Valentine for Kansas City

Bonnie
Valentine for Kansas City

Nearby Restaurants

You won't lack for nearby restaurant options when you stay with us. Mexican, Scandinavian, sushi, and obviously BBQ --- we have it all, mostly in walking distance. The food scene in Kansas City changes quickly, so make sure to Google your spot before you head out, and make a reservation if recommended. Let us know if you find a place that we should add! We can only eat out so much... :)
This BBQ spot is newish (as far as Kansas City BBQ joints go), but is already a classic. Despite a recent expansion, it gets packed, especially at peak times on the weekend, so make a reservation if you can. 10-15 minute walk.
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Q39 - Midtown
1000 West 39th Street
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This BBQ spot is newish (as far as Kansas City BBQ joints go), but is already a classic. Despite a recent expansion, it gets packed, especially at peak times on the weekend, so make a reservation if you can. 10-15 minute walk.
Solid menu and beer selection. One of our all-time favorite places for brunch in Westport. Make a reservation and bring an appetite! 10-15 minute walk.
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Beer Kitchen
435 Westport Road
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Solid menu and beer selection. One of our all-time favorite places for brunch in Westport. Make a reservation and bring an appetite! 10-15 minute walk.
A pretty good BBQ restaurant, but its real claim to fame is the huge patio with lawn games. One of the few BBQ places in town with solid vegetarian options. Good weekend brunch, too. 10-minute walk.
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Char Bar
4050 Pennsylvania Avenue
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A pretty good BBQ restaurant, but its real claim to fame is the huge patio with lawn games. One of the few BBQ places in town with solid vegetarian options. Good weekend brunch, too. 10-minute walk.
Upscale Mexican food in Westport. Love the Bloody Maria bar they have for brunch on the weekends! 15-minute walk.
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Port Fonda
4141 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Upscale Mexican food in Westport. Love the Bloody Maria bar they have for brunch on the weekends! 15-minute walk.
Early risers can get breakfast and brunch here every day of the week starting at 6am. Try the short rib hash, or Bonnie's favorite, the chorizo grits bowl! Expect a wait on the weekend, but you can serve yourself unlimited coffee while you tough it out. 15-minute walk.
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The Corner Restaurant
4059 Broadway
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Early risers can get breakfast and brunch here every day of the week starting at 6am. Try the short rib hash, or Bonnie's favorite, the chorizo grits bowl! Expect a wait on the weekend, but you can serve yourself unlimited coffee while you tough it out. 15-minute walk.
If you want a pizza delivered, Papa Keno's or Artego are the ways to go. If you're eating in, we'd also recommend D'Bronx.
Papa Keno's Pizzeria
415 Westport Rd
If you want a pizza delivered, Papa Keno's or Artego are the ways to go. If you're eating in, we'd also recommend D'Bronx.
KC isn't exactly a sushi hotspot, but Friends satisfies cravings for a reasonable price. Half-price on selected rolls and nigiri all evening on Mondays and at lunch on Saturdays. Delivery available.
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Friends Sushi & Bento Place
1808 West 39th Street
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KC isn't exactly a sushi hotspot, but Friends satisfies cravings for a reasonable price. Half-price on selected rolls and nigiri all evening on Mondays and at lunch on Saturdays. Delivery available.
There are "normal" coffee shops closer to our house, so we don't get to Mud Pie very often. But if you're vegan or otherwise non-interested in dairy, there's no better place in the city to get a cashew-coconut latte.
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Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse
1615 West 39th Street
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There are "normal" coffee shops closer to our house, so we don't get to Mud Pie very often. But if you're vegan or otherwise non-interested in dairy, there's no better place in the city to get a cashew-coconut latte.
This place opens strangely late for a coffee shop, but the drinks are tasty and the atmosphere relaxed. Bring some quarters for the Pac-Man table! 5-10 minute walk.
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Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
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This place opens strangely late for a coffee shop, but the drinks are tasty and the atmosphere relaxed. Bring some quarters for the Pac-Man table! 5-10 minute walk.
The dinner menu at Bluestem is delicious, but also pricey. Try the happy hour menu in the lounge (especially the shrimp-and-grits) for a more budget-friendly experience. 20-minute walk.
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Bluestem
900 Westport Road
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The dinner menu at Bluestem is delicious, but also pricey. Try the happy hour menu in the lounge (especially the shrimp-and-grits) for a more budget-friendly experience. 20-minute walk.
Westport is known for its bars and nightlife, but if it's too early for a cocktail, stop here for a regular, iced, or bubble tea. 15-minute walk.
Tea Drops
4111 Pennsylvania Avenue
