It’s not the size of the burnt ends that matters, but the amount of bark in each bite. The quintessential Kansas City barbecue item got the Eater treatment (they’re doing a lovely series called The 5 Days of Meat) yesterday with Bonjwing Lee (who you may know from his gustatory adventures under the handle of the Ulterior Epicure) tackling 12 plates of burnt ends from local barbecue joints.
In addition to some crackling photos (they’re worth the click alone), Lee found love for the charred nuggets from Gates Bar-B-Q, LC’s Bar-B-Q (which The Kansas City Star reported earlier this week will be opening a second location in Grandview), Papa Bob’s Bar-B-Que and Oklahoma Joe’s. Here at The Recommended Daily, we give the crown to LC’s (5800 Blue Parkway). The rich cubes of meat are juicy, nestled in a crunchy, smoky crust.
So, let’s get into it brisket lovers, who has the best burnt ends in Kansas City? Keep it civil and defend your choice in the comments.