Links I Like and Sometimes Even Use



Official Parkville, Missouri City Web site
Parkville, Mo.
Kansas City links assembled by me
Kansas City
Tulsa, Eating Out


Pix from one of my many visits to Weston, MO Wallace and Gromit My Office Space sounds page
My How I Met Your Mother & Psych sound wavs page My Internet Primer - Ooold, but still has useful nuggets for internet newbies Joplin Globe newspaper
postsecret - interesting Kelley Blue Book
More Car-buying info
Earth & Moon Viewer - Movie news site - online database of movies and who worked on them
Dilbert comic strip - Why doesn't a candle consume the wick? What exactly does gravity do? How does a yo-yo work?
Lottery results for Missouri and Kansas.   Kansas City Star
Valeris' Parkville Page  

Science Fiction/Fantasy Links

My Twin Peaks page My Highlander page My X-Files page
My A.E. van Vogt Tribute and Links My Forbidden Planet Page My Farscape episode guide
The SCI-FI Channel My Forbidden Planet sounds page My This Island Earth sounds page
Douglas Adams - author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Babylon 5 fan-operated site
Nebula Winners - This list is on the site of the Science Fiction Writers of America, which awards the Nebulas annually.  
SF Site   Into the Wardrobe - The C. S. Lewis Web Site - Fan-operated Star Wars site - Official Star Wars site  
  Star Trek TNG - complete cast and guests
site for the Lord of the Rings movies J.R.R. Tolkien Information Page  

Music Links I Like

Pat Metheny, Path Metheny Group - Emmy Award-winning jazz musician from Lee's Summit. Visit my Pat Metheny page.
  My Tom Waits page The Replacements
TwinTone Records site
Essential Vollenweider - site for his "best of" CD Vollenweider pages at Sony Classical, his label. The Discography page includes links to plenty of pictures and streaming videos connected with his various CDs.
Smashing Pumpkins - Site for the great band that officially quit in 2000. I was a fan from about 1993-97. Meloncollie is a classic.
HyperRust Never Sleeps - The Unofficial Neil Young Pages
KissThisGuy.Com - Archive of Misheard Lyrics Hearts of Space - New age music show

Buy CDs Online at these sites: Tower Records - amazing great way to buy from individuals all over. Find obscure stuff that no store has any more. - amazing great way to buy stuff auctioned by individuals from all over. Find obscure stuff that no store has any more. Barnes & Noble

