It’s no secret that we live in one the nation’s greatest cities. So great in fact, that it was not a stretch to complete this cast list of our favorite Kansas City characters. Narrowing it down was the hard part. In our quest, we left no steak or cup of coffee unturned and no toy store undiscovered. With help from our readers and our team of editors, we present you with this master list of the best of the best that Kansas City has to offer. From bars and barbecue to aestheticians and dog trainers, we have KC covered. But perhaps most importantly, this list is punctuated by the intangibles that make Kansas City great: the people. With our readers’ opinions at the forefront, we pay homage to KC and the notable people and places that make it unique.