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200 E 25th St #400, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Four different James Beard Best Chefs Midwest have helmed The American, which features an ever-changing menu of four-star meals at the upscale dining experience in Kansas City. New Executive Chef Josh Eans has put together a summer menu of seafood...
1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Completed in 2011, the Moshe Safdie-designed Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is the most visually stunning and acoustically perfect music venue in the country. The Center is a glass and stainless steel shell over two distinct theaters,...
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
I have traveled throughout the States and Europe, and my favorite building is smack dab in the middle of the U.S. I love the contrast of the old art museum modeled after (I believe) the Cleveland Art Museum, and the new addition by Steven Holl. It...
251 E 55th St, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
A little farther south than the Plaza, but easily accessible off of Brookside Boulevard in the sought-after Brookside neighborhood, the Crestwood Shops are almost entirely local, high-end design stores. Charlecote, The Pear Tree, and O’Home are...
101 W 22nd St #300, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Kansas City is most famous for its barbecue: Bring up the topic, and locals will declare loyalties and dig in. If you’re downtown, the best barbecue experience is Fiorella’s Jack Stack in the Freight House District across the tracks from Union...
31 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
Kill Devil Club is Kansas City’s newest hotspot. With live jazz music, delicious platters of nibbles best when shared, and hand-crafted cocktails, the Kill Devil Club is a perfect spot to hit with a loved one or a group of friends when you’re...
700 De Mun Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
Local magazines and newspapers consistently vote Kaldi's the best coffeehouse and we can't argue. At this location, the delightful little corner shop offers inside or sidewalk seating, delicious coffee, pastries, wraps, burritos, and other...
6101 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
The boathouse is a restaurant, bar, and boat rental facility located on the lake in the middle of Forest Park. While the outdoor dining and boat rentals are only available in warmer months, it's also open in the winter for lunch (I love the Salmon...
5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA
Every year on the third weekend of September, more than 150,000 people gather for the second oldest hot air balloon event in the United States, The Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Seventy hot-air balloons launch for a Hare and Hounds event from...
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Kansas City’s Union Station is most notorious for 1933 shootout between Pretty Boy Floyd (allegedly) and the FBI and KCMO police (supposedly the bullet holes still exist). Today, Union Station has been restored to its architectural glory, hosting...
Lebanon, MO 65536, USA
Driving on Route 66 in Lebanon, Missouri is a blast from the past. There are many great Americana buildings to find and photograph. Most of them are no longer in use but some like the Munger Moss Motel are still operating. It's a great town to...
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