Cosmos Indian Cafe is attached to Cosmos Indian grocery store, which makes it the perfect place to go for culinary inspiration. After trying staple Indian cuisine such as samosa, chicken curry, and lamb biryani, diners can wander the aisles in search of the right ingredients to make these very same dishes at home.
Family-owned and -operated Hurst Fine Diamonds boasts a more than 100-year history of outfitting empty appendages with fine accouterments. The shop spotlights diamond-, gemstone-, and pearl-based creations from designers such as Pandora, Love Story, and Fossil. Special someones delight in the Platina 4 diamond ring, brewed from a blend of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum, and set with a conflict-free diamond ($89.99). Replace the hard-won marlin you wear around your neck with an even more appealing sea prize: pink and white freshwater pearls, strung together on a golden thread ($79.99). A colorful Raquelle Bianco silver and enamel pastel butterfly ring serves as an attractive napkin ring decoration ($84). Custom jewelry designs are available (prices vary), and the shop also offers a mélange of masculine trimmings, such as a tungsten cross necklace ($99.99) and a titanium band set with a single diamond ($99.99). The Hursts send off each beloved diamond piece with a lifetime limited warranty.
The Kansas City Star's hard-hitting journalism has netted seven Pulitzer Prizes over its distinguished 130-year history and expanded into cyberspace through its website, KansasCity.com. Fat Sunday editions, meanwhile, are glutted with rich content, including C.W. Gusewelle?s news column, a spread of color comics, and the ever-popular coupons and sales ads.
Sharing its space with a convenience store, Riverridge Mart and Grill serves freshly prepared classic diner dishes like homemade biscuits and gravy ($1.89/one; $3.69/two) in an unassuming environment, which includes laminate booths and mismatched chairs. A traditional breakfast menu features dishes such as three-egg omelets ($5.49–$5.99) and two-egg breakfast burritos ($3.89), which enhance mornings marred by a restless night spent trapped in a fold-up bed. Angus beef burgers and meaty sandwiches comprise the diner's succinct lunch menu. A gravy-laden chicken-fried-steak sandwich ($5.99) or bacon cheeseburger ($6.49) stops hunger pangs and diverts high-energy hands from their preferred pastime of finishing other people's crossword puzzles.
Mother-daughter team Juli and Breanna, who just graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in metal smithing, share their love of artistic expression at Bee Creative Studio, where they invite guests to join them in painting pottery and fusing glass. Visitors browse the ranks of piggy banks, plates, and figurines of frogs and dragons before picking up paintbrushes or the end of their braids to dip in paint. Finished pieces stay at Bee Creative while the experts glaze and fire them, and their creators can pick them up in five to seven days.
Those who want to wear their art can paint designs that Bee Creative transfers onto T-shirts, baby’s onesies, or aprons for keeping clothes clean while cooking or performing mad, mad science. Or, guests can delve into the world of fused glass, layering colors for jewelry, plates, and sun catchers that the studio experts fire and ready for pickup in a week. In addition to its open studio hours, Bee Creative hosts parties for birthday celebrants and brides-to-be.
With a mission to enhance drab undergarment collections, this female-run business dresses women in comfort and style with a wide selection of fabrics and bright colors to match any mood. Savvy shoppers can choose from an abundance of unmentionables in cotton, lace, mesh, and other fashionable fabrics (all under $6). Conceal curves with the Hello Yellow polka-dot bikini brief ($4.99), sewn in a seamless style to sport inconspicuously beneath a black dress or svelte superhero unitard. Girls with a tinge of tomboy can opt for the lace Brown Sugar boyshort ($4.99) to show off their strong-yet-sweet side, and g-string theorists might select the ultra-low-rise Girls Gone Glam in one of four figure-flattering colors ($4.99). Material matchmakers can create color-palette-piquing pairs of pajamas with comfy, patterned PJ Boxie bottoms ($13.99) and 100% cotton tanks ($8.99) or tees ($9.99).