LA Hound visiting KC for football and bbq
- jessejames Aug 20, 2014 01:15 PM
Any good tips for BBQ?
We are going to be there on a sunday night and see a MNF game. Staying at sorella hotel in country club district.
Done a little homework. Gates and OK Joes good calls? One for Sunday dinner, other for Monday lunch.
Also, maybe a good breakfast place for Tuesday morning?
For barbecue recommendations for my recent trip to KC, I relied heavily on this topic:
What's best these days in Kansas City BBQ? - www.chow.com/topics/926359
What I got from the discussion is that the closest thing to a consensus is that there are two standouts in KC BBQ, recommended more frequently than anywhere else:
I went to Jack Stack and was very pleased. I posted a report on my delicious meal at Jack Stack, complete with photos, at www.chow.com/topics/920267#9030688
Also, Jack Stack has a location right in Country Club Plaza, so that's a plus as well.
For breakfast, I relied on this discussion:
KC breakfast joints - www.chow.com/topics/838705
There was no consensus favorite. After going through all the recommendations and checking website menus, three places sounded the best to me:
I only made it to Beignet and was rather disappointed with my breakfast there. It's downtown in the City Market, five miles north of Country Club Plaza. Eggtc is only about 3/4 mile north of Country Club Plaza; Succotash is two miles north of Eggtc.
Oklahoma Joe's Gas Station location is outstanding!
Power and Light District might be fun after a game at Arrowhead.
The best Filet O' Fish I've ever had was at the McD's in downtown KC on the last major exit to the road to Lawrence, KS.
Ipsy and share the love of the FoF.
OK Joe's is closed on Sunday. I've had some poor barbecue at Gates the last several time there and gave up on them years ago. I still keep a supply of their sauce though, good stuff.
LC's burnt ends are not to be missed, and their close to the stadium. They'll be very busy on that Monday.
BB's Lawnside serves up some pretty good barbecue and will generally have a blues band playing.
Brobeck's in Leawood has the best ribs in KC, great brisket too. I think they're open on Sunday but check.
Woodyard is good too, check it out if the weather is nice.
Most people seem to like Jack's Stack although it isn't my favorite. It's a nice restaurant that serves barbecue. Good for soccer moms but not really a barbecue joint. Their lamb ribs are very good as are the beef ribs.
5800 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64129
It's ugly, it's kinda dirty. It's in a bad part of town. But they have the best barbecue in KC, they've perfected burnt ends. Their beans are great too. They are not open Sundays unless there's a Chiefs game so they won't be open on the Sunday you're there.
Really cool roadhouse joint. Good barbecue but not what I would call the best. You're likely to run into a good blues band there on a Sunday night.
thanks-maybe that's a Monday lunch at LC's then. I'd really like to try the burnt ends.
thanks for mentioning the blues--was thinking about some music too. good call.
if bbq is tough on a sunday, is there some kickass steak place...or should I go with my first instinct, bbq and music?
You can get BBQ for breakfast at RJ's Bo-Be-Que Shack in Mission, which is an inner suburb in KS not too far west of the Plaza. I like RJ's quite a lot, the sauce is very sweet but they have a hot sauce which I love. Burnt ends hash and eggs FTW! Not sure they are open for breakfast during the week, I've only been on weekends.
so when can I go there -- lunch Monday before the game or call in an order pick it up and bring it to arrowhead for tailgating? things to get? everything? burnt ends?
yes, I want the full on experience! or should I say experiences...gonna be there from sunday dinner time to Tuesday midday.
and I will report back