New York Times 'Frugal Traveler' Heaps Praise on KC, Its Barbecue, Beer and Bargains

Anna Petrow

   In his March 29, 2017, travel column called the “Frugal Traveler,” Lucas Peterson heaps praise on Kansas City, which he recently visited primarily to sample its barbecue at such iconic staples as Arthur Bryant’s, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que and Ricky’s Pit Bar B Que. During his stay, he also was lucky enough to taste our craft beers and get some shopping bargains at area flea markets.

  “I also stumbled on a fantastic music scene, some satisfying museums, well-made local beers and great shopping (all on a limited budget, naturally). And I had a chance to see different sides of a great city in America’s heartland that truly seems to be coming into its own,” Peterson writes.

   As for barbecue, he continues, “there is enough on both sides of the state line to satisfy the most dedicated fanatic. During my time in Kansas City I asked a half-dozen residents ‘What’s the best barbecue in the city?’ and got a half-dozen different answers.”

To read Peterson’s full article, click here.