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Thursday, 23 September 2021

'You can’t beat Kansas City': Hundreds attend inaugural Kansas City Barbecue Festival

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'You can’t beat Kansas City': Hundreds attend inaugural Kansas City Barbecue Festival
'You can’t beat Kansas City': Hundreds attend inaugural Kansas City Barbecue Festival

'You can’t beat Kansas City': Hundreds attend inaugural Kansas City Barbecue Festival

TIMES HIGHER IN THECOMING WEEKS.THE RISING CASES INMISSOURI -- ADDING EXTRAIMPORTANCE TO COVID-19SAFETY MEASURES ATLARGE EVENTS.AND TODAY -- THE CHIEFSWORKED WITHORGANIZERS OUT ATARROWHEAD ON THEFIRST EVER "KANSAS CITYBAR-BE-QUE FESTIVAL".OUR REPORTER JUYEONKIM WAS THERE --AND SPOKE WITHPITMASTERS ABOUT THERETURN TO EVENTS THISYEAR.SYou can't beat kansascity.SPretty easy " KansasCity.

Why?

I had to say it,okay?IF YOU'RE FROM KANSASCITY -- YOU KNOW HOWMUCH PRIDE THE LOCALSHAVE --ON THE CHIEFS AND THEIRBARBECUE.BILL IRWIN / VISITORI love it all man, i can hitJackStack, i can hit Gates.

Yougotta love Gates Hi may ihelp you?'

You gotta lovegates, and then arthurbryants, i'll take it all.HERE AT THE FIRSTANNUAL KANSAS CITYBARBECUE FESTIVAL --IT'S ALL ABOUT FULLSTOMACHS AND FRIENDLYCONVERSATIONS.SMOKE'S ROLLINGTHE MEATS ARSIZZLIOH AND THIS GUY?

HE'SGOT THE CHORDSBILL IRWIN / VISITORSIt was fantastic, all theseguys putting out the effort todo this and some of that meatjust melted your mouth.DRAWING IN VISITORS LIKETHIS GUY -- WHO'S FROMOUT OF TOWN.Actually from Midland, Texasand we're on our way to theMall of AmericSWe stayed overnight,we're going to tour thestadium today, and thishappened to be here so wedecided to join in.SJust enjoying a little spatreatment.THE EVENT IS FEATURING12 OF THE BESTPITMASTERS FROMAROUND THE COUNTRY.MANY OF THEM SHARINGTHEIR TIPS AND RECIPESDURING DEMONSTRATIONSLIKE THIERIC LENDERMAN IS ONEOF THEM -- FROMLOCKHART, TEXAS.ERIC LENDERMAN / CO-OWNER,THE ORIGINAL BLACK'SBARBECUESWell, it's not acompetition, but you alwayswanna outdo everybody else ifyou can a little bit.

You bringyour A game to these eventsthat's for sure.HE'S HAPPY TO SERVE HISPATRONS IN PERSONAGAIN --AFTER MANY FESTIVALSWERE CANCELLED DUE TOCOVID-19.A CONCERN THE STAFFHERE MADE SURE TOADDRESS.MARC MENDOLIA / EVENTPRODUCER, KANSAS CITY BBQFESTIVALwe had to keep covid in mindand we had to push back thisevent from the original datewhich would've been early inmay.

We wanted to make surethat people had theopportunity if they wanted to toget vaccinatedTABLES ARE SAFELYDISTANCED FROM EACHOTHER --AND HAND WASHINGSTATIONS ARE SCATTEREDTHROUGHOUT THE VENUE.MASKS ARE ENCOURAG-- IF YOU HAVEN'T BEENVACCINATED.BILL IRWIN / VISITORSThat was a blessing fromthe Lord that they put thatvaccine together and its thereto get it if you want it.WITH YESTERDAY'S STORMBEHIND US -- AND BLUESKIES ABOVEMENDOLIA HOPES PEOPLEWILL ENJOY THE FRESHAIR --AND TRY THE BEST OFWHAT KC HAS TO OFFER.MARC MENDOLIA / EVENTPRODUCER, KANSAS CITY BBQFESTIV