Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ opens in Oklahoma; Leawood location coming this summer?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM

OK Joes has a line in every city.
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While Kansas City's male population is healthier than men in only a handful of cities (91st out of 100 cites, according to the 2012 Men's Health Best & Worst Cities for Men's Health), it looks like we won't have to worry about Tulsa, Oklahoma's fitness level (93rd) anytime soon.

That's because Tulsa's neighbor, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has a new restaurant that Kansas Citians know very well — Oklahoma Joe's BBQ (yup, that Oklahoma Joe's) is now serving Oklahomans everything from smoked salmon to Z-Man sandwiches.

The Broken Arrow restaurant was opened by Joe Don Davidson and his wife, Page. Davidson was one of the original founders of the Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City, Kansas, partnering with Jeff Stehney, a former rival on the competition-barbecue circuit. Stehney now runs the KCK operation. In a story by Tulsa World, Davidson also seemed to indicate what's on the horizon for KC barbecue fans.

"He [Stehney] now has two locations [KCK and Stillwater, Oklahoma Olathe] and is opening a third in Leawood in June or July," Davidson said.

There's a third location already in Olathe, but The Leawood location that Davidson referenced is likely the former T.G.I. Friday's at 11723 Roe, which Oklahoma Joe's was rumored to be leasing last May. As for the newest Oklahoma Joe's in Oklahoma, the Tulsa World's Scott Cherry came away impressed, noting that the restaurant has "tasty 'cue and amazing sides."

[Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the Oklahoma Joe's in operation. The Stillwater location has closed and Stehney operates locations in KCK and Olathe.]

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