Anthony Bourdain was no stranger to Kansas City cuisine, aka barbecue.
He taped a segment for Travel Channel with musicians The Black Keys at Woodyard BBQ in Kansas City, Kan.
Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, formerly Oklahoma Joe's, was included in Bourdain's 2011 list of "13 Places to Eat Before You Die," published in MensHealth magazine.
"People may disagree on who has the best BBQ," Bourdain wrote. "Here, the brisket (particularly the burnt ends), pulled pork, and ribs are all of a quality that meet the high standards even of Kansas City natives. It's the best BBQ in Kansas City, which makes it the best BBQ in the world."
The West Plains, Mo., band Ha Ha Tonka appeared briefly with Bourdain in 2011 on "No Reservations," filmed in their native Ozarks.
Bourdain, 61, died Friday of apparent suicide.
"I've staged at Eleven Madison Park in NY and Noma in Copenhagen," Mickey Priolo, general manager of Kansas City's Cafe Sebastienne, told CNN. "He has influenced me to speak with a voice and travel. His voice was international, such a devastating loss."