If I had to pin down the thing I missed the absolute most it would be KC BBQ. There are differing opinions on the best BBQ in the States. There’s Texas, or Carolina, or Montana. But my money is always on KC. More specifically Bates City BBQ. A tiny hole-in-the-wall town outside of KC.
This is what a menu at a BBQ place should look like: Meat and sides. No salads. No veggies. No fruit. It’s all about the meat baby. Pork ribs, beef brisket, turkey is you must.
And then the food! OMG. The food.
Oh BBQ, you complete me.