Kansas City, MO: 77°
Mocksville, NC: 55°
Fairbanks, AK: 21°
We made it to Arthur Bryant's Barbeque in Kansas City, Missouri on the evening of Tuesday, October 16th. When we ordered two large pulled pork sandwiches, we had no idea what we were in for. These sandwiches were huge! And messy! And spicy! So so different from the other two BBQ joints. We again ordered to-go and ate on the hood of the Land Rover in the parking lot (the dogs watched us enviously from inside the car). That was pretty fun.
Kansas City-style BBQ consisted of large pieces of soft pulled pork in a thick, spicier sauce. It's not your typical BBQ sandwich - two slices of white bread on the bottom covered with about a pound and a half of meat with one slice of white bread on top, then wrapped and rolled in a piece of butcher paper. The fries were even wrapped up with the sandwich. I just stared at the sandwich for a minute, trying to figure out how to begin.
This was definitely the most unique BBQ experience; nothing like we have experienced before. The restaurant itself had an urban/diner feel, as opposed to the rural/down home vibe of North Carolina. Sam is already craving another Arthur Bryant's sandwich...