Come spend a day in the Westside!
Have it on your calendar to make your first trip (or 10th) to MADI Apparel for some comfy cozy intimates? Why not make a day of it and get to know our neighborhood, The Westside, at the same time?!
We opened our flagship store in Westside, KC almost four years ago -- where has the time gone?? We just love our little gem of a neighborhood "on the hill" and we want to share our favorite local spots with you!
Where is the Westside? : Tucked mostly up on the hill just west of the Crossroads and about 1/2 mile east of the West Bottoms, this neighborhood also stretches down the hill to the Boulevard - heading east toward Kansas City, Kansas.
What's unique about the Westside? : Its historically diverse, multicultural latino and mexican-american influences. Nationally ranked restaurants and the cutest little local businesses make our neighborhood truly special. Everything is local up here - no chains :). We like to say --> #WESTSIDEistheBESTSIDE!
Want to spend a whole day over here? We're listed a few of our favorite things to do and places to stop when you come to our neck of the woods!
Start the morning off on a high note! Stop by Goat Hill Coffee & Soda. Here you can get artisanal coffee that will change your life and give you energy for the rest of the day. If you’re not a coffee person? They also offer tea and homemade sodas! For food you can head over to the cute Parisian themed cafe across the street! Chez Elle Creperie has crepes ranging from savory to sweet, and they also have breakfast ones. Those paired with coffee make the perfect start to any day.
After breakfast, head down the block east toward the garage door on the north side of the block and hop into the Calico Beard & Mercantile - a hair salon + local goods mercantile! We love the jewelry the most, beautifully displayed in the most stunning glass cases :). After you're all jeweled up, walk to the corner of 17th and Summit and visit Westside Storey! Shop for the ever classic Charlie Hustle KC Heart shirts, hats and even vintage decor for your home. And don’t forget us! Further down the street at 1659 Summit is our KC flagship store, MADI Apparel! Stop in, say hi and pick up a pair of locally made intimates that are mind blowingly soft. Products range from $33-$98.
Hit up the Westside Local for lunch - next door to MADI Apparel! We share a backyard space with them and they are so sweet and cool that they even grow their own herbs and products in the back yard + greenhouse. I would suggest the mac and cheese because, HAVE MERCY, it is amazing. So is everything else on their menu, you really can't go wrong. Two doors down south of us is Los Alamos Market Y Cantina. Stop here for authentic Mexican food and some of the most delicious and flavorful tacos KC has to offer all served up by a friendly staff. They've been in business for 17 years - WOAH!
^^ After lunch, stroll back down to 17th street and head two blocks west to the Mattie Rhodes Art Center. Their goal is to educate the community about Latino culture and traditions through the visual arts -- check out one of their exhibits or attend an event!
Dinner and Drinks
On the outskirts of the Westside is the KC favorite Boulevard Brewery. Stop in to their Beer Hall and try one of their 30 on tap beers. You can also get one to go in their 32 oz crowlers and take home one of there test beers! Then for dinner you can head over to Ponak's Mexican Kitchen and get some awesome Mexican food that will be perfect end to your day.
Enjoy your Tour De Westside!