Food & Drink in Grain Valley

Small Plates and Drinks for Two or Four at Mingle (Up to 50% Off)

Mingle

Downtown Lee's Summit

$40 $21

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Guests enjoy shareable small plates and cocktails at this fun, upbeat bar that features events like open mic nights and weekend DJ sets

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at V's Italiano Ristorante

V's Italiano Ristorante

Independence

$20 $10

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Pizza with signature thin and tender crust, traditional osso buco recipe, and homestyle fried chicken served in Old World atmosphere

$6 for $12 Worth of Deli Sandwiches and Drinks at Sorella’s in Liberty

Sorellas Deli

Northland

$12 $6

Sandwich crafters stuff fresh bread with Boar’s Head meats & cheeses & house-made dressings

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at The Landing

The Landing

Northland

$20 $10

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Burgers, award-winning wings, and house-baked pretzels; local and national musicians play live every weekend

American Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Drinks at Thomas Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Thomas Restaurant

Volker

$79 $39

Simple yet elegant meals join martinis and an assortment of wines inside an intimate dining room outfitted with exposed-brick walls

American Cuisine and Cocktails at The Phoenix (45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Phoenix

The Downtown Loop

$20 $11

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Kansas City music acts adorn atmophere with vibrant tunes as patrons enjoy a menu of homemade American fare and cocktails

Contemporary European Cuisine at Avenues Bistro (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Avenues Bistro

Wornall Homestead

$30 $17

A menu of modern European bistro cuisine with worldly influences includes lobster ravioli, "Surf & Turf," and grilled halibut

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Food at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse (50% Value)

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse

Volker

$6 $3

Mexican hot cocoa, london fog lattes, and specialty coffee drinks wash down vegan cupcakes, scones, and stuffed pretzels

$11 for $20 Worth of New American Dinner Cuisine at Baked in Kansas City

Baked in Kansas City

Old Westport

$20 $11

Diners can dig into inventive dinner dishes, including four-cheese mac and cheese with pork belly

$12 for $22 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cascone's Restaurant

Cascone's Restaurant

Kansas City

$22 $12

Traditional pasta and meat dishes inspired by shared Sicilian heritage top tables at this Italian restaurant

Greek Cuisine for Dinner at Tassos (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Tassos

Waldo

$20 $11

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Eggplant and ground-beef moussaka, gyro meat, and broiled shish kebabs

$30 for $60 Worth of Dinner at Plaza III The Steakhouse

Plaza III

Country Club Plaza

$60 $30

Servers present Prime aged cuts of steak tableside before diners order; potatoes, asparagus, and other veggie sides

$12 for Six Gourmet Cupcakes at Cupcake Á La Mode ($21 Value)

Cupcake Á La Mode

Multiple Locations

$21 $12

Gourmet cupcakes made from vanilla or chocolate batter and topped with flavors such as Nutella, raspberry, and mint

Burger Meal for Two or Four for Lunch or Dinner at Blanc Burgers + Bottles (Up to 45% Off)

Blanc Burgers + Bottles

Multiple Locations

$27.15 $15

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Culled mainly from local ingredients, Kansas City-style burgers sidle up to toothsome side such as gouda cheese fries and a pretzel trio

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Chinese Cuisine and Drinks at Po's Dumpling Bar

Po's Dumpling Bar

Volker

$15 $8

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Signature pan-fried dumplings, mussels in black-bean sauce, and traditional noodle soups, all free of MSG

Lunch for Two or Dinner with Handcrafted Cocktails for Two or Four at The Jacobson (Up to 48% Off)

The Jacobson

Crossroads

$29 $15

Sip creative cocktails and sample upscale Midwestern plates made with local, seasonal ingredients.

Wurst Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four, or Wurst Lunch for Two at Haus (Up to 46% Off)

Haus

Union Hill

$42 $24

Stuffed sausages top menu of hearty favorites

$25 for $45 Worth of Upscale Contemporary Cuisine at Michael Smith Restaurant

Michael Smith Restaurant

Crossroads

$45 $25

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James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Smith crafts creative dishes in a white-tablecloth-draped eatery

Authentic Mexican Cuisine at El Paso Del Norte (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

El Paso Del Norte

Kansas City

$20 $12

Burritos and tacos overflow with fillings such as carne asada or shredded pork with adobo sauce, paving the way for tres leches or pan dulce

Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Sides for Two or Four or Party Platter for Four at Winslow's BBQ (Up to 47% Off)

