For All The Mothers in KCK

First, we would like to shout out some notable Kansas City, Kansas Mothers and their stories.

Laura Summa, a proud KCK native, who is passionate about her hometown, her beautiful family, design, creativity, art, old architecture, hard work, big dreams and engaging with interesting people. In 2013, alongside her husband Wes, they took a bold step, acquiring their beloved bar, Chicago's, where Laura was once a bartender. As the owner, Laura has crafted a special space for the community, celebrating nearly 1 year of memories and blessings, with hopes for many more ahead. 

Chicago's Laura Summa & Her Baby

Shai Perry is a black bi-racial woman, artist, mother, and curator. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University, where she studied sculpture and cultural anthropology. She is currently the Gallery Coordinator for Kansas City Kansas Community College, where she has the pleasure to advise student organizations, curate the Art Gallery, facilitate the campus collection, and manage artistic visions for public spaces. She is also working on a Master's in Arts Management and Leadership at Wichita State University. Perry’s research in anthropology heavily influenced her career. She has recently also been appointed to fill the position of At Large Representative for the Kansas Museums Association Board of Directors.

Shai Perry

Marlen Hernandez is a Director of Hunger Relief at Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Argentine MS Alumni and Proud Wyandotte High School Bulldog Class of 2005. She oversees the operations of their two hunger-related programs, Cross-Lines Community Kitchen, that serves hot breakfast and lunch, Monday-Friday, to anyone that walks in their doors doors & the Cross-Lines Community Market which is a dignified pantry experience. This Pantry provides a grocery-store like experience where shoppers can choose the foods most appropriate for their household.


Chef Annie is a Chef and Owner at Tao Tao. Chef Annie opened her Chinese restaurant over 50 years ago and has been a stable in Kansas City, KS for decades. Bringing kindness and full stomachs to the community, leaving her mark in our hearts.

Chef Annie in Tao Tao

KCK Mother's Day Must-Do's

Tao Tao

Tao Tao is an excellent, family oriented Chinese restaurant located on Minnesota Ave. The restaurant’s most popular dishes: shrimp fried rice, combination lo mein, shrimp or chicken egg rolls, and Springfield Cashew Chicken.

Mothers everywhere would appreciate a nice dinner at this location, known for its family, friendly environment!


Chicago's is a dive bar on Central Ave, known for its environment and drinks, Chicago's is a great option for any evening. It is great option for a laid-back, neighborhood bar experience and offers safe, affordable, and tasty fun for those who want to take the edge off. They commonly have promotions for big days, so they may announce having something lined up for Mother's Day too!


Rowe Ridge​ Vineyard & Winery

Rowe Ridge is Wyandotte County's very own winery! The perfect Mother's Day gift could be a gift card to Rowe Ridge or even a wine tasting for two experience! Visitors are welcome to taste Rowe Ridge wines and browse the tasting room gift shop, stroll through the vineyard and fish in the vineyard pond. 
Wine flights are $8.00 and include six to eight wines and a souvenir logo wine glass to take home. 

Rowe Ridge requests reservations for groups of 5 or larger

Rowe Ridge - Clinking Glasses

Epic Clay Arts studio

EPIC Clay Studio is an art studio in KCK, they offer affordable, inclusive clay classes to community members of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Gift cards start at $20, and adult classes start at $30. The perfect gift for the creative and expressive mothers, you can check out Epic here!

Epic Clay Art Studio Class

Legend's Outlets

Keep it simple and explore the Legends Outlets! They have many options ranging from a fun dining experience at Dave & Busters, to shopping at Francesca's, Nike, and more. Between those shops, the Movies, and the outside seating areas, it makes the perfect Mother's Day outing!

Legends Outlets Kansas City

Joe's BBQ

Last but not least, another hometown staple, Joe's BBQ. An evening or a gift card at Joe's would be an excellent gift for Mother's Day. Joe's offers delicious BBQ options, apparel, sauces, and even has gift cards starting at $10. The Joe's in KCK would be perfect for anyone and would definitely make your Mother's Day special.

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que