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 ...Go to Episode
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stroud's Restaurant & Bar
Zamir visits Stroud's Restaurant & Bar to continue his Kansas City culinary tour. Stroud's is famous for its pan-fried chicken.
5410 NE Oakridge Rd, Kansas City, MO
BB's Lawnside Bar
Tony Bourdain meets with local Terrance O’Malley to talk the good and bad times of Kansas City’s past. The gentlemen dine on smoked catfish, pork ribs and beer.
1205 East 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131
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