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Overland Park – Hayward’s

Across Antioch Rd. from the eastern entrance to Corporate Woods in Overland Park sits a barbecue joint that’s been in Johnson County since 1972. I’d always known  “Hayward’s Pit Bar B Que” was there, but had not made it in to eat until recently, when I read that it had been taken over by new owners. The new owner talked in a newspaper article I read about an improved menu and renovations to the building, so I thought I should go check out what all the buzz was about. Something else that helped lure me in was the fact that the owner and the pit master both honed their respective crafts at “Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ” (which is never a bad thing).

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I had a two meat sandwich consisting of pulled pork and pork sausage, along with a side of fried okra (can’t get that just anywhere around here!) The meats were really well cooked and the sausage was of extremely high quality, and was definitely better stuff than what you go buy at the store! The okra was fresh out of the fryer and too hot to eat, which is a good problem to have.  I plan on going back for the ribs at some point, because based on the other foods I can’t really see that they wouldn’t be good too!

If you’re looking for some freshly cooked, high quality pork, you’re just a few blocks from it as you drive along I-435 in JOCO. All you have to do is head south on Antioch Rd. a little ways and you’re there! Give the place a chance if you’re in the area. I doubt you’ll be disappointed!

Until next time,
Mike

Overland Park – Burnt End BBQ

As the name implies, Burnt End BBQ specialty is brisket burnt ends, but like any good Kansas City barbecue restaurant, they have plenty of pork! The pork items on the menu include hickory ham, pulled pork and ribs.

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This relatively new restaurant located at 11831 Metcalf Avenue in  Overland Park, KS is a part of the PB&J Restaurant’s, Inc, family of companies which includes the Newport Grill, Red Robin and YaYa’s.

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Like many good barbecue restaurants, Burnt End BBQ offers catering for large and small events and gift cards for those foodies on your gift list.  For the internet savvy, they have a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter.

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Check out Burnt End BBQ on your next barbecue crawl through Kansas City!

Until next time,
Chris

Overland Park – Brobeck’s

Brobeck’s BBQ in Overland Park is a place I first heard of as I talked with a friend that grew up around Louisburg, KS. He told me of a place that used to be on Metcalf, near Stillwell, KS that burned down years ago, but all the people in the area thought it was the best BBQ around. He went on to tell me they moved up to Overland Park after the fire and opened back up. It took me a bit by surprise, because I’d lived here a few years at the time and had never heard of the place.

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I looked them up, and there they were, nestled in a small strip mall near the Overland Park Convention Center. They are just north of I-435, on the east side of Roe Ave. Brobeck’s BBQ doesn’t apparently advertise heavily, since I’d never even heard of them, but apparently they don’t have to. I went in there awhile back a little ahead of noon, and felt lucky just to get a place to sit down it was so busy!

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I did my homework before I went and had read several times that their ribs were to die for, so I made sure to try those on the visit. I have to say they did not disappoint. You can see from the picture that there is a nice crust of dry rub on them, and a beautiful pink color to the meat. Some people might have found them to be a bit dry, but they were about perfect to my taste. They were as tender as ribs get, and the dry rub gave the meat all the added flavor it could ever need. The pulled pork was average at best, but the steak fries were awesome! I’d say the long story short for this place is you come for the ribs, but stay for the ribs!

Until next time,
Mike

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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ATTENTION: Only a few more hours until our contest giveaway for a “Bacon Nation” recipe book  is closed! 

We wanted to make sure that our friends that missed out on August’s Bacon Fest in Kansas City didn’t feel forgotten, so we are giving away one of these bacon-tastic books!

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Head over to last week’s post, Kansas City – Bacon Fest  to learn how you can win.

Entries must be submitted by today, September 3rd at 4:00 pm CST.

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Overland Park – Jon Russell’s Barbeque

I was looking for a place to take my wife out dinner in the Kansas City area and found Jon Russell’s Barbeque. Jon Russell’s Barbeque is a newer restaurant located at the corner of 135th Street and Quivera in the Prairie Center Shopping Center in Overland Park. Kansas.  According to their website, they are “micro-smokehouse” which is a fancy way of saying that the restaurant is too small.  JonRussel's1You certainly can’t fit a large crowd here, but if there are only a few of you, it’s worth checking out. Owners Russell Muehlberger and Jon Niederbremer are award winning competition cooks with over twenty years of experience and an American Royal win! JohnRussell's3Pretty impressive credentials, but it shows in the quality of the food. The meat certainly rivals that of the best Kansas City Barbecue Society competitive barbecue teams. JohnRussell's4The ribs were fantastic and their side dishes were good also.  If you like great Kansas City Style Barbeque, check this place out!

Until next time,
Chris

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ATTENTION: Only a few more hours until our contest giveaway for a new apron  is closed! 

Keep Calm and Eat Pork. That’s our motto here at In Pursuit of Pork  and we’re making a statement with our new aprons!

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Head over to last week’s post, Smoked Creations – Ottawa to learn how you can win.

Entries must be submitted by today, August 20th at 4:00 pm CST.

Interested in more ways to ‘keep calm and eat pork?’ Head on over to our new site, eatpork.org, for recipes, coupons and more!