Thursday, February 28, 2019

2nd Place - Scott's Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri

2nd place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Scott's Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri near KCI.  My initial visit was on Friday, September 8th, 2017.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

Scott's brisket.  Yum!
If you've been following the blog awhile, you'll recall that Scott's Kitchen was not on my initial list of restaurants to visit because he had just opened around the time I started the quest.  Scott found out about the quest and reached out to me and invited me to visit.  I was completely blown away by the quality of this new barbecue place that used to be a rental car place near the airport.

Scott's ribs.  They're great as well!
Scott started out as one of those competition barbecue guys and was pretty successful and finally decided to start a restaurant and catering business.  He's been very successful building his business, mostly by word of mouth.  We'll set up an event here as well so everyone can go try his barbecue.  Stay tuned for the details!

The owner of Scott's Kitchen, Scott Umscheid, and yours truly
Since my initial visit at Scott's I had his brisket at or near the top of the list.  This was long before his recently publicity of being one of the best restaurants in the city according to votes on Yelp.  I feel somewhat vindicated now that I can finally announce this publicly!  I feel like I was one of the first people in the city to discover this great new barbecue place!

You can visit their website and view their menu below:

Website:   https://scotts-kitchen.com
Menu:  https://scotts-kitchen.com/lunch/

Here's a review of the top 21 so far...


2.  Scott's Kitchen
3.  Char Bar
4.  Mad Man's BBQ
5.  Johnny's BBQ
6.  Hawg Jaw
7.  Smoke Brewing Company
8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

3rd Place - Char Bar in Kansas City, Missouri

3rd place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Char Bar in Westport in Kansas City, Missouri.  My initial visit was on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.


Char Bar makes and serves some great barbecue.  Both visits I had were fantastic.  Nobody has argued with me when I've told them Char Bar is near the top of my list.  Literally everyone I have talked to about it has liked it at the very least.  I'm going to try to set up an event here so we can all go and eat it together.  Stay tuned!

You can visit their website and menu below:

Website:  https://charbarkc.com/
Menu:  https://charbarkc.com/#/menus

And here's a review of the top 21 so far...

3.  Char Bar
4.  Mad Man's BBQ
5.  Johnny's BBQ
6.  Hawg Jaw
7.  Smoke Brewing Company
8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

4th Place - Mad Man's BBQ in Lenexa, KS

4th place on my list of best barbecue places in Kansas City is Mad Man's BBQ in Lenexa, KS.  My initial visit was on Friday, May 4th, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

I've been to Mad Man's twice since my initial visit.  I went with some friends for my revisit and we had it planned out in advance, but it happened to be on the day of one of the snow/ice storms we had recently.  A lot of businesses closed down that day but they stayed open.  The brisket that day tasted stale like it had been sitting all day and warmed up when we ordered it.  I chalked it up to the ice storm and I decided to revisit one more time to make sure I wasn't going crazy because I enjoyed the brisket so much the first time.  The third time was an excellent sandwich again and much closer to what I remembered on my first visit.

Mad Man's has a trophy on their counter for winning best brisket food truck sandwich in 2018.  They really do serve a great sandwich, sans an ice storm!


You can visit their website and view their menu below:

Website:  https://www.madmansbbq.com/
Menu:  https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c3757b88f513076d049032f/t/5c376088032be474ef1fe200/1547133065095/Mad+Man%27s+Menu+Board+%289%29.jpg

Here's a review of the top 21 so far:


4.  Mad Man's BBQ
5.  Johnny's BBQ
6.  Hawg Jaw
7.  Smoke Brewing Company
8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que


Monday, February 25, 2019

5th Place - Johnny's BBQ in Olathe, KS

5th place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Johnny's in Olathe, KS.  I visited on Monday, June 26th, 2017.  I also visited the Johnny's location in Mission and I liked the Olathe restaurant better.

Johnny's has been around a long time and quite a few people have told me it's their favorite barbecue joint.  It's definitely good stuff.  I visited pretty early in my quest and they were always near the top of the rankings.  I would oftentimes compare places I visited to Johnny's.  As you can tell, there are only four that I found that have better brisket.

You can view their website and menu below:

Website:   http://www.johnnysbbqkc.com
Menu:  http://www.johnnysbbqkc.com/jbbq-menu.php

Here's a review of the top 21 so far:

5.  Johnny's BBQ
6.  Hawg Jaw
7.  Smoke Brewing Company
8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Friday, February 15, 2019

6th Place - Hawg Jaw Que & Brew

6th place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Hawg Jaw Que & Brew in Kansas City, Missouri.  I visited on Saturday, June 9th, 2018.  You can view the blog post of my visit here.

