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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

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.  

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.

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! 

 

The world might be in a weird a place right now, but some things haven’t changed: date nights and supporting local. We may not be “eating out” in the traditional sense of visiting a restaurant, but my fiancé and I find opportunities each week to support a local eatery by ordering take out or curbside. Our most recent endeavors was to Jarocho’s Mexican Seafood in Kansas City, Kansas. 

We began our first week of quarantine with a meal plan, but by the end of the week I was faltering under the weight of working-from-home, homeschooling and feeding my son 22 snacks a day. By Friday, it was restaurant curbside pickup to the rescue!

My kids were begging to go somewhere, anywhere, in the car so we decided to celebrate the weekend with Joe’s Kansas City Barbecue at their original Kansas City, Kansas gas station location.

Like many restaurants, Joe’s has stepped up to the