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The Best of Kansas City 2018, according to you.

Welcome to The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City 2018 issue. Thank you for reading our magazine instead of looking at Instagram on your phone. We do appreciate it. After you are done flipping through, please feel free to use our pages to wipe off your greasy hands or sop up drink condensation. It would be our honor. The thing you are holding represents our annual comprehensive attempt to highlight, as we say around the office, “good-ass shit about Kansas City.” We do this in two ways. The first, which begins on page 8, is a list of reasons we think Kansas City is a great place to be right now. It was produced by our editorial staff — people who spend all year thinking and reporting and writing about food, drink, arts, and culture in the area. This section reflects our personal opinions and enthusiasms. The second way is the Best of Kansas City readers’ poll. Earlier this year, we asked Pitch readers to nominate their local favorites in 372 categories. We then narrowed each category to the 3-5 nominees that received the most votes and asked readers to vote for the best in each category. We were delighted by how many of you participated in this year’s readers’ poll — in all, more than 337,000 votes cast — and you can browse through the winners starting on page 38. An additional note regarding the readers’ poll: we don’t meddle with the results, which means occasionally a logic-defying winner emerges. As an example, CommunityAmerica — which won several categories for which it was perfectly qualified — also won best bank in Lawrence, even though it does not have a branch there. There are a few other instances along these lines (though just a few) because, well, democracy is messy. Please don’t @ us about a readers’ poll winner you think is bad — you chose them, not us. Do we sound defensive? Sorry. This is supposed to be a celebration. And it is! We sincerely enjoy putting together the Best of KC issue every year, and we hope that our affection for Kansas City rubs off on all who peruse these pages. Truly. Thanks again for reading. David Hudnall Editor thepitchkc.com | OCTOBER 2018 | THE PITCH

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33 REASONS KC IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE RIGHT NOW BY TRACI ANGEL, LIZ COOK, APRIL FLEMING, NATALIE GALLAGHER, LIBBY HANSSEN, DAVID HUDNALL, KELCIE MCKENNEY, ERIC MELIN, AARON RHODES, AND NICK SPACEK. CHASE CASTOR

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REASON #1:

BKS ARTISAN ALES IS LIVING UP TO ITS NAME

Local craft beer is hardly a novelty anymore in Kansas City (or anywhere else in the country, for that matter). A slew of breweries has opened here over the past 12 months. But even with all those shiny new options, we keep returning to BKS Artisan Ales. Brian and Mary Rooney’s Brookside brewery isn’t the most convenient for visitors (for now, it’s only open weekends during daylight hours), nor is it the best place to bring your book club (the taproom is wee). But the Rooneys are consistently turning out unique, high-quality beers to a committed fan base — which is all the more impressive when you consider that they’ve been open

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for less than a year. There’s no one style that dominates here: our favorites range from the Holstein milk stout (the best locally brewed version of the style, bar none) to the refreshing Vacation Island sours (we still love the Cucumber Margarita) to the balanced and approachable Antithesis IPA. And as the business grows, BKS’s beers are getting even easier to love. The Rooneys added four-ounce pours to the menu so you can flirt with a flavor before you commit to a pint. They’ve beefed up their can and bottle sales, too — if you visit the brewery this month, you’re much more likely to be able to take home a four-pack of their flagship milk stout. There might be one of those in our fridge right now. We don’t expect it to last the weekend. We’ll be too busy toasting the first brewery to train us out of eye-rolling at “artisanal” beers.

TERROR TUESDAYS IS A SAFE SPACE

Something about scary movies — or campy ones that are scary for a different reason — makes them best appreciated with a crowd. Sure, you could invite coworkers to your home to watch Killer Klowns From Outer Space on your HDTV, but there’s a strong chance they will assume you are disturbed. Better to hang with other horrorheads and irony appreciators in a safe space. Terror Tuesdays — hosted at Alamo Drafthouse by local critic Adrian Torres from BoomHowdy.com — offers a weekly gathering place for kindred spirits to worship at the altar of the awful and the awesome, sometimes in the same film. Some Tuesdays it’s a classic, some Tuesdays it’s a just-plain-WTF that never even saw a theatrical release

SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT BKS ARTISAN ALES. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN. the first time around. Torres starts each night with a quick round of trivia and prizes, and by the end of the evening, people who were strangers two hours ago are bonding over the intricacies of Tom Savini’s makeup job in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. As Torres says, “We don’t just love horror movies, we live them.”

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theater next month — November 15 is the date — for the smallest show on its upcoming tour. (The band will play a set and also perform its wacko score for the 1977 giallo classic Suspiria live and in accompaniment with the movie.) The occasion is the perfect way to celebrate the upcoming remake by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), which will be out for almost two weeks by then. But it’s also a good chance to ponder the success of Screenland Armour. In an era when most locally owned theaters are struggling, this North Kansas City mainstay is quietly is adding more food, a way bigger bar, and two more screens. Expansion also means more specialty film nights, including midnight cult movies, “Movies That Rock” (sponsored by Boulevard and hosted by local musicians), “Future is Femme” (highlighting women-led pictures), and “Trailblazing Directors,” a new series that will highlight deeper cuts from well-known auteurs, starting with Hitchcock, Scorsese, and De Palma. It

all goes to show that, despite Netflix and smartphones, the theater experience is far from dead. It’s just being reborn at places like Screenland Armour.

MESOB’S MEHRET TESFAMARIAM AND CHERVEN DESAUGUSTE. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN.

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MESOB IS ALWAYS WAITING FOR US IN MIDTOWN

You might say Mesob is the restaurant Kansas Citians most take for granted, or perhaps even the greatest KC restaurant that most diners might not even know is there. Predominantly serving Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisine, it’s tucked into the deepest corner of the Uptown Shoppes at Broadway and Valentine in midtown. But once you walk in, those strip-mall vibes disappear. Bright yel-

low décor and fresh flowers lighten the space, and exceedingly friendly service sets the tone. Haitian-born chef-owner Cherven Desauguste brings French culinary techniques to his Carib-Ethiopian dishes, and that training comes through both in stylish presentation and rich flavor. There’s a lot of variety here — vegans and game-eaters alike will be happy — and very little not to love. The crab cakes are lightly crispy, with generous hunks of tender meat. Silky braised oxtail is served with fresh peas, baby carrots and collard greens. Whole snapper arrives perfectly grilled over baby arugula. Honestly, we’d like to keep it our little secret. But we want this place to be around forever. So go there.

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THE TRUMAN FILLED A CONCERT VENUE VOID WE DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED

Between the Midland, Sprint Center, the Folly, the Music Hall, Crossroads KC, Knuckleheads, Riot Room, the Brick, and several others, we thought we had all of our music-venue needs covered. But the one-year-old Truman has proven us wrong. Thanks to its simple-but-smart stage design and layout, this 1,000-person room — on thepitchkc.com | OCTOBER 2018 | THE PITCH

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LOVELY LUNCHES AT THE RUSSELL

Walking into the Russell is like logging on to a certain type of folksy Pinterest page — or, as our restaurant critic Liz Cook put it earlier this year, walking into a “hipster Cracker Barrel.” You’re confronted with lovingly arranged antiques, fresh flowers, and a color palette of cool grays and copper accented with dark wood. This brunchy-lunchy Midtown spot, which opened in May, has nailed the quaint vibes its owners were after. But we’re pleased to report that the food is as good as the restaurant looks. Wood-fire-roasted chickens, beef tenderloin, and vegetables are the foundation upon which the Russell operates, and chef Amante Domingo capitalizes on all of that fire-imbued flavor to create memorable sandwiches (steak chimi), toasts (salmon and avocado), and salads (try the heirloom). And beware before you order that olive oil chocolate chip cookie for dessert: it will haunt your fuckin’ dreams. THE HEIRLOOM SALAD AT THE RUSSELL. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN. the northern edge of the East Crossroads — manages to feel intimate and expansive at the same time. The sight lines are clean, there’s no incline, the sound has been crisp and clear at every show we’ve turned up at, and there are enough bars — one near the entrance, two in the main room — to keep drink lines from getting out of control. Staff is diverse, friendly and professional. (At one show we shall not name, the security guy wanded our weed pen and still let us through — an act of extreme chill for which we are especially grateful.) Perhaps most important, the shows have been winners, including everyone from hometown hero Tech N9ne (who opened the venue) to First Aid Kit to Wolf Parade to Neal Brennan to the Breeders. Ol’ Harry S. would have been proud.

DO TRY THE SALSA CHILENA AT EL TORITO II. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN.

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RUBEN LEAL’S CARAMELO TORTILLAS ARE REDEFINING WHAT A FLOUR TORTILLA CAN BE

If we’re talking flavor, we generally prefer a solid corn tortilla over the thick and chewy white flour (read: gringo) variety. But Caramelo Tortillas’ flour creations challenge our long-held notions of what constitutes a good tortilla. Actually, we’ll go a step further: these tortillas — made by Ruben Leal, native son of Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, Mexico — are the best tortillas you are likely ever to consume. Leal moved to Lawrence about 15 years ago and now works in the chemistry department at the University of Kansas. After being unable to find a tortilla to his liking in the Midwest, Leal

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decided to strike out on his own with a business based on a traditional Sonoran recipe. The trick: he uses duck and/or pork fat from Local Pig in his recipes, which gives the tortillas a luscious richness and softness that is, somehow, not even a little bit greasy. (Leal’s creations are currently available at Local Pig, Red Kitchen Tamales at the Lenexa Public Market, and the Merc in Lawrence.) But the tortillas are also resilient enough to hold up against robust fillings, even as they melt in your mouth. The future that Donald Trump’s supporters want is one where Americans are deprived of these delicious-bordering-on-magical tortillas because immigrants like Leal are barred from entering the country. That’s a small reason to say, “Fuck Donald Trump and anybody who supports him.” But it’s a reason nonetheless.

A significant percentage of Kansas City’s best taquerias are located in Kansas City, Kansas, and one of our favorites is El Torito II (which is not to be confused with I or III, which are located in KCMO). El Torito II is a little slice of heaven that combines a Mexican grocery store with a taqueria, which allows you to try the tacos al pastor and then cruise over to the meat counter and buy some to cook for yourself at home. The offering that sets El Torito II apart from all other metro area taquerias, though, is the salsa chilena. Mint green in color, the salsa is fiery (fresh serranos and jalapeños), creamy (Mexican crema and avocado), savory (chicken bullion, onions, and garlic), and balanced with acid (tomatillos). Try it on your tacos first, then take a tub home to add over eggs, fish, chicken, chips, pizza — whatever. We’ll be over here eating it with a spoon.

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You remember those Family Circus cartoons where a black dotted line follows Billy’s tracks in the neighborhood? No? Well, apologies for being ancient, but: the line winds through the scene, showing where the boy zigzagged through yards, hopped over fences, climbed trees, and jumped over puddles. His mundane steps begin to seem something more like an exploration. We thought of Billy as we traversed Kansas City during Open Spaces, the inaugural arts festival that debuted in September and continues through the end of October. Over 100 installations and performances from local and global artists are scattered across the city, and charting a path can be a challenge. But we’ve come to see that as part of the draw. It requires you to take time out of your routine and investigate remote and forgotten landscapes. Among those is Swope Park, the festival’s epicenter and — not for nothin’ — one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Here, along the Limestone Glade Trail, one can decipher the hidden messages in Shawn Bitter’s “Burn Out” and Ebony G. Patterson’s hydrotherapy-pool-turned-memorial “…called up.” Then on to Dawn DeDeaux’s installation near Starlight Theater, where words from Paradise Lost are emblazoned on columns in reflective tape, illuminated by passing headlights. After the sun sets, maybe your line wanders along 18th Street in the Jazz District, where Charlie Parker’s handwriting glows in neon lights affixed to the side of the Boone Theater in Nikita Gale’s “KCMO I Adore Your Every Move.” On Linwood Boulevard, your line buckles and swerves through Nick Cave’s eerie, kaleidoscopic Hye-Dyve, a 14-channel video installation in a deconsecrated Catholic church. Maybe your line circles around and around, examining Flávio Cerqueira’s “Any Word Except Wait,” on the UMKC Commons, a sculpture of a thepitchkc.com | OCTOBER 2018 | THE PITCH

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THE CAST OF HIR AT THE UNICORN THEATRE: PHIL FIORINI, SAM CORDES, CARLA NOACK, AND AHAFIA JURKIEWICZ-MILES. PHOTO BY CYNTHIA LEVIN.

young woman carrying a stack of books on her head, striding determined, eyes ever focused forward. We could go on. But, really, it’s up to you. What will your adventure be? What will your line look like?

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REASON #10:

THE UNICORN THEATRE IS GIVING RISKY SHOWS THE ROYAL TREATMENT

We know, we know: it wouldn’t be a Best Of KC issue without another accolade for the Unicorn Theatre. We’ll get tired

of toasting the theater as soon as we get tired of its shows. The Unicorn’s last season ended with one of our favorite productions to date: Hir, Taylor Mac’s pitch-black comedy about gender politics, spousal abuse, and the delusion of normalcy. Just putting on the production was a creative risk: Hir seesaws between moments of wild tenderness and mundane violence at a grueling pace. Getting the tone right is harder than it looks. But the Unicorn’s cast and crew made it look easy. Every element of the show vibrated at a high frequency, from the acting (Carla Noack as a sentient fanny pack! Phil Fiorini as a demented Archie Bunker clown!) to the scenic design (Gary Mosby for Grime™) to the whiplash direction (Ian R. Crawford in

a star-making turn). Sure, we’re fans of the classics, too. But we’ll salute the Unicorn as long as they’re in the business of creating new ones.