Winslow's BBQ

Winslow's BBQ

$17.98 $10

Sides such as coleslaw and beans accompany sandwiches packed with dry-rubbed, slow-cooked pulled pork

Mexican Dinner with Appetizer, Entrees, and Margaritas for Two or Four at El Pueblito (Up to55% Off)

El Pueblito

Westside

$50.95 $24.99

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Homemade guacamole, hand-rolled tamales, and fresh ceviche marinated in lime juice

Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch at Milano Italian Dining (40% Off)

Milano Italian Dining

Crown Center

$40 $24

Fine Italian cuisine ranging from brick-oven pizza to shrimp scampi served within a brightly lit, elegantly designed glass enclosure

American Food at Spirit's Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Spirit's Restaurant

Northland

$20 $11

Diners enjoy hearty comfort foods such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and fettuccine alfredo, then finish off meals with slices of cake

Gastropub Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Spectators Restaurant & Bar (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Spectators Restaurant & Bar

Kansas City

$40 $22

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Eclectic menu includes barbecue pork flatbreads, duck confit, and goat cheese salad served inside Sheraton hotel eatery

Pizza and Appetizers at for Two or Four Cellar and Loft (Up to 42% Off)

Cellar & Loft

River Market

$25 $17

Located in a 140-year-old building full of rustic charm, this restaurant's chef's serve equally rustic pizzas to complement their drink menu

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Tiffany Ballroom

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Two Dozen Donuts with 96-Ounce Joe to Go or $9 for $16 Worth of Donuts and Coffee at LaMar's Donuts

LaMar's Donuts

Holmes Road Location

$16 $9

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Using recipes that date as far back as 1933, the staff hand-makes fresh batches of donuts, fritters, and cinnamon rolls each morning

Wine Classes for Two or Four at Cellar Rat Wine Merchants (Up to 53% Off)

Cellar Rat Wine Merchants

Crossroads

$80 $39

Experts pour up to eight wine samples in classes exploring basics of tasting & different varietals at award-winning wine shop

$15 for $30 Worth of American Food at Snow & Company

Snow & Company

Crossroads

$30 $15

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Prosciutto paninis with date purée pair with artisanal sodas and small plates of salami-wrapped mozzarella skewers

$11 for $20 Worth of Chinese Cuisine for Dinner at New Peking Chinese Restaurant

New Peking Chinese Restaurant

Old Westport

$20 $11

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Classic and traditional Chinese dishes such as duck with hoisin sauce, sesame chicken, and spiced pork ribs

Gourmet American Food at Michael Forbes Bar & Grille (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Michael Forbes Bar & Grille

Brookside

$20 $10

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At this casual bar and grill with a patio, baby back ribs are smoked in house and whole catfish are deboned tableside

Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Blue Nile Cafe (51% Off)

Blue Nile Cafe

River Market

$38.70 $19

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Share sambusa appetizers plus gomen, misir watt, atiklit watt, yekik watt, and meat and vegetarian dishes; served communal style with injera

Southern Cuisine at Magnolia’s (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Magnolia’s

Longfellow

$30 $17

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Seasonal ingredients enhance chef Shanita McAfee’s menu of cast-iron seared scallops, shrimp and grits, and red-velvet waffles

$16 for $30 Worth of French Food and Drinks at Aixois Brasserie

Aixois Brasserie

Multiple Locations

$30 $16

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Chef Emmanuel Langlade whips up authentic tastes of his homeland with expansive menu of creative French cuisine in laid-back brasserie

American Food at The Woodsweather Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

The Woodsweather Cafe

Central Industrial District

$20 $11

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American classics such as stacks of pancakes, ham 'n' cheese omelets, chicken-fried steak, and reuben sandwiches

Steak-House Cuisine for Dinner or Brunch at Gaslight Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Gaslight Grill

Cornerstone Of Leawood

$60 $33

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Brunches of omelets and prime rib or epicurean dinners of pistachio-crusted salmon, grilled lamb chops, and roasted chicken with ham jus

Seafood and Drinks at 801 Fish (47% Off). Two Options Available.

