Those that know me know I love barbeque. KC style, Carolina style (both North and South), Texas dry, and every combination you can think of.
I was excited to learn of Phat Jack's opening at 40th and Cornhusker Hwy. They tout themselves as "award winning Kansas City style Competitive BBQ".
Boy was I disappointed. And let me tell you, if you've been to B.B's Lawnside and/or Arthur Bryant's, you know what good barbeque should be.
There is some good potential though. The meat and seasoning were good. The "regular" sauce was good. The beans were very good.
Now the bad. I paid $8.99 for one thick slice of white bread and about 8 ounces of meat. The menu said I'd be getting "burnt ends" which are one of my favorites. The meat showed no sign of ever being burnt. Nor did it exhibit any taste of being burnt. Having smoked my own fair share of meat, I know what crusty burnt ends should be like.
My burnt ends came with NO sides. So I ordered a small side of beans for $1.99. I received essentially a kiddie Dixie cup for a serving. Sheesh, I'm gonna starve!
Now I realize that Phat Jack's is just getting started. But if you're gonna serve barbeque in this town, you better give people a decent portion for a decent price. You will not have repeat business just because it tastes good.
I know the time and dedication it takes to smoke a hunk of meat. But better luck next time, to someone else who goes there. I won't be back.