Kansas City Dining Guide: Discover the Best Food and Drink Offerings

Welcome to your Kansas City dining guide, where we bring you the latest and greatest in the local food and drink scene. Whether you're looking to impress a date, show your family the best of KC, or simply get out of the house, we've got you covered. Join me, Oliver Johnson, as we explore the diverse and delicious offerings that Kansas City has to offer.

Something New: Soup Subscription with a Purpose

Discover a fabulous fall idea: a soup subscription that not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports seniors and families in need. Join the soupscription movement and make a difference while enjoying delicious meals.

Are you ready for this fabulous fall idea? A soup subscription! Each week, subscribers can pick up one quart of soup and focaccia bread–enough to feed 2-3 people. Subscribers can add quarts, Kanbe’s Market seasonal salad, or more bread. But wait, it gets better. For each soupscription sold, The Prospect will provide a subscription to seniors and families in need. The cost is $100/month.

Celebrating Success: Stone Hill Winery's Award-Winning Wines

Raise a glass to Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, MO, for their exceptional wines. Discover the Cream Sherry that received high accolades at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the Old Vine Reserve Norton that took top honors at the Missouri Wine Competition.

Congratulations to Hermann, MO’s Stone Hill Winery! At the Decanter World Wine Awards, their Cream Sherry received the 11th-highest American wine score out of over 18,000 wine entries. Also, their 2020 Old Vine Reserve Norton was awarded the top honors at the 2023 Missouri Wine Competition.

Taste of Thailand: Seafood Tom Yum at Thai Orchid

Indulge in the flavors of Thailand with a special seafood Tom Yum at Thai Orchid. Experience the warmth of the steaming broth infused with Thai spices, shrimp, squid, mussels, and chicken, all served over ramen noodles.

Mission’s Thai Orchid has a special available only through this month. A seafood Tom Yum may be just the thing to warm you on Friday’s cool front. Ramen noodles join in a steaming broth of Thai spices, shrimp, tender squid, mussels, and chicken.

Off-Menu Delight: Flamin Hot Pimento Cheese at Blackhole Bakery

Unlock a secret menu item at Blackhole Bakery and indulge in the Flamin Hot Pimento Cheese cream cheese bagel spread. This unique flavor combination is a must-try for bagel lovers seeking a spicy twist.

Secret menu alert. Blackhole Bakery at 55th and Troost has an off-menu cream cheese flavor you have to ask for by name: “Flamin Hot Pimento Cheese, cream cheese bagel spread”. It sounds ridiculous and I would absolutely try this with plain or everything bagel.

Community Crowler Program: Support Mattie Rhodes Center with Boulevard Brewery

Join Boulevard Brewery in their partnership with Mattie Rhodes Center for the Community Crowler program. With every crowler sold, $5 will be donated to support the Westside neighborhood organization. Visit the Beer Hall and grab a custom artwork crowler to contribute to a great cause.

Through October, Boulevard is partnering with Mattie Rhodes Center for the Community Crowler program. $5 from every crowler sold will benefit the Westside neighborhood organization. Visit the small batch bar in the Beer Hall to snag one of these crowlers featuring custom artwork by Isaac Tapia.

Temporary Closure: Saltwell Farm Kitchen

Due to a fire, Saltwell Farm Kitchen in Overbrook, KS, has temporarily closed. Stay tuned for updates on their reopening as repairs are completed. Consider supporting their rebuilding efforts through the fundraising campaign set up for rebuilding costs.

In Overbrook, KS, Saltwell Farm Kitchen has closed temporarily due to a fire. They plan to reopen as soon as repairs are completed. For those looking to help, a fundraising campaign has been set up for rebuilding costs at the historic farmstead.

Farewell to Decade Coffee Shop

After serving the Lawrence, KS community, Decade Coffee Shop will be closing its doors on Friday, October 13. Take this opportunity to visit one last time and bid farewell to this beloved coffee shop.

Decade Coffee Shop in Lawrence, KS announced that Friday, October 13 will be the last day open.

Upcoming Events: October 6-7

Mark your calendars for exciting events happening in Kansas City. From anniversary celebrations to Oktoberfest and vegan festivals, there's something for everyone to enjoy this weekend.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry’s Country Club in River Market. More country than club, Harry’s will feature live music from Tater & The Gravytrain starting at 7 p.m.

Head to Crown Center for Kansas City’s largest Oktoberfest celebration. Tickets start at $15 for this two-day event put on by KC Bier Co. The festival celebrates authentic German-style food and bier, games, and entertainment.

From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Chef Aqui Greadington is bringing his handcrafted tomato jam to the KCMO coffee shop. Read more about Chef Aqui in our [article link].

Hello, herbivores and vege-curious. The free festival highlights plant-based options and resources in Kansas City, and offers vegan food, national and local speakers, entertainment, eco-friendly vendors, cooking demos, kids activities, and more. Activities start at 11 a.m. at Swope Park.

Kicking off today and running through Sunday is Historic Weston’s Applefest. Attendance is free but parking starts at $15. Celebrate all things apple, with vendors, craft fair, demonstrations, live music, and kids activities.

Off Southwest Boulevard, The Roasterie is hosting Black Drip Octoberfest from 4 – 8 p.m. The free event includes live music, food trucks, plus games and coffee competitions.

Earthbeat’s West Bottoms Eco-Market is a monthly pop-up sustainability hub. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., shop for pantry staples and other conscious vendors. This month, Baba’s Pantry is popping-up with brunch food. Find it all in the parking lot of 1105 Hickory St., KCMO.

Plan Ahead: BonBon! Reopening and Cheers to Cheese Festival

Get ready for exciting future events in Kansas City. BonBon! is reopening in the warehouse arts district of east Lawrence on October 13, offering a new dining experience. Plus, mark your calendars for the Cheers to Cheese Festival at Green Dirt Farm on October 21, where you can indulge in delicious cheese and beer pairings.

After closing the restaurant in 2020, BonBon! is reopening in the warehouse arts district of east Lawrence on October 13. Dinner reservations are available now. The same local team owns The Burger Stand at the Casbah on Mass. St.

Green Dirt Farm in Weston, MO is hosting a Cheers to Cheese Festival on October 21. Tickets start at $35 and include shuttle transportation from parking at Snow Creek, samples of cheese and beer, and live entertainment. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey through Kansas City. From soup subscriptions with a purpose to award-winning wineries and unique flavors at local eateries, there's no shortage of delicious experiences to explore.

Make sure to mark your calendars for upcoming events and support your favorite local establishments. Whether you're a foodie, a wine enthusiast, or simply looking for a good time, Kansas City has something for everyone.

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