Pie Five Pizza Co. is in expansion mode with five more area restaurants planned to open by next summer — in Leawood, Mission, Overland Park, Westport and Topeka. The first Pie Five opened in Fort Worth in 2011, combining handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and the latest high-speed baking techniques. Customers can select from a variety of choices in crust, sauce, cheese, greens, meats and vegetables. The Pie Five name comes from the five minutes it takes to make the custom or specialty pizzas.
Lenexa’s new Bulk-It offers bulk health food items like granola and milk chocolate malt balls, as well as smoothies and juices, and locally made food products. National retailers opening shops in Kansas City, Kan., Leawood and Overland Park.
Houndstooth menswear shop recently opened at 507 Walnut St. in the River Market, selling private label men’s suits, British made shoes, casual wear and locally produced products like locally made leather goods and high-quality KC themed T-shirts.
12th & Baltimore, Mamma Leone’s Pizza, Cactus Grill, District Pour House & Kitchen, Taqueria El Torito, Ararat Temple Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Garozzo’s, Jerusalem Bakery, John’s Big Deck, McDonald’s and Pour Boy Oil.
Hungry Monkey Party Bites has set up a kitchen at 106 E. Fifth St. with a goal of “transcending the bounds of the ordinary snack.” It plans to start selling its flavored popcorn, nuts, cookies and other treats at the City Market starting Saturday.
Game Day Chicken Wings & Fish is scheduled to open in mid-August in the former The Cook Shack Cafe building at 8950 Wornall Road. The breakfast/lunch/dinner operation will offer such items as chicken wings, chicken and waffles, fish, burgers, and a daily special.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is now open in Liberty, and the area franchisee is already planning another restaurant in Wichita. In other developments, Crows Coffee opens near UMKC. Slim Chickens plans Independence location.
From lemon-scented espresso to jungle juice-style cocktails made with tropical-flavored rum, this list of iced Crossroads Arts District drinks will keep you cool this First Friday — and all summer long.
A dozen locally owned restaurants and bars — some that had their pick of locations all over town — have opened in the last few months or are planning to join the lineup. Westport hasn’t seen so many new tenants in such a short span for nearly two decades.
Area restaurants cited for 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Cocina Mexicana, Evergreen Chinese, Joy Wok, Soccer Nation, Carniceria La 7, Sabor Centro Americano, Bonito Michoacan, Lake Stop, and Edwardsville City Park. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
Steven Webb’s coffee roasting hobby quickly turned into a wholesale business and now a new coffee shop. Red-Headed Philosopher Coffee is sharing a space with Can I have a Bite at 8011 Wornall Road, Suite B.
The new Morning Day Cafe is scheduled to open this week in Liberty. It will focus on “above free-trade” coffee and teas, smoothies and natural whole foods (most locally sourced) and other menu items that will appeal to the health conscious consumer and those with food allergies.
Eater — a national network of blogs covering restaurants, bars and nightlife — is putting its spotlight on Kansas City barbecue, specifically burnt ends. It looks at a dozen local venues and selects Gates and L.C.’s for the best burnt ends.
An $87.6 million redevelopment of Truman Corners Shopping Center is set to be completed by spring 2015. New tenants will include L.C.’s Bar-B-Q, Ross Dress for Less, Petco, T.J. Maxx, Shoe Carnival and Burlington. The Price Chopper grocery store is scheduled to be remodeled. Westwood to get new Italian eatery.
A sign in front of the center announces a summer 2015 opening with such tenants as L.C.’s Bar-B-Q, Ross Dress for Less, Petco, T.J. Maxx, and Shoe Carnival. RED Legacy, redevelopers of Truman Corners, declined to comment.
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