This is the first time I can remember that I wish I lived in KC.
A few of us on the forum who are from KC have been talking about getting together on a weekend this fall to descend upon at least one local BBQ establishment like a horde of locusts. I'm thinking of the 1st or 2nd weekend in November but that isn't set in stone.
I know that there's quite a few people from KC here on the forums - if you'd be interested post here and we can get a debate going on what BBQ joint to hit up.
Grabbing some beers afterwards would almost be mandatory.
Sunday, November 10th is the Chiefs bye week. Only downside to that would be that some BBQ places are closed on Sundays. But that would be the ideal day that wouldn't drastically interfere with people that are into local sports teams (Chiefs/Mizzou/etc)
I'm trying to think of a good BBQ spot that is also really close to a good bar to hang out at afterwards. Preferably walking distance between the 2.
Last edited by joeboo; 10-22-2013 at 08:42 PM.
Can someone pay for my ticket? And can I bum it at someones house?
Can't you just eat BBQ and then catch football somewhere over beers?
Springfield, MO checking in. Working every weekend during November.
It's too bad that there isn't a BBQ down by Power & Light, as I've been wanting to try Flying Saucer on 13th. But there really isn't anywhere close to there for BBQ...Winslows in a bit north in River Market but I've only ever heard bad things, you could hit Gates or Arthur Bryant's east on Brooklyn, or maybe south for the Jack Stack in the Freight House district.
I'd be willing to try anywhere though. I haven't been to BB's yet and that's down by the Grandview triangle, and the Martin City Jack Stack is south of there. I'm in KCK but I'm not about to drag anyone over there, unless it's down by I-35 and 635 or so (Quick's, several places in Mission). I have no idea really if there is anything up in NKC worth bothering with.
Jack Stack on 95th and Metcalf might be an option. Plenty of great bars in that area as well. Once we get a showing of hands, we can try to come up with a central location. I'm in downtown Overland Park.
Last edited by Furiouss1; 10-23-2013 at 03:41 AM.
I'm probably down for this, I'm out in Lees Summit so I'm used to a hellacious drive no matter where I go, so location doesn't matter a whole lot to me. Jackstack down in the freighthouse district isn't far at all from P&L(Flying Saucer), and it's also only a few blocks away from some decent bars like Grinders, The Cashew, The Brick, etc. Although, none of those are really sports bars that we could watch random football on a Sunday, they're more dive bar/music type bars.
Jackstack is also one of the pricier BBQ places(not that any BBQ is really that expensive), but I'd expect to probably not be able to get out of there for much less than $20 a person by the time tip is figured in, since it's actually a nice restaurant. It isn't like most BBQ places that are total dives and you can get a good sandwich for 7 bucks or something.(Just FYI for anyone unfamiliar with it). That being said, it is some of the better BBQ in the city, I love Jackstack.
Last edited by joeboo; 10-23-2013 at 04:03 PM.
I wish it wasn't a five hour drive for me to KC, so you guys could see how damn good looking I am. I'm jealous though, I hope you all can hook up and put on a feedbag.
Don't worry, I can eat enough for 2 people, we can pretend that you're there
This thread is racist against Virginians.
Hmm. Had no idea Kansas City was so far away. 17 hours by car.
<- Fails at geography.
Are you a European or something? How did you not know Philly to KC would be a long ass drive? That's almost halfway across the country.
And that drive across MO, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio is one boring goddamn drive. About the only thing that could make it worse is if you were also driving across kansas.
Since he fails at geography its quite sure to assume hes indeed US citizen (or at least enjoyed "premium" HS education).
If we do Nov 10th, ask your uncle if he'll be working on that Sunday and maybe we can harass him for you!
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Was thinking about Jack Stack favorites this morning: mushrooms, onion rings, crown prime rib
This thread sounds fat.
It's making me real hungry, though.
Back to the topic: Errobro, you like those thick rings at Jack Stack? I love onion rings, but I prefer the skinny ones. On a side note, I had a gal apply for a job at our store who listed JackStack as a previous employer so I interviewed the hell out of her about the beans. Didn't hire her though, bitch was rough.
Man... so tempted to just drive from Portland. But it's 26 hours. I'd probably die.
I've done 18 hours in one day, and that kicked my ass.
Or rent an italian sportscar and race there the smokey and the bandit style.
Honestly, I was thinking that Kansas was where Kentucky was. I've been to neither of those states, despite many road trips in America. Though I typically drive from Philly to Maine or Florida. I've also gone to Toronto once.
The layout of the rest of the country, with the exception of the "big name" states, is inconsequential to me. But yeah, premium HS education at its finest.
I live in Texas so I will just drive down the street and buy better BBQ.
Last edited by Foggy; 10-27-2013 at 06:52 PM.
I hit the Lockhart, TX trio of BBQ joints about a year ago and it was some of the best brisket and sausage I've ever had.
That is a really tasty road trip. Group of friends have discussed doing a bros road trip hitting BBQ and whiskey places across the south. I really want to try some KC BBQ but don't have a reason to go there otherwise.
