Hi, I’m Brenda Geiger –a serial entrepreneur and the publisher of Eat Drink Dive in Kansas City. I’ve built and sold four businesses; ran the marketing departments at three hospitals; and launched 22 new products and services for clients during the past 30 years.
I grew up on a farm but fell in love with the city — Kansas City. Work gigs tempted me to move twice, but I just couldn’t bring myself to abandon this glorious, shiny, seedy, affordable, friendly, naughty and ever-evolving city.
My curiosity fuels me to report on restaurant owners, barkeeps, Inn owners and entrepreneurs who make Kansas City the coolest place to live — bar none.
I got hooked on dive bars while bootstrapping my way through college. I was a cocktail waitress at the Granary in Warrensburg, Mo., and pocketed the money from the pool tables at the Ozark Inn in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to cover my tuition (my stepdad was the owner).
In between road drinking and eating tipsy weenies at Old Barney’s for dinner, I earned a journalism degree.
Noelle Tabor — SEO Savant
Noelle Tabor is a writer, SEO guru, and former Midwesterner currently based in Nashville. You can catch her messy eating Tex-Mex, nose-diving into a book, or traveling the country with her family in search of the nation’s best donuts.
Stephen Talley — Website Developer
Steve is the only web developer and WooCommerce expert with an MBA from Texas A&M University. In his free time you’ll find him catching a baseball game, working on a DIY project or raising four boisterous English Shepherds. He can fix any quirk and elevate your web experience to Ritz quality with the flick of a wrist.
Drink Up Kansas City
A lot of the bar and restaurant posts you’ll read here are about Kanas City’s most endearing pubs that have outlasted some pretty piss poor times. My favorite pub, The Quaff, has survived mafia bombings, recessions, redevelopments, franchise competition, no-smoking laws, and now a pandemic.
Come take a walk on the wild side with me and share my hunger for all things Kansas City. I eat a paleo diet fortified with wine, gin and tequila. I have a dive bar fetish as deep and wide as the Missouri River.
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PS Hats off to all Kansas City restauranteurs and entrepreneurs who give me an endless supply of stories, lists and photos to share.