Published September 25th, 2020 at 9:13 AM
There’s some smoking competition in Flatland’s inaugural BBQ Bonanza Bracket to select Kansas City’s favorite barbecue joint.
Before introducing our (Burnt) End Eight, let’s review the early rounds of voting.
In the first round, two of the 32 match-ups were decided by a single vote. Summit Hickory Pit BBQ inched past Scott’s Kitchen with a single vote. Another one-vote win was McGonigle’s KC BBQ over Blind Box BBQ. Big winners in the first round were Q39, Joe’s KC, Sneads BBQ, BB’s Lawnside BBQ, and Rosedale Bar-B-Que, which all garnered at least two-thirds of the votes cast by readers.
In the second round, Q39, Slap’s BBQ, Joe’s KC,and LC’s Bar-B-Que were big winners. The tightest second-round competition was a narrow two-vote difference in favor of Johnny’s BBQ over Burnt End BBQ.
The Smoky Sixteen attracted the heaviest voting turnout yet, knocking out some consistent favorites, and resulted in the following (Burnt) End Eight:
Jousting Pigs BBQ out of Liberty, MO
Slap’s BBQ out of Kansas City, KS
Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que out of Kansas.
BB’s Lawnside BBQ out of Kansas City, MO.
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue out of the Kansas City Metro.
Rosedale Bar-B-Q out of Kansas City, KS.
Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque out of Kansas City MO.
LC’s Bar-B-Q out of Kansas City, MO.
Are your favorites still in the bracket? If not, vote for your next favorites!
If you’re unsure how to vote, consider enjoying some of these restaurants this weekend. They appreciate your business, now more than ever.
As a reminder, we will select a random winner who votes in each of the six rounds of the bracket, and will provide you with a Flatland swag pack and a barbecue dinner for four from any of the fabulous barbecue restaurants, which we will personally deliver to you. You can only vote once per round. Thanks for voting thus far Kansas City!
It’s time to choose who will make it to The Fire Four. You have until this Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
Remember, voting rounds start at 9 a.m. on the following dates:
Monday, Sep. 28: Final Four Voting Begins
Wednesday, Sep. 30: Championship Voting Begins
Friday, Oct. 2: Winner is Announced
Ways to Vote: