May 30, 2014

Vegetarian restaurant and juice bar opening in midtown Kansas City

The owners of the City Market’s The Bite plan to open Foodoo, which they describe as an “earth grill” and juice bar, at 3605 Broadway on Tuesday.

The new Foodoo is described as an “earth grill” and juice bar. But the offerings will be vegetarian and most can be made gluten-free.

It is scheduled to open Tuesday at 3605 Broadway, in the former home of Mr. Good Chicken.

Lunch offerings will include salads like the Green Papaya (shredded cucumber, green papaya, carrot curls, garlic, lime and sea salt peanuts). Under “Handhelds” there will be choices like the Big Kahuna (caramelized onions, jalapeno jam, avocado aioli, grilled pineapple, and mozzarella on a soy burger) for $9.95, or the Broadway BBQ (barbecue braised jackfruit, sauteed mushrooms and haystack leeks) for $9.75.

The handhelds are served with quinoa black eyed pea succotash, organic greens, and a sweet-and-spicy pickle.

Customers also will get a choice of a pretzel bun or a gluten free bun for their sandwich order.

Other lunch items will include quesadillas, wraps and tacos, and brick oven pizza.

The dinner menu will include a Garden Goulash (zucchini, plum tomatoes, onions, ground soy protein, brown rice, quinoa, corn and cinnamon sea salt pepitas), dumplings, griddle cakes, and pizza.

Foodoo also will have such desserts as sea salt caramel bread pudding, vegan chocolate cake, and cinnamon apple tamale pie.

Carlos Mortera and Brian and Deanna Thorne are partners in BBC Concepts, owners of the new Foodoo and The Bite in the City Market.

Bryan Merker, co-owner of Lagniappe: Nica’s Cajun Kitchen on Southwest Boulevard, said he is consulting with the owners on both operations.

They are putting the finishing touches on Foodoo‘s voodoo decor this weekend.

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