PV resident parlays competition barbeque circuit success into new midtown restaurant

Rob Magee inspecting finishing chickens at his new restaurant, Q39.
Rob Magee inspecting finishing chickens at his new restaurant, Q39.

Prairie Village resident Rob Magee has a tendency to throw himself into his hobbies.

[pullquote]Rob Magee on how he got into barbeque [/pullquote]A 1986 culinary institute graduate, he spent his career hopping from city to city working in hotel restaurants, and would pick up a local pastime wherever he went. In Texas, he got into professional level water skiing. In Denver, it was motocross. And when he arrived in Kansas City in 2001 to work at the Westin Crown Center, it became barbecue.