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LEGENDS OF BARBECUE: KANSAS CITY
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Never mind the handsome dudes – that’s Kansas City barbecue legend Jeff Stehney on the right. Check out the pork shoulders! Eighteen hours of spice and hickory smoke have turned them into porcine perfection.
Welcome to Oklahoma Joe’s, possibly the best barbecue joint in Kansas City, and very likely the only one located in a gas station.


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Jeff has won some of the country’s most prestigious barbecue competitions, and one look at the smoke ring on his brisket will tell you why: What it won’t tell you is that said brisket is tender enough to cut with the side of a fork and the smoke flavor lingers long after you have taken your last bite.


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So what else do you eat at Okie Joe’s? The question is, what do you skip? I, for one, won’t be eating dinner.

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