Kansas City Destinations Featured in Queer Eye’s Season 3
With the third season of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye streaming now, the world has been introduced to eight compelling new characters—and a long list of beloved Kansas City businesses, neighborhoods and restaurants. Here’s where to find a few spots that received a visit from the Fab 5 and their heartland heroes in season 3.
The Fab 5 Loft
As seen in: All episodesWhere to find it: 2001 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO
Officially known as the Firestone Building, the soaring, Gothic-inspired space that hosted the Fab 5 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While the building isn’t open to the public, its location in the East Crossroads makes it easy to snap a photo outside, then cross the street for brunch or dinner at The Rockhill Grille (a Fab 5 favorite and the restaurant where Thomas found a new fondness for Brussels sprouts in “Sloth to Slay”).
As seen in: From Hunter to HunteeWhere to find it: 1927 McGee St., Kansas City, MO
The restaurant that served Jody and Antoni an impressive Maine lobster in a sleek setting also features a range of small plates, pasta dishes and colorful desserts, all crafted by husband-and-wife duo Ryan Brazeal and Jessica Armstrong.
18th & Vine Historic Jazz District
As seen in: Black Girl MagicWhere to find it: Explore the neighborhood
Home to the Friends of Alvin Ailey dance company, the American Jazz Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and many more historic sites, 18th & Vine is a rich cultural destination—and the neighborhood where Karamo helped Jess strengthen her identity as a black woman.
EJ’s Urban Eatery
As seen in: Elrod & SonsWhere to find it: 1414 W. 9th St., Kansas City, MO
Motivated to provide a healthy lifestyle for his two sons, Rob elevated the cooking capabilities he brings to the table at this Southern-inspired meat-and-three restaurant in Kansas City’s West Bottoms known for its savory brunches and daily specials.
As seen in: Jones Bar-B-QWhere to find it: 6706 Kaw Dr., Kansas City, KS
Undoubtedly the breakout stars of season 3, sisters Mary and Deborah have received longstanding local recognition as Kansas City’s only female barbecue pitmasters. With a little help from the Fab 5, their renovated digs and newly bottled sauce have the Jones sisters’ popularity skyrocketing.
As seen in: Baby on BoardWhere to find it: 3930 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, KS
Tony and Kai bonded over baking in the kitchen of this Prairie Village sweets shop, which also produced the sloth birthday cake featured in “Sloth to Slay.” Dolce lines its shelves daily with an assortment of homemade oatmeal cream pies, lemon bars and other baked goods.
As seen in: Sloth to SlayWhere to find it: 101 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Plan a Pac-Man competition, put your pinball skills to the test or enjoy a few rooftop drinks at the Crossroads Arts District barcade where Thomas showed off his newfound confidence for his 21st birthday.
Country Club Plaza
As seen in: From Hunter to HunteeWhere to find it: Explore the neighborhood
Most memorable for Jody and Chris’ candlelit gondola ride, this Spanish-inspired shopping district is also home to the Raphael Hotel, Rye on the Plaza and a long list of stores Tan visited for fresh, fashionable clothing.