New Yorker going to KC for a week
Hmm... here are my suggestions, just to hit some unique/new local spots:
-ChefBurger (Lunch, gourmet burgers in the new Power & Light District, by 1924 Main guy)
-Bristol Seafood (in Power & Light, also great happy hour)
Crossroads (right outside of downtown)
-La Bodega (tapas, great happy hour)
-Pizza Bella (Lunch- same guy as 1924)
-Grand Street Cafe
-The Mixx (lunch)
What ever you do don't order a "New York Strip" you will likely be lynched especially if they fidn out you are from New York. Make sure you order a Kansas City Strip instead. That said my recs are as follows:
Lulu's Noodle Shop in the Crossroads
McCoy's in Westport
La Bodega on Southwest Blvd.
Piropos in Parkville ( I wish you luck finding it though)
while you're hear you might as well swirl the BBQ Circuit. Everyone has their favorites, but near the Plaza is JAck Stack Fiorella BBQ and my other favorite is Arthur Bryant's which is at 18th & Vine. Not much out by the Sports Complex area.
Peachtree is good, Southern Food. They used to be in 18th & Vine - I think they are moving/moved to the Power & LIght District (upcoming downtown area near the Sprint Center).
Thanks for all the great recommendations.
We made reservations for 1924 Main on Monday through Open Table. When we arrived we found out they were closed on Mondays. We went to The Capital Grille instead and had a great meal.
Tuesday- went to Blue Stem, I had the 7 course menu with wine pairing. It was amazing. The restaurant was very quiet, so we had exceptional service. The food coming out of there is definately a competitor against some NYC restaurants.
Wednesday- went to Jack Stack BBQ, great food.
Tonight- going to Michael Smiths based on recommendation from Blue Stem waitress and review of his website.
Thanks again everyone.