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KC BBQ recommendations?

I'm planning to go for a full-day, morning, lunch, and dinner BBQ excursion to Kansas City with my friends.

Do you have any recommendations for good KC BBQ that's on-par or better with the big names?
Or do you have any good places to refresh the palette (somewhere with good milk shakes, homemade root beer, floats, beer, etc)?

Or if you have any advice/warnings for an indulgent trip like this, please let me know!

Right now we have on the list:
Jack Stack
Arthur Bryant's
Gates
Oklahoma Joe's
Danny Edwards
LC's BBQ
and
RJ's BBQ.

Thanks!

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