Food Traveler Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 93

SEDALIA, MO Looking for something off the beaten path? How about, off the tracks? Check out Kehde’s Barbeque in Sedalia, Missouri. Sure, good bbq can be found in all corners of this country, but none have the atmosphere like Kehde’s. The restaurant is located in a classic 1920s train car. As a “local icon,” the restaurant has been owned and operated by the same family for over three generations, and is home to specialty sandwiches that will blow your mind. A popular order is the Miss Piggy, which is a pork loin sandwich (deep fried or grilled), and topped with smoked ham, provolone, and Kehde’s special sauce. Piled high on a toasted bun, this pork overload is enough to make you do backflips - or possibly just send you into a food coma. The best part about Miss Piggy is that she’s only $6.99! The famous Sampler includes half a slab of ribs and half an entire chicken, or a choice of two smoked meats, that is served with Texas toast and two sides, to boot. This is perhaps one of the only “pricier” items on the menu, at $20 and is arguably enough food for two people. Posh potatoes are where it’s at when dining at Kehde’s. What are they? Try the Original Posh: a baked potato served buttered and seasoned, stuffed with smoked ham, melted provolone, sour cream, and green onions. You can see where this is going, and there are a variety of Poshes to choose from, including the Fajita Posh, the Mexican Posh, the Cheddar Posh, the Society Posh, and the Garden Posh. All Posh potatoes are only $6.99. Kehde’s Barbeque is famous for its smoked meats and sauces, but it isn’t a limited establishment. Though the train car has long since stopped traveling for miles on end, the possibilities continue to explore boundaries that no bbq restaurant has ever dared to go before. Whether you’re looking to spice up your taco life with a little Samurai Sauce from BIG & little’s, or if you’re wanting to dive face first into a buttery baked potato, loaded unlike any other at Kehde’s, you can do so for pennies on the dollar. $20 bucks goes a long way in the foodie world, as long as you know where to look, and what to look for! FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 91