Sure, Kansas City is a food town when it comes to some dishes, but are we a sandwich city?
Yes, according to KCUR’s food critic Charles Ferruzza.
“It really is a meat and potato town — but it’s sandwich meat and french fries.”
That’s because of the Stockyards and the people who spent time there.
“Cowboys could eat them with their hands and just wipe their hands on their jeans,” he notes. “They were very easy that way.”
Specifically, a “loose meat” (i.e., Sloppy Joe) was likely the most common one.