When tourists come to Kansas City, they usually order up a slab of ribs. They're bound to enjoy themselves, but they're mistaken if they think they're getting a true taste of the local culture. For that, they need burnt ends, the true working-class local fave. First, burnt ends are usually the cheapest meat item on the menu. Second, they taste a lot better than they sound -- better even than ribs and beef sandwiches. That's due to the magic of overcooking, which actually boosts the flavor of meat. This is especially true at LC's Bar-B-Q, where the thick chunks of pork are smothered in their own ultrazesty, not-quite-hot sauce.