LISTEN: How Kansas City Barbecue Became Famous, Explained In 90 Seconds | KCUR

LISTEN: How Kansas City Barbecue Became Famous, Explained In 90 Seconds

Oct 11, 2014

Gate's Bar-B-Q is famous in Kansas City for their iconic welcome: 'Hi! May I Help You?'
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Kansas City barbecue — we know you've heard of it.

The president eats it when he visits, and Anthony Bourdain said Kansas City barbecue is the best in the world.

But how did it all get started? And who made Kansas City barbecue famous?

If that has left you hungry, seek out Kansas City's contemporary smoked offerings or dive into the history of Kansas City's (and Gates') most famous offerings: burnt ends.

Of course, to really dive in you have to live here, or at least come visit.