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Kansas City, MO

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Blue Koi: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blue KoiSee Blue Koi Video ($$)
(532 ratings)

1803 W 39th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-5003
www.bluekoi.net
  • Fire Bird (Chicken) Noodles
    boneless chicken sauteed w/ chili pepper, scallion & bamboo strips; also available w/ duck or tofu
  • Spicy Chili Pepper Wontons
    choice of meat or veggie...Guy got meat (of course) which is a mix of ground chicken, pork & shrimp; pan-fried-steamed & topped w/ pepper-vinegar-soy sauce mixture; looks good
  • Almond Asparagus Shrimp
    shrimp sautéed w/asparagus, garlic, mayonnaise & sun-dried tomato; served over noodles; topped w/ sliced almond
  • Pork Dumpling
    ground pork wrapped in dough & pan fried
4.5 out of 5
532 ratings
est. 2001; Asian inspired time-honored dishes w/ a twist run by 2-sisters-and-brother spunky team; taking a modern approach to Chinese comfort food; Other Recipes: Ants On a Tree
  • Marinated Flank Steak Sandwich
    marinaded for 2 days in mixture that includes garlic, red wine & coca-cola; seared, braised & pulled; w/ horseradish cream spread
  • Posole Verde
    Mexican green chili chicken soup; looks good
4.5 out of 5
496 ratings
specialize in breakfast & sandwiches; goal is to provide "an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed with fantastic service and an ever changing array of fresh, high quality and seasonal menu selections"
  • Flying Jacob
    fried Gravlox-style chicken quarter; served on a bed of rice w/ curry & banana chili cream, banana chips, peanuts, & bacon; looks good
  • Wild Mushroom Strudel
    puff pastry filled w/ a mushroom mix of Shiitake, button, cremini, oyster, & Portobello, onion, carrot, celery & fennel cooked down w/ goat cheese; served w/ Aquavit cream & Glogg reduction; "the concentration of flavor is through the roof" –Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
242 ratings
[CLOSED]; chef/owner Katie MacLean dreamt of serving her family's Scandinavian cuisine to the masses since she was 5 years old; serving Scandinavian comfort food
Pigwich: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PigwichSee Pigwich Video ($$)
(405 ratings)

20 E 5th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 200-1639
www.localpig.com/pigwich
  • Big Pig
    chicken patty topped w/ pulled pork & jalapeño pickles, ranch, pepperjack, 'Nduja all on an onion bun
  • Short-Rib Burger
    red wine braised short rib beef patty; served on a bun w/ tomato jam, aioli, mustard & iceberg lettuce
4.5 out of 5
405 ratings
since 2012; sandwich & butcher shop ("Local Pig"); locally sourced meats & gourmet sandwiches; guest appearance: Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid
Potpie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PotpieSee Potpie Video ($$)
(421 ratings)

904 Westport Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-2702
www.kcpotpie.com
  • Chicken Pot Pie
    braised chicken, pulled & served in bowl, topped w/ veggie gravy, puff pastry & oven baked; looks good
4.5 out of 5
421 ratings
since 2003; down-home comfort joint
  • Dirty Rice
    it's a Jambalaya; looks good
  • Mexican-Style Fish
    tilapia w/ sliced banana & veggies & spices cooked in banana leaves
  • Mideast Plate
    prosciutto-wrapped cheese-stuffed dates w/ chorizo, hummus
4.5 out of 5
145 ratings
[CLOSED]; world-traveler making his favorites from his journeys; tiny joint that makes one or two items each day & something different everyday of the week...check website
B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
B.B.'s Lawnside BBQSee B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ Video ($$)
(334 ratings)

1205 E 85th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 822-7427
bbslawnsidebbq.com
  • Barbecue Sundae
    layered baked beans, coleslaw, 12-hr smoked pulled pork & dilled pickle spear w/ BBQ sauce served in pickled glass jar
  • Battered Fries
    long-cut wedge potatoes, dredged, floured & fried
  • Burnt Ends
    beef brisket; looks good
4.0 out of 5
334 ratings
combines two great Kansas City traditions -- Barbecue & Blues (live music); rustic, roadhouse setting; NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer made a guest appearance
Belfry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Belfry ($$)
(101 ratings)

