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Explore the metro by embarking on Trails, each a veritable barbecue expedition showcasing restaurants grouped by themes, such as old-school joints, geography and more. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the districts and neighborhoods along the way for a full Kansas City experience.

KC BBQ Big 12 Big Q

New Big 12 Big Q Trail

Embark on a brand-new trail just in time for the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championships—plus, win a prize for finishing the trail and earn automatic entrance to win two all-session tickets, which include the final.

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Kansas City Joe's - Z Man


Thanks to high-profile features on travel and food television, there’s no shortage of celebrity smokers in KC, from old-school classics to modern marvels—each featured in the KC BBQ Experience app’s As Seen on TV trail.

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Notable Trails Along the Way


Find and dine at these local landmarks of KC ‘cue cuisine.

Patio Perfect

Check in to restaurants with popular patios to complete this trail.

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