Restaurant News & Reviews

Dish With Gish: Dinner Lab supper clubs pop up in Kansas City

Dinner Lab, a social supper club that organizes pop-up restaurants in 30 U.S. cities, debuted in Kansas City this month with a Mexican meal prepared by Chicago chef Daniel Espinoza at a Crossroads District art gallery. Kansas City members pay an annual fee of $125 to get invites to Dinner Lab events in 30 cities. Members also pay to attend meals, which usually cost $50 to $80, with drinks and gratuity included. Each member can bring up to three guests to an event.


Ruins Pub to replace Bulldog in the Crossroads

Ruins Pub is in negotiations to replace the Bulldog in the Crossroads Arts District at 1715 Main St., next to Bazooka’s Showgirls. Ruins Pub will be based on the trendy Budapest dive bars — dubbed “ruin bars” — that are built in the ruins of abandoned buildings.

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Summer cocktails sparkle with savory herbs and tropical tastes

Bars across town are rolling out new drink menus for summer replete with fruit-forward offerings, savory herbs and tropical tastes. Some are on the sweet side, others have a bit of a bite courtesy of grapefruit or Campari, and many swap brown spirits for rum, tequila and vodka. Do these menus reveal any trends? Not really.

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