Vintage Dining
Vintage ‘Attitude’

Vintage ‘Attitude’

Vintage ‘Attitude’ In the years leading up to World War I, there were few midtown streets in Kansas City as busy as 31st, the fast-moving artery going from the eastside to the west with crowded streetcars taking patrons to movie theaters, shopping districts, restaurants and neighborhood drugstores. One of those neighborhood pharmacies, at the corner...
The Art Of The Vintage Picnic

The Art Of The Vintage Picnic

The Art Of The Vintage Picnic The art of the vintage picnic is about embracing the elegance of presentation and creating an easy menu! The perfect vintage basket, utensils, and blanket can be found at rummage sales, local vintage shops, or your grandmother’s attic. This is a guide to create the ideal vintage inspired picnic...
Vintage Treats, Old Stories

Vintage Treats, Old Stories

Vintage Treats, Old Stories Phones buzzing, cars honking, schedules beckoning — switch off the notifications, belly up to the counter, and indulge yourself with a treat and a story of the past. Fox’s Drugstore and Soda Fountain in Raytown has been in the Fox family since 1953. Lowe’s Soda Fountain has been an icon of...
The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining

The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining

The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining Neighborhood gathering spot gets intimate with the outside By Rhiannon Ross A middle-aged man in blue jeans and a white ball cap stands next to a parking sign, dragging on the last of a cigarette. Near his feet, a plastic bucket filled nearly to the brim with water,...
Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova COOKING NOTE: THE GLAMPER MUST BE CONNECTED TO GAS AND POWER TO COMPLETE THE RECIPES. Glamping season is here! The spell of the summer heat can be tempered best by good food and drink! While glamping in the great outdoors here are two vintage inspired recipes that will...
Vintage Dining: Happy Gills Cafe & Hangout

Vintage Dining: Happy Gills Cafe & Hangout

Happy Gills Cafe & Hangout Experiencing the simple joy of ‘Kitchen sitting’ Words: Rhiannon Ross From the solo perch of the high chair as a youngin, we grow and descend to the lowlands of the communal kitchen table. Sounds play on the memory during that transition, including the scrape of kitchen chair legs scooching across...
Vintage Dining: Henry's Tea Room

Vintage Dining: Henry’s Tea Room

Henry’s Tea Room The magic of yesteryear at Henry’s Tearoom Words: Rhiannon Ross When I was five years old, I’d skip around the perimeter of my Grandma Nora’s tiny house in southwest Missouri, bellowing: I’m late, I’m late for A very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late....
Vintage Dining: Brown & Loe

Vintage Dining: Brown & Loe

Brown & Loe A new spot serves up classic comfort food in the River Market district Words: Kirsten Hudson It’s Friday night. The bell of the new Kansas City streetcar chimes as it whirs by the entrance to City Market. Tomorrow, the market will come to life as people flock in from all over the metro to buy fruits and veggies, sample...