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Inaugurated in 2013, Heirloom Bakery and Hearth is a cozy bakery and lounge located in Kansas City, MO. They follow the home style of cooking and offer delectable breakfast options made of locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. There is a strong aroma of freshly baked biscuits, bread, scones, pies and their pastries are worth a try.
The fact that this restaurant is next door to a gas station shouldn't deter you from trying some of the best barbecue in Kansas. It is located just over the border from Missouri's downtown KC and is consistently packed with hungry diners devouring plates of smoked meats. Some of the standards include pulled pork, beef brisket, sandwiches and their famous 'burnt ends' (the bits of bark on the brisket). In addition to this original location, there are three others around the state. Check website for full menu and details.
This local favorite features a rustic Italian décor, a warm fireplace and outdoor dining overlooking a creek. Although it is upscale and romantic, with servers dressed in tux shirts and ties, diners dress casually and the atmosphere is relaxed. This restaurant also connects to an adjoining market where diners can enjoy sandwiches. Entrees include shrimp scampi, lobster, chicken and KC strip. This award-winning restaurant, a Kansas City favorite, is perfect for business meetings and romantic occasions.
Minsky’s makes pizza into a gourmet meal. They have unique pizza combinations such as the Pollo Patate di Petto (Chicken, potatoes, garlic, provolone and Swiss cheese), BBQ Chicken, and the Nature's Choice (a vegetarian pizza complete with artichoke hearts and almonds). Besides pizza, they serve a variety of sandwiches, grinders, gyros, and pastas. Delivery is available, along with catering and event space rental. This is a good place to relax with a glass of beer or wine with dinner. -Robin Sontheimer
Eggct. is one of the most comfortable and classy breakfast / brunch places in Kansas City. They have many healthy choices, such as the Apple and Goat Cheese Omelet and their Fresh Yogurt and Granola, but they also serve many traditional down-home dishes like the Huevos Rancheros and Biscuits and Gravy. They also have a full coffee bar with unique drinks like Hot Ciocolatta and Bango Berry Smoothies. Free wi-fi, delivery, and event spaces are available. -Robin Sontheimer
Rye Leawood is an upscale restaurant and bar which serves delectable American preparations. Located in Leawood, KS, Fried Chicken Sandwich and Rye Butcher Board and some of the popular choices from their extensive menu. They have an excellent brunch menu and also offers a wide array of beverages ranging from cocktails like The Botanist and Lavender Fils to wines, beers, and other alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages. The restaurant is wood paneled throughout with well-complemented furnishing and a well-maintained patio. They do catering for events and have facilities for private dining as well.