Not too many people know about this place when I mention it to them.  It was fantastic the day I went.  I love their brisket rub.

You can view their website and menu below:

Website:   http://hawgjaw.com/
Menu:  http://hawgjaw.com/menu/

Here's a review of the top 21 so far:

6.  Hawg Jaw
7.  Smoke Brewing Company
8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

http://hawgjaw.com/menu/




Thursday, February 14, 2019

7th Place - Smoke Brewing Company in Lee's Summit

In 7th place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Smoke Brewing Company in Lee's Summit, Missouri.  I visited on July 1st, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

Not only do they have great barbecue, but great beer as well.  I hear the burgers are awesome, so I'll have to try that the next time I visit.  Like I said in my blog post, I went with a group of friends and everyone ordered something different and everyone raved about how good it was.  Hope you all give them a try if you haven't already.

Check out their website and menu below:

https://www.smokebrewingco.com/


Here's a review of the top 21 so far:

7.  Smoke Brewing Company
8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que


https://www.smokebrewingco.com/



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

8th Place - Jones Bar-B-Q

Finishing in 8th place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Jones Bar-B-Q.  I visited on Saturday, January 5th, 2019.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

Hopefully you've heard the story of the Jones sisters by now.  The bottom line is they know how to make great barbecue!  The only negative thing I've ever heard about this place is that the line is too long.  Of course there's a reason for that!  It's a very popular place!  My recommendation is to get there early and arrive on an empty stomach so you can fit as much barbecue in your stomach as possible!  Also, bring some extra cash and buy a bottle of their sauce.  It's good stuff!

They don't have a website.  If you want to get an idea of the menu, google them and you'll see a couple of pictures of the menu posted.  Ignore the prices, as I think they may be a bit outdated.
 
Here's a review of the top 21 so far:

8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9th Place - Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ

Finishing 9th place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri.  I visited on Friday, February 2nd, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

Although the sandwich I received that day was a bit cool in temperature, I made note that other than that they cooked the perfect brisket in my opinion.

You can view their website and menu below:

Website:  https://www.dannyedwardsblvdbbq.com/
Menu:  https://www.dannyedwardsblvdbbq.com/menu/

Here's the top 21 so far:

9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

https://www.dannyedwardsblvdbbq.com

Monday, February 11, 2019

10th Place - McGonigle's Market in Kansas City, Missouri

Finishing in 10th place on my list of best barbecue places in town is McGonigle's Market in Kansas City, Missouri.  I visited on Friday, September 29th, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

If you had told me before I started the quest that McGonigle's would make the top 10 I would probably call you crazy.  In fact, they weren't even on my initial list!  Part of the way through my quest I heard that they did barbecue from a few friends who said I needed to add it to my list so I did.  I chalk up the meat being so good to a couple of things...One, I bet they use the highest quality meat to smoke on their smoker and two, I got the meat directly off of the smoker, meaning it was hot, tender and very flavorful.  It was like eating something right off the grill.  It's always better.  I've heard the burnt ends are amazing as well so I'll have to go try them sometime.

You can view their website and menu below:

Website:  https://www.mcgonigles.com/
Menu:  https://www.mcgonigles.com/local-market-kansas-city/kansas-city-bbq-equipment-supplies/

Here's the top 21 so far:

10.  McGonigle's Market
11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

https://www.mcgonigles.com/

Saturday, February 9, 2019

11th Place - Jazzy B's Diner in Lee's Summit, Missouri

11th place on my barbecue quest is Jazzy B's Diner in Lee's Summit, Missouri.  I visited on Thursday, August 9th, 2018.  You can view the blog post of my visit here.

I really liked Jazzy B's.  When reading the post of my visit, I remembered how great the smoked wings were, too.  Just great food all around.  I need to go back and soon!  When bringing up the website I noticed that they have been added to Uber Eats, so you can have it delivered if you'd like to.

You can view their website and menu below:

Website:  http://jazzybsdiner.com/
Menu:  http://jazzybsdiner.com/menu/

Here's the top 21 so far:

11.  Jazzy B's Diner
12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

http://jazzybsdiner.com

Friday, February 8, 2019

12th Place - Chop's BBQ in Smithville, Missouri

12th place on my list of best barbecue places in town is Chop's BBQ and Catering in Smithville, Missouri.  I visited on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.  You can read the blog about my visit here.

