The long-awaited first cookbook from one of this most successful barbecue joints in the country, Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.
“I’m reminded of the importance of what we do here, and our role in Kansas City’s barbecue tradition, every morning when I arrive at the restaurant and smell that wonderful smoke coming out of our smokers. After all these years, it’s still magical.” —Jeff Stehney, owner
For the first time, Joe's storied history and 65 of their famous recipes are captured in one fantastic book. In Kansas City, barbecue is a way of life and smoke has the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. It can transform the least desirable cuts of meat into the most delectable. It can even transform a neighborhood corner gas station into one of the most popular restaurants on the planet.
Step inside the world of some of the best barbecue in the country. Author and owner, Jeff Stehney, attended his first barbecue competition in 1990 and he was hooked. Over the next several years his competition team, Slaughterhouse Five, would go on to win many of the most prestigious competitions across the country. Jeff went into business with Joe Don Davidson and opened the first Oklahoma Joe's in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1996. Their second location, an iconic gas station in Kansas City, opened because it was located close to Jeff and Joy's home. In 1997 Jeff and Joy became the sole owners and developed Joe's into one of the most successful restaurants in the country. With three locations in Kansas, you can't go to Joe's without expecting to stand in line; It is always worth the wait and nothing short of perfection, every time.
"Consistently ranked among the nation's top BBQ joints, this smokehouse epitomizes the Kansas City style: slow-smoked meats slathered in a thick, sweet, tomato-and-molasses-based sauce." (Emily Saladino and Lauren Rothman, New York Post)