Best Joint----Arthur Bryant's BBQ
Where---------1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, Missouri (816) 231-1123
What-----------Beef, Pork, Chicken, Ham, Turkey, Ribs, Handmade Fries, Pickles, and the BEST Dang BBQ Sauce in the WORLD!
Why------------ One visit to this Kansas City BBQ legend will answer why. Arthur Bryant's BBQ is simply BBQ nirvana and the King of BBQ joints in the USA. This joint has been around since the 1920's and the Bryant family's expertise with BBQ shows with every finger-licking meal they serve. Don't expect a fancy type place, you won't be seated by hostess, and you won't have a waitress or waiter. You will most certainly have to stand in a line that sometimes stretches out to the street and around the building, but the line moves fast, and the food is well worth the wait. When you reach the cafeteria style line, you give your order and watch it being assembled right in front of you. A few feet away, behind the counter, you can see right into the huge ovens, with all the delectable meats inside. No kitchen hidden in the back at this place, you can see everything. Your order doesn't come to you on hoity-toity china plates either. Your meal is served in a double wrapping of butcher paper, which comes in quite handy when you take the leftovers home. And believe me, you WILL have enough meat and fries to take home. The portions are simply huge, Bryant's does not skimp when it comes to how much you get for your buck. Order a sandwich, and you will receive enough meat to make three sandwiches.
Laying on the butcher paper will be a amazingly large mound of meat, whatever you choose, three or four slices of bread, and what seems like a whole jar of pickles, If you order fries, be prepared to get the largest amount of home-made spuds you have ever seen served anywhere. And the sauce..........ahhhhh....Arthur Bryant's BBQ Sauce! This sauce is a spicy, gritty, mouthwatering delight. You won't find a sweet, molasses type of sauce here, this is hardcore BBQ sauce.
If you decide to eat at the restaurant, be prepared for the unique Bryant's atmosphere. Linoleum floors, plain formica tables, mismatched chairs, and more paper napkins then you will ever see in one BBQ joint. No fancy plants or artwork here, instead the walls are covered with framed magazine and newspaper articles about this legendary BBQ mecca, along with photos of celebrities and famous people that adore Arthur Bryant's. The Bryant's family puts all of their efforts into the amazing food they serve, and once you taste this BBQ, you won't miss any la-de-da surroundings. Eat in or take your BBQ home, either way, once you taste this stuff, you will be spoiled. Any other BBQ you may try, will never, ever compare to Arthur Bryant's BBQ. It is simply the Best.