- Jack Stack got some national love.
It just ain't a barbecue list without a Kansas City joint. Maxim
its list of "America's 5 Best BBQ Hot Spots," and Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue is sitting at No. 5. It sits there alongside Franklin Barbecue out of Austin, Texas (which claimed the top spot); Black Dog Smoke & Ale House in Urbana, Illinois; the Joint in New Orleans, Louisiana; and Fox Brothers BBQ out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Maxim is not shy in its praise of Jack Stack, home to "what might be the greatest piece of Kansas City barbecue that will ever be inside your mouth, ever." As with all statements about KC barbecue, that one is ripe for debate.