Westport is known for its bars and nightlife, but if it's too early for a cocktail, stop here for a regular, iced, or bubble tea. 15-minute walk.
The closest place to get a quality street taco. 5-10 minute walk; delivery available.
Cancun Fiesta Fresh
4019 Pennsylvania Ave
The closest place to get a quality street taco. 5-10 minute walk; delivery available.
This quaint Irish-themed boutique and deli is just a few blocks north. Delicious Reubens! 5-minute walk.
Browne's Irish Marketplace
3300 Pennsylvania Ave
This quaint Irish-themed boutique and deli is just a few blocks north. Delicious Reubens! 5-minute walk.
This no-fuss coffee shop has the same tasty beans as Broadway Cafe, without the long line. 10-minute walk.
Broadway Roasting Co
4012 Washington Street
This no-fuss coffee shop has the same tasty beans as Broadway Cafe, without the long line. 10-minute walk.
The service at this popular coffee spot can be slow, but the people-watching is worth it if you like that sort of thing. 15-20 minute walk.
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Broadway Cafe
4106 Broadway Boulevard
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The service at this popular coffee spot can be slow, but the people-watching is worth it if you like that sort of thing. 15-20 minute walk.
Casual French-style bistro with tasty food and cocktails. Pretty reasonable prices at any time, but an especially good value at happy hour (get the cheese plate) and brunch.
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Westport Cafe
419 Westport Road
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Casual French-style bistro with tasty food and cocktails. Pretty reasonable prices at any time, but an especially good value at happy hour (get the cheese plate) and brunch.
This creperie on the up-and-coming Westside is a great place to start a weekend! Sweet and savory crepes are available, along with coffee drinks and breakfast cocktails.
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Chez Elle Crêperie and Coffeehouse
1713 Summit Street
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This creperie on the up-and-coming Westside is a great place to start a weekend! Sweet and savory crepes are available, along with coffee drinks and breakfast cocktails.
Lots of online review sites recommend Moti Mahal in Westport as the best Indian food in Midtown, but Grant and I prefer Taj Palace on 39th Street. The lunch buffet is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Fair warning --- if you do it right, you won't need to eat again until lunch the next day.
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Taj Palace
1706 West 39th Street
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Lots of online review sites recommend Moti Mahal in Westport as the best Indian food in Midtown, but Grant and I prefer Taj Palace on 39th Street. The lunch buffet is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Fair warning --- if you do it right, you won't need to eat again until lunch the next day.
No-frills ramen shop that makes its own noodles. (Have a look at the nifty machine when you pay at the counter.) If your priority is deliciousness, we prefer Columbus Park Ramen. But if it's proximity, Shio can't be beat. 5-minute walk; vegetarian option.
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Shio Ramen Shop
3605 Broadway St
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No-frills ramen shop that makes its own noodles. (Have a look at the nifty machine when you pay at the counter.) If your priority is deliciousness, we prefer Columbus Park Ramen. But if it's proximity, Shio can't be beat. 5-minute walk; vegetarian option.
Bonnie is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the birthplace of this "premium chicken" chain, so she's got a soft spot for it. New to KC as of summer 2016, the Westport location stays open late to accommodate the nightlife crowd. Cane's entire menu is chicken fingers, fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw, with an addictive dipping sauce. Don't forget the lemonade, and don't check the calorie counts.
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
4040 Mill St
Bonnie is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the birthplace of this "premium chicken" chain, so she's got a soft spot for it. New to KC as of summer 2016, the Westport location stays open late to accommodate the nightlife crowd. Cane's entire menu is chicken fingers, fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw, with an addictive dipping sauce. Don't forget the lemonade, and don't check the calorie counts.
A classic 24-hr hangover remedy, whether you're looking for late-night prevention or next-morning cure. We recommend the breakfast burritos (any time of day) and the fish burrito (basically a fish taco in burrito form). The line at the drive-thru gets long as the bars close, but it's worth the wait.
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Pancho's
3540 Main Street
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A classic 24-hr hangover remedy, whether you're looking for late-night prevention or next-morning cure. We recommend the breakfast burritos (any time of day) and the fish burrito (basically a fish taco in burrito form). The line at the drive-thru gets long as the bars close, but it's worth the wait.
If you love Mexican food but hate how pollo y carne overwhelm most menus, Jarocho is for you. Try any one of the whole fried fish dishes, or go with Bonnie's favorite, the Baked Stuffed Oysters. Not the cheapest Mexican food you can get in KC, but fairly priced considering the quality and portion sizes.
Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood
719 Kansas Ave
