Gold, Meehan, and Me Invade KC
The last week of April, Peter Meehan, Jonathan Gold, and I went to Kansas City for three days of binge eating. The conversations that ensued have been edited and presented in the fourth issue of Lucky Peach -- the Summer, 2012 edition. In it we mainly talk about food and music. By my count the three of us managed to eat in 22 places total, though sometimes not as a full crew.
Visiting places like Stroud's, LaMar's, Winstead's, and Arthur Bryant's, we partly followed in the footsteps of Calvin Trillin - who long ago maintained that Kansas City food was the best in the world. It may have been a mistake that we took the proclamation more seriously than its author. Here are photos of some of the things that we ate. One of the greatest pleasures of the trip was finding out that the three of us - all veteran critics - disagreed completely about half the time.