Tag Archives: Kansas City

Enjoy the Show: Kansas City Live Theaters

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Experience the city’s vibrant performing arts culture in these favorite local venues Kansas City’s performing arts venues are as diverse and captivating as the performances they host. Whether you’re in the mood for a touring Broadway musical, a family-friendly performance or a quirkier creation from a local playwright, you’ll find all of these—and more—in the city’s performance spaces. We’ve compiled …

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Missouri Eats: Ollie’s Local

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At Ollie’s Local on Martini Corner in Kansas City’s Union Hill neighborhood, you’ll find a bar where everybody not only knows your name, but your drink, too. This self-proclaimed “bar-flavored bar” and restaurant is a collaboration between local restaurateur Eddie Crane and Vince Rook, who owns the building. The vibe is low-key but ripples with “can-do” American spirit, as friendly …

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Missouri Eats: The Homesteader Cafe

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Last fall, pastry chef Megan Kendall and her husband, chef Jeremy Lane, quietly opened their new restaurant, The Homesteader Cafe, in Downtown Kansas City, serving hearty, rustic dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. The couple spent last summer renovating the former Arun Thai Place Grill themselves after their Kickstarter campaign wasn’t fully funded. Since then, they have managed to build …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: The Roasterie in Kansas City

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For your morning roast or afternoon pick-me up, stop by The Roasterie Air Roasted Coffee in Kansas City for the perfect brew. The Roasterie displays a DC-3 airplane that flies above the KC skyline. The DC-3 symbolizes the exploration of the world’s best coffee beans, the air-roasting process and the history of aviation in Kansas City. The Roasterie offers apparel, …

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Missouri Eats: Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering

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By the time chef Craig Howard opened the lunch-only Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering in September, his griddled patties were already causing full-tilt burger buzz in Kansas City. It’s not all burgers, though: The eatery serves seasonal vegetarian favorites like a take on eggplant Parmesan featuring roasted butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, breaded and baked until crispy and topped …

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Missouri Eats: Gram & Dun

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Once lights are lit in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, there is no better place to go for a cup of good holiday cheer than Bread & Butter Concepts’ sophisticated Gram & Dun. With a bar scene that can go from cozy to raucous depending on the night of the week, Gram & Dun caters to a mature but fun …

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6 Kansas City Holiday Districts

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Whether shopping, sightseeing or just celebrating, savor the season in these six entertainment hubs.  1. COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA SHOP • Some call it the Rodeo Drive of the Midwest, but this Spanish-inspired shopping district dotted with statues and artwork truly touts a flavor all its own. Seasoned shoppers at the Plaza will find high-end labels like Michael Kors, Kate Spade …

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Missouri Eats: Webster House

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A restored schoolhouse might not scream fine Southern cuisine, but that’s what you’ll find at Webster House. Executive chef Matt Arnold developed the menu from his time spent living and cooking in North Carolina. Arnold’s interest in Southern cuisine inspired some of the most popular menu items, made with locally sourced ingredients. Diners can find his favorites made-to-order on Webster …

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Missouri Eats: The Standard Pour

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David Sederholm makes his living managing the financial portfolios of others by day and is enjoying being hands-on with his own investment at night as the owner of The Standard Pour, a new watering hole located in Kansas City’s West Plaza. The neighborhood gastropub opened this summer in the former Boozefish Wine Bar location on Westport Road. The space has …

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Missouri Eats: Charisse

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About a year ago, Jason Craine, chef-owner of the Downtown location of Aixois Brasserie, purchased the French restaurant from its other owners and reopened it as Charisse, a contemporary bistro with traditional French influences. Named after Craine’s wife and business partner, Charisse changed hands internally and without fanfare – so much so that the restaurant might be the best-kept secret …

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