As a former KC’er now in Oregon, I’ll agree with you about West Coast pork.
Our local market brings in midwest pork, but for the most part the West is not Hog Heaven and it’s hard to find the good stuff.
KC is on the edge of several different regional foods which I now realize was a good thing. But KC has plenty of good tenderloins. Davy will testify.
Jean, here’s a thread from Chowhound about KC past eats you might enjoy: