So back in March when we all were knee deep into basketball and BBQ picking, I had the pleasure of being assigned RJ’s Bar B Que as a part of the who would move forward in the KC Food Guys bracket. Before being blown away by such an awesome dinner, I noticed on the menu that they did breakfast on Saturday’s and Sundays from 8 AM -1 PM. Having seen some social media comments from my friends about the breakfast, I vowed to return and see what all the hub bub was about.
It was a hard decision on what to choose for my inaugural serving so I went with the flashy red letters on the menu. Burnt End Hash. I ordered that and for my sides I went with white bread, two eggs sunny side up and coffee.
Sam, who is the very definition of great customer service even to the point of leaving a smiley face on my check, made sure my coffee cup came out fast and never reached empty. (For all your military folks out there, I know how important that is to you and recommend this as a place where you can refuel) As I was waiting for the main dish, I noticed how quickly the place filled up. From a few over heard conversations it was a mix of people that had been told about the breakfast menu and folks that already knew and were ready to rock and roll with their favorite. Sam brought out a little cinnamon bun that had a sprinkle of fine sugar over it. Not wanting to waste and opportunity to show the world what a crazed hungry animal looks like, I demolished it.
The food came out and too my surprise had a nice presentation. I was honestly just looking to have all the right stuff right. The bread was crispy and not burnt. Lightly buttered….perfect for soaking up the egg yolk from a couple of sunny sides that looked like mom had made them. The hash was quite good and I had ordered the beef brisket instead of the pork. It was nice and tender and not chewey at all. I didn’t put barbecue sauce on it, and honestly it may have even made it better, but I chose not to go that route. There was a nice sized strawberry on my plate as well and it made a nice mini dessert.
So folks, the seed was planted for RJ’s in my heart when I had the barbecue…..and then grew a little more with the breakfast. I may have to stop in for happy hour at some point just to see how the atmosphere is, but this has quickly become one of my favorite barbecue joints. I recommend RJ’s for family Sunday breakfasts, for truckers and military that love good coffee from the endless pot, and for folks that just want some great barbecue in the KC tradition.