1532 Grand Blvd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-7111
  • Lamb Shepherd's Pie
    mashed potatoes topped w/ lamb gravy mix & served in bowl; looks good
  • Spiced Buttermilk Donuts
    w/ side of dark stout caramel
4.0 out of 5
101 ratings
neighborhood bar serving 20 draft beers; chef/owner Celina Tio was on The Next Iron Chef & won James Beard Foundation's 2007 "Best Chef: Midwest"
Brick: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brick ($)
(332 ratings)

1727 McGee St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-1634
www.thebrickkcmo.com
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
    a top seller; meatloaf, pepper jack cheese, homemade spicy chipotle ketchup on wheatberry bread; looks good
  • Oklahoma Dog
    beer-battered deep fried hot dog wrapped in bacon served with onion and mustard
4.0 out of 5
332 ratings
owned since 1999; bar-like atmosphere; "elevated bar food"; stage for musical performances (bands, karaoke)
Char Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Char Bar ($$)
(1192 ratings)

4050 Pennsylvania Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 389-8600
charbarkc.com
  • Burnt Heaven Sandwich
    signature & top selling sandwich; smoked burnt ends, smoked sausage, fried jalapenos, chipotle bbq mayo, creamy slaw, egg bun; looks good!
  • Cheesy "Hushpuppies"
    stone-ground grits fritters, beer blanc, jalapeno jam
4.0 out of 5
1192 ratings
southern-inspired smokehouse doing BBQ low-and-slow w/ 10,000-square foot Beer Garden features backyard amusements, such as lawn croquet, bocce & ping-pong
Cupini's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cupini's ($$)
(359 ratings)

1809 Westport Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7662
www.cupinis.com
  • Chicken Prosciutto Tortellini
    homemade tortellini stuffed w/ chicken & prosciutto in a marinara & cream sauce; looks good
  • Lasagna
    layers of fresh pasta sheets, lean ground beef, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, marinara & white cream sauce; everything made from scratch; looks good
4.0 out of 5
359 ratings
opened in 2003; father-and-son Italian restaurant...father used to cook for President of Italy & in high-end hotel chains; "very passionate about pasta" (from its website)
  • The Big "D" Sandwich
    a signature sandwich; brisket w/ onion rings & cheese in sandwich; looks good
  • Whole Smoked Turkey
    for Thanksgiving dinner; need to special order; smoked in hickory for 5 hrs at 265-degrees
4.0 out of 5
192 ratings
since 2007; w/ pink concrete pig mascot out on front; open Mon-Sat, 11-3; Other Recipes: Bread Pudding | Rancher Beans
Extra Virgin: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Extra VirginSee Extra Virgin Video ($$)
(422 ratings)

1900 Main St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-2205
www.extravirginkc.com
  • Duck Tongue Tacos
    seasoned duck tongue & neck meat cooked in hot sauce, onion, cilantro, garlic & achiote paste then shredded & caramelized w/ scallions & cilantro before filling a deep fried corn tortilla shell; topped w/ pickled onions & queso fresco
  • Braised Pork Jowls
    poached then braised & caramelized pork jowls w/ amatriciana sauce from in-house cured pork pancetta, tomato sauce, onions, garlic & herbs; topped w/ pecorino & chopped parsley
4.0 out of 5
422 ratings
est. 2008; this lively spot for inventive Mediterranean tapas puts a unique take on exotic cuisine; also has a full bar & streetside patio; chef/owner Michael Smith won James Beard Award (Best Chef in the Midwest, 1999)
Grinders: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
GrindersSee Grinders Video ($$)
(623 ratings)