If you love Mexican food but hate how pollo y carne overwhelm most menus, Jarocho is for you. Try any one of the whole fried fish dishes, or go with Bonnie's favorite, the Baked Stuffed Oysters. Not the cheapest Mexican food you can get in KC, but fairly priced considering the quality and portion sizes.
If you're doing an IKEA jaunt during your stay, skip the in-store restaurant and dine at El Pulgarcito on the other side of the highway. Delicious, cheap, authentic Salvadoran fare, including a wide variety of pupusas, as well as horchata, tamarindo, and other interesting beverages. Super local; there won't be another tourist in there, guaranteed.
El Pulgarcito
5921 Merriam Dr
If you're doing an IKEA jaunt during your stay, skip the in-store restaurant and dine at El Pulgarcito on the other side of the highway. Delicious, cheap, authentic Salvadoran fare, including a wide variety of pupusas, as well as horchata, tamarindo, and other interesting beverages. Super local; there won't be another tourist in there, guaranteed.
The hipsterest coffee shop ever to hipster around these parts. Can't argue with the facts, though --- they pour(over) a damn fine cup of coffee. Combine this with a trip to Pryde's kitchenware emporium and bakery just up the street! Except on Sundays --- both are closed.
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Oddly Correct Coffee Bar
3940 Main Street
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The hipsterest coffee shop ever to hipster around these parts. Can't argue with the facts, though --- they pour(over) a damn fine cup of coffee. Combine this with a trip to Pryde's kitchenware emporium and bakery just up the street! Except on Sundays --- both are closed.
Kansas City's only biker-coffee-bar, Blip rose from its ashes (literally, look it up) to provide well-priced coffee to West Bottoms antiquers and locals alike.
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Blip Roasters
1331 St Louis Ave
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Kansas City's only biker-coffee-bar, Blip rose from its ashes (literally, look it up) to provide well-priced coffee to West Bottoms antiquers and locals alike.
Sunny, eclectic, casual breakfast and brunch in Columbus Park, a part of town tourists don't normally see. Perfect to combine with any activities in the River Market area or the East Bottoms.
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Happy Gillis
549 Gillis Street
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Sunny, eclectic, casual breakfast and brunch in Columbus Park, a part of town tourists don't normally see. Perfect to combine with any activities in the River Market area or the East Bottoms.
This meaty eatery run by the adjacent Local Pig butcher shop is a local favorite. A hearty sandwich plus chips and soda will run you less than 10 bucks.
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Pigwich
2618 Guinotte Avenue
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This meaty eatery run by the adjacent Local Pig butcher shop is a local favorite. A hearty sandwich plus chips and soda will run you less than 10 bucks.
This classic Italian restaurant opened in 1989, but has the lived-in ambience of somewhere much more Mafia-era. Their claim as the originator of chicken spiedini might be dubious, but you can't argue with the dish itself. Bring an appetite, and your wallet; this place isn't cheap, but the portion sizes make up for it.
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Garozzo's
526 Harrison Street
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This classic Italian restaurant opened in 1989, but has the lived-in ambience of somewhere much more Mafia-era. Their claim as the originator of chicken spiedini might be dubious, but you can't argue with the dish itself. Bring an appetite, and your wallet; this place isn't cheap, but the portion sizes make up for it.
This pizza parlor is located in the same small shopping strip as Q39. Service can be slow, but the pizza is worth the wait. 10-15 minute walk; delivery available.
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Artego Pizza
900 W 39th St
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This pizza parlor is located in the same small shopping strip as Q39. Service can be slow, but the pizza is worth the wait. 10-15 minute walk; delivery available.
This shiny, spacious sushi restaurant has an incredible happy hour every day of the week. We usually end up picking Friends (for value --- and delivery) or Bob Wasabi (for quality), but Blue is a worthy contender, especially on a Sunday when many other spots are closed.
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Blue Sushi Sake Grill
4705 Rainbow Blvd
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This shiny, spacious sushi restaurant has an incredible happy hour every day of the week. We usually end up picking Friends (for value --- and delivery) or Bob Wasabi (for quality), but Blue is a worthy contender, especially on a Sunday when many other spots are closed.
Pretty much the only game in town for "authentic"(ish) sushi. Not cheap, but there's nowhere like it in a few-hundred-mile radius. They don't have a license to serve hard liquor --- only beer, wine, and sake. It's a tiny place; sit at the bar if you can.
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Bob Wasabi Kitchen
1726 W 39th St
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Pretty much the only game in town for "authentic"(ish) sushi. Not cheap, but there's nowhere like it in a few-hundred-mile radius. They don't have a license to serve hard liquor --- only beer, wine, and sake. It's a tiny place; sit at the bar if you can.
This airy, classy, yet unpretentious coffee shop is the one that requires the fewest uncaffeinated steps from our house. The menu is small, simple, and reasonably priced, and the mint-green espresso machine is a thing of beauty. Open daily 7-7; five-minute walk.