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roadside hotel in Tonganoxie, Kansas, that now houses the Myers Hotel Bar. Proprietors (and partners) Kate Frick and Stephanie Marchesi have revamped the place into a bar, coffee shop, and gathering space. (And there’s also a detached one-room Airbnb.) The property features loads of great original touches, including built-in cabinetry and a handsome ballroom, which is made comfortable and cool with vintage furniture, board games, and a record player. The building’s variety of uses throughout the years (salon, diner, café) have lent it a number of charming quirks as well, including a glacial stone bar, with stones harvested in Tonganoxie and carried to Kansas centuries ago by once-formidable fields of ice. What truly makes the Myers pop, though, is the hospitality. Frick and Marchesi will serve you a great latte, Americano, or impeccably crafted cocktail made using their garden’s fresh herbs while telling you stories about the hotel and their adopted hometown. You won’t want to leave.

STARTING THE WEEKEND AT KARMA TRIBE YOGA. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN.

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WE CAN BRUNCH AT JAROCHO LIKE SHITFACED ROYALTY

We’ll happily dine any time of day at Jarocho Pescado y Mariscos, the unassuming KCK destination for Gulf-style Mexican cuisine. But we prefer to go for brunch, when chef Carlos Falcon stocks a formidable buffet with seafood so fresh we can taste the ocean brine in the air. The bad news: brunch is only offered Sundays, and it’s $29. The good news: that princely sum lets you eat like a king. Treat yourself to bottomless oysters on the half shell, peel-and-eat shrimp, mussel-specked paella, multiple styles of ceviche, and a whole goddamn fried pompano. If you woke up on Sunday morning with a headache, ladle yourself a bowl of menudo from the soup kettle (trust us: it’s a powerful hangover cure). If you’re chasing tomorrow’s headache, an extra $14 will

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and those courses are just as careful and creative as the ones he creates for omnivores. (We’re still thinking about a perfectly crusted, potato-based “scallop” that looked indistinguishable from the genuine article.) The plating is gorgeous, the hospitality is genuine, and the structured courses take all the guesswork out of what can at times be a daunting menu search. Which means: more time enjoying a fancy night out, less time peppering your server with questions about chicken broth and butter. Everybody wins.

FRESHWATER IS LETTING VEGANS IN ON THE FINE-DINING EXPERIENCE

It’s been a tough year for KC vegans. The sudden, strange demise of Füd last August and the equally abrupt and strange shuttering of Eden Alley this September have left ethical eaters hungry for good options. The good news? Chef Calvin Davis of Freshwater is stepping in as a pinch plater. Davis’s midtown restaurant was conceived, in part, as a more accessible strain of fine dining. A ten-course tasting menu here will cost you an extremely reasonable $55. But Freshwater’s vision of accessibility doesn’t stop at the check. With advance notice, Davis is happy to create a multicourse tasting menu for the vegan set,

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Leduc has built. Leduc founded Karma Tribe Yoga in 2015 as a nonprofit, donation-based organization dedicated to offering inclusive, trauma-aware yoga education. (She’s considering shifting to a for-profit business model in 2019, but all classes will remain donation-based, with a minimum $5 donation). This isn’t bargain-basement yoga, though. Each certified instructor brings a special focus, be it ashtanga or Chinese medicine. And there are additional offerings to be had, like yoga-and-hiking excursions, pop-up yoga at local public parks, meditation classes, and a teacher training program. Best of all, perhaps, is the open-door culture Leduc has built, the proof of which is evident in the patchwork quilt of people who keep showing up: all races, all abilities, all belief systems, all income levels, all shapes and sizes. What Karma Tribe Yoga doesn’t offer: a pre-packaged, cookie-cutter yoga experience. You’ll sweat, you’ll twist, you’ll flow, you’ll work your core, you’ll flip endless dogs, and you’ll tackle inversions — but the emphasis is on the power of the practice, not on getting in a workout. In keeping with this credo, Leduc and co-founder Angela Cronk (of Waldo’s Hagoyah Hair Studio and Yoga Den) earlier this year introduced the inaugural Heartland Yoga Festival. A three-day gathering at Unity Village, the fest welcomed from around the country lauded yoga teachers and speakers, who offered their talents and shared their knowledge in a variety of yoga classes, panel discussions, workshops, and more. When Leduc talks about Karma Tribe Yoga, Heartland Yoga Festival, and the innumerable other yoga-related projects on her horizon, she draws on the metaphor of the heart chakra. Kansas City is not flyover country, she says: It is the heartland — the epicenter of good energy and good vibes.

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Kansas City has always been a drinking town, and the endless stream of illegal liquor that flowed through our streets during Prohibition cemented that reputation. Ironically, though, the debauchery of those days also effec-

tively shuttered KC’s rich tradition of legal distilling. Some made it out alive: Holladay Distillery, founded in Weston, Missouri, in 1856, circumvented Prohibition laws by producing medicinal whiskey, and today, the company’s portfolio includes the gold medal-winning, eco-friendly 360 Vodka. But other historic distilleries were not so lucky: J. Rieger & Co., founded in 1887 in the West Bottoms, did not

see a fourth decade. But everything old eventually becomes new again. Hints of the area’s return to its liquor-producing glory days were detectable in 2010, when Union Horse Distilling Co. was founded in Lenexa, or 2013, when S.D. Strong Distilling arrived on the scene in Parkville. Then, in 2014, Manifesto’s Ryan Maybee and Andy Rieger — the great-greatgreat-grandson of J. Rieger founder Ja-

THE GANG AT J. RIEGER & CO. PHOTO BY KELCIE MCKENNEY. cob Rieger — resuscitated the old distillery’s brand. They debuted with Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey, a blended whiskey featuring a lick of aged sherry, and today the product line includes a Midwestern Dry Gin (developed under the guidance of Tom Nichols, former thepitchkc.com | OCTOBER 2018 | THE PITCH

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master distiller for Tanqueray), Midwestern Premium Vodka, and a Caffé Amaro coffee liqueur. The J. Rieger & Co. line is now distributed in 17 states throughout the country — and the business is growing rapidly. In August, J. Rieger announced plans to renovate its 15,000-squarefoot building in the East Bottoms and expand into the historic Heim Brewery bottling building, a historic, three-story, 45,000-square-foot space. By the time this ambitious, multi-million-dollar remodel is done (next spring, they say), it will boast daily tours, several

JOHN MCCLAIN’S KEEPING BROWNE’S OPEN A LITTLE LATER. PHOTO BY CHASE CASTOR.

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bars, an event space, a Kansas City history exhibit, a gift shop — and an expansive production facility that includes four stills and five 2,500-gallon fermenting tanks. Whoa. All that makes J. Rieger probably the biggest name in homegrown booze, but it’s far from the only new distiller. There’s Tom’s Town Distilling Co., whose opulent Crossroads bar is the perfect place to sip on Pendergast-era cocktails (go for its award-winning McElroy’s Corruption Gin); Restless Spirits, which has been pouring Irish-American whiskey and other products at its North Kansas City tasting room since 2016; Lifted Spirits, which opened in the Crossroads in 2016 and created Kansas City’s first traditional absinthe verte; and Mean Mule, a two-year-old label that crafts an agave spirit similar to tequila. Kansas City as craft distillery destination? We’ll cheers to that.

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WE CAN (FINALLY!) NURSE A QUIET, POST-WORK PINT AT BROWNE’S IRISH MARKETPLACE

We’ve always loved Browne’s for its solid lunch counter (get the Reuben) and enviable selection of imported mustards. We’ve stared slack-jawed at its

library shelves of Irish whiskey each St. Patrick’s Day, wishing we could sample them more often. But until recently, the Midtown institution (and North America’s oldest Irish business, thank you very much) was only a watering hole on special occasions. Most days, it closed at 3 p.m. This summer, owners Kerry Browne and John McClain made our dreams come true and opened Browne’s for evening hangouts three nights a week. Finally, we could stop for a happy-hour Guinness or three and chat with McClain. Finally, we could sip a peated whiskey on the moonlit street and listen to beverage manager George Vial gush warmly about his favorite distilleries with lingering Irish vowels. The vibe here is less Irish bar than a dining room table at a good friend’s home. Your “tab” is a handwritten list in a notebook; if it’s a slow night, McClain might even drop off a little basket of


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cheeses and grapes at your table while a few Irish Fest organizers talk shop nearby. Still, Browne’s has all the comforts of your favorite pub with none of the drunk Rockhurst students. In addition to a few taps (and a lot of whiskeys), its small bar is stocked with wine and the fixings for G&Ts and Moscow Mules. They’ve started experimenting with bingo nights and pub trivia, too. But no matter what’s going on, it’s always a friendly and chill place to have a nightcap. Get here while they’re still doing extended hours. But be cool: we’re a little worried about y’all blowing up our spot.

In a college town, weekends start on Thursdays. What to do with this blessed extra evening of freedom? In Lawrence, the Replay Lounge has a suitable answer in its Three-Headed Thursdays show series. Three bucks gets you in to see three bands, and the folks behind the bar are slinging $3 Lagunitas pints, to boot, so you’re not forced to economize with PBR while you check out pop-punk, metal, hip-hop, psych rock, and all possible combinations thereof. It’s cheap, diverse, and reliably the easiest way to introduce yourself to new bands in Lawrence. Student ID not required.

This past year, the 1900 Building raised its local profile upon the opening of fine-dining destination The Restaurant at 1900. Less known, perhaps, is the way this rehabbed 1960s-era office building — located on the Kansas side of the intersection of State Line Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway — is reconfiguring the city’s fine-arts scene. The building is beautiful (they retained the mid-century tulip columns on the facade), its multiple venues are intimate, and they book the best of the best. Like who? Before the performance

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spaces were even finished, scrapes and jangles from improvising percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani echoed off the raw concrete walls. Trumpeter Hermon Mehari and singer-songwriter Krystle Warren, in from Paris, performed an invite-only show in the Parkway Room. Christine Brebes flew in from Buenos Aires for a big old long-lost family reunion of a 20th anniversary show with Tango Lorca at Rose Hall. And soprano and musicologist Victoria Botero produced a series of women’s music for capacity crowds, bringing together stories and songs from Sephardic, Christian, and Muslim traditions in “Morena,” revealing the humbling truth that the struggles and joys of women are for all time, across all cultures. Then there’s premiere ensembles like Bach Aria Soloists and Kansas City Chorale, who found a welcome space here, and Park University’s International Center for Music, which moved its entire recital series from Parkville to Mission Woods. Spaces like this don’t just appear like manna. The 1900 Building is a deliberate contribution and direct benefit thepitchkc.com | OCTOBER 2018 | THE PITCH

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JORDAN CARR OUTSIDE ODDITIES PRINTS. PHOTO BY AARON RHODES.

to the region’s artistic community. It’s a welcome reminder of the joys that can sprout from mixing business (it’s a functioning office building, remember) with pleasure.

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ODDITIES PRINTS IS THE HUB ALL GREAT SCENES NEED

Jordan Carr is a veteran member of Kansas City’s DIY punk scene, previously known for singing in the infamous Dark Ages, co-hosting KCDIY Radio on KKFI with bandmate Justin Betterton, and snapping 35MM photos at the periphery of countless mosh pits and skate park bowls. These days, most of his time is spent toiling away at Oddities Prints, the midtown print shop where he creates bold designs and physical goods for artists and brands, local and otherwise. Aside from what’s likely a very collectible Cliff Burton plaque hanging on its wall, Oddities’ ineffably endearing vibe arises out of a creative ecosystem you can watch unfold in front of you. It’s not just a print shop. You can catch a band (perhaps Carr’s current group, Warm Bodies) in the shop’s basement (dubbed The Snake Tank), purchase that band’s t-shirts (which might have been printed upstairs), and share a beer with the crew by the fire pit in the backyard. (We’re also big fans of the shop’s annual Fan Club event, where they crowdsource bootleg t-shirt designs, democratically elect the best ones, then throw a party where you can bring your own shirt to have it printed on.) The internet makes it easier than ever to find an obscure niche to endlessly explore, or an insular clique to stick to, which makes shops like Oddities Prints more essential than ever — a space where Kansas Citians can bridge divides, hang out, and create something meaningful together.

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welcome to order a beer (we had a SeaQuench) or a coffee (they use Broadway beans) or some brunchlike food (avocado toast, salads, granola, things like that). The couches are cozy, the bar stools have backs, and you can roll up with a laptop at a table if you want. But, like, why? Read a goddamn book.

