The average American is 23 pounds overweight, and let's be honest, barbecue isn't helping matters. But there's something to be said for a man who, when he does indulge, enjoys some of Kansas City's finest barbecue. Oklahoma Joe's is so popular, there's often a line at its two locations. Lines present opportunities to flirt — they're like elevator rides but with less vertigo and fewer interruptions. A woman who spots a cute guy in the queue can get his attention with a question about the menu or a brief testimony about the power of the Z-Man sandwich. Oklahoma Joe's is a bonding ground for men, allowing them to be viewed in their natural habitats. Do his friends seem cool? Does he look presentable on a Saturday afternoon? Does he eat with his mouth shut, even when the thing he's eating is a delicious serving of french fries? Does he clean up after himself? We're not promising princes on every visit. But on the occasions when the lunchrooms have more duds than studs, there's always the brisket.