Here's where to find the best 'cue in all of Kansas City. Then check out our travel article. See Day 1, 2 and 3 in the grey box above! Happy eatin' and travels!
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue: There are four
locations for this Jack Fiorella family operation. At
its site at 101
W. 22nd St. in the Freight House District, 816-472-7427,
Fiorella has built a $40,000 smoker (see photo below).
Other locations: 4747 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, 816-531-7427; 13441 Holmes Rd. in South Kansas City,
816-942-9141; and 9520 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, KS, 913-385-7427.
can order everything from ribs to sauces and sides to
be shipped; call 877-419-7427 or visit www.jackstackbbq.com.
Arthur Bryant's Barbecue: A legend that draws laborers
and celebs. 1727 Brooklyn Ave., 816-231-1123.
Oklahoma Joe: Nestled in a gas station in KCK, this
is a local favorite. Gas up, load up and don't forget
to pick up one of these award-winning sauces. 3002
W. 47th St., Kansas City, KS, 913-722-3366.
L.C.'s Bar-B-Q: It's a bit of a drive out of Kansas
City on the east side, but this roadside diner gets a consensus from locals for
an all-time favorite. Just ten tables fill up L.C. Richardson's
shrine of meats cooked gently for a long time. 5800
Blue Pkwy., 816-923-4484.
Gates Bar-B-Q: Another well-known name with several
locations. When you enter, expect to be greeted by a
staffer shouting, "May I help you?" It's tradition. 3205
Main St., 816-753-0828, and several other locations.