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Those who know him refer to El Menudazo owner, Lionel Lucero, as “the doctor.” While the Chicago native didn’t go to medical school, he does know how to cure an angry hangover or case of the Sunday morning sleepies. Locals will begin lining up at 7:30 a.m. on weekend mornings for El Menudazo’s offerings. The menu is small, but the nourishing, traditional menudo and savory birria tacos and stew with rich consomé broth leave customers feeling satisfied and eager to go back.  

Hi! My name is Anakaren and I am a Chef in Kansas City and I was raised in KCK in the Argentine neighborhood. Given the amazing response to the movie Coco a few years ago more and more people are becoming interested in creating an altar for the Day of the Dead. It’s a beautiful tradition that has been around for many generations and it’s celebrated all over Latin America. One of the traditional drinks you will see being made during this celebration is Champurrado, a warm chocolate drink thickened with corn flour. It’s easy and made in minutes. Perfect for all Winter long too! Hope you enjoy the recipe and that you have a fun time creating your own altar to celebrate those you have loved. - Chef Anakaren Ibarra-Dumovich.

KCK Taco Trail 101

By Rebekah Baughman on September 21, 2020

Let your tastebuds lead the way on the most epic taco experience Kansas City has to offer. The KCK Taco Trail will take you to authentic taquerias, mouth-watering meat markets, homey Tex-Mex eateries and everything in between. No downloading an app or purchasing a passport required! Simply sign up, eat tacos, check in and redeem your rewards.

National Hispanic Heritage Month happens each year from September 15 - October 15. These dates fall between the independence days of many Latinx countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all celebrate their independence on September 15. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21.

Kansas City, KS has a vast history of LatinX culture, which began in 1910 when many migrated

Fall in the Midwest arrives with crisp air, trees transformed into orange, yellow and red wonders, and the lingering smell of bonfire sticking to your sweater. It welcomes in seasonal activities saved only for this special time of year. If you’re doing fall in the Midwest, you’ll want to make these five ideas your official bucket list for celebrating this autumn’s arrival in Kansas City, KS.

1. Appreciate the Agritourism (and have a picture perfect day)

Slip into your favorite fall fashion and

If someone asked me a few years ago for a great place to go for coffee I probably would suggest somewhere other than Kansas City, KS. Sure - there were a couple Starbucks locations, gas stations and other franchise spots to help cure the afternoon lull, but a quaint, quiet spot to read or chat with a friend? You’d probably be better off searching elsewhere in KC. However, if you were to ask me today, my answer would be entirely different. It seems as if recently local coffee shops and café have been popping up all about KCK. Here are four that you must try!