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    Our first time in KC...

    and want to have a good time. We don't know much about KC. What are some good BBQ places to eat? What are some good places to visit? We are going to the game and to Boulevard Brewery, but that's all we got for now.


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    Re: Our first time in KC...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUcy08 View Post
    and want to have a good time. We don't know much about KC. What are some good BBQ places to eat? What are some good places to visit? We are going to the game and to Boulevard Brewery, but that's all we got for now.
    For the first time try the places that have been in business for many years first. That would include Bryants at 17th and Brooklyn & Gates and Sons at multiple locations. Both of these started in the 40's. Smoke Stack at 89th and Wornall started in the 50's along with Sneads way, way south in Belton MO. Jack's Stack has the same lineage as Smoke Stack, Jack's Stack is the son of the original owner and Smoke Stack is the daughter of the original owner run by her daughters.

    As far as places to see, Top 2 would be the Steamboat Arabia and the Truman Presidential Library.

    More about KC can be found on my blog article on KC,

    How to Love Where You Are and Eat Where the Locals Eat!!: Kansas City is NOT boring (restaurants, sightseeing)

    with an update here

    How to Love Where You Are and Eat Where the Locals Eat!!: Update on Kansas City is NOT Boring!

    Have fun in KC!!



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    Re: Our first time in KC...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUcy08 View Post
    and want to have a good time. We don't know much about KC. What are some good BBQ places to eat? What are some good places to visit? We are going to the game and to Boulevard Brewery, but that's all we got for now.
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    Re: Our first time in KC...

    National WWI Memorial (only national war memorial not in DC)

    Plaza, Westport, Power & Light

    What kinds of things are you looking for? If you're at Boulevard Brewery, you're close to Danny Edwards BBQ (now called Boulevard BBQ). Long history on that joint, just not at that location (see below)...



    "Barbecue runs through the heart of Danny Edwards. His father opened the family’s first barbecue joint, Jake’s Barbecue, during the first depression and moved it to Kansas city in 1938 where he ran it until 1981. During that time, Lil’ Jake (a nickname Danny picked up while working as a youngster at his father’s restaurant), first gained his appreciation for slow cooked meats and friendly conversation.

    In 1980, Danny took the family’s recipes and opened up Lil’ Jakes at 1018 Baltimore. Then in 1984 he moved to 1227 Grand Blvd. There, the cozy 18-seat location with a pink concrete pig mascot, greeting you as you arrived, became something of a lunch legend, as did the restaurants slogan, “eat it and beat it,” adopted to remind folks that there was a long line behind ya waiting for their share of Danny’s barbecue.

    For 23 years Danny’s smoked meats filled the air of downtown Kansas City with only one change: the restaurant shed the Lil’ Jakes nickname and picked up the title of Danny Edwards’ Famous Kansas City Barbecue.

    In 2007, another change took place when city developers took over the block and forced him out. Undeterred, Danny grabbed his concrete pig, counters and nostalgic signs, and moved them all to where they are today, 2900 Southwest Blvd. Danny Edwards Blvd Barbecue is a larger more comfortable location where, while you no longer have to “eat it and beat it,” you can still enjoy the same hand-cut meats, carefully prepared sides, and friendly atmosphere that made his Kansas City barbecue a legend."


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    Re: Our first time in KC...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone1450 View Post
    National WWI Memorial (only national war memorial not in DC)

    Plaza, Westport, Power & Light

    What kinds of things are you looking for? If you're at Boulevard Brewery, you're close to Danny Edwards BBQ (now called Boulevard BBQ). Long history on that joint, just not at that location (see below)...



    "Barbecue runs through the heart of Danny Edwards. His father opened the family’s first barbecue joint, Jake’s Barbecue, during the first depression and moved it to Kansas city in 1938 where he ran it until 1981. During that time, Lil’ Jake (a nickname Danny picked up while working as a youngster at his father’s restaurant), first gained his appreciation for slow cooked meats and friendly conversation.

    In 1980, Danny took the family’s recipes and opened up Lil’ Jakes at 1018 Baltimore. Then in 1984 he moved to 1227 Grand Blvd. There, the cozy 18-seat location with a pink concrete pig mascot, greeting you as you arrived, became something of a lunch legend, as did the restaurants slogan, “eat it and beat it,” adopted to remind folks that there was a long line behind ya waiting for their share of Danny’s barbecue.

    For 23 years Danny’s smoked meats filled the air of downtown Kansas City with only one change: the restaurant shed the Lil’ Jakes nickname and picked up the title of Danny Edwards’ Famous Kansas City Barbecue.

    In 2007, another change took place when city developers took over the block and forced him out. Undeterred, Danny grabbed his concrete pig, counters and nostalgic signs, and moved them all to where they are today, 2900 Southwest Blvd. Danny Edwards Blvd Barbecue is a larger more comfortable location where, while you no longer have to “eat it and beat it,” you can still enjoy the same hand-cut meats, carefully prepared sides, and friendly atmosphere that made his Kansas City barbecue a legend."
    I second this.

    Jack stack or gates BBQ cant be beat also.



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    Re: Our first time in KC...

    Fiorella's Jack Stack or Oklahoma Joes for BBQ. The ribs at Oklahoma Joe's are the best I've ever had.



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    Re: Our first time in KC...

    I'd suggest you do a search for Kansas City on these forums and you'll find plenty of past discussions on this topic.


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