Kansas City was put on the map earlier this year when the city’s long-suffering NFL team finally got its hands on the Super Bowl trophy, having waited since 1969 to do so. Of course, there is much more to Kansas City than just its American Football team, so we thought we would give a rundown of the best eateries in the city, whether you want to dress up for a swish taster menu or tuck into a hearty burger during the halftime break of a big game. Here are six of the best places to wine and dine in the city affectionately known as the Heart of America.
Most visitors to the US probably have a picture in their mind of the stereotypical sports bar and grill: neon beer advertisements in the windows of a sturdy brick building; friendly waiters leaning against the till, polishing a glass as sports commentary burbles in the background.
Well, The Peanut is all that and more, having served everyone from foreigners looking to sample the atmosphere of a Chiefs game day to those regulars at who want to talk the odds of Kansas ousting their upcoming NFL opponents.
Having been founded all the way back in 1933, this is one place that knows how to grill meat to perfection, as gridiron rages on the bar’s multiple big screens.
The Peanut is a great place to go for hearty gameday eating and drinking
Corvino Supper Club
Sometimes the amount of BBQ-style food available in Kansas can be a little overwhelming, especially for those travellers who are unaccustomed to eating their body weight in meat.
Thankfully, there are a number of establishments in the city that cater for more delicate palates, such as the Corvino Supper Club.
The highlight here is the eighteen-seater tasting table, which places diners right at the heart of the kitchen, allowing you to sample all the best dishes the menu has to offer, while watching culinary artistry unfold before your very eyes.
The Supper Club is a dining experience that is not to be missed
EJ’s Urban Eatery
This popular local haunt is famous for its take on the Meat and Three restaurant concept that was first brought to light in the 1920s.
The idea was to bring country-style cuisine to the city, to fuel factory workers during their lunch breaks.
Today that means a vast menu of super-tasty dishes, all of which will keep hunger away for hours if not days. There are plenty of reviews to back up our claim that this is one of the must-visit eateries in Kansas.
Sometimes a restaurant can make your jaw drop before you have even put a fork in your mouth, and that is exactly what is likely to happen when you set foot in Lidia’s, an Italian inspired restaurant set in the confines of the historic Freight House.
When you are done gawping at the beautiful rafters, and lush gardens outside the bay windows, make sure you tuck into as many of the fresh pasta dishes at your stomach can handle.
Town Topic Hamburgers
These days it can be hard finding a genuine burger joint that is the real McCoy, with many trying to re-invent the wheel rather than just sticking to the basics.
Thankfully for burger lovers, Town Topic know exactly what is required to pair the perfect patty with a bun, as well as a delicious milkshake.
Lounge back in their diner-style seating and watch the world go by.
If you are already full to bursting point and would prefer to wash your BBQ or burger down with a craft beer, then HopCat is undoubtedly the place to go.
With a lively atmosphere and consistently offering over thirty local craft ales, this is a must for anyone who likes their beverages independently brewed. It goes without saying that it is also a great place to watch sport.
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