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Burnt Ends are a cut of barbecue that is notorious in Kansas City, much like the organized crime that ran the town in the early 20th century. They are typically cut from the fatty end of a Brisket after the fat has gotten nice and crispy, charred from the smoker. Traditionally, this cut of meat wasn't so highly desired and was shoved off as "too fatty" or "too burnt" to eat. The Burnt Ends were thrown out or put into a stew. Some say, local bbq legend, Arthur Bryant's left them out for customers to snack on while waiting for their food. 

In 1972, local and now famous food writer Calvin Trillin gave Burnt Ends their shot at fame when he wrote, "I dream about those Burnt Ends," and dubbed Bryant's "the single best restaurant in the world." It was the "Time to Shine" for Burnt Ends. Local pitmasters began to capitalize on this surprising shot at fame for the once tossed Brisket cutting - and the popularity of the dish began to soar. As you can probably guess, the Burnt Ends at Burnt End BBQ are Smokey's signature dish, one that will keep you coming back time and time again... and if we're lucky, they will meet you in your dreams too! 


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