You are right. My son's Mother in law insisted we make sure the Cheesy Corn was on the menu for the night. It IS good. I understand their steaks are great too. But I could not afford to buy that for the whole wedding party.
I agree with Jack Stack's in the KC area. Love their lamb ribs with a side of cheesy corn. Last time I was there in March on a business trip I ate there twice in 4 days! Just can't get enough. Good thing I didn't get my cholesterol checked that week!
I think the thing I find remarkable about Kansas City BBQ is there are so many different styles and every one seems to have it's own fans. I am not someone who lives for BBQ - I do like it a lot though. But I am more of griller - like seared stuff - burnt to you folks in Rio Linda. I'd just as soon spend my money in KC at Plaza III or Hereford House (block away from my old work) for a good Porterhouse steak. But BBQ is still a really important part of KC and it shows.
When I was a buyer for Western Auto a Father and Son manufacturer's rep "team" took me to lunch at the Rosedale BBQ on Southwest traffic way (I think - past Boulevard beer now). I told them anywhere was fine - I wasn't picky when someone was treating me. That Gates or Bryants (pretty hot there too) or what ever they liked that was reasonably close was fine. They said they kinda liked the sauce there....................
I should have seen it coming when they both asked for their own bottle of the extra hot sauce. They both had suits on. And they proceeded to start emptying their sauce bottles on their lunch. About 1/3 of the way thru their meal they both broke out in a sweat that looked like something from a World Wide Wrestling match! Son took his coat off and loosened his tie. Dad sat there trying to look all professional and all. Sweat just rolling down their faces. Rivers of it - no kidding! It was not even summer.
Holy cow! What was it doing to their insides? I'll never forget it. That was almost 30 years ago. Remember it like yesterday.