I have only disappointed my wife a handful of times in the 15 years we have known each other. And I can admit that I still regret that it took me a year to introduce her to the pork loin sandwich ($5.20) at Kitty's Cafe in Kansas City.
While nearly every Kansas City joint with a smoker will sell you the entire barnyard, each barbecue spot has its own specialty that should be the start and end of your order. And KC has more than just barbecue to offer. Consider this your guide to Kansas City's best meals, plus where to go for beer, cocktails, and more.