Salt Lick is complete trash. The only good thing about the Salt Lick is it is BYOB. Bring a cooler on a nice day and just get drunk while you wait for a table. Not hard for BBQ to taste amazing when you are smashed.
I will in town nov 30th for Broncos game. Jooboo Error maybe one of you guys wanna go to the game? You know how awesome that would be.
Anyways I will be there for sure Friday.
Last edited by Regime; 10-28-2013 at 12:30 AM.
Once you get near the Colorado border things liven up a bit, but you've also just suffered through some of the most mind numbing 400 mile stretches that exist in the entire US so it's hard to give an accurate assessment.
I don't know why I keep torturing myself by opening this thread.
If the US was a rifle target, Kansas City would be the bullseye.
I had never been to or driven through Kansas until I moved West. At first, it was impressive. I had never seen landscape so flat that you could see as far as the horizon. It was like looking at the ocean. It gets really boring after about two hours of driving. The only changes once you get to western Kansas are the appearance of trees and not-quite-as-flat land. It all sucks.
Driving through the Badlands makes Kansas seem like the most interesting place on earth.
Originally Posted by supertouch
for those who asked:
i haven't sucked her penis but i have stroked it. it sounds odd but i don't view it as a masculine organ on her.
I'm down for BBQ and beers! Strong Ale Fest in Westport is on the 16th and I'll be out of town on the 23rd/24th, so any other weekend date works for me.
Arthur Bryant's really isn't terribly far away from The Flying Saucer (about 8-10 min drive). Like others mentioned, if we want to stay close to P&L, Jack Stack is pretty much the only option.
Last edited by quse; 11-03-2013 at 05:42 PM.
Let's do next Sunday and we can always catch people on other dates when they become available (more excuses for BBQ!). Especially the 16th because BEER
Anyone have a problem with Jack Stack Freighthouse at say Noon, then wander up to Flying Saucer afterwards?
Do we have a head count or anything? Sunday at noon at Jack Stack sort of screams busy to me. Might be beneficial to get a general consensus of who will be attending and call ahead.
I'm in, I'll be there at noon
Someone remind me to take a pic of some brisket swimming in about a gallon of sauce on Sunday, so that I can come home and post it for the Texans, LOL.
Just FYI, in case there are a lot of people standing around waiting when we get there, I'm the big fat guy with the shaved head and goatee in Mizzou gear named Joe
From the RL picture thread:
I hope you guys have a great time, and some good 'Q. I'll be thinking of you while standing at the concession stand of the breweriana show in Collinsville, IL.
And Joe, you ain't fat.
Noon this Sunday November 10th.
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
101 W 22nd St
Kansas City, MO 64108
So we have 6? Probably need to hash out a number so whoever gets there first can put their name in for a table.
Mostly we're just going to meet up at the Jack Stack in the Freighthouse District @ noon on Sunday and go from there. I'll PM my # to everyone that doesn't have it in one minute.
I will say that the last time I took I-35 between SW Blvd and Bartle Hall they were still working on that stretch, though I'm not sure if it would be a bottleneck at noon on a Sunday during a bye week or not. Most people will prob be coming from the MO side so that may not be an issue.
Oddly enough I've been to Lidia's before but not this particular Jack Stack location.
This group may or may not get pretty large. Mr. and Mrs. Lyrical makes it 6, furiouss1 may or may not have another 1-2 people coming, and a couple I know said they were tentatively going but that's not confirmed.
Just tell them to bring a whole dead cow to our table. We'll eat it all.
Edit: I'm actually getting ready to drive down to my school over on Front st. (strangest location ever) to get some work in before they close at 5pm, and my first thought was "Hey, I oughta stop by Pigwich and grab a sammich for lunch" followed immediately by "Crap, but we're hitting Jack Stack in just under 48 hours!".
You know you have 1st world problems when you start thinking about cutting back on what you eat 2 full days before hitting a BBQ place.
Last edited by Erronius; 11-08-2013 at 07:25 PM.
Yeah, I want to say it wasn't anyone from KC, they were just visiting
This sounds like it would be awesome.
Ugh, I didn't realize this was so soon. I have a thing on Sunday I can't miss, it's been on the calendar for months. If anyone wants to hang out on a Saturday some time, we are good.
Well, so much for Clean Nut Sunday
Lyrical, next time you head out to KC just post in here if/when you want to get BBQ.
This needs to be live streamed so I can watch all this moist meat get put into mouths. Awesome BBQ is one of the few things that can be pretty tough to find out here in California.
Last edited by quse; 11-10-2013 at 03:12 AM.
Nothing cures a cold like a hot beef injection.
so full...BBQ coma
I blame Erronius for ordering 10lbs of fried mushrooms
I can almost taste it. Almost.
Pics didn't turn out that good. Might need to recruit someone that can take pics worth a damn.
While Furiouss1 and I were standing outside before we went in, I had a to chuckle at the asian tourists who went outside to take pictures of the place before they ate.
I could have sworn that their burnt ends dinner used to be just actual burnt ends, the options they had on the menu (beef, pork, sausage, etc) threw me for a loop. I could have done with more burnt ends too, but the hero of the meal were definitely those fried mushrooms. They were big, solid mushrooms too, and I could have made a meal of one of those orders easily. When they brought out onion rings first by mistake I was thinking to myself "...um...maybe leave those too..." but the shrooms I think might have been half the meal.
