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Kansas City Tender smoked meat with a unique sauce at Wyandotte BBQ. (913) 788-7554.
Lansing Douse meats with regular or competition sauce at Daniel's; the homemade fries are a favorite. (913) 351-2440
Lawrence Barbecue purists go to Gran-Daddy's Q, where meats include a big shredded brisket sandwich. (785) 830-8665). Buffalo Bob's Smokehouse has served its meaty platters in this university town since the 1970s. (785) 841-6400. Vermont Street BBQ, in a spacious location on Massachusetts Street, serves the standards plus smoked turkey quesadillas and chicken wings.
Paola Burnt ends rank No. 1 at The BBQ Shack.
Manhattan Pat's Blue Rib'N Barbeque spices up the college enclave of Aggieville with its chicken wings.
Buhler Beef brisket is the front-runner at Lavon's Bakery and BBQ, which smokes its meats with real wood. Made-from-scratch pies sweeten the meal.
Lincoln The city's Extra Innings Barbeque scores points for jalapeno mustard sauce — great on pork. There's also a sweet, mild red sauce for traditionalists. Baseball fans will appreciate the old-time sports memorabilia (785) 524-5335.
Salina At Hickory Hut BBQ, ribs earn the raves.
Liberal Smoked spare ribs rule at Billy's Mexican Grill & Q. Take your pick of original or spicy. Pulled pork and brisket are also on the menu. If you're craving Mexican, the pulled pork wrap still delivers smoky bites of barbecue. (620) 626-4400.
Barbecue restaurant recipes
Oklahoma Joe's Tasty Ribs A favorite at Oklahoma's Joe's BBQ Restaurant in Kansas City.
Joe's KC-Style Barbecue Sauce Peppery with a kick best describes this tangy barbecue sauce.
Smoked Beef Brisket Serve this tender brisket from Oklahoma Joe's straight up or on a bun.
Spicy Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing These succulent chicken wings might disappear as fast as you can grill them. The recipe comes from Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City BBQ, formerly Li'l Jake's Eat It and Beat It. The tiny, no-frills eatery has served weekday lunch crowds in Kansas City for more than two decades.