Friday, September 20, 2013

A Chauffeured Limousine Tour of Kansas City Barbecue Greats

Although I grew up in Kansas City and attended college at one of the local universities, I moved to Seattle after graduation. I spent the better part of ten years out there. Seattle is a great city, but it's not the kind of place you think of when you say "let's go out for barbecue." As you can imagine, a guy who was raised on some of the best barbecue in the nation made a lot of noise in Seattle about the quality of the smoked ribs and tangy sauce back home in Kansas City. And after a while, my friends in Seattle began to tire of my boasting. It was "put up or shut up" for KC barbecue. Unfortunately, it took me a while to finally introduce my Seattle-area friends to the barbecue I loved so much.
As I said earlier, I only spent ten years in Seattle. I returned to Kansas City a few years back. I had a good job opportunity in KC and my wife was also from the area. It was good to be back home, but I still felt the need to share the Kansas City barbecue experience with my friends back in Seattle. So, I arranged to have them come to town for a little dining and baseball. The Seattle Mariners were in Kansas City for a four-game stint last July. My friends and I are all baseball nuts, so I arranged to have them fly into KC for a handful of days. I bought tickets for the second and fourth games in the series. That gave us plenty of time in-between to see the sights and sample the barbecue around town. But, as I wanted to make the experience memorable for all time, I decided to take it up a notch and treat the old Seattle crew to a barbecue and game night experience they'd never forget. (And if I was lucky, they'd go back to Seattle and tell everybody we knew that I was absolutely right about KC barbecue). 
KC has a number of great barbecue restaurants, but one of my favorites is right in the heart of the Country Club Plaza. When my buddies arrived in KC for the barbecue and baseball event, I made sure that they got to try a variety of smoked barbecue deliciousness – but I held the best for last. On the fourth night that the Mariners were in town, I surprised the guys with a chauffeur-driven limo ride from the house to the Plaza for dinner. We feasted like Kings and then jumped back into the limousine for a ride to Kauffman Stadium. The limo I hired from Overland Chauffeured Services was the highlight of the evening. (Seriously, how cool is it to be driven around town all night in a limo?)
The Royals may have lost that night (1-6), but Overland Chauffeured Services made the evening a huge win for me and Kansas City. Nothing beats leaving a baseball game and having a chauffeur-driven limo waiting outside your gate to whisk you through traffic and back home. I still hear the guys back in Seattle talk about the great experience they had here in town. They're already planning to head back to KC next summer. And, I'll know who to call for transportation!
The author of this article, a writer and blogger in Kansas City, contacted Overland Chauffeured Services in KC to arrange for a chauffeur-driven limousine service to take him and his friends to dinner and a ballgame. Overland Chauffeured Services is a world-class limousine, corporate transportation, airport and group shuttle service in the Kansas City area. You can call (800) 575-4845 today to arrange for your own luxury transportation experience. 

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