Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a Celtic-themed sports bar chain known for its scantily clad servers, has opened its first area location in Overland Park. The area franchisee also plans to open two more Tilted Kilt locations in the Kansas City region.
Whole Foods Market will feature the Lone Elm Tap Room. Other store features will include an in-house smoker for smoking meats, and full-service coffee and juice bars. A 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods planned by UMKC moves forward.
Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority health code violations: Taj Palace, 54th Street Grill & Bar in Olathe, Chelly’s Cafe, Logan’s Roadhouse in KCK, North China Restaurant, Price Chopper in Roeland Park, Futbol Club Eatery & Tap, Camp Critter Bar & Grille, Iron Wok Chinese Restaurant, Sakura, McDonald‘s on Troost, Target in KCK, All Star Pizza & Pub, Genessee Royale Bistro, Classic Cup and the Zebra Room at the Aladdin Hotel. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
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The west Crossroads continues to evolve as a new restaurant and retailer open, Hammerpress expands, a proposed nonprofit children’s book center sets up offices and a craft beer/vintage arcade center takes over a former restaurant space.
Italian Gardens To Go offered items made with the same recipes used at the famed downtown Italian Gardens restaurant, which closed in late 2003 after nearly 80 years of operations. It had operated in the Northland before opening in Overland Park in June 2013.
Marvin and Michelle Russell saw a need for a locally owned restaurant. Marvin Russell’s mother had always wanted to open a restaurant, so he was fulfilling her dream too. Marvin and Michelle combined their passions in the NewzRoom Cafe, which opened in late January at 6020 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Spin will put up a 3,750-square-foot restaurant with patio at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive for a fall opening. New franchisee Top Spin LLC also plans to open locations in Topeka, Wichita and Manhattan over the next five years.
Food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Los Amigos, China Garden, Wal-Mart in KCK, Jose Pepper’s in KCK, Yard House, Sushi House, Benton Liquor & Market Deli, Evergreen Wholesale Deli, J’s Fish & Chicken Market, Parallel China Express, Szechuan Dynasty, The Blue Roses, Come-N-Go, Fusion Buffet, Hamburger Mary’s, and O’Dowd’s Little Dublin. Several operations were temporarily closed for health code violations but have since reopened.
Krispy Kreme’s new Kansas City, Kan., shop is No. 1,000 for the doughnut chain. When the shop opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, the first person in line received a punch card good for a dozen original glazed doughnuts every week for a year.
Boulevard has signed agreements with Union Beer Distributors and Craft Brewers Guild of New York. The Kansas City brewer’s year-round Smokestack Series should soon be available on shelves and taps throughout New York City starting in March. Other brews are scheduled to roll out this summer.
Screenland Crossroads, a boutique movie theater featuring the Tapcade bar, restaurant and arcade, opened Friday, and Border Brewing Co., a locally owned craft brewery, opened Saturday. Other new venues now open or coming soon include coffee shops, a cafe and bakery, a contemporary southeast Asian restaurant, an organic grocery, a hair salon, a small-venue wedding chapel, restaurants and churches.