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aturnis
09-07-2010, 10:13 PM
The family and I will be in KC for my second, their first Chiefs game. Also, Sunday is the old ladies birthday. So we want to have a good time. Will be coming into town on Saturday, and staying through Monday night!

We already know what we're doing Monday night obviously, but what can't we leave town without doing?

We plan on eating BBQ a lot. OK Joe's, Arthur Bryant's, Gate's, Zarta's...which ones are musts? Any I missed? Also, on her birthday, I'd like to eat somewhere fairly nice, but obviously without the price tag. Any suggestions?

Probably plan on trying to do the tour of Arrowhead, hit the Power and Light district, the Plaza. I saw "RAIN" the Beatles tribute was in town, think it's worth it? The 14yr. old daughter is a HUGE Beatles fan, so I'm leaning towards it. Is the WW1 museum can't miss?

We're staying at the Marriott in the Plaza, so anything in that vicinity would be appreciated. Thanks in advance guys!

Hog Farmer
09-07-2010, 10:14 PM
Why are you asking me ? I live in Texas .

LaChapelle
09-07-2010, 10:15 PM
The Chiefs new QB will be playing in Columbia Saturday night

blaise
09-07-2010, 10:20 PM
Just a heads up- Ok Joe's is closed on Sundays, so if you want to get some work around that.

luv
09-07-2010, 10:23 PM
Excellent hotel choice. I love to stay there when I can afford it. It's fairly close to just about anything you want to do. They run a shuttle to and from the Plaza. My one "can't miss" on the Plaza is the Cheesecake Factory. I've never actually eaten there, but I will always go in and pay way too much for cheesecake to take back to the hotel.

Direckshun
09-07-2010, 10:25 PM
Why are you asking me ? I live in Texas .

ANSWER THE QUESTION

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-07-2010, 10:27 PM
The Chiefs new QB will be playing in Columbia Saturday night

This response I do like.

Gravedigger
09-07-2010, 10:30 PM
The zoo should be having polar bears put into it, don't know if that got pushed back or not.

aturnis
09-07-2010, 10:33 PM
How is the zoo? Does it compare to Omaha or the Brookefield Zoo in Illinois? Iowa guy here. No clue. Worlds of fun? The old lady is pregnant, so she probably wouldn't dig that much.

Blaise, thanks for the heads up on OK Joes, you da man.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-07-2010, 10:36 PM
How is the zoo? Does it compare to Omaha or the Brookefield Zoo in Illinois? Iowa guy here. No clue. Worlds of fun? The old lady is pregnant, so she probably wouldn't dig that much.

Blaise, thanks for the heads up on OK Joes, you da man.

The first and last time I went to the KC Zoo, it was a shite-hole and boring as all fuck.

Of course, that was 1988 so...

Que Card QB
09-07-2010, 10:41 PM
Jardine's is nice but food over priced. Eat at club next door on back deck is nice (can't remember name), then enjoy some jazz. http://www.jardines4jazz.com/index.php

Chocolate Hog
09-07-2010, 10:42 PM
Light up some Kush and drive around 435

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-07-2010, 10:44 PM
Jardine's is nice but food over priced. Eat at club next door on back deck is nice (can't remember name), then enjoy some jazz. http://www.jardines4jazz.com/index.php

Is that Eat-a-McBeth?

Bewbies
09-07-2010, 10:48 PM
When I'm in KC I always eat at Jackstack after the game. If your "old lady" likes shopping The Plaza is cool.

luv
09-07-2010, 10:49 PM
When I'm in KC I always eat at Jackstack after the game. If your "old lady" likes shopping The Plaza is cool.

And there's a Jack Stack almost right next to The Cheesecake factory.

Mr. Kotter
09-07-2010, 10:51 PM
And there's a Jack Stack almost right next to The Cheesecake factory.

Will Jack Stack be open after midnight on Monday? :drool:

aturnis
09-07-2010, 10:55 PM
POST # 3,000
It's been a long time coming. Thanks everyone.

JackStack pretty damned good? How do they all rate?

Fish
09-07-2010, 10:55 PM
The McRib tour is coming back around....

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5661/mcribfarewell.jpg

luv
09-07-2010, 10:58 PM
POST # 3,000
It's been a long time coming. Thanks everyone.

JackStack pretty damned good? How do they all rate?

Second to Gates for me. I still have yet to have Arthur Bryant's or Oklahoma Joe's. But saying Gates is better definitely isn't saying Jack Stack isn't good. Jack Stack my be a good place for the wife's b-day if she likes BBQ.

Bewbies
09-07-2010, 10:59 PM
POST # 3,000
It's been a long time coming. Thanks everyone.

JackStack pretty damned good? How do they all rate?

