Iconic Restaurants of Kansas City

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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 family’s El Nopal at 416 West Thirteenth Street is reputedly the first restaurant to introduce a wider Kansas City audience to Mexican food. The city’s beloved Savoy Grill was not only one of Harry S Truman’s favorite haunts but also the restaurant where many Kansas Citians remember eating their first lobster dinner. “Amazin’ Grace” Harris’s tiny Kansas City, Kansas H & M Barbecue kept alive Kansas City’s “Paris of the Plains” reputation—for those in the know. Author and native Andrea Broomfield goes on a journey to discover the roots of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants.



ISBN:                                                9781467145862

FORMAT:                                         Paperback

PUBLISHER:                                     The History Press

DATE:                                               4/11/2022

STATE:                                             Missouri

SERIES:                                             American Palate

IMAGES:                                          53

PAGES:                                             176

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.


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