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Warm Welcome at Los Alamos Market

Los Alamos Market y Cocina sits in the middle of the  Westside area in Kansas City, Missouri. Located at 1667 Summit Street, it is within walking distance of downtown or the Crossroads District. Since 2001, Los Alamos Market has occupied this corner. Nearby residents and visitors enjoy a variety of locally owned restaurants and shops.Continue reading

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Smoky Goodness at El Pollo Rey

The Armourdale section of Kansas City, Kansas is filled with small businesses, and hard working families. Restaurants in the area like El Pollo Rey may cater to the local residents, but their creations draw customers from all around the metro. Many of the buildings that house these restaurants have been home to a variety of businesses in the past. An example of this is the building at 901 Kansas Avenue. During its time as a Dairy Queen, we would frequent it on Wednesday evenings after church services. Of course, this was during my younger years. Since those days, we have not frequented any of the numerous businesses that have occupied the grounds, until this latest enterprise.Continue reading

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New Kid on the Block Taco Republic

Kansas City, Kansas is home to many great Mexican food restaurants. It seems that you can drive a couple miles from anywhere in the city, and find one. If we could, we would try them all. Unfortunately, like BBQ joints, there are just too many. One we enjoy when we are in the KU area is Taco Republic. It is located in the Rosedale section of town, and sits right on the south edge of the county line.Continue reading

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Authentic Mexican Food at Burritos La Chiquita

I like to keep a list of potential restaurants for different areas of the metro, so that we can find good Mexican, Asian, pizza, or whatever strikes us when we are running around. One of the tips we recently received pointed us toward a small burrito restaurant at 1328 Minnesota Avenue in KCK. Burritos La Chiquita is a good example of a successful small business. Started about 9 years ago as a small walk-up window on 7th & Ohio, in downtown KCK, the popularity of the food offerings forced them to move to a larger location about 5 years ago. That is when they relocated to their current home, and they continue to see the business thrive today. I met with the owner recently, and he walked me through their business, while explaining their simple model for success.Continue reading