Taste of KC Barbecue

In 2017, the Taste of KC Barbecue tasting area was added to the World Series of Barbecue® to give festival goers an opportunity to sample some of the best barbecue in Kansas City.

Join us again in 2018 to sample barbecue from restaurants, caterers, and BBQ teams in Kansas City. Please check back for further details including cost and tickets for sampling, participating vendors/menus and dates and times of the Taste of KC Barbecue.

2017 Participating Vendors & Menus

Zarda BBQ - Pulled Pork Slider & Ltd. Reserve Burnt end Beans
Famous Dave's - Memphis style Pork Sliders with Bread Pudding Bites
Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Frito Pie and a Blondie
Wild Frontier BBQ - 1/2 Pulled Pork, 1/2 Brisket with Sauce
Mad Man's KC BBQ - Rib Tips and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Blind Box BBQ - Smoked BBQ Meatballs & Smoked Potato Salad
KCQ BBQ - Beef Burnt Ends Slider with Loaded Potato Salad
Smoke 'n Babes BBQ - Burnt Ends with Old Camp Whiskey BBQ Sauce, BBQ Sausage, and Cheesy Corn


Throughout the weekend, teams are competing in either the open and/or invitational contests to be named the Grand Champion. Teams will not have samples available for the general public.