Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
Anthony Bourdain named this place as one of “Thirteen Places to Eat Before You Die” in an article for Men’s Health magazine.
There were plenty of cars parked on the lot, a few of them pumping gas, and the rest I had no idea why they were there until I started to smell
an amazing aroma of BBQ smoke which filled the air, overpowering the smell of gasoline you normally would smell at a gas station.
We walked around the corner of the building revealing the entrance into Joe’s, and it became apparent that this place is extremely popular judging by the long line of people waiting inside which snaked around the convenience store part of the service station; a very odd setting for a world class BBQ restaurant.
You could literally grab some spare spark plugs and anti-freeze while you wait for your ribs to arrive.
Without hesitation, Tara headed straight for the pick up counter and got our food within 5 minutes of being there.
Top tip: If you don’t want to wait in line – call in your order and pick it up as ‘to go’.
The ribs, oh my goodness, the ribs couldn’t wait to fall off the bone.
The smokey flavors combined with the complexity of the baste (or the rub) and whatever they used to smoke it with was just out of this world. If you could taste BBQ heaven, this was it.
The BBQ beans, wow! Who would’ve thought beans could be this amazing! It has definitely ruined my life knowing that I’ll never find beans like this again.
And don’t even get me started on the Z-Man sandwich.