As you are already aware, whenever I travel back to Cincinnati I love to eat all of the native food that I can. I wanted to do the same thing on this past weekend’s trip to Kansas City, and that meant one thing: barbecue. That may sound strange to some of you, knowing that I don’t really eat red meat, but I love eating smoked turkey or chicken. With some time to kill on Sunday before my flight back to Denver, we made plans to visit Arthur Bryant’s BBQ with Doni and Phil.
Having never been to Arthur Bryant’s before, I wasn’t real sure what to expect. Was it going to be of the fancier variety like the sit down service at Jack Stack, or would it be counter service like Gates. Well it is counter service, though they don’t yell at you when you walk in the door like at Gates, but that doesn’t take anything away from the food. On advice from our friends, Kim and I decided to split a sliced turkey sandwich, order of fries, and a side of beans. The turkey was pleasantly smokey in flavor and their Rich & Spicy sauce complimented it perfectly. The fries were fresh cut and flash fried to perfection. However, I wasn’t a big fan of the beans. I don’t mind a little meat in the beans but prefer it not to be large chunks. Overall, I was impressed and would definitely give it a four star rating.