New Online Directory Helps Visitors Eat, Drink, and Find Kansas City’s Most Authentic, Local Establishments

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Eat Drink Dive is the online concierge for travelers coming to Kansas City who embrace the love local movement.

The bistecca modiga at Garozzo’s Ristorante melts in your mouth. Thou Mayest coffee tastes better surrounded by ferns and fiscus trees in Café Equinox’s greenhouse. And, souvenirs purchased at Hammerpress satisfy nostalgic shoppers coming off an original Heidelberg Platen Press in Kansas City’s West Bottoms.

This are just a few of the destinations, Brenda Geiger, publisher of Eat Drink Dive, wants you to visit when you come to Kansas City. Eat Drink Dive, is a mobile-responsive, 100% local guide to shopping, eating, and entertaining oneself in Kansas City. It’s on trend with the shop-small, shop-local movement and encourages visitors to build a travel itinerary around a 100% local experience.

“Eat Drink Dive fills a void in the marketplace by going deep on all things local that make Kansas City artsy, friendly and happening. National directories merely scratch the surface only naming the top 10 or 20 in a category. Eat Drink Dive will give you the entire local picture,” says Geiger.

Geiger says the project began as deep research for dive-bar guide in 2015. It eventually turned into a hyper-local directory to help visitors find often overlooked gems and outliers.

“We’re not about the hot restaurant or commercial development of the moment. We’re for the third-generation family-owned businesses that know their customer, their niche and serve the secret sauce that isn’t bottled and served at a franchise.”

Self-guided itineraries will be added to the directory by its hard-launch in June. These itineraries will direct subscribers to locally-owned venues such as Pryde’s Kitchen & Necessities in Westport, Jarocho in an industrial zone of Kansas City, KS, and Vivilore in Independence.

“Everybody who comes to Kansas City knows to visit the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and to take in a Chiefs or Royals Game,” says Geiger. “Eat Drink Dive stokes their appetite for hundreds of other surprising Kansas City destinations and venues.”

Kanas City locally-owned businesses may submit listings and photos for consideration of a free listing though June 30, 2020 at

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