Original published on Kansas City Star
A friend from college reached out several months ago. She’s built a great life on the East Coast and was planning to spend a week in the fall relaxing and showing off Kansas City to a friend. Her last time in town was days after we graduated from the University of Kansas in 1993, but she was still well aware of my longtime love for this city.
“I hear Kansas City has made a lot of great changes since I was there,” she said. “Tell me where to start!” Beyond the sights and neighborhoods she should visit, she wanted to know one thing in particular: Where to eat.
“We’ll get barbecue, of course, but I know there’s more than that, right?” My response: Hallelujah! We all know that we in Kansas City love our restaurants. They’re at the center of our going out plans, a huge part of our entertainment.
And we have a remarkable and diverse restaurant scene that offers some of the best meals you can find anywhere. It’s not just barbecue — really. But the fabulousness of the Kansas City food scene is a bit of a secret, a life-changing fact we don’t seem to want to let anyone else in on. We want to change that, and now’s a great time to get started.
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