The new barbecue restaurant plans to open at 11 a.m. May 1. It will offer barbecue sandwiches, specialty sandwiches, entree salads and a variety of sides, including loaded potato casserole and burnt end barbecue beans.
Bread & Butter Concepts acquired the location, in the Town Pavilion at 1111 Main St., as well as Ingredient restaurants on the Country Club Plaza, in Leawood’s Park Place and in Columbia, Mo., earlier this year. The company said it wasn’t able to renegotiate the lease for the downtown location and closed the restaurant this week.
You’ll find Lonnie’s Q on a semi-wooded prairie next to an RV park on the outskirts of Topeka. It could be a good place to grow potatoes. Fortunately, Lonnie and Christine Weaver have made their little plot of land in Topeka a good place to cook and eat barbecue.
Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria plans an early fall opening in the Overland Park center. Local owners also plan to open Made in KC on May 15, selling items made or designed in the Kansas City area. Ingredient restaurant has closed in downtown’s Town Pavilion.
Standees The Entertainment Eatery in Prairie Village has temporarily closed its restaurant while it changes the concept. It will reopen with a new look, new menu and new name - The Chocolate Frog - in late May or early June. The theaters will continue to operate during the restaurant’s remodeling.
A good entrée to try on your first visit to Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs is the Piggyback Combo with an add-on order of burnt ends. If you’re solo you’ll have take-home leftovers; otherwise, two to four can graze on this combo with ease.
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is introducing a line of bottled cold-brewed coffee, including its signature Cold Front for $3.75. Locally owned cupcake shop chain Smallcakes has a new cookbook featuring 30 of its signature recipes.
Learning to appreciate food can lead to wonderful culinary experiences. For Craig Jones, it was broiled Maryland crabcakes that opened his mind and changed the way of not only eating out, but the way he cooks at home.
The news conference included a tour of the main kitchen and a large concession stand. It highlighted several changes Aramark has made to avoid health code violations. The event came on the heels of a Friday night $1 hot dog promotion that turned into a public relations nightmare.
Oklahoma’s Ted’s Cafe Escondido has opened an Overland Park location and will open a Lee’s Summit restaurant this summer and another in Northland restaurant this fall. A longtime Burger King franchisee expands in the Northland. New Lucky Dynasty location in East Plaza and McDonald’s planned.
The 2015 barbecue season is now open for Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q. When you’re itching for a barbecue adventure in rural Chow Town, Greg and Donna Beverlin are ready to serve you on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through through November.