Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Ardie Davis is now a member of the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame
Ardie Davis is now a member of the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame

Renowned Roeland Park barbecue sauce guru Ardie Davis inducted into American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame. Ardie Davis of Roeland Park is now an official legend at the American Royal after the organization inducted him into its Hall of Fame Saturday. Here’s his citation from the American Royal: “Ardie, aka Remus Powers, Ph.B., is founder of the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Contest which is in its 29th year and the largest sauce contest in the world. He is a charter member of the KCBS, instrumental in the development of the Certified Barbecue Judge curriculum, and author of the oath that each judge still recites before judging a contest. All in the name of BBQ, Ardie is the author of numerous books, writes freelance for the Kansas City Star & the BullSheet, and has been interviewed twice by the History Channel due to his knowledge of barbecue. Ardie’s involvement in the BBQ community has earned him nine separate nominations for this year’s Barbecue Hall of Fame, more than twice as many as any other candidate.”

Fairway Trail of Tricks or Treats doubles last year’s attendance. Fairway is reporting that almost 800 people visited its annual Trail of Tricks & Treats on Sunday, its largest draw ever. Participants were thanked for the patience and the city promises to make the event work better next year.

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce holding ribbon cutting ceremony for Health Studio KC. The Northeast Johnson County Chamber is celebrating the opening of Health Studio KC at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The new healthcare provider at 2200 W. 47th Place #101 in the Woodside Village in Westwood provides direct primary care to members.

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