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Third Space Coffee – Downtown Bonner Springs Knows Coffee

This year we decided to make Bonner Springs our Shop Small Saturday destination. This was planned as research for our final article of 2017 for Visit KCK. We arrived before the shops opened, which gave us the opportunity to check out Third Space Coffee located at 226 Oak Street. We had to park a couple blocks away, since they had the street blocked off for a special shopping event. As we made our way to the restaurant, we passed a variety of vendors who were setting up tables of crafts to sell.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

Happy Hour in Village West - Yard House - appetizers - cocktails - restaurant - Kansas City Kansas

How to Beat The Heat At Yard House

Our visit to Yard House at the Legends Shopping Center was timed to take advantage of two things; Happy Hour specials, and their shady patio. Enjoying a Happy Hour in Village West is something that wasn’t available a few years ago. These days it is becoming a little more common, and we hope its popularity grows.Continue reading

Top Hat Winery - winery - Independence Missouri - wines - tasting room

Hat’s Off To Top Hat Winery

The past few years has seen an increase in the localized breweries and wineries. Top Hat Winery, in downtown Independence, Missouri is a prime example. Located at 120 S. Main Street, they are just a stone’s throw off of the historic downtown square. We stopped by on our day trip to check out their offerings.Continue reading

The burgandy awning signals customers that they have arrived at Bar-istro in downtown Lee's Summit.

Shifting Gears at Bar-istro

In 2008 a small micro winery opened in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri. As time passed, the owner saw the need to expand their offerings, so they would attract a wider clientele. After an extensive renovation in 2015, they reopened under the name of Bar-istro. Located in the main downtown business district, at 127 SE 3rd Street, they have seen a resurgence in popularity. We visited them to see what all of the buzz was about. Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Red Door Grill

Happy Hour visits are one of our favorite things, but our work schedule doesn’t always cooperate. It is nice to find places that offer extended hours, so that more people are able to participate. The Red Door Grill, at 11851 Roe Avenue, runs their Happy Hours from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and again from 10:00 to close on Friday and Saturdays . That makes this place a very popular gathering spot. The bar is a long granite slab, which offers plenty of seating. Running parallel to the bar is another long high table designed to capture the overflow. While this looks like a lot of seating, this place fills up quickly on a Friday evening. We found this out for ourselves.Continue reading