Just returned from a week in KC and visited three much vaunted BBQ joints: Jack Stack's Fiorella, Gates, and Arthur Bryant. Sad to say, from this southern boy, that none were anything special. I had wanted to go to Bryant's since I read of it more than 25 years ago. The meat, particularly ribs, were great. Brisket sandwich very fatty and I did not like the sauce. What's with the grit?? The other two were just okay. Not bad, but certainly would not go out of my way for them. If they were near my home town, I would not cross town to go.
On another note, of steak, Plaza III was okay and Majestic was indeed majestic.