The Stack BBQ - Kansas City, Missouri
Archive Page - The Stack BBQ closed permanently on March 31, 2017. The Kansas City Star reported that the owner said that their lease was up and the business was unprofitable.
The Stack BBQ on Wornall Road in Kansas City, Missouri has a long history. This storefront barbecue restaurant was founded as the Smokestack by Mary Fiorella McPheron, the daughter of Russell and Flora Fiorella who started the original Smokestack on 71 Highway. Other former Smokestack locations are now called Jack Stack Barbecue and operated by Mary's brother, Jack.
This location was then run by Mary's children and then by some long term employees. Its reputation went down hill over time and it closed in 2013. Finally, long term customers purchased and remodeled the restaurant and The Stack BBQ open in April of this year. Former employees still work there. The interior is quite plain.
The flavoring in the rubs and sauce at The Stack are similar to that at Jack Stack and the large onion rings are similar, despite a different presentation. The sausage and burnt ends were my favorite meats this day, with the ribs being almost as good. The onion rings, fries, cheesy corn and garlic toast were all good.
If this restaurant was located a little closer, this place would move into the rotation of bbq restaurants which we visit.
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