Saturday, 26 July 2014

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue

Outside Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Kansas City
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Kansas City
If you haven’t noticed, these blogs are getting shorter. Not because we are losing steam (or interest) but because we are learning more along the way. And what we are learning is that there are come clear patterns emerging. Some are good and some are bad. Regardless, we are beginning to predict the answers to our questions and thus much more focused on the task at hand – trying new dishes and understanding the specifics of how, and of what, the classics are made.

Jack Stack was recommended up and down the friend and Internet sphere so we were pretty excited. The Freight House branch is a lovely renovated warehouse packed to the gills with Kansas City’s finest. Optimism was high.

Oklahoma Joe’s

Queue outside Oklahoma Joe’s, Kansas City
Oklahoma Joe’s, Kansas City 
You never really know what to expect when you arrive at any restaurant for the first time. Despite the reviews, recommendations and common sense, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

Jack’s BBQ in Nashville was an example where glowing reviews and a line out the door resulted in pure and utter revulsion. Oklahoma Joe’s could have gone either way. Highly rated and tons of accolades, a one-hour queue for entry into a chain that an acquantence indicated as "just ok".