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Manny Lopez, a longtime Kansas City restaurateur, dies at age 77

Manny Lopez, a West Side icon known for his charisma, work ethic and community support, died Friday night at his home, surrounded by family. “Manny had an incredible spirit,” oldest daughter Kathy Lopez-Ritz said of the father of five who had been married to his wife, Vivian, for 42 years. “He was a very giving and caring man.”

Chow Town

Am I done with winemaker dinners? Well, maybe not

I wanted to know how they’ve changed, how restaurants pick, choose and market the events, and what continues to make them popular after all these years. I also heard about an upcoming winemaker dinner in May at Sullivan’s Steakhouse featuring the wines of CADE and Plumpjack Wineries from The Napa Valley.

Cityscape

Ward Parkway Center announces restaurants for its new $16 million district

Ward Parkway Center will break ground Thursday for its new “south end restaurant district,” on the site of the former Dillard’s and parking garage. It is in final negotiations with four of five planned restaurants: Charleston’s, The Garage, MidiCi, and Ted’s Escondido Cafe. Each restaurant will have a patio and the project also will include a pedestrian plaza with firepits and fountains.

Cityscape

Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for April 27

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Becky’s Brats in KCK, Big Daddy's Chicken & Fish, BRGR Kitchen + Bar in Prairie Village, Cracker Barrel in Olathe, Drunken Fish in Leawood, El Mercado Fresco, Fortune Wok, Fuel Expresso in Shawnee, Grinders in Lenexa, Hy-Vee in Shawnee, In & Out, and Texas Tom’s on Independence Ave.

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Kansas City's first food truck hub draws hundreds for grand opening

Kansas City's first food truck hub the Little Piggy attracted around 1,000 customers for its grand opening Sunday. The Little Piggy is at 3014 Southwest Blvd., a former used-car lot.
Robert A. Cronkleton bcronkleton@kcstar.com
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