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Get local perspectives and travel tips from people who live, work and play in Kansas City, KS!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or you might just not be from around here), you’ve probably heard the buzz about Kansas City’s newest claim to fame with Seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s Queer Eye. Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski, otherwise known as "The Fab Five," were spotted around the area for months throughout 2018 filming their most recent seasons, capturing touching stories of local “heroes” in need of a hand. Upon the Season 3 debut in March and newly released Season 4, shots of the iconic skyline, swanky Kansas City  Plaza streets and upscale boutiques you may recognize have been gracing television screens all over the country. Kansas City, KS made some notable appearances as well – some more obvious and some fall more into the “blink and you may miss it” category.  Here’s a roundup of Kansas City, KS scenes, stops and interesting connections featured in Seasons 3 and 4 of Queer Eye.

Warmer temps and sunny days have finally made their way to Kansas City, KS and cabin fever can finally be cured for all. Now it’s time to escape and do just about anything you can as long as it’s not indoors. With a hot, hot summer ahead you’re going to want to take advantage of these sunshine and seventies days. Whether you’re looking to gather with family, chow down on local specialties or share a glass of fine wine with friends, the outdoor dining scene in Kansas City, KS is one you won’t want to pass up. 

We all know that Kansas City has some of the best BBQ in America, and with so many note-worthy competitors to choose from, it can be hard to land on one decision when you’re craving that mouth-watering meat. Ribs, burnt ends, brisket, pulled pork…the seasoned, smoked and sauced-up meat is definitely what it’s all about when it comes to great barbecue. But if you’re a carb junkie like me who appreciates a good variety of textures and flavors when indulging, the sides are a huge part of the KC BBQ experience. I’m not ashamed to say I have popped in to a few of these places just to grab a helping of their best sides, simply to satisfy the major cravings they tend to induce! 

What a better way to honor our veterans, military service persons and fallen heroes this Memorial Day than to take a tour of all the great veteran and war memorials in Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte County? Whether or not you have friends or family in the service, have served yourself, are an avid history buff, or just appreciate what it means to be an American, there is always value in taking the time to pay tribute to the sacrifices that were made for our country.