What KC barbecue is at stake for Chiefs vs. Bengals game? Mayor Lucas places his bet

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In what has become a ritual for Mayor Quinton Lucas throughout the Kansas City Chiefs’ postseason, the mayor has placed another area barbecue bet.

Lucas wagered Jack Stack Barbecue for this Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“The thing I like about Kansas City is our opportunity to do these wagers,” Lucas said at the restaurant’s Martin City location. “We get to support businesses and local folks that do good work.”

Whoever loses will have to send food to the other city’s mayor. Lucas did not yet know what Cincinnati’s mayor had wagered.

Last week, Lucas placed his bets on LC’s Bar-B-Q in the game against the Bills. With 13 seconds left, it looked like he would be on the hook as the Bills took a three-point lead.

But then Patrick Mahomes led a miraculous, last-gasp drive to tie the game. Kansas City won 42-36 in overtime.

This will be the fourth-straight year Kansas City has hosted the AFC Championship — a feat no team has achieved. A win would send the Chiefs to the Super Bowl for the third straight year.

“There have been a lot of things that have happened during my mayoral term, but we have made it to the Super Bowl every year I’ve been mayor,” said Lucas, who was elected in 2019. “I just try to say there’s some correlation.”

If they win, the Chiefs would play either the San Francisco 49ers or the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Asked what city he would prefer to wager against, Lucas said he would like to keep it private for now. He did reveal that the bet he made for Super Bowl LIV, where Kansas City defeated San Francisco 31-20, has not been paid off because the COVID-19 pandemic started just a few weeks after the game.

Lucas said San Francisco’s mayor told him the bet would be paid off.

“We got some catching up to do with San Fran,” he said.

A variety of grilled meat sits on a table at Jack Stack Barbecue in Kansas City on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is waging a barbecue bid against Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval for Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Bengals.
A variety of grilled meat sits on a table at Jack Stack Barbecue in Kansas City on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is waging a barbecue bid against Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval for Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Bengals.
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