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Your guide to the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Valentine neighborhood

Visiting Valentine, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Kansas City neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a butcher shop to an Ethiopian restaurant.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Valentine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Broadway Butcher Shop

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Topping the list is butcher Broadway Butcher Shop. Located at 3828 Broadway St., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 55 reviews on Yelp.

Stop by this spot to get a variety of fresh meats at your leisure, including steaks, burgers, pork and chicken.

2. Mesob Restaurant

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Next up is Caribbean and Ethiopian spot Mesob Restaurant, situated at 3600 Broadway, Suite 105. With 4.5 stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Try a Caribbean dish, such as Griot with tender pork shoulder slow cooked in herbal spices then flash fried and served with plantain and spicy cabbage, or a classic Ethiopian plate, such as Key Wot, strips of tender beef sauteed in a blend of house spices, onions, garlic, clarified herb butter, tomatoes and jalapenos.

Thirsty? Grab a beer or a signature cocktail like the rummy Stormy Baron with fresh lime juice and ginger beer. Check out the website here for a full line of offerings and for more information. 

3. Freshwater

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Check out Freshwater, which has earned four stars out of 66 reviews on Yelp. You can find the New American spot at 3711 S.W. Trafficway.

This upscale eatery's menu changes with the seasons and is sourced exclusively from local farmers and purveyors, according to the spot's website.

Menu options include turnip and leek soup, stripped bass sashimi, pappardelle with duck and seared pork belly. 

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