▪ A new locally owned breakfast/lunch restaurant will open in south Kansas City.
Steak & Eggs is taking a 6,875-square-foot restaurant space at 1130 W. 103rd St. in Watts Mill and plans to open in early December.
“I think it’s a great location, close to the highway, lots of employees in the area, housing. We will use a lot of fresh ingredients with a healthier menu that I think will fit the area,” said Ibrahim Tabel, owner.
The space was long home to Waid’s restaurant before Ariana Restaurant took over for less than a year. Ariana closed in November.
Steak & Eggs will serve such items as pancakes topped with strawberries, caramel apple toast, a variety of omelets including Mexicana, baked potato and create-your-own, and a variety of Eggs Benedict, as well as skillet scramblers, breakfast platters, wraps, burgers, entree salads, and sandwiches like sirloin steak philly and fried cod.
▪ Cupcakin has opened in the Gates Plaza, 2311 E. 12th St.
The locally-owned cupcake shop is currently open noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Flavors include Miss Berry (strawberry cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting), the Sunshine (a lemon cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting and topped lemon meringue), Coco Crazy (pineapple cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting and cherry on top), and Apple Miniskirt (spiced cupcake with apple pie filling and cream cheese frosting). The cost is $2.50 per cupcake.
Owner Erica Harris, who works full time in records at the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, started baking cupcakes as a hobby about three years ago.
“I started baking for bake sales at work and then people started placing orders,” Harris said.
Cupcakin also has a private party room for up to 11 children.
▪ The New York Times has published “The United States of Thanksgiving,” with recipes that evoke the best of each state, D.C. and Puerto Rico. That’s St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake for Missouri and Harvey House Candied Sweet Potatoes for Kansas.
The Daily Meal also puts Missouri as No. 3 in the “Top 20 States That Love Green-Bean Casserole.” Kentucky was No. 1 and Wisconsin was No. 2 on the list, which was compiled by Del Monte based on a survey of 1,500 people.
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