Amazing Ribs: Wichita’s latest new ‘cue

Wichita’s newest barbecue restaurant is Amazing Ribs BBQ, a family-owned place that opened last week at 3930 W. Douglas in the space once occupied by Lola’s Sports Bar and Grill. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Owner Brian Moses is a former auto repair shop owner who was always encouraged by his friends to open a restaurant to sell his ribs, which he says are so fall-off-the-bone tender that his motto is “Leave your teeth at home.”

He and his wife, Debra, who’ve been married 34 years, put all their savings in to the restaurant plus helped finance it by selling their camper, two classic cars and all Brian’s auto repair equipment. He wanted to open a barbecue restaurant, he said, not a “shack.” Moses giddily told me how a championship barbecue master visited his restaurant last week and told him his ribs were among the best he’d ever tasted.

The huge menu includes ribs, brisket and all the barbecue regulars, plus sides such as breaded green beans, cucumber and tomato salad, breaded mushrooms, macaroni and cheese and more. Moses is particularly proud of his flatbread sandwich, which is grilled on buttery sourdough and filled with smoked turkey, smoked chicken, smoked ham plus pepperjack and American cheeses.

For more information, call 316-440-4130.