images via bonnie tsang
imagine how shocked and delighted i was the other day to come across a stunning restaurant photo, only to discover that it was the american restaurant located here in kansas city! i'm pretty ashamed to admit (especially now, after seeing these amazing images) that i've never been to the american, despite the fact that it is literally in walking distance from my office. originally designed by warren platner in the late 1960's, it was meant to be the crown jewel of j.c. hall's crown center (he's the founder of hallmark cards, in case you didn't know) and a true celebration of american cuisine. perhaps next time i have something to celebrate, husband and i will be visiting this gorgeous (and, from what i'm told, delicious and highly regarded) restaurant?