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Title: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2012, 01:08:30 AM
Any DDF'ers going to attend First Annual Kosher BBQ Competition in KC on 08/19?

http://www.kckosherbbq.com/

Just 17,500 AA miles with a reduced mileage award.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 23, 2012, 01:16:19 AM
Impressive Judges! :P
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2012, 01:19:10 AM
Impressive Judges! :P
:D
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 23, 2012, 01:53:56 AM
Any DDF'ers going to attend First Annual Kosher BBQ Competition in KC on 08/19?

http://www.kckosherbbq.com/

Just 17,500 AA miles with a reduced mileage award.
Bad idea to have looked at those pictures during the 9 days!
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2012, 01:58:24 AM
Bad idea to have looked at those pictures during the 9 days!
Inspiration to come join me :)
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on July 23, 2012, 06:51:42 AM
Inspiration to come join me :)

I look forward to the TR
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: regalhome on August 20, 2012, 11:20:49 PM
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 22, 2012, 02:10:04 AM


Who's the guy at 2:05? ???

:D:D:D
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 09:17:42 PM
DDF team for this year's event?
Whyme, you in? :D

http://www.kckosherbbq.com/teams/registration/
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 28, 2013, 09:20:31 PM
DDF team for this year's event?
Whyme, you in? :D

http://www.kckosherbbq.com/teams/registration/
will you he judging?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 09:21:17 PM
will you he judging?
I was invited, not sure yet.
Either way it's blind judging.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2013, 05:00:19 PM
DDF team for this year's event?
Whyme, you in? :D

http://www.kckosherbbq.com/teams/registration/
Last few days if anyone wants to compete :)
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on July 21, 2013, 04:12:57 PM
is there anywhere to eat besides hen house and rachel's cafe in village shalom
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2013, 04:16:42 PM
rachel's cafe in village shalom
Not everyone will eat there.

There are several places that have occasional kosher nights like Johnny Brusco and TLCafe.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on July 23, 2013, 09:58:51 AM
Not everyone will eat there.

There are several places that have occasional kosher nights like Johnny Brusco and TLCafe
thanx for the warning.
Any way of finding out when the kosher nights will be? I'm going to be there from aug 6 to aug 8 
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2013, 11:40:02 AM
thanx for the warning.
Any way of finding out when the kosher nights will be? I'm going to be there from aug 6 to aug 8 
NP.

Hen House fried chicken is excellent and they have good cheap sushi as well.  Plus a full deli.
Looks like JB is having a kosher night July 30, so you're probably out of luck there.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on August 14, 2013, 11:57:03 PM
NP.

Hen House fried chicken is excellent and they have good cheap sushi as well.  Plus a full deli.
Looks like JB is having a kosher night July 30, so you're probably out of luck there.
thanx for all the info Dan :). You are right the chicken at the hen house is very good. I would have loved to be there at the contest but alas it didn't work out :(. But I did try some burnt ends (I think that's what it's called) they were delicious, now I want to get a smoker myself  ;D
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2013, 11:58:30 PM
Anyone going to be there Sunday?
Title: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2013, 01:28:40 PM
Wichita, KS
Staying in KS for the BBQ Sunday?
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: whYME on August 15, 2013, 02:06:38 PM
Staying in KS for the BBQ Sunday?
no, unfortunately not, though I'm kinda starting to regret that decision...

I'll be passing through KS later today iy"h, I have a couple of questions but I'll post in the kS thread.
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2013, 02:20:03 PM
no, unfortunately not, though I'm kinda starting to regret that decision...

I'll be passing through KS later today iy"h, I have a couple of questions but I'll post in the kS thread.
Boo.
Why not?

I can hook you up with a place for shabbos if you'd like.
Plenty to keep you busy until then.
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: whYME on August 15, 2013, 02:33:11 PM
Boo.
Why not?

I can hook you up with a place for shabbos if you'd like.
Plenty to keep you busy until then.
thanks for the offer but I'll have some pretty disappointed people on the other end if I don't show up...
hopefully next year (with a ddf team?)
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2013, 02:34:15 PM
There's a DD team :)
http://www.kckosherbbq.com/2013-teams/
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: whYME on August 15, 2013, 05:35:03 PM
wow, who would've thought it would take so long to get one little post written...

1. anyplace to buy pas yisroel bread in KC?

2. any recommendations for a park in the area? something with a playground and picnic tables where I can make a little bbq.

thanks
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2013, 05:37:55 PM
Hen House on Roe may have P"Y bread. If it is it will be labeled as P"Y.  hat's the only place to get kosher food in general.
Check in the front and the back of the store.

