If you haven't checked out Adams Rib on 87th street yet then you are missing out on some great food. I went for the first time on Tuesday of this past week and it was so good that I had to take the family there again yesterday. This place is a pleasant change from the usual BBQ in this town.
I recommend that you get the Baby backs, sweet potato fries, beans and use their spicy sauce.
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This is a heads up for Bull E. Vard. I posted your comment and then lost track of what post it was in. The BBQ store is attached to the OK Joes joint in Olathe at 119th & Strang Line. Great alternative to the over priced Smoke & Fire.
I went to this place again (3rd time) in hopes of finding a higher quality of food than the previous 2 visits and all of those in my group were disappointed. They have gotten a little bit better but not nearly enough to make this place a "must eat" BBQ joint. The sausage was decent, the ham salad app was pretty good and the ribs were just average. The only thing that saves this place is the quality of service.
While they are no longer an avoid at all costs type of place they still fall short of making the top 20 list.
Saturday night my wife and I went to the P&L district for dinner before my sisters graduation. We set out to try something new but due to time constraints we ate at the first place that could seat us right away, Famous Daves. The food and atmosphere were great.......but I will never go back. Little did I know that what while we didn't have to wait an hour for a table the service would be so poor that it would of been faster to wait some where else.
I have never had worst service at a restaurant in the Metro . This place was so poorly run that I thought for sure that the manager must sit on the KCMO school board and the waiter was the police chief. It was so bad that it was funny. I thought for sure that we were on Punk'd.
This is an avoid at all cost place until management changes.
I haven't had much time to blog lately but that should all change starting today. In my downtime I have picked up a new stalker. The funny thing about this stalker is that of all the controversial subjects I cover on this blog, this guy who chooses to post anon is a defender of Brobecks BBQ. Seriously, this is the cause that this guy champions. The defense of crappy sub standard BBQ will not be allowed on this Blog. That is rule #132. Rule #4 is that if you post anon chances are it won't get published.
BUT since BBQ is a passion of mine I will address a couple of simple items that MR. anon (in lenexa, yeah I got your info) is drastically wrong in.
1. A lot of Smoke doesn't equal flavor - Any clown that has ever competed in or been part of a competition knows this. A good place to get information about such matter is the KCBS. Too much smoke dries out the meat and takes away from the meat flavor. If I didn't want to taste the meat and the seasonings then I would eat a piece of burnt hickory or smoke a pack of Camels.
2. It is odd that a place that over smokes its meat never has smoke coming out of the building. I agree. My friends and I have been trying to figure that out for ourselves. That could be the problem. They could be trapping to much smoke in the pit.
3. Fries are important. Anyone that thinks that fries, beans, slaw, rings, corn etc... aren't important to a BBQ joint is crazy. How many times have you heard about the fries at Oklahoma Joes & Rosedale or the Rings & Beans at Jack Stack? The owners of these places take just as much pride in their side dishes as they do in the meat that they serve.
I do plan on going back to Brobecks in June for another review. I will have hoped that by then they will have figured out how to work their pit. Ask anyone that has gone to the several differnt Bryants locations through out the city and they will tell you that the stuff that is coming out of the original pit is far superior than what you get at their other locations.
Over the past few weeks as more and more people have been bookmarking this site I have been getting several requests for a BBQ top ten list that ranks them in order. So here they go, this time in order along with the most over rated/ worst BBQ in town.
1. Gates - There isn't even a close 2nd. Items to order: Short ends, fries, beans. 2. Oklahoma Joes - Best Pork & Fries in town. Items to order: Pulled pork, fries, beans, coleslaw. They also make a pretty decent chili 3. Bryants - Best meat in town - sauce is different Items to order: Burnt ends & Fries. Beans are just ok 4. LC's - Legend 5. Woodyard BBQ - Nothing is bad here and it is CHEAP 6. Jack Stack - Getting a little to fancy for a BBQ place but still the best sausage and beans in town. 7. Quicks BBQ - Legend 8. B.B.'s Lawnside - Great food, terrible location 9. Famous Dave's - It is sad that a National chain beats out many of our local places 10. ADAMS RIB - This is a new joint(2009) off of 87th street. AWESOME food.
On the bubble Filling station BBQ, Johnny's Hickory house, KC Masterpiece, Wyandotte, Stonewall, Danny Edwards, Smoke stack, Stillwell Station
MOST OVER RATED BBQ IN TOWN 1. Smokehouse - Terrible sauce that drowns out the flavor of the meat. 2. Big Bubbas - I went back to give these guys a 3rd chance and was completely underwhelmed. If you are in Olathe GO TO Johnny's BBQ, it is your only safe bet besides Oklahoma Joes. 3. Rosedale - The meat there is terrible but they have incredible fries 4. Smokin Joes - Another Olathe crap house but once again they have incredible fries. 5. 135th street BBQ - This might be the worst on the list. 6. Haywards - I have had deli meat that tasted more like BBQ than this place. 7. Brobecks - Getting better but not quite there. Another 6 months and the smokers will be up to the challenge.
