10cf746e54 Today, there are five restaurants and the historic Downtown Freight House is considered the spot for business barbecue dinners with drinks like a Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita and Jacks Smokin Mary. You could get the steak or the catfish, but people flock to Stroud’s for the fried chicken. Best Mixology Event: Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival Fans of liquid chefs shouldn’t miss our premier regional cocktail competition, Paris of the Plains (PoP) Cocktail Festival founded by KC Master Sommelier Doug Frost,The Rieger’s Ryan Maybee and Liquid Minded Concepts' Brandon Cummins. ^ ^ Christgau, Robert. The cozy caf also serves coffee, breakfast, and lunchtime soups, salads and sandwiches. With a 2.89 ERA, 52 strikeouts in 18games as of press time, this former Princeton baseball and basketball star (Young is a whopping 6 feet 10 inches tall!) is a lethal weapon in our bullpen.
Our favorite feature: the graffiti murals by local artist Van Holmgren. 435 Magazine / August 2015 / Best of KC 2015 Best of KC 2015 Read on for KC's best oyster bar, workout, brunch, luxe apartment, french fries, bike trail, rooftop bar, pet groomer, margarita and much more! By Kate Baxendale, Caitlin Busch and Nancy Staab, photos by Brad Austin, Jeremey Theron Kirby, Anna Petrow, Brooke Vandever and Landon Vonderschmidt For our 10-year annversary of 435 Magazine, our editorial team revisited some of our absolute favorite spots, services, food/drink, culture picks and professionals, as well as plenty of new entrants for added spice. 50 E. Choose something simple like a strawberry shake or maybe a PB Marshmallow. They take professionalism to the next level. A veteran collector with a lynx eye for the artful, elegant and unusual, Filley’s store is chock ablock with obelisks, gilt frames, weathered garden urns, marble fountains, ornamental wrought iron gates and statuary from lost estates, ancestral portraits from forgotten families, dusty church icons, and salvaged capitals, columns and other architectural pieces from old buildings that fell sway to the wrecking ball. And Lidia’s signature Pasta Trio, served tableside and offered daily for $22, is a meal fit for a (carb) king. Don’t miss the wall-hung jeans bar! Two area locations, on the Plaza and in Leawood, baldwindenim.com Best Home Dcor Shop: Nell Hills The well-established home showroom, Nell Hills, is a decorator’s decorating shop. Don’t miss the daily chalkboard specials. 4400 Raytown Road, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 513-9821, kcpetproject.org Best Pet Supply store: Brookside Barkery & Bath Kansas City’s first and finest all-natural pet food store provides the most up-to-date pet health and nutrition information, with expert staff at your service.