We’ve all been here before: Guests are coming to town and you’re in charge of choosing the perfect restaurants. Being the knowledgeable Kansas Citian that you are, your food line-up is expected to impress your guests and put your city in a positive light. But your in-law’s tastes might not be the same for your old college roommate. No matter who’s visiting, here’s a guide to the best Kansas City restaurants for every kind of guest.
Visiting Charleston, South Carolina should come with a warning label: you won’t want to leave. There are so many facets to this charming city – centuries-old architecture, picturesque gardens, craft eateries and beautiful beaches. My four days there barely scratched the surface of Charleston’s offerings (although I left plenty of empty oyster shells in my wake). So my advice to you: plan on making a repeat trip.
Here are some places I visited and loved…
Nowadays, “going for coffee” means so much more than grabbing a quick cup of joe. Coffee shops have become a destination to mingle, study, work and, yes, especially Instagram. From cozy cafes to trendy newcomers, here’s a list of Kansas City’s best coffee hangouts.
Love good food and a great deal? Start making reservations now for the first annual Wine & Dine Week at Park Place, July 31 – August 6. The event features nine Park Place restaurants – from fine dining to casual fare – with prix fix food deals for lunch ($15) and dinner ($30). Here’s a sneak peek of some of my favorite Wine & Dine Week dinner menu items.
If you’re looking for some fresh food options and a change of scenery, make Downtown Parkville your next dining destination. In addition to its quaint, small town-esque setting, the area is home to dozens of delightful restaurants, a cafe and wine boutique. What’s more, you can get a free taste of Parkville by entering my Parkville Dining Package giveaway at the end of this post.
No matter what team you’re rooting for during March Madness, one thing’s for certain: you’ll need somewhere to eat and drink during the game. Check out these five unique game day destinations if you’re looking for somewhere to cheer on your team, avoid the crowds and enjoy great grub.
Kansas City will add to its ramen repertoire when Bōru Ramen Bar opens February 22 in the former Summit Grill space. The Waldo restaurant boasts eight ramen varieties, a full service bar (with a massive sake list) and a variety of Asian-inspiried apps, salads and steamed baos. Get a first look at Bōru’s menu before they officially open!
I’m back from a three-day, food fueled trip to Denver, Colorado, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! This was my first time in the Mile High City, and to make it even more special, my mom came with me to help celebrate my birthday. True to form, I came prepared with an itinerary chock full of local restaurants, bars and boutiques – and I’m happy to report Denver did not disappoint.