B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ

Lindsay Shannon and his wife, Jo, have always held a deep love for blues, barbecue and dishes from the bayou. In 1990, they left their jobs to marry all three along with ice-cold buckets of beer at B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ. The restaurant, bar and outdoor patio at B.B.’s take folks back to a simpler time; even the barbecue pit itself is from the 1950s and rumored to be made of granite pavers from old Kansas City streets. This friendly family-run roadhouse, located around 85th Street and Troost, packs them in by serving dishes like burnt ends with coleslaw and battered cottage fries, smoked catfish, gumbo, red beans and rice and drinks from the full bar. A phenomenal lineup of local and national blues bands perform six nights a week. B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ has also been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. (Photo courtesy of B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ)

B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.822.7427, bbslawnsidebbq.com