You can't talk about barbecue without talking about Kansas City. In this month's barbecue issue, publisher Cat Neville took a deep dive into the storied history, legacy and evolution of Kansas City barbecue. "The Kings of Kansas City Barbecue" profiles the people who laid the groundwork for the city's current 'cue culture, including the minds behind Arthur Bryant's, Gates & Sons Bar-B-Q, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que and Q39.

And if you're hungry for more Kansas City 'cue, we rounded up a few must-try barbecue joints in and around the metro area, from local classics like LC’s BBQ to new hot spots like Char Bar.