—by Andrew Brawley
For reasons I won't get into, this particular blog entry comes without any local input. I have been to KC before, but it's been about 10 years, so I'm willing to give some major benefit of the doubt for anything listed below.
What I can be sure of is that it's still VERY humid in the summer, and that you'll need a rental car, or a local friend willing to be your chauffeur, to get around town. You can get some decent BBQ, but the last time I had KC's version of BBQ there were veggie chunks in the sauce, which is just freakin' weird to me. Hopefully you'll find something more along the lines of 'normal' in that department.
Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association
Power and Light District (the "cool" part of town...they got a Chipotle and everything!)
Livestrong Sporting Park (full...FULL...props to Sporting KC for granting stadium naming rights to a non-profit!)