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A Bryants, a passing comment.

steveb Jul 31, 2006 02:09 AM

I just have to throw in a few comments about AB. I stopped there, guiltily, the other day. The temp. was over 100 and my dog was in the car; so I left the AC running and the car open and I couldn't get that out of my mind the whole time I was eating. The place was almost empty and when that happens, eye contact is discouraged. Almost like being at a Mitchell Brother's theater. I ordered a beef sandwich (no sauce; what the heck and why not; the sauce is on the table) and no fries, which irriated the guy slicing the beef. Oh, well. I got a Boulevard Pale Ale at the cash register and meekly went to a table. It was very, very good. I had control of the sauce and the white bread they give you is more like a napkin. The beef (brisket?), well, it was sublime. Chowhounds: Tell me where you can get better Q'. I'm all ears.

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    BChow Jul 31, 2006 02:52 PM

    Nice to hear a positive report about AB. When they're on, it may be the best. Certainly the most unique sauce in the region.
    I hope you rewarded the dog with just a taste?

    1. AliceS Jul 31, 2006 02:41 PM

      Perhaps if it had said "Arthur Bryants" I would have known. Actually, that's not true, I would have had no idea, I just don't even look at posts that don't mention Minnesota (or NYC as I go there to visit my family often). Plus I don't eat BBQ. Now I know.

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      1. re: AliceS
        MSPD Jul 31, 2006 03:53 PM

        Just some good natured ribbing (no pun intended).

        As for the original post, responding to "tell me where you can get better 'Q'", outside of brisket sandwiches, I prefer most everything at LC's to Arthur Bryant's. Their burnt ends are in a totally different league as are the pork ribs. I even like the fries better at LC's.

        But, being from MSP, I'm by no means a qualified authority on up-to-the-minute KC BBQ quality. Especially since I quit going out of my way to get to AB's on trips through KC.

      2. AliceS Jul 31, 2006 02:16 AM

        Where is this place? (where in the midwest, that is)

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        1. re: AliceS
          xman887 Jul 31, 2006 02:53 AM

          kansas city

          1. re: AliceS
            MSPD Jul 31, 2006 02:26 PM

            Isn't that the chowhound equivalent of asking "so where is this Eiffel Tower place?" on an architecture forum?

            (just giving you a hard time Alice -- Arthur Bryant's is about as famous a BBQ joint as there is in the world)

            1. re: MSPD
              chocolatetartguy Aug 4, 2006 01:37 AM

              Actually, if you identified the Eiffel Tower as ET or E Tower, one might not guess Paris. If someone isn't into Q, like me, they very easily might not know anything about Arthur Bryant's.

              1. re: chocolatetartguy
                MSPD Aug 4, 2006 01:49 AM

                What's "Q"???

                p.s. -- that was sarcasm

                1. re: MSPD
                  Professor Salt Aug 4, 2006 02:05 AM


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