Restaurant group will honor Kevin Timmons and Excel Linen Supply

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association will honor Kevin Timmons, co-owner of Nick and Jake’s restaurants; Excel Linen Supply in Kansas City, Kan.; and restaurant industry leaders at its annual awards dinner Sept. 30 at the Hospitality and Culinary Academy at Johnson County Community College.


Kansas City and Kansas restaurant inspections for Sept. 2

Area restaurants with 7 or more critical health code violations: Church’s Chicken, El Charritos Taqueria, Mike’s Tavern, Ingredient True Eatery, Express Stop 4, Hy-Vee’s deli on Englewood, Supreme Bakery & Deli, Carniceria El Torito, and LC’s BBQ. Kansas inspections after Aug. 1 may not be available for viewing online at this time.


New trampoline park opens in Overland Park

Urban Air Trampoline Park has opened in south Overland Park offering 10,000-square-feet of trampolines for children and adults, three-story play area, slam dunk track, dodgeball court and more. Winstead’s closes at 103rd and Metcalf Avenue.


New Grandview venue offers breakfast, blues & BBQ

Livingston’s Breakfast Blues & BBQ opened this week just south of the new Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview. The locally owned restaurant offers ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, ham or turkey sandwiches and more, including blues on Friday and Saturday nights.


Is a new ‘Crossroads’ forming in North Kansas City?

Restless Spirits Distilling Co., an Irish-American whiskey distillery, and Chicken N Pickle, an entertainment complex with a chicken restaurant, pickleball and lawn games, both plan spring 2016 openings near Cinder Block Brewery. North Kansas City’s Dutchman Coffee Roasters also is opening a new coffee roasting facility in part of Cinder Block’s expanded space and plans to later have a coffee shop.


Winstead’s closes at 103rd & Metcalf

The diner, at 10313 Metcalf Ave., closed earlier this month. Officials with parent company Haddad Restaurant Group couldn’t be reached for comment. Officials with Metcalf 103 shopping center said the diner’s lease expires later this month.


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