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**Official Kansas City Thread**

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Pilot, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    Most important question: Is Oklahoma Joe's still open? [​IMG]
     
  2. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    How much snow did you guys get? I'm moving up this weekend and wondering it it's even doable.
     
  3. latkaguy

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    Appropos of nothing at all, with all the mention of BBQ in Kansas City, I am surprised that nobody mentioned Strouds, which is to fried chicken what Arthur Bryant's is to BBQ. Is it no longer open? I know the original one is no longer there, but the one in the old farmhouse was going strong last time I was in KC, and the fried chicken was spectacular.
     
  4. StephenHero

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    They're on Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway now. I always thought Stroud's was a bit overrated but we ate it quite a bit when I was a kid. It's been a long time since I've had it.
     
  5. JhwkMac

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    Strouds is still open as far as I know, drive by it sometimes and there are cars out but have never gone there myself.

    How much snow did you guys get? I'm moving up this weekend and wondering it it's even doable.

    It snowed last night but this week the weather is supposed to be great.
     
  6. BaaBaaBlackFleece

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    hey guys.....rarely post here, but this thread had to bring me out from under my rock......

    kc here, would love to see about a meet-up!
     
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Alright so I had Arthur Bryant's and it was pretty legit. Got the burnt ends. Trying Gates today.
     
  8. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    Which Gates location?
     
  9. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Main st. south of downtown
     
  10. S-Town

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    Gate's blow Arthur Bryant's out of the water. I don't want to eat BBQ in a place that isn't grimy. I got a little flustered the first time I went to Gate's and they yelled their "HI, MAY I HELP YOU?" I was about 10 deep in line and couldn't even see the menu yet. The Combo and a Half sandwich is awesome. Get extra pickles on the side too.

    Rosedale on SW Blvd is really good too! On their menu for beer, they have the options: pint or quart. I ordered a quart thinking it'd be a big glass, but they handed me a 32 oz. bottle of Bud and a little disposable plastic cup.

    Also, check out Westport Flea Market for a burger...if it's still around.

    Man, I miss KC. It's the midpoint between my current location and my family's home, so I get to pop in a few times a year.
     
  11. Prada_Ferragamo

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    Westport Flea Market is still around.

    Gate's is nasty
     
  12. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    I'm an Okie Joe's guy; Woodyard is also pretty damn good.
     
  13. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Arthur Bryant's was way better than Gates.
     
  14. S-Town

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    I think most people try both, find out they like one better, and never look back. Don't get me wrong, I'd eat Bryant's everyday if someone placed it in front of me.
     
  15. mainy

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    lc's stomps everything in town barbeque related
    they have bars on the windows you know it's bomb
     
  16. mainy

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    btw jussa heads up but halls plaza is carrying simon spurr now. at least they had a rack of it last week. sooo that should definitely hit 70% off next end of season
     
  17. JhwkMac

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    sooo that should definitely hit 70% off next end of season
    [​IMG] never been to LCs but as far as BBQ I think some places have certain dishes better than others. At Oklahoma joe's I get the carolina style pulled pork sandwich, Gates does really good burnt ends, and arthur bryants ribs.
     
  18. JhwkMac

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    I'm not sure if anyone has heard of the store Hudson and Jane in Brookside. They have probably the best stuff in KC. Arnys, Mackintosh, bespoke shirts out of new england, RLPL, savile row accessories, etc.

    Rick, the owner, has graciously offered to host our first KC meeting. I believe he will also provide wine and beer.

    How's that sound?
     
  19. Prada_Ferragamo

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    Damn. This threak should be resurrected. I believe Hudson and Jane used to on the plaza. HOw do you know the owner by the way?
     
  20. JhwkMac

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    Just from visiting the store. it's now at the Crestwood shops in Brookside, there's a male side and female. I went in today to browse and talked with him about how there are quite a bit of styleforum Kansas citians so he offered to host. heres their site: http://www.hudsonandjane.com/
     

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