Barbecue baron Ollie Gates of Gates & Sons Bar-B-Q (left) and Frank Schloegel, owner of Southside Wood Co. and co-owner of Woodyard Bar-B-Que, have forged a decades-long friendship and business relationship. Schloegel has been the main provider of wood for Gates and his restaurants for over 50 years.
Barbecue baron Ollie Gates of Gates & Sons Bar-B-Q (left) and Frank Schloegel, owner of Southside Wood Co. and co-owner of Woodyard Bar-B-Que, have forged a decades-long friendship and business relationship. Schloegel has been the main provider of wood for Gates and his restaurants for over 50 years. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
Barbecue baron Ollie Gates of Gates & Sons Bar-B-Q (left) and Frank Schloegel, owner of Southside Wood Co. and co-owner of Woodyard Bar-B-Que, have forged a decades-long friendship and business relationship. Schloegel has been the main provider of wood for Gates and his restaurants for over 50 years. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
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February 18, 2017 7:00 AM