For Pete's Sake

Once a skeptic about KC barbecue, Oregon columnist sees the light

A Full slab of ribs from at Joe’s Kansas City.
A Full slab of ribs from at Joe’s Kansas City.

This story is just two tweets long, but it highlights why Kansas City barbecue is the best in the nation. Whoops, I mean best in the world.

With Oregon playing in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional at the Sprint Center, John Canzano of the Oregonian newspaper in Portland was in town. And he didn’t get what the fuss was about with our barbecue.

Now that’s just plain silly, right? Of course, people can have a barbecue back home in Oregon, but it’s not Kansas City barbecue.

Canzano just needed to try some of our barbecue and he would see the light. Well, that’s exactly what happened.

A trip to Joe’s Kansas City (nee Oklahoma Joe’s) did just the trick. Here is what Canzano tweeted just five hours and 24 minutes later:

That’s what a Z-man can do. And that’s just one of the many great barbecue places Kansas City has to offer. I would encourage him to try a few other places before leaving town.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff