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Jul 13, 2006 05:08 PM

NYC Hound Visiting KC - What's Not to Miss?

Hi Midwestern Chowhounds,

My parents and I will be visiting KS for the weekend in October (I know, far away, but it's a slow day at the office) from NYC and I was wondering what we need to check out while we're there.

From a search of this board I am thinking about Jack's Stack and LC's for bbq which we all love. Any better ideas?

I also saw Stroud's, Stephenson's, and 40 Sardines mentioned frequently. I'd appreciate suggestions for brunch as well, or any can't miss treats that we don't have here that I should try....

We eat everything and good food is the main factor over atmosphere or price.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. You're pretty much right on with your bbq... I would stick with those two, and you'll be set!

    Stroud's and Stephenson's are pretty similar in type of food... home cooking. I would honestly skip Stephenson's if I were you. We were just there a couple of weekends ago, and it's a little weird and the food is just so-so. The decor hasn't changed in a looooooong time, and it is creepy (I felt like the paintings were those kind that have the eyeballs in them that watch you wherever you go!!) Stroud's is a KC institution and don't forget your "We choke our own chickens!" t-shirt!

    I will let others chat about 40 Sardines... it wouldn't be my pick for the best of KC, but I've only been there once, so I don't feel like that's a very fair assessment.

    I'm afraid I don't know of any brunch recs personally yet, but I have been wanting to try Peachtree Buffet. (Maybe others will chime in with brunch recs!)

    Whatever you do, please go to Christopher Elbow Chocolates! They are really wonderful chocolates with very inventive flavors, not to mention they are gorgeous to look at! (This was the only thing I asked for for my birthday!)

    P.S. Just realized that there's a recent report on Peachtree here: