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Cultivate Festival dishes out fare to Kansas City

Chipotle’s free all-day festival was held Saturday in Penn Valley, returning to Kansas City for a second year. The festival featured cooking demonstrations, live music, food exhibits, games and local food vendors. About 23,000 people attended the event in 2015. It was also held in Phoenix in April and will be in Miami in November.

Cityscape

Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for July 22

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Bar Louie in the Power & Light District, Blanc Burgers + Bottles, Casa Agave, The Cheesecake Factory on the Plaza, China King, China 1 Cafe, The Classic Cup, the Dubliner, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue on the Plaza, Fogo de Chao, Jimmy’s Jigger-Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen, KC Grill ’N Kabob, King’s Chef, P.F. Chang’s on the Plaza, Roni’s Pub and Kitchen, Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Sutera’s at Shawnee Crossing, Sweet Tomatoes, Taj Palace, Throwback, Wal-Mart in Bonner Springs, and Wendy’s on State Line.

Cityscape

Could Westport champagne bar Ça Va lose its liquor license?

The city’s Regulated Industries Division said Ça Va did not meet its minimum food sales requirement for a restaurant-bar license. It could apply for a tavern license but Regulated Industries said Westport already has too many tavern licenses. Ça Va opened in March 2014, specializing in champagne cocktails, along with boutique wines from France, Italy, Spain and the U.S.

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Chicken N Pickle opens in North KC

It offers Pickleball, a cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong. The chicken restaurant will open later.
Joyce Smith jsmith@kcstar.com
Chicken N Pickle opens in North KC 0:53

Chicken N Pickle opens in North KC

Rock & Run Brewery and Pub back open in Liberty after wall collapse in May 0:57

Rock & Run Brewery and Pub back open in Liberty after wall collapse in May

'Dogs Night Out' offers dogs and their humans a gourmet feast 1:30

'Dogs Night Out' offers dogs and their humans a gourmet feast

A look at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Westport 0:56

A look at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Westport