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Kansas City Recipes
Kansas City Spices

For the last leg of Chasing BBQ, we head to Kansas City where the sauce is sweet and sticky and burnt ends and pulled pork are done right. That tomato and molasses-based sauce is a big part of what defines KC-style barbecue, and they slather it all kinds of proteins. KC is also great at dishing up creative sides, from potato casserole to apple slaw, the BBQ pros here aren't afraid to experiment.

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #25: Keep a Constant, Steady Temperature

"Whether you’re barbecuing low and slow or hot and fast, a constant steady temperature is critical for great results. This can be particularly challenging if you are cooking with wood rather than gas. Investing in a thermometer that monitors both meat and smoking chamber temperatures will help immensely….’cause you won’t need to open that dang lid so much!"

Ken Hess – Pitmaster of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q, Decatur, AL

Mike's Road Journal

Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous: Memphis, TN

The stories, stars and images of Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous in Memphis, TN are readily available on the internet because when you've been around as long they have (since 1948!) and have been as successful, people talk about you, take pictures of you and, in this day and age, they 'share' about you. Admittedly, their own success drives their high heat, quicker, charcoal barbecuing style for their ribs...low and slow isn't going to work for a place that can seat up to 700! M...
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Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous: Memphis, TN

BBQ Joint Finder

Lannie's Bar-B-Q Spot

"Miss Lula Hutcher - Owner"

2115 Minter Ave, Selma, AL 36703

Heirloom Market BBQ

"Jiyeon Lee & Cody Taylor - Owners"

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339


Barbecue Slang

Outside Brown Refers to the outer bark of smoked pork—which turns dark, crispy, and smoky while on the pit.


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