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KCADC Kicks Off NYC Media Event Tomorrow

by User Not Found | Jun 27, 2014

Hearken back to the Prohibition era when KC political leader “Boss” Tom Pendergast engineered an alcohol irrigation system that established Kansas City as a nightlife capital in the 1920s and 30s. The culture in Kansas City at that time made it a popular destination for musicians, artists, and more than its fair share of criminals.

Today, Kansas City is better known as a great place to raise a family or start a career, and has seen an incredible resurgence of culture – arts, food, cocktails, music and entertainment. KC has recently been named a Top City for Singles (Wall Street Journal), as No. 1 High Tech City (PC Magazine), a Best City to Start a Career (WalletHub), and a Top 10 city for ice cream, craft beer and pizza.

And of course, Kansas City still ranks among the top three on a long list of rankings of Best Barbecue Cities.

Tomorrow we bring Kansas City’s Paris of the Plains legacy to New York City, playing host to national lifestyle, travel, food and entertainment media. We will showcase just a few of Kansas City’s top chefs, bartenders and musicians for a uniquely KC cultural experience.


Created by: Chef Michael Smith

  • Smoked Beef Heart, Duck Tongue Salad, Crispy Quinoa
  • Campo Lindo Farms Liver Pate, Dark Horse Distillery Gelee, Shatto Milk Company Ricotta
  • Grilled Pancetta Wrapped Missouri Peaches
  • Chilled Island Creek Oysters, Guanciale Salsa Verde
  • Missouri Corn Chowder, Chanterelles

Created by: Chef Howard Hanna

  • Smoked Missouri Trout Crostini, chickweed pesto, deviled quail egg, Missouri caviar
  • Green Dirt Farm Prairie Tomme “Raclette”, pain de campagne, pickled spring onions
  • Kansas City Porchetta di Testa
  • Barbecue Duroc Pork Ribs




Created by: Bartender Ryan Maybee

  • One-Two Punch:Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Cana Brava Rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Licor 43, Shatto Dairy Whole Milk, nutmeg
  • Smokin’ Choke:Applewood-Smoked Four Roses Bourbon, Cynar, Pechaud’s Bitters, Grade B Maple Syrup. *2010 Innovative Cocktail of the Year, Institute for Cocktail Excellence*
  • Beautiful Red Bell:Beefeater Gin, lime, mint, red bell pepper
  • Un Beso Mas:Tequila Cabeza, Aperol, strawberry-rhubarb soda
Hermon Mehari
Victor & Penny | Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling

Follow along with us and join the conversation on Twitter at @ithinkkc or #KCinNYC. 

Photos by Cameron Gee.

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