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KC Black-Owned Businesses You Can Experience Today

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Date: Sep 29, 2020
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Kansas City has a wide-variety of local Black-owned experiences, but which ones have officially re-opened? Ask Buddy curated a list. Find your next experience here:

Jones BBQ

Barbeque is a way of life for sisters Deborah “Little” and Mary “Shorty” Jones. When they were little their father, Leavy B. Jones Sr., set them up on milk crates to look over the pit at the very first Jones Bar-B-Q restaurant.

Over thirty years later, the Jones sisters still carry on their father’s legacy of smoking meats and making their family’s secret BBQ sauce from scratch daily at their restaurant in Kansas City.

Experience the love and art of Jones Bar-B-Q on their outdoor patio.

6706 Kaw Drive
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
Tue – Sat: 11am – 3pm

Mesob Restaurant

Locally Owned, internationally inspired, Mesob is focused on high-quality ingredients and homemade quality. Owners Cherven and Mehret are dedicated to bringing authentic international flavors to Kansas City. Mesob is a a unique and flavorful experience.

Make a reservation on their website, here!

3601 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Tues – Thurs: 3pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 3pm – 11pm
Sun: 3pm – 9pm

Soirée Steak & Oyster House

Soirée accompanies unique southern, Cajun-style cuisines with the classic dining style of steak and oysters. Their dishes are formed from aged family recipes with quality ingredients and a modern twist. Sip on a hand crafted cocktail while enjoying smooth instrumental jazz on their well-lit stage.

Enjoy southern cuisine and live music on their patio!
Call 816-214-5706 to make a reservation.

1512 East 18th Street
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108
Mon – Sat: 12pm – 7:30pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm

The Velvet Freeze Daiquiris

Located in the historic 18th & Vine district, The Velvet Freeze Daiquiris is Kansas City’s first frozen daiquiri bar. Choose any color of the rainbow and go next door to SMAXX for the KC Burger, topped with burnt ends, barbecue sauce, and an onion ring.

1827 Vine Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Mon: 12pm – 11pm
Tues – Thurs: 12pm – 1:30am
Fri – Sat: 12pm – 2am

The Laya Center

The Laya Center is a Holistic Wellness Destination in Downtown Kansas City, founded by NFL Veteran, Joe Mays’ wife, Toyia. She founded this Herban Oasis after a long bout to restore her husbands health in the latter years of his career. Though they had always chosen a healthy lifestyle, they wanted to dig deeper into world cultures and healing practices. This New-Age Spa specializes in chronic illness management & injury recovery. They have integrated ancient African healing methods with Ayurvedic technique to achieve a deep healing system that stands the test of time.

Plan your experience by visiting their website, here!

601 Walnut Street
Kansas City, Missouri, 64106
By appointment

9Round Downtown KC Fitness

9Round is a kick-boxing fitness experience for people who want a unique, fun, and proven workout. Owner Rashad Tucker brings energy and enthusiasm to the community with his passion for helping Kansas Citians be their best and reach their goals. Complete nine 3-minute stations for a 30-minute full-body workout.

Get your free workout, here!

1200 Washington St. Suite A
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Mon – Fri: 5:30am – 12:30pm, 3:30pm – 8pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm

The Pretty Bar Makeup Lounge

KC’s first makeup and skincare exclusive salon, The Pretty Bar is all about the face. Their beauty professionals specialize in industry leading techniques, makeup styles, and facial treatments. Enjoy complementary champagne with your next makeup party, class, or spa service in a luxurious upscale setting.

Book your next makeup experience on their website, here!

927 McGee Mcgee Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
By appointment

Authentic Kansas City Experiences

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