We visited Pendergast at the recommendation of some friends and we were blown away! We are from Kansas City, spending a year in Europe as part of a military assignment. We love Europe, but desperately miss Kansas City barbecue! Pendergast not only gave us that authentic KC BBQ that we craved, but honestly, the food was better than any KC restaurant we've visited!
The key to good barbecue is the slow-smoked meat. We had a sampler of 3 meats: pork ribs, beef ribs, and brisket. We also had 3 family-style sides. The meat was so tender that we could cut it with a fork. We didn't even really cut it...it just fell apart. The flavor was amazing. Great dry-rub on all three meats and very flavorful. Their homemade sauce was also tasty, but I didn't use any, as it was not necessary. The meat was so tender, juicy, and full of flavor that I didn't want to add anything.
The sides were amazing as well. The beans had so much meat in them that they could have been an entree. The macaroni and cheese was delicious and could have also been a stand-alone dish.
Couple the amazing food with the friendly, welcoming service and unique craft cocktails, and this stands as one of my favorite dining experiences EVER. It was fairly affordable and an extremely good value considering the quality of food for the price. We begged the owner to open a Pendergast in Kansas City!! But, we will come back before we leave Europe. Whether you are American or European...visit Pendergast and you will not be disappointed!
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