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March 2020

Brown Sugar Chicken & Donuts – Bringing A New Twist To KCK

By |2020-03-13T06:54:40-06:00March 13th, 2020|American, Breakfast, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Kansas City has restaurants that cover any cuisine you could imagine. Sampling new eateries are one of our guilty pleasures. While it may seem that we have tried them all, even we are amazed at the number of places still untested. Since Kansas City, Kansas is our corner of the metro, we are always eager to hear about a new dining option coming to town. You can imagine our delight when we discovered that Brown Sugar Chicken & Donuts was bringing a new twist to KCK. Located at 3708 State Avenue, this new restaurant is destined to develop a fanatical following. We want [...]

Reflecting On Brunch – Urban Table

By |2020-03-06T07:14:24-06:00March 6th, 2020|American, Breakfast, Kansas City, KC Dining|

There is something to be said for loitering. I don't mean the type that will get you ticketed, but the leisurely activity of drawing out an experience. One of our favorite loitering opportunities comes when we go out for brunch. It just seems like the best time to spend extra moments savoring the time away from other responsibilities. Recently, we were reflecting on brunch at Urban Table, which is located at 8232 Mission Road. With plenty of freshly brewed coffee to carry us through our conversations, we soaked in those minutes that fall between breakfast and lunch. A Busy Brunch Let's face it. [...]

February 2020

Skipping The Chains – Strang Hall

By |2020-02-21T07:13:12-06:00February 21st, 2020|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|

What happens when you gather six chefs all under one roof? You end up with an upscale food court, like the one at Strang Hall, in downtown Overland Park. The idea for this chef collective came from a desire to add a new twist to the dining scene. This collection of restaurants allows the locals a chance of skipping the chains and trying something unique. Located in the Edison District, it brings new dining options to the mixed-use development just west of Metcalf Avenue. A Chef Collective The name hearkens back to railroad magnate, William Strang, who laid out the original city of [...]

Why Winter Is Brunch Season – Room 39

By |2020-02-07T06:55:10-06:00February 7th, 2020|American, Breakfast, Kansas City, KC Dining|

We have to believe that we are not much different than most of our readers. Like others, we enjoy a good meal, and trying new restaurants is usually a fun experience. During the winter, we find ourselves having brunch more often. A good example was a stop in Room 39, located at 1719 W. 39th Street. This farm-to-table eatery has been serving Kansas City diners for about 15 years. They offer an upscale dining experience, but their breakfast through lunch meals is a bit more laid back. As we sat there enjoying the moment, it made us contemplate why winter is brunch season. [...]

April 2019

Historic Parkville Dining – Riverpark Pub & Eatery

By |2019-11-21T07:41:54-06:00April 19th, 2019|American, Kansas City, Kansas City Vicinity, KC Dining, Parkville|

How many of you like to immerse yourselves in the local history? What if you have the chance to do that while enjoying a tasty meal or beverage? The Kansas City metro is made up of a variety of smaller towns that have been engulfed by the growing city limits. Each of these townships have their own unique history and flavors. A visit to Riverpark Pub and Eatery offers a chance for historic Parkville dining, just a hundred feet from a Lewis and Clark campsite. We want to thank Main Street Parkville and Riverpark Pub for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are [...]

October 2018

Honing In On EJ’s Urban Eatery

By |2019-11-21T07:08:28-06:00October 12th, 2018|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|

We first discovered EJ's Urban Eatery at an event we attended at Kaw Point Park in KCK. They were serving up some of their Baked Macaroni & Cheese along with their Breakfast Ribs. We were smitten with the Mississippi White BBQ Sauce that they used for the ribs. We discovered that this creamy white sauce is common to the region where the owner was raised. It has a mayonnaise base that includes a tangy and slightly spicy side provided by the vinegar, horseradish, and mustard components. After sampling this delicious treat, we knew we needed to locate their brick and mortar location. We snagged one [...]

January 2018

Harvey’s – Our Historic Lunch Break

By |2019-11-21T07:09:13-06:00January 19th, 2018|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Our day at Union Station included visits to Science City, as well as the planetarium. With so much planned in one location, we didn't want to leave the area just to grab a bite for lunch. Fortunately, there are some on-site dining options. The decision was made to check out Harvey's, which sits squarely in the middle of the station lobby. (You can read more about Science City here.) Kids Of All Ages This research visit was a little different for us, since we had some kids in tow. Being empty-nesters, we usually travel alone. After being seated, our server gave a packet [...]

A Cut Above At Final Cut Steakhouse

By |2019-12-12T12:31:16-06:00January 12th, 2018|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Like many couples, we are always on the lookout for restaurants to add to our list for special occasions. We enjoy a good steakhouse, and have a small list we fall back on, when a birthday or anniversary arrives. Finding a new one that rises to the top of the list is a rare feat, but it occurred when we visited Final Cut at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas. We met up with Dean Doria, VP of Marketing, and Adam Fruehauf, the Executive Chef. […]

December 2017

Homestyle Dining At Pegah’s Family Restaurant

By |2019-11-21T07:33:11-06:00December 1st, 2017|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|

We have visited Pegah’s Family Restaurant in the past, but it was only for breakfast. While these have been good, we never seemed to have our camera on hand when we visited. It was high time we rectified this oversight, and decided to make a lunch stop during a day of exploring. They have four locations, but for this meal we stopped at the one at 11005 Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. They also have locations in Lenexa, Merriam, and out west at Johnson Drive & K-7 Highway. You can find exact addresses at their website, in the link above. […]

November 2017

Hereford House Happy Hour

By |2019-11-21T07:33:22-06:00November 24th, 2017|American, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Like most couples, we have our list of favorites. While we love trying new places, at times we tend to gravitate back to our tried and true picks. When it comes to a nice Happy Hour, one of our tops is found at the Hereford House at 17244 Midland Drive, in Shawnee. An added bonus is that one of our favorite bartenders, Natalya, works at this location. Recently, we stopped by for a Friday evening early dinner to enjoy a little relaxed atmosphere. […]

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