If you follow this blog even semi-regularly, then you know that posts like this one are few and far between. However, this post is simply a shameless plug for one of my favorite places in Kansas City. At the beginning of the barbecue season, I bundle up my knives and take them to be sharpened by Spencer at Ambrosi Bros. Cutlery here in Kansas City. Cutlery stores are an endangered species. If you've never been in his shop, you're missing out. It's filled with tons of cool stuff. A warning: Hang around too long and you will almost assuredly max out your credit card.
Next time you're in KC, stop in to see Spencer at 3023 Main and get your knives sharpened. Check out the deals on used knives as well. Mine are now scary sharp and ready for a long season. Oh, and when you venture in, mention you're a competition barbecue cook. It'll get you a break on the cost and a special hand polish to boot. Mention that you read about Ambrosi Bros. here at your own risk, as it might only get you a hard time.