KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 9, 2014) – Q39, a new concept in barbeque and wood-fire grilling, officially opens its doors to the public April 12 at 11 a.m. Led by national-champion barbeque pitmaster Rob Magee, the restaurant is a full-service concept featuring the area’s first open barbeque scratch kitchen. Surrounded by dedicated parking in Kansas City, Mo.’s eclectic West 39th Street neighborhood, Q39 is also home to a full-service bar serving original cocktails and hand-selected local beers and wines.
Q39 will serve barbeque fare in a setting that bucks the idea of a “barbeque joint.” The restaurant’s design is the work of Arizona-based Realm Architecture + Design, the team responsible for the design of other notable Kansas City restaurants, including Gram & Dun and BRGR. The newly transformed space uses wood and rustic lighting to create a warm, comfortable atmosphere that draws inspiration from barbeque’s rustic past while paying tribute to the restaurant’s urban setting.
Q39 is the concept of husband-and-wife team, Rob and Kelly Magee of Prairie Village, Kan. Rob, along with his competitive team, Munchin’ Hogs, holds dozens of first-place awards for original barbeque from competitions across the country, many of which are on display in the restaurant. Most notably, the team holds reserve championship and two national grand championships from the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
Q39 Cooking Styles
Q39 features specialties based on two Kansas City favorites, barbeque and wood-fire grilling.
Barbeque – Q39 barbeque is cooked using hickory wood in indirect heat. The hickory is a stronger-flavored wood used to saturate heavier meats such as ribs, chicken and pork shoulder. Barbequed meats are cooked until tender and seasoned with house-developed, original sauces.
Wood-Fire Grilling – In addition to national-champion barbeque, Q39 offers lighter dishes such as hamburgers, steak and seafood cooked using a wood-fire grill. The grill uses oak wood, giving the meat smoky flavor while sealing in the natural juices.
About the Menu
Q39 will feature dedicated lunch, dinner and convenient carryout. Created in a scratch kitchen, nearly all of the items on the menu are contest award-winning dishes.
Sharables – Fun and contemporary starting dishes including, barbeque sliders, cheese fondue and spiced onion straws.
Soups and Salads – For meal starting options or healthier alternatives.
Munchin’ Hogs Barbeque Sandwiches – Choose from pulled pork, beef brisket, burnt ends, chicken breast or house-made chipotle sausage to make the traditional barbeque sandwich.
Specialty Sandwiches - Pairing barbeque smoked meats with other culinary combinations, adding a unique spin to the traditional barbeque sandwich.
Competition Barbeque Plates– Designed for the barbeque purist, these plates will be prepared with the same quality and specifications used to receive the highest national awards.
Brisket Burgers – Q39’s burgers are made from USDA certified Black Angus ground brisket and chuck.
Wood-Fried Grilled Plates – Featuring a selection of steak and seafood.
About the Bar
Q39 houses a full-service bar featuring original craft cocktails as well as beers and wines from local, national and international distributors. The list of more than two dozen craft cocktails features classic cocktails, beer cocktales, seasonal cocktails and sangria. Q39’s wine list includes a range of styles and price points suited to both the wine novice and the more refined drinker. Guests will enjoy high-backed bar chairs, five large-screen televisions and full-service menu while at the bar.
Seating and Hours
Q39 officially opens to the public Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday. The bar area accommodates approximately 50 with high-backed chairs and a community table. Private dining for up to 48 is available with advanced notice.
Reservations and Information
Walk ins are welcome and reservations are accepted by calling (816) 255-3753 or by visiting Q39kc.com. All major credit card are accepted. For the most up-to-date information, visit Q39kc.com or engage on social media at facebook.com/Q39kc, @Q39kc on Twitter or @Q39kc on Instagram.
Q39 is a new concept in Kansas City barbeque led by Rob Magee, owner and executive chef, and his wife Kelly Magee. The restaurant features a full-service staff and the area’s first open barbeque kitchen. The restaurant’s menu features barbeque-inspired wood-fire grilled dishes, as well as recipes from hundreds of award-winning barbeque dishes served at contests around the nation by barbeque team Munchin’ Hogs, also led by Rob. Opening April 12, the restaurant will be open 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit Q39 online at Q39kc.com.