Kansas City Means Barbeque

by alphamonkey on May 25, 2005 · 9 comments

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I’m the first to admit that there’s not a whole lot I’m inordinately proud over concerning my town, but the one thing we’ve got is Barbeque.  Not good barbeque.  Not great barbeque, but mind-blowingly, soul-shatteringly, mouthgasming barbeque.  Slate contributor David Plotz has started a series of columns on barbeque, and he was smart enough to go to the best damn barbeque joint in the world: Oklahoma Joe’s.

This should prove to be an enteraining series of articles for those of you who love the Q.

What’s your favorite bbq joint?

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  • http://www.aaaband.com killdozr

    there’s a joint out here in Olathe that does a $6 lunch special called Smokin’ Joes.

    goddamn – that’s saucy salty poetry there.

    big sammiches, double crisp fries and onion rings, nice specialty plates…it’s not the mind-blowing best, but man, if it isn’t the lunch trump around here everyday.

    $6 for a full belly and a fast serving – nothing fancy, with good cuts of meat.

    Oklahoma Joes just landed a new spot just down the road here too, but you walk out about $4-$5 lighter than you would at Smokin’ Joes. It’s a tough call.

    Gotta give up love for another bargain BBQ joint in midtown – Rosedale. complex sauce that pleases the more you eat it. another $6 brown bagger.

    can’t beat that.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Rosedale is indeed damn fine.

  • Oraxis

    Yeah, I work in Olathe, too, and Smokin’ Joe’s is purdy good fer lunch.  I’ve never been to Arthur Bryants, it sounds expensive…

  • Souped_up_on_Jihad

    My favorite is Arthur Bryants, however, I also frequent Rosedale. I have never tried Oklahoma Joes, I’ll have to give it a shot sometime.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Holy crap, buddy.  Go tonight.  K & I just got back from getting their burnt ends plate special.  Sweet zombie Jesus, it’s so damn incredible.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Arthur Bryants is the one every BBQ show on the Food Network mentions.  If they spend more time on Kansas City, they go to KC Masterpiece too.  I’ve never been to Arthur Bryants, but those two seem like such a lazy, non-representative cross section of KC BBQ.

  • The Scarlet Harlot

    Quicks down by the Blvd Drive-In. Love it, great sauce!

  • Jon G

    I think Gate’s should have gotten more verbage than one paragraph.  Their Extra-Hot sauce is one of the best I’ve had.

    Good burn without the vinegar taste of many sauces.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I like Gate’s more than Bryant’s, but neither one of them is that high on my own list.  I’d put Jake Edwards up beneath Oklahoma Joe’s, Jack Stack, and Rosedale.

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