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Danny Edwards BBQ – Eat It & Beat It

Writing about Kansas City barbecue can be a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing, because it means that we had a chance to experience another hometown joint, like our recent visit to Danny Edwards Blvd Barbecue at 2900 Southwest Blvd. The curse is knowing that there are so many other places left to explore, and the possibility that we may overlook some. I guess like everything, you do what you can, and just be satisfied with a good effort.Continue reading

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Chez Elle Crepes – Pancakes Fancy Brother

Spending the winter months hunkered down in Kansas City may not be the most tropical of destinations. It does offer us a chance to build up a backlog of topics for articles about our hometown. Fortunately, if we run out of ideas, we can simply ask our readers, and get a ton of great suggestions. A day planned for visiting the World War 1 Museum needed a great breakfast jump start, and you all really went above and beyond with the list. Many were stored away for future outings, and the final decision was made to visit Chez Elle, at 1713 Summit Street.Continue reading

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Blue Bird Bistro Offers Local Flavors

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When we are preparing for a day of exploring, we like to start with a solid meal, that must include coffee. While we enjoy a good eggs and meat meal as much as anyone, we also like to test out new dishes when possible. Our visit to Blue Bird Bistro, at 1700 Summit Street in Kansas City, Missouri offered us a chance to do just that.Continue reading

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Homestyle Dining At Pegah’s Family Restaurant

We have visited Pegah’s Family Restaurant in the past, but it was only for breakfast. While these have been good, we never seemed to have our camera on hand when we visited. It was high time we rectified this oversight, and decided to make a lunch stop during a day of exploring. They have four locations, but for this meal we stopped at the one at 11005 Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. They also have locations in Lenexa, Merriam, and out west at Johnson Drive & K-7 Highway. You can find exact addresses at their website, in the link above.Continue reading

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Hereford House Happy Hour

Like most couples, we have our list of favorites. While we love trying new places, at times we tend to gravitate back to our tried and true picks. When it comes to a nice Happy Hour, one of our tops is found at the Hereford House at 17244 Midland Drive, in Shawnee. An added bonus is that one of our favorite bartenders, Natalya, works at this location. Recently, we stopped by for a Friday evening early dinner to enjoy a little relaxed atmosphere.Continue reading

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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