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We are pretty sure “opening a bookstore” comes either right before, or right after, “opening a bar and restaurant” on the Big List of Bad Business Ideas. But through some kind of divine transference, Andrea Baca and Amy Covitz have managed to turn two iffy

ideas into a brilliant one. Our Daily Nada — the name’s a Hemingway reference — is a cafe/bar that also sells books. It opened this summer in the River Market. We are super into it. The business model actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Bookstores are having a rough go of things in the age of Amazon. Adding a new revenue stream to the old bookselling model means your life doesn’t depend on how many copies of Fear you sell. Bonus: that new revenue stream — alcohol — might help coax your customers into forking over fifteen bucks for a Ferrante paperback. Speaking of the selection: it’s small but smart, and divvied up into little shelf-sections: Travel, Poetry, Essays and Letters, Local, Overlooked Classics, Used. And, of course, it’s a cafe, so you don’t have to buy a book every time you stop by, in which case you’re

The Living Room Theatre, the quirky Crossroads brainchild of Rusty Sneary and Shawnna Journagan, has always done things a little differently — and we’re not just talking about the velvet couches in lieu of folding chairs. Not long after its inception, the company began a yearly “Writer’s Den” series to promote the work of local playwrights. And Sneary and Journagan have always carved out space in their seasons for full-scale productions of homegrown plays. Last year, the couple made that focus even more explicit: they updated the theater’s mission statement to commit to exclusively producing works “written, performed, and realized” by Kansas City artists. Their eighth season lived up to that promise. In addition to a bigger and better Writer’s Den, the Living Room produced four locally devised world premieres (OK: if we’re nitpicking, one of them was written about Kansas City by a New York-based playwright.) We can’t wait to see what — and who — they’ll produce in the next year.


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SPINNING TREE THEATRE KEEPS INTRODUCING US TO OUR FUTURE FAVES

Kansas City has a burgeoning theater scene with a deep pool of talent from which to draw. But you might not get that impression by scanning the cast lists at a few local companies. Directors (and artistic directors) have a merrygo-round of favorites, and sometimes, it can seem daunting for newcomers to hop on board. Not so at Spinning Tree Theatre. The seven-year-old company has continually taken chances on re-

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cent grads and KC transplants, making its shows feel more current and more vibrant. Even better: when those newcomers are given the roles they need to grow and develop, the rest of the scene improves, too. We suspect other companies are taking note. We’ve started to notice a “tape delay” effect: the names of actors in Spinning Tree shows tend be splashed across other theaters’ programs a year later. Kudos to Spinning Tree co-founders Michael and Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst for taking the kinds of risks that help keep a theater scene fresh.

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YOU CAN GET HIGH (EH, SORT OF) AT CITY HALL

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THE VIEW OUT WEST FROM ATOP KCMO CITY HALL. PHOTO BY KELCIE MCKENNEY.

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meeting (no disrespect to the committed, patient, and unpaid citizens who sit on the BZA). The building, a beauxarts-style beauty bankrolled by Pendergast cash, is filled with lovely design flourishes to admire. But our favorite part is the outdoor views available — for free — at the very top. Here’s what you do: walk through the metal detectors, show your ID to the security guards, take the elevator to 26, get off, then take the stairs to the 30th floor. Walk outside and gaze at your city. The walls are chest-high, but otherwise your view is unobstructed. Soak it in. And bring a jacket — the wind is chilly when you’re up that high.

Cultural organizations have long (and lazily) posited that the fine arts make us fine people, but if the last year has taught us anything, it’s that lots of our greatest artists also happen to be shitty people. Art and moral superiority are hardly one and the same. But art can certainly be therapeutic, even transcendent. And local arts organizations lately seem to be embracing that notion as it relates to the idea of wellness. One example: Kansas City Symphony has started a music-and-mindfulness program called “Sounds Relaxing” that features guided meditation, mindful movement, and string quartet. We went, and sat with

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about a hundred other patrons in listening silence, and lifted our palms up to the ceiling together. It was as powerful a moment as any unexpected sforzando. You can find similar activities around town if you look hard enough. A few Saturdays a year, the Kauffman Center hosts yoga sessions, accompanied by live music, under the vaulted glass of Brandmeyer Hall. From time to time, the National World War I Memorial and Museum has hosted “Sip & Stretch” Pilates sessions, which are even better because they’re accompanied by wine. Yoga in the Park, on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, is free every Sunday — and on the first Thursday of the month, the museum hosts meditation and chanting sessions inside. Art can inspire, but we call it work, because that’s what it is for many of us. And you need a break from work. Recharge, reassess, get your breathing steady, get your muscles stretched, get your mind focused. There’s more work to be done.

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ENSEMBLE IBÉRICA BRINGS THE WORLD TO OUR DOORSTEP

Ensemble Ibérica’s artistic director, Beau Bledsoe, collects instruments from all over the world. He collects musicians, too. Bledsoe rounds up an eclectic core ensemble of guitarists, vocalists, and percussionists — local practitioners of Cuban, Spanish, Andean, Argentinian, and Mexican styles — as well as foreign guest experts like Mireya Ramos, of the Grammy Award-winning mariachi Flor de Toloache (who encourage the subdued, quietly respectful audience to launch gritos during the show). Through Ensemble Ibérica, Kansas City audiences are treated to this global stew of musical styles. Its concerts aren’t just about rhythmic patterns, scarves, and swishy skirts, though. Often based on folkloric practices, the performances project a mix of heartbreak and hope, a longing for a life left behind, pride and preservation of heritage. After the 2017 terrorist attacks in Barcelona, flamenco cantaor José Cortés Fernández sang with raw grief, unleashing what we all

felt. Abroad, governments try to silence many of these voices, erase their history of oppression, spin a story of saviors and saints. The music Ensemble Ibérica assembles tells us the real story — the story of survivors — and reminds us how lucky many of us are.

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MOLLY BALLOONS IS UNPOPPABLE

It is tough to miss Molly Balloons at a party or fundraiser — she’s bubbly, she’s flamboyant, and, uh, she’s the one wearing a dress made out of balloons. Or maybe she’s building an art installation made out of balloons. The woman is a walking static-electricity warning sign.

MOLLY MUNYAN IN HER BALLOON LAIR. PHOTO BY KELCIE MCKENNEY.

Balloons (real name: Molly Munyan) has been enthralled by balloons since high school, but only in recent years has she evolved into a party fixture around town, popping up at places like Jazzoo, Bacchus Ball, Royals commercials, and birthday parties. She also has a balloon-based fashion show — this year’s is November 16 at The Abbott — where more than 20 models strut down a balloon-ified runway decked out in balloon couture. The event is reliably loud, ridiculous, and mesmerizing — just like Molly Balloons. thepitchkc.com | OCTOBER 2018 | THE PITCH

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We’re not the first city to start a craft fair, nor will we be the last, but KC’s love of shopping handmade, local, and small is a movement worth celebrating. So is the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, founded in 2011 and now curated and owned by Katie Mabry van Dieren. We’ve discovered so much we cherish at the Swing — everything from Carly Rae Studio’s whimsical, floral watercolor prints to Charley Forsyth’s printmaking (check out his “bye, son” bison print) to Mackenzie Becker’s bad-ass, metal jewelry about menstruation. The other great thing about Strawberry Swing is that it’s not just one fair, and it’s not just one space. The events are held year-round at rotating spots like the Alexander Majors Barn, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Union Station,

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We all know classical music is white, stodgy, male, and dead. But is that changing? Nationwide, large institutions are seeing flaming fireballs of bad PR due to their unwillingness to forgo patriarchal canons. Around here, we’re starting to see the ripple effects. Which is to say: fresh perspectives in the industry. Which is to say: less white, stodgy, male, dead stuff. newEar Contemporary Ensemble and the Mid American Freedom Band now mix music by women and other

underrepresented voices into most, if not all, concerts. Other groups, such as Bach Aria Soloists, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, NAVO and Te Deum, have made a good show of devising women-centric programs this season. Even Lyric Opera of Kansas City is getting in on the game with its new Explorations Series, presenting Laura Kaminski’s “As One” last season and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Penelope” this season. And all three of Kansas City Symphony’s Classics Uncorked programs include works by women. Put simply, the institution of classical music must evolve, or it will die. While the concert hall is still a battlefield for acceptance and equality, the more people involved, the more likely the art form will survive beyond the next century. The more voices we hear, the stronger the message.

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fish Tom’s, Cockson is the steward of an endangered brand of hospitality — one that focuses on creating a specific experience for her customers rather than trying to cater to everyone with a bland veneer of Midwest Nice. Speaking of our geographic heritage: even though this is the land of Boss Tom, we *whispers* might be a little burnt out on speakeasies. Sometimes we just want to sip a cocktail without giving a bored front-desk worker a corny “password” first. But Swordfish Tom’s isn’t really like those places. It’s truly a time-machine tribute to the golden age of the cocktail. Nestled inside a basement boiler room, it’s a small, thoughtful space with a vibe the city desperately needs: special but not formal or fussy. If we had to peg down the ambience, we’d place it somewhere between “Bohemian brothel” and “Victorian drawing room.” It’s cash-only with a shrimpy capacity — expect a slight wait on weekends — but that makes the space feel all the more intimate.

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Much of the bar’s rare-bird feel is due to Cockson’s skill behind the stick. Although her cocktail list is extensive (with an entire section for imaginative riffs on the Manhattan), she’s happy to go off menu, too. Name a favorite spirit or toss out a few adjectives, and Cockson will fill in the gaps (and fill up a shaker) like a boozy game of Madlibs. We suspect we could read her a poem and she’d be able to invent a synesthetic pairing, though we haven’t tried it. We like Jill. We are intimidated by Jill. We are not going to push our luck.

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THE GODDESS OF BROKEN BIRDS IS A THING THAT EXISTS

Why is that statue wearing a lei? is a thing you might have wondered if you’ve looked up while walking or biking the Trolley Trail around 52nd Street. You will then notice what seems to be an ever-evolving flock of secondhand, yard-sale, thrift-store ceramic bird fig-

JILL COCKSON BEHIND THE STICK AT SWORDFISH TOM’S. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN.

urines spread at the feet of the statue. What is the meaning of this? My friend: it is the Goddess of the Broken Birds. To be more specific, the statue depicts Artemis, a goddess of animals and wildlife. Clever geocachers have designated this as a stop and bestowed upon it the name “Put a bird on it” — and that is exactly what has been done. A rotating display of ducks, owls, swans, chickens — most of them chipped ceramic and porcelain — arrive and change with the seasons, along with other accessories for the statue. Last fall, a wool scarf warmed the Goddess on a blustery day. Her adoring brood wore pieces of craft cloth, lovingly tied around each tiny, individual neck. thepitchkc.com | OCTOBER 2018 | THE PITCH

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THE WHITE SCHOOLHOUSE IN LAWRENCE IS A DIVERSE, ALL-AGES PARADISE

Located on Lawrence’s northern outskirts, just as you’re almost to Teepee Junction, sits a 100-year-old building called the White Schoolhouse. Not long ago, it was a place you might rent out for a wedding reception. In the last year, though, it’s become the best all-ages venue in Lawrence. The touring bands who’ve come through, many of them

female-led, have been been spectacular: Diet Cig, Screaming Females, Downtown Boys, Chastity Belt, Waxahatchee. But it’s the local acts, says Paige Batson, the powerhouse booker behind

many of the shows there, that best rep the ethos of the place. LK Ultra, which started as a group at the annual Girls Rock Lawrence music camp, opened that Diet Cig show in February. “I think

the Schoolhouse, alongside Girls Rock, is harvesting a ripe new scene Lawrence hasn’t quite seen before,” Batson says. “That being: youthful and diverse.” We couldn’t agree more.

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THE CHIEFS FINALLY HAVE A SUPERSTAR QUARTERBACK

Plenty of just-fine quarterbacks have taken snaps at Arrowhead over the years. Some of them — Alex Smith comes to mind — we’ve really liked, even. But seeing Patrick Mahomes come out this season and throw ten touchdowns in two games was like watching a fucking moon landing. Chiefs fans are so conditioned to snoozy QBs that to see Mahomes firing passes like a rocket launcher (and connecting!) brings on an almost paralyzing cognitive dissonance: This guy is playing for Kansas City? He is, and he’s only 23 years old, and God willing he’ll be hanging around here for a long, long time. MAHOMES IS THE MAN. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHIEFS.COM.

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BEST ART EXHIBIT

THROUGH THE EYES OF PICASSO, NELSON-ATKINS

Finalists: Here Where You Wish, The Art Of The Brick, Union Station, Worlds Otherwise Hidden, The Kemper

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BEST ART FESTIVAL

FIRST FRIDAYS

Finalists: Brookside Art Fair, KC Fringe Festival, Plaza Art Fair, Westport Art Fair

BEST ART GALLERY

NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Finalists: MOD Gallery & Space, The Bunker Center For The Arts, Weinberger Fine Art’s Drawing Room

BEST BLUES VENUE

GREEN LADY LOUNGE

Finalists: B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, Blue Room, Knuckleheads Saloon BEST CLUB DJ

DJ ASHTON MARTIN

Finalists: Eric Coomes, Joc Max


YOUR PICKS

BEST JAZZ ACT: A LA MODE. PHOTO BY KELCIE MCKENNEY.

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BEST CULTURAL EVENT

IRISH FEST

Finalists: Ethnic Enrichment Festival, Heart of America Shakespeare, KC Bier Co Oktoberfest, KC Pride BEST DRAG QUEEN

SASHA FIIERCE

Finalists: Daisy Bucket, Kiki Uchawi, Monique Heart, Rii Rii BEST DRAG SHOW

HAMBURGER MARY’S BRUNCH

Finalists: Dirty Dorothy Show, Drag Survivor, Sasha Fiierce, The Daisy Bucket Show BEST FASHION EVENT

KANSAS CITY FASHION WEEK

Finalists: 18th Street Fashion Show, Get Your Curve On Bridal Fashion Show by All My Heart BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT

BIG SLICK

Finalists: AIDS Walk, Hamburger Mary’s Bingo, KC Strips, Variety KC Radiothon on KC 102.1 BEST HOUSE/COVER BAND

THE ZEROS

Finalists: Flannigan’s Right Hook, Lost Wax, Stolen Winnebagos, The Phillip Michaels Band BEST IMPROV/SKETCH TROUPE

KC IMPROV COMPANY

Finalists: Bohemian Cult Revival, Crusty Mustard Improv, Ham Kitty, Snooze Button, The Jerries BEST JAZZ ARTIST

MOLLY HAMMER

Finalists: Bobby Watson, Herman Mahari, Herschel McWilliams, Mark Lowery, Peter Schlamb BEST JAZZ BAND

A LA MODE

BEST COMEDY CLUB

KC IMPROV COMEDY CLUB

Finalists: Barrel of the Bottoms, ComedyCity, Stanford’s Comedy Club, The Kick Comedy Theater

Finalists: Herschel McWilliams Quartet, People’s Liberation Big Band, The Grand Marquis, The Project H BEST JAZZ EVENT

KANSAS CITY KANSAS STREET BLUES FESTIVAL

Finalists: Charlie Parker Celebration, Phoenix Fest, Prairie Village Jazz Fest

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YOUR PICKS

BEST JAZZ VENUE

GREEN LADY LOUNGE

Finalists: Black Dolphin, The Folly Theater, The Phoenix BEST JUKEBOX

THE SHIP

Finalists: Bobby Baker’s Lounge, Chez Charlie, Green Lady Lounge BEST KARAOKE

OFFKEY

Finalists: Hamburger Mary’s, Red Balloon, The Brick, Uptown Arts & Bar LLC BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (UNDER 1,000)

KNUCKLEHEADS SALOON

Finalists: Madrid Theatre, recordBar, The Folly Theater, The Rino, The Riot Room

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (OVER 1,000)

THE MIDLAND

Finalists: CrossroadsKC, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Starlight Theatre, The Truman, Uptown Theater BEST LIVE THEATER

STARLIGHT THEATRE

Finalists: Heart of America Shakespeare in the Park, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The Living Room Theatre, Unicorn Theatre BEST LOCAL ACTOR (LIVING IN KC)

RON MEGEE

Finalists: Bradley J Thomas, John Rensenhouse, Teonna Wesley, Vanessa A. Davis BEST LOCAL ALBUM OF 2018

PANSY, BY DAISY BUCKET

BEST MUSICIAN: CALVIN ARSENIA. PHOTO COURTESY OF CALVIN ARSENIA TWITTER.

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Finalists: Night Fun by Daulton Darling, One by Amy Farrand and The Like, Pagliacci by MX.MRS

BEST LOCAL ARTIST (LIVING IN KC)

SAVANNAH RODGERS

Finalists: Baker Medlock, Daulton Darling, Hippie The Photographer, Shawn Majors BEST LOCAL BAND

FLANNIGAN’S RIGHT HOOK

Finalists: Bach Aria Soloists, Cubanisms, Fathers

BEST LOCAL CRAFT ARTIST (LIVING IN KC)

COURTNEY LANE

Finalists: Baker Medlock, Lena Stone of Knots & Rows, Madison Flitch BEST LOCAL EVENT

FIRST FRIDAYS

Finalists: Boulevardia, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, KC Bier Co Oktoberfest, KCGameOn, Planet Comicon BEST LOCAL PODCAST

BEST MOVIE THEATER

Finalists: Can City Podcast, LaunchCrate, Nerds of Nostalgia, Taco the Town, The Chalkboard Podcast

Finalists: AMC Ward Parkway 14, B&B Theatres Shawnee 18, Screenland Armour Theatre, Tivoli Cinemas

FIRST ISSUE CLUB

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA


BEST MUSEUM

THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Finalists: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum at Prairiefire, National WWI Museum and Memorial, The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL

BOULEVARDIA

Finalists: Buzz Beach Ball, Crossroads Music Festival, Middle of the Map Fest, Rock Fest, Westport Roots Festival BEST MUSICIAN

CALVIN ARSENIA

Finalists: Kenneth Storz, Michael McClintock, Stephonne Singleton, Teri Quinn BEST NIGHTCLUB

GREEN LADY LOUNGE

Finalists: Aura, Missie B’s, Mosaic BEST OPEN MIC

UPTOWN ARTS BAR

Finalists: Song Lab at The Rino, Soul Sessions at The Jukehouse, Tones & Vibes at Steel’s Used Books BEST OUTDOOR EVENT

BOULEVARDIA

Finalists: Burnt District Festival, Celebration at the Station, Heart of America Shakespeare in the Park, KC Bier Co. Oktoberfest

BEST SEVEN-INCH: “LET THE PANSIES GROW,” DAISY BUCKËT. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN. BEST OUTDOOR VENUE

STARLIGHT THEATRE

Finalists: Crossroads KC, Kansas City Live!, Kansas Speedway, Knuckleheads Saloon, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater BEST PAINTING PARTY

PINOT’S PALETTE

Finalists: Apple Pie Painting, Happy Trees, Sophisticated Scapes BEST PLACE FOR A KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

CUPCAKIN BAKERY

Finalists: Chuck E. Cheese’s, The College Basketball Experience BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR BOOTY

FUNKY TOWN

Finalists: John’s Big Deck, Missie B’s, Mosaic, PBR Big Sky, Throwback KC BEST PLAY

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Finalists: And Then There Were None, City Stage at Union Station; Designed Women, Missie B’s; Hir, Unicorn Theatre; Project Dawn, Unicorn Theatre; Stupid Fucking Bird, Unicorn Theatre

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THURS 10/11 BARCLAY BROTHERS 8PM FRI 10/12

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REX PRYOR SONG CIRCLE 2PM ROCK PAPER SCISSORS 5PM

WED 10/17

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THURS 10/18 GRAHAM JAMES & ALEX PRESTON 8PM FRI 10/19

INSTAMATICS 7PM

SAT 10/20

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ALLIED SAINTS 8PM

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Finalists: Jamie Campbell, Jen Harris, Samantha Slupski, Susanna Lee BEST SEVEN-INCH SINGLE

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Finalists: “Iraqi Girl / American Zone,” Red Kate; “Vega / Moon Eyes,” Emmaline Twist BEST THEATER COMPANY

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Finalists: Heart of America Shakespeare, Kansas City Actor’s Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The Living Room Theatre

BEST TRIVIA NIGHT

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Finalists: Flying Saucer Late Night Trivia, KC Trivia Geeks, Pawn and Pint

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Finalists: Fedra Cooper Barrera, Molly Hammer, Sara Hadley, Stephonne Singleton

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There’s no ‘que like Joe’s for the holidays

Family and friends faraway?

Send them Kansas City’s favorite barbecue this holiday season.

We now proudly ship our world-famous barbecue to all 50 states, so you can give the gift of an authentic Kansas City meal to loved ones both near and far. Delivering a slab of ribs, a pound of burnt ends or even a legendary Z-Man Kit anywhere nationwide is now possible with just a few clicks. Head to www.joeskc.com/collections to place your order.

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Family and friends coming to town? Bring them to Kansas City’s favorite barbecue restaurants.

For an authentic Kansas City barbecue experience, bring your visiting family and friends to one of our three area locations and enjoy our award-winning ribs, a world-famous Z-Man sandwich, or any of our other classic smoked meats and delicious sides. Or, order take-out and enjoy our barbecue at home. And don’t forget Joe’s for all your holiday parties.

Olathe 11950 S. Strang Line Road Olathe, Kansas 66062 913-782-6858

Leawood 11723 Roe Avenue Leawood, Kansas 66211 913-338-5151

Catering 913-362-0661


JOE’S KANSAS CITY

BEST BARBECUE SANDWICH Z-MAN AT JOE’S KANSAS CITY. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE’S KANSAS CITY

BEST ONLY IN KC DISH

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BEST BARBECUE SANDWICH

BEST BURNT ENDS

Finalists: Arthur Bryant’s, Gates, Jack Stack, Q39, Slap’s

Finalists: Burnt Ends on Bun at Gates, Martin City Mayor at Jack Stack, Mr. Burns at Q39, The Marshal at ClusterTruck

Finalists: Gates, Hayward’s, Jack Stack, Q39

BEST BARBECUE SIDE DISH

Finalists: BBQ Ice Cream at Betty Rae’s, Z-Man Sandwich

Finalists: Baked Beans at Jack Stack, Baked Beans at Joe’s Kansas City, Bar-B-Q Beans at Zarda, Fries at Joe’s Kansas City

BEST RIBS

JOE’S KANSAS CITY

BEST BARBECUE EVENT

AMERICAN ROYAL

Finalists: Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, Shawnee Great Grillers

Z-MAN AT JOE’S KANSAS CITY

CHEESY CORN BAKE AT JACK STACK

BURNT ENDS

PORTABELLA Z-MAN, JOE’S KANSAS CITY

Finalists: Jackfruit BBQ at Peaceful Pig, Jackknife at Char Bar

JOE’S KANSAS CITY

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Drink

BEST 3 A.M. BAR

BEST BAR TO MEET PEOPLE

Finalists: Angel’s Rock Bar, Buzzard Beach, Gambal’s Social Club, John’s Big Deck

Finalists: Brick’s Pub & Grub, Green Lady Lounge, Parker at The Fontaine, Pawn and Pint

HARRY’S BAR & TABLES

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KC BIER CO

BEST BARTENDER

BROCK SCHULTE, THE MONARCH BAR

Finalists: Aaron Vigliaturol, Bricks Pub and Grub; Blair Falconer, Kanza Hall; Ethan Bunce, Colony; Sam Cable, P.S. Speakeasy

BEST BEER FESTIVAL

BOULEVARDIA

Finalists: Festival of the Lost Township, KC Beer Fest, KC Bier Co. Oktoberfest, KC Nanobrew Festival, Parkville Brew Fest


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We’re full of it. Great food and drink, that is.

Our menu features steaks, chops and seafood, perfectly complemented with a hand-crafted cocktail or wine selection from the Drum Room. Enjoy an authentic Kansas City experience at Providence New America Kitchen, in the Hilton President hotel. For reservations call (816) 303-1686 or go online to providence-kc-com. We offer Complimentary Valet Parking for our Providence guests. 1329 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105

Proud to be nominated as a finalist in Best Of Kansas City!

BIER STATION

BEST BARTENDER: BROCK SCHULTE, THE MONARCH BAR. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN.

BEST BLOODY MARY

BEST BOULEVARD RELEASE

Finalists: Beer Kitchen, Brick’s Pub & Grub, District Pour House + Kitchen, The Well

Finalists: Bou Lou, Rye on Rye on Rye, Saison Brett, Vamos!

BEST BEER SELECTION (TAPS) Finalists: HopCat, International Tap House, KC Bier Co, Tapcade

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YOUR PICKS

BEST BREW PUB

MARTIN CITY BREWING COMPANY

Finalists: Border Brewing Company, Brewery Emperial, Cinder Block Brewery, Green Room Burgers & Beer, KC Bier Co., McCoy’s Public House and Brewery, Stockyards Brewing Co. BEST CHEAP DRINKS

HI-DIVE LOUNGE

Finalists: Brick House, Buzzard Beach, Chez Charlie BEST COCKTAILS

MANIFESTO

Finalists: Julep, P.S. Speakeasy, The Ainsworth, The Monarch Bar, Tom’s Town Distilling Co. BEST COFFEEHOUSE

THOU MAYEST COFFEE ROASTERS

Finalists: Blip Coffee Roasters, Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery, One More Cup, Second Best Coffee

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BEST DIVE BAR

HI-DIVE LOUNGE

Finalists: Chez Charlie, Helen’s JAD Bar & Grill, Walsh’s Corner Cocktail, Zoo Bar BEST GAY / LESBIAN BAR

BEST LOCAL BREWERY

BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY

Finalists: Crane Brewing, Double Shift Brewing Company, KC Bier Co., Torn Label Brewing Co.

MISSIE B’S

BEST LOCAL DISTILLERY

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Finalists: Holladay Distillery, Lifted Spirits, Restless Spirits Distilling Company, Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

Finalists: KC Bier Co., One Block South, Tavernonna, The Ainsworth

BEST LOCAL SPECIALTY BEER RELEASE

BEST HOTEL BAR

Finalists: Helles by KC Bier Co., Jam Band by Boulevard, Literally Can’t Even by Double Shift Brewery, Winterbock by KC Bier Co.

