"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."
"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."
"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.
"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."
"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."