Hole In The Wall Dining – Grandstand Burgers

We all have our home town favorites that seem to draw us back over and over. For some, it may be the atmosphere or the feeling of nostalgia. One thing that is usually required is the ability to deliver a consistent meal that we can count on time after time. Living in a larger metropolitan area means there are a few of these types of places to choose from. One that we find ourselves near frequently is Grandstand Burgers, at 4942 Merriam Drive. Sitting on a busy corner, this diminutive eatery has been serving up Hole in the Wall Dining for nearly twenty [...]

By |2020-04-23T16:11:56-06:00April 24th, 2020|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Green Room Burgers & Beers – The Sun Will Shine Again

There is a lot of uncertainty floating around Kansas City right now. We find ourselves in the middle of the Covid-19 shutdown. Businesses are learning how to adapt to this new paradigm. While many have reduced hours and even scaled back their menus, others have temporarily closed. That is the case for Green Room Burgers & Beers in Westport. The future may bring uncertainty for some retailers, but we know that the sun will shine again in America. Our country has faced difficult times before, and we have always risen to the occasion. Local Life Affected There are hundreds of stories behind the [...]

By |2021-11-17T07:15:20-06:00April 10th, 2020|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|14 Comments

Tapping Into Taste – Burg & Barrel

Living in a city filled with amazing food and drink destinations means that the options always outweigh the opportunities. With the winter weather releasing its grip on Kansas City, it's time for us to spend more time exploring. Over the colder months, we make note of places we pass and add them to our "future visits" list. Since we attempt to avoid repeating cuisines too often, the need to locate new eateries is always in the back of our mind. Tapping into the taste of Kansas City is much more than barbecue. A wide range of flavors awaits those willing to venture out [...]

By |2020-03-10T12:02:10-06:00March 20th, 2020|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Burgers, Fries and Satisfaction At The Snack Shack

With all the restaurant options out there, we still enjoy a good old burger joint every so often. These days it seems to get harder and harder to find these stops, as everybody wants to make gourmet burgers. On a visit to downtown Overland Park, we dropped by The Snack Shack on Santa Fe to see what they have to offer. Located at 8039 Santa Fe Drive, the family-owned burger shack has made quite a name for itself. This evening we were in for some burgers, fries, and satisfaction. Looks Quiet When we arrived, we noticed that there were quite a few people [...]

By |2019-12-26T04:54:29-06:00September 13th, 2019|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|4 Comments

Shared Experience At KC Smoke Burgers

Our travel blogging research sessions almost always only involves the two of us. When some new travel friends suggested joining us for a meal, we saw it as an opportunity to include them in one of our visits. It also gave me the idea of sharing with all of you what goes in to a research trip. Since this particular visit only involved one stop, it made a perfect subject for such an article. Since we are sharing a new topic it only made sense for us to visit a new restaurant near us. When we spotted KC Smoke Burgers, at 1610 W. [...]

By |2019-11-21T05:13:26-06:00April 12th, 2019|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|1 Comment

Stumbling Upon Smitty’s Garage

We enjoy happening upon a new eatery, especially when it is found in conjunction with another visit. This was the case when we were stumbling upon Smitty's Garage at 8811 State Line, in Kansas City, Missouri. Located in a new development, it joins a handful of other eateries that are new to the city. These new dining options are part of regional chains, which are making their first foray into KC. Stumbling Upon Smitty's Garage The reason for our discovery of Smitty's Garage stemmed from our search for the new Kansas City location of Hurts Donut. We first sampled their unique treats during [...]

By |2019-11-21T05:14:34-06:00March 15th, 2019|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Getting Unforked

Not too long ago, Sheridan's (You know the custard people) launched Unforked. You may notice we rarely feature any restaurants that belong to a chain. Oh sometimes we may include one, if it stands out in some particular way. After quite a few people starting suggesting we visit Unforked, we finally decided it was time to test the waters. There are two locations, one at Crown Center, and the one we visited in Overland Park at 7337 W. 119th Street. Does Local Fast Food Exist? The tagline for Unforked touts the use of locally source ingredients where possible. This intrigued us, as we [...]

By |2022-10-13T13:12:26-06:00June 2nd, 2017|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|4 Comments

Authentic Americana at Town Topic

Town Topic is an old school diner, no more and no less. They are fine with that moniker, and wear it proudly. With just three locations across the metro, they aren't trying to corner the market on fast food. Town Topic's Meager Beginnings Way back in 1937, Claude Sparks opened the first Town Topic at 2442 1/2 Broadway in KCMO. He sold the first hamburgers for a nickel. In comparison, a postage stamp costs three cents. This is the same year that the Hindenburg exploded. Ronald Reagan made his film debut, and construction on the Golden Gate Bridge was completed. You see, it was a [...]

By |2022-10-17T13:34:04-06:00April 11th, 2017|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Tay’s Burger Shack – Grass Fed Goodness

It's been said that the simple things are quite often the best. Such is the case at Tay's Burger Shack, located at 1019 Armour Road in North Kansas City, Missouri. You won't find page after page of menu items. Here they focus on a few things and make sure they do them right. Their burgers are filled with grass fed goodness and we couldn't wait to taste them. What about that Menu? The main focus at Tay's Burger Shack is burgers. The beef they use is grass-fed, and the patties are about a quarter-pound each, before cooking. The beef is sourced locally, as [...]

By |2022-10-17T13:42:28-06:00March 31st, 2017|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Turner Tradition at Christy’s Tasty Queen

We all know of a roadside diner that serves up a specialty, which is an experience all on its own. Some places are known for their chili or sliders, while others focus on a specific side dish. It seems like most places find at least one menu item that becomes synonymous with their name. The same can be said for Christy's Tasty Queen, located at 1405 S 55th Street in Turner, Kansas.  This diminutive stop beckons diners with freshly fried menu items and cold sugary treats. It is also home to a tenderloin sandwich that has a following of its own and made [...]

By |2022-08-15T08:25:43-06:00January 26th, 2017|Burgers, KC Dining|34 Comments
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