(scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter…)

Oh Pryde’s, how we love thee…


Have you been to Pryde’s before?? If you haven’t, you can scarcely consider yourself a true Kansas Citian!! This is the essence of Kansas City’s independent business scene. Since 1968, this kitchen store – known as the hardware store for cooks – has been offering customers not just great products but a great experience. Situated in an old ballet school, the atmosphere is unbeatable. The charm oozes. The smell of coffee drifts through the air. The cling and clatter of pots and pans being selected. The sound of a cardboard box being cut open revealing even more product. There is always more product. I’ve never been in the store when I haven’t stumbled upon a clerk opening up new stuff. Whether its holiday dishes, the newest, most cutting-edge espresso maker, more Fiestaware in more colors, or simply just another good ole package of hard-to-beat wooden spoons.


If you haven’t had the joy of shopping at Prydes, picture Meg Ryan’s shop in “You’ve Got Mail” but swap out the children’s books for cutting boards, cookbooks and olive oils. And instead of the sound of children’s storytime, you hear Julia Child’s voice teaching cooking lessons on a loop on a TV hanging over the stairs. Oh the stairs!! The creaking, wide stairs that take you down to another floor of goodness. Or up to a an entire outdoor porch of goodness. You guys, this place is magical if I haven’t done a good enough job conveying that with my words. It’s like Christmas shopping in May or dreadful February or squelching hot August. It somehow manages to always feel like Christmas. There will always be a cup of tea offered or a fresh brewed mug of coffee set in your hands. On weekends, you will find yourself drooling over fresh pies, cookies and pastries in their “Upper Crust” bakery tucked away downstairs.


If you don’t believe how warm and delicious this store is then check it out for yourself. Or watch this video about the owner Louise:

Louise | A Kansas City Story from Untold on Vimeo.

From the hundreds (literally!) of times that I have been to this store during my lifetime – from registering for my wedding to popping in just to get inspired – I’ve watched Louise and her staff time and time again graciously welcome customers and gleefully help them find whatever untold kitchen mystery accessory they are hunting down. Maybe even discover some gadget they never knew they lacked and now can’t live without. And Prydes’ generosity consistently and for years has benefited Louise’s (the owner’s) other passion: Bishop Sullivan Center’s food pantry. In fact, if you print out this here coupon you’ll be benefiting not just Bishop Sullivans, but also yourself, because I tell ya what – a venture into Pryde’s is quite the treat.


However, some lucky stranger today will be on a different winning side of Pryde’s generosity with a brand new 4 1/2 quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven!

Yes, you heard, Prydes is ever so kindly allowing Scovell Wolfe to offer up this beauty for our second day of giveaways!!!


Good luck! And be sure to check back tomorrow to enter to win a Kohler bathroom faucet!



  1. Love Prydes! Was just shopping there Sunday and Monday. I would make my grandpa’s Mulligan stew in the dutch oven. Thank you for offering this program!

  2. If you can’t find it at Prydes, it may not be worth owning! Or just ask one of their fantastic staff because they not only know where everything is, they can give you a great review of the product.

  3. The Dutch Oven giveaway ended on Tuesday night 🙁 However, there’s a new giveaway everyday through the 12th. Today’s prize – a Kohler bathroom faucet – can be entered on today’s blog post….http://scovellwolfe.com/uncategorized/giveaway-3-brushed-nickel-kohler-bathroom-faucet/ Later this week, we’ll be giving away a custom made, engraved cutting board and a $150 gift card to Locks and Pulls. Many more prizes next week as well! Each day can be entered on the corresponding blog post! Good luck!

  4. Agreed. There is nothing you could possibly need or want that can’t be purchased there! We registered for our wedding at Pryde’s years ago and were so well guided by the wisdom of the staff as to what to put on our list! Their knowledge is second to none!

  5. I think other web-site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and great user friendly style and design, let alone the content. You are an expert in this topic!

  6. I am curious to find out what blog system you’re using? I’m having some minor security problems with my latest site and I would like to find something more secure. Do you have any recommendations?

  7. There are certainly lots of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice point to carry up. I supply the ideas above as common inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you carry up where a very powerful factor will likely be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged round issues like that, however I’m certain that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Each boys and girls really feel the impact of only a moment抯 pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *