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Dinner And All That Jazz

When we find a restaurant that adds live music to the mix, we know it will be popular. Jazz Louisiana Kitchen certainly falls into this category. What started just over 25 years ago, has grown to include six locations in four states. We dropped by their KCK location, which is found on the west end of the Legends Shopping Center. A weekend visit means that there will be a live performance taking place. They also feature periodic shows during the weeknight evenings, but you may want to check their website for show dates and times.Continue reading

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Trying New Dishes At Margarita’s

One big advantage to living in Kansas City is the wide range of cuisines available throughout the metro. It seems that no matter which area you are in you can find a good selection of restaurants. Some of the “local chains” have locations scattered around the city, so we can enjoy our favorites wherever we wander. One of these is Margarita’s, which has five locations in Kansas City.Continue reading

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21st Century Delivery at Topp’d Pizza

Pizza is one of our go-to foods, because it comes with so many options. One drawback has always been the long cooking time, but Topp’d has made that a problem of the past.  We visited the KCK location at 3934 Rainbow Blvd. If you are farther south you may want to stop in their newly opened second location at 8750 Penrose Lane in Lenexa. We can only assume that they offer the same menu at both sites.Continue reading

Fly To Mockingbird Lounge

There’s a new bird in town, and it’s the Mockingbird Lounge. We had been seeing some chatter on our social media feeds about this place, and finally had a chance to try it out. This new addition to downtown Kansas City, Kansas is located at 204 Orchard Street. It was a little out of our normal route for downtown, but not too hard to find. The building is located near the original Bethany Hospital site, but the area is now primarily residential.Continue reading

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Catch the Streetcar to BRGR Kitchen & Bar

If you travel on the streetcar route in KCMO, you will find an assortment of unique dining and entertainment venues. As the streetcar moves along Main Street, one of it’s stops is at 14th Street. On the corner, at 11 E. 14th Street,  you will find BRGR Kitchen & Bar. This modern style eatery focuses on handhelds, and especially burgers, hence the name BuRGeR. This is one of three locations that can be visited in the Kansas City metro, with the other two in Johnson County.Continue reading