The Take care of Yo’ Self milkshake from Resourceful Culture. // Photograph by Liz Goodwin

Inventive Tradition indulges your sweet tooth and your creative instincts

Why opt for involving ice product, cookies, cheesecake, or cupcakes when you can have all of the earlier mentioned?

Inventive Tradition, a hybrid pottery studio and gourmand milkshake bar, is serving up plenty of methods to concurrently use your creativeness and satiate your sweet tooth.

The lineup is a decadent endeavor for the eyes and the tastebuds—and there is no way you are going to have that Chiptole-esque working experience of receiving skimped on the toppings. Each and every glass is doused in a mountain of whipped product and adorned with other different accompaniments like entire cookies, donuts, slices of cheesecake, and even generously sprinkled ice product cones.

Patrons can pick numerous versions like the Local Love with vanilla ice product, cookie dough and a cookie, sprinkles, a entire cupcake, and a waffle cone covered in Chiefs colored sprinkles.

An additional selection is the Everyday living of The Social gathering, a lively pink birthday cake shake adorned with rainbow sprinkles and finish with a cupcake, whipped product, and a sprinkled cone.

I went with the Deal with Yo’ Self, a mouth watering chocolate fudge sundae that preferences like what I visualize a liquified brownie will flavor like when some long term food items experts determine out how to do that.

It is a accurate chocoholic’s dream, produced with chocolate ice product and brownie and topped with whipped product, a chocolate chip cookie, a chocolate-lined donut, a marshmallow virtually the size of my hand, and ultimately, because it wants a lot more chocolate, a brownie chunk.

When you are downing your sugary handle, you can decide out a piece of pottery from their assortment to paint. Each and every just one is priced on the base and there are a great deal of kitchen area items, planters, and domestic decorations to choose from. I would very advise the very small bowl, which is each cost-effective, adorable, and beautifully sized for a scoop of ice cream.

When the pottery is painted to perfection, the group finishes it off in the kiln and glazes it like a donut. Then it is all set for collection in about two months.

Innovative Culture now has two Kansas Metropolis destinations, a single in Overland Park and one in Westport, but the Westport place lately suffered an electrical hearth and is closed for the time getting. The employees expects to reopen the Westport place in March.

Next weekend will be the final time you can quit into the OP location, due to the fact they are relocating their strategy to Leawood on Feb. 25. The previous working day of operation in the Overland Park site will be Sunday, Feb. 20.

Artistic Culture is positioned in the Prairiefire browsing center in Overland Park at 5601 W 135th Street, Suite 2220, Overland Park, KS 66223. That area will be in procedure until finally Sunday, Feb. 20. Its new locale in Leawood, opening Feb. 25, will be positioned at 5235 W 116th Spot, Leawood, KS, in the Park Area browsing center. The Westport spot, which is closed right up until some level in March, is located at 207 Westport Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. All locale hours are at the moment 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and midday to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Maintain an eye on their Instagram for further more updates.

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Noodles staying pulled and geared up for boiling at Magic Noodle in Overland Park. // Picture by Liz Goodwin

Evening meal and a present at Overland Park’s Magic Noodle

If you’re a significant admirer of hibachi eating places, then choose it up a notch with a go to to this ode to noodles.

Magic Noodle in Overland Park is an eatery centered about the art of Chinese hand-pulled noodles, and the procedure comes about suitable just before your eyes.

Guests can check out the dough remaining smacked, slapped, and stretched to perfection in advance of getting tossed into a vat of boiling water and landing in their dish.

I really don’t know considerably about how noodle pulling is effective, but it is obvious that it is labor-intense and that the employees who do it have to have an volume of arm energy that I can only aspiration of reaching.

There is no shortage of possibilities on the menu. To start, guests can decide on from a variety of classics like crab rangoons or gyoza dumplings, or you can go with one of many skewered proteins.

I chose to sample the scallion pancakes and sesame balls, the two of which I drowned in the housemade chili oil and ate in about .2 seconds. If you purchase the sesame balls, they are delightful small spheres of hazard: be warned that the sweet red bean paste can ooze out all more than your palms if you bite with way too a great deal pressure.

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The Triple B noodles from Magic Noodle. // Image by Liz Goodwin

After you get to the noodle part of the menu, it will be tricky to make a decision what to pick out. There are so many forms of veggies, noodle styles, broths, and toppings to choose from, but rest confident, whatever you go with will fulfill.

After much contemplation, I requested the Triple B, a noodle soup with beef inventory, braised beef brisket, pickled radish, cilantro, and scallions. The beef definitely melts in your mouth, the noodles are just the right consistency, and the cilantro offers it that zing of freshness that as soon as all over again would make me thank the universe that I do not have the cilantro cleaning soap gene.

You are going to locate that in addition to a good deal of hungry people, there is also an animatronic close friend producing its way by the tables. A robotic waitress named Bella delivers dishes to consumers, asserting her arrival with a proclamation that “Bella’s on the way!” As significantly as robots type of freak me out, I have got to acknowledge it is quite lovable. Plus, it is really hard not to like a little something that is an on-need server of a single of my favourite foods.

Magic Noodle is located at 8013 W 159th St, Overland Park, KS 66223. It is open up from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday as a result of Thursday, and 11 a.m.-10:30 pm. Friday and Saturday.

By Indana