Any hot ones? Were you originally from around here? no, unless you like dudes or 'big' girls I'm (kind of) from the better side of the state... My parents lived around KC for awhile long before they had kids though, and now my sister lives there so I've visited quite often throughout my life, but I guess KC has some things going for it. The Plaza is enjoyable for a trip. I don't know if I could handle the Plaza and Westport on a daily basis, but then again I go out, eat, drink almost everyday and I actually like living where the population density is like 1 person/1 square foot... more fishes in a crowded sea. I do think you summed up the pros/cons of KC quite nicely. Vietnamese food in that area is some of the best in the country as far as I've had, and obviously BBQ.