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Arthur Bryant's Barbec...
'World News' Man Very Down to Earth
October 19, 2004
ABC News anchorman, Peter Jennings, visited Liberty, Missouri, gave a speech at the American Royal's Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon, and broadcasted ''World News Tonight'' from the Liberty Memorial....
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...
18th and Vine Jazz Fest
Unidentified women cooking barbecue.
A New Heritage of Frustrations
November 24, 2013
Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...
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,...
A Winning Pit Crew
October 24, 2010
Article profiles "Pellet Envy," the husband and wife barbecue team of Rod and Sheri Gray. The Leawood, Kansas, couple competes year-round in the competitive barbecue circuit and also teach barbecue cooking...
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...
American Royal Barbecue
Photos, illustrations, and description of the American Royal Barbecue, "The World Series of Barbecue Contests" that began in 1979.
American Royal Barbecue Draws Hundreds of Competitors
October 3, 2010
The 31st Annual American Royal Barbecue competition “drew more than 500 competing teams flailing sauce and tongs to chase after a total of $100,000 in prize money.” Brew ‘N Bar-B-Que, the Pigsicles,...
American War Dads Convention
September 17, 1946
Barbecue, Fourth National Convention, American War Dads Association, Unity Farm, Kansas City, Missouri. President of the War Dads, O. A. Greer of Kansas City, is sitting on the right on the end.
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...
Another Downtown Project
August 18, 2005
Copaken White and Blitt request TIF assistance for a proposed plan for the block on Grand Avenue between 12th and 13th. The plan does not include the property where the former Law Building stood on the...
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...
Barbecue, Kansas City Style
In greater Kansas City, barbecue is an art.
Best (The) of KC from A to Z
September 1, 2006
People and places and businesses in Kansas City selected as the best. Includes a list of "oldest": hotel-Hotel Savoy, 1888 (not only the oldest inn, but the oldest continuously operating hotel west of...
Biography of Arthur Bryant (1902-1982), Founder of Arthur Bryant's Barbecue
Biography of Henry Perry (1875-1940), Restaurateur
Blaze Ravages Restaurant
February 18, 2015
A fire has destroyed the iconic Gates barbecue restaurant at 10440 E. U.S. 40 Highway in Independence, Mo. Firefighters have yet to determine the source of the blaze. Opened in 1979, the restaurant was...
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