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Oklahoma Joe’s – Olathe Kansas 7/24/14


The last stop on our food tour was in Olathe Kansas at Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ. We ended the tour like we started it… with barbeque. Last year, Larry ate at the original location in Kansas city. The Olathe location worked better with our schedule.


We arrived at 6 in the evening and the line extended to the door. The line moved fast and we placed our order after about a 15 minute wait. Henry ordered a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy and Larry ordered a draft Boulevard Wheat. We ordered a rack of pork ribs and a half pound of brisket. Henry ordered a bowl of Smoked Chicken Gumbo.


The brisket was lean and tasty. The ribs were tender and glazed with bbq sauce. The ribs tasted like they had been brined. Henry says the gumbo was very tasty. The roux was a little thicker than most and the smoky chicken was as tender as could be. We have been spoiled by Cooper’s bbq with the flavors that jump out and grab you. These are 2 different styles of cooking and both places excel in what they do best. We say the Cooper’s bbq is definitely the better que.


Change of Plans – Cooper’s BBQ 7/22/14

We left San Antonio at noon today headed for Ft. Worth. Immediate change of plans happened when we decided to have lunch in New Braunfels. Larry suggested Coopers Old Time Pit BBQ.

Coopers BBQ

Coopers BBQ

Henry said the brisket was the absolute best he ever ate. The pork ribs were perfect and the beef rib was amazing. If you are in San Antonio and want some great BBQ, the closest place is Cooper’s in New Braunfels. The BBQ there rivals that of City Market in Luling, and Smitty’s, Black’s, and Kreutz’s in Lockhart.