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Andrew Zimmern: Kansas City is America’s best for barbecue (with video)

Chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern visited Kansas City last month to shoot a meat-centric episode of his Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods.”
Chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern visited Kansas City last month to shoot a meat-centric episode of his Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods.”

Andrew Zimmern is a big fan of Kansas City barbecue.

While in town last month to shoot an episode of his Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” Zimmern chowed down on burnt ends at Q39, Joe’s Kansas City and LC’s Bar-B-Q. Zimmern and his production team also shot segments for the meat-centric episode, which airs later this year, at the Local Pig in Westport. There, Zimmern dined on pig spleen prepared by chef/owner Alex Pope.

While on a break from shooting scenes at the Local Pig, Zimmern said that Kansas City’s barbecue scene keeps getting better.

“For my taste, Kansas City was always the best barbecue city in America,” Zimmern said. Check out the video to see why Zimmern says Kansas City “is back and better than ever.”

While visiting Kansas City in June, celebrity chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern talked to The Star's Sarah Gish about Kansas City's barbecue tradition and the city's future as a hot destination for food and entrepreneurship. Zimmern was in Ka

Contact Sarah Gish by emailing sgish@kcstar.com or on Twitter @Sarah_Gish.

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