Kansas City is offering several more choices for outdoor dining — rooftop decks with sweeping views of the city, secluded back alley venues, unpretentious picnic tables and Adirondack chairs, and sidewalk tables for people watching.
Draftcade opened in the former Fat Fish Blue space in Zona Rosa. Sheridan’s Frozen Custard, shuttered for 18 months, plans to reopen next week on Barry Road, and Firenza Pizza plans an October opening in the Northland.
Cosentino’s Market has opened in the new BluHawk development in Overland Park. About one-third of the store is a prepared food section offering sushi, a hot buffet, salad bar, confectionery with gourmet popcorn and gelato and more.
Eager customers formed long lines at Betty Rae’s Ice Cream in Waldo on National Ice Cream Day to get a lick of its newest ice cream flavor — barbecue ice cream. The flavor is a collaboration with Joe’s KC and includes original sauce and candied burnt ends. The flavor will stay on the menu for a month, at which time Betty Rae’s owner David Friesen will know if it’s a year-round flavor or a recurring summertime offer.
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in the Crossroads had planned a special addition to their menu: The Sledge-iatto, the part espresso, part chocolate milk concoction perfected by Royals reliever Peter Moylan. Then Moylan walked in to the business unexpected.
There are dozens of chances to see live music during the week of July 18-25. Ink’s Chris Haghirian shares his top picks, including Blondie and Garbage at the Kauffman Center, Run With It at the K and free concert at a record store.
Sundance, a premier lifestyle retailer, plans a November opening in Town Center Plaza. Chris Ridler, the owner of Sol Cantina on Martini Corner and Zócalo on the Country Club Plaza, plans a fall opening in Brookside for a Mexican restaurant.
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend hosts Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner, along with their famous guests including comedian Seth Herzog and singer David Cook, entertained the Midland crowd and helped raise a record $1.7
Highlights from the Big Slick auction stage: Singing, dancing, joking, celebrating
KC couple build farm from the ground up
John Pryor describes Madison Flitch
Lewis Del Mar's Max Harwood, Danny Miller talk about their start