More than 5,000 apartments are under construction or planned in downtown Kansas City — but very few are reserved for lower-income residents who might use the opportunity to pay off debt, switch careers, pursue a dream or save for a home.
If you're a regular at J's Fish and Chicken, you know all about the Kansas City fast food joint's "crack chicken" — addictive tenders, wings, thighs and breasts coated in crunchy batter and lots of lemon pepper seasoning.
The Middle of the Map festival will be held June 29-30 at Kansas City's Crown Center and venues in the Crossroads Arts District. Social Distortion and Grizzly Bear, Spoon and Built to Spill are among the headliners.
An amenity-laden mixed-use apartment building with retail space could soon be coming to a neighborhood west of the Plaza and south of Westport. "Midtown Crossing" is planned for 44th Street and Belleview Avenue.
The Kansas City Police Department is adding 10 parking control officers downtown, which will mean more tickets for people who park illegally. The police received $145,000 from the public works department to help hire more officers.
Zarda, a smokehouse with locations in Lenexa and Blue Springs, won The Star's March Madness-style burnt ends tournament. Watch how Zarda's popular Limited Reserve burnt ends are made from the point half of a smoked brisket.
The Eddie Bauer store at 436 Nichols Road on the Country Club Plaza will close May 2 after more than 25 years on the Plaza. The company said it will consolidate the store with its locations in Oak Park Mall and the Legends Outlets.
The former Pizzabella space in Kansas City's Crossroads District will be taken by the owners of Mali Thai Bistro in Lee's Summit. Owners Doug and Nutnisa Hoffman plan to open Baramee Thai Bistro in June.
Our burnt ends bracket started with 16 barbecue joints. After four weeks and more than 92,000 votes, the winner of our March Madness-style 'cue contest is ... Zarda! The restaurant won with an astonishing 90 percent of the final round votes.
Our Daily Nada at 304 Delaware St. in the River Market wants to be a gathering place from mid-morning to late evening. It will have a coffee shop, bookstore, wine bar and community space for book clubs, open mic nights and more.
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend hosts Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner, along with their famous guests including comedian Seth Herzog and singer David Cook, entertained the Midland crowd.