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The Block

Home Video Series The Block

About The Block

Discovering the soul of a Kansas City block, one plate and one drink at a time.

Short 10 The Block | The "Central Philosophy" of Betty Rae’s Ice Cream

Betty Rae's Ice Cream in Kansas City wants to "make everything perfect for a minute."

Short 9 River Market Restaurant Chases “That Feeling”

The Farmhouse restaurant strives to live up to its name - devoting itself to farm-to-market, tip-to-tail food in the River Market for more than a decade.

Short 8 City Market Sandwich Shop Fuses Differing Cuisines

The Bite isn't just another sandwich shop. It might be the only one of its kind in Kansas City, serving up Mexican and Korean flavors between two pieces of bread.

Short 11 Local Pig: Respecting the Meat

Local Pig owner Alex Pope discusses his focus on sustainable agriculture on this week's segment of "The Block."

Short 12 Mud Pie’s Recipe for Vegan Success on 39th Street

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee has bake up a unique niche on 39th Street, arguably the most eclectic street in Kansas City.

Short 7 Turning Dough Into Bagels, And Bagels Into Dough

“The first time we tried to make bagels it was a disaster,’’ recalls Pete Linde, co-owner of the three-location enterprise.

Short 6 Vietnam Cafe Adds International Flavor To West 39th Street

Authentic coffee from the home country is one specialty at Vietnam Cafe. Be careful. One visit might just turn you into a regular.

Short 4 Torn Label Brewing Co. Owners Chose Crossroads Over Careers In Hollywood, Chicago

Torn Label Brewing Co.'s co-owners chose brewing beer in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District over career opportunities in Hollywood and Chicago.

Short 3 Howard’s Grocery, Cafe And Catering Serves Mouthwatering Burgers On "The Block"

Howard's Grocery, Cafe and Catering in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City serves up more than food. It provides farm-to-table art.