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Chicken tenders with … ice cream? You may find it at this new City Market restaurant

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Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Kansas City-area restaurant scene in April. Most opening dates are tentative and can be pushed by delays in construction, licensing and other issues.
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Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Kansas City-area restaurant scene in April. Most opening dates are tentative and can be pushed by delays in construction, licensing and other issues.

The owners of City Market favorite Taste of Brazil are expanding with a new concept just two doors down.

Chicken Please is scheduled to open in mid-to-late May at 21 E. Third St., in the former City Market commissary kitchen.

Natives of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marco Rabello and Cristian Maciel came to Park University about 15 years ago on volleyball scholarships. After graduating they wanted to share the home-style cuisine they grew up on with Kansas Citians. So they turned to their mothers to create a menu for what would become Taste of Brazil.

Once again, the friends and business partners turned to their mothers for help on their chicken dishes, then tweaked some of the recipes: chicken-and-waffles, chicken pot pie, chicken Stroganoff, wings, chicken tenders, nuggets, chicken nachos and signature sandwiches — all using fresh chicken.

They said customers can dine in the restaurant or carry out. The owners also are planning a “family pack” with maybe 24 chicken nuggets and sides such as sweet potato fries.

But one chicken tender dish in the works — with vanilla ice cream and a glaze of honey or caramel — will have to be eaten quickly.

Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (the same as Taste of Brazil).

Taste of Brazil opened six years ago in the City Market and added a food truck in 2017.

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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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