KC Dining

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

Iron District – Taking It Outside

It seems that people are coming up with new ways to re-purpose familiar items all of the time. Finding alternative uses for shipping containers seemed to be a logical next step. A visit to North Kansas City, Missouri showed us how one group of ingenious people had built a space that combines function and frugality into one. The Iron District is a destination space comprised of locally-owned eateries, boutique shops, and entertainment options. All of this is wrapped up into shiny metal boxes. Incubating New Businesses The idea of creating a business park with shipping containers isn't new to us. We first saw [...]

By |2020-08-04T03:36:27-06:00July 31st, 2020|Kansas City, KC Dining, KC Fun, Out & About|2 Comments

German Smorgasbord At Affäre

Kansas City can be described in many ways, but we like to think of it as the "Melting Pot of the Midwest". Within the boundaries of the metro, you can find nearly every ethnicity. This provides an amazing array of cultures, and they each bring their unique cuisine to the table. Diners can choose from a Thai banquet to a German smorgasbord. We have tried to delve deep into this mix, but in reality, we have only scratched the surface. In just the main five-county portion of the city, it is estimated that there are over 3200 eateries. That's a lot of spots [...]

By |2020-07-21T04:11:09-06:00July 17th, 2020|German, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Tastes Of New Orleans – KC Daiquiri Shop

Living in the landlocked Midwest has its pros and cons. While one of the biggest pluses is the amazing people in every city and town, there are things we miss at times. Traveling around North America has allowed us to sample a variety of cuisines and flavors from all corners of the continent. The tastes of New Orleans have become some of our favorites, but one that is rare in our neck of the woods. When a friend clued us in on a new restaurant in downtown KCMO we just had to try it out. KC Daiquiri Shop is located at 1116 Grand [...]

By |2020-06-16T03:57:59-06:00June 19th, 2020|Cajun, Kansas City, KC Dining|18 Comments

Creative Cantonese – ABC Cafe

With the Stay at Home orders in place, you may have noticed an increased number of Asian restaurants in our blog lately. This has happened for two main reasons. First, we have recently discovered this amazing cuisine, so we are catching up on all of the great options around our hometown. The second reason is that these types of dishes travel well, which is important when you are on a carryout only basis. During a weekly visit from our daughter, we ventured a little farther from home to grab dinner at ABC Cafe, located at 10001 W. 87th Street. Their diverse menu allowed [...]

By |2020-06-05T06:03:42-06:00June 5th, 2020|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|12 Comments

Shaking Up The KC BBQ Scene – Q39 Midtown

Some people say we can be slow to adapt to new tastes. The truth is that Kansas City is home to hundreds of restaurants, and there are just two of us. That means we sometimes have to prioritize our visits, which can lead to extended lead times. In a city known for one particular cuisine, we know that it can be best to see how new venues fare over a few years. When Q39 hit the market in 2014, we waited to see if they would be shaking up the KC BBQ scene. Now that they have a few years of customer service [...]

By |2020-05-29T06:07:41-06:00May 29th, 2020|Barbecue, Kansas City, KC Dining|14 Comments

A Welcome Addition – Deep Roots Restaurant

Life is a series of small victories. Not all will be our own, but fortunately, those of others can often be shared. Being life-long Kansas City, Kansas residents have come with a certain level of ups and downs. After years of economic struggle, our city has seen a revitalization over the past decade. With this resurgence comes new small businesses. Now that shoppers have destinations to visit, the next progression is an opportunity for local restaurants to sprout. One of the newest in the southern edge of Wyandotte County is Deep Roots Restaurant and Bar, at 4601 Shawnee Drive. We find this to [...]

By |2020-05-22T06:38:23-06:00May 22nd, 2020|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|6 Comments

Taste The Textures – Naree Kitchen Thai & Sushi

It appears that discovering Thai cuisine was something we should have done long ago. This is one of those cases where you just don't realize what you are missing. Once the discovery has been made, you try to make up for lost time. Now that we know how delicious this particular cuisine can be, we seem to be finding a plethora of restaurants around the metro. With the current state of carryout only, we discovered Naree Kitchen Thai & Sushi in our own backyard of Kansas City, Kansas. Our newfound fervor for Thai food had us eager to taste the textures of this [...]

By |2020-05-15T06:31:19-06:00May 15th, 2020|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Thai Inspired Dishes – Lulu’s Noodles

Have you ever made an assumption about a business based on partial information? This has actually happened to us a few times. It often occurs because we have failed to thoroughly research. Let's look at an example of such an oversight. We first noticed Lulu's Noodles during our day trips to downtown Lawrence, Kansas. During this period, we made an assumption that all they served were various flavors of noodle bowls. Unfortunately, that particular location has since closed, but it meant that it moved closer to us. Years would pass, before we discovered they offer up delicious Thai inspired dishes. It was quite [...]

By |2020-05-08T06:16:09-06:00May 8th, 2020|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments
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