Henry Perry, the KC BBQ King 👑


#1

Came up in my feed and I thought you cool food dudes and dudettes might enjoy this
Social Influencer, as they’re called these days.


#2

Oh boy. He was from Memphis.


#3

Indeed! Rode the riverboat to KC.
And the Bryant brothers, who worked for Perry and then bought the joint, were from Texas. The synthesis of those 2 regions plus the Appalachian/Ozarks hillbilly influence pretty much constitutes the KC BBQ style.
Smoke anything and everything over an oak/ hickory mix.


(Jimmy ) #4

Terrific read.

It’s amazing how happenstance, in this case Henry Perry settling in KC–and no where else, so often becomes a foundation for a cultural phenomena.


#5

KC’s orientation has always been South and West. Where folks got off the boat and onto the wagon to head out on the trails.

And where the stockyards were .
Meat worship!
:blush:


#6

Good article. I didn’t know mutton was on the menu. Interesting read.