Burgers are a classic KC menu item.
"As a steak town, Kansas City has always had a lot of good burgers, too," Charles Ferruzza told host Gina Kaufmann on KCUR's Central Standard.
Whether diners prefer a thin or thick patty — or something meatless — local menus have plenty of options.
Ferruzza, along with fellow Food Critics Mary Bloch and Jenny Vergara, searched out the best burgers in and around Kansas City.
Here are their recommendations: