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Top 5 Underground Places You Have to Try in KC

by Jessica Palm | Dec 01, 2015

We’re always looking for local places around our region to share with candidates and new hires. This authentic Kansas City story is what helps seal-the-deal with your top talent. Regan Carrizales, founder of Kansas City tour company Locale and trusted TeamKC partner, shares her team’s favorite KC spots:

Locale Favorite: waxed canvas toiletry bag
With three specialty items (and eyeing a fourth), there are no questions why the Locale team has fallen in love with the handmade leather goods created by Sandlot. Katy, Chad and team are developing stunning products, all made in Kansas City and rooted in simplicity and practicality. The 18th Street studio will soon become its first storefront, and Locale can't wait to play in the Sandlot.  

The Local Pig

Locale Favorite: pulled pork burger
A bit off the beaten path in the East Bottoms area of Kansas City, Local Pig’s lunch menu never disappoints. In addition to its great food choices, Local Pig is a leader in the movement to serve locally sourced and humanely raised meats. The location even offers classes on butchering and charcuterie.  

Fusion Fitness 
Locale Favorite: barre intensity
Fun and addictive, Fusion classes are a refuge from the dropping temps. Created by local entrepreneur Darby Bender, each fusion studio inspires strength, sweat and a never quit attitude.  

Alley Shops 
Locale Favorite: the hair parlour
Follow the yellow bricks through the 18th Street alley in the Crossroads and you just might forget where you are. This re-imagined area is reflective of the Crossroads evolving nature over the last few years. Designers, artists, entrepreneurs and a great breakfast are all part of this authentic KC experience.    

Rye Rye
Locale Favorite: goat cheese
Locale’s home away from home. Rye is a new neighborhood staple that serves comfort food and a few of the best cocktails you’ll find in Kansas City.  

In partnership with TeamKC, Locale develops curated tours tailored to your candidates’ interests. The tours provide authentic experiences at KC local favorites, and connects the candidate to a network of people within the community.  

Locale’s goal is to provide a genuine experience in Kansas City and help your candidates envision what their lives may look like in our region.  

To learn more about Locale and its services, contact one of its insiders. To get involved with TeamKC and its portfolio of products and services, contact me

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