The Country Club Plaza is a slighly upscale outdoor shopping region in Kansas City. Just a few miles south of downtown KC. There are many excellent resturaunts in the plaza. Any kind of food imaginable is here. There are 3 amazing Italian resturaunts, 1 great Japanese Steakhouse, 2 really good Chinese resturaunts, and many others.
As far as shopping goes, you can buy alost anything here. There are shops for everyone from the Discovery Channel store, to FAO Schwartz toy store, to Saks Fifth Avenue, to The Gap. Everyone should experience the Country Club Plaza at least once.