Finalists: Bistro 303, Hamburger Mary’s, Sidestreet Bar, Woody’s Classic Sports Pub

EXTRA VIRGIN

DRUM ROOM

Finalists: Chaz on the Plaza, P.S. Speakeasy, Parker at The Fontaine BEST IRISH BAR

KELLY’S WESTPORT INN

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Conroy’s Public House, O’Dowd’s, O’Malley’s Pub, The Dubliner

J. RIEGER & CO.

BOU LOU BY BOULEVARD

BEST LOCAL WINERY

AMIGONI URBAN WINERY

Finalists: Aubrey Vineyards, KC Wine Co., KC Wineworks, Stone Pillar Vineyard & Winery

BEST PLACE TO DRINK WITH YOUR DOG: BAR K. PHOTO BY APRIL FLEMING. BEST MARGARITA

PONAK’S

Finalists: Drunken Worm, El Patron, Mission Taco Joint, Port Fonda BEST MARTINI

CAFE TRIO

Finalists: Grand Street Café, Grunauer, P.S. Speakeasy, Parker at The Fontaine, The Ainsworth BEST MILKSHAKE

WINSTEAD’S

Finalists: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Green Room Burgers & Beer, Parker at The Fontaine, Town Topic BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

THE PEANUT

Finalists: Bier Station, Charlie Hooper’s, Green Room Burgers & Beer, Lew’s Grill & Bar


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From full service to express drop-off and everything in between, you can rest assured that you will get the menu and service you need to make your celebration a success!

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YOUR PICKS

BEST NEW BAR

THE MONARCH BAR

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Parker at The Fontaine, Pawn and Pint, The Ainsworth BEST PATIO

MCCOY’S PUBLIC HOUSE AND BREWERY

Finalists: KC Bier Co., Leinenkugel’s, The Ainsworth, The Well Bar BEST PLACE FOR A CELEBRATORY TOAST

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Finalists: KC Bier Co., Parker at The Fontaine, Tom’s Town Distilling Co. BEST PLACE FOR CRAFT COCKTAILS

JULEP

Finalists: SoT, Swordfish Tom’s, The Ainsworth, Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

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BEST LOCAL SPECIALTY BEER RELEASE: BOU LOU. PHOTO COURTESY OF STRANGE MUSIC.

BEST UPSCALE BAR

THE MONARCH BAR

Finalists: Julep, P.S. Speakeasy, Parker at The Fontaine, SoT, Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

BEST PLACE TO DRINK WITH YOUR DOG

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BEST WHISKEY SELECTION

BEST ROOFTOP

Finalists: Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Restaurant, Brady’s Public House, Harry’s Country Club, Repeal 18th Bar & Bistro, The Monarch Bar

JULEP

Finalists: Brick House, KC Bier Co., MO Brew, One Block South

JOHN’S BIG DECK

Finalists: HopCat, Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery, Parker at The Fontaine, The Well Bar, Westport Ale House

BEST WINE SELECTION

TANNIN WINE BAR & KITCHEN

Finalists: Cooper’s Hawk, JJ’s Restaurant, KC Wineworks, Louie’s Wine Dive

BEST SPEAKEASY

MANIFESTO

Finalists: Green Lady Lounge, P.S. Speakeasy, Swordfish Tom’s, The W, TikiCat

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

LE FOU FROG

Finalists: Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room, Krokstrom Klubb & Market, Novel, Parker at The Fontaine, Pierpont’s

BEST SPORTS BAR

NO OTHER PUB BY SPORTING KC

Finalists: Charlie Hooper’s, Johnny’s Tavern, The Ainsworth, The Peanut

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YOUR PICKS

BEST 24-HOUR RESTAURANT

TOWN TOPIC

Finalists: Chubby’s, Hayes Hamburger & Chili, IHOP, Pancho’s Mexican Food, Rockstar Burgers BEST APPETIZERS

STRIP’S CHICKEN

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, KC Bier Co., Soiree New Orleans Bistro, The Ainsworth BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT

BLUE KOI NOODLES & DUMPLINGS

Finalists: Boru Ramen Bar, Bo Lings, Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop, Moon Wok BEST BAGELS

MESHUGGAH BAGELS

Finalists: Bagel Works Cafe Inc., Einstein Bros. Bagels, Panera Bread BEST BAKERY (BREAD)

FARM TO MARKET BREAD CO.

Finalists: Bloom Baking Company, Fervere, Meshuggah Bagels, Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery BEST BAKERY (SWEETS)

MCLAIN’S BAKERY

Finalists: Dolce Bakery, Heirloom Bakery & Hearth, YUM BEST BAR FOOD

THE PEANUT

Finalists: Beer Kitchen, Brady’s Public House, Brick’s Pub & Grub, Johnny’s Tavern, McCoy’s Public House BEST BREAKFAST

SUCCOTASH

Finalists: eggtc., Ginger Sue’s, Meshuggah Bagels, The Big Biscuit BEST BRUNCH

THE CORNER RESTAURANT

Finalists: eggtc., Hogshead, Nick & Jake’s, Soiree New Orleans Bistro, Succotash BEST BUFFET

CINZETTI’S

Finalists: China Garden Buffet, Joy Wok, Ma Ma China, PeachTree Buffet

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YOUR PICKS

BEST BURGER

WESTPORT FLEA MARKET

Finalists: BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Green Room Burgers & Beer, Hogshead, Strip’s Chicken BEST BUTCHER

MCGONIGLE’S MARKET

Finalists: Broadway Butcher Shop, Steve’s Meat Market, Local Pig, The Store BEST CAJUN FOOD

JAZZ

Finalists: Beignet, KC Cajun, Mudbugs, Soiree New Orleans Bistro BEST CATERING

CUPINI’S

Finalists: Brancato’s Catering, Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, Pita Blu. Fresh Greek To Go, Soiree New Orleans Bistro BEST CHEAP EATS

TOWN TOPIC

Finalists: Strip’s Chicken, Westport Flea Market, Winstead’s

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YOUR PICKS

BEST NEW RESTAURANT: FREESTYLE POKÉ. PHOTO BY JOE CAREY. BEST CHEF

CHEF JAYAUN SMITH, RUBY JEAN’S

BEST DELI

D’BRONX

Finalists: Broadway Deli, Carollo’s Grocery & Deli, Jason’s Deli, Milwaukee Delicatessen Company BEST DESSERT MENU

ANDRE’S CONFISERIE SUISSE

Finalists: Anita Moore, Soiree New Orleans Bistro; Bryant Wigger, Tavernonna; Clark Grant, Hogshead; Shaun Brady, Brady’s Public House

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Jasper’s, Piece of Cake, Soiree New Orleans Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory

BEST CHICKEN WINGS

LAMAR’S DONUTS AND COFFEE

THE PEANUT

Finalists: Artego Pizza, Strip’s Chicken, Wings Café, Wingstop BEST CHOCOLATE SHOP

CHRISTOPHER ELBOW CHOCOLATES

Finalists: Andre’s Confiserie Suisse, Annedore’s Fine Chocolates, Bizz & Weezy Confections, Chip’s Chocolate Factory

BEST DONUTS

Finalists: Donut King, Donutology, Fluffy Fresh Donuts, Strip’s Chicken BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

STROUD’S

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, KC Bier Co., Niecie’s Restaurant, Soiree New Orleans Bistro, Strip’s Chicken

gourmet

& Going to Stay that Way What is Gourmet Pizza?

For one, it means not cutting corners just to save a few cents. In a world of life-hacks and corporate shortcuts, Minsky’s customers have higher expectations. Every day we do our best to honor our customers’ loyalty with a commitment to preparing and serving the best pizza in Kansas City.

AFTER ALL, WHEN YOU EAT WELL, YOU LIVE BETTER.

Dine In, Carry Out, Delivery, or Order Online at Minskys.com

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BEST FOOD DELIVERY PERSON

MIKE CRUZ, ARTEGO PIZZA

Finalists: ClusterTruck, Detroit Coney BEST FOOD TRUCK

JERUSALEM CAFE

Finalists: Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, Detroit Coney, Melt Box Ice Cream, Scout’s BBQ, The Waffler BEST FRENCH FRIES

JOE’S KANSAS CITY

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Five Guys, HopCat, Pita Blu. Fresh Greek To Go, Strip’s Chicken BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT

LE FOU FROG

Finalists: Aixois, Cafe Provence, Cafe Des Amis, Westport Cafe and Bar BEST FRIED CHICKEN

STROUD’S

Finalists: Brookside Poultry Company, Go Chicken Go, Gus’s, Rye, Strip’s Chicken BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT

GRUNAUER

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT

Finalists: Affare, Beethoven’s #9 Restaurant, KC Bier Co, Rheinland

BEST HANGOVER CURE RESTAURANT

BEST GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANT

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, ClusterTruck, Hogshead, Pancho’s Mexican Food, Succotash

Finalists: Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Parker at The Fontaine, Reserve at The Ambassador Hotel, Tavernonna

BEST HAPPY HOUR (FOOD)

BEST ICE CREAM

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Extra Virgin, Hogshead, The Ainsworth

Finalists: Andy’s Frozen Custard, Glace Artisan Ice Cream, Strip’s Chicken, Sylas and Maddie’s

BEST HOT DOG

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT

Finalists: Chi-Town Original, Detroit Coney, The Pizza Man, Up Dog, Wiener Kitchen

Finalists: India Palace, Seva Cuisine of India, Swagat, Taj Mahal

CAFE GRATITUDE

Finalists: Evolve Juicery & Paleo Kitchen, Morgana’s Gluten Free Bakery, Pita Blu, Strip’s Chicken BEST GREEK RESTAURANT

TASSO’S GREEK RESTAURANT

Finalists: Aladdin Café, Mr Gyro’s Greek Food & Pastry, Papu’s Café, Pita Blu

TOWN TOPIC

SUMMIT GRILL

CHARLIE HOOPER’S

CHAZ ON THE PLAZA

BETTY RAE’S ICE CREAM

KORMA SUTRA

COME GET YOUR WINGS FOR THE NEXT GAME! BUCKNAKEDWINGS

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BEST BAKERY (BREAD): FARM TO MARKET BREAD CO. PHOTO COURTESY OF FARM TO MARKET. BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

GAROZZO’S

Finalists: Cascone’s, Cupini’s, Jasper’s, Lidia’s, V’s Italiano Ristorante BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

FRITZ’S

Finalists: KC Bier Co., Minsky’s Pizza, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Strip’s Chicken

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BEST LATE NIGHT EATS

BEST PIE

Finalists: Helen’s JAD Bar & Grill, Hogshead, KC Kitchen & Pizzeria, Lew’s Grill & Bar

Finalists: Ashleigh’s Bake Shop, Brady’s Public House, Corner Café, Rye

BEST LUNCH

BEST PIZZA

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Detroit Coney, Meshuggah Bagels, Wiener Kitchen

Finalists: Artego Pizza, Il Lazzarone Pizza, Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, Waldo Pizza

BEST MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

BEST PLACE TO EAT AT THE BAR

Finalists: Aladdin Café, Basha, Pita Blu, Rumman

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Extra Virgin, Green Room Burgers & Beer, The Rieger

TOWN TOPIC

STRIP’S CHICKEN

JERUSALEM CAFE

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

PONAK’S

Finalists: K-Macho’s, Mi Ranchito, Port Fonda, Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria BEST NEW RESTAURANT

FREESTYLE POKE

Finalists: Black Dirt, Brady’s Public House, Hogshead, Soiree New Orleans Bistro, The Ainsworth BEST NON-BARBECUE SANDWICH

D’BRONX

Finalists: Bay Boy, Hogshead, Meshuggah Bagels, Planet Sub, Strip’s Chicken BEST OUTDOOR DINING

CHAR BAR

Finalists: Gram & Dun, KC Bier Co., The Ainsworth, The Well Bar BEST PHO

VIETNAM CAFE

Finalists: iPhotower, Nguyen Pho and Grill, Pho Good, Pho La La

THE UPPER CRUST

MINSKY’S PIZZA

MARTIN CITY BREWING COMPANY

BEST PLACE TO HAVE YOUR PARENTS PAY FOR DINNER

THE CAPITAL GRILLE

Finalists: Jack Stack, Pierpont’s, Stock Hill, Wiener Kitchen BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR TOP CLIENT

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Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Jack Stack, KC Bier Co., Pierpont’s, Tavernonna BEST PUB FOOD

THE PEANUT

Finalists: Barley’s Kitchen + Tap, Brady’s Public House, Brick’s Pub & Grub, Lew’s Grill & Bar, White Horse Pub

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BEST RAMEN

BORU RAMEN BAR

Finalists: Columbus Park Ramen Shop, Komatsu Ramen, Ramen Bowls, Shio Ramen Shop

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BEST RESTAURANT: CORVINO SUPPER CLUB & TASTING ROOM. PHOTO COURTESY OF CORVINO INSTAGRAM. BEST STEAKHOUSE

ANTON’S

Finalists: Hereford House, J. Gilbert’s, Jess & Jim’s, LongHorn, The Capital Grille BEST SUSHI

NARA

Finalists: Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Bob Wasabi Kitchen, Friends Sushi & Bento Place, Jun’s, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant BEST TACOS

