Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on napkins. Dole out savory blots with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of barbecue fare at Burnt End BBQ in Overland Park.
The chefs at Burnt End BBQ slow-cook tender brisket, turkey, and pulled pork and parlay it into a varied dine-in and carryout menu of barbecue sandwiches and smoked meats. Diners can elect either 5-ounce Hatfield sandwiches on buns ($5.50) or 10-ounce McCoy sandwiches on hoagies ($9.50), then fill them up with saucy meats such as burnt ends, brisket, or sausage. Any napkins that aren’t folded into doomed paper airplanes can be used to wipe off fingertips after half slabs of ribs ($9.50) or bite-size brisket morsels with half pounds of burnt ends ($7.50). The eatery’s sides are all homemade, including the taste-bud-tantalizing cheese corn ($2). Guests may convene in the dining area or, in case they need to bribe hungry meter maids, order some hickory-smoked meats for convenient carryout.
Burnt End BBQ
Though the pit masters manning the grills at Burnt End BBQ know a good deal about how to bring out the complex flavors of a slab of barbecue, they’re not here to tell you how to eat it. That’s why most of the dishes on the menu are mere suggestions, allowing clients some flexibility on what meat and homestyle sides they choose to chow down upon. Customers can cull from six core meats such as the signature burnt ends, brisket, or pulled pork with sides ranging from the sweet and spicy slaw to creamy cheese corn. The chefs do create a few signature sandwiches and barbecue bowls to combine the best of their smoked meats and sides over a chewy mound of cornbread, which is the kind of mound from which gingerbread men pitch. Meats and sides are also available á la carte by the pound and pint, easily combining into full meals.