The cover story of our May 15, 2009 issue featured Kansas City barbecue.  American Way was joined by four Kansas City barbecue restaurants in treating American Airlines passengers with some free food. 

"Hi I’m Adam Pitluk with American Way magazine. The current issue of American Way magazine that just hit seat backs today, features Kansas City in all of its luster. And we’re here today at the Kansas City International Airport to give American Airlines passengers little free food. And by free food -- and by Kansas City -- it can only mean one thing, and that’s Kansas City barbecue. We have Oklahoma Joes, Jack Stacks, Gates, and Arthur Bryant’s all coming here to give passengers a little taste of what this city is all about. So put your bibs on and dig in."

"There are lots of reasons to go to Kansas City on American Airlines. The “City of Fountains” has some of the nation’s top museums, music, nightlife, and pro sports in the KC Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Not to mention some of the world’s top restaurants. So whether you’re in town on business or family fun, you can’t come to Kansas City without sampling some of that world-famous, smoky KC barbecue."

Thank you to the following:
Portions of this Video: Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association
Free Barbecue:
  Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
  Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
  Gates Bar-B-Q
  Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue and Catering
  The management and staff of American Airlines-MCI
  The management and staff of the Kansas City International Airport