Creative Breaks

As you continue to stay home and stay healthy, it's important to take a break every once in a while. Creative Breaks is a new series designed to help you do just that. Meet local artists, musicians, chefs, mixologists and more as they share what drives them and how they embody the KC spirit. Plus, you'll be able to pick up a few tips on adding the flavors of Kansas City to your own daily routine.

Watch the first episodes below and check back here regularly for new views of our city.

Episode 1:

Chad Tillman, Norcini/Strang Hall

Strang Hall in Overland Park features six restaurants serving dishes inspired by styles of cuisine from all around the world. Norcini's fresh pizza and sandwiches use seasonally cured meats drawn from the tradition of central Italy.

Join Chef Chad Tillman of Norcini as he demonstrates how to make a perfect pork rib chop with mixed mushrooms, a simple and fresh dinner prepared with ingredients from local purveyors.

Episode 2:

Dave Hensley, Bar K

Bar K Dog Bar offers a one-of-a-kind pet paradise, featuring a two-acre dog park filled with KC-inspired recreational equipment, plus an outdoor bar and a food menu designed to satisfy humans as well as their furry friends.

With some simple guidance from Bar K's Dave Hensley and his team of experts, pick up a few training tips and teach your own canine companion something new.

Episode 3:

Tamara Day, Growing Days Home

As the star of HGTV's "Bargain Mansions" and creator of Growing Days Home, KC native Tamara Day seamlessly transforms spaces of all kinds into irresistibly charming escapes.

Prepare for sunny spring days as Tamara demonstrates simple ways to refine your own outdoor areas in just a few steps.

Episode 4:

Mark Dandurand, Fond/Strang Hall

Another can't-miss kitchen at Overland Park's Strang Hall, Fond excels at infusing American classics with new and fresh flavors.

Join Fond's Chef Mark Dandurand as he prepares a fast and filling pasta carbonara, with plenty of chances throughout the process to adjust the ingredient list to perfectly fit your preferences.

Episode 5:

Wesley Truman Daniel, Truman Library Institute

Take a new look at presidential history with the Truman Library Institute and President Harry S. Truman's great-grandson, Wesley Daniel.

An Independence native, Truman's life and legacy are still evident in many ways around the KC area. Hear a few stories from his time in the White House and learn the secret to making First Lady Bess Truman's favorite old fashioned recipe.

Episode 6:

Alphonso Thompson, Sporting Kansas City

Episode 7:

Garrett Gunderson, Loews Kansas City Hotel