Rob Magees barbecue restaurant and bar is scheduled to open Saturday at 1000 W. 39th St. His goal: Bring barbecue up to the next level full-service, competition barbecue with upgraded beers and wines and specialty cocktails.
In one weekend, The Stars Jeneé Osterheldt checked out the late-night drinks at Drunken Worm, 1405 W. 39th St., the light lunch at iPho Tower, 3623 Broadway, and the desserts at Baked in Kansas City, 706 Westport Road, and didnt break the bank.
In mid-February,Martin City Brewing Co. expanded its Cheers-like pub operation to include a microbrewery. The Pub opened in 2011 offering 18 beers on tap and 50-plus bottles, as well as an upscale bar food menu by former EBT sous chef Andrew Parker featuring a mighty fine mac n cheese.
Strouds said it has completed a deal to take over an existing Mimis Cafe in south Overland Park. Strouds plans to remodel the building at 8301 W. 135th St., including the bar and carryout area, for an early June opening.
Opened three months ago in a small corner storefront at 301 Westport Road t that once housed Broadway Cafes coffee-roasting operation, Cucina della Ragazza is a small, intimate room that breaks no real new ground but aims to please with a nicely priced, modest menu of comfort foods.
Spin Neapolitan Pizza plans an August 2015 opening in a new mixed-use project at 116 W. South St. in Warrensburg. The restaurant will have more than 100 seats in the dining room and bar area, and a full patio overlooking the football stadium.
There is so much to love about Judis Bakery Café in North Kansas City, but we are here today to discuss a ridiculously great lunch deal: Every weekday at Judis, a fiver gets you a full-size sandwich on bread baked in-house (except the wraps), a bag of chips and a house-baked cookie.
It is taking 5,200 square feet on the Roanoke Road side of the Polsinelli law firm building, which is in the Plaza Vista complex at 900 W. 48th Place. An August opening is scheduled.
On Saturday night, Bluestem owners Colby and Megan Garrelts plan to mark the restaurants 10th anniversary with a $100 per person party featuring the first tasting menu served when they opened on March 15, 2004. Then, at the end of brunch service on March 30, Bluestem will close to undergo major renovations. The Westport restaurant is scheduled to reopen May 2.
Have you ever gone on a first date and something just wasn't right, but you liked the guy anyway? That sums up Jeneé Osterheldts first impression of Ça Va, the new champagne bar at 4149 Pennsylvania Ave. in Westport, which had its soft opening last Friday.
The restaurant opened nearly eight years ago at 6700 W. 135th St. But the owners want to concentrate on expanding their Nick & Jake’s concept. A Nick & Jake’s is set to open next month just south of the Country Club Plaza.
The new City Market restaurant plans to open at 10:30 a.m. Friday at 23 E. Third St. It will have about a dozen signature toasted sandwiches, build-your-own tamales, and gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
In case you missed it: Last week, Town Topic made Food & Wines list of Americas best diners.
Blanc Burgers + Bottles plans to reopen in Westport next week. Aaron Mulder, corporate executive chef for Circle Restaurant Group, parent company of Blanc, said the new restaurant is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Monday.
Rosso, the Hotel Sorellas swank, white-tablecloth restaurant, has a lot going for it. The leather, semicircular booths, the red-and-white decor, the glassed-in fireplace and the wide wall of glass add up to a nicely romantic spot high above the west side of the Country Club Plaza.
The American Restaurants Nick Wesemann is up for Outstanding Pastry Chef; Room 39s Ted Habiger and The Riegers Howard Hanna are in the running for Best Chef: Midwest.
Snow & Co., artful frozen cocktails, will get $15,000 in design services and $25,000 in equipment for its new Gladstone location. Tundra Restaurant Supply, Boulder, Colo., held the 2nd Annual Dreamstaurant Contest. A panel of in-house judges selected seven companies from hundreds of entries across the country and then asked for online votes.
Kevin Wong had planned to open Lemongrass Thai Cuisine a year ago at 7316 W. 80th St. in downtown Overland Park. When the first remodel didnt meet his standards, he remodeled again and was much more hands-on the second time around.
North Kansas Citys barbecue showdown may be over. Less than a year after opening at 900 Swift Ave., SmokeShack BBQ has closed. A sign on the door read, Good Folks. We are closed indefinitely. Thank you for a great 10 months! The reasons for closing had nothing to do with you you were the BEST!
A good pastrami sandwich is hard to find and worth searching for. Werners Specialty Foods on Johnson Drive, an old-world style German deli (formerly the Swedish Swansons), makes the best one Ive sampled in town, and its only $3.89.
A little winter warmer always helps me ease into the cold. Im talking about hot chocolate and coffee of the spiked variety. Happy hour doesnt have to be all martinis and cold cocktails; put a little heat in your system. You have options. (And call a cab, or a friend, if you have too many.)
From the get-go, the idea of street tacos sold from a former gas station re-imagined as a hip, roadside taqueria has a certain quirky appeal. Of course, one street taco does not make a meal: Plan on a minimum of three.
Barrel 31 is renovating the former Velvet Dog space at 400 E. 31st St. for a spring opening. It will feature “creative cuisine” and a wide selection of bourbon and whiskey.
Eric Sweeney will take over the barbecue restaurant on Saturday. He plans to return it to its “glory days” by using the highest-quality ingredients and local vendors.
Ed Gieselman and Ed Brownell, longtime area restaurateurs, are teaming up on a new concept in Overland Park. Tortilla Ranch Mexican Grill is scheduled to open in April in Executive Hills Shops at 8617 College Blvd.