Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City’


On our way out of Kansas City, we stopped at Pork and Pickle in the airport.

Pork and Pickle Bloody Mary

There, we tried their “Hangar One Mary.”

MIX:  Hangar One Vodka & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix


FIXIN’S: Olive, lemon, lime

PRICE: $13.49

This definitely fell way below expectations as far as airport bloody marys go. For one, the taste wasn’t anything special. It was also missing half of the promised fixin’s…and it rang up at a whopping $13.49.

Thankfully, our food was decent. Next time, we’ll stick with coffee at breakfast.



When you travel to certain places, there’s often a particular food or restaurant you “have” to go to. In Kansas City, they are very particular about their barbecue.

There were many places recommended to us, but we checked out Jack Stack and we were not disappointed:

jack's stack

In addition to the delicious sandwich of “burnt ends” (more on that to come) topped with coleslaw and a side of cheesy corn, they also had a special bloody mary on the menu: Jack’s Smokin’ Mary.

Jack's Stack BBQ

jack's stack bloody maryWe enjoyed this beverage so much that we ordered a second one. What really made this Bloody special, other than the thick, sweet BBQ-sauce flavor, were the burnt-end stuffed olives.

A traditional part of KC BBQ, burnt ends are flavorful pieces of meat cut from the point half of a smoked brisket.

MIX:  House-made mix (sold by the bottle!) with UV Sriracha Chili Pepper Vodka

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Burnt-End Stuffed Olives, Bacon Salt Rim


It’s no wonder the Jack Stack mix is sold by the bottle–it’s delicious. Well done, KC. You impressed us so far. We’re big fans.

jack's stack bloody mary