February 23, 2024



The KC Barbecue Tour



It’s Time for The Travel And Photo Today KC Barbecue Tour!

Travel and Photo Today has reported on fun travel, delicious food, exciting experiences and exotic destinations from around the world.  But we don’t want to forget or neglect our home base right here in Kansas City. After all, you don’t have to cross six time zones or spend three weeks traveling to have great experiences or an enjoyable change of pace. That’s why we decided it was time to visit, review, and report on some of the awesome qualities of Kansas City and the surrounding area.


Kansas City has a long and well deserved reputation as the home of Great American Barbecue. Yes, KC has some of the best barbecue restaurants in the country.  So join us on Travel And Photo Today’s KC Barbecue Tour  as we set out to explore various tasty venues and sample some of the best of KC’s “home cookin’ “.  



BB’s Lawnside Blues & BBQ

BB’s Lawnside Blues & BBQ has been a mainstay of the Kansas City barbecue scene since it opened in 1990. Located in Southern Kansas City, just East of the Kansas / Missouri State Line at 1205 East 85th Street, BB’s is no shiny glass and chrome yuppie restaurant.  BB’s is a true roadhouse style barbecue joint with all the warmth, hospitality, great food, and friendliness that implies.

BB’s is a warm, friendly spot where good friends gather to enjoy good food, good times and good music.


           Classic Coffee Mug Offer – from BWB-Concepts………….




Owner Lindsay Shannon

Owner Lindsay Shannon oversees the operation, insuring that the food is great and that patrons are having a good time.


BB’s Menu offers barbecue for every taste. Yes – the food is good – tasty barbecue and sides.  Don’t miss the batter fries!


Ribs / Chicken / Batter fries


Burnt Ends / Baked Beans / Batter Fries


Lindsay showed us around the kitchen – where the food magic happens.

Briskets In The Smoker

First Stage of Batter Fries


“Battering Up” The Batter Fries


BB’s has been featured on The Food Channel’s “Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri.  He even signed the wall!


So how do you make a tasty barbecue meal even better?  Why, add in a bit of great blues music of course.  BB’s presents various musicians and blues artists nightly.



We enjoyed delicious barbecue at BB’s, listened to great music, and met wonderful folks including Lindsay who made us feel right at home,

Click the “ARROW” on the image below to see a brief video of an evening at BB’s.


If you are in the Kansas City area – and if you would like to have a bit of fun and music while you enjoy some great KC Barbecue – head on over to BB’s Lawnside.  You’ll be glad you did.



Check Out Some Kansas City Barbecue – And Enjoy The Adventure!

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