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Kansas City – The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange

The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange, located at 1924 Main in Kansas City is, in my opinion, one of the coolest restaurants in the Kansas City area. The beautiful restaurant is in the lobby in a once very posh twenties era hotel. It’s been said that even famous gangster Al Capone was there at one time. My cousins and I ventured in just as the restaurant opened at 3:00 p.m. on a Tuesday. Since the place was fairly empty at this time of day, we got exceptionally phenomenal one-on-one service from the staff. Our server was obviously very passionate about the place and she shared with us many fascinating details of the historic location.

We learned that The Rieger Pork Soup takes as long as three days to create, as the flavorful pork confit takes a tremendous amount of time, skill and love to produce. Any meal that takes this much time to create is worth savoring! Some of the other pork menu items include a mini pork tenderloin, and Carolina style pork sliders served on a plank.

The Reiger Hotel is also a great place for libations. In fact, they have their own brand of locally produced “Kansas City whiskey.  The basement of the historic building houses the very trendy and upscale Manifesto, a speakeasy style establishment.

I would recommend making date night reservations to both Manifesto and The Regier Hotel Grill and Exchange.  Try the pork. I don’t believe you will go home disappointed.

Until next time,


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