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B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ


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Live Music Every Tue-Sun
Cover charge when bands playing

The tradition of Bar-B-Q and blues in Kansas City had its start in the 1930’s when Count Basie, Joe Turner and Charlie Parker hung out at the Old Kentucky Bar-B-Q near 18th and Vine.

The granite stones that were used to build B.B.’s Bar-B-Q pit in 1950 came from the gravel streets downtown where they served as crosswalks…perhaps Joe Turner once high stepped across these granite stones. The granite stones hold heat, allowing a slow-smoked cooking process.

We have award winning KCBS pit master Mike Nickle who has been with BB's for 30yrs putting his magic touch on the QUE!!! Mike is a Certified Kansas City Barbecue Society judge and Grand Champion BBQ Pit Master. He and his team Nickleboysbbq have won countless BBQ awards in all categories of KCBS. Competing with his Mom and Dad (Jim AKA Senior) and Connie Nickle for over 15yrs on the KCBS circuit was where Mike really dialed in his BBQ skills. Lindsay Shannon saw Mike grow into a love of BBQ and has allowed Mike to put that love into BB's every day. The unique granite stone Pit at BB's has no fancy thermostats or controls. You have true cave man tools!! Fire, wood, and smoke. Good ole hickory fuels the flavor and the smell walking up to the door is unmatched. You will be drooling before you sit down. Ask for a pit tour and you might get lucky if it is not to busy!!! Ask for Mike.

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BB's Lawnside BBQ, 1205, East 85th Street, Marlborough Heights, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, 64131, United States
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