I just spent the last three days working at a homeschool convention in Kansas City, Missouri. I had never been here before so I was looking forward to visiting another part of the country. Just in case you have never seen what a Sonlight booth looks like at a homeschool convention I will show you a few pictures so you can put your mind at ease. <wink>
For the size of the event, I was surprised how busy we were! I thought Southerners are nice, but these people were all super nice, from the organizers, to the teen helpers to the attendees.
Although we didn’t have a lot of time for visiting the area, we did manage to eat barbecue, the local specialty. Our first night we ate at the Smokehouse where we split the burnt ends and smoked sausage appetizer followed by the baby back ribs for 2-3 with sweet potato fries and grilled veggies. All was excellent. It was so good, in fact, that we dug in and I forgot to get a picture of the food.
The last night in town we wanted to try Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Q. It was on the other side of the river, located in an old gas station. It received 4.5 stars on Yelp with over 1000 reviews so we figured it had to be good. But once we got there the line was out the door and it was pretty cold outside so we decided to scrap that and find another place.
We tried one place downtown (cool! Got to drive around downtown and see a bit of that!) but it was prom night, parking was bad and the wait looked long. We went to option #3. The wait there was also long (an hour and 10 mins). While deliberating what to do, a lady standing by us suggested calling and ordering takeout. That was a brilliant idea and was exactly what we did. After 20 minutes food back to the hotel where we enjoyed some very delicious and tender brisket!
As I wait at the gate for my flight to Anchorage via Denver and reflect on my stay here, my conclusion is that I would do this event again just so I can try to eat at Joe’s! Well, and because this event was so pleasant!