anthony bourdain bbq triangle
anthony bourdain bbq triangle

Anthony Bourdain BBQ Triangle : All Of The Restaurants Picked On A Cook’s Tour

When Anthony Bourdain visited Kansas City, Houston and North Carolina on his show A Cook’s Tour, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is A Cook’s Tour, season 2, episode 7. It first aired on April 4, 2003.

DISH – Carolina Pork Sandwich

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain visited the first city in the BBQ triangle and headed to Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que where the owner recommended him a Carolina pork sandwich. It’s a pulled pork sandwich with slaw on top served with “Bubba sauce”.

He also had beef brisket and burnt ends.

“Oh wow, now this is finger-licking good. Flavor up the yin-yang, it’s great.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
11723 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66211, United States
Kansas City, United States

DISH – “Signature Dishes” by David Klose

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain visited the second city in the BBQ Triangle, Houston. He visited BBQ Pits by Klose.

First up is sausage-stuffed and bacon-wrapped quail.

Then, tiger shrimp, stuffed with stone claw crab meat wrapped in chicken tenders then wrapped again in maple smoked bacon and then soaked in Cabernet Sauvignon.

“It’s not just food, it’s not just lifestyle, it’s a calling, and…it’s an illness.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

BBQ Pits by Klose
1355 Judiway St Ste #B, Houston, TX 77018, United States
Houston, United States

DISH – BBQ Ribs

WHAT IS IT?

Dave recommended Burns Original BBQ to Anthony to taste some ribs and brisket in Houston. They ate BBQ ribs with sauce and a potato salad with pickles on the side.

“Burn’s place may not get a 30 for decor from the Zagats anytime soon, but Roy has mastered the golden rule, make good food. So if you’re on a quiet rural road in Houston, and you see a huge line, get in it. You may just get to try one of the tastiest secrets in America.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Burns Original BBQ
8307 De Priest St, Houston, TX 77088, United States
Houston, United States

NOTES

According to Roy, the secret to his barbecue lies in the wood: he uses oak.

DISH – Pork BBQ

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony goes to North Carolina in order to eat barbecued pork. It’s cooked whole, on a pit, for 8 to 10 hours. Then the pig is deboned and the meat is hand-chopped. Next step is seasoning the meat by putting vinegar, red and black pepper and lots of sugar in it then mix it all by hand.

“Well, it’s very much my philosophy, if you’re gonna kill a pig, you should eat every part of it.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Ed Mitchells Que
359 Blackwell St #130, Durham, NC 27701, United States
North Carolina, United States

NOTES

This restaurant has since closed its doors.

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