The less than year-old barbecue restaurant fought a valiant battle in a difficult economy. In the end, there just wasn’t enough time for the word of mouth to spread – nor enough marketing dollars to help spread it – and one of the Cotown’s best BBQs had to close. Ironically, just as Kansas City’s annual celebration of all things barbecue was about to go down this weekend at the American Royal.
Yesterday I received the following note from owner Hope Loehr:
“It’s certainly bittersweet to find out that Adam’s Rib placed among the finalists for Best New Restaurant and to be awarded the Best BBQ South in the Pitch’s Best Of for 2009.
It is with a great deal of sadness that I must inform you that we have closed Adam’s Rib.