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

July 31, 2015 8:00 am • Jenny Vergara Q39 was voted the best new restaurant in Kansas City in the 2015 Feast 50. Kansas City is purported to have the greatest concentration of barbeque joints in the U.S. Experts estimate that we have more than 100 barbeque restaurants concentrated in and around the city’s metro […]

The Very Best Of Barbecue With guest host John Harwood. Listen Here: The Very Best of Barbecue From secret sauces and rubs to hickory and folklore, we will celebrate and sample the best barbeque in the land. Bring napkins! When it comes to summer barbeque, regional rivalries run as strongly as they do between the […]

BY SARAH GISH sgish@kcstar.com Andrew Zimmern is a big fan of Kansas City BBQ. While in town last month to shoot an episode of his Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” Zimmern chowed down on burnt ends at Q39, Joe’s Kansas City, and LC’s Bar-B-Q. Zimmern and his production team also shot segments for the meat-centric […]

Although the dogmatic borders dividing barbeque regions are slowly starting to dissolve, the fact remains that if you want the very best, you need to go to the source. But once you find yourself in legendary barbeque cities like Austin, Memphis, or Kansas City, the options for meals are nearly limitless. So to separate the […]

By: Jen Chen Dips and spreads are possibly the perfect accompaniment to any meal. They’re relatively easy to make, they’re crowd-pleasers at parties and they’re great showcases for fresh herbs. And really, who doesn’t like a grown-up version of Fun Dip, that candy where you used a chalky tablet as a vehicle to scoop flavored […]

Article: 11 Wine Pairings for 5 of Kansas City’s Best Barbecue Joints Author: Michael Woodsmall Publisher: Grape Collective  Date: 6/27/2015 A conversation surrounding wine and barbeque in the context of my childhood growing up in Kansas City wouldn’t be complete without a quick tour of the best my hometown has to offer. The thing about […]

New Groove for Barbecue A food defined by tradition is now an opportunity for innovation By Joan Lang Q39 takes barbeque to a new level with dishes like the pulled pork sandwich, chipotle sausage plate, and (shown) award-winning Judges Plate with spare ribs, brisket, pulled pork and smoked chicken. It’s a new age of barbeque, […]

BY ARDIE A. DAVIS Special to The Star Mother’s Day, the busiest day of the year in Chow Town restaurants, is over but mothers and their loved ones still have to eat. Just in time for post-Mother’s Day/pre-Father’s Day pick-me-ups, Chef Rob Magee has rolled out a knock-your-socks-off medley of new Q39 culinary gems. Here’s […]

Spanning the Kansas-Missouri border, the Kansas City metro boasts an extremely loyal fan-base for jazz, barbeque, sports and more. Whether it be the opening game for the KC Royals or a stroll through the city’s endless fountains, KC locals take pride in their city. How do residents differentiate state lines though? It looks and feels […]


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