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Mr. Le’s Sushi – North Kansas City

5024 N Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO 64117 Chef-owner Mr. Le doesn't skimp on options. From Vietnamese Pho to sushi rolls, there will be something for anyone on the extensive menu. Mr. Le's is a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. Located in a strip mall in North Kansas City next to…

Cafe Equinox at Family Tree Nursery

Annuals, Perennials, pruning - I've heard these terms in movies and in books but never thought I would be uttering these words myself. In what universe does The Little Spoon garden? Apparently, in this one. Now, when I say garden, I use garden loosely. I dug some dirt in a pot and planted some herbs.…

Sol Cantina – Visits to a Martini Corner Staple

Stale chips. Not all of them, but every other one. The stale rubbery bite filled my mouth as I had to tear the chip away from my teeth. The next chip was crunchy and salty and though these totopos are thicker than the chips I normally enjoy, the good ones were decent. I scooped one…

My Take-Away Box for 2020

On New Year's Eve I'm reflecting upon all the restaurants we lost this year. A devastating blow to the food community in Kansas City. Many people are still unaware of this and the effect of our loss won't be fully felt until our collective vaccinated bodies are looking at OpenTable to make reservations. Let's pour…

Billie’s Grocery – Union Hill, Kansas City, Missouri

When I strut into a new restaurant that I've not been to before, a hit of serotonin rushes through my body. The bustle of the kitchen staff, the ambiance the dining patrons create, if it's *really good* I'll hear pots and pans clinking and that really does it for me. There's something so comforting about…

Top 6 Ways to Cure your Craving for Soup This Winter

Underrated? I think so. I almost never get asked what my favorite soup is or where to get it *but* when I do, I find myself scrambling to come up with an answer. So, I set out to do my research so you don't have to. With nightfall at 5pm and signs of snow becoming…

Add this to the list of 2020 surprises – A Winter Patio Season in Kansas City

I've spent many hours in the sunshine at my favorite patios this summer. Safe, distanced and ever so delightful, I'm already missing those golden moments on lazy summer nights. However, I'm determined to extend the shelf life of patios for as long as possible. Your favorite restaurants are too. We all know how much the…

ÇaVa – Westport, Kansas City

Photo from http://www.cavakc.com (before covid) French me. No, not that way. I'm talking about a French 75. A French Fry. A Crepe. I'm a Francophile and I'm proud of it. If you're looking for an intimate date spot, look no further than ÇaVa in Westport. Located at the very end of the block, past Port…

Plate – Kansas City, Missouri

I had not yet dined at Plate. It's only a few minutes from me but never came on my radar. Making it's home on the ground floor on 63rd Street, just east of Holmes, there is a parking garage available, behind it which makes it convenient for guests. I spent little time indoors, only observing…

Black Sheep – 39th Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Chef Michael Foust has always been about the farmer. He's a huge supporter of local purveyors and it shows across his menu. From Farm-to-Table to even Farm-to-Cocktail, he uses local ingredients, including herbs and berries to create delicious concoctions that leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Having owned The Farmhouse in the River Market for…