I recently had to be in Kansas City for business. With KC being one of the BBQ hot spots in America, I had to try to get as much BBQ eaten during a 3 night trip as possible. I was successful in eating BBQ 2 out of 3 nights, and that ain't bad.
On the first night, plotted a course for Arthur Bryants. Unfortunately, I rolled into their parking lot at 9:05pm, 5 minutes past closing time.
Undeterred, I reset the GPS and targeted the nearest Gates' BBQ location. Luckily, they were open until midnight. At 9:30, there was a line of at least 6 people in front of me. I figured that was a good sign. Being in KC, I had to order the burnt ends sandwich and fries. Gates did not disappoint.
The next night, we worked until nearly 2:00am so I didn't have a chance to even think about BBQ. But on Wednesday, I managed to get to the nearest BBQ joint to my work site that I could find, a place called the Smokebox Cafe. I had a brisket and pork plate. I preferred Gates, but still had a good experience.
Like I said, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Look forward to my full review of each of these places coming soon.