Sunday, July 1, 2012

Going To Kansas City

B-- Our next stop on our tour is Bartel Hall --it is also called the Convention Center but we ARE on the B's right? Bartle Hall is a large facility downtown that holds conventions, concerts, business meetings ect. This year it will be the home for the All Star Fan Fest. Bartle Hall has made it's home downtown since 1994. Kansas Citians LOVE their BBQ! We have over 100 restaurants serving all kinds of yummy stuff. In the early 1900's a man by the name of Henry Peery opened a BBQ restaurant out of a trolley barn. He sold a slab of ribs wrapped in newspaper for . 25 each!!! Those were the days. Of the 100 or so BBQ joints in town, each serves a variety of flavors and styles but most use the slow-smoked method of cooking. Our sauces are tomato based ranging from sweet to spicy to tangy. Kansas City plays host to The American Royal BBQ contest each year. Thousands come to our fair city each year to compete and taste THE BEST BBQ ! My fair city hosts The Great Lenexa BBQ contest each June, last weekend as a matter of fact. It stinks up the town pretty good!!! Okay, now I have made myself hungry! C-- Now we are off to THE City Market. For more than 150 years the market has offered an eclectic mix of dining, shopping, fun and attractions in an open air setting and open daily. This a popular spot in the summer when all the locals bring their goodies to the market . Most come down to the market for that reason but there are a lot of great places to dine in the evenings and weekends. Just recently a lot of the old buildings in the area have been restored to lofts and more are living in that part of down- town now. Are you ready for some retail therapy? Let's go to Crown Center Shops. Home to the Crayola Cafe, A Streetcar Named Desire Restaurant, two theatres, a movie theatre and Hall- mark Cards store. Plus many more shops, cafes and restaurants. Enjoy! Our Pro Football Team. KC Wolf-one of our mascots. Warpaint is our other one. When we get a touchdown Warpaint is ridden around the stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs--here at training camp last year. They came to town as the Dallas Texans in 1962-the name changed soon after arrival. Our first season was in 1963. ~Keep on Dreaming~

7 comments:

  1. I feel as if I've been on a nice little trip!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Great places to visit.
    You're making me hungry too....all that talk about BBQ :)

    Keep having fun!!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  3. I'm loving these post and have already learned new things about our own fair city! Thanks for dropping by...the cookies were delicious (I sampled one!), but then anything that involves cake mix is good, right?!!!

    Val

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  4. We went a few years ago and went to Worlds of Fun..we had a blast! Have a Happy 4th!

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  5. I love the American Royal BBQ! Great, great times! I love our fair city!! Enjoying your posts!

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