K.C. didn’t invent barbecue—it perfected it. So says Doug Worgul, author of The Grand Barbecue. No surprise K.C.’s distinctive ’cue topped our America’s Favorite Cities survey. Worgul tells T+L where to get a bite.
“At Arthur Bryant’s (pictured; $$), the floors are greasy and it looks like the walls haven’t been painted in 20 years—but you won’t care once you try the brisket.”
“Major blues acts have played BB’s Lawnside BBQ ($$). Order the ribs; they’re not too sweet and not too spicy.”
“You can watch the meat being cooked outside at Woodyard Bar-B-Que ($). They do a really interesting smoked barbecue hamburger.”
For more survey results, see travelandleisure.com/afc.