Whether you’re headed to the speedway or planning on cheering for the Chiefs, Royals, or Mavericks (or any of their opponents), good food is a necessity. But eating well isn’t just about filling up; it’s also about having a good time while enjoying your game/race day in Kansas City.
Next time you’re in town, skip the lines and sky-high prices at the venue for one of these nearby and tasty options:
Bristol Seafood Grill
Two blocks from the Sprint Center, this second location of one of the city’s iconic restaurants, offers "the area’s freshest premium seafood, prime steaks, and an impressive wine selection." According to their website, they work with experienced fishmongers and "artisan producers" to serve top-quality seafood. They’re open seven days a week and offer a Sunday brunch. Their fish and chips with Boulevard Pale Ale-battered haddock, french fries, apple-celery root slaw, mango tartare, and malt vinegar is at the top of our game day list.
BRGR Kitchen + Bar
Opening a location near the Spring Center this summer, BRGR is a new gourmet burger joint that serves a "modern" and grown-up version of the classic American staple. They’re open every day except Monday for lunch and dinner, and serve a Sunday brunch until 2 p.m. They serve a few other American favorites (a build-your-own mac and cheese, for example), but if we’re going for the burgers, we’d choose the Sheboygan: a ground chuck and shortrib blend patty with fried cheese curds, bacon sausage, and Wisconsin Cheddar mustard served on a pretzel bun.
Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen
Close to the Kansas Speedway and the Sporting Park, Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen is an "authentic French Quarter café featuring fine Cajun/Creole cuisine" as well as live music. The Kansas City outlet is part of a small chain of restaurants that have been serving "the taste, sights, and sounds of New Orleans" for more than 25 years. They’re open daily and offer a NOLA finger-food classic: beignets (plain and stuffed).