Tag archives for Kansas City

Autumn is kicking into full swing (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d celebrate the season with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 fall must-dos from I Heart contributors in 20 cities around the world.

Topeka native Shanley Cox made the move to Kansas City three years ago and spends her time dishing about local cuisine on her blog. But this foodie knows the ins and outs of more than just the restaurant scene. Here are a few of Shanley’s favorite things about the “BBQ Capital of the World.”

In the land of the free and the home of the brave, nothing tickles the taste buds quite like barbecue. BBQ capitals like Kansas City and Memphis are well represented on our list, but America’s love affair with smoked meat is quite clearly a national preoccupation.

Starting even before the dawn of Henry Perry’s slow-cooked ribs (wrapped in newspaper and sold out of an old trolley barn in the 1900′s), Kansas City has long been recognized for its mouthwatering barbecue. Today Kansas City is home to over one hundred different BBQ joints and the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the “world’s largest…

Plan My Trip: Kansas City

The latest in the ongoing series in which the editors of Traveler Magazine take travel suggestions from readers… Read more reader suggested itineraries here. This week, I’m taking my history-teacher boyfriend on a road trip around Kansas City, from Abilene, Kansas, to Independence, Missouri, and everything in between (for all you history buffs out there,…