1. The hands down best pork spareribs in the city.
- Like no other rib in town. The short end might be the best and the long end brings up the rear with a great follow through. They do not have an over salty rub, but a more savory rub to accentuate the quality of the pork. The smoke ring is perfect and the texture is a perfect score, not sloppy fall off the bone but a perfect release when you bite into this succulent little pork pleasure.
2. Melt in your mouth burnt ends the size of a golf ball.
- The size of a burnt end does not have any intrinsic value on the quality of a burnt end. These sweet little suckers have an intensely defined smoke ring and a crispy outside. These are not just the chopped meat version, they are a high quality cut of brisket, and it shows with this precisely marbled slow cooked wonderling. They come kissed in sauce, and that being said…
3. This bbq is not drowned in sauce.
- Roscoe’s lets the customer control how much sauce they want on their barbeque. This should not belittle the thinner hand crafted KC style sauce. This sauce compliments the meat just as it should. The recipie was taken from years on the competition circuit and various tastings throughout the midwest. The sauce is definately unique to Roscoe’s with a nod to what makes other great KC sauces great.
4. Big portions at nominal prices.
- There really is no way to leave Roscoe’s hungry. The offerings are not garish or ridiculous, just right to complete the palette. Sandwiches run under seven dollars and meals under eleven. Sides come in two sizes and come two to a plate for a dinner. Slabs are fifteen for a full set of ribs.
5. Rib specials on Tuesdays.
- Is there really any need to get any deeper into this one? Two dollars off on Tuesdays. Save the bones for your dogs so they can get in on some of this tasty action and they’ll love you forever.
6. Your diet can wait until next year.
- Diets suck, and it is too cold to be skinny.
7. Crinkle cut fries.
- Ka-Pow…golden fried bits of beauty.
8. Baked beans…’nuff said.
- A dark brown smokey suprise. Seriously, how can over 90% of this menu be at the top of the KC barbeque game. Not oversweet and definately not runny. Goes perfect with the salted hot crinkle cut fry.
9. No long lines, service with a smile.
- Roscoe’s is a small building that you may just drive right by if you are not paying attention. This family business opened October 26th of last year and makes every effort to let everyone know they are welcome. Roscoe and his sons ran for years under the name “3 Boys BBQ” on the competition circuit until he was laid off from a 25 year graphic arts career. Years of side catering have honed Roscoe’s hobby into a profession. This creates a friendly surrounding and it is this down home family atmosphere that makes Roscoe’s so inviting.
10. How could you not trust a bbq MC named Roscoe Davis?
- A name like that just oozes barbeque credibility and it shows in the product on the table. It is nice to see a newcomer in a well stacked barbeque market come into its own. It is another thing to do it with such great bbq bravado. This place has the consistently best barbeque in the area. It is always good to discover such a good place on the ground floor and to have this litte ace available at any time.
Roscoe’s Barbeque is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information or catering inquiries, call 422-4600.