I just caught the middle of a show on food network where some guy was competeing in a BBQ contest in KC. He was being coached by a guy called Fast Eddie.
When they were doing the brisket, Eddie showed him burnt ends. The guy tries one, and goes nuts. Says it's the best thing off a bbq he ever had. Insane.
OK, I know this reaction. I had it. Everyone that I introduce burnt ends to has this reaction.
So my questions are..
Who is Fast Eddie? What is his place?
Why are burnt ends almost exclusively Kansas City?
I know they started in KC, but how can something this good, remain almost a secret?