The owner of this restaurant has spent most of his life outside of KC, in other parts of the world where ingredients are used and fused in innumerable ways. Longboards focuses on the wrap and noodle bowl culture in places like San Diego, Hawaii and the Philippines. Some of the items include salad bowls like the Lumpia Roll Salad, noodle bowls like the Carne Asada and massive grilled wraps. The grilled wraps have names like 'Super-A-Bomb', 'Bad Mofo', 'Samoan', 'Country Boy' and '619'. Each one has myriad items and is absolutely delicious, in fact, the '619' pays homage to San Diego and is filled with steak, shrimp, guacamole, Pepperjack cheese, olives, bacon, a hard-boiled egg, Chipotle ranch and rice, it's definitely one of the best on the menu.
Vegans in Kansas City couldn't have been happier when the city got its first all-vegan bakery and coffeehouse in 2011. The menu at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse is certifiably gluten-free and a hundred percent vegan. The place offers a wide variety of cookies, cupcakes, tarts, muffins, and scones, to name a few. Apart from this, they also serve brilliant coffees and teas that give you a fantastic start of the day.
This little pizzeria in South KC brings a little NYC flavor to the Midwest with its original thin, chewy crust pizzas. Inside it is quite small and there are only a few stools, however most people order pies for take-out or come in to grab a quick slice. The pizzas are simple ones topped with only a few ingredients, some include the classic Margherita, pepperoni and sausage and many more.
This pub grub spot is located right on the state line between Kansas and Missouri on Westport Avenue. Inside, the American comfort food menu brings in diners from both states and the affordable prices keep them coming back. Twin City has specials throughout the week, some include All-You-Can-Eat shrimp on weekends and a 10oz. K.C. strip for under 10USD on Tuesdays! Check website for complete menu and other information.
Next time you think of donuts, head to LaMar's Donuts. This little doughnut shop serves decadent, perfectly baked doughnuts in a variety of flavors.Some of the popular flavors include chocolate iced with coconut, red velvet, their house special Snicker John, and lemon cake. The service is quite prompt too.
Don't go hankering around the next time you are craving for Japanese fare. Head straight to Mr. Hibachi, a typical Japanese restaurant that serves a slew of traditional and authentic dishes, that are cooked to absolute perfection, Choose between a variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, and mains. Their seafood preparations are a must try. Loyal patrons recommend general Tso's chicken, sesame shrimp, Mongolian beef, and spicy tuna sushi roll.
The Brick is one place in Kansas you surely don't want to miss out on. From delicious food to live performances and music shows, it has it all. The Brick boasts of a diverse menu with everything from burgers and salads to chicken soups on it. From Tuesdays to Thursdays the bar comes up with some great live original music shows, including a variety of Karaoke shows too. A variety of catering services are also on offer.
Started by a prominent Kansas City sculptor to help revive the Crossroads Art District, Grinders is now the premier spot for great food, art, music, and fun. Interesting daily specials include a Hungarian food night, half off Death wings, and cheap mimosas. Live music by big name bands can be seen in the field behind the bar, which doubles as a sculpture garden. More sculptures, paintings, and prints are inside to view or to buy. Other events occur year round, such as beer tastings and BBQ competitions.
If you are a fan of delicious burgers then Town Topic is the perfect place for you. Grab a quick bite in this quirky little joint where they serve hamburgers, sandwiches, home-made chili and desserts. Start the day with an elaborate breakfast with HashBrowns, French Toast or Cinnamon Roll being some of the specials available. Triple Cheeseburger, Double Hamburger or Grilled Ham & Cheese are a few of the heavenly burgers seen on the menu. As for desserts, sweet-tooth lovers can be tempted with a delicious Sundae or Rootbeer Float. The rates are affordable, so hurry up and come over to have an appetizing meal! It is open for 24 hours, so you can pop up any time you wish for a tasty meal!
John's offers three floors of fun in downtown Kansas City. The first floor is geared to the sports minded, with multiple televisions and a big wooden bar. The second floor is more action oriented, with pool tables, dartboards and video games to keep drinkers busy. The third floor is actually a roof top deck that hosts live bands from March through October. The music, ranging from rock to jazz to blues, features local and regional favorites. The menu is filled with the usual bar fare at reasonable prices.
Having garnered widespread recognition in Kansas City, Happy Gillis features a quaint interior, with numerous frames adorning the white walls and comfortable tables set at regular intervals before the open kitchen where chefs work their magic. It offers a delectable menu which includes scrumptious classic food items like biscuits and gravy, organic and healthy salads, meatloaves, and smoked salmon toasts among others. Along with these, guests can pick from an assortment of beers and cocktails as they unwind in the warm space infused with a pleasant atmosphere. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious, with the establishment endeavoring to provide guests with the best experience. All their ingredients are fresh, natural and locally sourced. Happy Gillis also hosts a number of exciting events so be sure to look out for those!