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Jul 23, 2008 02:43 PM

KC Burnt Ends Smackdown

Maybe I’m weird. I like my burnt ends charred, chewy or crunchy. Almost inedible to some, but this is where the flavor is. Where’s the best place for burnt ends in this style? I’ve read the threads and have been to Jack Stack’s at the Freight House (best so far), LCs, two Smokestacks (north KC & Wornall Road), and Arthur Bryant’s. Oklahoma Joe’s doesn’t even list burnt ends on its online menu and it appears Danny Edwards closes before I’ll get to town.

Perhaps my mind’s playing tricks on me, exaggerating how good burnt ends used to be in the "good old days" of Jake Edwards and the Smokestack on south Highway 71.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I believe Jake Edwards is still serving up BBQ at Murphy's Pub @ 83rd & Wornall in the old Torre's Pizza building. Go figure an irish themed pub/bbq combo in KC....
    I think Danny Edwards is doing dinner on certain nights at their new location on the Blvd.

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    1. re: aboyer

      you might like the burnt ends from Gates, theyre open late and have many locations.

    2. I posted a couple weeks ago about the "faults" if you call them that, with LC's. That post seems to have been deleted. I think you've had them before, and weren't impressed. I get the idea that they aren't consistent, so I would pass on them. The fewer people that order them, the more likely when I come down they will maintain the incredibleness that I'm used to.