Kansas City

March 2020

Sunshine and Social Distancing – Ha Ha Tonka State Park

By |2020-03-31T06:29:20-06:00March 31st, 2020|Daytrips, Kansas City, KC Fun, Midwest, Missouri|

As I sit and write this article, we are currently under self-imposed isolation called "social distancing". While the subject is near and dear to everyone at this stage, I have to wonder what readers will think when they return to this particular article in two or three years. How will our daily interactions change, once this quarantine period ends? We are only a couple of weeks in and people are already becoming anxious to return to some semblance of normal life. Knowing that we wanted to limit human interaction, we chose a day trip to Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This excursion would [...]

Taste The Colors Of Mexico – El Toro Loco

By |2020-03-27T06:49:27-06:00March 27th, 2020|Kansas City, KC Dining, South of the Border|

Living in Kansas City, Kansas means that we are blessed to have the best Mexican cuisine options in the Midwest. Our hometown is known far and wide for being the home to numerous taquerias (taco stores), carnicerias (meat stores), and cantinas (bar & grills). When you add in the panaderias (bakeries), you expand the list even farther. In and out of each localized neighborhood we have found favorites. That doesn't mean that we don't enjoy trying our hand at new opportunities. A visit to El Toro Loco offered a chance to sample some tastes at the western end of our city. We weren't [...]

Tapping Into Taste – Burg & Barrel

By |2020-03-10T12:02:10-06:00March 20th, 2020|Burgers, Kansas City, KC Dining|

Living in a city filled with amazing food and drink destinations means that the options always outweigh the opportunities. With the winter weather releasing its grip on Kansas City, it's time for us to spend more time exploring. Over the colder months, we make note of places we pass and add them to our "future visits" list. Since we attempt to avoid repeating cuisines too often, the need to locate new eateries is always in the back of our mind. Tapping into the taste of Kansas City is much more than barbecue. A wide range of flavors awaits those willing to venture out [...]

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

Start Your Morning With A Twist – Snooze A.M. Eatery

By |2020-02-28T06:50:43-06:00February 28th, 2020|Breakfast, Kansas City, KC Dining|

When we heard that Snooze A.M. Eatery was planning a Kansas city location, it brought a smile to our faces. We enjoy a standard breakfast as much as the next couple, but the chance to start your morning with a twist makes it extra special. This funky and friendly Denver-based chain has a reputation for bringing fun to the breakfast table. Their newest location is at 4144 Broadway Boulevard in Westport. During a pre-opening weekend, they invited us in to experience a little late morning Snooze. We certainly weren't going to pass up this opportunity to find out what's cooking in their kitchen. [...]

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 [...]

Seeing The Details – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

By |2020-02-06T20:41:08-06:00February 14th, 2020|Historical Visits, Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|

Variety keeps life from becoming boring. You can imagine what it would be like if every museum was exactly the same. Each would hold the same static displays and spout the same factoids. Fortunately, this isn't the case. Each history museum has its own approach to telling stories from the past. We also have a nice selection of subjects to choose from. On one of our visits to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, we took the time to enjoy one of their annual events. With this particular museum being in our hometown, we have plenty of opportunities to visit. Seeing the details in [...]

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. [...]

January 2020

Dinner Feast At Jerusalem Cafe

By |2020-01-03T07:50:49-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Kansas City, KC Dining, Mediterranean|

How often do you find yourself wondering why you haven't frequented a place more often? It seems that we eat at the Jerusalem Cafe food truck every time we are shopping in the West Bottoms, but rarely visit their brick and mortar in Westport. Clearly it was time to check out their new home at 515 Westport Road. Some last-minute Christmas shopping brought us to the area, so we decided to enjoy a dinner feast at this Kansas City Mediterranean restaurant. Open Spaces You have to travel back to 1989 to find the start of Jerusalem Cafe. While some may not think that [...]

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