Nearly 90 restaurants, coffee shops and breweries will open across Kansas City in the next few months. Nearly 20 new operations opened in the last few weeks, including a cat cafe. Here’s the list for December.
After six years in the East Bottoms, Local Pig & Pigwich have softly opened in their new City Market spot. Local Pig is a meat market. Pigwich, which serves sandwiches, was formerly a stationary trailer.
New owners Austin and Bryant Parker have changed the name to Parker & Vine at Californos. They’ve also remodeled and kept customer favorites on the menu while adding crab strudel, steak under $30 and cocktails.
The partial federal government shutdown is affecting craft beer brewers who can’t get needed approval for their product labeling. City Barrel Brewing Company says it will have to give away newly made beer.
Kansas City chocolatier Christopher Elbow plans to open Fairway Creamery in May at 5938 Mission Road. It will offer his hand-crafted ice cream, doughnuts and coffee. It will take the place of Pizza 51 West.
Mary Carol Garrity founded Nell Hill’s nearly 40 years ago in Atchison, Kansas, to sell home decor. She moved it to the Village at Briarcliff in KC in 2007 and is now selling the business to a young couple.
Kansas City-area restaurants and grocery stores with seven or more priority or critical health code violations. Includes operations in the Crossroads, Crown Center, Lawrence, the Northland and Overland Park.