Kansas City, MO – Kool Kat of the Midwest

Missouri, Kansas City Guide (B): Kansas City, MO – Kool Kat of the Midwest

It was a bit after 3:00 pm that the Missouri River Runner ground to its halt, marking the train’s arrival at Union Station. As we disembarked, our attentions were turned to the decorated hallways and grand chandeliers of the station as if a French palace was uprooted and transplanted into the Midwest. Beaux-Art architecture aside, we were now in the American heartland of Kansas City where “strangely wonderful” seems to be its badge of honor.

Jared and Dave, our Couchsurfing hosts, were already there to pick us up and our hungry tummies indicated loudly that they should be filled first before we partake in any further adventures. We went to this hole-in-a-wall joint called Joe’s Pizza Buy The Slice to sample a fine Kansas City tradition – pizza glazed with honey.

This practice apparently was started by customers who wanted to dip their leftover crusts in honey like a dessert and it became so popular the owner had to dish out bottles of honey as condiment.

I had a plain slice so as to not mix up my taste buds and it actually did turn out well – the lingering sweetness of the honey blended nicely with the fluffy home-made pizza dough. There are thousands of great culinary innovations throughout history but nothing compares to the simplicity of squeezing honey onto a pizza. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Kansas City, MO – Kool Kat of the Midwest
Guide Location: USA » Kansas City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Joe’s Pizza Buy The Slice Country Club Plaza American Jazz Museum Blue Room Arthur Bryant’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Author: Danial Ariff Bin Ahmad Nordin
Read it on author's website: http://www.dansontheroad.com/2015/07/14/kansas-city-mo-kool-kat-of-the-midwest/