This year, KCUR is embarking on a project called “Beyond Our Borders,” an attempt to take a closer look at the cultural and geographical borders in Kansas City. The first border we are examining is Troost Avenue, which acts as a racial and socioeconomic diving line in Kansas City’s urban core. Part of this ongoing conversation about Troost included the Historic Northeast in Kansas City, a part of town that is well known for its racial, cultural and socioeconomic diversity. On Thursday’s Central Standard, guests Charles Ferruzza and Bobbi Baker-Hughes sat down with Gina Kaufmann to highlight the cuisine that comes part and parcel with that diversity.
Here are their picks for the best restaurants in the Northeast:
- Al-Rahman Halal– 2202 Lexington Ave.
- Taqueria El Torito– 6126 Independence Ave.
- Hobo’s Grill & Bar– 1036 N Agnes Ave
- Eleo’s Coffee House– 3401 E. Independence Ave.
- La Hamburguesa Loca– 3009 Independence Ave.
- Elvira’s Cakes– 3838 Independence Ave.
- El Paso Del Norte- 3430 Independence Ave.
- Willy’s Burritos-6106 St. John Ave.
- iPho Tower (formerly Pho Hoa, opening soon) – 1447 Independence Ave.