No Vacancy is the Crossroads’ coolest staycation spot

No Vacancy isn’t a typical Airbnb. Rather, think of this former Crossroads office space like a miniature boutique hotel, with eight unique rooms and a courtyard for hosting events. Spencer Sight, the main designer and founder of No Vacancy (novacancykc.com), wanted to create a charming oasis where guests could find a higher level of elegance.… Continue reading No Vacancy is the Crossroads’ coolest staycation spot

How a hippie art collective called the Foolkillers staged the first haunted house in Kansas City

Photo courtesy of the Foolkillers

The haunted house was an outgrowth of the Foolkillers, a countercultural organization that started in 1970 in Kansas City. We wanted to change the world through creating our own culture. The idea being that once people become more aware of art and their ability to create, they become more aware of their humanity and therefore… Continue reading How a hippie art collective called the Foolkillers staged the first haunted house in Kansas City

Aunt Mildred’s #10 brings a sixty-year-old barbecue legacy—and top secret sauce—to KC

Photo by Zach Bauman

Aunt Mildred’s #10 has been open only a couple months, but Earstin Sanders’ barbecue story started more than sixty years ago. “Our story goes back to 1944,” he says. “My grandpa, MacArthur Williams, had a restaurant called Mac’s Barbecue for forty years in Portland, Arkansas. He came up with the sauce and he passed it… Continue reading Aunt Mildred’s #10 brings a sixty-year-old barbecue legacy—and top secret sauce—to KC