4 Top Midwest Shopping Neighborhoods
Sweets and eats
At Christopher Elbow Chocolates, each little sweet looks like a work of art (left), with swirling colors and delicate painted-on designs. "Wow, I hope they taste as good as they look," a shopper says. They do.
More eats: Try YJ's Snack Bar, a tiny and vibrant restaurant with an artsy, coffeehouse vibe. It offers meals and homemade cookies and brownies, plus live jazz on Sundays. At Bulldog, the drink menu features retro specialties, and Wednesdays are Martini Nights.
YJ's Snack Bar (816/472-5533)