RJ's Bob-Be-Que

Kansas City native Robert "Bob" Palmgren enjoyed a 25-year career cooking for fine-dining restaurants prior to opening RJ’s Bob-Be-Que off Johnson Drive on Mission Road in 2003. Palmgren and his wife, Denise, decided to take their passion for competitive barbecue and turn it into a new full-time career. Named after their son, Robert Junior, RJ's is located in a small red-brick building featuring a back patio where live music plays on the weekends. Meat-eaters line up for Palmgren's traditional smoked-meat platters and sandwiches, but with a former fine-dining chef in the kitchen, you can expect the unexpected. Opt for the absolutely delicious barbecue breakfasts, handmade jalapeño sausages and Denver-cut lamb ribs. The cheesy corn bake, fried okra and Cajun rice are all side items that should not be missed. RJ's Bob-Be-Que has also been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. (Photo courtesy of RJ's Bob-Be-Que)

RJ's Bob-Be-Que, 5835 Lamar Ave., Mission, Kansas, 913.262.7300, rjsbbq.com