The eclectic mix of people and cultures that come together in Westside Kansas City results in interesting and unique dining options. Westside Local fits its name: This one-of-a-kind restaurant gives residents a place to eat that they can call their own. Westside Local's clientele isn't the only thing "local" about the eatery, however, as the business subscribes to the farm-to-table ideology and uses ingredients from trusted nearby farmers. With everything from spicy burgers to wraps chock-full of veggies, everyone in the family will find something to love, whether it's dinner or "blunch."
In addition to local foods, some of the best meals in Westside come from foreign backgrounds. The Southwest Boulevard area has some of the best Mexican food near Westside house rentals. La Fonda El Taquito, Taqueria Mexico, El Pueblito, El Patron and Ponak's Mexican Kitchen and Bar are just a few of the nearby places to grab authentic Mexican dishes as well as new takes on old favorites. Teocali isn't on Southwest Boulevard, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't cook up some of the best authentic meals in the city. The food is made just as they cooked it in Jalisco, Mexico. Try out happy hour to get cheap deals on food and more than 70 varieties of tequila, or just sit on the beautiful patio and take in the KC scenery.
Parks in Kansas City
Westside isn't all about dining. Residents living in houses in Westside can choose from a variety of local parks for exercise and recreation. Nearby Penn Valley Park gives renters a place to go for a run or to play sports with the whole family. Baseball fields, tennis courts as well as a skate park bring a diverse group of nature lovers to the green space. Pet owners will also enjoy the off-leash dog park attached to Penn Valley, where their canine friends can run around and stretch their legs. This large grassy park also connects to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
When the Liberty Memorial was dedicated in 1921, it was the first time all five of the leaders from the Allied countries were in the same place at once. Now, next to the memorial, the museum offers residents a chance to learn more about the history of the global conflict. The museum, along with its research library, is a great resource for kids looking to learn or history enthusiasts wanting to dive deeper. Exhibits and community events combine to make this museum an interactive asset rather than a static structure.
Families and young couples will love the down-to-earth, diverse and eclectic vibe of Westside homes, restaurants and businesses. It's a great place to live in Kansas City.