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I am riding around kansas city this april 4 to 7. Any suggestions?

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Are we going to have a BBQ flame war right here? Let me go get my sauce.

I'm a fan of trying several BBQ joints and embracing your favorite. I love Bryant's for atmosphere. I grew up on Zarda & Gates, mostly. My wife loves Oklahoma Joe's. For a long time, I was a big fan of Hayward's, but family says it's gone downhill and won't go there with me. My brother often picks Jack Stack when he's picking the destination.

A trip to Kansas City where BBQ is consumed at but one joint represents a sad state of affairs, in my opinion.

Adam Torres said:

Oklahoma Joes is where suburbanites go to feel they are in the city. It's overrated and not worth the wait in line. Rosedale BBQ on Southwest Blvd. is where you wanna go.

Get beignets at Beignet

Also, I chuckle when I hear anyone talk about suburbia vs city in KC. It's basically all suburbia compared to Chicago. 

Ive spent a few years in both Lawrence and Kansas City in the 90's and early 00's. Downtown art area is still cool but has been mostly turned into an entertainment district by the city. Westport can be fun but when I lived there it was kind of too 'drunk rowdy" for my tastes. My Sister lives in Waldo/Brookside area which, IMO, is about as bohemian as KC gets, tons of fun.

It's been over twenty years for me, but the city is better than the 'burbs, one of the few "livable" cities left in the world..  The Plaza, Westport, Brookside and of course the Nelson gallery.  The BBQ is incomparable.


just back from kansas city. thanks for all the advice. i saw the sox play kc in their home opener. beautiful park. had coffee at oddly correct, fun. biked in swope park. drank in electric area (young and rowdy). ate bbq at stacks (meh). had a tough time unicycling in the city due to the hills. not many bikers although the weather was glorious. beautiful skyline with a good mix of old and new. parking was impossible. breakfast at bluebird cafe was a must. 

thanks again for your help!


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