TACO REPUBLIC

Finalists: Bonito Michoacan, Fuzzy’s, Kansas City Taco Company, Mission Taco Joint, TikiTaco BEST TAKE OUT

BO LINGS

Finalists: Pita Blu, Soiree New Orleans Bistro, Strip’s Chicken BEST TAPAS

LA BODEGA

Finalists: Extra Virgin, Trago BEST RESTAURANT

CORVINO SUPPER CLUB & TASTING ROOM

Finalists: Brady’s Public House, Hogshead, Meshuggah, Strip’s Chicken BEST RESTAURANT SERVER

COREY JOHNSON AT CAPITAL GRILLE

Finalists: Angie Kobetts, Michael Smith; Bailey Easton, Brady’s Public House; Dallas Miller, The Oliver

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BEST VEGAN

MUD PIE VEGAN BAKERY & COFFEEHOUSE

BEST SALAD

BEST SMOOTHIE/JUICE BAR

Finalists: Hogshead, Pita Blu, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Strip’s Chicken

Finalists: Dragonfly Tea Zone, Evolve Juicery & Paleo Kitchen, Smoothie King, T Loft

Finalists: Cafe Gratitude, Eden Alley, KC Kitchen & Pizzeria, Pirate’s Bone

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

BEST SOUL FOOD

BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

Finalists: Bonefish Grill, Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, Sailor Jack’s Snack Shack

Finalists: EJ’s Urban Eatery, Jazz, PeachTree, Soiree New Orleans Bistro, Sweet T’s Soul Food Restaurant

Finalists: Eden Alley, Jerusalem Café, Pirate’s Bone

THE MIXX

BRISTOL SEAFOOD GRILL

RUBY JEAN’S JUICERY

NIECIE’S RESTAURANT

CAFE GRATITUDE


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BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM

CLIFTONLARSONALLEN LLP

Finalists: EHC Certified Public Accountants LLC, Five Star Tax & Business BEST AESTHETICIAN

MAE MONROE

Finalists: Jessica Pluff, Kari Adams at Luxe Salon, Lashed by Alex, Sassy Face KC BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY

ONE LIGHT LUXURY APARTMENTS, UNION HILL APARTMENTS (TIE)

Finalists: Briarcliff City Apartments, Pebblebrook, Piper Lofts, Stonepost Ranch Apartments BEST AUCTION HOUSE

STRICKER’S AUCTION

Finalists: Andrew Turner Auctions, Kansas City Estate Sale Services, Equip-Bid Auctions BEST AUTO DEALERSHIP

BARON BMW

Finalists: Hendrick Acura Overland Park, Metcalf Auto Plaza Inc, Molle Toyota, State Line Nissan, Zeck Ford

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BEST AUTO LOAN PROVIDER

BEST BANKRUPTCY LAWYER

Finalists: Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co., KCB Bank Loan Production, Mainstreet Credit Union, Mazuma Credit Union, Missouri Central Credit Union

Finalists: Cary Smalley, Cynthia Grimes, Law Offices of Peter A. Jouras, Jr, Molner/Merrigan, LC, Owens Law Office

BEST AUTO SERVICE / REPAIR

KASEY ‘KASEYKEEPSMEFRESH’ KECK

COMMUNITYAMERICA CREDIT UNION

LINDSEY WYATT OF KENTNER WYATT LLC

BEST FREE WI-FI: KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH. PHOTO BY KELCIE MCKENNEY. BEST BOOKKEEPING / TAX SERVICE

EHC CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS LLC

BEST BARBER

Finalists: Five Star Tax & Business, Richard J. Beaubien

Finalists: Empire Automotive KC, Hank’s Auto Repair, Hyde Park Service, Mark Trokey’s Automotive Service, Northtown Auto, Otto Service

Finalists: Jerrin Hawes, him.her. them Hair Studio; Joseph Thomas; Mitch Wood, 180V Barber Salon

BEST BOUTIQUE REAL ESTATE

BEST BANK (COMMERCIAL)

Finalists: 180V Barber Salon, Big J’s Barber Shop, Buffalo Mane Barbershop, him.her.them Hair Studio

LONDON MOTORWORKS

COMMUNITYAMERICA CREDIT UNION

BEST BARBERSHOP

CHOP TOPS HAIR COMPANY

KANSAS CITY REALTY SERVICES

Finalists: Boveri Realty Group LLC, Celt Realty Group BEST BROWS

MAE MONROE

BEST BLOW OUT

Finalists: Sassy Face KC, Studio Visage, The Tinted Room, The Wax Co.

BEST BANK (CONSUMER)

Finalists: Alexis Hagan, Chop Tops, Parlor: A Beauty Bar

BEST CABLE OR SATELLITE PROVIDER

Finalists: Commerce Bank, U.S. Bank, UMB Bank

BEST BODY PIERCING

Finalists: AT&T U-verse, Spectrum, Xfinity

Finalists: Arvest Bank, Commerce Bank, Lead Bank, UMB Bank

COMMUNITYAMERICA CREDIT UNION

POSH KC BLOW DRY BAR

IREZUMI TATTOO

Finalists: Freaks on Broadway, Radiance Piercing, Supernatural Body Piercing

GOOGLE FIBER


YOUR PICKS

BEST CAR WASH

KEVIN’S CAR WASH

Finalists: Belfonte Car Wash, Big Splash Car Wash, OTTO Car Wash, Waterway Gas & Wash BEST CARPET CLEANING

HEARTLAND STEAM CLEAN

Finalists: Carpet Care by Gary Ray, Voorhies Carpet BEST CELL PHONE PROVIDER

VERIZON

Finalists: AT&T, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile BEST CHILD CENTER

GROWING FUTURES EARLY EDUCATION CENTER

Finalists: Canterbury Preparatory School, KidsPark

BEST HAIR COLORIST: SAMANTHA HAYES, HAIR. PHOTO BY KELCIE MCKENNEY.

BEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE COMPANY

REECENICHOLS REAL ESTATE — KANSAS CITY NORTH

Finalists: Chief Properties, Heise-Meyer, Keller Williams Realty — The Tina Team, Kessinger/ Hunter & Company, LC BEST COMPUTER & IT SERVICES

INTEGRAL

Finalists: Hyper Computer and Battle Games; MDL Technology, LLC BEST CONTRACTOR

THE NO LIMIT GROUP

Finalists: Paul Rudisel, ProWork Construction BEST CREDIT UNION

COMMUNITYAMERICA CREDIT UNION

Finalists: Greater KC Public Safety Credit Union, Mainstreet Credit Union, Mazuma Credit Union

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BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Thanks for Voting us into the top Nail Salons in KC! Please mention ‘Best of KC’ to receive a free paraffin dip with your next manicure pedicure combo Offer expires 10/31/2018

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COMMUNITYAMERICA CREDIT UNION

Finalists: Bijin Salon & Spa, Brick and Ivory Events, Expressive Solutions and Creations, The Bunker BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING

COMMUNITYAMERICA CREDIT UNION

Finalists: Buttonwood Financial Group, Prosperity Advisory Group, Searcy Financial Services, Inc. BEST FREE WIFI

THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY — CENTRAL LIBRARY

Finalists: Google Fiber Space, KC Bier Co. BEST HAIR COLORIST

SAMANTHA HAYES

Finalists: Alex Lutz, Chelsea Edwards, Hilary Farrell Embry, Jaime Lewis at Hair Salon KC, Kate Van Vleck BEST HAIR REMOVAL

THE WAX CO.

Finalists: Ashley Davis at BeYOUtify, Exhale Skin Studio, Lashed by Alex, Sassy Face KC BEST HAIR SALON

HAIR SALON KC

Finalists: Bambou Salon & Spa, Halcyon Studio, him.her.them Hair Studio, Roots and Branches

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BEST HAIR STYLIST

BEST HOOKAH LOUNGE

SINBAD’S HOOKAH CAFE

Finalists: Sahara Sheesha Lounge BEST HOTEL

HOTEL PHILLIPS

Finalists: 816 Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, The Fontaine, The Raphael Hotel, Westin Crown Center Hotel BEST INSURANCE AGENCY

REGINALD GREEN, STATE FARM

Finalists: Abbott Insurance Inc., American Family Insurance, Robert Redmond Agency, Julie Pfefer & Associates BEST KITCHEN & BATH REMODELER

KITCHEN STUDIO KANSAS CITY

Finalists: Earthway, Jon Fletcher, Kevin Ginnings Plumbing, Under Pressure Property Services BEST LANDSCAPER

BENJAMIN LAWN AND LANDSCAPE

Finalists: Hays Lawn Care, Moroney Lawn, The Greensman BEST LAW FIRM / LAWYER

KRAUSE & KINSMAN LAW FIRM

Finalists: Don Simon; Holman Schiavone, LLC; Tom Ralston

SAMANTHA HAYES

BEST LIBRARY BRANCH: KS

BEST HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING COMPANY

Finalists: Johnson County Library — Antioch Branch, Johnson County Library — Blue Valley Branch, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library — Main Branch, Tonganoxie Public Library

Finalists: Alex Lutz, Chelsea Edwards, Jaime Lewis, LauraBeth Artistry

ANTHONY PLUMBING HEATING & COOLING

Finalists: A.B. May, Air Unlimited Heating and Cooling, All Weather Control, Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, AC, Rooter & Electrical, Mission Plumbing Heating & Cooling BEST HOME LIGHTING COMPANY

RENSEN HOUSE OF LIGHTS

Finalists: Gale Krohn Electric, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Wilson Lighting

JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARY — CENTRAL BRANCH

BEST LIBRARY BRANCH: MO

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY — CENTRAL BRANCH

Finalists: Kansas City Public Library — Plaza Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library — North Independence Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library — Raytown, Mid-Continent Public Library — Woodneath

BEST HOME SECURITY

BEST LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Finalists: Atronic Alarms, Inc.; Elevated Electronics; Smart Security Solutions, Inc.

Finalists: Earthway, H2 Development, Pro Work Construction

ADT SECURITY

MCCAMBRIDGE BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY


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BEST MAKEUP ARTIST

BEST PLACE TO ADOPT A PET

Finalists: Codee Mac Beauty, Dani Jo Bell Makeup Artistry, Liz Schiller, Mickey Gonzalez

Finalists: Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center, Midwest Animal ResQ, Unleashed Pet Rescue, Wayside Waifs

MAE MONROE

BEST MAKEUP ARTIST, BRIDAL

Thank you Kansas City  for choosing  Mae Monroe as your preferred beauty professional in the following categories: Best Aesthetician Best Brow Artist Best Make-up Artist Best Make-up Artist (Bridal)

Bring this ad in when scheduling a facial appointment with Mae and receive a complimentary brow re-shaping & tinting as a token of her appreciation. ($50 Value)

MAE MONROE

BEST PLUMBER

BEST MORTGAGE / HOME LOAN PROVIDER

Finalists: A.B. May, Heartland Plumbing, Inc., Iplumb KC, Morgan Miller Plumbing

Finalists: Alexis Hagan, Bronzed & Blushed, Dani Jo Bell Makeup Artistry, Mickey Gonzalez

FOUNTAIN MORTGAGE

Finalists: Capitol Federal Savings Bank, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, James B. Nutter & Co., Leader One Financial, PrimeLending BEST MOTORCYCLE OR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE DEALER

GAIL’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Finalists: Anchor Moto, Hickory Union Moto, Indian Motorcycle Kansas City, Outlaw Harley-Davidson, Worth Harley-Davidson BEST NAIL SALON

NAIL PERFECTION & SPA

Finalists: Polished Nail Salon, Vanity Nails BEST NEW HOME BUILDER

BL RIEKE

Finalists: BC Homes, Crown Homes, Optimum Homes, Studio Build BEST OIL CHANGE

VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE

Finalists: Otto Service, Weaver’s Auto Center BEST PEST CONTROL

BLUE BEETLE PEST CONTROL

Finalists: Augustine Services, Inc.; Edge; Gunter Pest & Lawn; Joshua’s Pest Control Kansas City; Mosquito Squad of GKC BEST PET BOARDING / GROOMING / DAYCARE

CAMP BOW WOW

Finalists: Dog Pawz, Kate’s Canine Resort, Pooches Paradise Daycare and Resort, Simply Grooming by Gia BEST PET GROOMER

THE GROOM SHOP

Finalists: Brookside Barkery & Bath, Pooches Paradise Daycare and Resort, Simply Grooming by Gia BEST PHOTOGRAPHER (BUSINESS)

MANON HALLIBURTON

Finalists: Black Coffee Photo Co., Colleen Christi Photography, Matt Kocourek Photography, MegKC Designs & Photography, Meredith Graves Photography

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KC PET PROJECT

BOB HAMILTON PLUMBING, HEATING, AC, ROOTER & ELECTRICAL

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY

GRAND SLAM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Finalists: Douglas J. Hannah Property Management, Price Brothers Management, Yarco Property Management BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

DAN MARTIN

Finalists: Gabby Hardesty, Stacy Porto, Stephanie Thomas BEST REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

REECENICHOLS

Finalists: Boveri Realty Group, Kansas City Realty Services, Keller Williams Kansas City North BEST REAL ESTATE LAW