Dunno about parks, maybe tweet to Mendel @vaadkc for a good suggestion.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: whYME on August 15, 2013, 06:39:58 PM
thanks. now that I realize how late it is I see it's basically a non issue... but thanks anyways.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2013, 03:09:48 PM
http://fox4kc.com/2013/08/18/bbq-competition-takes-a-kosher-twist/
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: yoruel on August 19, 2013, 11:12:09 PM
Who won?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 19, 2013, 11:17:07 PM
Who won?
+1

Are we waiting for a Main Site TR?

How was the DD team?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Yellow on March 19, 2014, 04:51:39 PM
What's not to miss in Kansas City?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 19, 2014, 08:08:37 PM
What's not to miss in Kansas City?
There are lots of museums. Other than that nothing much.

Hen House has really good fried chicken.  Sushi is decent too.
Try to go when Johnny Brusco does a kosher pizza night, delicious. Or better yet go for the kosher BBQ festival.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: momo on July 31, 2014, 04:51:21 PM
Will be in KC for a night in around a week. When is the Kosher BBQ Contest? How do i know when Johnnie Brusco Does a kosher pizza night?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2014, 04:55:12 PM
http://www.vaadkc.org/index.php/kosher-events
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: momo on July 31, 2014, 11:26:56 PM
Thanks Dan! Looks like i will be missing the BBQ by a week :'(
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2015, 06:44:15 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1563678330569867/
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2015, 08:26:43 PM
Anyone going to the BBQ contest Sunday?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: bestwatchman on August 13, 2015, 12:28:12 AM
Yup, will you be there?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: CsMD on May 23, 2016, 05:17:55 PM
Just saw the BBQ even is scheduled for 8/21/16. Its perfect Were making a roadtrip to Denver that week from St. Louis. It will be the perfect stop on the way!
Dan will you be there this year?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2016, 05:18:49 PM
Just saw the BBQ even is scheduled for 8/21/16. Its perfect Were making a roadtrip to Denver that week from St. Louis. It will be the perfect stop on the way!
Dan will you be there this year?
Considering it, yes.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ethana on May 24, 2016, 12:29:08 AM
St. Louis is having their own BBQ event this year.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: CsMD on May 24, 2016, 02:06:36 PM
When is that scheduled for?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: username on May 24, 2016, 02:28:16 PM
When is that scheduled for?
9/11
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... honoring both the victims and heroes of 9/11, and more.


Kosher BBQ Competition  (http://www.nhbz.org/index.php/schedule/kosher-bbq-competition/)
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on June 12, 2017, 06:24:40 PM
So Kansas City is apparently known for its fountains...

Thinking about taking the Jetsmarter flight in and using Avios back next morning.

Anything to do there besides for museums?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 12, 2017, 06:54:55 PM
Cow tipping?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: jbkr101 on December 10, 2018, 01:55:17 PM
Need to travel here for business. Is the local Vaad accepted by all? Any local info on the reliability of any certain establishment?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on December 10, 2018, 02:09:22 PM
Need to travel here for business. Is the local Vaad accepted by all? Any local info on the reliability of any certain establishment?
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https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/from-bbq-cholent-to-bbq-ribs-ill-judge-them-all/
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: jbkr101 on December 10, 2018, 03:27:38 PM
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-chasing-2017-total-solar-eclipse-kansas-city-boonville/

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-kansas-city-ribs-and-fiber-edition/

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/from-bbq-cholent-to-bbq-ribs-ill-judge-them-all/

Thank you.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 05, 2019, 10:49:48 PM
Gonna be in Kansas for 2 nights. Any suggestions re hotels. None are listed in the wiki/trip report links. Would prefer Marriott or Hyatt but willing to splurge on s/t if it's spectacular. TIA
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 06, 2019, 10:53:08 AM
Gonna be in Kansas for 2 nights. Any suggestions re hotels. None are listed in the wiki/trip report links. Would prefer Marriott or Hyatt but willing to splurge on s/t if it's spectacular. TIA
Do you want to be near minyan and food?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ChasingTheDime on November 06, 2019, 07:05:47 PM
Dont know much about hotels, and my company isnt splurging on anything special, but if you want to be near the fairly limited kosher food selection, you want to be around the overland park area.

Hen house supermarket on Roe Avenue has an ok Deli selection (get their relatively early, deli closes i believe at 5, and the display cases afterward can be hit and miss) 

Most of the bakery is kosher, and there Focaccia  bread is great IMO (Feta+Spinach focaccia is my go to, but they are all good) Very large selection of cookies, cakes, pies, kosher doughnuts fresh every day.

Also have packaged cold cuts & Cheese
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 06, 2019, 07:53:01 PM
Dont know much about hotels, and my company isnt splurging on anything special, but if you want to be near the fairly limited kosher food selection, you want to be around the overland park area.

