Chiefs fan gear: From runway to game day

Line up, Chiefs fans: Here are nine football-themed shirts and accessories that will take your game day look to the next level.

Tech N9ne to perform at Saturday’s Late Night in the Phog

Tech N9ne will perform at Late Night in the Phog, set for Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse, KU announced Thursday.

Leon Bridges revives the vintage soul of Sam Cooke at KC’s Uptown Theater

Leon Bridges, a thrilling soul revivalist, and Lianne La Havas, a clever contemporary pop artist, made convincing cases for the merits of their contrasting approaches Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Lee’s Summit woman becomes first African-American Miss Missouri USA

Bayleigh Dayton, a 23-year-old flight attendant and print model, became the first African-American woman crowned Miss Missouri USA. She was first runner-up and Miss Congeniality at last year’s event.

Kansas City tattoo artist is making his mark around the world

After a rocky start and six years in prison, Julio Morales has found redemption through his art.

New Country Club Plaza-area escape room; Texas Roadhouse opens in Belton

From JoyceKC notebook: A locally owned escape room has opened at 4142 Main St. Players can choose to be one of eight characters. Belton’s Texas Roadhouse was scheduled to open months ago, but a spring fire destroyed the building. The franchisee rebuilt and the restaurant opens at 4 p.m. Sept. 26.

A masterful mashup of indie rock and hip-hop from Banks and Steelz in KC

Duo of Paul Banks and the RZA, Bobby Steelz, performs before a sold-out crowd at Kansas City’s intimate Tank Room Wednesday.

Fast, fresh and gourmet pizza shops are popping up all over Kansas City

Several new chains and a locally owned fast-casual pizza operation have opened in the Kansas City market recently and more are coming. Customers like the convenience of seeing and picking out their toppings and getting their orders in minutes thanks to super hot ovens.

The Big Show: Outer Reaches festival @ RecordBar

At the Outer Reaches festival — a two-day event at the RecordBar formerly known as KC Psych Fest — Indonesian orchestras collide with jazz drummers, indie-metal bands and a wide range of other music acts.

Renee Kelly named one of the coolest women in the country

Jennifer Wadella, a software engineer who runs the nonprofit organization Kansas City Women in Technology and is a serious foodie, was also named to the list by

Westwood’s Blue Sushi Sake Grill opens Wednesday

Omaha-based Blue Sushi Sake Grill is entering the market with a new restaurant in Woodside Village at 4705 Rainbow. It has a large traditional and creative maki, sashimi and nigiri menu, along with Asian-inspired appetizers, soups, salads and entrees.

Kansas City painter Allan Chow finds adventure in art

You might’ve seen Allan Chow’s paintings at the K or Arrowhead Stadium. Now the Kansas City artist is helping Brookside’s Leopold Gallery celebrate its 25th anniversary with a free bash on Friday.

#InkTakeover: Jasmine Diane finds art ‘everywhere’ in KC

Our latest guest Instagrammer, Jasmine Diane, posted photos of graffiti, Ruby Jean’s Juicery, sweet treats and her favorite T-shirt.

Overland Park teachers tie the knot with an elegant interfaith ceremony

She’s Jewish, he’s Christian — together they planned an elegant interfaith ceremony in downtown Kansas City.

Independence’s new Los Cabos restaurant brings Mexico to the Midwest

The Oklahoma chain has opened a 10,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and outdoor cabana overlooking a man-made lake and waterfalls. Its made-from-scratch menu includes tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, baby back ribs, seafood and tamales. It also features live music on the weekends, including a mariachi band, and a balloon artist.

Mesob offers a singular experience with Ethiopian and Caribbean menus

The reincarnated Mesob Restaurant in midtown offers Ethiopian and Caribbean food with upscale flair. Chef Cherven Desauguste presents a menu with a fine-tuned sense of taste and presentation. Don’t miss the diri djon djon mushroom rice.

Calibration Brewery opens in North Kansas City

Calibration Brewery opened in mid-June at 119 Armour. It has nine beers on tap — including a coconut brown ale and strawberry blonde ale — and menu items such as grilled chicken salad and barbecue brisket sandwiches.

Bar guide: Five modern bars that toast Kansas City’s rich history

For our fall bar guide, we’re raising a glass to new bars in historic Kansas City-area buildings. Among them: Boulevard’s new Beer Hall, a distillery in a former candy factory and a brewery that saved the Golden Ox’s old-school bar.

#InkTakeover: Subashini Nadarajah shares love of light and landscapes

Subashini Nadarajah brought the pretty during her takeover of Ink’s Instagram account. Want to be next? Email

Pastry chef Nicolette Foster makes a sweet career move

Nicolette Foster, the new pastry chef at Third Street Social and Summit Grill and Bar, is all about putting fresh spins on classic sweets. Just try her oatmeal cream pies.