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The Daily Meal gives a shout out to KC's Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse

The Daily Meal has listed “America’s 20 Best Steakhouses” and a Kansas City mainstay has made the list.

“In a town known for great steak, Jess & Jim’s stands apart from the pack, and did so even before Calvin Trillin put it on the map in 1972, when he named it one of the country’s best steakhouses in Playboy. Family-owned and operated since 1938, this no-frills, casual steakhouse is no pomp, all steak.”

It recommends the KC Strip, a “cut that this restaurant helped to popularize, but you might as well go all out and order the Playboy Strip, named in honor of the publication that helped make this place famous, a 2-inch-thick, 25-ounce sirloin. Save room for the twice-baked potato.”

Jess & Jim’s owners said they have already received a few congratulatory phone calls on making the list.

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