BBQ, Seafood and More In Kansas City

When you think of Kansas City, you think of BBQ, music, and culture that knocks your socks off. We recently spent 24 hours in Kansas City and found all of the above and more!

It’s true, Kansas City is a BBQ lover’s dream come true. We had a great taste of Kansas City’s BBQ at Char Bar. We then experienced seafood at Bristol Seafood Grill. This was a small sampling of the different flavors that Kansas City has to offer.

Char Bar offered up Kansas City’s famous naked burnt ends and all the fixing’s, which included outstanding baked beans.

Naked Burnt Ends KC

 

Our appetizer kicked things off the right way with these Cheesy Hushpuppies at Char Bar.

appetizer in KC

 

These mouthwatering hushpuppies were composed of stone-ground grits that were out of this world.

Bristol Seafood & Grill located in the Light & Power District offered another flavor of Kansas City. Here we had lobster mac and cheese. We tend to like our mac and cheese with a little crunch, not too creamy and just right.

lobster mac and cheese

We are pleased to say…. Bristol Seafood & Grill offered a fantastic taste of seafood in the heart of the midwest.

A visit to Kansas City would not be complete without swinging into Cosentino’s Downtown Market. We ate breakfast here and we had a nice selection of breakfast foods, including fresh fruit. You serve it up yourself and dish your meal into a to-go container. Breakfast is priced by the pound, so if you want to indulge in several chunks of pineapple, your breakfast may be priced higher.

Cosentino’s is a Kansas City area favorite and we would add that it quickly became a favorite of ours.

strawberry chocolate cake

The bakery is out of this world, as well as the nice selection of local wines and brews.

local KC drinks

The marketplace is also loaded with colorful fruits and vegetables. Cosentino’s will make your meal planning easy. The large selection of food and drink is right at your fingertips. You can shop till you drop at Cosentino’s.

If a quick slice of pizza is calling your name, swing into the Pizza Bar. The service is quick, the environment is fun while enjoying a slice of pizza.

24 hours is simply not enough to indulge in all of the flavors that Kansas City has to offer. We look forward to a return visit and maybe comparing a few BBQ joints.

Do you have a favorite BBQ joint in Kansas City? We would love to hear which one is your favorite.

Thank you to Visit KC for hosting us.

Convenient Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown

Kansas City is becoming a midwest destination of choice for many as it is deatination on the radar of many. The Crowne Plaza Hotel located in the heart of Downtown Kansas City offers a location unlike many others. Here you will find yourself a hop, skip and a jump away from the Kansas City Streetcar and the vibrant Power & Light District.

We drove into Kansas City and were able to find the Crowne Plaza Hotel relatively easy. One tip that we would give you, is that the parking ramp is located to the right of the main doors and the valet drop off area. It would be easy to drive by if you were not aware of its location.

The check in process was smooth and the staff was very friendly. Upon entering our room, we found it to be spacious with a stunning view.

Crown Plaza Hotel Room

Anytime we stay in a downtown property, we often find the views to be tremendous. What’s not to love about sunset?

Sunset from Crown Plaza Hotel

Staying in the heart of Downtown Kansas City during the holidays also has special perks.The Christmas lights are abundant and it’s a sure sign that the Christmas spirit is in the air. The Crowne Plaza lobby was also decked out for the season, as there were packages here and there.

packages at Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kansas City prides itself on offering 14,614 square feet of meeting space. With 10 meeting rooms and one that will hold 325 people, this property offers a great venue for companies looking for a place to meet.

Other amenities on the property are:

additional outlets

  • Restaurant and Starbuck’s are on site
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Kansas City is a town that is rich in architecture and history. Once you park your car at the Crowne Center Hotel in Downtown Kansas City, you can easily explore on foot and use public transportation.

Power and Light District

The Power & Light District, is a couple blocks away, and offers entertainment and an opportunity for you to explore the different types of food that Kansas City has to offer. From BBQ to seafood, Kansas City has a wide variety of foods to sample.

We have more to share of our recent visit to Kansas City, so stay tuned. The Crowne Plaza Hotel makes for a great base camp, as the rooms were clean, inviting and in the heart of Kansas City.

Have you explored Kansas City and its outlying areas? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience.

*A special thank you to Visit Kansas City for hosting us during our recent stay.