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Updated: 4/27/22 One of our travel goals as we criss-cross the country is sampling different styles of barbecue. We haven’t been everywhere yet, so we hope to update this post as we sample barbecue across the U.S. We’re willing to put in the work f to discover yummy barbecue for you; it’s a sacrifice we’re willing to make. We’ll focus on the main styles of barbecue in the U.S.–Kansas City, Carolina, Memphis, and Texas. We’ll throw in some other places, too. So…here we go! Kansas City-Style Barbecue Known for: Tomato-based sauce, dry-rubbed ribs. Beef, pork, sausage, and ribs. Smoked over all types of wood. Also, fries. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que If you’re in the Kansas City area, be sure to check out one of Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que’s three locations. The atmosphere is casual, and the barbecue is delicious. Click here to read more about our experience. Jack Stack BBQ…

If you’re heading out to Knott’s Berry Farm and you like fried chicken, you really should plan on eating at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant while you’re there. During our first visit to Knott’s Berry Farm last year, we had a yummy lunch at the restaurant. When I read that you can try numerous boysenberry menu items, I knew we had to give it a shot. The boysenberry is central to the history of the park, and I’d never tasted one, so the idea was too tempting to resist. Apparently, the boysenberry is a cross between a red raspberry, a blackberry, and a loganberry. It’s also a great way to break up the day and relax in the middle of park touring. You really can’t miss it; we walked right on by as we headed to the front gate from the parking lot. Yes, it’s outside the park, but if…

We had a wonderful time at the Plaza Inn for Minnie and Friends, Breakfast in the Park. When we were planning our trip to Disneyland, I was excited to find out that the park had a character breakfast that allowed you to meet approximately eight characters in one dining experience. Yay! As Walt Disney World vets, we were used to meeting a number closer to five at once. When I read that the characters are not guaranteed, that you had no idea who may show up, well, I knew this was a character meal we needed to try. So at exactly 60 days out, the reservation window at Disneyland (WDW’s is 180 days), I easily booked us an Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) for a pre-opening character breakfast at Plaza Inn. Some Things We Learned First, I don’t know if it was a weird fluke because of the timing of Star…

We usually make at least one kid-free trip to the Lake of the Ozarks area each year. Since we’re fans of the Netflix show Ozark, we couldn’t resist pre-dinner drinks at a little bar along the strip down by the dam–Marty Byrde’s Bar and Grill. If you’ve seen the show, you know that Marty Byrde is the central character of the show played by Jason Bateman. How can you not check out this place? Just to be clear, we’ve never felt unsafe like the show may make you believe. You also won’t find casinos on riverboats. Sure, you need to exercise regular caution as you would anywhere, but the show is fictional. One thing I always like to do is take a drive down by Bagnell Dam to see the little strip of bars and shops, especially as the sun goes down. If you want to read more about this area,…

If you’re looking for a great place to make memories with your family, look no further than Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is the perfect place to spend a few days. It could be its own destination, or add it on to a trip to Branson, Missouri. My family spent time there one summer, and Jeff and I have been there on numerous occasions as well, so now we feel like we can share the ultimate guide to Eureka Springs for families! We’d like to thank the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center for sponsoring our family trip. As always, all opinions are honest and our own. What is there to do in Eureka Springs? 1. Visit Historic Downtown There is so much to do downtown, including shopping and dining. We had fun checking out the specialty shops and trying treats like homemade…

Mel’s Drive-In wasn’t exactly on our radar, but when we saw it on the iconic Sunset Strip, we decided it was our kind of place. We’d spent the morning checking out Hollywood, and now we were ready to explore other areas nearby that we’d seen on TV and at the movies. So while we were in the vicinity, we needed to find some great food so we could refuel for the rest of the day’s adventures. And that’s exactly what we did. Mel’s Drive-In If you’re looking for nostalgia, this place has plenty! It’s like taking a step back in time. We were seated at a booth, and we loved taking in all the details, including watching the cooks behind the counter. After we placed our drink orders, it was time to find some tunes on the tableside jukebox. We went with music from the Grease soundtrack. It wasn’t long…

Like anyone else, when planning our dining experiences at Walt Disney World, I take into consideration if it’s a good fit for my family. I’m slightly more adventurous than my husband and daughter, but not by much. ‘Ohana had been on my radar, but I didn’t know if my family would like it. Sometimes they humor me and go somewhere just because I want to try it; then we get them chicken strips or something similar later. I’m happy to report that ‘Ohana  at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort is a great match for us. We’ve been there for dinner twice, and I wouldn’t hesitate to eat there during any Disney trip. Sometimes it gets mixed reviews, but we’ve had great experiences. Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort We’ve never stayed at the Poly, but we love to stay a monorail stop away at Bay Lake Tower at the…

When we started planning a trip to Disneyland, I knew we had to give the Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland a try. Since we live in Missouri, we didn’t know when we would ever return to the area, so we made sure to include special experiences. When I learned that the boats from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride float right by in the restaurant, it was a no-brainer for me. The next thing I checked out was the menu. I knew it would be a challenge for my picky eaters, but for a once in a lifetime visit, we decided to give it a shot. We spent four days in Disney parks on this trip. Since we are Walt Disney World vets, I made an Advance Dining Reservation, or ADR, for our lunch here. At Disneyland, you can make an ADR at 60 days out from your visit. You…

You may be wondering where to eat in Springfield, Illinois, for families when you are checking out all the Lincoln attractions and all the other great things Springfield has to offer.  Don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered. We’d like to thank the Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for hosting us at all of these wonderful restaurants in Springfield!  As always, all opinions are honest and our own. Most people visit Springfield, Illinois, with the intention of taking in all of the Abraham Lincoln attractions.  And this is an awesome reason to visit!  The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library remains one of my family’s favorite museums anywhere, and we had a blast on the Lincoln Ghost Walk.  You can click here to read more about our experience at the museum and here to learn more about the ghost walk. Still, while your family is having all of these amazing adventures,…

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