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Leather and canvas goods manufacturer Sandlot Goods—led by owner Chad Hickman—emphasizes quality and collaboration among creatives in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District

Explore some of his Kansas City favorites:

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Locally made and locally supported, Made in Kansas City celebrates the City of Fountains like nowhere else in town. Support local makers like Sandlot Goods, Object Enthusiast and more at their Country Club Plaza location, where you’ll also be able to sip pints of KC craft beer, enjoy espresso drinks and more.   

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Located in Union Hill just east of Crown Center, this funky brunch spot has plenty for all appetites, including their famous kitchen sink scrambles and even more famous eight-layer cake—both perfect options for starting your morning right.

KC Streetcar

The ultra-modern KC Streetcar runs on a 2.2-mile loop through the heart of Downtown KC. Hop on and off at 16 stops, from Union Station/Crown Center through the Power & Light District, River Market and back again, all for free.

Ricos tacos

A Southwest Boulevard staple, Ricos Tacos Lupe offers a basic menu of irresistible street tacos in a cozy, no-frills environment.

River Market

Traditional Neapolitan-style pizza is the specialty at this River Market gem. Also key? Authenticity, because most Il Lazzarone pizzas take less than a minute to bake thanks to the restaurant’s 1000-degree, wood-fired oven imported straight from Naples.

Lulus thai noodle

Based in the heart of the Crossroads, Lulu’s has been a mainstay in the community for more than two decades, always serving up fresh, delicious Thai dishes of varying heat levels.

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From late-night hangouts and favorite taco joints to morning routines and coffee runs, peek behind the curtain to experience a day in the life of some of the makers and doers driving Kansas City’s creative movement—and defining a lasting local culture.

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Tune in to KCPT on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. to view a special, 30-minute version of the My KC series, highlighting the everyday lives of some of KC’s most prominent movers, makers and shakers.