Kansas City has your molasses-based barbecue that you find a lot in the Midwest. To me, if you're molasses-based, you are already winning. Once you get out to North Carolina, then you're getting into vinegar-based barbecue, and that doesn't fly with me. My palate has been calibrated for Kansas City barbecue.
Riggle is a long-established fan of Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, but the concept of taste buds primed for Kansas City's take on barbecue is fascinating. Do you think your palate has been calibrated for KC barbecue, or are you still able to appreciate different styles?