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Coming to KC? Try these places to eat and drink within one mile of Sprint Center

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri visits his restaurant in Kansas City’s Power & Light District’s Live Block. 

A packed house awaited as celebrity chef Guy Fieri, host of “Diners, Dives and Drive-ins,” paid a visit Wednesday to his restaurant, Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint in Kansas City’s Power & Light District’s Live Block. 
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A packed house awaited as celebrity chef Guy Fieri, host of “Diners, Dives and Drive-ins,” paid a visit Wednesday to his restaurant, Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint in Kansas City’s Power & Light District’s Live Block. 

In downtown Kansas City for the Midwest Regional games during the Sweet 16?

Here are a dozen places to eat and drink near the Sprint Center — from bagels to a bookstore bar to upscale restaurants. They’re all located within a mile of the hoops action.

Afterword Tavern & Shelves, 1834 Grand Blvd. Books, beer, wine, spirits and food.

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Afterword Tavern & Shelves, bookshop, bar and cafe, is at 1834 Grand Blvd. The menu includes toasts, salads, small plates and hot sandwiches. Joyce Smith jsmith@kcstar.com

Baramee Thai Bistro, 1810 Baltimore Ave. Pad Thai, pineapple fried rice, Thai iced coffee and teas.

Farina by Michael Smith, 19 W. 19th St. James Beard Award-wining chef Michael Smith’s modern Italian restaurant.

Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint Kansas City, Power & Light District, 1333 Walnut St. The star of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” has opened a new restaurant serving specialty tacos, Mexican classics and signature margaritas.

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Guy Fieri’s Diablo shrimp taco with grilled tequila-lime shrimp, avocado, pico de gallo and chipotle-aioli for $10. Joyce Smith jsmith@kcstar.com

Jim Leedy Bar + Kitchen, Hotel Indigo, 2020 Grand Blvd. Gastropub serving sandwiches, salads, light appetizers and a few entrees, along with one Big 12 special: 12 wings and five domestic beers for $24.

KC Daiquiri Shop, 1116 Grand Blvd. A variety of daiquiris and Cajun/creole cuisine. Plans to open Friday, March 15.

Kobi-Q Korean BBQ + Sushi Bar, 1531 Grand Blvd. Korean comfort food.

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Kobi-Q’s green curry is coconut-based with a choice of chicken or tofu and vegetables, along with a side of rice. Joyce Smith jsmith@kcstar.com

Local Pig and Pigwich, City Market, 20 E. Fifth St. Menu includes smoked pork brisket, cheesesteaks and a chickpea patty.

Longan Chinese Food, Town Pavilion, 1111 Main St., Suite 155. Egg rolls, dumplings, a Chinese-style hamburger.

Meshuggah Bagels, Power & Light District, 40 E. 13th St. Bagels, bagel sandwiches and Schmears.

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Meshuggah Bagels offers various cream cheese “schmears.” Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com

Novel, 1927 McGee St. Upscale, contemporary American cuisine. Relocated from the West Side.

Parlor KC, 1707 Locust St. The food hall offers a variety of local operations serving different cuisines from Scandinavian to Nashville hot chicken. It has a main bar and lounge area and second-floor deck.

Taps on Main, 1715 Main St. Locally owned pour-your-own-beer bar and restaurant. Menu includes Buffalo wings, burgers from grass-fed beef and local spirits.

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Joyce Smith has covered restaurant and retail news for The Star since 1989 under the brand Cityscape. She appreciates news tips.
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