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Monarch Coffee
3550 Broadway
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This airy, classy, yet unpretentious coffee shop is the one that requires the fewest uncaffeinated steps from our house. The menu is small, simple, and reasonably priced, and the mint-green espresso machine is a thing of beauty. Open daily 7-7; five-minute walk.
This place is good almost any time of day, serving coffee, a nice selection of wine and cocktails, and some light breakfast and lunch food options. Classy interior with big windows letting in lots of light, especially during the summer.
Nomads Coffee and Cocktails
1804 W 39th St
This place is good almost any time of day, serving coffee, a nice selection of wine and cocktails, and some light breakfast and lunch food options. Classy interior with big windows letting in lots of light, especially during the summer.
Sometimes you just need wings! Don't make the mistake of going with a chain --- the Pizza Hut/Wing Street on Main is worse than most, and that's saying something. The Peanut is legendary for its classic, enormous, bone-in buffalo wings, but Wings Cafe is walkable, tasty, and has a variety of styles and flavors.
Wings Cafe
3927 Broadway Blvd
Sometimes you just need wings! Don't make the mistake of going with a chain --- the Pizza Hut/Wing Street on Main is worse than most, and that's saying something. The Peanut is legendary for its classic, enormous, bone-in buffalo wings, but Wings Cafe is walkable, tasty, and has a variety of styles and flavors.
Not the most historic or the most upscale BBQ joint in KC, but it's frequently considered the best. The Z-Man sandwich is a classic pick! Always crowded, but the staff moves things along quickly. Don't bother with the satellite locations in the suburbs --- this one is the original and by far the best. Hot tip: Phone in a takeout order in advance, then just stroll past the line for pickup. 10-minute drive.
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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
3002 West 47th Avenue
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Not the most historic or the most upscale BBQ joint in KC, but it's frequently considered the best. The Z-Man sandwich is a classic pick! Always crowded, but the staff moves things along quickly. Don't bother with the satellite locations in the suburbs --- this one is the original and by far the best. Hot tip: Phone in a takeout order in advance, then just stroll past the line for pickup. 10-minute drive.
If you're in the market for a classic-yet-classy KC-style BBQ restaurant, we marginally prefer the food at Q39. However, the meat and sides are almost as good at Jack Stack, the drinks are better, and the staff runs it like a well-oiled machine. Definitely the best choice for large groups, families, or business outings. As with Joe's KC, don't bother with the satellite locations, not even the one on the Plaza.
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Jack Stack Barbecue | Freight House
101 West 22nd Street
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If you're in the market for a classic-yet-classy KC-style BBQ restaurant, we marginally prefer the food at Q39. However, the meat and sides are almost as good at Jack Stack, the drinks are better, and the staff runs it like a well-oiled machine. Definitely the best choice for large groups, families, or business outings. As with Joe's KC, don't bother with the satellite locations, not even the one on the Plaza.
The most fine-dining-type restaurant you'll find anywhere near walking distance, Freshwater is literally just a few hundred yards from the house. The cocktails are innovative, the wine list is well-curated (and well-priced), and the tasting menu is a STEAL. Reservations recommended, but if you decide to go on a whim, there's no harm in stopping in at the bar for a bit to see if a table opens up. We suggest entering via the "back" door from the parking lot behind the restaurant --- that's where the host stand and bar are situated.
Freshwater Restaurant
3711 SW Trafficway
The most fine-dining-type restaurant you'll find anywhere near walking distance, Freshwater is literally just a few hundred yards from the house. The cocktails are innovative, the wine list is well-curated (and well-priced), and the tasting menu is a STEAL. Reservations recommended, but if you decide to go on a whim, there's no harm in stopping in at the bar for a bit to see if a table opens up. We suggest entering via the "back" door from the parking lot behind the restaurant --- that's where the host stand and bar are situated.
Mary's is a decent place to get a burger any time, especially before or after a show at the Uptown, but you'd be missing out if you visit for something other than drag bingo (W, Th, F, S) or drag brunch (Su only). Both are great events for large, festive groups (even ones including the slightly underage), but definitely call ahead for a large party. And make sure you all have fat wads of singles when you arrive!
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Hamburger Mary's
3700 Broadway Boulevard
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Mary's is a decent place to get a burger any time, especially before or after a show at the Uptown, but you'd be missing out if you visit for something other than drag bingo (W, Th, F, S) or drag brunch (Su only). Both are great events for large, festive groups (even ones including the slightly underage), but definitely call ahead for a large party. And make sure you all have fat wads of singles when you arrive!

