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Underrated KC: HMK

Underrated KC: HMK

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
February 10, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

This week we traveled to HMK, an upscale Hallmark Gold Crown store located on the Plaza at 46th St. and Wornall. There you can shop, create and add a personal touch to create truly unique card and gifts. Hallmark is a Kansas City based company. They were founded in Kansas City in 1910. To this day, ...

Underrated KC: Charlie Hustle

Underrated KC: Charlie Hustle

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
January 28, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

For this week’s blog, we broke our own rule and went to a shop that wasn’t underrated: Charlie Hustle. The store became quite popular last year, so our review might be something you’ve already heard of. However, we decided to review it anyways because it is a staple in Kansas City fashion and a pr...

Underrated KC: Blue Chip Cookies

Underrated KC: Blue Chip Cookies

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
January 20, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

This week, we went to Blue Chip Cookies at Town Center Plaza in Leawood. They offer delicious fresh cookies baked from scratch as well as ice cream. We have been there before, and wanted to share it with others. They were named the best cookies in Kansas by Kansas City Magazine, and Clint Eastwood on...

Underrated KC: Prairie Fire

Underrated KC: Prairie Fire

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
January 15, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

This week we traveled to Prairie Fire, a shopping, dining and entertainment area in Overland Park. Whatever you're looking to do, Prairie Fire will have something for you. The shopping at Prairie Fire has options for everyone. Stores include REI, Fat Brain Toys, Made in KC and many more. By Katya ...

Underrated KC: Made in KC

Underrated KC: Made in KC

Ally Nguyen and Katya Gillig
December 9, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

For this week’s blog, we decided to change things up a bit. While we do like grabbing a bite to eat with each other, there is a lot more to Kansas City than local food places. So, we went to Made in KC: a clothing company that specializes in Kansas City themed apparel. We instantly knew that we w...

Underrated KC: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Underrated KC: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Katya Gillig, Abby Layton, and Ally Nguyen
November 26, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

This week we traveled to Tropical Smoothie Cafe, located in Lenexa just off 87th St. It is a healthy yet delicious treat, and the smoothies taste very natural. Tropical Smoothie has a cool, comfortable atmosphere. The design is rustic, yet modern. It is a place where a variety of people could be f...

Underrated KC: Kansas City Barbecue

Underrated KC: Kansas City Barbecue

Katya Gillig, Abby Layton, and Ally Nguyen
November 17, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

Kansas City is known for their barbecue, and rightly so. With so many options it is hard to pick just one restaurant. We are ranking the top barbecue joints in KC. Joe's Kansas City Barbecue is the best food in town. Originally started in a gas station, Joe’s has grown into one of KC’s most fa...

Underrated KC: Black Dog Coffee

Underrated KC: Black Dog Coffee

Katya Gillig, Abby Layton, and Ally Nguyen
November 7, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

For all coffee fans, Black Dog Coffee is definitely a good place to try. It is located in Lenexa, just off 87th St. They offer a variety of coffee flavors and offer some delicious treats from the bakery next door, Ibis Bakery. Black Dog offers a cute, cozy atmosphere. It is a perfect place to go stu...

Underrated KC: Holiday Mart

Underrated KC: Holiday Mart

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
October 30, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

For this week’s blog we'll be recapping some of our favorite places from Holiday Mart. Holiday Mart is a annual convention in downtown Kansas City, Mo. that features a variety of retailers, ranging from food to clothes to home decor. Shops from around the country come to sell their products. Carly...

Underrated KC: KC Pumpkin Patch

Underrated KC: KC Pumpkin Patch

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
October 22, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

This week we went to the KC Pumpkin Patch, located west of Olathe. It has a cute farm atmosphere and offers many different activities. Activities include a hayrack ride, a goat feeding station, a bunny village, slide mountain, a big chair for photo ops and many more. There was also a variety of food opti...

Underrated KC: Sushi Mido

Underrated KC: Sushi Mido

Katya Gillig, Abby Layton, and Ally Ngyuen
October 7, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

For this week’s blog we decided to mix it up a little bit. We decided to go to Sushi Mido, but Ally and Abby could not come. Instead Katya went with a couple of her friends, Marah and Grace. Sushi Mido is Katya’s favorite restaurant; she is a regular. It is also one of the top restaurants in Shawn...

Underrated KC: Aunt Jean’s

Underrated KC: Aunt Jean’s

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
September 29, 2016
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

For this weeks blog, we again kept it local, deciding to go to Aunt Jean’s gelato and ice cream shop. It is located just down Johnson Drive in downtown Shawnee. Aunt Jean’s is a quaint spot that offers a variety of flavors, ranging from plain vanilla to Fruity Pebbles cereal. Aunt Jean’s h...

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