Anthony Bourdain has a list of 13 places everyone must try before they die that includes a place called Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in Kansas City. The full list is here. He describes it thusly:
It's the best BBQ in Kansas City, which makes it the best BBQ in the world.Well...consider us one step closer to finishing the list! We had lunch at Oklahoma Joe's and the wait was worth it. I had the burnt ends and Nat had a smoked Turkey sandwich. Both were unreal. I've been to a few other places around KC including Masterpiece, Gates, Jackstack and others, but Oklahoma Joe's stands out. One thing to note, though: we had a few sides at Oklahoma Joe's and they were ALL lackluster. You can clearly tell that old Joe focuses on the meat and doesn't give much thought to the beans and potato salad.