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8 regional BBQ joints smoked meat lovers must try

8 regional BBQ joints smoked meat lovers must try

USA Today | July 10, 2019
"Joe’s BBQ in Kansas City (formerly known as Oklahoma Joe’s or OKJoe's) is often rated the single best BBQ eatery in the nation. It occupies a gas station, and you can fill your tank and also stock up on home cooking supplies."
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A first-timer's guide to eating barbecue in Kansas City

A first-timer's guide to eating barbecue in Kansas City

The Takeout | June 30, 2019
"When it comes to barbecue, Kansas City is a regional style rooted in a history of tradition and, in recent years, eclecticism. From a willingness to use all forms of meat, to endless variations on the region’s sweet and somewhat spicy tomato-based barbecue sauce, there’s room for diversity among the many establishments."
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The Best Ice Cream Shop in Every State

The Best Ice Cream Shop in Every State

Travel + Leisure | June 25, 2019
"Their love of ice cream prompted them to open their own shop [Betty Rae's] — named after David’s grandmother — where their adoration for the unusual is the main attraction: expect things like lavender honey, root beer, and avocado with a cardamom fudge swirl.
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LGBTQ Travel in America’s Heartland

LGBTQ Travel in America’s Heartland

TravelPulse | May 08, 2019
"One of the biggest drivers of visitors to the city is through conventions and group meetings. Because of that, within the last year, Visit KC designated one of its salespeople to work exclusively in the LGBTQ meetings market to attract events to the city."
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The Whisky Lover’s Kansas City Travel Guide

The Whisky Lover’s Kansas City Travel Guide

Whisky Advocate | May 06, 2019
"Kansas City, Missouri is [...] the kind of place where distillers collaborate with farmers and brewers, and coffee roasters cross-pollinate with chefs and bartenders in all corners of the fifteen-county metropolitan area that’s anchored in Missouri and creeps into Kansas."
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