Kansas City

Tony Bourdain travels to Kansas City, MO, the BBQ capital of the world, with pal Zamir Gotta in search of the best barbeque. While there, Tony meets up with musicians, Dan and Patrick of The Black Keys, for ...

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LC's BBQ

Don't let the "hole in the wall" appearance fool you … LC takes his BBQ very seriously. Tony and Zamir try the legendary burnt ends at this staple of Kansas City BBQ.

5800 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO

 
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Oklahoma Joe's

Ten minutes west of State Line Road, over in Kansas, Tony and Zamir are joined by food blogger Bonjwing Lee to visit this once-gas station turned BBQ spot. "Joe's" is arguably home to some of the best BBQ in the city.

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS

 
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Woodyard BBQ

In the 1950s, Woodyard sold only wood to BBQ restaurants all over Kansas City for their smokers, but today it provides amazing BBQ, in addition to still selling wood to other BBQ joints. Tony and The Black Keys enjoy lunch here at Woodyard BBQ.

3001 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS

 
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Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ

Another contender for some of the best BBQ in KC is Jack Stack. Tony and Zamir go to Jack Stack’s BBQ to see what the fuss is all about.

13441 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO

 
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Rosedale BBQ

The longest-running family-run BBQ spot in Kansas City< KS, is Rosedale BBQ. Tony and Zamir pull up a seat at the counter to enjoy lunch and some of their famous sauce. Zamir orders the Flying Pig. Tony has a -- surprise -- pork sandwich.

600 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS

 
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The Savoy Grill

The Savoy Grill (part of the Savoy Hotel), has been serving steak and lobster since 1903. Tony, Zamir and radio personality Charles Ferruzza dine here in the President Truman Booth. Tony recommends ordering a steak and potato.

219 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO

 
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Town Topic Hamburgers

This 24-hour diner is a time warp to simpler times and is the perfect end to a late night out. Tony and Zamir fill up on greasy burgers from Town Topic after a night out on the town.

2021 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO

 
See & Do
Leila's Hair Museum

Zamir wandered over from LC’s BBQ to Leila’s Hair Museum. See examples of hair samples from Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and more.

1333 South Noland Rd, Independence, MO

 

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