The above mentioned 7 places are a complete waste of money when you compare them to the other choices out there.
This weekend we have a visitor coming in from London for a couple of days so we are having one more BBQ.
Starters 1. BBQ Wings - Mild 2. Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip 3. Spiced Pickles 4. Cheese & Cracker Spread Main Course 1. BBQ Ribs - 4 slabs (cooked with Hickory wood using a Memphis style rub and sauce) 2. Pulled Pork - 10lbs (cooked with Hickory & Apple wood using a Carolina rub and Texas sauce) 3. Smoked Sausage - 5lbs roll (cooked with Hickory wood using a KC rub and KC sauce) 4. Turkey Legs (cooked with Hickory and Apple) 5. Italian Sausage 5. Burgers for the kids and lunch Side Dishes 1. Beer Cheese Potatoes 2. BBQ Beans 3. Coleslaw 4. White Bread
I am going to be trying something different on the Ribs that I hope will be a hit.
For those not entering the competition, but still want to enjoy great food, the “Taste of the Royal” Food Court will be selling barbecue to the public. The Expo will also return, featuring the latest BBQ innovations and equipment for grillers, whether in competition or backyard grilling. The Expo will also include the popular Sauce Store.
The festival includes two nights of concerts in Hale Arena. This year: “He Wears Black” A tribute to Johnny Cash on Friday night, and Cross Canadian Ragweed with Candy Coburn and Micky and the Motorcars on Saturday night.
New events to the Barbecue this year:
Family Day - Families will enjoy expanded carnival rides and activities for the kids in the BBQ Expo and Hale Arena. The ADM World of Agriculture display will be in Scott Pavilion for children and families to learn about animals and agriculture with hands-on activities.
American Royal Party Tent – This new tent will present live entertainment, including Outlaw Junkies, John Joiner Band, Hazzard County and more. 4 pm – midnight on Friday and 12 noon to midnight on Saturday. Food catered by Golden Ox, and a cash bar.
Celebrity Cook-off Challenge - Join celebrities and local news personalities as they compete for their own rights to barbecue fame. It will take place on Saturday in front of Kemper Arena.
Cook ‘Em Courses – For those who want to learn more about the art of barbecue, these demonstrations will take viewers through three individual dishes. Learn from the pros including Willingham’s Barbecue and The Maytag Man. Courses will take place in Wagstaff, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Jr. World Series of Barbecue – Children will now get to try their hands at participating in the World Series of Barbecue. This new competition is open to children ages 6 – 15. Contestants must be sponsored by a registered team.
$50 all-you -can -eat –and-drink party ticket. Called the Boulevard VIP Package, the $50 ticket includes grounds admission to the Barbecue; one ticket to XETC – A Professional Rodeo Event; all-you-can-eat Oklahoma Joe’s barbecue, and unlimited water, soda and Boulevard Beer from 5 pm – 11 pm. The ticket is available for purchase for Friday, October 5th or Saturday, October 6th. Attendees can purchase one night, or both - $50 per night. The $50 ticket is honored in the Boulevard VIP Zone in Hale Arena, next to the Concert Stage.
My job is to entertain current and future clients which means that I have an expense account that I get to abuse on a monthly basis. This includes Golf, Royals Games, Gift Cards, Donuts, cookies and the most important thing, Lunch. Having free lunches at nice restaurants everyday use to be a nice perk. How many people get to eat where ever they want for free 4 days a week? One day I could be eating at the Plaza III and the next some good Sports Bar Food and then some BBQ.
After nearly 9 years of entertaining people it has become old. I actually hope that the clients will have to reschedule just so I can get some down time. It is tough to be "on" all the time and to continually make excuses for the people that work for me. I have an excellent client base and it is no longer necessary for me to "whine and dine" them, yet it is expected.
So I figured once a week I will post where I have eaten and what I had so I can reflect back at the end of the year on the variety of food I have had. So just to get caught up here is a list of places I have been in September.
1. Fox & The Hound 2. YaHooz - Town Center 3. Parabskis deli - Topeka 4. Glory Days Pizza - Topeka 5. 1924 Main - Downtown 6. Manny's - SW Blvd 7. Arthur Bryants - Downtown 8. George Brett's - Plaza 9. Hereford House - Downtown 10. Pierponts - Union Station.