Wear a diaper cause you're going to bust a nut when you eat their beans.

blaise
09-07-2010, 11:07 PM
POST # 3,000
It's been a long time coming. Thanks everyone.

JackStack pretty damned good? How do they all rate?

I love Jack Stack, but it's a different sort of place than Ok Joe's. I like both, but I prefer Ok Joe's myself. Jack Stack is a sit down place with waitresses and a tip. Ok Joe's is a BBQ joint, no waitress- pour yourself sodas and no waitresses, that kind of place. I mostly went to the one in Olathe, it's nice inside for a family. I can't speak for the gas station one. We used to order take out there for work lunch, but I never went in. It can get very busy on a weekday at lunchtime, though, from what I understand.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-07-2010, 11:08 PM
I love Jack Stack, but it's a different sort of place than Ok Joe's. I like both, but I prefer Ok Joe's myself. Jack Stack is a sit down place with waitresses and a tip. Ok Joe's is a BBQ joint, no waitress- pour yourself sodas and no waitresses, that kind of place. I mostly went to the one in Olathe, it's nice inside for a family. I can't speak for the gas station one. We used to order take out there for work lunch, but I never went in. It can get very busy on a weekday at lunchtime, though, from what I understand.

I used to go to the one in Martin City. Yeah, those guineas make some pretty decent Q.
:D

Mr. Kotter
09-07-2010, 11:15 PM
Second to Gates for me. I still have yet to have Arthur Bryant's or Oklahoma Joe's. But saying Gates is better definitely isn't saying Jack Stack isn't good. Jack Stack my be a good place for the wife's b-day if she likes BBQ.

U prefer Gates?...because it makes u feel at ease/home? Am I wrong?

It can NOT be due to the quality of the meat and the BBQ, imo. Just sayin'.... :shrug:

luv
09-07-2010, 11:18 PM
U prefer Gates?...because it makes u feel at ease/home? Am I wrong?

It can NOT be due to the quality of the meat and the BBQ, imo. Just sayin'.... :shrug:

Gates is atmosphere and sauce for me. I love their pulled pork and sausages too.

Jack Stack's is just more of the sit down nice restaurant feel. Their cheesy corn rocks though.

Reaper16
09-07-2010, 11:19 PM
ALL of the barbecue is closed on Sundays. Except for Big T's.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-07-2010, 11:22 PM
ALL of the barbecue is closed on Sundays. Except for Big T's.

Eh, we should all be making our own on Sunday anyway, amirite?

Mr. Kotter
09-07-2010, 11:24 PM
Gates is atmosphere and sauce for me. I love their pulled pork and sausages too.

Jack Stack's is just more of the sit down nice restaurant feel. Their cheesy corn rocks though.

Cheesy corn and POTATOES.....rock, yes, at Jack-Stack. And, don't get me wrong, cause I like Gates too. But it's a distant second or third to...Jack-Stack and Oklahoma Joe's (hell, even behind Arthur Bryant's and Hayward's--or even Smokestack)....Gates is ALL about access, name-recognition, and quick-and-less-spendy---I.M.H.O., of course. Heh.

All, of course...just IMHO. Just sayin'.... :hmmm:

Phobia
09-08-2010, 12:03 AM
There is a Chili Cookoff in downtown Lee's Summit Saturday. $5.00 for a bracelet and you sample all the chili - live music - half a dozen good bars around to hang at afterwards.

http://kickitupchilifest.com/

Simply Red
09-08-2010, 05:38 AM
'Zartas!' lol

Mike Zarda would be proud.:thumb:

Simply Red
09-08-2010, 05:41 AM
Wear a diaper cause you're going to bust a nut when you eat their beans.

it's JIMP, n00b!

Simply Red
09-08-2010, 05:53 AM
Is there a Winsteads in St Joe?

unlurking
09-08-2010, 06:05 AM
Apparently KC has a Renaissance Festival that just opened for the season. Went to the one in Colorado a few times many years ago (wow, almost 20), had some fun. Beer and turkey legs can't be too bad a diversion!

Still don't know what all we will be doing, but the WW I Memorial is a must. Have a 16 year old along, so the boats 'n bars day is out this trip.

Simply Red
09-08-2010, 06:18 AM
I'm going shopping, for sure!

bevischief
09-08-2010, 06:27 AM
The first and last time I went to the KC Zoo, it was a shite-hole and boring as all ****.

Of course, that was 1988 so...

Not much has changed.

bevischief
09-08-2010, 06:29 AM
I used to go to the one in Martin City. Yeah, those guineas make some pretty decent Q.
:D

Go to this one.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-08-2010, 06:29 AM
Not much has changed.

It looked like it was really something in 1968!

bevischief
09-08-2010, 06:30 AM
Is there a Winsteads in St Joe?

