It's not uncommon for Americans to work through lunch, thoughtlessly scarfing down sustenance at a desk or —worse — in a car.
But at its best, lunch can be a time to unwind and savor the moment, getting out in the city while nourishing body and soul.
Some Kansas Citians are keeping the mid-day meal alive in all its glory. Hosted by Charles Ferruzza, KCUR's food critics led a search for exquisite lunch experiences in Kansas City on Friday.
Here are some of their recommendations: