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Located at the Raphael Hotel, Chaz on the Plaza is a great choice for a sophisticated dining experience. The elegantly designed restaurant, with its mural of Plaza attractions and walnut finishes is perfectly suited for a quiet meal, and the live jazz and classical music enhance the appeal even further. The local fare is crafted from the best of the season's produce, and you can feast on delicacies like shallot-braised chicken breast and diver-caught scallops, followed by confections like the deconstructed berry parfait. There is also an extensive list of cocktails and wines for you to enjoy.
Yearn for some seasoned potatoes or those peppery omelets? Head to First Watch, a famous chain serving nutritious yet appetizing breakfast grub in a laid-back setting. This First Watch outpost occupies a busy location in North Kansas and welcomes health-focused diners to relish their scrumptious lunch, brunch and breakfast specialties. Menu features fresh salads, wholesome sandwiches, mellow pancakes and the legendary omelets. Do sample its delicious Killer Cajun omelet served with piquant dressings and sauce. Reuben sandwiches and vegetarian burgers are also popular with regular eaters at First Watch.
Locally sourced, made in small batches with seasonal ingredients and Mid-west milk; it's no wonder that Glacé Artisan Ice Cream is as popular as it is. With an entire range of innovative flavors from Earl Gray Tea, Strawberry Balsamic, Salted Pretzel and Goat Cheese & Wildflower Honey, those less adventurous can stick to tried and tested favorites like Malted Milk, Peaches and cream and Peanut Butter Chocolate. Creamy texture and original flavors have people coming back for more to this tiny dessert shop. Next time you're craving a sweet treat, Glacé is a great option to try out.
Part of a popular local theme bars chain, The Peanut at Main Street is an unpretentious spot frequented by residents and tourists alike. Made famous by their legendary flavorsome bacon-lettuce-tomato subs and zesty chicken wings, The Peanut is arguably one of the best city spots to devour those crunchy wings in a chilled out atmosphere that almost spills onto a divey mood. The wholesome BLTs can be ordered as single or triple, while the waitstaff are friendly enough to provide extras like diced avocados, fried eggs and bacon. Do sample its classic chicken sandwiched made with seasoned chicken breast, red bell pepper, red onion and tossed with oodles of cream and Swiss cheese, presented on a fluffy burger bun.
Muddy’s has great coffee, friendly and experienced baristas, delicious paninis, and a comfy atmosphere. This is great place to come and read a book or to bring a group and relax. With frequent art showings and poetry readings, they have become a part of the local community. They are a prime place to go to stay connected to what’s going on in the city. Old and young alike gather here as a break from the workday and a chance to chat with friendly neighbors and friends. -Robin Sontheimer