One of Kansas City’s most unique and beloved barbecue joints turns 20 years old tomorrow. BB’s Lawnside BBQ has anchored a little stretch of 85th street near Troost since 1990. Since then, it has entrenched itself as a true KC Original, marrying laid back atmosphere with good food and live blues.
BB’s has among the most loyal clientele of any place in town. Recently they managed to soar through a period of intense road and bridge construction that made the joint difficult to see and hard to get to. The 20 year anniversary celebration will last all year and will feature special BB’s merchandise and food discounts. Drop by tomorrow for live music from Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang and a champagne toast.
Fans of BB’s are invited to share their favorite memories on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Several folks have already done so and it makes for fun reading. Berry Anderson also has a great little piece in the Pitch about the history of BB’s.
BB’s Lawnside BBQ
1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131