Danny Edwards Boulevard BBQ
Danny Edwards’ outpost on Southwest Blvd. has one major advantage over its old digs downtown–square footage! Instead of resorting to carry-out, it’s great to be able to dive right into some serious barbecue. Danny Edwards is always in contention for “Best Barbecue” honors, and is even listed in Zagat’s Dining Survey of “Best Restaurants in Kansas City”.
While I prefer the Carolina style sandwich (pulled pork with slaw and Bubba’s special sauce) at Oklahoma Joe’s, the beef doesn’t get any leaner or the sweet potato fries any better than at Danny Edwards. (I prefer the regular fries to Oklahoma Joe’s as well, but I realize those are fighting words.)
The ribs are pretty awesome, too, perfectly smoked and with very little fat. On my last visit, I ordered the Mexican chili with pork and pinto beans, and though it wasn’t as spicy as the first time I tried it, it was still full of flavor and chock full of meat, beans and carrots. Served with tortillas, you could make it a full meal, but that would mean passing on some of the traditional barbecue items, and that’s just too tall of an order.