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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby KCPowercat » Sun May 08, 2016 9:21 am

They haven't been smoking at current location...and the article says they will now smoke on site

http://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/k ... 45880.html

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby earthling » Sun May 08, 2016 9:41 am

Good news smoking onsite, catered like BBQ not the same.

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Postby pash » Sun May 08, 2016 2:12 pm

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby grovester » Wed May 11, 2016 4:46 pm

I couldn't find a thread for slaps bbq and it's impossible to search for "kck". I love the food here and was in this pm. They have purchased the building next door and will expand to seat 75. I hope they set up an outdoor patio and add beer. The proprietors are great folks.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby bobbyhawks » Thu May 12, 2016 10:27 am

grovester wrote:I couldn't find a thread for slaps bbq and it's impossible to search for "kck". I love the food here and was in this pm. They have purchased the building next door and will expand to seat 75. I hope they set up an outdoor patio and add beer. The proprietors are great folks.

The one time I ate there the ribs were phenomenal. I thought they mentioned their expansion would come with an increase in hours to 8 or 9 PM, but it was a few months ago, so I don't know if I'm making that up.

**Edit - Looks like Yelp has them open until 8PM, but their website is out of date. Also, the potato casserole is insane good.**

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby mean » Thu May 12, 2016 10:38 am

I work in WyCo fairly often, so Slap's is a pretty frequent lunch stop. I've had a couple misses there, but for the most part top notch cue with imo atrocious sauce. The spicy they added not that long ago is tolerable though.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby lock+load » Thu May 12, 2016 11:08 am

Slaps sauce is definitely disappointing.

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Postby KCLofts » Thu May 12, 2016 12:09 pm

lock+load wrote:Slaps sauce is definitely disappointing.


That's not good, considering they supposedly had a hand in developing a national brand sauce that represents Kansas City.

KC's BBQ sauce style will go national thanks to Kraft Heinz

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby grovester » Thu May 12, 2016 12:11 pm

I usually don't add any more as a little goes a long way.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby earthling » Thu May 12, 2016 12:31 pm

lock+load wrote:Slaps sauce is definitely disappointing.


As has been debated heavily in other thread, if the meat requires sauce to work, it wasn't smoked/rubbed right. But of sauces, what people like seem to vary wildly. What one really likes, another strongly dislikes. A friend has BBQ parties often and makes a point to make various sauces because of strong dislikes - usually does range of sweet, hot and vinegar based sauces - sometimes a thai inspired version that is awesome. Am not into salty sauces, like Gates. Head Country out of OK is one of my favorite of bottled sauces - vinegary zest, on the sweet side.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby mean » Thu May 12, 2016 12:46 pm

KCLofts wrote:
lock+load wrote:Slaps sauce is definitely disappointing.


That's not good, considering they supposedly had a hand in developing a national brand sauce that represents Kansas City.

KC's BBQ sauce style will go national thanks to Kraft Heinz


Given that it is apparently called "Kansas City Sweet and Smoky" they've already failed as far as I'm concerned. Sweet is for candy, and smoky is for meat. If you put liquid smoke in your sauce, just piss right off.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby grovester » Thu May 12, 2016 12:50 pm

The new stuff had definitely been "Heinzed"

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby smh » Thu May 12, 2016 1:42 pm

grovester wrote:The new stuff had definitely been "Heinzed"


It tastes like Masterpiece with liquid smoke added.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby WSPanic » Thu May 12, 2016 2:27 pm

earthling wrote:
lock+load wrote:Slaps sauce is definitely disappointing.


As has been debated heavily in other thread, if the meat requires sauce to work, it wasn't smoked/rubbed right. But of sauces, what people like seem to vary wildly. What one really likes, another strongly dislikes. A friend has BBQ parties often and makes a point to make various sauces because of strong dislikes - usually does range of sweet, hot and vinegar based sauces - sometimes a thai inspired version that is awesome. Am not into salty sauces, like Gates. Head Country out of OK is one of my favorite of bottled sauces - vinegary zest, on the sweet side.


I barely use sauce at Slaps - and when I do it's just a bit of their spicy one to add some heat. Maybe dip a fry or two. I think it's really good.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby swid » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:19 pm

Per the Star, Plowboys plans on being open in the new location for lunch on Thursday, with dinner service starting on November 3.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:28 am

I was told by a Plowboys employee that evenings only Thurs through Sat.

Why do businesses think only opening some evenings will succeed....many hotel visitors during the week would use Plowboys in the evening as well as residents. Opening just some evenings immediately turns me off as a potential customer.

Maybe it's just to get them going through the winter.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby WSPanic » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:34 pm

KCPowercat wrote:I was told by a Plowboys employee that evenings only Thurs through Sat.

Why do businesses think only opening some evenings will succeed....many hotel visitors during the week would use Plowboys in the evening as well as residents. Opening just some evenings immediately turns me off as a potential customer.

Maybe it's just to get them going through the winter.


Because no business wants to lose their shirt by staying open on nights they can't break even. If they do well, they can expand to Sun-Wed. If an established brand wanted to give it a shot - fine, but it's suicide for a new restaurant.

I get that people want more Sun-Wed night options downtown, but using a restaurant as a catalyst to change established economic behavior is not going to work. The "if you build it, they will come" theory ain't gonna cut it.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby grovester » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:02 pm

You could argue that staying open 6-7 nights a week would actually increase their sales Thursday thru Saturday, but I'd still not come down on them very hard for deciding what they did. Now, sticking with your posted hours and not closing early, etc, that's a different story.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:33 pm

WSPanic wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:I was told by a Plowboys employee that evenings only Thurs through Sat.

Why do businesses think only opening some evenings will succeed....many hotel visitors during the week would use Plowboys in the evening as well as residents. Opening just some evenings immediately turns me off as a potential customer.

Maybe it's just to get them going through the winter.


Because no business wants to lose their shirt by staying open on nights they can't break even. If they do well, they can expand to Sun-Wed. If an established brand wanted to give it a shot - fine, but it's suicide for a new restaurant.

I get that people want more Sun-Wed night options downtown, but using a restaurant as a catalyst to change established economic behavior is not going to work. The "if you build it, they will come" theory ain't gonna cut it.


They won't do well only open Thurs through Saturday night and will be missing on building a loyal following with residents in the area and all the business from hotel rooms filled by business people during the week. Weekend dinner traffic isn't looking for counter BBQ.

We actually have plenty of every night dining options downtown now... (not much in the bbq space of course) so this really isn't about that... It's about seeing other businesses do this in the past and not make it.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:36 pm

And I totally get wanting to keep costs down and dip their toe into evening hours.... But just like they tried Saturday hours at their prior location for 3 weeks and threw their hands up and proclaimed it didn't work, opening only a few days will be a bigger waste of money than just opening every night with a small staff.

Hope I'm wrong but seen it too many times in the past.


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