Essentials

This is the closest supermarket to our house. It's nothing particularly special, but it does the job and it's only about a 10-minute walk. Open 24 hours.
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Marsh's Sun Fresh Market
4001 Mill St
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This is the closest supermarket to our house. It's nothing particularly special, but it does the job and it's only about a 10-minute walk. Open 24 hours.
Great selection of wine, beer, and spirits at all price ranges. 5-10 minute walk.
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Gomer's Midtown
3838 Broadway Boulevard
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Great selection of wine, beer, and spirits at all price ranges. 5-10 minute walk.
If you find yourself in need of a quick trim or blowout, try this popular nearby salon. The stylists and decor lean toward tattoos, bright dye jobs, pin-ups, and rockabilly. Take them up on the PBR!
Chop Tops Hair Company
611 W 39th St
If you find yourself in need of a quick trim or blowout, try this popular nearby salon. The stylists and decor lean toward tattoos, bright dye jobs, pin-ups, and rockabilly. Take them up on the PBR!
If you're from a place that doesn't have a TJ's, you might want to check it out. Tons of unusual, delicious convenience food for traveling, along with cheap wine, beer, & booze (MO location only).
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Trader Joe's
8600 Ward Parkway
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If you're from a place that doesn't have a TJ's, you might want to check it out. Tons of unusual, delicious convenience food for traveling, along with cheap wine, beer, & booze (MO location only).
If you're a Costco loyalist, you may want to gas up and stock up on travel snacks on your way out of town. The closest location is about a 5-10 minute drive.
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Costco Wholesale
241 Linwood Blvd
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If you're a Costco loyalist, you may want to gas up and stock up on travel snacks on your way out of town. The closest location is about a 5-10 minute drive.
This is where Grant and Bonnie both go for their haircuts (and color, in Bonnie's case). Stephanie and the other stylists really know their stuff, especially when it comes to bright and complicated color work.
Halcyon Studio
2021 Washington St
This is where Grant and Bonnie both go for their haircuts (and color, in Bonnie's case). Stephanie and the other stylists really know their stuff, especially when it comes to bright and complicated color work.
This post office is... not the system's finest. But it gets the job done (eventually) and has Saturday morning hours.
United States Postal Service
200 Westport Rd
This post office is... not the system's finest. But it gets the job done (eventually) and has Saturday morning hours.

