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Kansas, Kansas City restaurant, grocery store health inspections for Sept. 23

Abarrotes Durango, Barwaqo Restaurant, B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ, Blue Line in the River Market, Burrito’s to Go, Carniceria El Torito, Cheesecake Factory on the Plaza, Crown Point, Golden Corral in Olathe, Grand Street Cafe in Lenexa, Hy-Vee in Overland Park, iPho Tower, Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen in KCK, Kato, Mama Tio’s Downtown, Neighborhood Cafe-Waldo, Panzon’s in Lenexa, Pizza Shoppe in south KC, Price Chopper in KCK, Reserve Ambassador Hotel, Roma Italian Restaurant, Tacos El Guero, Voltaire, Winstead’s, Yard House in KCK, and Zaina Restaurant.

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Merriam IHOP shutting down Sunday after five decades

The franchisee declined to comment on the closing of the restaurant at 8701 Shawnee Mission Parkway. Maggiano’s Little Italy, McLain’s Market and Red Rock Canyon Grill opening soon in Overland Park. Overland Park’s Pei Wei closes. Ulta Beauty expands in Olathe.

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Kansas, Kansas City restaurant, grocery store inspections for Sept. 15

Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Bo Ling’s in the City Market, Bonito Michoacan, Bonner Springs Price Chopper, Burger King in Bonner Springs, Callahan’s Pizzeria Pub Grill in Overland Park, Chin Hills Asian Grocery & Restaurant, Edokko Japanese Cuisine, Fiorella’s Jack Stack on Metcalf, Frontera’s, Fusion Buffet, Grand Street Cafe, Jalapeno Brothers, Pancho’s Mexican Food in Lenexa, Pei Wei Asian Diner in Overland Park, Price Chopper in KCK, Quiznos Sub, Shogun Japanese Restaurant, Supermarket El Torito, Touch of Asia, Turn 2 in Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, and Wal-Mart on Parallel Parkway.

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Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for Sept. 8

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Burger King in Bonner Springs, Cocina Rio Verde, Dunkin’ Donuts in Olathe, El Pueblito, IHOP on Sterling, Minky’s Pizza Cafe & Bar in Lenexa, Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom in Overland Park, On the Go, One Eyed Jack, Plaza III The Steakhouse, Rye Restaurant, Silver Wheel Tavern, Taco Via, Tanner’s Bar & Grill in Lenexa, Tasty Thai, Tavern at Mission Farms and Texas Tom’s.

Videos

Westport eatery floods during heavy rains

Heavy rains Friday night caused flash flooding in the Westport area which flooded roads and overwhelmed drainage systems in the area. At Freebirds World Burrito, 554 Westport Rd., employees had to deal with water coming up through the floor drains and the toilets, flooding the eatery. Employees including Sydney Griffin and Justin Laikart used long-handled squeegees to clear the water from the restaurant. Video by Tammy Ljungblad
tljungblad@kcstar.com
Westport eatery floods during heavy rains 1:10

Westport eatery floods during heavy rains

Food Truck Friday at The Kansas City Star 0:20

Food Truck Friday at The Kansas City Star

Pastry chef opens a food truck which is a big circus of sugar 2:02

Pastry chef opens a food truck which is a big circus of sugar

'McDonald's of the future' arrives in St. Joseph, Missouri 0:43

'McDonald's of the future' arrives in St. Joseph, Missouri