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Kansas City – SLAP’s BBQ

The Kansas City BBQ scene is littered with literally dozens of places that tried to stake a claim in an already busy arena, but could just never get a foothold, and slowly disappeared into thin air. On my latest quest to try all things BBQ in this city, I think I found a real keeper in SLAP’S BBQ (SLAP is the acronym for “Squeal Like A Pig”). Located in Kansas City, KS, SLAP’s is absolutely worth your time, and hopefully won’t be going away anytime soon. It might seem a bit hard to find, found at 533 Central Ave. in KCK, but it really is easy to get to. It’s just a few blocks west of I-70 on Central Ave., situated very close to the I70/Central Ave. interchange.

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While finding SLAP’s is no big deal, finding a place to park might be. The parking lot is a bit limited on what it can hold, but there is enough street side parking that you can make it work. Trust me; you’ll want to go through the effort to park, as the food is worth it. These people put some serious thought and work into the meat (including pork OF COURSE).

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The ribs were hands down as good as anything I’ve had in the KC area. The pulled pork was excellent as well. You can tell with smoked pork shoulder when the meat is fresh or not, and believe me, this stuff is fresh and of the highest quality. The selection of sides is pretty unique too, as they have twice-baked potato casserole, and hush puppies, two things I have not seen at any other BBQ places around here.

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I’d recommend if you’re in from out of town perhaps trying the place at a time other than right at noon (and it’s not open in the evening), as finding a place to park and a place to sit will be a bit easier. Getting the meat to go is always an option too. Either way, if you’re into trying new and uniquely good Kansas City BBQ, you‘d be doing yourself a disservice by not trying SLAP’s.

Until next time,
Mike

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We are giving away three prize packs, yes I said three!

These prize packs include a 4-piece EatPork.org grill set and a “Baconologist” t-shirt. Both prizes are pictured below.

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Our bloggers are always looking for new places to go and try pork dishes.

Tell us, where would you recommend they eat at in Kansas? What pork dish should they order?

Leave a comment to let us know your answer on this post.  The contest will close on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm CST. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email, as well as announced in a comment on this blog post. The winner will need to respond to our email no later then Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm CST to be eligible to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed we will select another winner.

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Landon Wray #

    Forget 2 brothers BBQ in Wichita the best in my personal opinion is by far Bite me BBQ on n. Saint Francis.

    February 3, 2015
    • Mike #

      I’ll have to try “Bite Me BBQ” next time I’m down there

      February 4, 2015
  2. John #

    Haywards BBQ in Overland Park – get the sausage platter!

    February 3, 2015
  3. Laura Miller #

    I would recommend Smoked Creations in Ottawa. The “Pig Out” is pulled pork, apple wood bacon, smoked cheddar cheese & pickles on Telera bread. They also have a BBQ Burrito which is a 14″ flour tortilla filled with steamed rice, black beans, pulled pork, cheese, sour cream, jalapeños, fresh Pico & BBQ sauce. It is deep fried.

    February 3, 2015
  4. Jodi Morton #

    Aggie Station in Manhattan. Cider House Chop or pork belly burger with bacon brussels

    February 3, 2015
  5. Bryants

    February 3, 2015
  6. Jennifer Huelsman #

    Pig In Pig Out in Wichita, KS. Pulled Pork is the best and ribs are great too!

    February 4, 2015
  7. Pam Boileau #

    I would love to win! The best pork sandwich in Salina, KS is at Hog Wild topped with cole slaw and is delish! Thanks, Pam

    February 4, 2015
  8. cathy harris #

    Ribs are the best at hickory hut salina ks

    February 4, 2015
  9. Leanna Thomas #

    Bobby D’s in Emporia, KS. Their pulled pork bbq sandwiches are to die for!!!

    February 4, 2015
  10. Lexie Humphrey #

    Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs. Go on a Thursday night for the special: Tender, juicy, smoked pork roast meal served with your choice of two signals and switches. For the two ‘signals and switches’ go for the BBQ Beans & Cole Slaw. ALSO, for an appetizer you have to try the spicy nuggets! ENJOY 🙂
    However, everything on the menu is amazing! It’s located in a historic depot in downtown Excelsior…plus they do catering. It is the meat of choice for our family gatherings & holiday parties. What’s not to love about that. Charming & the BEST BBQ!

    February 4, 2015
  11. annie Gajewski #

    Try Hickory Hut in Salina on Crawford St. east of I-35.

    February 4, 2015
  12. Katie Murphy #

    Oklahoma Joes best hands down.

    February 8, 2015
  13. Mike G #

    Kind of a haul but head to Dempsey’s in Concordia, MO….great place!

    February 19, 2015

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