Entertainment & Activities

This Austin-based chain shows new and classic movies in a fun atmosphere, with booze and food brought to your seat by dedicated staff. They regularly play older films that you normally never would get to see on a big screen.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1400 Main Street
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This Austin-based chain shows new and classic movies in a fun atmosphere, with booze and food brought to your seat by dedicated staff. They regularly play older films that you normally never would get to see on a big screen.
If our cats aren't enough for you, get an even bigger feline fix around the corner for just $10 an hour. Whiskers doubles as an adoption center in partnership with Kansas City's municipal animal shelter. Reservations and instructions are on the Whiskers website; note that the entrance is through the parking lot off 37th St.
Whiskers Cat Cafe
3705 SW Trafficway
If our cats aren't enough for you, get an even bigger feline fix around the corner for just $10 an hour. Whiskers doubles as an adoption center in partnership with Kansas City's municipal animal shelter. Reservations and instructions are on the Whiskers website; note that the entrance is through the parking lot off 37th St.
We're currently a cat family, but we love dogs too. Even though you're not here in KC with your own pet, it's still great fun to socialize at Bar K. Always free admission for people without dogs!
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Bar K
501 Berkley
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We're currently a cat family, but we love dogs too. Even though you're not here in KC with your own pet, it's still great fun to socialize at Bar K. Always free admission for people without dogs!

Shopping

Bonnie could spend hours in this kitchen store. Every inch from floor to ceiling is full of fun stuff to look at. If you're looking for a kitchen gadget and they don't have it, it doesn't exist.
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Pryde's Old Westport
115 Westport Road
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Bonnie could spend hours in this kitchen store. Every inch from floor to ceiling is full of fun stuff to look at. If you're looking for a kitchen gadget and they don't have it, it doesn't exist.
This downtown antique mall is the perfect size --- big enough to be worth your while, but not as overwhelming as some of the enormous First Friday warehouses in the West Bottoms.
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River Market Antiques
115 West 5th Street
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This downtown antique mall is the perfect size --- big enough to be worth your while, but not as overwhelming as some of the enormous First Friday warehouses in the West Bottoms.
We've had some guests come to KC just to visit IKEA, so it's worth putting on the map. Indescribable in 200 characters! Check out ikea.com, but don't expect to really "get it" until you get there.
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IKEA
6000 Ikea Way
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We've had some guests come to KC just to visit IKEA, so it's worth putting on the map. Indescribable in 200 characters! Check out ikea.com, but don't expect to really "get it" until you get there.
Except for the architecture, The Plaza isn't particularly unique as far as outdoor malls go, but it's got a nice mix of local businesses along with mid-level and higher-end chains. True to its roots as the first shopping center in the world designed to accommodate customers arriving by automobile (it opened in 1923), there's plenty of free garage parking. If you're in the mood for a long walk, you can make it there in about 30 minutes.
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Country Club Plaza
4706 Broadway Boulevard
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Except for the architecture, The Plaza isn't particularly unique as far as outdoor malls go, but it's got a nice mix of local businesses along with mid-level and higher-end chains. True to its roots as the first shopping center in the world designed to accommodate customers arriving by automobile (it opened in 1923), there's plenty of free garage parking. If you're in the mood for a long walk, you can make it there in about 30 minutes.
Hip boutique with tons of KC-centric wares, including t-shirts, prints, and jewelry. Bonnie doesn't buy her Pickwick candles or Whiskey + Bone earrings anywhere else.
Mid Coast Modern
314 Westport Rd
Hip boutique with tons of KC-centric wares, including t-shirts, prints, and jewelry. Bonnie doesn't buy her Pickwick candles or Whiskey + Bone earrings anywhere else.