Last edited by Erronius; 11-11-2013 at 03:44 PM.
The best bbq always looks the most simple... except those fries which look like dogshit.
Growing up in KC I took all the delicious food for granted. I move away to Maryland and travel a lot and quickly realize that pretty much every where else (except for maybe Texas) the food tastes like absolute garbage. I go back home a couple times a year to visit family and I am almost just as excited to come home just to go eat BBQ...Jose Peppers...Bo Lings. I come home next week for two weeks, first place straight from the airport I'm going to Oklahoma Joes. Maryland is like devoid of any good BBQ places, pretty much devoid of any good food period...I can't wait to move back home permanently.
As much as I like the original Oklahoma Joes in the gas station, I much prefer the Olathe location. Much more suited for large groups and great atmosphere. Yesterday at Jack Stack, aside from the many Asians taking pictures. I did not see one single messy face. Saw one guy eating ribs with a fork and knife. That's not BBQ to me. The portions were pitiful for the price. But as Erronius stated, the fried mushrooms were hella good. Next meet I would like to hit BB's Lawnside or Oklahoma Joes.
Last edited by Furiouss1; 11-11-2013 at 11:52 PM.
BBs Lawnside has the most ridiculously unhealthy side item in the history of sides. Battered french fries. Basically a normal french fry, battered, and deep fried. They found the one way to make french fries even less healthy, and they're delicious.
I know some great bars near Zarda BBQ in Lenexa. You have your choice. Pool hall, sports bar, karaoke, meat market, or dive. And for Quineloe. Unfortunately here in Kansas/Missouri, we are in the middle of what is called "the bible belt". And we are less than an hour away from the Phelps complex.
Last edited by Furiouss1; 11-12-2013 at 12:52 AM.
Originally Posted by supertouch
for those who asked:
i haven't sucked her penis but i have stroked it. it sounds odd but i don't view it as a masculine organ on her.
All of Florida closes on Monday. It's annoying and spooky. Downtown in my city is just empty on Monday. Everything should be open 24/7 and staffed by robots that make genocidal jokes about humans.
Almost all Asian restaurants are closed on Monday except for one Thai place that I know of happens to be closed on Tuesday. Probably smart because people who want Asian on Monday only have one choice!
GIVE ME THOSE FRIES
Also, when is the next one!? That Jack Stack is like, an 8 minute walk away from me but moving out of bed was absolutely not happening. Disappointed =/
I'm always down for gorging on animal flesh
My single #1 biggest gripe about portion size difference has to be Arthur Bryants though. Anyone who has ever seen them pile it on the plates at the Brooklyn location knows what I'm talking about - but when I tried the one out by the Nascar track I actually felt like I'd been straight ripped off. It struck me quite literally as a franchise someone bought for the Arthur Bryant's name with fast food BBQ serving sizes. Never again.
Joeboo, this was the place I mentioned on Sunday that was over by Arrowhead (kind of, across the street from Two Rivers) that one of these days I need to bite the bullet and try:
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Its religion. And even when individuals aren't doing it for religious reasons themselves but as some sort of accepted custom/practice, that probably goes back to religion in the end. I wouldn't be the least surprised if there are people who close up on Sunday and they only do it because that's all they've ever known.
Kansas has also been backwards in regards to alcohol and liquor laws for much the same reason.
Alcohol laws of Kansas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kansas had statewide prohibition from 1881 to 1948, longer than any other state, and continued to prohibit general on-premises liquor sales until 1987. Kansas's strict and highly regulated approach to alcohol stems from lingering vestiges of its long era of prohibition. As of December 2012, Kansas had 13 dry counties, where on-premises liquor sales are prohibited, but the sale of 3.2% beer is permitted.
As of April 2013, Kansas still has not ratified the 21st Amendment, which ended nationwide prohibition in 1933.
Kansas sucks slightly less than Utah in regards to booze. 3.2% beer is the biggest joke.
Luckily, the couple years that I lived in Kansas I was still very close to the state line, so I could be in Missouri within 5 minutes to be able to purchase alcohol on Sundays(and buy much cheaper gas)
I'd say go ahead and pass, then pick a day that is good for you and the wife and post it here. We can just jump on whatever date and see who is up for BBQ while you're in town. If we try to find a date where "everyone" can go we'll never find one, so I'd just pick what is good for you and whoever is free can go.
I think that we had LC's and BB's Lawnside come up in conversation last time, but I think most of us would be open for anywhere.
LC's Bar-B-Q | Full Custom Gospel BBQ
Best Kansas City BBQ | B.B.s Lawnside BBQ
Is part of "authentic" KC BBQ to make sure the presentation reminds you of eating in a cafeteria or are there places that actually use plates and shit that aren't made of paper and plastic?
Most of the good BBQ joints here are so busy, that regular plates are not an option. So most of them go with the cafeteria style plating to save time and to keep prices down. But really. Who cares what it is served on ? It's damn tasty.
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