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10 Restaurants That Still Matter
Brief article describing ten classic American restaurants, each deserving "everlasting respect." At number seven on the list is Arthur Bryant's of Kansas City, Missouri, "practically the Statue of Liberty...
A Taste for History
May 3, 2005
History of several area restaurants including the Savoy Grill, The New York Bakery & Delicatessen, Dixon's Famous Chili in Independence, Accurso's Italian Restaurant & Catering, Arthur Bryant's Barbeque,...
Amazing Grace, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri
Profile of Grace Harris, whose barbecue is served at the Grand Emporium blues club, located at 39th and Main. The author writes that Harris is also the proprietress of H-M Old Southern Style in Kansas...
An Interview With Ollie W. Gates
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded April 20, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
Arthur Bryant's Restaurant
Arthur Bryant's Restaurant is located at 1727 Brooklyn Avenue. Arthur Bryant took proprietorship in 1946, lived in the area in 1931, and died in 1982.
Barbecue Eatery to Close Two Sites
August 13, 2005
KC Masterpiece Barbecue and Grill has decided to close its Country Club Plaza and St. Louis restaurants and concentrate on its "flagship" restaurant at 10985 Metcalf in Overland Park. "Rich Davis, a former...
Biography of Arthur Bryant (1902-1982), Founder of Arthur Bryant's Barbecue
Biography of Henry Perry (1875-1940), Restaurateur
Can Small Business Survive the Big Hype?
Several small urban businesses are featured in this article including the Blue Gallery and Black Bamboo in the Crossroads Arts District, Cupini's restaurant at the corner of 12th and Walnut (with photo),...
Catch Lightning In a Bottle
July 13, 2006
Review of Winslow's restaurant in the City Market located at 20 E. Fifth Street. The restaurant started serving barbecue in 1971 and has been Winslow-owned since 1982. Don Winslow bought the place and...
File containing an obituary for Charles Bryant (1892-1952), "original owner of the Charles Bryant Barbecue, 1921 E. 18th Street" and father of Arthur Bryant. He was a native of Texas who started his restaurant...
Danny Edwards Ready To Make His Move
June 12, 2007
Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City Barbecue (1227 Grand Boulevard), a popular downtown eatery for 23 years, is relocating to 2900 Southwest Boulevard. The new owner of the Grand street property, Jon Copaken,...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Short biography of Arthur Bryant (1902-1982) written by Julie Maurer. He was called "Barbecue King" in Kansas City and his barbecue restaurant was nationally famous. Article includes citations.
Eat It and Beaten
January 4-10, 2007
Brief interview with Danny Edwards, proprietor of Lil' Jake's Eat It & Beat It (1227 Grand), a downtown barbecue restaurant known for its famous pink concrete pig. The author writes that "the city plans...
Executive of the Year: The Saucy Mr. Gates
Photos and biographical article about Ollie Walter Gates, Sr., or Ollie Gates, "the 52-year-old master of Kansas City's five-restaurant Gates & Sons Bar-B-Q chain," headquartered at 47th and Paseo, with...
Family-Style Business Celebrates 30 Years
Photo and article about the celebration of 30 years in business of Winslow's City Market Barbecue, opened in 1971 as the City Market Barbecue by the Mulvihill family and changed in name with its purchase...
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue Restaurant
Evening view of Fiorella' Jack Stack Barbecue located in a building at 101 West 22nd Street in the Freighthouse/Crossroads Arts District south of downtown Kansas City and north of Union Station.
Going Out: Kansas City Barbecue
Photo and review of barbecue restaurants in Kansas City, including Arthur Bryant's in the 18th & Vine District, Ricky's Pit Bar-B-Que at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Snead's Corner Bar-B-Q in Belton, Missouri,...
Going to Kansas City
Chapter examines the history and importance of Kansas City barbecue, tracing the lineages of many current well-known Kansas City barbecue restaurants. Among the Kansas City barbecue forefathers discussed...
Book excerpt about Henry Perry, "the city's first barbecue king" and a local philanthropist. Perry came to Kansas City in 1907 as a beef sandwich operator first along "Banks Alley on the west side of downtown"...
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