Drinks & Nightlife

You could hardly choose a better neighborhood for access to nightlife --- ten-minute walk and you're there. Westport has been up and down in recent years, but it's still Party Central.
Beautiful space with an amazing selection of bourbons, ryes, and whiskies, served straight or in one of their many creative cocktails. Bonnie's favorite is a vodka-jalapeño concoction called the Nellie Bly.
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Julep
4141 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Beautiful space with an amazing selection of bourbons, ryes, and whiskies, served straight or in one of their many creative cocktails. Bonnie's favorite is a vodka-jalapeño concoction called the Nellie Bly.
One of surprisingly few venues for live music in Westport. Mostly roots/Americana acts; Grant's bands play here often. Usually no cover! 15-minute walk.
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The Westport Saloon
4112 Pennsylvania Avenue
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One of surprisingly few venues for live music in Westport. Mostly roots/Americana acts; Grant's bands play here often. Usually no cover! 15-minute walk.
If you're in town for a birthday, graduation, or other celebration, raise a glass of bubbly at Ça Va. All types (and prices) of sparkling wine by the glass or bottle in a charming little space. Classy but not fussy, it's the favored spot for Bonnie and Grant to commemorate their wedding anniversary.
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Ça Va
4149 Pennsylvania Avenue
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If you're in town for a birthday, graduation, or other celebration, raise a glass of bubbly at Ça Va. All types (and prices) of sparkling wine by the glass or bottle in a charming little space. Classy but not fussy, it's the favored spot for Bonnie and Grant to commemorate their wedding anniversary.
One of Bonnie's absolute favorite places in all of Kansas City. The wine tasting is a steal at $6. They have Boulevard beer too, if you have any in your party that aren't into wine. Gorgeous space.
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Amigoni Urban Winery
1505 Genessee Street
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One of Bonnie's absolute favorite places in all of Kansas City. The wine tasting is a steal at $6. They have Boulevard beer too, if you have any in your party that aren't into wine. Gorgeous space.
This arcade bar is one of Grant's favorite places in KC. Convenient to downtown and to the many Mexican restaurants on Southwest Boulevard.
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Up-Down KC
101 Southwest Boulevard
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This arcade bar is one of Grant's favorite places in KC. Convenient to downtown and to the many Mexican restaurants on Southwest Boulevard.
Riot Room is one of few options in Westport for live music, and they also have a nice beer selection. Two stages, one indoor and one outdoor, often with different musical styles on each.
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The Riot Room
4048 Broadway St
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Riot Room is one of few options in Westport for live music, and they also have a nice beer selection. Two stages, one indoor and one outdoor, often with different musical styles on each.
Probably Grant's favorite bar in Midtown. Fun atmosphere, good trivia night (Tuesdays) and sports-watching, and a cool mystery beer machine behind the bar.
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The Hi-Dive Lounge
1411 West 39th Street
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Probably Grant's favorite bar in Midtown. Fun atmosphere, good trivia night (Tuesdays) and sports-watching, and a cool mystery beer machine behind the bar.
Lovely jazz lounge with great drinks and loads of atmosphere. They feature astounding musicians and never have a cover charge, so you really can't lose.
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Green Lady Lounge
1809 Grand Boulevard
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Lovely jazz lounge with great drinks and loads of atmosphere. They feature astounding musicians and never have a cover charge, so you really can't lose.
The diviest KC dive bar that Bonnie actually likes. Hipster crowd, darts, jukebox, cheap drinks, crowded smoking patio out back. Sometimes a DJ spinning classic vinyl.
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Chez Charlie
3809 Broadway
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The diviest KC dive bar that Bonnie actually likes. Hipster crowd, darts, jukebox, cheap drinks, crowded smoking patio out back. Sometimes a DJ spinning classic vinyl.
If you're a music fan here for a show and have an extra night, do yourself a favor and see what's playing at Knuckleheads. This enormous, multi-stage venue is off the beaten path, but is popular with locals for its casual, biker-bluegrass aesthetic and impeccable sound.
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Knuckleheads Saloon
2715 Rochester Avenue
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If you're a music fan here for a show and have an extra night, do yourself a favor and see what's playing at Knuckleheads. This enormous, multi-stage venue is off the beaten path, but is popular with locals for its casual, biker-bluegrass aesthetic and impeccable sound.
Cool new microbrewery in the revitalizing West Bottoms. Housed in the former Golden Ox (a classic KC steakhouse) Stockyards has great woodwork and a nice selection of beers. The West Bottoms IPA and Thunder Hef are Grant's favorites.
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Stockyards Brewing Co
1600 Genessee St
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Cool new microbrewery in the revitalizing West Bottoms. Housed in the former Golden Ox (a classic KC steakhouse) Stockyards has great woodwork and a nice selection of beers. The West Bottoms IPA and Thunder Hef are Grant's favorites.
Everything you want in a classic sports bar --- huge TVs on every wall, passable bar food, large rooftop patio, and like-minded patrons (unless you're rooting against Kansas City, of course). 15-minute walk.
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Westport Ale House
4128 Broadway Boulevard
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Everything you want in a classic sports bar --- huge TVs on every wall, passable bar food, large rooftop patio, and like-minded patrons (unless you're rooting against Kansas City, of course). 15-minute walk.
The menu and barroom at this Crossroads distillery have clearly been curated by people with Deco-inspired (and impeccable) taste. The $10 tour is well worth it!
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Tom's Town Distilling Co.
1701 Main St
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The menu and barroom at this Crossroads distillery have clearly been curated by people with Deco-inspired (and impeccable) taste. The $10 tour is well worth it!