I'm curious if any of you have given Chop's a shot since I posted about it and what you think about it.  It was great the day I went and I've heard a little bit from some readers since then confirming my thoughts.  Hope you give them a visit sometime.

You can view their website and menu below:

Website and menu:  https://www.chopsbbqandcatering.com/

Here's the top 21 so far:

12.  Chop's BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

https://www.chopsbbqandcatering.com/#/


Thursday, February 7, 2019

13th Place - County Road Ice House in Kansas City, Missouri

Number 13 on my list of best barbecue places in town is County Road Ice House in Kansas City, Missouri.  I visited on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

County Road House is owned by the founders of Joe's KC.  I liked the brisket here better than the brisket I had at Joe's.  Go figure!

You can view their website and menu below:

Website:  https://www.countyroadicehouse.com/
Menu:  https://www.countyroadicehouse.com/menu/

Here's the top 21 so far:

13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

14th Place - A Little BBQ Joint in Independence, Missouri

Number 14 on my list of best barbecue places in town is A Little BBQ Joint in Independence, Missouri.  I visited on Sunday, October 7th, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

When I went back and read the blog post of my visit and looked at the picture of the sandwich I remembered how good it was.  A friend of mine from work goes to this place all the time and raves about the food.  It really was great.

You can check out their website and menu below:

Website:  https://alittlebarbqjoint.com/
Menu:  https://alittlebarbqjoint.com/pages/menu

Here's the top 21 so far:

14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

15th Place - Roscoe's Barbecue in Edwardsville, Kansas

Number 15 on my list of best barbecue places in town is Roscoe's Barbecue in Edwardsville, Kansas.  I visited on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

I really liked the brisket at Roscoe's.  Very tender and flavorful meat.  Not many people talk about Roscoe's when discussing the best barbecue in town, but I have a buddy that works nearby who is somewhat of a food and barbecue connoisseur and he ranks this place right up there with the best.  I concur that it was very good the day I ate there.

You can check out their website and menu below:

http://www.roscoeskcbbq.com/

Here's the top 21 so far:

15.  Roscoe's Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Monday, February 4, 2019

16th Place - Mudhole BBQ in Liberty, Missouri

Number 16 on my list of best barbecue places in town is Mudhole BBQ in Liberty.  I visited on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

Although I'm usually not a fan of the shredded brisket sandwich, the one I had here was really good.  Hot, tender and very flavorful meat.  This will be the only shredded brisket in the top 21, so I guess you could say they win the shredded brisket category!

You can check out their website and menu below:

Website:  https://www.mudholebbq.com/
Menu:  https://www.mudholebbq.com/menus/

Here's the top 21 so far:

16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Sunday, February 3, 2019

17th Place - Jack Stack BBQ in Martin City, Missouri

Number 17 on my list of best barbecue places in town is Jack Stack.  I visited the Martin City location on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.  You can read the blog post here.

The notes on my visit said that the brisket was hot and tender and juicy, but a bit fatty.  Still a great sandwich.  And I also loved the carrot cake!

Check out their website and menu below:

Website:  https://www.jackstackbbq.com/
Menu:  https://www.jackstackbbq.com/menus

The top 21 so far....

17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Saturday, February 2, 2019

18th Place - Blind Box BBQ in Shawnee, Kansas

Number 18 on my list of best barbecue places in town is Blind Box BBQ in Shawnee, KS.  I visited on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 and you can view the blog post of my visit here.

As I read the blog post of my visit I remembered how much I enjoyed this place.  I need to go back!  I've sent a couple of friends there since my visit and they thoroughly enjoyed it.  The picture of the brisket sandwich makes my mouth water!

Check out their website and menu below:

Website:  https://blindboxbbq.com/
Menu:  https://blindboxbbq.com/dinner-menu/

Here's a review of the top 21 so far...

18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que

Friday, February 1, 2019

19th Place - Slap's BBQ in Kansas City, Kansas


Number 19 on the list of best barbecue places in town is Slap's BBQ in Kansas City, KS.  I visited on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 and you can view the blog post of my visit here.


I keep hearing more and more about Slap's since my first and only visit there.  Most people rave about the place.  Unfortunately I've only made it there that one time, but hope to go back soon.
You can check out their website and menu below....

Website:   www.slapsbbqkc.com
Menu:  https://slapsbbqkc.com/menu/

Here's a review of the top 21 so far...

19. Slap's BBQ
20.  Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC's Bar-B-Que