PROPERTY LAW FIRM

Finalists: David Waters at Lathrop & Gage, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Sean Ervin at Rouse Frets Gentile Rhodes BEST TATTOO REMOVAL

IREZUMI TATTOO

Finalists: AesthetiCare Medspa, Undo Laser Skincare Clinic BEST TATTOO STUDIO

THE MERCY SEAT

Finalists: Catalyst Arts Collective, Exile Tattoo, Glory Bound Tattoo, Hand and Dagger Tattoo BEST VETERINARIAN

GREAT PLAINS SPCA VETERINARY CARE CENTER

Finalists: Fairway Animal Hospital, Kansas City Veterinary Care, Rainbow Pet Hospital, Raytown Animal Hospital, Union Hill Animal Hospital BEST VIDEOGRAPHER/FILMMAKER

SAVANNAH RODGERS

Finalists: Christopher Commons, Michael Martin, Travis Wears


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BEST BOXING CLUB

BEST COSMETIC DERMATOLOGIST

BEST DAY SPA

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Finalists: 9Round, Bodyfit KC Gym

Finalist: Ross B. Reule

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

BEST COSMETIC SURGEON

Finalists: Brian Matthys at Sunflower Dermatology, Meggan Newland

Finalists: Center of Life Chiropractic, Kansas City Chiropractic, Love Chiropractic, WellSpine KC

Finalists: Dr. Levi Young, Dr. Virender Singhal

Finalists: Bijin Salon & Spa, Blu Bird Spa, Hollyday Med Spa + Aesthetics, Milagro Midwestern Spa & Collective, The Facial Bar

TITLE BOXING CLUB 10

IDENTITY CHIROPRACTIC

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JOHN GORDON

DR. JONATHAN AMSPACHER

SPA ON PENN

BEST DENTIST

HERWIG DDS

Finalists: Dr. Joanna L. Casey, DDS, Dr. John Humphrey Jr DDS, Dr. Robert L. Claassen, DDS, Westwood Dental

EMILY OCHOA

BEST EYE CLINIC

FAIRWAY EYE CENTER

Finalists: Eye Associates, Kansas City Eye Clinic, Littlefield Eye Associates


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Best Weight Loss Clinic and Counseling

BEST FITNESS BOOTCAMP

FREIGHT HOUSE FITNESS

Finalists: Flex Studio Fitness, November Project Kansas City, Phys Ed KC BEST FITNESS CLASS

MOJO CYCLING STUDIO

Finalists: Bodyfit KC Gym, CORE Strong Fitness, November Project Kansas City, The Bar Method

Thank you from Mosaic Life Care Bariatric Care for making Dr. Hornbostel the top choice in the Best Weight Loss Clinic and Counseling category. His commitment to outstanding care is another example of why Mosaic Life Care was awarded the HealthGrades Best 50 hospital status. For more information on our weight loss and other bariatric solutions, call 816.271.6155 today.

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER: COLEEN SHAW-VOEKS, PHYS ED KC. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHYS ED KC. BEST GYM

GOT EM FIT

Finalists: Bodyfit KC Gym, CORE Strong Fitness, Phys Ed KC, Zone 6 Fitness

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BEST PILATES: STUDIO 7 PILATES AND BARRE. PHOTO COURTESY OF STUDIO 7. BEST HEALTH CLINIC

F.I.T. MUSCLE & JOINT CLINIC

Finalists: Health Studio KC, KC CARE Health Center, Leawood Family Care, Premier Integrative Health, Shawnee Mission Medical Center BEST HOSPITAL

CHILDREN’S MERCY HOSPITAL

Finalists: North Kansas City Hospital, Saint Luke’s, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, The University of Kansas Health System BEST IV THERAPY

RECOVERY HYDRATION THERAPY

Finalists: Drip IV Therapy & Mobile Hydration Service, IV Nutrition Now, University of Kansas Hospital

HERWIG DDS

PROUD TO BE VOTED ONE OF THE TOP DENTISTS IN KC

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BEST MASSAGE CLINIC

SPA ON PENN

Finalists: Bijin Salon & Spa, Dark Horse Massage Therapy, Imperial Foot Care, Kansas City Chiropractic, Tri Health and Massage BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST

MICAELA FINLAYSON

Finalists: Celeste Aguirre; Cholly Curtis, Bijin Salon & Spa; Jennifer Tallman; Michael Short, Spa On Penn; Terry Solis BEST MEDICAL SPA

PLAZA AESTHETICS & WELLNESS

Finalists: aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness, Bare Med Spa, Mirabile M.D. Beauty at Health & Wellness, Quinn Medical Day Spa BEST NUTRITIONIST

CARA HABSTREET, STREET SMART NUTRITION

Finalists: Michelle Wyssman, Gnar Nutrition

BEST ORTHODONTIST

BEST PILATES

Finalists: Bulleigh Orthodontics, Kelly H Toombs DDS

Finalists: Natural Form Pilates, Pilates 1901, Pilates of Kansas City, Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

BEST REHAB CENTER

Finalists: Deborah Winburn, Jane Pennington, Leawood Pediatrics

Finalists: Pinnacle Therapy Services, Summit Rehab

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER

BEST TEETH WHITENING

FRY ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS

VILLAGE PEDIATRICS

COLEEN SHAW-VOEKS, PHYSED KC

Finalists: David Littlewood, Bodyfit KC; Dustin Yantzim, Move Right KC; Scott Smith, BodySmith Personal Training; Sierra Maguire, MACfit BEST PHARMACY

CVS PHARMACY

Finalists: Stark Professional Pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe BEST PHYSICIAN

DAMON HEYBROCK

Finalists: Halla Moussa, Laura Ray

BEST SHOWCLUB IN KANSAS CITY FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS IN A ROW

STUDIO 7 PILATES & BARRE

F.I.T. MUSCLE & JOINT CLINIC

CROSSROADS DENTISTRY

Finalists: Gordon Dental, Kansas City Dental Works, Overland Park Family Dental, Platte Valley Dental Care BEST WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC / COUNSELING

PHILLIP HORNBOSTEL, MD

Finalists: Medi-Weightloss, Women’s And Family Care BEST YOGA STUDIO

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YOUR PICKS BEST ART GALLERY, LAWRENCE: THE SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SPENCER. BEST BOUTIQUE (LFK)

WONDER FAIR Finalists: Ditto, Essential Goods, Fortuity BEST BREWERY (LFK)

FREE STATE BREWING COMPANY Finalists: Lawrence Beer Company BEST BRUNCH (LFK)

LADYBIRD DINER Finalists: The Roost, Wake The Dead Breakfast Bar BEST CRAFT COCKTAILS (LFK)

THE BOURGEOIS PIG Finalists: 715 Restaurant, John Brown Underground BEST DIVE BAR (LFK)

REPLAY LOUNGE Finalists: Frank’s North Star Tavern, Louise’s West, The Sandbar BEST HAIR SALON (LFK)

SALON DI MARCO & DAY SPA Finalists: Salon Blush, Salon Renew BEST HANGOVER FOOD (LFK)

THE BURGER STAND AT THE CASBAH Finalists: Burrito King, Ladybird Diner, Wake The Dead Breakfast Bar BEST ART GALLERY (LFK)

SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART Finalists: Cider Gallery, Essential Goods, Phoenix Gallery, Wonder Fair

BEST BANK (LFK)

COMMUNITYAMERICA CREDIT UNION Finalists: Central Bank, Truity Credit Union, UMB Bank, University National Bank, Young Bull

BEST BARTENDER (LFK)

SARAH STORM, LAWRENCE BEER CO. Finalists: Brian Gold, Henry’s Upstairs; Bryan Love, 715 Restaurant

BEST HOTEL (LFK)

ELDRIDGE HOTEL Finalist: The Oread BEST MUSIC VENUE (LFK)

THE GRANADA Finalists: Jackpot Saloon, Liberty Hall, Replay Lounge, The Bottleneck

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BEST BOUTIQUE: WONDER FAIR (PICTURED: OWNERS MEREDITH MOORE AND PAUL DEGEORGE). PHOTO COURTESY OF WONDER FAIR INSTAGRAM. BEST NEIGHBORHOOD (LFK)

OLD WEST LAWRENCE Finalists: Barker Avenue, North Lawrence, Sunset Hills BEST NEW RETAIL BUSINESS (LFK)

WHIZZBANG VINTAGE Finalists: Five Below, Sacred Leaf CBD BEST PET STORE (LFK)

PET WORLD EXPERIENCE Finalists: Petland, PetSmart

BEST PLACE TO DRINK WITH YOUR DOG (LFK)

FREE STATE BREWING COMPANY Finalists: Bird Dog Bar at The Oread, Decade, Lawrence Beer Company, The Bourgeois Pig BEST RESTAURANT (LFK)

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THE THIRD PLANET Finalists: Charlie Hustle, Essential Goods, Ruff House Art, Topiary Tree, Wonder Fair BEST TATTOO PARLOR (LFK)

BDC TATTOO Finalists: Hermit Tattoo, Miller Tattoo

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BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY: AFENTRA. PHOTO BY KELCIE MCKENNEY. BEST ATHLETE

SALVADOR PEREZ

Finalists: Matt Besler, Tim Melia, Travis Kelce, Whit Merrifield BEST ATTRACTION

THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Finalists: Kansas City Zoo, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Union Station BEST DOG PARK

SHAWNEE MISSION DOG PARK

Finalists: Bar K Lab, Penn Valley Dog Park, Swope Dog Park, Waggin’ Trail Dog Park BEST FACEBOOK PAGE

UP-DOWN KC

Finalists: KC 102.1, KC Where You At???, Pawn and Pint BEST KC HUMANITARIAN

SCOTT POORE

Finalists: Deborah Wiebrecht, Gary Morsch, Michael Lintecum, Nellie McCool BEST LOCAL AUTHOR

WHITNEY TERRELL

Finalists: Erin Brown, Pete Dulin, Steve Paul BEST LOCAL CHARITY

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY

Finalists: Growing Futures Early Education Center, Heart to Heart International, HopeKids, Variety KC BEST LOCAL HERO

SCOTT POORE

Finalists: Jason Kander, Jennifer McCartney, Michael Wheeler (Superman), Sly James BEST LOCAL INSTAGRAM

@KASIMJHARDAWAY

Finalists: @ashrockchalk, @neverforgottencl BEST LOCAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER

MIKE MAHONEY

Finalists: Belinda Post, Emily Sinovic, Jay Senter

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BEST ATHLETE: SALVADOR PEREZ. PHOTO COURTESY OF SALVADOR PEREZ TWITTER.

BEST LOCAL PERSONALITY

BEST LOCAL TV SPORTS ANCHOR

BEST LEGISLATOR

Finalists: Cindy Holscher, Emanuel Cleaver, Jolie Justus

TOEBIAS THE SHOP CAT AT TABLETOP GAME AND HOBBY

Finalists: Courtnie Ross, Gary Lezak at KSHB-TV, Jen Johnson at KC102.1, Sly James BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY

AFENTRA AT 96.5 THE BUZZ

Finalists: Dana Wright at 98.1 KMBZ, ‘Irish’ Dave O’Connor at 90.9 The Bridge, Jen Johnson at KC102.1, Johnny Dare at 98.9 The Rock, Lazlo at 96.5 The Buzz BEST LOCAL SNAPCHAT

MOLLY BALLOONS

Finalist: Dwayne Snipes BEST LOCAL TELEVISION PERSONALITY

LEN DAWSON

Finalists: Dani Welniak, Dee Jackson, Jason Lamb BEST LOCAL TV STATION

KSHB

Finalists: KCPT, KCTV5, KMBC, WDAF BEST LOCAL TV WEATHER FORECASTER

GARY LEZAK

Finalists: Bryan Busby, Erin Little, Karli Ritter BEST LOCAL TWITTER

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Finalists: @Jeremy_Danner, @ Joel311Bandit, @PatsHoppedUp

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Finalists: Alexis Del Cid, Bryan Busby, Emily Sinovic, Kris Ketz

BEST PARK: JACOB L. LOOSE PARK. PHOTO BY DAVID HUDNALL.

