Paiche with Pickled Watermelon Salad

Lindsey Bishop Clark is a local creator, writer, home entertainer, recipe developer, and culinary storyteller. Her motto is “Make it beautiful.” She tends to live and breathe that motto in everything that she does but especially in the kitchen and on a plate. Her food is mostly healthy; however, she is never afraid to throw a little butter, cream or sugar in.

Good Deeds

If you expect your realtor to keep up with the fast-changing, ever-challenging world of real estate while still delivering old-fashioned values with timeless class, you’ve just come home.

Lee’s Summit’s Santa Brings Holiday Cheer to Children in Need

Twenty-two years ago, Kriss Kringle donned a red velvet suit with plush white trim for the very first time. Back then, it was personal -- a fun way to commemorate his daughter’s first Christmas with his family. But as time has passed, the Lee’s Summit man has become one of Santa’s most special Kansas City-area helpers. He’s motivated by a…

Smoke Barbecue Brings a Culinary Twist to a KC Favorite

Josh and Lanni Edwards are beer tourists. When they travel, they seek out the convivial environment of local brew pubs that feature great local beer and food, but that aren’t too formal to enjoy a meal with their three children, ages 5 through 9. Wanting to create a place in Lee’s Summit like those they enjoy during their travels helped…

Fig Tree Pioneers Farm-To-Table Fare in Lee’s Summit

Enter Fig Tree Café and Bakery, and a sheet pan of baklava rests alongside a luxuriously frosted chocolate layer cake on an antique glass pedestal, a hint at owners Tom and Robyn Altoom’s unique culinary perspective. At the restaurant—Middle Eastern café meets Ozark grandmother’s bakery counter–the Altooms pride themselves on preparing ingredients the old-fashioned way and in offering patrons the…

Coffee Cove Company 
Provides Welcoming Ambience

"Truly is the best kept secret which doesn't need to be a secret. Most friendly beautiful people you'll ever meet. The pastries are off the charts. The drinks are not only delicious but beautiful. This is a must-go place if you're anywhere near Lake Lotawana"

The W

 Elderflower Tonic 
Key Lime
Sage Flowers
Smoked with cherrywood 
Lemon juice
Black Pepper Honey
 St Germain

A Bar and Diner with Soul

If you haven’t yet visited this Lee’s Summit gem in the downtown area, (1 SE 4th Street.) you are missing out. Although the bar has been opened for business for the past three years, and visitors from all over the world have come to check out the unique building, the Diner is the hub of this establishment.

A Few of My Favorite Things

Dreams really do come true. Culinary dreams included—the kind you eat and the kind you make. Two of my favorite things in Lee’s Summit happen to be made by the same person at the same place: Sara O’Bryan at Bean Counter Cafe. When you bite into her utterly sublime creations, you are literally eating a dream come true, and I…

New Addition Adds to Downtown Lee’s Summit

Located in the historic downtown of Lee’s Summit, Frankie 
 Farelane’s opened in July and is locally owned by the same folks who run Stuey McBrew’s. Unlike its sister’s full service restaurant, Frankie Farelane’s is a fast, casual concept featuring street style tacos, wings, sliders and salads.

Dietrich’s Modern German Cuisine

hen it comes to German cuisine, I have to be honest that I’m not an expert. When I think German, I think sauerkraut, and that is something I try to avoid at all costs. My time at Dietrich’s Modern Cuisine and Biergarten just changed all that. Using a delightful combination of rather robust flavors, Dietrich’s has managed to create a…

The W

You will need an appointment if you choose to visit the office of O.C. Woods M.D. at 6 1/2 S.W. 3rd Street in historic downtown Lee’s Summit. Disguised as a doctor’s office, like some of the speakeasy type bars were during the prohibition era, The W specializes in vintage and rare liquors that are rarely seen at most “regular” bars,…

Tasteful Thai

Behind the nondescript storefront of newly opened Mali Thai Bistro on south 291 Highway awaits an authentic experience of Thailand’s culture. Owners Nisa and Doug Hoffman spent several years dreaming of, gathering items for and preparing to create a genuine environment and eating experience of Nisa’s homeland.

The Equestrian Lifestyle of Saddle & Sirloin Club

You can almost get to Kentucky if you drive south on Holmes Road far enough. Not literally, but it sure feels like classic Kentucky horse country when you are south of 139th Street and black four-board fencing suddenly outlines a distinctive property. The first hint of something special is the double S sign visible from the gently winding road. If…

Saddle & Sirloin

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