The third round match ups are complete and we are now down to the Elite 8 of KC BBQ. Good luck to all those that advanced in both brackets. We’ll cover our bracket first and then the People’s Choice bracket results. Besure to share our 2016 KCFoodGuys.com KC BBQ Bracket on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram
KCFoodGuys Bracket Round 3 Results <— Our Bracket
Jack Stack BBQ (1) vs Smokin Guns (4): Smokin Guns served and amazing plate of food and incredible rib with great sides. They had a chance to pull off the upset but then our visit to Jack Stack happened. While the Smokin Guns rib beat my Jack Stack rib that was about it. Jack Stack brisket beat out the smokin guns brisket by a bit and when it came to side both are good but when it comes to bean and cheesy corn Jack Stack is still the standard by which everyone else’s sides are judged. Jack Stack advances.
Char Bar (3) vs Plowboys (2): This is the type of BBQ matchup which makes the judging the BBQ bracket so much fun. Two of KC’s newest BBQs battling it out. Both Char Bar & Plowboys raised our eyebrows and any city would be lucky to have them, but KC has them both. We were very satisfied with both visits, which made this a hard one to call. Our discussion went into overtime on this one but Plowboys wins out due to the tenderness of the brisket. Plowboys advances.
Joe’s Kansas City (1) vs Bare Bones Smokin (13): Bare Bones Smokin impressed us on our visit but even a good day with cinderella is no match for Joe’s Kansas City. Joe’s brings the goods once again and advances. Thank you to Bare Bones for serving a great plate of BBQ.
RJs Bob-Be-Que (6) vs Gates (2): This was a close one folks. RJs is no slouch and Gates sometimes isn’t always what it once was. We had a couple of meals at RJs that raised eyebrows in a good way. I know Randy will be a new regular. But our visit to Gates reminded us why their are so many locations across this town. It was all good up front but Gates started to pull away at the end with overall satisfaction. Gates advances. Great run RJs. We’ll move you up in the seeding next year.
Q39 (1) vs Tender Butts & Smoking Thighs(13): Tender Butts & Smokin Thigh is another cinderella that couldn’t match up against a 1 seed. Q39 takes this one but we were happy to find this little gem in Smithville with best name in the bracket for 2016. Q39 advances.
Danny Edwards (3) vs Arthur Bryants (2): Picking a winner here was extremely difficult. Both Danny & Arthur bring the goods when it comes to BBQ, but after our visits we have to give the nod to Arthur Bryant’s. Fred’s a sucker for that vinegar based sauce. Arthur advances.
LCs (1) vs Brobecks (4): Ham salad and good bbq can take you a ways in the KC BBQ Bracket but it can’t take you past LCs. LCs Ribs and burnt ends are able to handly beat out Brobecks. Now I wonder if LCs could do ham salad? LC’s is working hard to get back to the championship matchup once again this year. LCs advances.
Burnt Ends (3) vs S.L.A.P.’s (2): This was a close one folks….Burnt Ends has a lot going for it. Fast & friendly service, lots of sauce options with a Bold & Tasty sauce could win our best sauce of the tournament, with lots of BBQ and non-BBQ options. SLAPs ribs were in the top 3 and had 2 unique sauces which might be a big hit or miss depending on your BBQ palette. After plenty of discussion this one comes back to the tenderness of the ribs and brisket. S.L.A.P.s advances.
People’s Choice Bracket
People’s Choice Bracket Round 3 Results <— Link
The results are in and the people have spoken. We received 1813 entries in Round 3. Up to this point we did not require folks to vote on every match-up so there will be some differences in total votes for each head to head matchup. In the remaining rounds we will require votes for all matchups. Good Luck to those advancing and remember everyone starts back at zero.
Round 3 #1 received 1582 responses
1 – Jack Stack – Multiple 1170 73.96% – 1170/1582
4 – Smokin Guns – NKC 412 26.04% – 412/1582
Round 3 #2 received 1476 responses
3 – Char Bar – KCMO 759 51.42% – 759/1476
2 – Plowboys – Blue Springs 717 48.58% – 717/1476
Round 3 #3 received 1568 responses
1 – Joe’s Kansas City – Multiple 1287 82.08% – 1287/1568
5 – Smokebox BBQ – KCMO 281 17.92% – 281/1568
Round 3 #4 received 1552 responses
2 – Gates BBQ – Multiple 778 50.13% – 778/1552 (A win by 4 votes)
3 – Johnny’s BBQ 774 49.87% – 774/1552
Round 3 #5 received 1506 responses
1 – Q39 – KCMO 889 59.03% – 889/1506
12 – Woodyard BBQ – KCMO 617 40.97% – 617/1506
Round 3 #6 received 1514 responses
6 – BB’s Lawnside – KCMO 792 52.31% – 792/1514
2 – Arthur Bryants – KCMO 722 47.69% – 722/1514
Round 3 #7 received 1477 responses
1 – LCs – KCMO 1014 68.65% – 1014/1477
13 – Fireside BBQ – OP 463 31.35% – 463/1477
Round 3 #8 received 1542 responses
3 – Burnt End BBQ – OP 779 50.52% – 779/1542 (A win by 16 votes)
2 – S.L.A.P.s BBQ – KCK 763 49.48% – 763/1542