Q39 Blog

Everything you need to know about Q39 with recipes and tips from Executive Chef Philip, plus all things BBQ and experiencing Kansas City!

BY DAVID EULITT deulitt@kcstar.com Chicken wings at Q39 The barbecue at Q39 is amazing, but that’s not breaking news anymore. The biggest surprise is the restaurant’s spin on barbecue chicken wings, served as a six-piece appetizer. Even with the menu proclaiming “world’s greatest chicken wings,” I was dubious. No longer. Rational people can disagree, but […]

Article: Q39 founder Rob Magee’s barbecue philosophy: hot and fast Author: BY JILL WENDHOLT SILVA Publisher: The Kansas City Star Date: OCTOBER 26, 2016   Rob Magee of Q39 has his finger on the pulse of Kansas City barbecue and, contrary to conventional wisdom, the future is hot and fast, not low and slow. At […]

      Jenn Tosatto’s New Bar Program Makes Q39 a Drink Destination Article: Jenn Tosatto’s New Bar Program Makes Q39 a Drink Destination Author: Natalie Gallagher Publisher: Feast Magazine Date: Oct 24, 2016  Who knew a barbecue joint could be known for its cocktails? Since it opened on 39th Street in April 2014, Q39 has […]

Sherry and Smoke Beer obviously goes with barbecue. But so do many other wines and cocktails, like this one from Jenn Tosatto at Q39 Q39 bar manager Jenn Tosatto  By contributing writer Cody Hogan, photos by Judy Revenaugh Award-winning bartender Jenn Tosatto, bar manager at the award-winning barbecue restaurant Q39, is introducing her new cocktail […]

Kansas City, we’re all about smoky, saucy fall-off-the-bone barbecue. As a tribute to our city’s signature cuisine, we take you on a tour of everything you need to know about KC’s brand of ‘cue: the history, the sauce, the restaurants, the pit masters and more. So roll up your sleeves and dig right in — you’re […]

Football season is in full swing and NFL fans have just begun to travel the country in support of their favorite teams. While most fans won’t want to miss out on a chance to explore New York ahead of a Giants or Jets game or a experience a weekend in Los Angeles when the Rams […]

Article: SOUTHWEST COMPANION PASS SERIES – GUIDE TO KANSAS CITY Author:  Written By Jesse Publisher: Loophole Travel Date: September 12, 2016   Kansas City – The Paris of the Plains.  A midwestern treasure, located just a couple hundred miles from the geographic center of the United States.  Most travelers opt to spend their hard-earned vacation […]

BY ANNE KNIGGENDORF Special to Ink At 8:30 a.m. on a recent Monday morning, Q39 was quiet and smelled like the greatest backyard barbecue you’ve ever been lucky enough to attend. The chairs in the popular smokehouse at 1000 W. 39th St. were legs-up on top of tables — until bar manager Jenn Tosatto yanked […]

Article: Tweak, Taste, Think: How to Make a Cocktail Your Own Publisher: The Kansas City Star – Chow Town Six bartenders will take the stage at Brass on Baltimore on Aug. 26, vying to impress the judges in the 10th annual Paris of the Plains Bartender Competition. But while they might be professionals from some […]


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