Category Archives: Eat Local KC

Eat Local KC: Westside Local and Manifesto

The husband and I recently did a fabulous little staycation in Kansas City for our 2nd anniversary. The first night we wanted to go out to eat so we chose Westside Local. It has been on my restaurant to-do list FOREVER, since it sources tons of local farmers for its food. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and I was

Eat Local KC: Urban Table

We visited Urban Table during KC Restaurant Week, a weeklong restaurant exhibition where restaurants offer a prix fixe menu with part of the proceeds going to various charities in KC. Urban Table offered one of the more extensive prix fixe menus, so we chose to visit them. I loved the rustic burlap and metal décor. . The restaurant was extremely

A Night at Cellar & Loft

Last Tuesday we took the opportunity to use a Groupon for a wine class at Cellar and Loft. I didn’t know anything about Cellar and Loft, located in the River Market, but I thought a wine class would be a fun opportunity to learn more about wine. The class was held in the intimate cellar of the combination store/tasting room.

Eat Local KC: Marketplace Justice

Have I talked about how much I love Urbanspoon yet? No? Indulge me for a second. I love using Urbanspoon to plan out where we’ll eat on trips. I used it exclusively to plan where we were going to eat in Hermann. When the husband was in St. Louis and needed something good within walking distance, I hopped on and

Eat Local KC: Rye

I had a good feeling I would like Rye when I saw it was owned by the husband-wife chef team of bluestem. Bonus points for a great location (Mission Farms), a great view and growing some of their own veggies right outside their restaurant (!!). The local foodie in me has been so excited to try it out and we

Eat Local KC: t. Loft

I have a new addiction and its not going to be good for my wallet but it probably will be great for my health. I was so excited when I saw that there was a new place in town advertising tea, juice and clean eats. These people speak my language! As with anything, it took us a while to make

Eat Local KC: Green Room Burgers and Beer

We continue on our quest to hit all the local food restaurants in KC. See the ones we’ve hit so far here. A last minute decision to go out led us to Green Room Burgers and Beer, a Westport burger joint. This one was another hit. It has a relaxing, welcome atmosphere and a simple menu. It happened to be

Eat Local KC: Room 39

Last week we tried out Room 39, a restaurant with locations in Midtown and Mission Farms. Their seasonal menu sources ingredients from local farmers. I love seeing farmers that I have bought produce from featured on the menu. We went to the Mission Farms location and enjoyed dinner on the patio. There is an extensive drink menu including drinks made

Eat Local KC: Smokin’ Fresh BBQ

Ever since I saw the Smokin’ Fresh food truck drive by, I knew I had to try it. Of course, the phrase “Kansas City’s Only All-Natural and Organic Barbecue” immediately grabbed my attention. I found out they are at the Waldo Farmer’s Market every Wednesday which lines up perfectly with our days off. We went to the Waldo Farmer’s Market

Eat Local KC: bluestem + Glace

Since I’ve been learning more about food, I’ve developed an interest in and a growing appreciation for local food. I’m attempting to balance clean eating with exploring local cuisine and becoming more adventurous with food. I believe in supporting the small, local family farms that are disappearing more and more. For this reason we’re slowly making our way through the