Arts & Culture

An absolute must-see for any visitor to KC. Closed Monday and Tuesday, but you can still walk around on the grounds and view the sculptures. Open late (9pm) on Thursday and Friday. Free admission!
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
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An absolute must-see for any visitor to KC. Closed Monday and Tuesday, but you can still walk around on the grounds and view the sculptures. Open late (9pm) on Thursday and Friday. Free admission!
Affecting, solemn, well-done museum with detailed, text-heavy exhibits. Not a good choice for young children... with the exception of the elevator up to the top of the Liberty Memorial. The Memorial is separately priced and has the best (only?) publicly available high-rise view of the city. If the weather is nice, this can be a pleasant long walk from the house. You can always Uber home!
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National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
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Affecting, solemn, well-done museum with detailed, text-heavy exhibits. Not a good choice for young children... with the exception of the elevator up to the top of the Liberty Memorial. The Memorial is separately priced and has the best (only?) publicly available high-rise view of the city. If the weather is nice, this can be a pleasant long walk from the house. You can always Uber home!
Even if you're not normally a big fan of classical music or ballet, the building alone is worth a trip. The white marble lobby in particular is absolutely stunning.
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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway Boulevard
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Even if you're not normally a big fan of classical music or ballet, the building alone is worth a trip. The white marble lobby in particular is absolutely stunning.
The residence/studio of legendary American realist Thomas Hart Benton is managed by the Missouri parks department, but is nevertheless a "regular" early-1900s home in the Roanoke neighborhood just across Southwest Trafficway. The studio and family residence are frozen in time in an unusual and intimate fashion. Limited hours; check the website to ensure they'll be open when you arrive. 10-minute walk.
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Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
3616 Belleview Avenue
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The residence/studio of legendary American realist Thomas Hart Benton is managed by the Missouri parks department, but is nevertheless a "regular" early-1900s home in the Roanoke neighborhood just across Southwest Trafficway. The studio and family residence are frozen in time in an unusual and intimate fashion. Limited hours; check the website to ensure they'll be open when you arrive. 10-minute walk.

Parks & Nature

Kansas City's municipal parks system has been large and well-funded for more than a hundred years. The main urban green spaces near the house are clean, popular, and safe, even if the weather isn't always cooperative.
This large park has had many recent improvements to its walking trails and interpretive nature stations. Lots of hillside stairs and elevation change if you're looking for a challenging, scenic run.
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Roanoke Park
Roanoke Road
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This large park has had many recent improvements to its walking trails and interpretive nature stations. Lots of hillside stairs and elevation change if you're looking for a challenging, scenic run.
Loose Park is one of Kansas City's best-known parks. Just south of the Plaza on the north end of Brookside, it's a safe, impeccably maintained urban park and garden.
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Jacob L. Loose Park
5200 Wornall Road
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Loose Park is one of Kansas City's best-known parks. Just south of the Plaza on the north end of Brookside, it's a safe, impeccably maintained urban park and garden.
Well-lit and heavily used, Mill Creek Park is a great choice for solo guests in need of a dedicated walking/running path, even at odd hours. Try some of the exercise stations on your way to the beautiful JC Nichols Memorial Fountain at the south end.
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Mill Creek Park
West 43rd St
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Well-lit and heavily used, Mill Creek Park is a great choice for solo guests in need of a dedicated walking/running path, even at odd hours. Try some of the exercise stations on your way to the beautiful JC Nichols Memorial Fountain at the south end.