417 E 18th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-5454
www.grinderspizza.com
  • Famous Chili Bomb Pie (Pizza)
    cheese pizza w/ tots, chili-cheese, and scallions located in the center of the pie; looks good
  • Bengal Tiger Pizza
    a crowd favorite; inspired by the flavors of Northwest India; pizza w/ rich green sauce topped w/ tandori chicken, real crab meat, hearts of palm, cheese and cilantro
  • Chicken Paprikash
    cooked by George Detsios (self-proclaimed "Hungarian Delight") who comes once per week (on Monday's?) to cook Hungarian dishes; looks good
  • Stretch Philly
    homemade pastrami & sliced rib eye, provolone, grilled onions & banana peppers
4.0 out of 5
623 ratings
#101 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); formerly an auto parts store...eclectic atmosphere; owner/cook (and scupter) makes scuptures in back; "check your attitude at the door"
  • Cowboy Junkie Burrito
    mesquite pork, chorizo & serrano peppers rolled in a flour tortilla, fried; served on spanish rice & topped w/queso blanco, spicy bacon pinto beans, pico de gallo & cilantro; "You know what that's lacking? Nothing!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Korean Pork Tacos
    marinated pork loin & homemade kimchi in grilled tortillas on baja slaw; topped w/ ginger drizzle, cilantro & sesame seeds
4.0 out of 5
293 ratings
founded in 2013; fresh taco bar & catering serving "not so traditional" Tex-Mex cuisine
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Kansas City"
  • Ultimate Destroyer Challenge
    challenge: 6.5-lb (pulled pork, sliced pork, ham, turkey breast, hamburgers, brisket, sausage) sandwich in 45 minutes; no one has won; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
93 ratings
[CLOSED]
Stroud's Restaurants: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Stroud's Restaurants ($$)
(354 ratings)

5410 NE Oak Ridge Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-9600
stroudsrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Kansas City"
  • Fried Chicken (Pan-Fried)
    signature dish: looks good
4.0 out of 5
354 ratings
Succotash: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
SuccotashSee Succotash Video ($$)
(798 ratings)

2601 Holmes St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-2807
www.succotashkcmo.com
  • Pork Hash
    slow-roasted pork w/ potatoes; served w/ 2 sunny-side up eggs, cheddar, black beans, verde & a warm tortilla
  • "The Modern Elvis"
    3 pieces of vegan french toast griddled in homemade vegan butter w/ caramelized bananas, organic almond butter & crumbled homemade vegan "bakon"
  • Pot Roast Sandwich
    w/ swiss, cheddar, caramelized onion, & horseradish mayo on sourdough
4.0 out of 5
798 ratings
opened in 2009; eclectic, funky (fun) comfort joint; support local farmers & vendors; Other Recipes: Peachy Swedes w/ Ricotta Filling
  • BBQ
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 12 hours; top seller
  • Ribs
    pork spare ribs; vinegar-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends
3.5 out of 5
1467 ratings
#14 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1930; iconic BBQ; long lines; known for its BBQ sauce; served on butcher paper w/ loaf of bread
Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe [CLOSED]See Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe Video ($)
(32 ratings)

2450 Grand Blvd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-7441
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Caramel Pecan Pound Cake
3.5 out of 5
32 ratings
[CLOSED]
  • "The Dead Texan"
    two Texas toast grilled cheese sandwiches with a 1/3 lb. burger, 1 egg, 2 slices of bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapenos, and peppercorn mayo in between
  • Suribachi Burger
    1/3 lb. burger patty grilled then tempura battered and fried, with Asian mustard, Sriracha Chili sauce, pepper jack cheese, wasabi coleslaw; looks good; #4 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
3.5 out of 5
107 ratings
[CLOSED]Other Recipes: Flying Monkey Chili
Gates Bar-B-Q: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gates Bar-B-QSee Gates Bar-B-Q Video ($$)
(495 ratings)

3205 Main St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-0828
www.gatesbbq.com
  • Pork Ribs
    smoked in hickory wood; topped w/ thick, tangy tomato-molassas-based BBQ sauce; pork spare ribs; tomato-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends on Bun
    looks good
3.0 out of 5
495 ratings
#37 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown; Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1946; celebrity sightings: Presidents Clinton & W. Bush, Denzel Washington & Michelle Obama
Mama's 39th St Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mama's 39th St Diner [CLOSED]See Mama's 39th St Diner Video ($)
(56 ratings)

3906 Waddell Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7251
  • Burger
  • Corned Beef Hash
    "holy hash"; looks good
  • French Toast
    deep fried
3.0 out of 5
56 ratings
[CLOSED]
Kansas City, MO   (23 restaurants)    

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