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Jack Stack Barbecue – A Family Tradition

Let's time-travel back to 1957. The world was cast into the "Space Race" with the launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite. In America, Jailhouse Rock was climbing the charts, while Elvis purchased Graceland. Frisbees first hit the market and The Music Man opened on Broadway. (You can read our article about the composer here.) While all of these events were taking place, here in Kansas City we were seeing the start of what would become a family tradition. Russ Fiorella launched his barbecue eatery with a modest menu of a few meat options. From this humble beginning, the Jack Stack Barbecue [...]

By |2022-11-11T07:05:56-06:00November 11th, 2022|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Parlor KC – A Grownup Food Hall

How many times have you faced the seemingly unsurmountable task of choosing what to have for dinner? It would be nice if they put a variety of cuisines in one space, so you could pick and choose your favorite dishes. Well someone was listening to our suggestions and created Parlor KC. This glorified grownup food hall sits in the heart of the Kansas City Crossroads District, at 1707 Locust St. We've long considered KC the "melting pot of the Midwest", so a chef-inspired collaboration of this magnitude seems perfect for our city. Fun Vibe Stepping through the front entrance, diners are greeted with [...]

By |2022-08-26T06:27:01-06:00August 26th, 2022|Food Hall, Kansas City, KC Dining|4 Comments

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
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