801 Fish

Park Place

$75 $40

Dine on Russian caviar, grouper with ricotta gnocchi, and surf 'n' turf inside a dining room with metallic, seafoam green, and blue accents

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Mio - An Italian Trattoria (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Mio - an Italian trattoria

Parkway Plaza

$50 $25

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Menu highlights Italy's most prominent dishes alongside a wide selection of red and white wines

$13 for $24 Worth of Gourmet Mexican Cuisine at Latin Bistro

Latin Bistro

Gladstone

$24 $13

Cuisine blends Mayan influences with traditional Mexican and Spanish flavors to craft fresh and flavorful dishes

Mediterranean Food or Sampler Platter for Two or Four at Couscous Gyro Kebab (Up to 45% Off)

Couscous Gyro Kebab

Northland

$20 $11

Mediterranean entrees such as pita wraps and kebab platters alongside sampler platters filled with falafel, gyros, dolmas, and spanakopita

$490 for $890 Worth of Water — Advanced Water Tech

Advanced Water Tech

Prairie Village

$890 $490

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Sutera's Italian Restaurant - Westwood

Sutera's Italian Restaurant - Westwood

Westwood

$20 $11

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Pastas, pizzas, and italian sandwiches served in a space illuminated by domed hanging lights

Standup Comedy and Appetizer for Two at Kansas City Improv Through January 31 (Up to 53% Off)

Kansas City Improv

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club

$48.99 $23

Live_logo

Comedy club features performers seen on Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Comedy Central

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Kansas City

$20 $10

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

Fried Fish, Chicken, and Sandwiches at City Fish and More (45% Off). Two Options Available.

City Fish And More

Kansas City

$20 $11

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Crispy-skin fish and seafood selections such as basa, catfish, tilapia, ocean perch, and snapper served alongside 17 different sides

$11 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food at KC Sushi

KC Sushi

Platte Ridge

$20 $11

Specialty sushi, udon, and newly added hibachi dishes made with housemade sauces and fresh ingredients

$55 for a Two-Hour Private Wine-Tasting Party with Light Appetizers for Up to 10 at Wine Barn ($100 Value)

Wine Barn

Prairie / Piper-kc-ks

$100 $55

Taste up to eight wines and snack on light appetizers with groups of up to 10 people

Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four, or Lunch for Two at Nick & Nino's Pub (Up to 51% Off)

Nick & Nino's Pub

Kansas City

$42.48 $24

Chefs hand-form burgers, gently press Paninis, and toss pastas in savory sauces; full bar features craft beers and cocktails

Authentic Hispanic Food and Pit-Smoked Barbecue at El Burrito Loco Mexican Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

El Burrito Loco Mexican Cafe

Northland

$29.98 $16

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Cooks dish up classic Mexican dishes such as burritos and nachos piled with pit-smoked meats and salsa

Italian Dinner with Appetizers, Dessert, and Wine for Two or Four at Cafe Italia (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Italia

Northland

$108.80 $59

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An onsite pasta machine preps fresh noodles for ravioli and fettuccini to be served with veal; appetizers include escargot and bruschetta

$17 for $30 Worth of European Groceries, Pastries, and Deli Fare at Taste of Europe

Taste of Europe

Deer Creek

$30 $17

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Grocers stock shelves with imported dumplings, fish, and kefir alongside quality deli meats, specialty cheeses & European candy

Pizza and Appetizers for Two or Four at Old Town Pizza (40% Off)

Old Town Pizza

Overland Park

$20 $12

Thin, crispy pizza crusts—including gluten-free and specialty pizzas—topped with ingredients such as pepperoni, sausage, and artichokes

$17 for $30 Worth of Thai Fare and Drinks at Wai Wai Thai Place Express in Overland Park

Wai Wai Thai Place Express

Overland Pointe Market Place

$30 $17

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Watch cooks dice veggies and brandish flames at a traditional Thai eatery brimming with stir-fries, curries, and sweet basil leaves.

$8 for $16 Worth of Barbecue Cuisine, Sides, and Drinks at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Overland Park

$16 $8

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Sandwiches and plates piled with sliced beef brisket, tender pork ribs, and spicy cheddar sausages slow-smoked in-house

$15 for $30 Worth of Thai Food at Bangkok Pavilion Restaurant

Bangkok Pavilion Restaurant

Sylvan Grove

$30 $15

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Sweet curries and spicy sauces add a kick to shrimp, chicken, and duck

Mexican Food for Two or More or Four or More at Guadalajara Finest Mexican Cuisine (45% Off)

Guadalajara Finest Mexican Cuisine

Overland Park

$20 $11

Guadalajara food including pork Oaxaca, chicken enchiladas in mole sauce, shrimp sauteed in lemon butter garlic sauce, and chiles rellenos

Italian Food and Carryout at Johnny Cascone's (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Johnny Cascone's

Overland Park

$22 $12

Traditional and creative takes on Italian classics include sweet Italian sausages, tender veal limonata, and savory eggplant parmigiana.

