Generations of families and restaurateurs have loyally turned out the delectable foods that made Kansas City the food destination that it is. Opened in 1930, the Infante familys El Nopal at 416 West Thirteenth Street is reputedly the first restaurant to introduce a wider Kansas City audience to Mexican food. The citys beloved Savoy Grill was not only one of Harry S Trumans favorite haunts but also the restaurant where many Kansas Citians remember eating their first lobster dinner. Amazin Grace Harriss tiny Kansas City, Kansas H & M Barbecue kept alive Kansas Citys Paris of the Plains reputationfor those in the know. Author and native Andrea Broomfield goes on a journey to discover the roots of Kansas Citys favorite restaurants.
PUBLISHER: The History Press
SERIES: American Palate
DIMENSIONS: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Andrea Broomfield is a native Kansas Citian. She is chair and professor of English at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, and author of several articles and two books pertaining to food and history: Food and Cooking in Victorian England: A History and Kansas City: A Food Biography.