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BEST LOCAL WEBSITE

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Finalists: Boom Howdy, City Scene KC, Le Stylo Rouge BEST NEIGHBORHOOD

BROOKSIDE

Finalists: Hyde Park, Union Hill, Waldo, Westport BEST PARK

JACOB L. LOOSE PARK

Finalists: Antioch Park, C. Lee Kenagy Park, Macken Park, Roanoke Park, Shawnee Mission Park BEST PLACE FOR A CHEAP DATE

FIRST FRIDAYS

Finalists: Boulevard Drive In Theater, Pawn and Pint, Tapcade, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE

UP-DOWN KC

Finalists: Loose Park Rose Garden, Pawn and Pint, The Create-It Studio BEST PLACE TO BREAK UP WITH WITH SOMEONE

OAK PARK MALL

Finalists: First Fridays, The NelsonAtkins Museum of Art BEST PLACE TO GET MARRIED

BOULEVARD BREWERY

BEST LOCAL INSTAGRAM: @KASIMJHARDAWAY. PHOTO COURTESY KASIM HARDAWAY INSTAGRAM. BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS

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BEST PLACE TO WORK (OVER 50 EMPLOYEES)

BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY

Finalists: Cerner, Hallmark, MOCSA BEST PLACE TO WORK (UNDER 50 EMPLOYEES)

PAWN AND PINT

Finalists: Heritage Biologics, The Bunker, The Gallery Event Space, UNA BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP

UNITY TEMPLE ON THE PLAZA

Finalists: Church of the Resurrection, House of Refuge Family Worship, Living Water Christian Church, Neighborhood Church Overland Park, The Cause Church BEST PUBLIC RESTROOM

QUIKTRIP

BEST PLACE TO MEET SINGLES

BEST SCENIC SPOT

Finalists: Pawn and Pint, The Ainsworth

Finalists: Case Park, Kaw Point, The Scout

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B O U T I Q U E S TO B A K E R I E S A N D DAY S PA S TO N I G H T L I F E .

BOULEVARD BREWERY

Finalists: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Union Station Kansas City

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BIKEABLE NEIGHBORHOOD FILLED WITH THE CITY’S BEST - FROM

Finalists: Pawn and Pint, The Bunker, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Union Station

Finalists: Madrid Theatre, Terrace on Grand, The Kansas City Room at 28 Event Space, Thompson Barn

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BEST 2018 FASHION LINE

CHARLIE HUSTLE

Finalists: Doorway Clothing, Hadley Clark, Loyalty KC, Made Urban Apparel BEST ACCESSORIES STORE

BEST BICYCLE SHOP

VELO GARAGE AND TAP HOUSE

Finalists: Family Bicycles, Midwest Cyclery LLC, Onestar Bicycles, Spokes Cafe|Cyclery

BEST BREAK OUT ROOM

BREAKOUT KC

Finalists: Escape Room, Novus Escape Room, The Exit Room, Tick Tock BEST BRIDAL/FORMAL WEAR

THE GOWN GALLERY

THE BUNKER

BEST BOOKSTORE

BEST ADULT STORE

Finalists: Anastasia’s Books, Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, Prospero’s Books

Finalists: All My Heart Bridal | Plus Size Wedding Dresses, BRIDE., Something White Bridal Boutique

BEST BOUTIQUE STORE

BEST CBD STORE

Finalists: Dear Society, Lady Bye, Mid Coast Modern, Retro Vixen, The Bunker

Finalists: American Shaman CBD, CBD Plus, Hemp Life, Into The Mystic, Phoenix Natural Wellness CBD+

Finalists: Charming Charlie, Modern Man Supply Co., Retro Vixen

CIRILLA’S

Finalists: 7th Heaven, Bedroom Kandi Boutique Parties by Piper, Moonlight Adult Boutique BEST APPLIANCE STORE

NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART

Finalists: Clark’s Appliances, Gomez Appliances BEST BABY STORE

BUYBUY BABY

Finalists: Kansas City Baby Co., The Bunker

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RAINY DAY BOOKS

DONNA’S DRESS SHOP

BEST BOWLING ALLEY

WARD PARKWAY LANES

Finalists: No Other Pub by Sporting KC, Olathe East Lanes, Park Lanes Family Fun Center, Pinstripes, Premier Bowling and Recreation Center

THE CBD STORE

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE

THE CHILDREN’S PLACE

Finalists: Kid Oh!, The Bunker, The Little House

BEST FLORIST: LILY FLORAL DESIGNS. COURTESY OF LILY FLORAL DESIGNS. BEST COMIC BOOK STORE

CLINT’S COMIC BOOKS

Finalists: B-Bop Comics, Elite Comics, Pulp Fiction Comics & Games BEST COMPUTER STORE

MICROCENTER

Finalists: Apple Store, B. E. TEK Computers BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE

PLATO’S CLOSET

Finalists: Clothz Minded, Couches to Curios, Dirty Don’s Bargain Center, Fashionista Exchange & Boutique BEST ELECTRONIC GAME STORE

VINTAGE STOCK

Finalists: Game Nut Entertainment, Gameco, GameStop


YOUR PICKS

BEST FASHION DESIGNER

CHARLIE HUSTLE

Finalists: Doorway Clothing, Hadley Clark, Loyalty KC, The Bunker, Tiffany Brown BEST FLOORING/CARPET STORE

NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART

Finalists: Heartland Tile & Stone, Reliable Flooring, Weber Flooring BEST FLORIST

LILY FLORAL DESIGNS

Finalists: Bergamot + Ivy Design, Hy-Vee Floral, The Cottage Rose, The Fiddly Fig Florist, Trapp and Company BEST FURNITURE DESIGNER

UNRUH FURNITURE

Finalists: Bison Design Co., Matt Castilleja BEST GARDEN STORE / NURSERY

FAMILY TREE NURSERY

Finalists: Grass Pad, Larry’s Nursery, Soil Service Garden Center, Suburban Lawn & Garden, Westlake Ace Hardware

BEST FURNITURE DESIGNER: UNRUH FURNITURE. BEST GIFT STORE

MADE IN KC

Finalists: Mid Coast Modern, Stuff, Ten Thousand Villages, The Bunker, The Kansas City Box BEST GOLF SHOP

TOPGOLF

Finalists: Golf Galaxy, Swope Memorial Golf Course BEST GROCERY STORE

ALDI

Finalists: Cosentino’s Market, Hy-Vee, Sprouts Farmers Market, Whole Foods Market BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE

TRADER JOE’S

Finalists: Natural Grocers, Nature’s Own Health Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Whole Foods Market

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BEST BREAKOUT ROOM: BREAKOUT KC. PHOTO COURTESY OF BREAKOUT KC. BEST HOME FURNISHING STORE

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BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

Finalists: Ace Hardware, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Menards

Finalists: Baldwin Market, Halls, Houndstooth, Modern Man Supply Co., The Bunker

HOUSE OF DIAMONDS

BEST LIQUOR STORE

GOMER’S

Finalists: Lukas Wine & Spirits Superstore, Mike’s Wine & Spirits, Plaza Liquor, Tipsy’s Wine and Spirits

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BEST HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

Finalists: Meierotto Jewelers, OPAL & GOLD

BEST MATTRESS STORE

Finalists: Hawn Bedding Company, Joplimo, Mattress Firm

BEST JEWELRY STORE

SPA ON PE N N . C O M

PINKLIPPS COSMETICS STORE

Finalists: Fenty Cosmetics, LimeLight by Alcone, MAC Cosmetics, Urban Decay

Finalists: Nadeau, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Nell Hill’s, Restoration Emporium

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BEST MAKEUP LINE

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BEST NEW CAR DEALERSHIP

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Finalists: Cable Dahmer, Rob Sight Ford BEST OUTDOOR OUTFITTERS

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Finalists: Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop


YOUR PICKS

BEST PAWN / RESALE SHOP

MISSION HOPE THRIFT

Finalists: Cowtown Mallroom, Heartland Pawnbrokers, Smart Pawn BEST PET SUPPLY STORE

BROOKSIDE BARKERY & BATH

Finalists: Bentley’s Pet Stuff, Brothers Fish & Pets, City Pets & Ponds, Four Paws Pantry & Spa, Pet Supplies Plus, Tail Waggin’ PetStop BEST PLACE TO BUY A BOAT OR FIX AN OLD BOAT

SMITHVILLE MARINE

Finalists: Sportsman’s Outfitter & Marine BEST PLACE TO BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

MEYER MUSIC

Finalists: Big Dude’s Music City, Explorers Percussion BEST PLACE TO BUY A USED CAR

COUNTRY HILL MOTORS

Finalists: Autobahn, Jay Wolfe, Zeck Ford

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE: ULAH. PHOTO COURTESY OF ULAH INSTAGRAM. BEST PLACE TO BUY EYEGLASSES

WARBY PARKER

Finalists: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Brookside Optical, Fairway Eye Center, Romanelli Optix BEST RECORD STORE

MILLS RECORD COMPANY

Finalists: Brothers Music, FM MUSIC Vintage Sounds, Josey Records, Vinyl Renaissance & Audio BEST SHOE STORE

BOB JONES SHOES

Finalists: DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Run 816, The Bunker BEST SHOPPING CENTER

COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA

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Finalists: Academy Sports + Outdoors, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Dynamic Discs, Run 816 BEST TABLE TOP GAME STORE

TABLETOP GAME & HOBBY

Finalists: Level One Game Shop, Mission: Board Games, Pawn and Pint, The Geekery

Oct. 20

OK Go: The Live Video Tour Hear their songs live with 20 of their iconic videos, plus question/answer with the crowd.

BEST THRIFT STORE

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Finalists: City Thrift, Family Thrift, Maj-R Thrift & Discount, The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center BEST TOBACCO SHOP

FIDEL’S

Finalists: 7th Heaven, Diebel’s Sportsmens Gallery, Outlaw Cigar Co.

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BEST TOY STORE

BROOKSIDE TOY AND SCIENCE

Finalists: Go Big Skill Toys, Moon Marble Company, The Toy Store in Lawrence

BEST LIQUOR STORE: GOMER’S. PHOTO BY DAVID HUDNALL. BEST VAPE SHOP

GLASS AND VAPE

Finalists: It’s A Dream Smoke Shop, Rocky Mountain E-Cigs, Vapor Room 816, Waldo Vapes BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE

DONNA’S DRESS SHOP

Finalists: Boomerang, Re-Runs, Retro Vixen, River Market Antiques, Wonderland BEST VINTAGE FINDS

RIVER MARKET ANTIQUES

Finalists: Bella Patina, Boomerang, Clothz Minded, Urban Mining, Wonderland BEST WEST BOTTOMS VENDOR

BELLA PATINA

Finalists: Fetch, Noir Arts & Oddities, Restoration Emporium, The Create-It Studio BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

DONNA’S DRESS SHOP

Finalists: Addie Rose Boutique, Retro Vixen, Sincerely, Ellis., The Bunker, We Are Sincerely Yours


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BEST ORGANIZED FOOTRACE/RUN

Finalists: 7th Street Casino, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, Harrah’s Casino Hotel, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

Finalists: Hospital Hill, Kansas City Marathon, Spencer C Duncan Make It Count 5K, Strut With Your Mutt

BEST DRIVING RANGE

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Finalists: Minor Park, Robin Nigro Golf Academy, Smiley’s Golf Complex

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WORLDS OF FUN

Finalists: Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure, iFLY, Skydive Kansas City BEST PLACE TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES/ARCADE

UP-DOWN KC

BEST ORGANIZED BIKE RIDE: TOUR DE BIERE. PHOTO BY ZACH BAUMAN. BEST PLACE TO TABLE TOP GAME

PAWN AND PINT

Finalists: Game Café, Level One Game Shop, Mission: Board Games, Tabletop Game & Hobby BEST PLACE TO THROW DARTS

QUAFF BAR & GRILL

Finalists: Chez Charlie, Local Tap, Velo Garage and Tap House BEST ROLLER DERBY SKATER

Finalists: Falcon Ridge Golf Club, Falcon Valley Golf Course, Minor Park, Shoal Creek Golf Course, Sycamore Ridge Golf Course

Finalists: Draftcade, KCGameOn, Main Event Entertainment, Rockafire, Tapcade

Finalists: Black Mamba, Jamalamadingdong

BEST ORGANIZED BIKE RIDE

BEST PLACE TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL

BEST SPORTS TEAM

Finalists: KC Fun Ride, Ride 2 Boulevardia, Spokes Cafe|Cyclery, Velo Garage Night Ride

Finalists: Berkley Riverfront Volleyball Courts, The Sandbox at PowerPlay

Finalists: Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Missouri Mavericks

BEST PLACE TO SHOOT POOL

BEST SPOT FOR YARD GAMES

Finalists: Red 8 Billiards, Sharks Restaurant & Billiards

Finalists: Brick House, Char Bar, Up-Down KC

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1998 Chevrolet GMT-400 2007 Aprilia SXV 5.5 2001 Volvo S80 2001 Volvo S80 1999 Chevrolet GMT-400 2014 Ford Focus 2016 Dodge Challenger 2015 Ford F150 2007 Acura MDX 2003 Acura 3.2TL 2008 Ford F150 2010 Hyundai Sonata 2012 Kia Optima 2010 Cadillac SRX 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2016 Ford Focus 2013 Ford Fusion 2014 Ford Focus 2006 Cadillac STS 2015 Kia Soul 2007 Ford Edge 2002 Lexus ES 2002 Mazda Protégé 2007 Ford F150 2013 Nissan Altima 2012 Honda Pilot 2013 Ford Fusion 2016 Toyota Corolla 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 2007 Toyota Camry Solara 2003 BMW 745 2009 Honda Accod 2012 Ford Mustang 2017 Polaris Ranger 2005 Kia New Spectra 2000 Ford Expedition 2013 Kia Rio 2005 Cadillac STS 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2006 Honda Accord 2007 Ford Taurus 2010 Kia Forte 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2010 GMC Terrain 2017 Kia Sorento 2004 Ford Escape 2016 Jeep Patriot 2012 Kia Forte 2008 Pontiac G6 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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