2017 Tourism Organization of the Year
The 2017 Tourism Organization of the Year Award was presented to Slap’s BBQ. Slap’s BBQ is the evolution of Squeal like a Pig BBQ’s competition cooking team. Slap’s BBQ restaurant opened in June of 2014 by brothers Mike and Joe Pearce, and was built on their desire to create a product and customer experience with passion, perfection, and tradition. Slap’s BBQ is one of very few restaurants in the city that is actively competing on the KCBS circuit throughout the year. The award was accepted by Slap’s BBQ owners, Mike and Joe Pearce.