Tag: Kansas City

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Kansas City Competitive BBQ

Kansas City Competitive Barbecue Once known for its stockyards, Kansas City is still famous for its incredibly diverse barbecue scene. It’s a barbecue obsessed town, with dozens of restaurants serving amazing ribs, burnt ends, pulled pork and brisket. But I found that some of the best barbecue is in the backyard smokers getting ready for the competition circuit. Here,…  Read More

Q39

Championship Quality Barbecue Once known for its stockyards, Kansas City is still famous for its incredibly diverse barbecue scene. It’s a true melting pot of meat, with barbecue restaurants incorporating styles and traditions from all of the country, and doing it exceptionally well. One of the city’s newer establishments, Q39 was opened by CIA graduate and national…  Read More

5 Questions: Colby Garrelts

Elevating Midwestern Flavors Credited with re-energizing Kansas City’s dining scene, Colby Garrelts is the James Beard award-winning chef behind the game-changing Bluestem, known for impeccable modernist cuisine, and Rye, a more casual eatery that celebrates his Midwestern roots. We chat with Colby about how the city’s food scene has evolved since he opened Bluestem, the inspiration behind his new…  Read More

Lidia’s

“Tutti a tavola a mangiare!” Located in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District in a renovated freight house, Lidia’s is known for impeccable Northern Italian cuisine. When celebrated chef Lidia Bastianich opened this namesake restaurant more than a decade ago, it was her first outside of New York City, and it’s been a culinary destination ever…  Read More

Lidia’s

“Tutti a tavola a mangiare!” Located in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District in a renovated freight house, Lidia’s is known for impeccable Northern Italian cuisine. When celebrated chef Lidia Bastianich opened this namesake restaurant more than a decade ago, it was her first outside of New York City, and it’s been a culinary destination ever…  Read More

Extra Virgin

For Adventurous Tapas Chef Michael Smith owns two of Kansas City’s most lauded restaurants, his eponymous fine-dining eatery and the adjacent Extra Virgin, a more casual spot with a playful atmosphere (think jewel tones, oversized paintings and a central wood-and-iron bar) and a creative menu of Mediterranean tapas. Go with a crowd and share family-style, making…  Read More

Extra Virgin

For Adventurous Tapas Chef Michael Smith owns two of Kansas City’s most lauded restaurants, his eponymous fine-dining eatery and the adjacent Extra Virgin, a more casual spot with a playful atmosphere (think jewel tones, oversized paintings and a central wood-and-iron bar) and a creative menu of Mediterranean tapas. Go with a crowd and share family-style, making…  Read More

5 Questions: Ardie Davis

Kansas City’s Barbecue Guru Ardie Davis, PhB (doctorate in barbecue philosophy), founded the American Royal BBQ Sauce, Rub and Baste Contest, has written nine barbecue cookbooks and is a backyard meat-smokin’ professional. We chat with Ardie about the country’s best barbecue, the competition trail and tips for championship-quality ribs. For your own taste, head to the American…  Read More

5 Questions: Ardie Davis

Kansas City’s Barbecue Guru Ardie Davis, PhB (doctorate in barbecue philosophy), founded the American Royal BBQ Sauce, Rub and Baste Contest, has written nine barbecue cookbooks and is a backyard meat-smokin’ professional. We chat with Ardie about the country’s best barbecue, the competition trail and tips for championship-quality ribs. For your own taste, head to the American…  Read More

Bluestem

Progressive American Cuisine By Bob & Sue We enjoyed a dinner at this gem of a restaurant with our friends, Lee and Terry. The Chef, Colby Garrelts, has been nominated several times for Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. He offers an eclectic menu which includes a lavish Caviar presentation, a fresh Spring…  Read More

Bluestem

Progressive American Cuisine By Bob & Sue We enjoyed a dinner at this gem of a restaurant with our friends, Lee and Terry. The Chef, Colby Garrelts, has been nominated several times for Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. He offers an eclectic menu which includes a lavish Caviar presentation, a fresh Spring…  Read More