Bar-B-Q the Kansas City Way
Issaquah Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 10 2011, 1:46 PM
When it comes to barbecue, everyone has their favorite type - South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana. For Stan Phillips it’s all about Kansas City.
He missed it so much when he moved to the area several years ago, he quit the job he came here for and opened Stan’s Bar-B-Q on Front Street.
The smokehouse is one of several restaurants participating in Issaquah’s Restaurant Month this March.
It’s also one of the few barbecue success stories in the Seattle area. Although ribs slathered in barbecue sauce is truly American, it’s easier to find a Korean restaurant than smoked brisket.
Voted #1 BBQ in Washington.
2007 - 2010 Best of CitySearch and 2009 Best of Western Washington.
Like a Pig in spit
Nothing says summer like Stan Phillips' Kansas City 'cue.
One cannot eat barbecue every day, at every meal. No matter how much one wants to, one has to space out the pork ribs and pulled pork and smoked ham and half-chickens--and even the occasional foray into brisket and hot links--with fruits, vegetables, grains not in the form of grocery-store white bread, and protein that doesn't come out of a Southern Pride smoke box. One's doctor has told one so. Repeatedly.
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Talk about hot links! The folks at Stan's Bar-B-Q (58 Front St.; 425-392-4551), Issaquah's newest nosh 'n' sloshery, are offering more than just Kansas City beef brisket and a pitcher of beer, "choked and smoked chicken" and football mania (Stan's got Sunday NFL Ticket for your viewing pleasure). Stan's has a WiFi setup, so bring your laptop along with your appetite and they'll set you up with complimentary Internet access to go along with your hot smoked pork link. (But remember to wash your paws before touching your keyboard.)