnt ends.
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« Reply #9091 on: May 17, 2012, 11:01:43 am »

Dude - if you want a chain-like BBQ experience, by all means go with Jack Stack or Gates.  The food is fine, and the restaurants are clean.

But if you want an experience with the best BBQ in KC by a long way, you have to go with Bryant's.  Seriously, it isn't even close.  I moved to KC 15 yrs ago.  I have tried them all. 

Bryant's is #1 (slab of ribs or beef and a half with fries)
Oklahoma Joe's #2 (jumbo pulled pork or Z-Man)
Gates - #3 (meat plate, double beef no ham)



To each his own.

I don't like Gates at all, and AB's would probably be 3 or 4 on my list.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9092 on: May 17, 2012, 11:02:47 am »

LC's are my dad's favorite burnt ends.

LC's is good also...  it's probably #3 for me after Jack Stack aka Smokestack and Bryants..

Ok Joes is good too...
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9093 on: May 17, 2012, 11:03:56 am »

To each his own.

I don't like Gates at all, and AB's would probably be 3 or 4 on my list.

I hate Gates..I can name 20 places in KC BBQ I would go to first.
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« Reply #9094 on: May 17, 2012, 11:04:12 am »

LC's is good also...  it's probably #3 for me after Jack Stack aka Smokestack and Bryants..

Ok Joes is good too...
They re-opened the original Smokestack under the name "The Stack."  It's still pretty good, but not as good as I remember it being.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9095 on: May 17, 2012, 11:06:51 am »

dang.....55 minutes til lunch!
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9096 on: May 17, 2012, 11:08:47 am »

They re-opened the original Smokestack under the name "The Stack."  It's still pretty good, but not as good as I remember it being.

That's because the Fiorellas's had a family fight.
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« Reply #9097 on: May 17, 2012, 11:27:31 am »

Arthur Bryant's
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9098 on: May 17, 2012, 11:28:37 am »

IMHO Oklahoma Joe's has the best pulled pork sandwich and Arthur Bryant's has the best ribs. OK Joe's didn't appear to cook the meat on site (I saw no smoke or an outdoor cooker) and it didn't have that deep smoke flavor but it was excellent. The original AB's is in a bad part of town - just go for lunch. They cook it right there and the ribs were as good as anybodies. You get a roll of paper towels for napkins. The house specialty is the burnt ends which I thought had too much sauce on them (they were swimming in sauce).

Both places somewhat different than a Memphis "Q" joint but excellent nevertheless.

Have never been to Jack Stacks - I'll try it next time.
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Re: Going to KC this weekend
« Reply #9099 on: May 17, 2012, 12:21:15 pm »

Arthur Bryants and Gate's are two tourist BBQ spots you often see mentioned.  If it comes down to a decision between those two, go with Bryants, not even close.  Personal favorite is Jack Stack on the Plaza.
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