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‘Raising the BBQ’ takes Kansas City cuisine to new heights

July 22nd, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A party at 18th and Vine Saturday went straight to the top. A picnic table was hoisted 40 feet in the air above the jazz district. It was a spectacle brought to life by Dixie Ultra paper plates called “Raising the BBQ” “I saw it on Facebook that it was going […]

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Commercial for paper plates with tightrope walkers creates spectacle at 18th and Vine

July 21st, 2017

Acrobats will be flying high Saturday over 18th and Vine, carrying massive plates of barbecue. Really. The performance, called “Raising the BBQ,” is part of an advertisement for Dixie Ultra paper plates. To test the plates’ durability, five acrobats will walk a 125-foot tightrope, each holding 2 pounds of barbecue from Q39. If the plates […]

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JoCo updates: Q39 sets opening; Pizzabella closes; Starbucks coming to Oak Park Mall

July 6th, 2017

Barbecue restaurant Q39 has announced a Sept. 1 opening for its new Overland Park location. But owner Rob Magee said it could open even sooner. Magee purchased the former Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que building and land at 11051 Antioch Road in Overland Park. He has spent the last year on a major interior and exterior renovation, including new landscaping and a […]

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Trend Alert: Low-Proof Shim Cocktails Pack Just as Much Flavor

June 29th, 2017

Q39 “The [low-ABV] trend has been coming for a while,” says cocktail maven Jenn Tosatto, formerly of Q39, The Rieger and Dempsey’s Burger Pub in the Kansas City area. “With the rise of craft-cocktail culture, people have moved out of drinking to get drunk into more drinking for enjoyment and the pleasure of the artistry […]

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7 Best “Finger Lickin” Ribs in Kansas City

June 14th, 2017

June 14, 2017 By Lauren Morley When you think of Kansas City, you think of barbecue. No great barbecue joint is complete without a signature rack of ribs. Check out this list of the best places to enjoy some “finger lickin” ribs in Kansas City. 1. Gates Bar-B-Q If you are looking for a place […]

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How to Do the Kansas City BBQ Tour

June 6th, 2017

The ultimate smoky and sweet way to do this Midwestern meat mecca. Texas has its brisket. South Carolina has its vinegar sauce. But Kansas City, which boasts the most barbecue restaurants per capita in the U.S., is where you go for low and slow smoked pork, beef, chicken, turkey, mutton—they literally do it all—slathered in […]

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Zagat’s latest regional barbecue list recommends burnt ends at 3 KC restaurants

June 1st, 2017

June 1, 2017 By Joyce Smith Zagat has released “The Ultimate Guide to American Regional Barbecue,” which breaks down regional styles and offers three local recommendations. A national guide to top restaurants, the website says the history of barbecue is the history of America, with regional barbecues offering a diverse range of proteins, cuts and […]

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Burnt end burger from Q39

May 29th, 2017

May 29, 2017 By Fox 4 Newsroom Burger patty (1/2 chuck, 1/2 brisket) Fresh 8 oz burger patty Pat lightly (to prevent from being too chewy) Cook on wood fired or gas grill to med (135 degrees) Brisket burnt ends Use point of brisket and slice (not cube) 2 slices for 2-3 oz) Top cooked […]

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BBQ grilled salmon recipe by Q39

May 29th, 2017

May 29, 2017 By Fox 4 Newsroom 1 ea. 8 oz salmon filet TT  Steak seasoning 1 oz Classic BBQ sauce 5 oz Jalapeño cilantro coleslaw Season salmon with steak seasoning, Grill until medium and brush with classic sauce. Place on a bed of slaw with veg on the side Jalapeño Cilantro slaw ½ea.  Red […]

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Midwest Traveler: Museums, barbecue, repeat in Kansas City- Star Tribune

May 19th, 2017

May 19, 2017 By Lisa Myers McClintick Humming with the excited spark of a not completely retired teacher, a volunteer at Kansas City’s National World War I Museum and Memorial (1-816-888-8100, theworldwar.org) gets our daughter’s attention with two simple questions: “How old are you?” asks Dave Damico. “Do you know what you would have been […]

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