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Fritz’s Meat & Superior Sausage in Leawood, Kansas

Fritz’s brisket sandwich.

Today I visited Fritz’s Meat & Superior Sausage off of 435 and State Line in Leawood.  Fritz’s Meat & Superior Sausage was established by Fritz and Rose Plapp on 39th St in Kansas City in 1927.Outgrowing the first location, Fritz’s was moved to State Line Road in 1969 to their new  facility.  They are now in the 4th generation of family members running the market.

I had never been to this place before today.  It’s quite an interesting place.  Half meat market and half restaurant.  They have a wide selection of meats, sausages and cheese.  They also serve hot barbecue sandwiches.  This is a restaurant where you order at the counter and they serve your food right there and they have about five or six tables where you can sit and eat.

I ordered their barbecue brisket sandwich and a drink.  They have a self serve drink station and by the time I got my drink my sandwich was ready.  It is served on a bun doused with barbecue sauce and wrapped in tin foil.  I sat down at a table and unwrapped it and stared at it for a second while I figured out how I was going to eat it.  It is a huge serving of meat, but also a very messy sandwich as you can see by the picture.  I tried picking it up and taking a bite, but found out that wasn’t really going to work too well.  I ended up getting a fork and eating some of the brisket before I could pick up the sandwich and eat it with my hands.

The brisket was hot and tender, but I couldn’t really judge the flavor because there was so much sauce on it.  The barbecue sauce they use is their own brand and is just a standard sauce that you might get anywhere.  I didn’t order any sides.  When I finished the sandwich I went up to the counter and ordered some sausage sticks and took those home with me.  I tried a stick and the sausage is very good.  I’m from Wisconsin and nothing beats the sausage you can get up there, but I liked this sausage.  Better than anything you could get in any grocery store around here.

This was a good sandwich, but very messy and doused with barbecue sauce.  There was so much brisket on it that most people would be able to split this sandwich into two meals!

This makes visit number 30 on my barbecue quest.  Don’t forget to follow along on my Facebook page and share with your friends that might be interested.  Thank you!  Till next time….