<![CDATA[Restaurant News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST Restaurant News & Reviews 60 Year-old Barrel 31 in the Martini Corner district has its ups and downs http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article29874541.html#storylink=rss Eating at Barrel 31, which opened a little more than a year ago at 400 E. 31st St. in the heart of the Martini Corner district, can feel like watching a film adapted from a book, where not everything on the page translates to what shows up on screen. In this case, what’s on the menu doesn’t always translate to the plate.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Drink coffee, make art at new NKC shop http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29958258.html#storylink=rss Luna Coffeehouse/Dare to Dabble at 1329 Swift St. combines a coffee shop, small bar serving mixed drinks and wine, retail shop with products by local artists, and a place to create art in group settings or in an open studio.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:53:03 CDT

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Republica brings new tapas concept to the Country Club Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29857552.html#storylink=rss Republica (pronounced re-poob’-lee-kah) is set to open Tuesday in the former Ingredient space on the Country Club Plaza. The new restaurant specializes in Spanish tapas.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:56:23 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for Kansas and Kansas City for Aug. 4 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29934575.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Jazz a Louisiana Kitchen in KCK, To the Hoop Bar & Grill, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in KCK, On the Go, Amigo’s Grill & Cantina, Chai Shai, Anita’s, Johnny Cascone’s, China Wok, Parallel BP, Santora’s Pizza, Sonic Drive-in in Overland Park, Sully’s Pub, Sushi Mido and Twisted in Shawnee.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:47:12 CDT

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Kansas City barbecue keeps getting better with opening of Olathe’s Crazy Good Eats http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29562922.html#storylink=rss Chow Town’s new barbecue joint was created by members of Steer Crazy, a competition barbecue team that has used its contest success to make the leap into the catering and restaurant business.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:52:00 CDT

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Area restaurants temporarily shut down by health departments for July 31 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29665888.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments temporarily shut down by the health departments for violations and reopened after passing follow-up inspections: Amore Dolci Bakery, Applebee’s in Shawnee, Chili’s in KCK, Coffee Cake KC, G&S Convenience Store, Hong Kong Supermarket, Old Town Pizza, and Twisted Asian.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:31:10 CDT

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Business is popping at the new KC Soda Co. in the Legends http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29711788.html#storylink=rss KC Soda Co. sells a wide variety of craft sodas from around the world in its new Legends Outlets shop. Meanwhile, The Classic Cookie, a Waldo mainstay for nearly three decades, will either expand at its current spot or move.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:56:09 CDT

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Take Five Coffee + Bar closing in Overland Park’s Corbin Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29661763.html#storylink=rss Take Five Coffee + Bar plans to close Aug. 15 after just a year in Corbin Park. The owners cite the lack of foot traffic on the center’s south side, plumbing issues and a new Starbucks in mega sports store Scheels, just to the east. But the landlord disagreed, saying Corbin Park restaurants are exceeding expectations.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:46:38 CDT

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Carlo’s Copa Room closes in Lenexa http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29544196.html#storylink=rss The Italian restaurant closed Sunday in the Hen House Marketplace at 14944 W. 87th St. Parkway, according to the management company for the center. The owners of Carlo’s couldn’t be reached for comment.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:20:00 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for Kansas and Kansas City for July 29 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29294353.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Overland Park’s Joy Wok, Mid America Gourmet, Lucky Chinese Buffet, First Watch in Overland Park, Green River Chinese & Vietnamese, Red Wok, The Kettle Shop, Payless Discount Foods, Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Barbeque, Tiger Tail Saloon, Zach’s Deli, Chas Ball Market, Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino, IHOP in KCK, Nana’s Kitchen, Regal Distributing, Church’s Chicken in KCK, 888 International Market, Margarita Paradise, Panda Express in KCK, 7-Eleven in Olathe, Price Chopper on North Oak Trafficway and Reserve in the Ambassador Hotel.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:45:11 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Dive into the tiki cocktail trend at KC bars http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article28789669.html#storylink=rss Take a dip in the tiki bar trend with tropical-themed cocktails served at Kansas City bars. On the list: A pina colada served in a pineapple, a fish bowl mai tai and a rum punch in a bowl that resembles a flaming volcano.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Jamie Purviance’s visit provides opportunity to show that Kansas City offers more than barbecue http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29140150.html#storylink=rss Most everyone has an answer to the question, “If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?” For Craig Jones, it was chef, author and Weber spokesman Jamie Purviance. Earlier this year, Jones got that opportunity.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:40:53 CDT

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A Lenexa Saints Pub + Patio converts to Beaver Tap Sports Bar as “breastaurant” trend heats up http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article29209717.html#storylink=rss The Saints Pub + Patio on Quivira has been converted to Beaver Tap Sports Bar. 1889 Pizza Napoletana plans to open in the NorthWood Shopping Center at 2872 W. 47th Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:07:27 CDT

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Waldo’s Classic Cookie wants to expand http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29113801.html#storylink=rss The Classic Cookie, a Waldo mainstay for nearly three decades, will either expand at its current spot or move. Don Peattie took over operation of the cafe, at 409 W. Gregory Blvd., in March. But after operating it for nearly five months, Peattie said he discovered building repairs that needed to be made and that the cafe needed to expand.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:47:33 CDT

