A Day in Gladstone, MO
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A Day in Gladstone, MO

Nestled into the quiet comfort of the largely residential suburb of Gladstone, Linden Square offers a uniquely quaint downtown experience. With its charming collection of restaurants, event spaces, and luxury apartments, Linden Square is not only a great place to live, but the perfect spot for a daytrip getaway!

A daytrip to Gladstone is simple and hassle-free, just what’s needed if you’re looking to get out without the hustle and bustle of Downtown Kansas City.

We started our trip to Linden Square with a reservation for brunch at Summit Grill. This casual American Fare restaurant has a cute modern interior that is spacious and comfortable. All seating was spaced so that we didn’t have to worry about social distancing.

Their brunch menu was diverse, including favorites like biscuits and gravy and dishes we were unfamiliar with, like the seafood mac and cheese (which we’ve been told is delicious).

I ordered the breakfast tacos, which are made with sausage, smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, avocado, cotija cheese, pickled red onions, and jalapeno salsa—I enjoyed every last bite! I ordered a glass of Saint M Riesling as well, even though it wasn’t on the brunch specific menu; you can order from any of their menus no matter the time of day.
After brunch we took a short walk around Linden Square. It was pretty warm, so we didn’t stay out long, but we did want to see the amphitheater before heading back. Typically the amphitheater is where concerts are held throughout the summer, but this year the stage has stayed pretty quiet. The area is still a nice spot to go if you’re looking for somewhere to sit outside.

I’d never heard of Bierocks before, so I had to look them up. Apparently a Bierock is a German stuffed roll, typically filled with something savory, like meat. I was definitely too full to order one then, but I made a plan to go back next Friday to try one out!

Our walk stirred up our appetite enough for dessert and on the way to the car we stopped in at The Laughing Place Bakery, a locally owned destination that offers a wide variety of baked goods, even gluten free! Even though we’d just had brunch, their freshly baked cinnamon rolls looked too tasty to pass up! As we were leaving the shop, we saw that their Friday special was pie and Bierocks.
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