Kansas City area links

Fogo de Chao - Excellent Brazilian steakhouse on the Plaza   Kansas City dining & dives - My list
Official site of Kansas City, Kansas Official site of Kansas City area Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club - 3402 Main St
New Theatre - excellent dinner theater in Overland Park, KS Unicorn Theatre - Free Outdoor Shakespeare Festival
Coterie Theatre for kids and grownups, too Kansas City Repertory Theatre, formerly the Missouri Repertory Theatre William Inge Theatre Festival
Starlight Theatre - big outdoor venue in Kansas City, MO. Plays, concerts. - Convention & Visitors Bureau - Convention & Visitors Bureau
Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau KC theater & art links KC Film Fest
Catholic Diocese of Kansas City Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Liberty Memorial - KC's memorial to those who served and died in WWI
State of Kansas official site City Union Mission - KC IndigoWild - KC soaps & scents seller
Kansas City, Mo. official site Historical Kansas Maps Bell Road Barn Players - In Parkville. KC area's oldest community theater Park University in Parkville Parkville, Mo. official site
Valeris' Parkville Page KC comedian Michael Joiner American Jazz Museum
American Discovery recreation trail Kansas City Music - find live music in KC KC Irish Fest
Johnson County Community College KC Visual Journey (photos of KC) Kansas City Art Institute - lived near here when first came to KC
Sporting Kansas City - Soccer team's site KC Royals - Major League Baseball team's site KC Chiefs - NFL team's site
Raphael hotel on KC's famous Country Club Plaza KC Zoo Science City museum for children in KC's historic Union Station
Worlds of Fun - KC amusement park KC Chamber of Commerce KC Area Development Council
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - next to art institute. This is a great place. Rodin, Monet, Chinese temple, christian monastery, beautiful Egyptian artifacts, MUCH more KC webcams
KC Symphony American Jazz Museum at 18th & Vine KC's historic 18th & Vine jazz district
KC photos KC Spirit Fest - July concerts & fireworks  
KC comedian Jason Curless KC restaurants KC River Market - fruits, veggies, cool stores & bars
Missouri Central Credit Union - I've gotten good car loan rates here KC & Missouri webcams Nazdar - KC maker of screen-printing products
O'Mally's 1842 Irish Pub in Historic Weston, Mo. - been there, cool place Historic Lexington, Mo. - east of KC Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) - association of city & county governments in Greater KC area
Riverside, Mo. - between Parkville and KC Rollheiser & Associates - KC IT headhunters Santa Cali Gon Days - Festival in Independence, where three westward trails started
KC Irish Fest Platte County gov. site KC Police Dept
Sutera's - Italian restaurant in Shawnee KS (KC area) Symphony Designer's Showhouse - tour a cool KC house Tivoli Cinema - KC's place to see non-blockbuster films  
Westport Coffeehouse Theatre - KC Improv Westport Coffee House - in KC's nightclub/trendy shops area Trinity Animation & Visual Effects - in KC
75th Street Brewery - NOPE! It's Gone, Closed. Sigh. Fritz's - Mom-n-pop diner. Toy train drops the food at your table. Sue showed me this place.   Bloodstone - R&B band from KC
Fly KC International Airport Fountains of KC Coach's - nice little sports bar & grill near my job when I last lived in KC
Critter Sitters KC Extreme Grand Prix - formerly called Sadler indoor go-karts. Grown men, we'd go race over lunch break.
Holy Cross Catholic Church - Overland Park, KS. Where Sue & I were married. Johnson County Kansas history Joel Shapiro - creator of giant sculpture in KC
Shawnee Mission Park map Johnson County KS government Johnson County KS Parks & Rec
Kansas City Film Critics Circle KC International Airport - Wikipedia Kansas City Missouri gov site
KC Personal Computer - I used to be a regular customer of these guys. Run by Jim Senato. KC Public Library Knuckleheads - show up with your guitar or whatever and they'll put you onstage
  List of fountains in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area - Wikipedia Mark di Suvero - creator of a giant sculpture in KC
McCoy's bar   Union Station KC
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Wikipedia Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - official New Theatre - Dinner Theatre with celebrity guest stars
Outlaw Cigar - has big events with food & drink, cigar calendar girls, military helicopters, & selling a few cigars Shawnee Mission Park  
Shooting Star - band from KC St. Thomas More Catholic church  
  Weston, MO - beautiful old town on Missouri River near KC National World War I Museum - in KC
Salty Iguana - Mexican restaurants in KC area V's Italian Restaurant - Independence, Mo (KC area) Cafe Europa on 55th St. A bit fancy but mmmm
T-Rex restaurant - Eat with animatronic dinosaurs! I've visited both the KC one and the Disney Orlando one. Zona Rosa - sort of a new Plaza, but in northern KC. A fancy, fun shopping & restaurant area.  
Power & Light District i.e. Bar & Restaurant district in downtown KC. Young guys, there are huge crowds of girls in ridiculously tiny dresses in the loud music, beer & bouncers area. For the rest of us, a little way down the street there's live jazz, fine eating, a movie theater with fancy private seating.
Grinder's Pizza Smokin' Guns BBQ RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack
Johnny's Bar-B-Q Rainy Day Books Italian Gardens To-Go
Arthur Bryant's Barbeque Gates BBQ of KC - Gates & Bryant's are the 2 oldest bbq joints in KC
Oklahoma Joe's - Amazing BBQ, 2 KC locations despite the OKlahoma name. And yes they're in Tulsa, too, so I didn't have to give them up. LC's BBQ - my personal favorite, but there are many good BBQ choices in KC BB's Lawnside BBQ - I like LC's best for taste, but BB's best for overall BBQ joint. Great food, beer and live blues bands!

