The owners of Made in KC and Kindred are opening Wonder Wonder — an immersive, interactive, experiential retail concept — in Overland Park’s Oak Park Mall, as well as in a shopping center in Boulder, Colo.
Southern Living featured three women barbecue pitmasters in its latest issue. Area restaurants have been honored in “best steakhouse” and “most romantic” lists. KC is one of the country’s sexiest cities.
Denver-based Snooze an A.M. Eatery will open by late 2019 in a new building at 4140 Broadway. It will serve such items as breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs and green chile Hollandaise and “morning cocktails.”
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith’s new modern Italian restaurant will feature fresh pasta, fish and steaks. Menu items include potato gnocchi with braised rabbit, and Tagliatelle Bolognese.
Phoenix-based True Food Kitchen is remodeling the former Plaza III the Steakhouse space for a March 13 opening. Its menu includes grass-fed steak tacos and quinoa burgers. Oprah is one of the chain’s investors.
Larkburger’s first location outside of its home state opened in Overland Park in 2017. It added a south Plaza location a year ago. Now it will close those under-performing locations, as well as four in Colorado.
Chef Ted Habiger expanded his 39th Street Room 39 concept with a Leawood spot in 2007. He will close that location in February to focus on his original business, as well as his Brewery Emperial in Crossroads.
Shatto Milk bet a Boston-area dairy on the outcome of the Chiefs and Patriots AFC Championship game. On Jan. 23, vice president Matt Shatto fulfilled his promise to take a milk bath and send Joe’s barbecue.