Kansas City Travel Guide

Tony Bourdain travels to Kansas City, the BBQ capital of the world.


Activities
Leila's Hair Museum
Zamir wandered over from LC’s BBQ to Leila’s Hair Museum. See examples of hair samples from Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and more.
  • 1333 South Noland Road
  • Independence, MO 64055 US

Leila's Hair Museum

Zamir wandered over from LC’s BBQ to Leila’s Hair Museum. See examples of hair samples from Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and more.
1333 South Noland Road Independence, MO, US
Green Dirt Farm
Tony and Zamir join local farms Dave Crumb and Howard Hana of Green Dirt Farm and Dairy, for a home-cooked meal of grass-fed lamb, homemade cheese, mashed potatoes and several other delicious staples.
  • 20363 Mount Bethel Road
  • Weston, MO 64098 US

Green Dirt Farm

Tony and Zamir join local farms Dave Crumb and Howard Hana of Green Dirt Farm and Dairy, for a home-cooked meal of grass-fed lamb, homemade cheese, mashed potatoes and several other delicious staples.
20363 Mount Bethel Road Weston, MO, US
Arrowhead Stadium
Tony and Zamir experience their first tailgate during a Kansas City Cheifs game. Jell-O shots, laughs and other foolishness ensue.
  • 1 Arrowhead Dr., Kansas City, MO 64129
  • Kansas City, MO 64129 US

Arrowhead Stadium

Tony and Zamir experience their first tailgate during a Kansas City Cheifs game. Jell-O shots, laughs and other foolishness ensue.
1 Arrowhead Dr., Kansas City, MO 64129 Kansas City, MO, US
Boulevard Brewing Tour
Take a tour of the Boulevard Brewing Company: hear the history of the company, watch videos highlighting the brewing process, walk through the brewery, sample a variety of Boulevard beers and more.
  • 2501 Southwest Boulevard
  • Kansas City, MO 64108 US

Boulevard Brewing Tour

Take a tour of the Boulevard Brewing Company: hear the history of the company, watch videos highlighting the brewing process, walk through the brewery, sample a variety of Boulevard beers and more.
2501 Southwest Boulevard Kansas City, MO, US
Harley-Davidson Tour
A tour experience includes: An introductory video, tour of the factory floor to see a welding, laser-cutting, frame-bending and assembly. Tours are free and last approximately one hour.
  • 11401 North Congress Avenue
  • Kansas City, MO 64153 US

Harley-Davidson Tour

A tour experience includes: An introductory video, tour of the factory floor to see a welding, laser-cutting, frame-bending and assembly. Tours are free and last approximately one hour.
11401 North Congress Avenue Kansas City, MO, US

Hotels
Hilton President
  • 1329 Baltimore Avenue
  • Kansas City, MO 64105 US

Hilton President

1329 Baltimore Avenue Kansas City, MO, US
Phone: +1 816-221-9490
Marriott Downtown
  • 200 West 12th Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64105 US

Marriott Downtown

200 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO, US
Phone: +1 816-421-6800

Restaurants & Bars
LC's BBQ
Don't let the "hole in the wall" appearance fool you … LC takes his BBQ very seriously. Tony and Zamir try the legendary burnt ends at this staple of Kansas City BBQ.
  • 5800 Blue Parkway
  • Kansas City, MO 64129 US

LC's BBQ

Don't let the "hole in the wall" appearance fool you … LC takes his BBQ very seriously. Tony and Zamir try the legendary burnt ends at this staple of Kansas City BBQ.
5800 Blue Parkway Kansas City, MO, US
Oklahoma Joe's
Ten minutes west of State Line Road, over in Kansas, Tony and Zamir are joined by food blogger Bonjwing Lee to visit this once-gas station turned BBQ spot. "Joe's" is arguably home to some of the best BBQ in the city.
  • 3002 West 47th Street
  • Kansas City, KS 66103 US
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Oklahoma Joe's

