KC Barbecue Tours runs on wood, sauce and meat

  • Burnt ends will definitely be on this tour.

Every deckhand dreams of one day captaining a ship. And nearly two decades after working on a Chicago tour boat, Karl Schemel is fixing to pilot his own rig. But here in Kansas City, our boats are moored. (Just look to the shadow of the Christopher S. Bond Bridge for proof.) So Schemel’s ride is a landlocked cruiser, the 16-passenger bus that begins rolling next month as KC Barbecue Tours.

“When people come here, they really want barbecue but they don’t know where to go,” Schemel says. “And when you go somewhere, you don’t just want to try one thing. You want to try everything. That’s why you’ll get on the bus.”

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