Kaw Point Riverfront Park. Kansas City, Kansas is as beautiful as it was when Lewis & Clark trekked its terrain. For a day trip, I explored landmarks, art, food, and local hot spots.

This post is sponsored by Kansas City, Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau and Kansas Tourism. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress for funds to send an expedition from the Missouri River to the Pacific Northwest. This was in anticipation of the acquisition of Louisiana Territory. France sold the 828,000 square miles in this territory to the United States for 60 million francs ($15 million). This purchase doubled the size of the United States. On June 26, 1804, the expedition reached Kansas. For three days, they camped at Kaw Point, where the Missouri and Kansas Rivers meet. Today this is Kansas City, Kansas. Kaw PointRead More →

I could practically hear ice cream lovers scream for joy across the country. July is National Ice Cream Month and July 16th marked National Ice Cream Day. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. In his proclamation, he recognized ice cream as “a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population”. President Reagan called upon the people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Fulfilling my civic duty, I followed the President’s orders. However, it didn’tRead More →

This is what $20 worth of food from the City Market in Kansas City looks like.

The City Market is and always will be the heart of Kansas City, MO. At least in my eyes. If you want to get a good idea of the city is like, go to the City Market. Tip: The local vibes are strongest on Saturdays! More than just a hot spot for tourists, it’s also the location of Kansas City’s largest farmers market. Every week, seven days a week, thousands shop for the freshest local produce. As you can gauge from the title of this post, it’s about eating affordably in Kansas City. My weekly food budget is $50. For just me and a five-year old,Read More →

Summit Grill is a casually chic eatery in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, MO. The menu highlights American classics, weekend brunch, and happy hours.

What is an American meal? I always ask myself that question when I see a restaurant boasting its food as “American”. Honestly, I normally think of cheeseburgers. Is that all American food is cracked up to be? A hunk of beef between two slices of bread. Um, thank but no thanks. I’m not that big a fan. But Summit Grill redefined my understanding of what the good old USA considers its traditional dishes. This meal also marks the second “meeting” for the KC Foodie Club. Summit Grill is a casual eatery with two locations in Lee’s Summit, MO and Kansas City’s historic Waldo neighborhood. TheRead More →

Enjoy the intensely flavorful awesomeness of Spring with this Spicy Raspberry Jam Glazed Shrimp in a Spring Inspired Asian Veggie and Quinoa Bowl! - Kiara Watts, My City Adventures

The title of this post should be An Asian Veggie and Quinoa Bowl Chock Full of Intensely Flavorful Awesomeness! Because believe me when I say that’s exactly how the recipe turned out. Spicy steak seasoning, sweet tangy raspberry jam, creamy coconut lemongrass quinoa, savory broccoli, carrots, baby cob corn, and sweet peppers all blended together in a delicious way! Inspiration for this delightful meal came from fellow Kansas City blogger, Kasim Hardaway. His food creations on A Journey in Colour are wonderful local masterpieces. Recently I came across his Pomegranate, Mint, Tomato Salad just in time for the new Spring season. It looked too yummy notRead More →

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