In a matter of minutes, Deb and Jim Crum lost everything. The couple own and operate Crum’s Heirloom Farm, which was devastatingly destroyed when an EF-4 tornado ripped through Bonner Springs earlier this week. Strong storms across the Midwest and the Plains have garnered waves of destructive tornadoes in Missouri and Kansas this spring, and area… Continue reading This beloved family farm in Lawrence was destroyed by a tornado — here’s how you can help
Farina Michael Smith has been one of Kansas City’s most respected chefs for the past two decades. If the stalwart chef now wishes to distinguish himself as our own neo-Italian nonna, he’s well on his way. Farina, the modern Italian concept he opened in the Crossroads in February, features impeccable housemade pastas, an impressive raw… Continue reading The Crossroads: 7 of our favorite restaurants
Summer is always over a little sooner than you hope. Last year, the season ended abruptly for my 3-year-old daughter at her favorite place in the city: the splash pad in Loose Park. All summer long, we hit the park pretty much every afternoon. On the final weekend, we showed up before they were… Continue reading Summer has come to Kansas City– here’s the Ultimate Guide
In Texas, the armadillo is ubiquitous. What you might not know: The small mammals covered in a leathery shell are a relative newcomer to the Lone Star State. Armadillos are native to South America and were unknown outside the Rio Grande Valley in the southern tip of Texas when the state joined the union in… Continue reading Can anything stop the armadillo from taking over Kansas City?
Panoramic views of downtown Kansas City The highly anticipated rooftop bar at the Crossroads Hotel is finally open. The rooftop beer garden at Percheron (2101 Central St., Kansas City, Mo., crossroadshotelkc.com) serves up sweeping 360-degree panoramic views of downtown Kansas City. There’s plenty of space for large groups, with a full bar and a drink… Continue reading New KC Restaurant Openings June 2019
Emily Fox credits her husband Jordan’s interest in botany with the start of their relationship. They began dating nearly a decade ago, when both were in college. “He would ask if I wanted to go out and find this random plant he was searching for,” she says with a laugh. The field assignments from Jordan’s… Continue reading Meet Jordan and Emily Fox, the couple behind High and Dry Cactus Co.