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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lil' Jake's Eat It & Beat It

1227 Grand Blvd. Send to Phone
816-283-0880

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Lunch Mon.-Fri.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lil' Jake's Eat It & Beat It Restaurant Review

: At lunchtime, the downtown crowd heads to Lil Jake’s Eat and Beat It, an 18 stool, 600-square-foot sauce and smoke emporium. Danny Edwards, son of local legendary smokemaster Jake Edwards, opened Lil Jake’s in 1980 and hasn’t stopping smoking and rubbing since. His sauce is Texas-style, sweet and spicy and catsup-based. His beans are smoked on the pit alongside the brisket and ribs and are studded with bits of meat. All the meats, except the chicken and ribs, are seasoned after they’re smoked. Those two items are dry-rubbed first. The brisket sandwiches are their number one seller. Edwards hand-slices the brisket, piles it on a toasted bun, dabs it with sauce, then wraps them in butcher paper. The burnt ends and the ribs run a close second in the popularity poll. They don’t own a fryer here, so don’t look for any fries or rings. They do, however, sell McLain’s brownies, thick, fudgy ones baked in a family-run business. If you can’t make it during the lunch hours, Lil Jake’s does catering.



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