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Oklahoma Joe’s tops USA Today’s list of 'America’s Tastiest Ribs'

Updated: 2013-07-01T18:35:11Z

By Sarah Gish

Oklahoma Joe’s is in the national spotlight. Yep, again.

This morning USA Today published a list of “America’s Tastiest Ribs.” At the top: KCK’s own gas station/barbecue joint.

The ribs roundup, which was originally published in The Daily Meal in May, calls the barbecue at Oklahoma Joe’s “simply the best.”

“Boasting a deeply burnished shade of red thanks to a rub heavy with paprika, cumin, brown sugar, and chili powder, these ribs also happen to be picture-postcard-perfect to look at, and you'll most likely find yourself snapping a photo of them before you even take that first bite.”

As for the taste: “Moist, juicy, smoky, tender — all those adjectives you thought you knew the definition of will only conjure one image in your mind from here on out: Oklahoma Joe's pork ribs. They're the best you'll ever have.”

Oklahoma Joe’s is also leading in our reader’s poll, with 409 out of 873 votes as of noon today. Jack Stack is in second place, followed by Gates and Arthur Bryant’s. Don’t see your favorite smokehouse on the list? Vote or comment here.

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Which local barbecue joint do you think serves the best ribs in Kansas City? Tweet us @chowtownkc.

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