Kansas City Bed & Barbecue


I just got a note from the folks at Southmoreland on the Plaza in Kansas City (Missouri), telling me about their new “barbecue for breakfast” offering. This unique twist on the traditional B&B fare is only available to overnight guests, and it runs through October 14, 2006.

Each Saturday morning, guests can enjoy a leisurely barbecue breakfast on the courtyard deck, with grilled favorites ranging from molasses-brined pork chops to French toast stuffed with grilled peaches. “Our barbecue breakfast reinforces visitors’ appreciation for Kansas City’s traditional barbecue meal,” explains Southmoreland on the Plaza innkeeper Nancy Miller Reichle.

I first discovered Southmoreland on the Plaza while I was researching There is Room at the Inn (which will be out next month). It’s one of two Kansas City properties that I included in the book. Nestled on a quiet street just a block from Kansas City’s fashionable Country Club Plaza district, Southmoreland on the Plaza offers guests the best of best of both worlds as it combines New England charm with Midwestern hospitality.

And even though Southmoreland on the Plaza only has 12 guest rooms, one of them is wheelchair accessible. The first-floor August Meyer Room is decorated with Civil War-era furnishings and can be configured with either two twin beds or one king-size bed. Access features include wide doorways and adequate pathway access. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination and grab bars in the shower and around the toilet. A portable shower bench is also available.

All in all, it’s a great place to stay. Bed, barbecue and accessibility — what more could you want?