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A Foodies Paradise at this Kansas City Event

Get ready to ring in a new decade by attending Kansas City Restaurant Week presented by Sysco. Taking place in Kansas City, KS, from January 10–19, 2020, it promises to be an incredible time for food enthusiasts who want to “dine out and do good.”

This Midwestern mid-sized city has big-city culinary aspirations, and #KCRW2020 gives visitors a vivid taste. With over 200 delicious restaurants to choose from, it’ll be nearly impossible to settle on one. You’ll need to hop from one eatery to the next throughout your stay in KC to get the full picture… and because you’ll want to taste it all.

Getting acquainted with the event in advance helps you know what to expect once you’re in the Kansas City Metro area.

All You Need to Know About KC Restaurant Week

The 10-day event offers foodies the opportunity to eat their way through the metro area. A portion of the proceeds raised during #KCRW2020 benefits the Don Bosco Centers. Flexible pricing makes it possible to sample cuisine without limitations. There’s no skipping appetizers and dessert because, in most cases, it’s part of the multicourse meal.

Restaurants Participating in #KCRW2020

The list of participating restaurants is massive and best navigated through the search options listed at the top of the Participating Restaurant page. Diners can select Menu Type, Location, and Type of Cuisine in order to pinpoint which restaurants fall into their chosen categories of food. People who eat a special diet (gluten-free, nut-free, pescatarian, soy-free, vegetarian, and vegan) can also narrow their search options on the event website to locate restaurants that cater to their needs.

Hours of Operation, Website Addresses, and Type of Cuisine Served

Each restaurant has a listing that gives details about their hours of operation, website information, and the type of cuisine that they serve. Full menus for the event will be listed on the site soon, and foodies can download the free app for iOS or Android by visiting the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Visiting the website and checking the app are two of the best ways to stay on top of updates about #KCRW2020.

Lunch and/or Dinner Menus Along with Reservation and Pricing Information

Lunch and dinner menus are available for people to choose from. Some restaurants participating in KC Restaurant Week serve both afternoon and evening meals but require reservations made through the website or mobile app. Others pick one meal or another to serve to hungry crowds. Chefs base the prices they charge off the menu presented at the selected restaurant, with 10 percent of all money raised going to charity.

Places to Stay in Kansas City

If you’re coming in from out of town for #KCRW2020 (highly recommended!), you’ll want to find a convenient location. The city is full of great accommodations. The Hyatt Place Kansas City/Lenexa is a popular choice. It features a good location just out of the metro area, so you won’t face any urban congestion. The hotel also features a 24/7 fitness center and pool, so you can get moving and work up an appetite.

If you want to stay downtown and you’re looking for something different, consider the 21c Museum Hotel. It’s billed as a chef-driven restaurant, contemporary art museum, and boutique hotel. With 120 guest rooms spread throughout the galleries, it’s really an art lover’s dream.

KC is the Place to Be in 2020 If You’re a Foodie

Explore a foodie’s paradise in Kansas City. You won’t be disappointed. When you decide which hotels in Kansas City top your list, you’ll be able to plan activities to do in the area after enjoying a multicourse meal at the participating restaurant of your choice. If you want to tickle your taste buds and help a good cause in the process, KC is the place to be in January 2020.

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