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When most diners think about dining in Kansas City and its environs, they conjure up images of succulent pulled pork, brisket and some of the best BBQ in the country. You would hardly think there was enough room for a fine French establishment. However, Cafe Provence is one such place outside of the city in nearby Prairie Village. The kitchen focuses on a steady repertoire of favorites from Provence like Moules Marinières, Canard au Poivre and their amazing Coquille St. Jacques. Every Tuesday the establishment also offers a wonderful four course prix fixe menu that features southern France at its finest along with some of the regions best wines.
The owner of this restaurant has spent most of his life outside of KC, in other parts of the world where ingredients are used and fused in innumerable ways. Longboards focuses on the wrap and noodle bowl culture in places like San Diego, Hawaii and the Philippines. Some of the items include salad bowls like the Lumpia Roll Salad, noodle bowls like the Carne Asada and massive grilled wraps. The grilled wraps have names like 'Super-A-Bomb', 'Bad Mofo', 'Samoan', 'Country Boy' and '619'. Each one has myriad items and is absolutely delicious, in fact, the '619' pays homage to San Diego and is filled with steak, shrimp, guacamole, Pepperjack cheese, olives, bacon, a hard-boiled egg, Chipotle ranch and rice, it's definitely one of the best on the menu.
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue is KC barbecue at its finest. Here at this family owned restaurant, they serve ample quantities of well-seasoned meats prepared in an authentic brick oven. They have two other locations in the city and another in nearby Overland Park. In addition to the ribs, steaks and 'burnt ends', diners will also find seafood and salad alongside chicken or lamb dishes. Since 2000, the restaurant expanded operations and now claim to be one of the best BBQ mail order services in the U.S., try the sampler platter which includes your choice of Ribs or Brisket, sausage, chopped meat and so much more delivered right to your home!