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A Little BBQ Joint in Independence, Missouri

A Little BBQ Joint brisket sandwich and fries

Sunday evening I visited A Little BBQ Joint in Independence, Missouri.  It is located at 1101 West 24 Highway. A Little BBQ Joint opened in 2013 and is a family run business run by Don Bauer and his son Fabian.  They also own Glory Days Custom shop and use a lot of items from their auto body shop as furnishings for the restaurant.

My Mom and Dad accompanied me on this visit and we arrived around 5:30 on Sunday evening.  When we walked in, the bartender said we could have a seat anywhere so we picked out a table and were quickly waited on by a very nice waitress.  This is a sit down restaurant and they also have a full bar inside and a deck outside that is used on weekend evenings for bands that play for customers.

We were waited on as soon as we sat down and I ordered a brisket sandwich and fries, which costs $11.00.  My Mom ordered a half slab of baby back ribs and my Dad ordered burnt ends.    We received our order in about 10 minutes.  The brisket was served as thick cut slices and it had a flavorful crunchy peppery bark.  The meat was very tender and nicely trimmed of fat.  It was a very good sandwich.  I asked for no sauce on the sandwich and they don’t serve it with sauce anyway, so that was good for me.  You definitely don’t need sauce to eat the sandwich and if you did put sauce on the meat it would have ruined the flavor.

Makes my mouth water just looking at the picture!

They offer three different sauces in bottles at each table.  I tried each with my fries. The fries are standard cut fries that had a pepper seasoning on them.  They like their pepper at this place. The Mad House Wife sauce is what I would call their standard sauce.  It’s pretty peppery, but a good sauce.  The Mean Mother In Law is what I would call their spicy sauce, but it really wasn’t too spicy compared to what you might get as a spicy sauce at other barbecue places.  The Sweet Sister is their sweet sauce.  It is obviously sweeter than the other two sauces, but I didn’t think it was too sweet.  Pretty mild as far as a sweet sauce goes.  I really liked all three sauces.

They give  you a large portion of meat on the sandwich.  It filled me up enough that I couldn’t even finish my fries.  It was a really good sandwich.  I tried the baby back ribs and burnt ends as well and they were good, but the brisket was my favorite.

I liked the Harry Truman cardboard cutout with the apron, so I snapped a picture

This visit marks number 58 on the quest.  18 more to go!  I’m still finding great barbecue places in Kansas City that I haven’t heard much about until now!  Don’t forget to follow along on my Facebook page.

The “beer garden” at A Little BBQ Joint

Thanks again for reading and following along on my quest.  Till next time…

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