The Best Barbecue in Kansas City, the Barbecue Capital of the World

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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que has been recognized by local, regional, and national media for the quality and consistency of its food, including the following:
The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Tribune
The Denver Post
The Kansas City Star
Every Day with Rachel Ray
Vanity Fair
Men's Health Magazine

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Midwest Living Magazine (May 2015)

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Travel + Leisure Magazine (May 2015)

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The Travel Channel ("No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain; "Man vs Food" with Adam Richman; "All You Can Meat" with Chuey Martinez, and "Food Paradise")
The Food Network ("Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" with Andrew Zimmern; "Top Five") 
In May 2015, readers of USA Today voted Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que "Best Southern BBQ" in a nationwide poll.

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Joe's Kansas City named Best Bar-B-Que in Kansas, according to Thrillist (May 2015)

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BEST FRIES IN KANSAS, according to Business Insider, May 2015

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The Z-Man named one of 50 ESSENTIAL AMERICAN SANDWICHES TO EAT BEFORE YOU DIE, by Thrillist (May 2015)

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The Food Network featured Joe's Kansas City in its show Top 5 Restaurants (June 2015)

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In Spring 2013, USA Today named Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que's ribs as "Tastiest Ribs in America".

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In Summer 2013, Zagat named the Z-Man as Best Sandwich in Kansas in its "50 States, 50 Sandwiches" List. 

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In February 2014, YELP put  Joe's Kansas City #3 on its list of Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.

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Named by The Daily Meal Best Ribs in America (May 2014).

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#2 on TripAdvisor's list of Ten Best BBQ Joints in America 2015

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Named by the Daily Meal to its list of 101 Best Casual Restaurants in America (May 2015)

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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que has also been named Kansas City's 'Best Barbecue' by Zagat (every year since 2004), and by readers of KC Magazine and 435 Magazine.