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Overland Park – Smokey’s on the Blvd BBQ

Among the new wave of BBQ joints that opened last year in Johnson County is a place called “Smokey’s on the Blvd BBQ” over on Metcalf, just south of 143rd St. in Overland Park. I finally went over there today to try some of that BBQ I kept hearing good things about from others.

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Smokey’s is a lively little place in a strip mall that has a full service menu that remains surprisingly simple. To me, it is a welcome addition to the area, as there hasn’t been a quality BBQ joint in that neighborhood for quite awhile as far as I can tell. It’s an area chock-full of sports bars and upscale fast food places that had no good “mom and pop” high quality ‘que being served until about a year ago when Smokey’s opened.

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I ordered the combo plate that came with 2 meats (add $1.00 for ribs) and a side, so I (of course) chose pork ribs and pulled pork. The ribs were very good I thought, and were well-seasoned with a very flavorful dry rub. The ribs had just a small amount of Smokey’s cream-based BBQ sauce on them, which added a nice flavor without taking over. The pulled pork had the same rub on it I think, and it went well there too, as it did on the ribs. The pulled pork was smokey and had some crispy bark on it which made for a nice flavor. For my side, I chose the “spicy” fries. They were hand cut fries that were perfectly cooked, and they had been sprinkled with the dry rub as well, which made them even more delicious!

Long story short is Smokey’s seems to be worth the time it takes to visit it. They are cooking up classic KC style BBQ in an area that I’d jokingly deemed a “BBQ Desert” in the past, which is good news to all those parched souls looking to quench their BBQ thirst in southern Overland Park!

Until next time,
Mike

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Overland Park – Bee Cee’s

My wife and I were actually on our way to Zarda Bar-B-Q when we drove past Bee Cee’s.  We decided that since it was beginning to get late, we would stop in here instead.  Bee Cee’s is located at 12560 Quivira, in Overland Park, KS.  The name comes from the letters B and C, the initials of the owner’s son.BeeCee's4 It shares a location with a gas station, just like the world famous Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue.  Unlike Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue or Zarda Bar-B-Q, Bee Cee’s uses an electric smoker. Their barbeque, served wet, has a sauce heavy in chili powder. BeeCee's1 This sauce paired pretty well with their ribs. In fact, I liked it much better than I thought I would.  Their other meats were sliced deli style thin. BeeCee'sBBQIf you are looking for something different in the Kansas City area, check out Bee Cee’s.

Until next time,
Chris

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