Arthur Bryant's Barbecue
Address: 1727 Brooklyn Ave., Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 231-1123
Price: $10 to $20
Hours: Open 10am-9:30pm Mon.-Thu., 10am-10pm Fri.-Sat., 11am-8pm Sun.
Arthur Bryant, the legendary King of Ribs, is the most renowned barbequer in history. He created a sauce that has attracted the likes of former Presidents Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter to his restaurant . . . considered to be the best restaurant in the world by New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin. Since 1930 celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Michael Landon, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bryant Gumbel, Tom Watson and George Brett — and common folk alike — have made the pilgrimage to Arthur Bryant's to enjoy barbeque that's slow-smoked with a combination of hickory and oak woods, mellowed to the peak of flavor, then splashed with Original or Rich & Spicy sauce. Now you can enjoy these sauces with carefully guarded secret recipes at home, for the authentic taste of Arthur Bryant's barbeque. Arthur used to mix and store his sauce in big five gallon glass jars. You can still see one in the window of the Brooklyn restaurant today.