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A photo of Janis Joplin is udsed to identify which customer's order is being delivered. It's holder rests beside jars of pepper flakes and grated parmesan cheese., as well as a bottle of soda. They all sit atop a checkered tablecloth in a pizza shop that is in a converted garage.

Hit the Mother Lode at Pizza 51

Some days the good things just fall into your lap. Pizza 51 West, at 5938 Mission Road was one of these good things. On a Sunday afternoon we were running late for having lunch. A quick check of the maps on my phone showed a pizza joint was fairly close to our location. Without any previous research we decided to just wing it, and drop in for a bite.Continue reading

Funky Vibes at Fric & Frac

Have you ever walked into an establishment, and immediately knew it was a neighborhood hangout? Fric & Frac, at 1700 W. 39th Street, exudes this feeling from the moment you enter. Locals chat casually from table-to-table. Servers call out the names of customers entering the restaurant. Even the menu is filled with background stories behind the naming of key dishes. This local eatery certainly gives off a youthful, hipster vibe, but the clientele seems to cover most all ages.Continue reading

An old wooden bar is part of the scenery at The Majestic Restaurant.

Shady History at Majestic Restaurant

Just about everyone who has driven by 931 Broadway, in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, has seen the bright red awning over the entrance of The Majestic Restaurant. The building started life over 100 years ago as the Fitzpatrick Saloon. Built in 1911, the same year Jim Pendergast (Boss Tom’s older brother) passed away, it housed the saloon and a bordello. At that time, it resided in the center of the city, and became a key location in its future. Continue reading

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An Upscale Casual Experience at J. Gilbert’s Steakhouse

If you ask someone where to get the best steaks in the Kansas City metro, you will get just as diverse number of suggestions as if you had asked about barbecue. If pressed for an answer, J. Gilbert’s Steakhouse, at 8901 Metcalf Avenue, is the one we would have to pick. Kansas City is historically a stockyard town, and with that comes the love of meat. We have had the pleasure of visiting many good steakhouses throughout the metro, but to pick a favorite requires you selecting just one. Continue reading

A sugar cone contains two scoops of ice cream.

Cool Treats at Poppy’s Ice Cream

Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House is located at 307 SE Douglas in downtown Lee’s Summit. It was a welcome sight during our recent visit. For us, one of life’s sweetest treats is ice cream. Give us a warm day, and a bowl of ice cream, and we are just about as happy as we can get. When we happen upon an ice cream shop we have never visited, we just have to stop in to see what they offer. The variety of colors swirled in the different containers are mesmerizing, and we find ourselves drawn to test a few.Continue reading

An antique Hamms beer sign hangs above the opening to the kitchen at Third Street Social.

Dining With Flair at Third Street Social

We were looking for a restaurant, that presented dining with flair, in downtown Lee’s Summit. We decided to visit Third Street Social, which is located at 123 SE 3rd Street. Third Street in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri offers up an eclectic collection of dining opportunities. Burgers, tacos, wings, bar grub, pizza, and many other food groups are presented in around two dozen locations. All of these are in this downtown area, and all within a short walk from each other. It would be safe to say that just about every level of dining option is covered. Here you will find anything from fast food joints to fine dining restaurants. Continue reading