Area restaurants with seven or more priority or critical health code violations include operations in Brookside, Kansas City, Kan., Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, the Northland, south Kansas City
Trees in the Kansas City area are suffering in summer 2018 drought and heat. Leaves are falling or scorched. Watering strategically can help some. Insect damage looks bad but isn’t as harmful as the drought.
Fusion Buffet Sushi & Hibachi recently closed in Westport. Its landlord had filed suit for lost rent, attorney fees and other costs for a total of $35,261, and possession of the 7,530-square-foot space.
Area restaurants and breweries recently opened or opening soon in The Crossroads, the Country Club Plaza, Lawrence, Leawood, Lee’s Summit, midtown, Mission, North Kansas City, River Market and Westport.
Pearl Tavern opens Wednesday, July 11, in the former 810 Zone at 1672 N.W. Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit. The restaurant’s menu is heavy on seafood options. The owners also own Summit Grill and Boru Ramen Bar.
The Crossroads Hotel has set an October opening in the former Pabst Brewing and Pendergast office buildings at 2101 Central. It will have 131 rooms and a modern Italian steakhouse, public art gallery and more.
Container gardens are struggling in this summer’s hot, dry conditions. To rejuvenate them, trim back overgrowth, remove yellowing foliage and spent flower buds and fertilize. And it’s still not too late to replant the pot entirely.
Three Kansas State University food science students won a National Dairy Council product competition for a dairy drink based on German-style quark cheese called “Quick-Quark.” They also won an $8,000 prize.
Chappell’s is a North Kansas City fixture, owned by Jim Chappell and touted as one of the top 10 sports bars in the U.S. Chappell has sold his restaurant to a local investment group, but he says the sports memorabilia will stay.