Locally owned Urban Cafe has closed at 4101 Troost Ave. The owners will operate out of their food truck this summer and reopen the cafe later this year at 5500 Troost. Urban Cafe will then have a full kitchen for an expanded menu.
A video of an employee at the Northland Raising Cane's stirring a pitcher of iced tea with her bare hand and part of her forearm has gone viral with about 700,000 views since it was posted Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning, two employees had been fired.
Restaurants and grocery stores with seven or more priority or critical health code violations include operations in De Soto, Gardner, Kansas City, Kan., Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee and W. 39th Street.
Travel + Leisure magazine turned to Yelp to compile its list of "The 25 Best Barbecues in the U.S." Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que was No. 22 and newcomer Scott's Kitchen and Catering at Hangar 29 by the KCI airport made the list at No. 20.
Bar + Rec will have a bar, restaurant and games such as ping-pong with an outdoor bar, volleyball courts and yard games. The business is part of a redevelopment of the former Kansas City Star building at 1729 Grand Blvd. Opening is planned for early 2019.
The family-owned Mexican restaurant Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria, which opened in the West Plaza in 1993, is expanding to Lenexa. It is taking the former Panzon's space at 8710 Lackman Road for a mid-August opening.
The family-owned Sheehan's Irish Imports, at 410 E. Gregory, will close on June 30. The owners are retiring but said they also found it difficult as a small retailer to compete with online retailers who could offer big discounts.
Restaurants with seven or more priority or critical health code violations, including operations on the Country Club Plaza, in Kansas City, Kan., Leawood, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village and Shawnee.
Altar'd State, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based clothing chain, plans to open at 436 Nichols Road at Country Club Plaza. No opening date was available. The store's mission statement includes: "We stand out for good to glorify God."