PepperJax Grill’s food truck comes to KC; The Point resolves liquor license issue

PepperJax’s Philly Express food truck set up this week at 24th and Holmes.
PepperJax’s Philly Express food truck set up this week at 24th and Holmes.

Omaha’s PepperJax Grill is testing one of its food trucks in the Kansas City area.

The Philly Express set up this week at Truman Medical Centers at 24th and Holmes, as well as in downtown and Waldo, looking for the best fit.

The company has been operating two food trucks in the Minneapolis area for more than two years. The trucks serve made-to-order items from a limited menu — Philly cheesesteak sandwiches (steak, chicken or veggie) and fries — along with drinks.

Locations will be announced on its Facebook page or on Twitter at @PJaxExpress

The company also has a dozen restaurants in the Kansas City metro, St. Joseph and Lawrence.

Problems at The Point

The Kansas City Liquor Control Board of Review had planned to hold a hearing Monday to determine if the liquor licenses and permits of The Point, at 917 W. 44th St., should be revoked.

Jim Ready, Regulated Industries Division manager, said there were “multiple ordinance violations that have taken place at or stemmed from this business.”

He said the meeting has been canceled since the owners of the Point agreed this week to give up their 3 a.m. liquor license.

“So now the operation’s hours will be 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sundays,” he said.

Most of the problems took place in the early hours of Monday morning, Ready said, “way too many.”

The owners of the Point declined to comment.

Leawood’s Blanc adds coffee

Blanc Burgers + Bottles in Mission Farms, 10583 Mission Road, Leawood, has added a new coffee service.

It is serving coffee by The Roasterie, including lattes and cappuccinos, as well as Blanc’s own Roasterie custom blend. It also will have daily pastries and croissants.

It is now opening at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday for the coffee bar and coffee will be served all day.

Blanc also plans to open earlier on weekends with a hot breakfast menu.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC