Eater Ranks KC BBQ 2022

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"The barbecue restaurants on this list range from walk-up windows with a handful of picnic tables to full-service restaurants with cocktails and cloth napkins. The best way to experience KC barbecue is to visit both the old-school institutions that helped define the genre and the new guard of innovative pitmasters expanding its boundaries."

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The 14 Best Barbecue Joints in Kansas City

From the famous Z-Man brisket sandwich at gas station icon Joe's to sweet-and-sour smoked pork at a Thai-Kansas fusion spot, here's where to eat meat in KC Since Henry Perry, the self-styled father of Kansas City barbecue, opened his first lunch stand in 1908, locals and tourists have been trying to pin down what exactly defines the KC barbecue style.