Hen house supermarket on Roe Avenue has an ok Deli selection (get their relatively early, deli closes i believe at 5, and the display cases afterward can be hit and miss) 

Most of the bakery is kosher, and there Focaccia  bread is great IMO (Feta+Spinach focaccia is my go to, but they are all good) Very large selection of cookies, cakes, pies, kosher doughnuts fresh every day.

Also have packaged cold cuts & Cheese
The henhouse fried chicken is fantastic for anywhere, let along a supermarket.

It's just nowhere near downtown Kansas City (Missouri).
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 06, 2019, 09:19:50 PM
The henhouse fried chicken is fantastic for anywhere, let along a supermarket.

It's just nowhere near downtown Kansas City (Missouri).
Thanks. Do you know a/t about Ram's Café or Rachel's Café?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 06, 2019, 09:20:24 PM
Do you want to be near minyan and food?
Preferably although willing to go further for s/t really nice...
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 06, 2019, 09:45:43 PM
looking for help with kosher food options. Is Princess Gardens Chinese Restaurant an option??
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 06, 2019, 09:53:26 PM
looking for help with kosher food options. Is Princess Gardens Chinese Restaurant an option??
They only have occasional kosher nights.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 06, 2019, 10:40:46 PM
Stay in Overland Park.
Eat at Meshugah Bagels and Hen House.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: yuds70 on November 06, 2019, 11:17:42 PM
Stay in Overland Park.
Eat at Meshugah Bagels and Hen House.
+1

Also - Dan I'm sure you got the news already - A couple months back, Hy-Vee Overland Park partnered with Hen house and started carrying a larger seletion of Meat and Milk products in the fridge.

Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 06, 2019, 11:31:01 PM
Stay in Overland Park.
Eat at Meshugah Bagels and Hen House.
Thanks. Any specific hotel recommendations? What about breakfast/lunch options?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2019, 08:20:55 AM
I'm told there's also a new kosher food truck making the rounds.
Apparently has amazing smoked meat.

Between that and the Hen House fried chicken and the bagels, pretty crazy for such a tiny community!
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on November 07, 2019, 08:57:44 AM
I'm told there's also a new kosher food truck making the rounds.
Apparently has amazing smoked meat.

Between that and the Hen House fried chicken and the bagels, pretty crazy for such a tiny community!
I assume these are under their vaad hakashrus?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2019, 09:01:26 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2019, 09:04:52 AM
Thanks. Any specific hotel recommendations? What about breakfast/lunch options?
I'm not familiar with the hotel scene. I know there are Hyatt Place hotels that should do the trick in overland Park.

Marriott Autograph Raphael at the Plaza is a gem, but far from kosher.

Meshugah for breakfast, sushi from hen house for lunch, fried chicken from hen house for dinner?

I don't think hen house still makes smoked meat, but it was amazing when they did.
@Yordai Dooma
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2019, 09:08:43 AM
http://www.kcjc.com/index.php/current-news/latest-news/5700-kosher-in-motion-ellenberg-experience-catering-puts-food-truck-into-action
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 07, 2019, 10:25:31 AM
I'm not familiar with the hotel scene. I know there are Hyatt Place hotels that should do the trick in overland Park.

Marriott Autograph Raphael at the Plaza is a gem, but far from kosher.

Meshugah for breakfast, sushi from hen house for lunch, fried chicken from hen house for dinner?

I don't think hen house still makes smoked meat, but it was amazing when they did.
@Yordai Dooma
Their smoked meats were indeed amazing. Alot of turn over in staff there and they became so unreliable that i stopped going there...i just bring my own food whenever im headed that way.

http://www.kcjc.com/index.php/current-news/latest-news/5700-kosher-in-motion-ellenberg-experience-catering-puts-food-truck-into-action
I wonder how we can know where the truck will be and when
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2019, 10:41:55 AM
Their smoked meats were indeed amazing. Alot of turn over in staff there and they became so unreliable that i stopped going there...i just bring my own food whenever im headed that way.
I wonder how we can know where the truck will be and when
Is the fried chicken and sushi no longer consistently available?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 07, 2019, 10:43:04 AM

Marriott Autograph Raphael at the Plaza is a gem, but far from kosher.

care to explain?


Marriott Autograph Raphael at the Plaza is a gem, but far from kosher.


@Yordai Dooma
care to explain

Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 07, 2019, 10:51:10 AM
care to explain

woops. Care to explain
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 07, 2019, 10:53:30 AM
woops. Care to explain
What's the confusion? It's a nice hotel but is geographically distant from kosher food.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on November 07, 2019, 12:21:12 PM
Only the Meshugah location on Metcalf is pas yisrael if that matters to you. There's been a lot of turnover and lot of politics with local kashrus. I believe the guy who used to run the kosher counter at Hen House who made it reliable both in terms of kashrus and good food is no longer there, not sure the current situation since I was last there in June. We usually bring most of our own food for short stays.