Tulsa Links, Eating Out

Burn Co. Barbeque - Definitely Tulsa's best ribs. Better than any ribs in KC, for that matter. The rest is up for debate. Oklahoma Joe's - Amazing BBQ, 2 Tulsa locations. I discovered it in KC & can still enjoy it in Tulsa! Elmer's - Tulsa's closest comparison to BB's in KC, but they only have recorded blues, not live bands. - Rock 'n Rib Festival Stutt's House of BBQ - Tiny mom-n-pop place. BBQ is okay but the real attractions are their buttermilk pie and sweet potato pie! Albert G's BBQ - One location a bit fancy, the other more of a refurbished gas station. Both great.
Rib Crib - Lots of locations in Midwest, including Kansas City and Tulsa. Always a safe bet.   Smoke - Delicious stuff. Not just BBQ but wood-fired in general.
Everything Else
Maxwell's The Vault - Nice little restaurant & bar in a 1950s bank building. Nostalgia, art deco. Kilkenny's Irish Pub
James E. McNellie's Public House Los Cabos - several in Tulsa, one in KC area Joe Momma's - pizza by the slice, beer
El Rio Verde - Tiny place in a non-commercial neighborhood, often called the best Mexican food in Tulsa. Ludger's Bavarian Cakery
El Guapo's - my favorite Tulsa Mexican food. The answer to KC's Ponak's. Chimera's - Coffee, food, coctails. Fahncy. Zanmai - Fahncy Japanese place, great view
Señor Tequila - Mexican grill & cantina Freeway Cafe - Comfort & breakfast food. Route 66 & nostalgia-themed. Dilly Diner - Comfort & breakfast food, which seems to be Tulsa's theme. Run by hipsters, and you know hipsters can COOK!
Tally's Cafe - Comfort & breakfast food. Route 66 & nostalgia themed. Big, doing just fine. Weber's - root beer since 1933. Burgers & fries. Fun. Brownie's Hamburgers - Old diner type place, & they make great pie
Yokozuna - a bit fahncy, but very flavorful Asian food Siegi's Sausage Factory - Excellent German restaurant. And I like the "flights" of beers. Ollie's - Great breakfast food, toy trains all over the place. Tulsa's answer to KC's Fritz's.
Tallgrass Prairie Table - Downtown, everything looks pretty and tastes gooood, a bit fahncy. Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen White Flag - downtown, Blue Dome area, fahncy burgers in unfancy place. Live music. Narrow entrance you could easily walk past.
The Mayo - Penthouse Rooftop Bar - Great view, hefty drink prices, live music, atop historic Mayo Hotel Villa Ravenna Italian - Extremely good Italian restaurant, slightly expensive but worth it Sisserou's Caribbean Restaurant - Randomly select something from the menu, it's delicious
Crow Creek Tavern - Unfancy setting, motorcycle parking, very good food, live music, thumbs up Andolini's - Amazing pizza. And yeh they do that toss-the-dough-in-the-air thing STG Pizza - An offshoot of Andolini's. They cook the pizza in like a minute in super-hot oven from Naples. Gelato for dessert


Some of these are still actual, physical catalogs, too, but mostly they're online shopping. The fact that I originally chose the word "Catalogs' reflects how looooong ago I created this page. I had a stack of Susie's mail-order catalogs and just keyed in the web addresses.
Betty's Attic Bud Plant Comic Art Candy Warehouse Catalog Favorites
Chef's Catalog Chiasso Cold Water Creek
Country Curtains Crate and Barrel Crown Galleries Disney Store
Dutch Gardens Eddie Bauer   Fingerhut
Flax Art Gardeners   Gurney's Seed & Nursery
Harriet Carter Harry & David Home Decorators Home Trends
Improvements Jackson & Perkins garden decor JCPenney Land's End
Lighter Side Lillian Vernon L.L.Bean Maryland Square
National Wildlife Nordstrom Orvis Plow & Hearth
Recorded Books - unabridged Ross-Simons Sanford Corp., home of Sharpie pens Sharper Image
Snoopy Etc. Solutions Sturbridge Yankee Sunnyland Farms
Sweet Nostalgia Terry's Village TravelSmith Vermont Country Store
Walter Drake Winterthur Gifts    

Museums, museum stores

Metropolitan (New York) Museum of Art store Boston Museum of Fine Arts store Smithsonian (Washington, DC) Museum store
(New York) Museum of Modern Art store Many links to museum stores Many more links to museum stores
Philadelphia Museum of Art store Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia Franklin Mint - free art image downloads National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Art Institute of Chicago Web Museum, directory of artists
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ga Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive Chicago Historical Society Museum Store Guggenheim Museum store, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art store, New York Ronald Reagan Foundation store Field Museum store, Chicago - art, archaeology, science and history Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Phillips modern art museum store, Washington DC Taft Museum of Art shop, Cincinnati, OH The Getty Museum, Los Angeles The British Museum, London - I saw the Rosetta Stone and bits of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world
The Louvre Musée d'Orsay The National Gallery, London National Portrait Gallery, London
      Courtauld Gallery, London

Magazine sites

  Cinefex magazine Starlog magazine  

Bob Fahey's home page