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Cocoa Dolce closes in Prairiefire http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29075872.html#storylink=rss Just over a year after opening in Prairiefire, Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates has closed, but Prairiefire’s developer said he is in talks with a new national tenant to take the space.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:20:32 CDT

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Futbol Club Eatery & Tap closed in Overland Park? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29074948.html#storylink=rss Futbol opened in the 6,000-square-foot spot at 12030 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park, in mid-2013. A sign on the door says it is closed. The owner couldn’t be reached for comment and the landlord declined to comment.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:05:20 CDT

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Phenix uses Tales of the Cocktail festival to build a following for Mig Fuel http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28502908.html#storylink=rss Kansas City-based Phenix Brands used the country’s oldest and biggest cocktail festival to advertise their brand. People come to the event from all over the world, making it an industry meeting place.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:15:00 CDT

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Toast to National Tequila Day with Kansas City’s best margaritas http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28502818.html#storylink=rss Bottoms up, everyone — it’s National Tequila Day! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with Kansas City’s best margaritas, especially as the heat hits.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:17:27 CDT

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A Lenexa Saints Pub + Patio is now Beaver Tap Sports Bar http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28291510.html#storylink=rss Lenexa’s Riley Drive Entertainment has converted is original Saints location across from Oak Park Mall to Beaver Tap Sports Bar. The new restaurant, at 9720 Quivira Road, joins national so-called “breastaurant” operations like Hooters, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery and Twin Peaks.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:56:31 CDT

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Need some hair of the dog that bit you? Kansas City bartenders reveal their secrets http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article28036915.html#storylink=rss Hungover or not, sometimes a little hair of the dog gets you going when it comes to brunch cocktails and after-party drinks. Here’s a breakdown of what some other KC bartenders drink to hang up their hangovers.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Bison barbecue available for a limited time at Affare http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28328887.html#storylink=rss Affare’s German-born chef Martin Heuser teams up with American Royal champion Russ Muehlberger to create a limited-time barbecue bison menu. With video.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:50:33 CDT

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Denver-based Pizzeria Locale opens Wednesday in Waldo http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28060246.html#storylink=rss The company’s third fast-casual restaurant and first outside its home state — is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 505 W. 75th St.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:27:40 CDT

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With a helping of aloha spirit, Longboards in Mission serves up the unexpected in wraps, bowls http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article28052764.html#storylink=rss Longboards Wraps & Bowls, 5415 Johnson Drive in Mission, serves burrito-style wraps that overflow with international flavors. The shop feels like a friendly seaside shack in landlocked Kansas.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:17:07 CDT

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Two more KC restaurants turn to Kickstarter http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28027156.html#storylink=rss Shanita McAfee, the founder of Magnolia’s, is relocating to an expanded space at 99th and Holmes. Jeremy Lane and Megan Kendall just signed a lease for their new Homesteader Cafe, opening at 100 E. Seventh St.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:29:00 CDT

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez is a big fan of Empanada Madness http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27957052.html#storylink=rss Royals catcher Salvador Perez is such a regular at Empanada Madness on Southwest Boulevard that he sometimes even serves customers.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:21:42 CDT

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Ruby Jean’s Juicery and Wings Cafe are opening in Westport http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27486793.html#storylink=rss Ruby Jean’s Juicery is set to open at 4001 Broadway on July 25. It will offer fresh juices and smoothies, performance shakes, coffee, tea and gluten-free snacks. Wings Cafe, the Northland’s “artisan chicken wings and fish” restaurant, also is opening a Westport venue. It plans an early September debut at 3927 Broadway.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:19:57 CDT

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JoyceKC: Black Dirt update and new midtown restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27402745.html#storylink=rss The owners of Justus Drugstore have hit a couple of snags in their efforts to open Black Dirt at 5070 Main St. The Blind Tiger is now open for lunch at 3945 Main St. and will add dinner service on July 24. A new sports bar will open soon in midtown.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:01:00 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for July 16 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27390910.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more critical or priority violations: On the Go, My Way Lounge, Chilli N Spice Indian Bistro, Carniceria Lupita, Danny’s Big Easy, Marsh’s Sun Fresh, La Chiquita Market, and Sporting Park.

Area operations temporarily shut down for health code violations that have since reopened: China Garden Buffet and Restaurante Tierra Caliente.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:47:41 CDT

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Curtain rises on Prairie Village Shopping Center restaurant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27229966.html#storylink=rss Standees - The Entertaining Eatery in Prairie Village is now the Chocolate Frog Cafe, a more family-friendly operation serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and sharing a lobby with Standees movie theaters. Beauty Brands opens in Shawnee on Friday. Indian restaurant Spice N Rice is now open in the Fountains in Overland Park. Mio - an Italian Trattoria and Mio - an Italian Pizzeria have closed in Leawood.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:59:22 CDT

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Wings Cafe, the Northland’s “artisan chicken wings” restaurant, is taking a spot at 3927 Broadway and plans an early September opening.

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