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Local Faves & Flavors Throughout the KC Metro!

We asked members of KC Destinations to share a local favorite, something at the top of their “must do” list for visitors to their city. Take a tour around the KC metro area to visit all of these locally recommended faves.

Fuji Sushi & Grill in Liberty, MO –

Gather around the hibachi table as the chefs at Fuji Sushi & Grill in Liberty make your meal into a captivating show. From the sizzling sounds of ingredients hitting the grill to the tantalizing aroma that fills the air, every moment at the hibachi table is a sensory delight. Kids (and kids at heart) will love trying to catch the shrimp in their mouth and watching the onion tower catch fire. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a memorable night as a family, Fuji is a local fave in Liberty.

Address – 927 W. Liberty Dr. Liberty, MO 64068

Anita’s in Merriam, KS –

Looking for a local spot to pick up award-winning Latin American cuisine? Stop by Anita’s in downtown Merriam. Every bite is made from scratch by Anita herself. You’ll swoon over the breakfast burrito, or try something new and order the Pupusa plate. Winner of Johnson County’s “5 to Try” in the best burritos and wraps category, at Anita’s you’ll find reasonable prices and fantastic food.

Address - 5816 Merriam Drive Merriam, KS 66203

Crazy Good Eats in Olathe, KS –

Taste some of Kansas City’s best barbecue at Crazy Good Eats! From the Mad Meatballs to the championship sampler, you don’t want to miss this!

Address – 16695A W 151st Street Olathe KS 66062

Tiblow Days Festival in Bonner Springs, KS –

Are you looking for a community festival that has it all? Look no further than Tiblow Days in Bonner Springs! With a classic carnival, 100+ vendors, parade, car show, food trucks and free live music, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Mark your calendar for August 25 and 26. To give you a look at the musical lineup - on Friday, The Stolen Winnebagos will play from 8-11 p.m. and on Saturday, Saving Abel (pictured here), will take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

Address: Centennial Park – 206 E Cedar St. Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Blazer’s Restaurant in Gardner, KS –

Known for their fresh ground beef, good ole fashioned hamburgers and named after the high school mascot, Blazer’s has been a locally owned staple in Gardner since 1976. Try one of their other specials like a Reuben sandwich or chicken fried steak and finish it off with a chocolate shake or hot fudge sundae. With fresh food that is cooked to order, Blazer’s does not disappoint.

Address – 131 N Center St. Gardner, KS 66030

Taco Trail in Kansas City, KS –

Discover the mouthwatering flavors of the KCK Taco Trail! Embark on a tantalizing journey through the city's vibrant food scene, exploring local favorites and hidden gems that celebrate the art of the taco. From traditional family-owned taquerias to innovative eateries, the Taco Trail offers a delectable fusion of flavors and culinary traditions. Bite into savory fillings, savor fresh toppings, and experience the true essence of Kansas City's taco culture. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the city's local favorites and indulge in the ultimate taco adventure and win fantastic prizes along the way.

Tower East Neighborhood in Kansas City, MO –

You’ll feel like a true KC insider during an afternoon in the eclectic and ever-changing Tower East neighborhood. Home to favorite coffee shops, vegan and gluten-free dining, popular patios, vintage shopping and more, there’s enough in the area to satisfy every taste and offer plenty of surprises along the way. A few highlights include a stop for coffee at The Filling Station, Sunday brunch at Cliff’s Taphouse and vintage shopping at Populuxe.

Address – You’ll find the gems of Tower East in the blocks surrounding East 31st and Gillham Road

The Depot in Leavenworth, KS –

Leavenworth locals rave about The Depot, open for breakfast and lunch 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 7 days a week! A few favorites include the Smoked Chicken Hash Benedict with a side of bacon, the Chicken and Waffles, or Smoked turkey crisp sandwich with homemade chips--it’s all so good!!

Address: 781 Shawnee St. Leavenworth, KS 66048

Old Shawnee Pizza in Shawnee, KS –

Old Shawnee Pizza is not just any pizza shop… it’s our local FAVE! In business since 1969, this family-owned restaurant has perfected their recipe and has earned a loyal following of pizza enthusiasts. Indulge in one of their 21 specialty pizzas including their Famous Crab Rangoon pizza, or select from a variety of appetizers, salads, baked pastas, and sandwiches.

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