435 Magazine: KC’s Best Barbecue


In the October edition of 435 Magazine, barbecue expert Ardie Davis provides an extensive overview of Kansas City barbecue. It includes a history, and some background regarding sauces, rub, and meat. Plus, the article provides profiles on every BBQ joint in Kansas City.

BB's Lawnside BBQ | Kansas City Best BBQ | 435 Magazine“When people think of Kansas City, they think of barbecue and blues, and I tell them, good luck! Within the city limits, there’s BB’s Lawnside Blues & BBQ, and that’s about it. BB’s pit, for me, has a romantic touch that adds a special magic to traditional Kansas City barbecue meats. The pit is made of granite pavers from old Kansas City streets. I imagine blues and jazz greats walking on those old pavers. The romance of Kansas City barbecue is exemplified in that pit, which makes the meat really special — that, the blues performers they host and the Louisiana-style sides. Mike Nickle, pit master, is also a competition cook, but the barbecue is closer to traditional with a little more emphasis on presentation.”

Read the full article on the 435 Magazine website

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