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Barbeque: The KC Story

In the early 1920s, a man named Henry Perry, "Father of KC Barbecue," moved inside a streetcar barn at 19th & Highland in Kansas City and started barbecuing in an outdoor pit. Perry served up slabs of meat wrapped in newspaper. The nationally renowned Charlie and Arthur Bryant, George Gates, Otis Boyd, John Harris, and Sherman Thompson all learned Perry's technique and style, then each went on to create their own unique blend of Kansas City barbecue.

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