Michael Zeller’s appreciation for Kansas City’s old bridges runs deep. “I went to North Kansas City High School just across the river,” Zeller says. “As high school and college students in the early eighties, we would hang out on ASB Bridge on Saturday nights with a case of Old Style beer and swing our legs… Continue reading An old railroad bridge over the Kansas River could become a signature tourism draw
Drastic measures’ opening was a gamble, and not because it opened in the middle of the pandemic last June. The downtown Shawnee speakeasy serves elegant hand-crafted cocktails but no food. Until November, Johnson County technically required establishments to make thirty percent of their earnings in food sales. “We didn’t build a kitchen,” says co-owner Jay… Continue reading Will new laws open Johnson County to its first-ever nightlife district?
Incahoots looks more like a playground than a coffee shop. The new Parkville spot (100 S. Main St., Parkville) opened in June in a former rail station with two 1920s Pullman train cars providing seating. The exterior is painted in cheerful reds and yellows. Ryan and Emily O’Laughlin thought their city needed a good doughnut… Continue reading In Parkville, a stunning new doughnut shop with train car seating
Indianapolis is full of surprises. Go around a corner in the middle of Indiana’s capital and largest city and you may encounter a canal lined with paddle boats. Around another there’s a white terracotta building that looks like it could house a Smithsonian museum but turns out to have been a Coke bottling plant that’s… Continue reading A perfect weekend in the Bottleworks District of Indianapolis