KC Dining

Breaking The BBQ Barrier – Q39 BBQ

Breaking the BBQ barrier in Kansas City isn't easy. On any given day, the smoky aroma of barbecue permeates the very fabric of the city. It isn't reserved just for game days or the Fourth of July. Barbecue is the lifeblood of the city. The idea of launching a new restaurant in this atmosphere can be more than unnerving. So many have come and gone, while there are the standards that have stood the test of time. Every once in a while, new blood will rise up and challenge the hierarchy for a chance to join this elusive club. We traveled to Midtown [...]

By |2021-02-12T07:05:38-06:00February 12th, 2021|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Flavorsome Finger Foods – McClain’s Market

For decades, the McLain family served the locals in and around the Waldo area. Three generations of the family-operated this local bakery, delivering pastries, bread, and cakes to eager customers. There would often be long lines waiting for their chance to snatch up some of the goodies. When the McLain family sold the business in 2001, they made sure it remained in the hands of a Kansas City family. 13 years later the bakery would change hands again and is now in the loving care of the Hirlemans. After gaining the trust and respect of customers, they have been able to expand their [...]

By |2021-01-30T11:41:50-06:00January 29th, 2021|Coffee Shops, Kansas City, KC Dining|10 Comments

Gaining Traction – Caribe Blue

Launching a new restaurant is challenging in the best of times. Having to face an unseen pandemic immediately after opening your doors has to be extremely daunting. Fortunately, Oreste and Geraldine Perez have what it takes to face this feat. Their new venture, Caribe Blue, brings the flavors of Latin Caribbean cuisine to the heart of downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Their launch in early 2020 happened right before the shutdown, but offering a robust carryout menu has helped. They have been gaining traction in the Strawberry Hill area and word is getting out in the rest of the metro. Gaining Traction The Strawberry [...]

By |2021-01-22T12:34:36-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Kansas City, KC Dining, South of the Border|12 Comments

Folded Biscuit Bliss – Denver Biscuit Co.

When we heard that Denver Biscuit Company was coming to KC, images of fluffy mounds, covered in gravy, filled our thoughts. Little did we know, the reality would be fat stacks of folded biscuit bliss that would challenge our appetites. Our affinity for southern-style foods means that we love folded biscuits, although we never turn away the offer of drop biscuits either. Knowing that the company has its origins in Colorado, we were puzzled on how it decided to intertwine this southern classic into its menu. This would require a visit to their new site at 4144 Pennsylvania Avenue to solve the mystery. [...]

By |2020-12-31T06:11:20-06:00January 15th, 2021|Breakfast, Kansas City, KC Dining|8 Comments

Tailgating COVID Style – MetropolitanKC

While many of us are happy to see 2020 wrapping up, there were still some good things that came out of this year. Our hometown Kansas City Chiefs have been sailing to another playoff berth. Since we are still finding a lot of lockdown situations, game time has become a home event. That suits us, since the best seats are those on our couch. Of course, that doesn't preclude us from enjoying ourselves, we have just had to learn the art of tailgating COVID style. Many of you have been with us for years, and probably remember when my old blog was mostly [...]

By |2020-12-18T07:47:39-06:00December 18th, 2020|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Tequila And Tacos – Drunken Worm

There are a few ways that you could describe the Drunken Worm. This hole-in-the-wall eatery looked to be barely there, from the street. Once we passed through the doorway, we discovered a cozy cantina filled with a variety of tequila and tacos. This Mexican cuisine destination sits at 1405 W. 39th Street and offers upwards of 70 tequila options. Sandwiched between an assortment of neighborhood nightclubs, funky restaurants, and unique boutiques, this place fights for the attention of passersby. Distinctive Decor Inside Drunken Worm, it's a little dark, much like we have found in cantinas in some of the Mexico border towns. After [...]

By |2020-11-20T06:26:29-06:00November 20th, 2020|Kansas City, KC Dining, South of the Border|2 Comments

Sneaky Good Eats – Mickey’s Hideaway

They say that change is inevitable and that it is often for the better. While we sometimes find ourselves saddened by the loss of a familiar haunt, we try to accept it as fate. When McCoy's Public House closed, after over 20 years, we were fearful that space would be lost for a long time. Fortunately, the owners were merely transitioning the property to its next phase. By changing up the restaurant, it allowed them to bring in some sneaky good eats to the new menu. We dropped by Mickey's Hideaway to see how the transformation worked out. Airy Space McCoy's had been [...]

By |2020-11-06T11:35:46-06:00November 6th, 2020|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Brown & Loe – A Happy Hour Story

Like many of you, we enjoy a visit to our local city market. In fact, the historic City Market in Kansas City has been a staple of the downtown since 1857. The vibrant neighborhood that surrounds the market is filled with unique shops and restaurants. Going in search of a fun evening out, we planned ourselves a Happy Hour story that included a stop at Brown & Loe. This upscale eatery, located at 429 Walnut, looked like the perfect site to eat, drink, and escape from the madness of the work week. Soaking in the Sunshine We have spent many weekend mornings perusing [...]

By |2020-10-09T06:23:18-06:00October 9th, 2020|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Cupini’s – Friends, Family, and Food

To be successful in the restaurant business requires a high level of commitment. It helps when you have your priorities clearly determined. Franco Cupini is a man who is dedicated to friends, family, and food. His love for the restaurant business shines through when you see him working at his Westport eatery, Cupini's. Franco was born in Rome, Italy where he developed his love for marinara sauce. After a successful career working for the president of Italy, he migrated to the United States. That move would eventually lead him to Kansas City and allow him to share his passion with all of us. [...]

By |2020-08-28T06:33:10-06:00August 28th, 2020|Italian, Kansas City, KC Dining|1 Comment

Funny Names And Flavorful Food – The Shack

What draws you to a new restaurant? Over the past three years we have written articles for around 50 restaurants in the Kansas City metro. When you add in all of the other cities that number jumps to nearly 200 articles. Prior to starting this website, I hosted a restaurant blog that featured many more. I guess the point I'm trying to make is that we have dined at a lot of restaurants. These days many of the places we showcase are recommended by our readers. Periodically, I will happen upon a place that has a ton of intrigue and we just have [...]

By |2020-08-24T05:57:50-06:00August 21st, 2020|Breakfast, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments
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