i forgot to post about my sister's visit to kansas city last month. (and the pictures of her are so classy and flattering!) ah, well, instead of a trip report, how about a short list? one which i shall cleverly entitle:
favorite places to eat whenever, but especially when we have family come to town--
oklahoma joe's bbq in mission (pictured)
yes, it's literally a restaurant inside a gas station. you'll love it. order the pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw on it, and FRIES. they're amazing. (fyi, there's almost always a line here, but don't worry, it moves fast.)
i've never tried anything but the beef pho (beef + noodle soup dish) here. i like mine extra spicy, so i load up on the jalapanos, hot sauce, and fresh basil. but leave out the extras and the kids will love it too.
this is our favorite neighborhood hangout. the fajitas are the thing here, but we also like to go on tuesdays and order a bunch of tacos at a dollar a piece. (where else can the whole family eat for $15, including tip?)
this is a great place to feed a crowd. when we bring out-of-towners, we order the pizza that's roughly the size of a small planet and never fail to impress.
you can't go wrong here, but the lemon lush concrete (when it's available) is life-changing.