A renowned chef stands feet away, chatting with you as she carefully prepares your meal. The man behind the counter at your local barbecue joint opens the smoker, releasing an irresistible fragrance throughout the restaurant. And one glance at a totally different establishment’s menu reveals that nearly every ingredient is sourced from around the region.
Diverse in style, influence and cuisine, Kansas City’s dining scene thrives on innovation, yet maintains a reverence for classics that keep diners coming back day after day.
Here’s everything you need to know about dining in Kansas City: