First Missouri Battleship Launched

On December 29, 1901, the first Battleship Missouri was launched with a bottle of vintage Missouri wine. 

Death of Arthur Bryant

On December 28, 1982, Arthur Bryant dies at the age of 80, working at the restaurant he made famous until the end. Bryant wasn’t from Kansas City, but he certainly helped make Kansas City barbecue famous.

Arthur Bryant's Kansas City Barbecue

March 22, 1940

Henry Perry died in Kansas City and turned his legendary barbecue restaurant over to Charlie Bryant.

steak and beans and pickles at the City Butcher

Missouri’s Best BBQ Joints

These savants of the smoker are dishing up barbecue heaven all summer long.