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  Area restaurateurs donned their boots and tipped their cowboy hats to a pair of barbecue masters at the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association’s annual awards dinner on Sunday. The evening featured two keynote speakers, Hayward Spears of Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que and Rob Magee of Q39. Spears got his start at Kansas City’s Bluebird Cafeteria, where his first paycheck […]

 Home to the World Series of Barbecue, the nation’s largest barbecue society and topper of national barbecue lists, it’s no question that Kansas City knows barbecue best. Naysayers aside — we’re looking at you Carolinas, Tennessee and Texas — we are confident that the following restaurants serve the best smoked meats in the country. Here […]

Listen to the audio here. It’s one of the best times of the year to be outside. It’s officially fall on the calendar, and after a hot September, it has finally cooled down. In that spirit, KCUR’s Food Critics searched out the best outdoor dining spots on Friday’s Central Standard. From a see-and-be-seen sidewalk café […]

Pitmaster Rob Magee preps a brisket in the new butcher room at Q39 South – The KC Star September 5, 2017 By Jill Wendholt Silva View video here. Q39’s new South location at 11051 Antioch Road in Overland Park includes something the original 39th Street location doesn’t: a butcher room. The tiled butcher room has windows so to-go […]

August 31, 2017 By Donna Berry When most people think of Kansas City — the neighboring cities in Kansas and Missouri collectively known as one — barbecue comes to mind. And there’s good reason: Kansas City has more barbecue restaurants per capita than anywhere in the world. Its signature food is served at more than […]

August 31, 2017 Denise Kruse Kansas City’s much-buzzed-about Midtown barbecue restaurant Q39 opened a second outpost in mid-August, this time in the former Hayward’s Pit BBQ space on Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas, holding its brisket-cutting ceremony – a cheeky twist on the traditional ribbon cutting – weeks ahead of their originally announced opening date. “When’s […]

August 30, 2017 View full video here. The Star’s Jill Silva tours the new Q39 South location at 11051 Antioch Road in Overland Park with owner Rob Magee. Magee shares a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant’s butcher room, where he gives tips on how to cook a brisket-Q39 style.

August 24, 2017 Joel Nichols See full video here. Barbecue! It’s what’s for breakfast. Well, at least on this particular morning. We got a behind the scenes peek at the brand new Q39 location at College and Antioch in Overland Park. Now, it has the same award-winning menu and welcoming feel of the original location […]

August 16, 2017 By Joyce Smith Three area restaurants have made two national “best” restaurant lists this week. Business Insider, a New York-based international news website, posted its “best restaurant in every state” list on Tuesday. The compilation was created by sifting through James Beard award nominations, expert reviews, local recommendations and its own list of best […]