Backyard Barbecue Vibe – Char Bar

It feels a little repetitive to mention that we live in a city filled with amazing barbecue restaurants. While we may not have sandy beaches or snow-capped mountains, any given day can bring the smell of grilling meats wafting across the landscape. When we are looking for southern BBQ in Kansas City, we have a few nice options. One that has gained quite the reputation for food and fun is Char Bar, located at 4050 Pennsylvania in Westport. Sporting a retro feel, this "meat-ateria" has found a way to give off a major backyard barbecue vibe. A Flurry of Activity Dropping by on [...]

By |2022-05-03T16:10:27-06:00May 13th, 2022|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

HomeGrown Kansas City – Local Love

As I sit writing this article, my mind is wandering back to our table at HomeGrown Kansas City, located at 338 W. 63rd St. in KCMO. This Wichita-based restaurant broke ground in our hometown and has seen amazing success. It may just be their delectable pop tartlets, which are great paired with a cup of coffee. I like to believe it has to do more with their appreciation of local flavors, which they incorporate into their menu. Sure, other restaurants source locally, but this place has made it part of their mantra. Cultivate Kindness When we stepped through the door of this Brookside [...]

By |2022-03-25T09:45:49-06:00April 8th, 2022|Breakfast, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Bistreaux By KC Daiquiri Shop – Southern Flair

On our excursions to New Orleans, we have become accustomed to enjoying some of their amazing food dishes. While we participate in most every cuisine, it is the southern flair of Cajun and Creole that bring some of the best flavors to the table. When KC Daiquiri Shop had opened a second site, we were excited to check it out. Bistreaux is housed inside of a brick structure at 8725 Metcalf Avenue. Seeing that it had been a minute since our last Louisiana-style meal, we were anxious to test the waters (and daiquiris) found inside. Frozen Delights The non-descript exterior camouflages the French [...]

By |2022-03-25T03:45:47-06:00March 25th, 2022|Cajun, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Tasty Thai – Naree Kitchen

When people mention dining in Kansas City, many will think of barbecue. While it is certainly a popular subject in our hometown, it is far from the only cuisine to be found here. In fact, there are tons of great eats to be found tucked away all over town. Kansas City, Kansas is our neck of the woods and it is filled with a broad spectrum of ethnic cuisine options. We like to think of our city as the "melting pot of the Midwest". A trip along State Avenue landed us at Naree Kitchen Thai & Sushi where we always find tasty Thai [...]

By |2022-02-25T07:00:17-06:00February 25th, 2022|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

The Junction – Intersection Of Flavors

Living in Kansas City means there is no lack of barbecue. In fact, many of us believe it to be home to the best of the best. Traditional BBQ restaurants offer a range of smoked meat sandwiches, slabs of delicious ribs, and Midwestern sides. The Junction decided to put a twist on their menu and we couldn't be happier. One look at the cover of the menu elicited promises of unique eats. We couldn't wait to see how their modern flair would bring an intersection of flavors. Newcomer to the Biz The Junction is located at 12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, in Lenexa, [...]

By |2022-01-28T07:07:10-06:00January 28th, 2022|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Hometown Happy Hour – Sarah’s On The Hill

It never ceases to amaze us how many hidden gems there are scattered all around the Kansas City metro. Even in our own corner of the city there are still places we have yet to discover. Recently, we were clued in on a pizza stop located in downtown KCK. A long week of work, provided the perfect reason to embark on a hometown happy hour at Sarah's on the Hill. Located at 612 North 5th Street, Sarah's has been slinging pies to the locals since 2017. Now it was time for us to sample a bit of their fare. Roughing It Sarah's name [...]

By |2021-08-13T06:52:21-06:00August 13th, 2021|Kansas City, KC Dining, Pizza|4 Comments

Chef J BBQ – New Kid In Town

On any given day you are likely to smell the aroma of barbecue in Kansas City. The very fabric of the community is saturated with the intoxicating scent. Breaking the barrier to become a successful BBQ restaurant in this town is no easy feat. Chef J has learned this lesson as the new kid in town. Working out of one of the historic warehouses in the West Bottoms, his days are spent tending a smoker. Moving beyond the traditional First Friday weekend, you will find him serving up delectable dishes every weekend. Chef J BBQ, at 1401 W. 13th Street, is carving out [...]

By |2021-11-17T07:46:35-06:00May 14th, 2021|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|6 Comments

Pops Of Color – Tavern In The Village

The end of a workweek is certainly a reason for a celebration. This particular week had been rather brutal, so it was an easy decision to add a Happy Hour event to our Friday evening excursion. We wanted something fresh and new, so plans were set for a visit to Tavern in the Village. Located at 3901 Prairie Lane, it can be found just north of 75th and Mission Road. We had only visited once prior and had been very impressed with their Happy Hour offerings. The food and drink had been tasty and we knew that a follow-up visit would add pops [...]

By |2021-04-30T06:37:19-06:00April 30th, 2021|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Fan Favorites – Sushi Karma

It's hard to remember how many times we have been floored at the idea of businesses launching at the height of the pandemic. We understand that once a ball gets rolling, you just have to see it through. Still, the idea of beginning during such an unstable market has to be frightening. When we spotted activity at an old haunt, we were anxious to see what would transpire. Low and behold, the old Chinese buffet was replaced with a shiny new eatery that is serving up some fan favorites. We were anxious to sample the menu at Sushi Karma. Clean Lines The new [...]

By |2021-03-19T06:05:06-06:00March 19th, 2021|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

All Is Right – Va Bene Italian Eatery

It saddens us when we hear about a local business having to shutter its doors. Unfortunately, this was an all too common occurrence in 2020. On a positive note, there were many new enterprises willing to take a risk during those uncertain times. One that evidently felt it best to let 2020 pass by is Va Bene Italian Eatery, at  8232 Mission Road. Their solution was to launch their business on New Year's Day of 2021. With a renewed hope for brighter days, it is fitting that their name loosely translates to "All Is Right". We love their positivity and are hoping they [...]

By |2021-03-12T07:01:06-06:00March 12th, 2021|Italian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments
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