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Kansas City BBQ at John Brown Smokehouse

John Brown Smokehouse’s burnt ends may be the best barbecue that you’ll ever taste.

Bringing Kansas City barbecue to an industrial neighborhood in Queens, located minutes away by subway from Midtown East, John Brown Smokehouse deserves its motto “Fine BBQ for Exceptional People”.

Kansas City pitmasters are famous for slow-smoking a wide variety of meats. In this tradition, John Brown Smokehouse sometimes offers smoked foie gras on its menu.

This restaurant, named after the Bleeding Kansas abolitionist John Brown, takes barbecue seriously.

The proposed menu:

Burnt Ends: Crusty tips of smoked beef brisket

Smoked Turkey: “…a surprise favorite – moist and smooth-textured” (The Village Voice)

Rib Tips: Short meaty sections of pork ribs

Cole Slaw: Vinegary and refreshing

Baked Beans: Flavored with bits of barbecue

Wash it all down with a traditional Kansas City strawberry soda or a beer.

The final bill for the meal, including tax and tip, will be divided equally among the diners. The estimated cost per diner is $15-20. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks that you order. Cash only. Please bring small bills.

Seating is limited to one table. Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.

Public Transportation:

- E, G, M to Court Square – 23rd Street

- 7 to Court Square

Distance between New York and Kansas City, Missouri:

1,094 miles

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  • Joan D.

    Enjoyed my first Meetup with this new dining group. Thanks Sally... hope to see you soon at another exciting and excellent restaurant..... loved those burnt ends!

    October 12, 2012

  • Sally

    I prefer my steaks as bloody as possible, but burnt ends make me throw out my rulebook on beef, which consists of one line “beef should be as rare as possible without endangering life”. At its best, a piece of John Brown Smokehouse’s burnt ends may be the tastiest single mouthful of meat I ever ate. Smoky, juicy, crusty, tender yet chewy enough to savor, burnt ends offer every sensation that I hope for, but rarely get, from barbequed beef. With a name like a warning, burnt ends that exemplify their name a little too well can be resuscitated with the ghost pepper barbeque sauce. If the smoky rings of hell are as delicious as the smoke rings in these nuggets of brisket, I need to do some more sinning! Thanks for supporting the second Real Global Dining Meetup. Special thanks to the ladies from the Bronx for venturing to Long Island City on a chilly weeknight.

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Decent BBQ. Nice people.

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    BBQ is amazing, I hope a space opens up

    September 26, 2012

  • Grace S.

    I look forward to meeting and dining with like-minded people who enjoy trying all kinds of ethnic foods.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sally, thanks for expanding the RSVPs! I see that I typed my earlier comment really badly, but thankfully you were able to get the gist of it. See you soon!

    September 17, 2012

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