If you’re looking for some filling (and meaty) comfort food on a chilly day, Fox and Pearl on the West Side is the answer.
February 16, 2024
Westport Cafe does a great Happy Hour and Sunday brunch.
Kata Nori Hand Roll Bar in Crossroads is the top sushi spot in Kansas City.
Barbacoa does a Mexican twist on Kansas City BBQ that you need to try.
Bacaro Primo is an Italian spot that feels specifically made for special occasions, where you can impress a date without the whole night feeling stuffy.
Mesob Restaurant & Rhum Bar is one of the best options for a really big group dinner, fueled by Ethiopian and Caribbean dishes.
Buck Tui is a Thai BBQ spot in Overland Park, Kansas.
Voltaire in West Bottoms does fusiony dishes and makes the best Old Fashioned in KC.
Clay and Fire is a Mediterranean spot on the West Side neighborhood.
Prairie Village, KS
Cafe Provence is an excellent French spot in Prairie Village, Kansas.
Head to Pierpont's in Union Station for a Happy Hour martini and fritto misto.
Lula Southern Cookhouse in downtown KC is always packed, and once you try the famous gumbo, you'll understand why.
Billie's Grocery has great pastries and seriously good breakfast and lunch options in Midtown.
Corvino in Crossroads is one of KC's go-to fine dining restaurants.
Chewology is a Taiwanese restaurant in Westport. Make sure to order a cocktail.
Stock Hill is a steakhouse that's not boring in the South Plaza.
Waldo Thai has a daily Happy Hour and a rotating menu of laab and curries.
Earl’s Premier is a busy seafood bar in Midtown where you need to order a frozen gin and tonic.
The Town Company is an actually good hotel restaurant where you should eat beef tartare.
If you can only go to one restaurant in KC (that's not a BBQ spot), go to The Antler Room in Longfellow.
Extra Virgin is a casual place to have a Happy Hour in Crossroads.
18th & Vine
Arthur Bryant's is great for a quick BBQ lunch after visiting the American Jazz Museum.
February 8, 2024
Kansas City, Kansas
Slap's in Kansas City, Kansas has long lines, so arrive here when it opens and order the Mike Johnson sandwich.
LC's Bar-B-Q in South Kansas City makes the best sausages in town.
North Kansas City
F325 BBQ in North Kansas City is newer to the BBQ scene, but their three-meat plate is something special.