Nickel Reviews is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of music, films, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, video games, drinks & cocktails, cigars, and knives. It is currently most widely known for music reviews. We have also been helping smaller local businesses with their web & social media marketing.
Adam Nichols is an arts and entertainment critic, a cigar aficionado, and BBQ Pitmaster reporting on news and local events in the Kansas City metropolitan area and is the owner of Nickel Reviews.
Division Champions x 12
Super Bowl Champions x 2
1969 (IV), 2019 (LIV)
Currently #1 in AFC West
1985 and 2015 World Series Champions.
The franchise has won the MLS Cup twice (2000, 2013), the Supporters' Shield in 2000, and the U.S. Open Cup in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017.
Kansas City is most famous for its steak and barbecue, along with the typical array of Southern cuisine. During the heyday of the Kansas City Stockyards, the city was well known in the news for its Kansas City steaks or Kansas City strip steaks. The American Royal hosts "The World Series of Barbecue" competition events which is the largest BBQ contest in the world.
In the mid-1880s, more wine was produced by volume in Missouri than in any other state. Before Prohibition, Missouri was the second-largest wine-producing state in the nation. In 2009 there were 92 wineries operating in the state of Missouri and 134 as of July 2018. Currently Missouri is in the “top ten states” reported in the news with the most wineries, and “top 5 states” for the best wineries and related events only behind California, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, and New York (depending on the source).
The practice of smoking; the art and skill of hand-making premium cigars has been passed from generation to generation. A coming of age. Missouri is home to some of the best cigar and tobacco events, and (as of 2018) home to one of the largest walk-in humidors in the country being Outlaw Cigar Company South in Overland Park, Kansas.
Some very well established knife manufacturers are based in Kansas City including: Sniper Bladeworks, Grindhouse Knives, and Sheepdog Knives. Sniper Bladeworks (in particular) has been featured in many related news articles and has had representatives appear at numerous events including the annual BLADE Show hosted in Atlanta which is the World's Largest Knife Show.
Kansas City, Missouri