Birria Tacos in Kansas City, Kansas

Every year, during the months of September and October, the U.S. celebrates Hispanic heritage, culture, and history. National Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us how much strength we draw from our immigrant roots as a nation and how much we value our immigrants as a nation of immigrants.Congress started Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 then it was broadened in 1988 to a month-long celebration. The date was chosen because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept. 21…

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Festivals and fun happenings in Kansas City, Kansas

As summer winds down and everyone gets back into the groove of routines, there are some exciting festivals and events that are going on around Kansas City, Kan. From long-running festivals like the Kansas City Renaissance Festival to the exciting new Tacos and Tequila event at Legends Field, there's…

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How tourism impacts the Kansas City, Kansas community

This week May 2nd through May 8th is National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) andthere is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce and sheer power.  National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) 2021 recognizes the POWER OF TRAVEL and the tourism industry’s role in helping our vibrant communities bounce back after the pandemic, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce and reconnecting America. This year, we start a new chapter, one where the POWER OF TRAVEL will drive recovery and help define our country’s way forward.  …

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Murals, Murals Everywhere in Kansas City, Kansas

Uncovering the color of Kansas City, KS, little by little I’m always looking for the art in everything, even if I have to force it. Never satisfied with the amount of art I’ve got, I always seek more. The last time I was out to eat, my girlfriend, Michaela, laughed at me because I rearranged the salt shakers, utensils and menus into a Frank Lloyd Wright house and called it good. When I walk through mud, I make patterns with my shoes as if I were designing fabric for a premiere runway. In art…

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Tacos to Go in Kansas City, KS

Nothing beats the atmosphere of a busy taqueria where you hear the sizzling of carne asada or get to witness the taquero cutting Al Pastor meat right off the trompo for your tacos . Unfortunately, the scenes of a taqueria have been replaced with limited seating and a quieter atmosphere to maintain safe and socially distanced dining. Although there’s no replacement for the experience of getting tacos, there is an alternative to getting your taco fix on the go! Many of the taquerias in Kansas…

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Kansas City, KS: More than just a stop along the way

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in California anymore,” my wife said in her best Judy Garland impression as we crossed the state line and entered Kansas City, KS. Having followed the Missouri River south for almost 300 miles, our next stop was Lewis & Clark Park at Kaw Point, where the Kansas River loses itself in the Missouri. As a history buff, I was eager see the place where the Lewis and Clark expedition party had camped more than 200 years earlier. As a hungry man, I was eager to find a…

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