Ten minutes west of State Line Road, over in Kansas, Tony and Zamir are joined by food blogger Bonjwing Lee to visit this once-gas station turned BBQ spot. "Joe's" is arguably home to some of the best BBQ in the city.
3002 West 47th Street Kansas City, KS, US
Woodyard BBQ
In the 1950s, Woodyard sold only wood to BBQ restaurants all over Kansas City for their smokers, but today it provides amazing BBQ, in addition to still selling wood to other BBQ joints. Tony and The Black Keys enjoy lunch here at Woodyard BBQ.
  • 3001 Merriam Lane
  • Kansas City, KS 66106 US

Woodyard BBQ

In the 1950s, Woodyard sold only wood to BBQ restaurants all over Kansas City for their smokers, but today it provides amazing BBQ, in addition to still selling wood to other BBQ joints. Tony and The Black Keys enjoy lunch here at Woodyard BBQ.
3001 Merriam Lane Kansas City, KS, US
Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ
Another contender for some of the best BBQ in KC is Jack Stack. Tony and Zamir go to Jack Stack’s BBQ to see what the fuss is all about.
  • 101 West 22nd Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64105 US

Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ

Another contender for some of the best BBQ in KC is Jack Stack. Tony and Zamir go to Jack Stack’s BBQ to see what the fuss is all about.
101 West 22nd Street Kansas City, MO, US
Rosedale BBQ
The longest-running family-run BBQ spot in Kansas City< KS, is Rosedale BBQ. Tony and Zamir pull up a seat at the counter to enjoy lunch and some of their famous sauce. Zamir orders the Flying Pig. Tony has a -- surprise -- pork sandwich.
  • 600 Southwest Boulevard
  • Kansas City, KS 66103 US

Rosedale BBQ

The longest-running family-run BBQ spot in Kansas City< KS, is Rosedale BBQ. Tony and Zamir pull up a seat at the counter to enjoy lunch and some of their famous sauce. Zamir orders the Flying Pig. Tony has a -- surprise -- pork sandwich.
600 Southwest Boulevard Kansas City, KS, US
The Savoy Grill
The Savoy Grill (part of the Savoy Hotel), has been serving steak and lobster since 1903. Tony, Zamir and radio personality Charles Ferruzza dine here in the President Truman Booth. Tony recommends ordering a steak and potato.
  • 219 West 9th Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64105 US

The Savoy Grill

The Savoy Grill (part of the Savoy Hotel), has been serving steak and lobster since 1903. Tony, Zamir and radio personality Charles Ferruzza dine here in the President Truman Booth. Tony recommends ordering a steak and potato.
219 West 9th Street Kansas City, MO, US
Town Topic Hamburgers
This 24-hour diner is a time warp to simpler times and is the perfect end to a late night out. Tony and Zamir fill up on greasy burgers from Town Topic after a night out on the town.
  • 2021 Broadway Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64108 US

Town Topic Hamburgers

This 24-hour diner is a time warp to simpler times and is the perfect end to a late night out. Tony and Zamir fill up on greasy burgers from Town Topic after a night out on the town.
2021 Broadway Street Kansas City, MO, US
Stroud's Restaurant & Bar
Zamir visits Stroud's Restaurant & Bar to continue his Kansas City culinary tour. Stroud's is famous for its pan-fried chicken.
  • 5410 Northeast Oak Ridge Drive
  • Kansas City, MO 64119 US

Stroud's Restaurant & Bar

Zamir visits Stroud's Restaurant & Bar to continue his Kansas City culinary tour. Stroud's is famous for its pan-fried chicken.
5410 Northeast Oak Ridge Drive Kansas City, MO, US
BB's Lawnside Bar
Tony Bourdain meets with local Terrance O’Malley to talk the good and bad times of Kansas City’s past. The gentlemen dine on smoked catfish, pork ribs and beer.
  • 1205 East 85th Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64131 US

BB's Lawnside Bar

Tony Bourdain meets with local Terrance O’Malley to talk the good and bad times of Kansas City’s past. The gentlemen dine on smoked catfish, pork ribs and beer.
1205 East 85th Street Kansas City, MO, US
The Cigar Box & Bistro
Tony and Zamir have a few night caps at The Cigar Box & Bistro.
  • 1519 Grand Boulevard
  • Kansas City, MO 64108 US

The Cigar Box & Bistro

Tony and Zamir have a few night caps at The Cigar Box & Bistro.
1519 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO, US

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