Food & Drink

Local Food Gets Delicious Accolades

The latest round of praise for KC stems from its food—no surprise here.

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que Director of Marketing Doug Worgul might not believe in National Barbecue Month, but we know one thing the restaurant will want to celebrate: its No. 2 spot on TripAdvisor’s list of the top 10 barbecue restaurants in the country. The mega travel site revealed the rankings this week with winners based on millions of reviews and opinions from users. Missouri also came in at No. 3 on the list of top states for barbecue.

And how is this for a sweet treat? Glacé Artisan Ice Cream made Thrillist’s list of the best ice cream shops in America. “Don’t come expecting a scoop of plain ol’ vanilla,” the website instructs. “Rather, think a little higher for the rosewater vanilla. And then just ignore that anyway because you can get a scoop of goat cheese & cherries. Or blackberry chocolate flake. Or peanut butter and jelly.”  We recommend avoiding such difficult decisions and bringing home pints of whatever strikes your fancy.

Thrillist also dubbed KC one of the seven most underrated food cities in America. Emily Farris of Feed Me Creative breaks down the city’s stellar food scene in the Kansas City section of the article, noting that while we’re known for barbecue, that’s only a taste of what KC offers—world class bars, craft breweries, butcher shops, conscientious coffee roasters and culinary award-winners and innovators.

“The best thing about Kansas City, however, is that no one is trying to make this place the next New York or San Francisco,” Farris writes. “We’re doing our own thing and doing it really well — which has resulted in the emergence of a distinct Midwestern cuisine.”

Photo via Glacé’s Facebook page.