KC: Bryant's & Gates: Suggestions?
- jamiecarroll Dec 14, 2007 07:18 AM
This weekend I am going to Kansas City for only the second time in my life. Needless to say, I am going to have some barbecue!
The last time I went to KC, I ate at Fiorella's Jack Stack near the train station, and enjoyed it. This time I am going to go to both Arthur Bryant's and Gates. Now I realize that a lot of locals think there is better barbecue to be had in KC, but both of these places are legendary, so I feel I must experience them first before I branch out.
My question for you is: what should I order at these places? I am a lifelong Tennessean, so pulled pork and pork ribs are what I'm used to, but I understand that the brisket may be what's best in KC. Suggestions?
At Bryant's, go for the brisket sandwich. It's a monster. Have them hold the sauce and sauce it yourself at the table.
Gates - Beef on Bun with beans (my fav). My husband likes the mixed plate - but it's lots of food.
Bryant - Brisket sandwich - fries - extra pickles. mmm.
Bryants/brisket&fries. Gates/Shortend or whole slab of ribs. PS vacationed in Tennessee this summer. Great ribs in Memphis. Great pulled pork with white sauce in Franklin.