Missouri beer lovers could get their fill of rich milk stouts and hoppy pale ales on draft at convenience and grocery stores under proposals brewing in the state Legislature. The two measures would allow stores that sell packaged beer to add to their wares growlers, or take-home jugs of draft beer.
Ribs are what attract barbecue lovers from around the region and country to the small town of Williamsburg, Kan. G&M’s signature fall-off-the-bone hickory-smoked ribs seasoned with the late Guy Kesner’s secret “hookey poo” rub and Mae’s secret recipe tomato-base sauce on the side has attracted thousands of customers for more than four decades.
Blvd Tavern, the newly opened Crossroads gastropub at 320 Southwest Blvd., doesn’t rest on mimosas, the bloody mary and French toast for brunch. It pushes beyond the staples and gives brunch a heartier pub attitude.
The Northland favorite was heavily damaged in a June fire. The owner also plans to open The Daily Donut & Pastry Shop in the building. A restaurant called Black Dirt is being proposed for the 51 Main project at 5070 Main St.
Olathe has four excellent barbecue restaurants, with more on the way. The Rub Bar-B-Que, newest of Olathe’s stellar lineup, features traditional and gourmet barbecue delights, thanks to the creative talents of chef/pitmaster Dan Janssen.
Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Green Duck Grill, Carniceria El Torito, Frontier Steak House, Hen House in Prairie Village, Urban Table, Italian Delight, Las Gorditas, Pine & Bamboo Garden, Marita’s Place, Sushi Mido, China Dragon, Hen House in Merriam, Jun’s Japanese Restaurant, Salty Iguana, All Star Pizza & Pub, Marsh’s Sunfresh Market, the Salvation Army on 10th Street.
The bar in the new AC Hotel at 560 Westport Road is the neighborhood’s newest hangout. The AC Lounge packs in lots of style and taste into its small space. It might be a mini bar, but it’s big on good times.
Saints Pub + Patio has opened a second Lenexa location and rolled out a new menu for all of the area locations. Gigi’s Cupcakes new prototype rolled out recently in Blue Springs with another opening in Mission in April.
Subway Cafes feature the full Subway menu as well as a variety of coffee drinks and pastries. The first area location is scheduled to open in mid-April just north of Hayward’s Pit Bar B Que. Traditional Subway shops also are opening at 47th and Troost, 39th and Rainbow in Kansas City, Kan. and in Lenexa City Center at 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard.
Shaun Brady is executive chef at the Reserve in the Ambassador Hotel, 1111 Grand Blvd., which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year and where dishes range from Irish whiskey-cured salmon to a steak-and-Guinness pie.