In the few months since their slow rollout, the guys at Red Beard Barbecue have put together what must be the most ambitious, locally sourced, well-made menu in southeast Kansas.
Pulled pork with ancho barbecue sauce and homemade pickles. Fry-bread tacos with smoked chicken and house chorizo. A beef and broccoli bowl with prime brisket au jus, kimchi, and fried rice. Beer-battered chicken breast with sweet chili mayo. Beef-fat fries. Orange-Agave-glazed brussels sprouts. The Ode to Joe a token of deference to a favorite sandwich at the legendary barbecue joint Joes Kansas City composed of smoked prime brisket, Swiss cheese, fried onion strings, and house barbecue sauce. Pulled pork tacos with brie bacon bechamel, fig marmalade, and toasted pine nuts. A Korean tofu dish for the vegan in your life. Mac n cheese. Breakfast burritos. Angus burgers. Popcorn chicken. Creme brûlée.
And nothing on the menu is more than $10 (though you do have the option to purchase smoked meat by the pound or take home a full slab of ribs).