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Partaking in global-inspired eats in Kansas City, KS

Months ago, I was brainstorming with my husband, Travis, about where we could go to celebrate our anniversary. “How about Mexico?” he asked. “Or Italy,” I said dreamily, picturing us sharing a bottle of red wine and feasting on pasta carbonara at a quaint outdoor cafe. I knew that wherever we decided to go on our vacation, the cuisine would take center stage. Cooking is one of my greatest passions, and dining out is how I research things to

Barbecue Bests

on May 1, 2021

These local-approved joints in Kansas City, KS are licensed to grill

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Mention Kansas City, Kan. to any non-native and the topic of barbecue will likely follow. Unlike some cities that offer oceans, mountains or famous landmarks, here, meat is the main attraction. Smoked low and slow, smothered in sauce and served with a side of Midwest hospitality, it’s easy to see why KC ’que is on many a travel to-do list.

The hard part is deciding where to start. From mom ‘n’ pop shops to side-of-the-road

When the sun is shining and the birds are chirping, there's no better way to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying a meal and beverage with great views in Kansas City, Kan.  With more people seeking outdoor dining and social distancing options, we've put together a list of some of the coolest patios in KCK to help you navigate the patio scene.  Whether you're looking for a breath of fresh air, a meal with a view, or a place to hang with friends and family, check out these hidden gems in KCK.

 

It happens time and time again when someone visiting Kansas City will inevitably ask "where can I get some good tacos around here?" and the easy answer is Kansas Avenue. Kansas Avenue runs right through the heart of the Armourdale neighborhood and is ground zero for great authentic Mexican food. This area has been a long-time taco destination with places like Tortilleria San Antonio, El Pollo Rey, or Ninfa's holding a permanent place on a list of must-visit restaurants in the metro. How did Armourdale become one of these destinations in KCK? 

Welcome to the KCK Taco Trail where you'll embark on a culinary adventure in Kansas City, Kansas. The trail consists of over 50 taquerias and restaurants around Kansas City, Kansas. The trail includes nearly 50 local taquerias featuring street tacos, Tex-Mex style tacos, and more. The KCK Taco Trail pass is free and instantly delivered via email and text. No app to download and easily accessible! Sign up now for the KCK Taco Trail pass and be immersed in a flavor-filled experience of culture and

The Kansas City Chiefs have made it to another Super Bowl Championship and we have a list of places in Kansas City, KS to snack on during the game and celebrate! The Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7th in the 2021 NFL Championship Super Bowl Game LV at 5:30 pm CST in Tampa, Florida.

You can catch the game on CBS, ESPN Deportes, or 106.5 The Wolf. We've watched the Chiefs play their hearts out all season to take us to another Super Bowl and here we are!  

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

Downtown Welcome to KCK

“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

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.