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four or Carryout at The Basha (Up to 48% Off)

The Basha

Metcalf View

$27.98 $15

Mediterranean cuisine such as grilled chicken skewers seasoned with the Basha herbs or kefta kabobs

Thai Food at Sawasdee Thai Cuisine (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Overland Park

$18 $10

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Six varieties of curry—red, green, panang, yellow, massaman, and jungle—cashew stir-fry, pad thai, basil-fried rice, and teriyaki chicken

Thai Cuisine and Drinks at Mai Thai (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Mai Thai

Prairie Center

$20 $10

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Pad thai, curry, and other Thai staples, including fried rice and garlic pork

$11 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Overtime Sports Bar & Grill

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill

Nieman Plaza

$20 $11

Casual pub's menu includes mushroom-swiss burgers, customizable mac 'n' cheese, beer-battered pork tenderloin, and house-made dips

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Pho at Pho Good ($30 Total Value)

Pho Good

Shawnee

$15 $7.50

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Raw sirloin & rice noodles loll in bowls of onion broth to comprise pho, which customers customize by adding handfuls of cilantro & sprouts

$25.99 for $50 Worth of Prepared Paleo Meals from Evolve Paleo Chef

Evolve Paleo Chef

Evolve Paleo

$50 $25.99

Prepared meals, such as smoked salmon hash and blackened chicken, that follow the paleo diet's evolutionary eating principles

$31 for $50 Worth of Steak-House Fare — Hitchin Post Knob Noster

Hitchin Post Knob Noster

Knob Noster

$50 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two Medium Signature or Single Topping Pizzas with Salads at Long Island Pete's (Up to 50% Off)

Long Island Pete's

Olathe

$20.99 $11

New York style pizza and barbecue come together in a menu that features sandwiches, salads, and pizzas topped with a medley of smoked meats

Small Candy Gram, a Large Snack Gram, or $10 for $20 Worth of Sweet Treats at A Touch of Fun

A Touch of Fun

Olathe

$20 $10

Small candy gram includes 10 full-size brand-name candies; large snack gram includes 35 full-size brand-name candies, snacks, and cookies

$10 for $17 Worth of Pancakes and Diner Food at IHOP. Six Locations Available.

IHOP

Multiple Locations

$17 $10

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner classics

$15 for $30 Worth of Pizza, Wings, and Calzones at Simple Simon's Pizza

Simple Simon's Pizza

Paola

$10 $5

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Pizzas with toppings such as pickles and potato chips complement calzones, wings, and sandwiches

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Mexico Lindo

Mexico Lindo

Platte City

$20 $11

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Sleek Mexican eatery dishes up enchiladas de mole poblano, shrimp in a green-onion and jalapeño sauce, carne asada, and tacos

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Baked Goods at Scratch Bakery ($20 Total Value)

Scratch Bakery

Lawrence

$5 $2.75

Traditional American and European baked goods, such as cookies, brownies, croissants and éclairs, made from scratch daily.

$14 for Two Buffet Visits and Three Large One-Topping Pizzas at CiCi's Pizza ($28 Value)

CiCi's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$28 $14

Pizza buffet gives patrons the chance to endlessly mix-and-match slices with helpings of salad, pasta, and dessert

$12 for Margaritas and Nachos for Four at Mexquisito ($24 Value)

Mexquisito

Lawrence

$24 $12

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Friends meet up to share a plate of hearty nachos while sipping on margaritas in a modern, casual Mexican restaurant

Burgers, Wings, and Pub Food at Yacht Club (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Yacht Club

Pinckney

$20 $12

Wings, chicken fingers, fish and chips, philly cheese steaks, and 10 signature burgers headline the menu at this sports-focused pub

Pita Sandwich Meal for Two or Four with Sides and Drinks at Pita Pit (Up to 30% Off)

Pita Pit

Oread

$19.98 $14

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Pitas stuffed with meat, veggies, and breakfast fixings and topped with sauces, plus a side and a drink per person

Select Local Merchants

Under the watchful eyes and green thumbs of owners Jim and Ami Zumalt, the fertile, chemical-free soils at Red Ridge Farms sprout up to 60 varieties of vegetables and more than 475 varieties of fruits, herbs, and flowers each season. The Zumalts share the wealth of their harvest?which can include chard, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and blackberries? through locally distributed CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture crop-shares. Each week, Red Ridge's freshest bounty travels to local farmers' markets, where CSA members pick up their prepacked bags or customize market-style baskets to take home. Staffers can also provide tips and recipes relevant to that week's harvest or attempt to prognosticate next week's crop by reading lines on a rutabaga.