If you want minyan, the only weekday option is BIAV, so you'd want one of the chain hotels near the Overland Park Convention Center. If you want to be near the pretty part of town, look into the Plaza or Crown Center areas.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 07, 2019, 01:01:54 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on November 07, 2019, 01:16:33 PM
Only the Meshugah location on Metcalf is pas yisrael if that matters to you. There's been a lot of turnover and lot of politics with local kashrus. I believe the guy who used to run the kosher counter at Hen House who made it reliable both in terms of kashrus and good food is no longer there, not sure the current situation since I was last there in June. We usually bring most of our own food for short stays.

If you want minyan, the only weekday option is BIAV, so you'd want one of the chain hotels near the Overland Park Convention Center. If you want to be near the pretty part of town, look into the Plaza or Crown Center areas.
Which is the Metcalf location?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on November 08, 2019, 05:50:48 AM
Is the fried chicken and sushi no longer consistently available?
Still available. Just picked up this week. I was able to call it in advanced since my flight was landing after they close. They made it fresh and put aside for me.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 08, 2019, 08:00:58 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on November 08, 2019, 10:07:13 AM
Which is the Metcalf location?

7096 W. 105th Street Overland Park, KS 66212
Sorry, the address is officially not on Metcalf, but as you'll see on Google Maps, it's just off Metcalf, which is one of the main streets in town, and how the locals refer to it.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: ltttc on December 12, 2019, 04:15:31 PM
Thanks e/o for all your help. Ended up staying at the Raphael - (premier suite) -was truly beautiful! Did mostly stuff mentioned in Wiki, so I'll only add the following:
I love presidential museums and would've loved to go to Truman's, however it was closed for reno. Did a tour of Truman's house instead, which was great as the tour guide was really knowledgeable and entertaining. Best of all, as of this year, it's free. (Interesting that they don't allow any pics in the house, as opposed to Jackson's house in Nashville- which is older, yet allowed)
Also, if you'd like food f/Hen House, I highly recommend calling in 24 hours prior, or at least the morning of...I went at about 3 pm and it was too late to order a/t specific. Luckily there was enough food in the fridge and warmer and the guy at the counter is really nice and willing to please, but would've been nice to order specifics. Food was ok and surprisingly super cheap (Shnitzel, roasted potatoes, cole slaw, smoked bottoms- for 2, and salmon for next day -all for under $30!)
Meshuggah bagles is n/t to go meshuggah about. Food pretty bland IMHO, although not complaining- always nice to grab a bite s/where.
My personal opinion on Scheels Flagship: With kids, you can prob spend lots of time there, w/o- you def don't need more than an hour (we were there for about 1/2 hr)
There's skating at Crown Center and large mall there and about 3 min away is Union Center - had diff interesting exhibits up at this time of yr.
Wanted to do the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve -(another of my favorites/ Went to the one in Atlanta and loved it) however United cancelled my flight and spent time trying to arrange alternate routes (Ended up pretty much demanding to be put on a Delta flight, as that was the only route/timing...which worked for me. They did that...and I got $200 United voucher too!)
So I guess, I'll have to stop by again if I'd like to visit the Fed Res there.
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 12, 2019, 05:03:21 PM
Fried chicken at HH is great when fresh.
Federal Reserve is cool.
Scheels is amazing with kids.
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is amazing with kids.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the WW1 museum worth visiting.

I still have yet to go to the National Airline History Museum, the TWA museum, or the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Anyone been?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 12, 2019, 05:03:45 PM
Fried chicken at HH is great when fresh.
Federal Reserve is cool.
Scheels is amazing with kids.
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is amazing with kids.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the WW1 museum worth visiting.

I still have yet to go to the National Airline History Museum, the TWA museum, or the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Anyone been?
Anyone want to wikify the stuff mentioned over the past few pages?
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 10, 2020, 05:31:51 PM
TWA Museum is amazing.
And our guide, Ray, was phenomenal! He was a TWA flight engineer, instructor, and captain. Knew the answers to every question my kids asked. And he taught my kids how to fly the Connie simulator from MKC to MCI. So cool!

The airline history museum is closed for the month though :(
Title: Re: Kansas City Master Thread
Post by: Kobe bryent on June 22, 2020, 11:07:23 PM
TWA Museum is amazing.
And our guide, Ray, was phenomenal! He was a TWA flight engineer, instructor, and captain. Knew the answers to every question my kids asked. And he taught my kids how to fly the Connie simulator from MKC to MCI. So cool!

The airline history museum is closed for the month though :(
Did you get any TWA memorabilia?