WOODYARD BAR-B-QUE *** The KC Barbecue Tour

 

 

WOODYARD BAR-B-QUE

The KC Barbecue Tour

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FOODIE ALERT!

MAY IS NATIONAL BARBECUE MONTH!

DON’T MISS OUT – THERE’S STILL TIME

GET OUT THERE

DO SOME “Q”

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Welcome to Travel and Photo Today’s KC Barbecue Tour!

(If you are new to this series about Kansas City BBQ you can visit the first stop on the KC Barbecue Tour at KC BBQ 1st Stop for a bit of history and background.)

 

Todays’ Tour Stop –  Woodyard Bar-B-Que

 

 

 

The Woodyard has long been been part of the Kansas City barbecue scene. Shrouded in the lazy, smokey haze from years of barbecue pit wood smoke fires, the rather unique historical specifics  are a bit difficult to discern. But it’s generally accepted that the Woodyard did not actually start out as a barbecue restaurant. Not by a long shot. Rather, it seems that sometime back in the early 1900’s the Woodyard was primarily in the business of selling wood. Yes, this well known Kansas City Barbecue restaurant  comes by it’s name honestly. Back in the day, as they say,  it was truly a woodyard. They sold lots of wood, a task which included supplying  speciality woods such as cherry, hickory, and oak for barbecue pits.  Over the years the business evolved from it’s wood selling roots, eventually opening the Bar-B-Que restaurant to the public some thirty years ago. Today, Woodyard Bar-B-Que is a mainstay of the Kansas City barbecue picture, serving up some of the best “Q” in town.  But not to worry – the Woodyard still sells wood. After dining at the Woodyard all you have to do is drive around behind the restaurant where you’ll find bags and stacks of wood.  Pick out your favorite wood type for your own home barbecue action.

 

Three smoking ovens greet visitors at the restaurant entrance. The Woodyard Bar-B-Que is exactly that – a woodyard that sells wood and also serves up some of the best barbecue in Kansas city.  

 

Customers place their orders at the counter near the kitchen.

 

 

 

 

 

There is plenty of comfortable inside seating in a separate building connected to the kitchen and ordering area by a covered walkway.

 

 

There’s a cozy and casual front patio area for al fresco dining on nice days.  Located just outside the ordering area and next to the three main smoker ovens, it clearly has a barbecue ambiance.   Sit back, enjoy your beverage of choice – a server will bring your order to your table.

 

 

 

Dining at Woodyard Bar-B-Que is casual.  No linen tablecloths or fine china here.  The focus is purely on the barbecue. Check out some tasty ribs and delicious smoked turkey.

 

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YOU ENJOY KC “Q”

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Our Store – BWB CONCEPTS

 

 

 

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The special on the night of our visit was smoked chicken with two sides – in this case coleslaw and fries. 

 

 

The colorful red main building  holds the kitchen and ordering area. To the left of the photo above is the indoor dining area.  The folks in the foreground are enjoying their barbecue on the open air back deck.

 

Woodyard Bar-B-Que serves up some of the Best Q in Kansas City.  But it also maintains connections with it’s roots.  Behind the restaurant, at the rear of the parking lot, you will find piles of wood – including Hickory, Pecan, Oak. 

 

 Barbecue pit masters from the region still come here for the wood to fire up their smoking ovens.  And you can too.   Individual customers can pick up a bag of their favorite wood.

 

ENJOY A BRIEF VIDEO OF OUR VISIT TO WOODYARD BAR-B-CUE

 

 

 

And lest you wonder, we at Travel And Photo Today were not the first to discover the Woodyard Bar-B-Que.  It’s been visited by and featured on a number of well known food and restaurant related television programs.

 

Visit Woodyard Bar-B-Que ……Enjoy The Food, The Wood, and the Adventure!

 

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