Kansas City BBQ

When you work in my business, you get to meet some very interesting people and they get to introduce you to their hometowns. The Mister and I are fortunate to know 2 very special people from our line of work and they got married in Kansas City, MO a couple of weekends ago.  So we jetted off to celebrate and to learn more about KC and its BBQ 🙂

We arrived for the rehearsal dinner at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue. Honestly, I really did eat vegetables!! They’re just hidden underneath all of that meat (brisket, chicken, sausage, burnt bits, ribs etc..)

With a full belly, we went back to our hotel and woke up to 32 degree weather!!  Why not go to an outdoor farmer’s market??  The Kansas City Market can trace its roots back from 1857 and they have vendors who sell produce, flowers, spices and whatever else they fancy.

Since we hadn’t eaten breakfast, we decided to try a place in the Market complex, Cascone’s Grill.  They’ve been around for over 50 years so it was cool to try a place that has stood the test of time.

I had the Italian steak with hash browns and egg (I skipped on bacon!!)
When we first arrived in the Market area, I noticed that they had a few Asian markets and I came to the conclusion that we must have made it to a Chinatown area. So it was a win win for me to have the farmers market and “Chinatown”so close 🙂
Later in the afternoon, we made our way to the famous gas station bbq restaurant, Oklahoma Joe’s. We went to the original in Kansas and it was well worth the wait.

Later that evening we made it to the wedding reception and this was the beautiful view from the Kansas City Convention Center. That glorious building is the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. They opened in September 2011 and recently won what’s described as the top global engineering award by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

 It reminds me a bit of the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Thanks S & G for the invitation and for such a wonderful party to celebrate such a wonderful couple. The added benefit of getting to know Kansas City and all of its delights was just an added bonus.



101 W 22nd

Kansas City, MO

(816) 472-7427

20 E 5th St.
Kansas City, MO
Cascone’s Grill

17 E. Fifth St., (City Market)

Kansas City, MO 64106

3002 West 47th Ave.

Kansas City, KS

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