8621 South Buckner Tarsney Road
Grain Valley,
MO
US

"A computer can't understand a handshake," says Jack Schwindler, explaining why he retired after 32 years as a food broker. He missed the face-to-face aspect of the business, which diminished as technology swiftly advanced. So when he and his wife found a defunct marina on Lake Lotawana, where Jack spent his childhood, he found his calling. In 1993, Jack and his wife opened Marina Grog & Galley, and now, Jack says, "I'm shaking hands again."

Marina Grog and Galley is run by a tight-knit crew of longtime employees, including servers who have worked there since 1996. Their menu boasts dry-aged steaks from a local purveyor and fresh fish flown in from Hawaii three times a week. The smell of steaks searing over mesquite charcoal drifts out to the front driveway, creating an aroma that attracts passersby and envious traveling steak peddlers. Other specialties include baby-back ribs crafted from a recipe Jack penned when he was 21 years old, and a range of fried, boiled, and stuffed shrimp.

Every night, Jack visits with guests at the tables arranged around the dining room, which look out at the lake or a 1,500-gallon saltwater tank that houses a 48-foot living reef. Leather seats in cobalt blue comfort backs, and stone fireplaces warm the stone walls and light wood around the restaurant. Outdoor tables along the water seat up to 150 people, and on-deck fireplaces keep diners comfortable. "Something happens every night in the restaurant business," says Jack, and he doesn't want to miss a minute of it.

22 A St
Lake Lotawana,
MO
US

Lunar Bowl casts a nebular net across rounds of pin punishment, which unravel daily across 32 bowling lanes. The non-smoking, the 38,000-square-foot facility has played host to the PBA National Tour twice, including the tour's nationally televised finals and nontelevised slip 'n' slide experiments in the 11th frame. The center's celestial theme soars over into The Blue Moon Lounge, where bowlers can take a break from strikes and spares to watch big games or create deep-space shadow puppets on a 150-inch HD projector screen. Lunar Bowl drifts further into intergalactic realms with laser-lit cosmic bowling and a newly built arcade buzzing with the chimes of new high scores.

2001 Nw 7 Hwy
Blue Springs,
MO
US

Fun House Pizza’s cooks have been tossing craving-satisfying pizzas since 1964, catering to families with their shareable fare and friendly staff. Gooey pizzas arrive topped with Fun House Pizza’s secret sauce recipe, sprinkled with toppings that include kraut, mushrooms, and Italian or Polish sausage. The kitchen crew gets creative with their specialty pizzas, which play dress up to create pies of the taco, bacon cheeseburger, and mexican variety. The restaurants cater to kids with a slew of entertainment options, from Thomas the Tank Engine rides to game rooms with air hockey and video games to the cheerful servers who are ready and willing to eat homework assignments.

1420 Southeast 7 Street
Blue Springs,
MO
US

Salt-encrusted prime rib and a 10-ounce top sirloin, created from certified Angus beef hand-cut in house, depart the kitchen of Rumors Steakhouse daily to delight diner palates. Filet mignon can enter the dining room stag or accompanying crab legs or lobster. Sandwiches, entree salads, and four desserts round out Rumors Steakhouse's extensive menu, which diners can savor while sinking into the red leather seats surrounding the dining room's circular tables. Guests can also recline in a private dining area, a flat-screen-television-equipped lounge, or two outdoor patios boasting uninhibited amounts of oxygen.

4835 NE Lakewood Way
Lees Summit,
MO
US

Profiled in the Pitch and reviewed on Check, Please!, brothers Joel and Sergio Palacios opened Real Jalisco to serve the authentic cuisine their mother?a native of Jalisco, Mexico?taught them to cook. At their two locations, one newly opened in Kansas City in the fall of 2013, the brothers pride themselves on introducing diners to the traditional Mexican dishes?including more than a dozen shrimp dishes?that cull flavor from ingredients such as saut?ed squash blossoms and cactus.

1414 Highway 7
Blue Springs,
MO
US