Gates is FT BBQ. If you ain't had real BBQ, then Gates is passable.
WM - I don't know if the place still exists or not, but there used to be a little ole smokeshack in Downtown KC that had the best BBQ/smoked food in town. It was like Ray's or Ray-Ray's or something like that. They used to advertise on the big KC country station about live blues on Sunday night down there. Since one thing I like better than good BBQ is good blues, I went down there with a couple of buddies one night. We were the only white folks in the joint, but had some of the best food and blues I've found in KC.
Just came back from FL and stopped for the night in Memphis....only thing Memphis does better than BBQ/smoking meat is live blues!
Oh yeah, fork Ruth's Chris steak house. I'm with C&C, don't have any interest in paying $35 for a steak I can do at home for 1/4 the price and tastes better.
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