Kansas City’s buzz-worthy restaurants & bars

06/12/2014 3:42 PM

06/12/2014 5:14 PM

Eater — a national network of blogs covering restaurants, bars and nightlife — has turned its spotlight on Kansas City.

The Eater Kansas City Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now focuses on nine area restaurants and bars garnering some “serious buzz.”

Veterans like Bluestem (recently remodeled), Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout (with new owners), and the American Restaurant (with a new executive chef) made the list, as well as new venues like Q39 for “competition level” barbecue and Second Best Coffee which is dubbed a “serious coffee shop.”

Along with Bluestem, four new Westport operations made the listing — Ça Va champagne bar, Julep upscale whiskey lounge, Westport Ale House, and Preservation Market.

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