KC-area restaurant, grocery and brewery updates for July: What’s coming, open, closed

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

Now open

African Dream Cuisine, Lenexa Public House, 8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa. Monthly weekend pop-up with next event July 12-14.

Andy’s Frozen Custard: In the redeveloped Metcalf South — now known as 95Metcalf South, 9535 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.

Brewer’s Kitchen, 3107 Gillham Road. Former Kimchee space.

Brick + Mortar, 7425 Broadway. In the former Tanner’s space in Waldo.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 197 N. Parker St., Olathe.

Conroy’s Public House, 12924 State Line Road, Leawood.

Domino’s Pizza, 534 Westport Road, in the former Pie Five Pizza spot.

Fresh Healthy Fast, 414 Armour Road, North Kansas City.

Front Range Coffeehouse & Provisions, 2718 W. 53rd St., Fairway.

Kate Smith Soiree, Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa.

La Huerta, 411 S. Parker St., Olathe.

McKeever’s Market & Eatery, Sonoma Plaza, 8800 Maurer Blvd., Lenexa.

PT’s Coffee Co., 1310 Baltimore Ave.

Racing Tacos, 3009 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

Rec Deck, Boulevard Tours & Rec Center, 2534 Madison Ave.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 193 N. Parker St., Olathe.


Cornbread Cafe, the Landing Shopping Center, 1336 E. Meyer Blvd. It plans to relocate.

Kaldi’s Coffee, Power & Light District, 1201 Main St.

KFC/Long John Silver’s, Waldo, 420 W. 85th St.

Waffle House, 1506 Main St., Grandview.

Coming soon

Andy’s Frozen Custard, 10641 State Line Road. Mid to late July.

Atomic Cowboy, Denver Biscuit Co., Fat Sully’s and Frozen Gold, Westport, 4140 Pennsylvania Ave. October opening

Bar + Rec, 1729 Grand Blvd. The outdoor area is scheduled to open in the fall.

Bibibop Asian Grill at 505 W. 75th St. in Waldo; in a multi-tenant building on the outskirts of Oak Park Mall, 11875 W. 95th St., Overland Park; and in Corbin Park, 6455 W. 135th St., Overland Park. August openings are planned.

The Big Biscuit, Westport, 4039 Mill St. Summer opening.

Blade & Timber, Power & Light District, 1303 Baltimore Ave. Late summer.

Blind Box BBQ, inside Nebraska Furniture Mart, 1601 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. It is scheduled to open before the holidays.

Cafe Corazon, 1721 Westport Road. Mid-to-late July opening.

Cafecito Lindo, 12219 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa. Mid-July opening.

Chai Tea and Beverages, Westport. No opening date was available.

The Combine, restaurant and bar, 2999 Troost Ave. No opening date was available.

DragonFly Tea Zone, 1809 W. 39th St. Mid-July

Evolve Juicery & Kitchen, The Vue, 7201 W. 80th St., Overland Park, hopes for a summer opening.

Flapjacks ’n more, Rosana Square, 7552 W. 119th St., Overland Park. Summer opening

Fox and Pearl, 2143 Summit St., by the owners of Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence. July 12

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 8817 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam (the site of a former Winstead’s). Later this year.

Freestyle Poke, 8708 Flintlock Road in the Northland. July 12 opening

The Garrison Cafe powered by The Roasterie, 512 Southwest Blvd. Coming soon.

Grad School, 1744 Broadway. The owner also has a Grad School restaurant in Springfield. No opening date was available.

Jonathan’s, 421 Westport Road. Upscale cocktail bar and lounge in the former Snow & Co. space. Early summer opening.

Lion’s Choice, 10313 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. October opening planned.

Lost Evenings Brewing Co., 16965 City Center Drive, Lenexa. Going through zoning.

Made in Kansas City, River Market, 324 Delaware. Retail shop and small cafe in a vintage streetcar. Summer opening.

Madison’s Neighborhood Eatery, 915 to 991 W. 44th St. No opening date was available.

McGonigle’s Cafe hopes to open in the former Eden Alley spot at 707 W. 47th St.

Meat Mitch Barbecue, Ranchmart North, 3600 W. 95th St., Leawood. Hopes to open by the end of the year.

Mickey’s Hideway, Westport, 4057 Pennsylvania Ave. In the former McCoy’s Public House space. September opening.

Mildred’s, relocating from 920 Main to the LaRue Building, at 908 Baltimore Ave., in late summer.

95Metcalf South, at 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, said it is in negotiations to sign Buffalo Wild Wings, LongHorn Steakhouse and Panera Bread.

