Best of Kansas City 2016: Readers' Picks













Here's what our readers had to say about the best in Kansas City!



Best Pizza: Minsky's Pizza

Runners-up: Waldo Pizza, Pizza Shoppe


Best Casual Dining: Nick and Jake's

Runners up: The Blue Moose Bar and Grill, Red Door Grill


Best Fine Dining: The Capital Grille

Runners up: Bristol Seafood Grill, Bluestem


Best Alfresco Dining: Gram & Dun

Runners-up: La Bodega, The Classic Cup


Best Bar Scene: Kelly's Westport Inn

Runners-up: Nick and Jake's, The BrewTop Pub and Patio


Best Happy Hour: Gaslight Grill

Runners-up: Bristol Seafood Grill, Houlihan's


Best Barbecue: Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Runners-up: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Q39


Best Burger: BRGR Kitchen + Bar

Runners up: Red Robin, Five Guys Burgers and Fries

People & Media


Best Chef: Michael Smith

Runners up: Colby Garrelts, Jasper Mirabile


Best Radio Personality: Rocket and Teresa, Mix 93.3

Runners-up: Johnny Dare (98.9 The Rock), Lazlo (96.5 The Buzz)


Best Meteorologist: Gary Lezak, KSHB Channel 41

Runner ups: Bryan Busby (KMBC 9 News), Mike Thompson (FOX 4)


Best New Anchor: Lara Moritz, KMBC 9 News

Runners-up: Christa Dubill (KSHB Channel 41), Kris Ketz (KMBC 9 News)


Best Interior Design: Madden-McFarland

Runners-up: Jennifer Bertrand, Kurt Knapstein


Best Hair Stylist: James Pillatzke, Pinkie Couture

Runners up: Vilma Subel (Xiphium), Shelby Herrick (Shelby Herrick Salon)