Once wrapped up in Chicago, Chef Madi will take the Southwest Chief to Kansas City’s Union Station. The current station has a long history – being built in 1914 to replace Union Depot from 1878. The station then closed in 1985, but was rebuilt and opened in 1999 as the home to Science City. It wasn’t until 2002 when Amtrak service returned to Union Station. The station currently serves more than 160,000 Amtrak passengers each year through the Southwest Chief and Missouri River Runner.
Now, when people think Kansas City, or Missouri in general, they may think of meat-and-three, but they may not think of the city at the top of new and trendy culinary scenes. But that’s far from reality. Zagat editors listed Kansas City as the 28th most exciting food city in 2017, noting that the city was home to five 2017 James Beard semifinalists. This should make for a great stop for Chef Madi.
Chef Madi will also be staying at The Raphael Hotel, a sponsor of Summer by Rail, while in Kansas City