Don't think so.

blaise
09-08-2010, 06:44 AM
ALL of the barbecue is closed on Sundays. Except for Big T's.

Isn't Jack Stack open Sundays? I'm pretty sure the one on Metcalf is, at least.

gblowfish
09-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Gates is open on Sunday. There's one at Main and Linwood, which is just about two miles North of the Plaza. There's another Gates near Paseo and Brush Creek Parkway, which is about two miles East of the Plaza. Jack Stack is also in the freight house district just North of Union Station by Crown Center. You can't go wrong with any of those.

The zoo is OK, but Starlight Theater (Rain...the Beatles Musical) has been refurbished and is a really great venue to see an outdoor show. It's clean, in great shape, very nice as long as the weather cooperates. I just saw Mel Brooks "The Producers" about two weeks ago out there and had a great time.

WWI Museum is awesome if you're into military history. WWI museum is open on Sunday, but closed on Monday:
http://www.theworldwar.org/s/110/new/index.aspx?sid=110&gid=1&pgid=1113

Shopping? Plaza is really expensive, but nice. The Legends out by the NASCAR track in KCK is good. Oak Park Mall in OPKS is good.

Other cool stuff to check out: Casinos, Steamboat Arabia Museum, Truman Library and Museum, Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank (this is right next to the WWI Museum) College Basketball Museum at Sprint Center.

Have fun, spend a lot. We need the bucks!

gblowfish
09-08-2010, 09:14 AM
Oh, and the zoo is actually not bad now. They've done a lot of work on it. They have a new otter display (otters are a blast to watch), they have a polar bear, sea lions, and the grounds are in pretty decent shape. It's a lot of walking, which may not be well suited for your wife right now.

http://www.kansascityzoo.org/

KCUnited
09-08-2010, 09:26 AM
All 3 AB locations are open on Sunday to.

Detoxing
09-08-2010, 09:32 AM
Has anyone said "meth" yet?

MOhillbilly
09-08-2010, 09:38 AM
NELSON ATKINS is free and awesome.

KcFanNindy
09-08-2010, 10:51 AM
take her to Stroud's! She will like the place, has lots of history and the food is very good, has been on food network channel, its pan fried chicken, catfish, and Country fried steak, all served family style. Here is the link: http://www.stroudsrestaurant.com/

KANSAS CITY'S OWN SINCE 1933
Stroud’s Oak Ridge Manor provides Kansas City's best variety of award winning favorites. Located in North Kansas City, Oak Ridge Manor is housed in an expanded 1829 log cabin and farmhouse. Said to be one of the last of the traditional fried chicken restaurants to survive, Stroud's continues to serve Kansas City proudly. Bring the family and come and see us for dinner! Click Here to see our full menu.

Bowser
09-08-2010, 10:56 AM
You can watch Buck and GoChiefs try and talk luv into a threesome.


Hahahahaha. Just kidding. They'll be in St. Joseph.

KcFanNindy
09-08-2010, 10:57 AM
You could also go tour the Boulvard Brewery, or you could tour Harley Davidson Plant, you will have to check those websites to see if they offer weekend tours.

Bowser
09-08-2010, 11:01 AM
You could also go tour the Boulvard Brewery, or you could tour Harley Davidson Plant, you will have to check those websites to see if they offer weekend tours.I haven't done it, but I have been told that the Boulevard Tour is well worth the time. Definitely on my to-do list.

Phobia
09-08-2010, 11:27 AM
I haven't done it, but I have been told that the Boulevard Tour is well worth the time. Definitely on my to-do list.

Best book that thing yesterday. Guessing lots of out-of-towners will try to do the tour that weekend.

Omaha
09-08-2010, 12:00 PM
There's a pro racquetball tournament in Overland Park this weekend. That's where I'd be if I could have gotten away this weekend.

DA_T_84
09-08-2010, 12:03 PM
www.nightlifekc.com

Pioli Zombie
09-08-2010, 01:19 PM
Have some amazing seafood at Red Lobster along the ocean.

Pioli Zombie
09-08-2010, 01:21 PM
The Great Mall in Olathe is one of the most vibrant and alive malls in the United States. Go early to beat the huge crowds.

58-4ever
09-08-2010, 04:04 PM
Excellent hotel choice. I love to stay there when I can afford it. It's fairly close to just about anything you want to do. They run a shuttle to and from the Plaza. My one "can't miss" on the Plaza is the Cheesecake Factory. I've never actually eaten there, but I will always go in and pay way too much for cheesecake to take back to the hotel.

Don't suggest some disgusting chain like Cheesecake Factory with all the unique restaurants in KC. Yuk. :doh!:

aturnis
09-08-2010, 08:14 PM
Thanks again for all the suggestions guys! Got a few more good ideas. Go Chiefs!