Guest Post by KC Food Girl
Ask me where to find the best BBQ in the country and I will tell you, without any hesitation, that it’s in Kansas City. Now I realize that’s a pretty bold statement but I stand behind my word. Since my husband and I moved here in the summer of 2007, we’ve tried just about every BBQ establishment within a reasonable driving distance from us and I have to say that my favorite, so far, is Jack Stack. Whenever I’m craving good Kansas City BBQ, Jack Stack is the first thing that comes to mind. With a reasonably priced menu and several locations throughout the metro, it’s a major contender, for sure.
Driving to the restaurant, I was ready for a great dinner and, like they always do, Jack Stack impressed me. My husband, Tim, and I decided to forgo our usual fare to try a dish meant for sharing: The Roundup. This particular dish comes with a very generous serving of spare ribs, sliced beef, pork and ham (though we asked the server to substitute the ham for an extra helping of the ribs, they are absolutely phenomenal). We figured this would give us each the opportunity to try out a few new things. I was not disappointed.
I usually opt for one of their two meat platters (burnt ends, my favorite, and sausage) so I was, naturally, a little nervous to switch out my safe bet choice for something I’d never tried before. Ultimately, it was a wise decision. The meat was tender, perfectly prepared and had just the right amount of their well balanced, sweet sauce. I’m not much of a rib person (Tim is, hands down) but they were just incredible. Biting into one of their mouth watering ribs, it was obvious to me that Jack Stack takes pride in how they prepare their food. Using hickory-fired brick ovens, the restaurant cooks their meat to perfection. The natural taste of the meat is perfectly paired with a hearty helping of their slow cooked baked beans (another of my favorites in KC). Needless to say, we had another great experience at one of Kansas City’s finest BBQ establishments. I can’t wait to see where our next adventure takes us…