For some people, BBQ is the very first thing that comes to mind when they hear the words "Kansas City." The recently launched show The Grill Dads on Food Network has several Kansas City segments scheduled in its first season. 

"Food Like a Cozy Hug" is the title of a new episode debuting Friday. According to a synopsis: "The Dads travel to the heart of BBQ country, Kansas City, Mo., for a burnt end brisket bowl, smoked up for 15 hours and served on top of some of the best BBQ baked beans the Dads have ever witnessed." The episode premiers at 8:30 p.m. on January 5. It will re-air on Food Network at 11:30 p.m.

The episode description for "Food Like a Cozy Hug" does not specify exactly which Kansas City restaurant The Grill Dads will be visiting, but a previous episode featured Gram and Dun, where "where the loaded baked potato is re-imagined as bite-sized gnocchi."

It is also known that later in the season The Grill Dads will visit The Doughnut Lounge, "where they whip up homemade doughnuts and pair them with crispy burnt ends from in-house smoked brisket to create a sweet and savory dessert that's too unique to miss." That episode debuts on February 9.

The Grill Dads began its first season on December 15. The show was one of two selected to become prime time series on Food Network following the reality competition Guy's Big Project, featuring celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

As lifelong friends, Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey share a love for two things - being dads and grilling. Now, this duo is discovering dishes that are outrageous, over the top, and full of flavor throughout the season. They are tasting it all, from meals that kids would go crazy for, to unexpected twists on classics, and to global cuisine stateside.

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