Fuel for the Fire

Fuel for the Fire

The Northland is booming. North Kansas City is exploding with new businesses. The infrastructure is laid for thousands of new homes in the Twin Creeks development. And what is fueling all of this fire? Coffee!
I’ve always been a coffee fan and I prefer my beans dark and my brews strong. When I started drinking craft beer several years ago, coffee beers and stouts that inherently incorporated the flavors of coffee, where my gateway into the wider world of beer. This issue celebrates both of those beverages so that from sun up to sun down, you can enjoy life with your beverage of choice. Meet Alex Merrell of Hammerhand Coffee. His original location collapsed but that didn’t deter him. Now he’s gaining more fans by the day at this corner coffee shop on Liberty’s historic square. Local favorite Headrush Roasters is growing as it opens location number two at the Shops at Briarcliff Village. Who needs Starbucks when you have local brews? 

Let’s Get Jazzed!

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An evening of live jazz, chef selected buffet dinner, and unique auction offerings at Arrowhead North Club. Event Sponsors enjoyed a VIP Party with KC sports legends. Event Hosts, Cramer Capital Management and Mid-America Contractors graciously donate all proceeds to Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City.

Headrush Roasters brews up coffee and tea for the Northland

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Kansas City is consistently rated in the top 10 for best coffee culture in the United States; there are upwards of 25 independent and eclectic coffee shops in the area. Headrush Roasters, owned by Eric, Nancy and Joel Schneider, has recently opened a second coffee shop location in the Village at Briarcliff and is excited to continue to support the coffee community.


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Well, it’s finally happened–we’ve reached the point in the technological revolution where we have started going backwards. For a society that has nearly any information or gaming opportunity in their pocket in the form of a cell phone, many now long for the days of old school entertainment, the kind that was very, very stationary. Hence the rise of the arcade bar, of which Draftcade, located in Zona Rosa Shopping Center, is one of the newest.

September 2017 Around Town

September 2017 Around Town

Restoration Emporium™, a curated boutique of farmhouse, urban chic, vintage-inspired gifts and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines furniture and accessories line will opened their new location at 4704 Wyandotte st. on the Country Club Plaza.

The Stagecoach 2017 at Tiffany Greens

The Stagecoach 2017 at Tiffany Greens

The Friday night Calcutta Kick-off party launched this popular three-day event. Phil Hatterman of Yoga For Golfers was there as a guest of Parkville’s Imperial Golf helping players stay loose. 2-man teams played 45 holes over the weekend with the top scores qualifying for a final horse race shootout.

More than Morning Joe

More than Morning Joe

Love coffee but need more variety? No problem! Everyone’s favorite pick me up has made it into our favorite adult beverages too. Here are two tasty options available in North Kansas City. Cheers!

Hops in the Kitchen

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Preheat oven at 250 degrees F. Prepare a 9″ X 9″ baking pan with parchment paper allowing the paper to hang over the edges and spray with cooking spray.

Fashion Says

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Your style is as unique and free as your spirit. You go through your day with the flow and your clothing and accessories match your easy-going attitude.

Porsche Macan

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Porsche is a brand that is synonymous with class, style and desirability. Throughout its automotive history, this trendsetting sports car has outdriven its competition and continues to set the bar for excellence. You might be hard-pressed to find another car that epitomizes a unique pairing of sex appeal and raw power. Porsches have graced the silver screen, been immortalized in popular song lyrics and generally garner a top spot in any list of the world’s most iconic sports car. They’re sporty, sexy and have a reputation for excellence, but what would happen if you took these unique traits and married them with the body of an SUV? You would have the Porsche Macan.

Get Along Little Doggie – the Chisolm Trail Celebrates 150 Years

Get Along Little Doggie - the Chisolm Trail Celebrates 150 Years 3

Every image we have of the American Cowboy starts with the Chisholm Trail, that 800-mile path from roughly San Antonio, TX to Abilene, KS that brought millions of head of cattle from Texas to the railroad in Abilene to be shipped east. This is where the Hollywood image of cowboys began – in that 20 year period between 1867 and the late 1880s when young men, often boys, managed massive herds of cows.