River Market restaurant and bar featuring global cuisine sets March opening

A rendering of the new Tribe opening at 316 Delaware.
A rendering of the new Tribe opening at 316 Delaware.

The owners of the new Tribe said they want it to be a “communal” concept with customers sitting together, sharing plates of global cuisines with cocktails and beers in pitchers to share, or in individual glasses.

Ben VinZant and Sam Hagan have been friends since high school in Wichita and later worked in restaurant management in Minneapolis. About five years ago, VinZant left restaurant management to work in restaurant design and construction management.

“We both knew we would eventually come back together and do a restaurant or two,” VinZant said. “Interesting food, dishes that aren’t super expensive but delicious in a laid-back atmosphere.”

Its global “street kitchen” menu will include an Indian crispy curried cauliflower (chickpea, sweet pea and mango chutney), Vietnamese Ukoy shrimp (sweet potato and carrot nest with kale and a special sauce), a Peruvian ceviche (with shrimp, habanero, cilantro, fire-roasted corn, watermelon radish, lime and aji amarillo), Vietnamese Bánh mì and for the U.S.A., a burger.

Plates will include a Moroccan roasted half chicken and Thailand Bangkok Street Noodle, and skewers (grilled over oak wood). It also will have brunch including a fried chicken pancake taco.

A March opening is planned for a space at 316 Delaware St.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC