Even though we live in the smallest county in Kansas, it still surprises us how often new businesses open, and we don’t know. Fortunately, our good friends at Visit Kansas City, Kansas are always quick to clue us in on these fresh opportunities. On an unseasonably cool Spring Saturday, we dropped by Ginger Sue’s, at 2820 West 47th Street, to check out their breakfast menu. The original opened in 2007, on the square in Liberty, Missouri. Since then, they have opened three additional locations, including the one we visited in KCK.
When we entered Ginger Sue’s, we found a clean open space. The decor has a modern country feel, so it has a relaxed, lingering atmosphere. This is certainly welcome in an era that many restaurants design to get as many through the doors, as possible. We were seated immediately, and our server brought the coffee pot with her when she arrived. Bonus points for that gesture, since we are almost always ready for another cup in the morning.
Going West Coast
I’ve been on a Benedict kick lately, so I felt it was time to change it up a little. The breakfast menu at Ginger Sue’s has a nice grouping of scrambles, omelettes, and a few specialty dishes. I decided to sample the West Coast Omelette, which is stuffed with seasoned bacon and cheddar-jack cheese. Top it with salsa, avocado, and a dollop of sour cream to complete the flavor combination. The meal comes with some of their house potatoes, which have a nice texture and good seasoning. A choice of bread includes one of their fluffy biscuits. This meal filled me up and kept me going for quite some time.
Crystal saw their Blueberry Pancakes, but when she started to order, found out it could be ordered as French Toast. Since she loves fruit topped breakfasts, it was a bonus that they include a pitcher of compote with the order. We were both surprised when her dish arrived. Unlike most places that use slices of Texas toast, Ginger Sue’s has fresh slices from an actual French loaf. The slices were coated in a blueberry drizzle, and extra compote was included for those who want more. (Crystal is one of those.) She tossed in a couple strips of their seasoned bacon to get some protein in her morning meal. After she completed her meal, she raved about the delicious flavor.
Hearty Start at Ginger Sue’s
As you can see from our table, this was a hearty way to start a day of exploring. Our fellow diners seemed intrigued, as I worked to capture our courses at every possible angle. Once the photos were taken, it was time to dive into our dishes. We knew that we would be running around in the cool temperatures, and this meal certainly warmed us up.
Keeping Our Eyes Peeled
With all of the running we do, in and out of Kansas City, we struggle staying up to date on new businesses. We know that we can rely on our Tourism Bureau partners to send us updates, but we could use your help, as well. Do you know of some newer restaurants or attractions that could use some attention? Drop us a note in the comments section below, and we will try to make a stop. We will even try to mention you in our article to help spread the love. Thanks!