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The Full Story

Our Story

Back in 2011, when we decided to open John Brown BBQ, there wasn't much of a BBQ scene in the five boroughs. Certainly nothing from Kansas City. In the ensuing 12 years we have become the premiere purveyor of Kansas City Style BBQ in New York City. Kansas City Style is the purist's BBQ, dry rubbed and smoked low and slow overnight in our wood smoker.


Over the years, John Brown BBQ has also become the official Kansas City Chiefs hangout in NYC.

It's good to be a Chiefs fan!!!


And the only thing better to come out of Kansas than barbecue and the Chiefs was John Brown, the abolitionist. John Brown symbolizes our fanatical passion with creating the best barbecue ever. 

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