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Pretty Posy

Downtown Overland Park is quite the walkable, shopping hotspot. Pretty Posy opened its doors in Overland Park’s historic neighborhood. Pretty Posy is a women's boutique that offers jewelry, accessories, gifts, and apparel. Its style is described as feminine with a vintage vibe. 

The coolest thing about this boutique is how it all began -- this shop is run by a stay-at-home mom turned business owner. Pretty Posy prioritizes small, family-owned brands and local makers for gifts and accessories. Pretty Posy offers a free coffee bar with brews from Thou Mayest, a children's play area, and a free library. 

 

ChaTime

The word “cha” means “tea” in Chinese. Technically “chatime” could be loosely translated to “teatime.” Chatime is a Taiwanese franchise that is located all around the world. And now there’s one in Overland Park. Chatime prepares hand-made beverages with freshly brewed tea. Each drink is individually prepared to order by trained “tea-ristas.” 

But good luck finding just one drink! The menu is extensive and suits all tastes even if you’re not a tea type of person. Choose from a milky tea, fruity tea, latte tea (it’s a thing), frosties, juice coolers, and mousse teas (also a thing). Of course, they also have the ever popular bubble tea! 

 

Gus’s Fried Chicken

Overland Park’s Gus’s Fried Chicken has a secret. You’ll never know the secret but you can definitely try it. Over 60 years ago in the small community of Mason, Tennessee, Napoleon “Na” Vanderbilt created fried chicken that united a community. In an era of divisive racial attitudes, the residents of the Tennessee town found that they could all agree on how much they loved Na’s fried chicken. 

Fast forward to 2021, Gus’s Fried Chicken can be found all around the country and you can try that world-famous fried chicken in south Overland Park. The menu is simple enough -- fried chicken. Pro tip: ask for extra hot sauce. You won’t be disappointed. And don’t ask for the recipe. They won’t tell.

 

Andy’s Frozen Custard

Andy’s Frozen Custard didn’t start far from Overland Park, Kansas. Andy’s Frozen Custard started in Osage Beach, Missouri in 1986. It grew to become the largest dessert-only franchise in the world. Andy's has two locations in Overland Park -- one off 95th and Metcalf and the newest one is located in Prairiefire.

Andy’s has a wide variety of treats, from simple vanilla or chocolate cones, to seasonal favorites like the Pumpkin Pie Concretes and Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes. What’s the difference between custard and ice cream? Frozen custard is creamier than regular ice cream because it contains more butterfat, and is churned very slowly. The result is a dessert that is rich, thick, and decadent. Hungry? Us too.

 

The Plaid Elephant

Elephants are one of the most incredible animals on earth. Every herd has a matriarch. She, along with all female elephants, take care of each other in the wild. Their herd is their tribe. 

Hillary Rudman, owner, recognized how much her mother and grandmother impacted her life. They installed the courage and confidence to follow her dream. In honor of their female bonds, that’s how the Plaid Elephant got its name. 

The Plaid Elephant, located in south Overland Park, is a women's boutique that connects females first. The boutique is where shopping for fashion becomes a fun and an empowering experience. 

 

Dior Restaurant

Dior Restaurant is an upscale, casual American Restaurant located in south Overland Park. Dior serves high-quality, American-style dishes such as an 8 oz. filet with asparagus and whipped potatoes. Or a 12 oz. Porterhouse Pork with fresh veggies. Muah! Don’t overlook the bar either! Dior offers hand-crafted cocktails dreamed up by the highly-skilled bartenders. Choose a cocktail off the menu or let the bartenders get creative.

You can’t go wrong with drinks and dinner at Dior. The ambiance has a worldly and historic feel. As it should, the building was once a former church. 

 

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