Trolley Trail - Brookside / Waldo
As temperatures continue to drop around Kansas City I miss beautiful fall afternoons on Brookside and Waldo’s Trolley Track Trail. Stretching from Volker Boulevard on the north to 85th Street on the south end, the trolley trail provides one of Kansas City’s best spots for running, walking and biking.
Collection - Downtown
Celina Tio’s newest restaurant, just south of 15th street and Grand in downtown KC is the perfect spot for a weekday lunch. The service is prompt, the food is fantastic and they have free parking in the lot next door. I highly recommend the Spanish Mac n’ Cheese.
Polsinelli - Country Club Plaza
Stunning integration of art & architecture is showcased at Polsinelli’s new corporate headquarters on the western edge of the Country Club Plaza.
The 74”x 234” lenticular print featured in the ninth floor reception area was created by nationally recognized artist and former KCAI instructor, Mary Ann Strandell.
The building was designed by KC firm 360 Architecture.
Loose Park Fall Foliage - Brookside
Crestwood Shops - Brookside
This assortment of eclectic, locally owned boutiques and restaurants are located just south of the Country Club Plaza. Frequented by a loyal group of neighborhood regulars you can expect to see the same patrons grabbing a quick cup of coffee from Aixois or taking in a leisurely Sunday dinner at Cafe Europa. Gift shops and clothing boutiques carry everything from high-end antiques and quirky gifts to apparel for all ages. For women’s clothing Frankly Basic offers a great selection for young professionals and the pastry shop within Cafe Europa has the most incredible cupcakes, pies and tarts.
Bella Napoli - Brookside
In the kitchen with Chef Alex Staab learning how to make homemade butternut squash ravioli and roasted pork tenderloin with fingerling potatoes
Pencoyd Railroad Bridge aka Freight House Pedestrian Bridge - Downtown
In 2006 the Pencoyd Bridge was relocated from its original location on the Missouri River to its current home in the Freight House District of Kansas City, Missouri. The structure was originally built in 1892, and use was discontinued in the ‘70’s. The bridge’s new home, spanning the railroad tracks south of Union Station provides pedestrian connectivity between the Crossroads art district and Crown Center.
BNIM architects was the designer for the adaptive reuse project.
For more info on the project:
Powell Gardens Architectural Details
Located 30 miles east of Kansas City on Highway 50, Powell Gardens features stunning landscapes and a unique array of architectural features scattered throughout the scenery.
O’Malley’s - Weston, MO
About 45 minutes north of downtown Kansas City is the quaint, little town of Weston, Missouri. With a selection of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants, it is a popular day trip for many Kansas City residents. Among the favorite stops is O’Malley & Sons, a restaurant and beer garden with an adjacent underground bar.