I’m not sure why Fox Sports would decide to air a competition that we all know will end in a blowout, but hey, it’s their call.
Fox Sports Midwest held the second-annual I-70 Barbecue Showdown on Wednesday outside Ballpark Village in St. Louis. The co-hosts of the broadcast were Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City and Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest.
Hayes said at the start: “It’s an age-old question: Who has the best barbecue, Kansas City or St. Louis?”
Uh, that’s not a question anyone asks in Kansas City.
We call that a no-brainer. It’s neat that St. Louis has barbecue, too, but c’mon. It can’t measure up.
FSKC’s Rex Hudler, Cardinals announcer Al Hrabosky and Catherine Neville of Feast Magazine took part in a blind taste test as they sampled barbecue from Kansas City’s Q39 and St. Louis’ Pappy’s Smokehouse.
“If Pappy’s is better than Q39,” Hudler said ahead of the competition, “I’ll be shocked.”
We all would, Rex.
Honestly, there are a two dozen other places that could have represented Kansas City, but as you’ll see Q39 took home the title for the second straight year.
This segment was shown ahead of the Royals’ 4-2 win over the Cardinals on Thursday: