The Ink Dining Guide: 30 Dishes That Made Kansas City Famous In 2010

The “Kansas City Barbecue Tour” episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” ended at Woodyard Bar-B-Que, a lumberyard founded in 1913 that sells pecan, oak and cherry wood to other barbecue restaurants in town. Five years ago, Woodyard began smoking its own stock and selling barbecue rubbed with a spice blend that includes turmeric, cardamom and cloves.

“I’m in Kansas City, right?” Fieri said when he tasted the rub. “I feel like I’m in the spice market in Bahrain.”

Try the baby back ribs, which are dusted with plenty of that “righteous rub” Fieri loved.

A half slab of baby back ribs costs $8 at Woodyard Bar-B-Que, 3001 Merriam Lane in Kansas City, Kan.