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On a sunny Saturday, I found myself crunching through the fall leaves in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood, situated in Kansas City, Kansas right on 5th street. I admittedly had never been to Strawberry Hill, though I’ve heard of it many times. It reminded me of a Hallmark movie come to life! The way the sun hit the fall colored leaves with the mom and pop stores and restaurants that dotted the main drive. It is a darling and quiet little reprieve from the hustle and bustle of downtown Kansas City, just 5 minutes down the way. 

Hassle-Free Holiday Dinners

By Guest Blogger on November 19, 2019

Family Dining at Great Wolf Lodge

Looking for holiday dinner options during your business trip or stay in Kansas City, KS?  Tired of cooking and slaving away for Holiday dinners?  Check out some of the restaurants in our area that are happy to do the cooking and cleaning for you while you enjoy that extra time with your family! 

When it’s cold outside these Kansas City, KS comfort food dishes will bring the warmth from within.

Vietnam Cafe Pho

Pho from Vietnam Café

This classic Vietnamese dish fills a giant bowl with broth, rice noodles and your choice of meat like beef, meatball or chicken. To make the dish completely your own, each dish comes with a place of herbs, lime, sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnam Cafe

Woodyard Barbecue

Burnt End Chili from Woodyard BBQ

Woodyard’s smoked burnt ends add a heartiness to this twist on a cold-weather staple that

October NASCAR races are upon us, meaning thousands will gather in Kansas City, KS for one big, adrenaline inducing, engine roaring weekend. No matter who you’re bringing with you to the Hollywood Casino 400 or any of the NASCAR events happening October 18-20, you can keep the heart-thumping good times happening all throughout the city with these fun things to do 10 minutes or less from Kansas Speedway

Barbecue and tacos are without a doubt the first types of cuisine outsiders think of first when they hear Kansas City, KS. However it’s a local secret that delicious, piping-hot pizza is never too far from reach. October is National Pizza Month! In Kansas City, KS you’ll find plenty of spots to grab your slice of the pie. 

Fall in the Midwest arrives with crisp air, trees transformed into orange, yellow and red wonders, and the lingering smell of bonfire sticking to your sweater. It welcomes in annual events and seasonal activities saved only for this special time of year. If you’re doing fall in the Midwest, you’ll want to make these five ideas your official bucket list for celebrating this autumn’s arrival in Kansas City, KS.

Renaissance Festival King and Queen 2019

1. Check out some of Kansas City’s favorite festivals

The Kansas City Renaissance