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  • Barbecue pit master Bill Chaney has built nearly 20 pits for the KC area's best known restaurants

    In the first of our “We the Pitmasters” series, we meet Bill Chaney, 85, who built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957. Chaney has constructed nearly 20 pits in and around Kansas City and he represents a link to Kansas City barbecue’s historic beginnings.

In the first of our “We the Pitmasters” series, we meet Bill Chaney, 85, who built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957. Chaney has constructed nearly 20 pits in and around Kansas City and he represents a link to Kansas City barbecue’s historic beginnings. David Eulitt and Monty Davis The Kansas City Star
In the first of our “We the Pitmasters” series, we meet Bill Chaney, 85, who built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957. Chaney has constructed nearly 20 pits in and around Kansas City and he represents a link to Kansas City barbecue’s historic beginnings. David Eulitt and Monty Davis The Kansas City Star
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Some of KC’s best barbecue comes from an unsung hero, pitmaster Bill Chaney

May 24, 2016 9:01 AM