I shouldn’t have to explain what burnt ends are. But even among the very barbecue-aware I’ve met, the dish has still yet to completely break through. That may change sooner than later, as a new documentary is now being rolled out just as the best burnt ends are selected: piece by piece.
Kansas City Public Television in collaboration with Flatland and Recommended Daily, has produced a five part series titled Burnt Legend, spotlighting a regional delicacy that was born of not wanting to waste a bit of brisket. A noble cause, to be sure.