Oak & Steel, 120 W. 17th St., will serve wine and whiskey, and have a couple of dozen beers on tap, many local. Early August opening.

Old Chicago Pizza + Taproom, 10920 N.W. Ambassador Drive for a fall opening. No opening date was available for another Old Chicago slated for the One North development at Interstate 35 and Armour Road in North Kansas City.

The Pairing: Crossroads Wine & Grocer, 1615 Oak St. Mid-August opening.

Parisi Cafe, The Vue, 7261 W. 80th St., Overland Park. Late summer or early fall opening.

Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe, 25 E. 12th St. The owner plans to open in mid-July.

Pirate’s Bone, closed at 645 E. 59th St. It plans to reopen at 2000 Main St., the former Brioche spot. No opening date was available.

Plowboys Barbeque, 6737 W. 75th St., Overland Park. Early August opening. It also has a new Lincoln, Nebraska, franchise location.

Pokesan Sushi, 1513 Grand Blvd., on the second floor above Koko Thai. No opening date was available.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has broken ground on two area locations: 12056 W. 95th St., Lenexa, and on the southeast corner of East North Avenue and Starlight Drive, just east of Mullen Road, in Belton.

Ravenous, Crossroads, on 18th between Grand Boulevard and Oak Street — in a new park area by the owner of Corvino.

Red Door Woodfired Grill: A Liberty location is scheduled to open in late August at 9705 N. Ash Ave. A Lenexa location, in Sonoma Plaza at 87th Street and Maurer Road, is planned for early January.

Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken, formerly Rise Biscuits Donuts, 6947 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village. Aug. 10 opening scheduled.

Rochester Brewing and Roasting Co., 2129 Washington St. Mid-July opening.

Rockcreek Brewing Co., 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission. It hopes to open in 2019.

Sayachi Sushi & Oyster Bar, 6322 Brookside Plaza. Late July.

Shake Shack, Town Center Plaza, on the site of the former On the Border at 5200 W. 119th St., Leawood. 2019 opening.

Shot Stop, Westport, 4120 Pennsylvania Ave., former Dempsey’s spot, late summer.

Slim Chickens, 6591 Johnson Drive, Mission (former Taco Bell). No opening date was available.

Sonoma Plaza, at 87th Street Parkway and Interstate 435 in Lenexa, said it will have several restaurant tenants: Culver’s (July 22). Then Chick-fil-A, Chipotle and Red Door Grill and Starbucks for early 2020.

South of Summit Taqueria & Tequila, 512 W. 75th St. Fall opening.

Stone Canyon Pizza, 504 N.E. 70th St., Suite A, Gladstone. Early summer opening.

Strawberry Hill Brewing Co., 601 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Late summer/early fall opening planned.

Streetcar Grille & Tavern, 1524 Main St. Mid-to-late August opening planned.

Taco Bell is under construction in the Shops on Blue Parkway at Blue Parkway and Kensington.

Thee Outpost in

Collective EX, 519 E. 18th St. A cafe serving Thou Mayest coffee products and pastries from local bakeries. July 15 opening.

Unforked, Woodside Village, 4719 Rainbow Blvd. Late summer.

Urban Cafe, 5500 Troost Ave. July opening.

Velvet Freeze Daiquiris, 1827 Vine, Suite B. No opening date was available.

West Bottoms Whiskeys, 1321 W. 13th St. Late July opening.

Worlds Grocer, 3967 Main St. No opening date was available.

Zavino, an Italian-themed restaurant, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, 3200 Ameristar Drive. New owners, Boyd Gaming of Las Vegas, plan a mid-July opening.

Coming later

Andy’s Frozen Custard plans to open in Overland Park’s Prairiefire and in Liberty, in early 2020.

Black Bear Diner, South Little Blue Parkway and Interstate 70, Independence, and 11981 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe. Late 2019 openings.

Cactus Grill, Bluhawk, and Antioch Road, Overland Park. Hopes to open in spring 2020.

Flow House, Interstate 35 and Armour Road. Spring 2020 opening (subject to two new hotels finishing construction).

Just Burgers, 13115 Holmes Road (by the owners of the new Martin City Coffee, just to the south). 2020 opening

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 4140 Broadway. Late 2019 opening.

Strang Hall, food hall and culinary incubator for local chefs, Edison District, at 7313 W. 80th St., Overland Park. A November opening is planned but no tenants have been announced.

Tom Colicchio’s food hall, Mission Gateway, Johnson Drive and Roeland Drive, Mission. By 2020.

T-Shotz, golf and entertainment complex, Metro North Crossing, U.S. 169 and Northwest Barry Road. Spring 2020 opening.

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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.