It is a beautiful day outside and I love the autumn colors.
Brad and I are headed to a nationally renowned barbecue place. Watch the video. But first we have to cross the state line back into Kansas. Yeah technically it is in Kansas.
There we go crossing the Stateline (literally).
We finally get to Oklahoma Joe's Kansas City Barbecue there 1 hour after it opened. Opens at 11 AM and we got there noon-ish, and the line is already out the door and to the corner. Brad warned me the previous day... he wasn't joking. Be prepared to wait in line for an hour or two if we get there slightly late.
We stand in the back of the line.
Not sure why it is called Oklahoma Joe's when it is based in Kansas City, but a quick wikipedia search resolved that for me.
Moving up the line slowly and sure. Probably around the 30 minute mark.
We get inside and it is about the 1 hour mark. And there is still a line.
Oh look... Anthony Bourdain was here.
Finally after about 1.5 hrs of waiting in line we get to order. Brad tells me that I MUST MUST MUST get the burnt ends ... so I decide to get the Burnt-ends Luncheon Platter. Hopefully there are not sold out.
I also get the Red Beans and Rice and BBQ Beans (I think).
Brad and I ready to munch down.
Need to try out some of the specialty sauce as well.
After about 30-45 minutes of chowing down and enjoying some beer we walk out and the length of the line has really not drastically changed.
We head back to the house and I get some Coca Cola with 'real sugar'. Brad tells me it is imported from Mexico.
Later in the evening, Brad, Haley and I head on out to a local bar: Harpo's Westport to watch KC Royals play SF Giants in Game 4. Everyone in KC is out and the atmosphere is electric. Gotta root for the home team so lets go ROYALS!
Unfortunately the game takes a dive for the home team in the 5th inning and by the 6th is starts to get out of reach. So we bounce around to other places and enjoy each others company as the night winds down.
Nothing like late night Jimmy Johns. Nom nom nom nom.