Food and Drink in Kansas City, MO
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and Kansas City is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in Kansas City and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Missouri.
It’s called the Slow Food movement, in contrast to the average American’s reliance on fast, pre-packaged and imported foods. And local proponents of this increasingly popular trend are helping Northland residents eat tastier, healthier food grown close to home. Forget those Latin American raspberries and the beef from who-knows-where. When you’re eating slow, you’re tasting fresh greens from a field down the road, herbs from a kitchen garden, and meat raised a stone’s throw from the restaurant that serves it.
In 1938‚ the Cascone brothers opened a small diner near downtown Kansas City‚ featuring a signature breaded-steak sandwich. Sixteen years later‚ two of the brothers‚ John and LeRoy‚ opened Cascone’s Italian Restaurant in the Northland with high-quality food and a tradition of personal attention that continues to this day. “Our family history in the restaurant business goes back quite a ways‚” says George Cascone‚ one of John’s sons. “We’ve grown up with the community. We’ve seen a lot of our customers grow up.”