5800 Blue Parkway | 816-923-4484
You sit down at L.C.'s, elbows out, plenty of paper towels at the ready, a large bottle of barbecue sauce in easy reach. You're here to add a notch to your belt: serious burnt ends. Here, they come piled high on white bread — you might as well have driven a forklift to the table, for all the good a utensil will do. Fat is not a dirty word here but a softly whispered invitation. A seductive crust gives way to a tender center, suggesting that not just craft but also artistry is involved in running a pit. These crispy nuggets of brisket are still the yardstick for the dish most indicative of Kansas City 'cue. Add a side order of fresh-cut fries and you have maybe the finest plate of meat and potatoes in the city.