Food News

Just a Bite: October

Chef Michael Corvino
Chef Michael Corvino

The latest updates in Kansas City’s food and drink scene

Betty Rae’s Brings the Booze

The menu at Betty Rae’s Ice Cream is a little more intoxicating since the approval of their liquor license. The ice cream parlor at 7140 Wornall Rd., known for fresh waffle cones and innovative ice cream and sorbet flavors, now features boozy shakes and floats, such as the Mint Chocolate Julep featuring bourbon, crème de cacao and mint chocolate chip ice cream or the Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat float featuring the cream stout and the ice cream flavor of your choice. Alcoholic items are available Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. and all day on weekends.

Clubbing It

Chef Michael Corvino’s next venture after he leaves The American Restaurant, where he has served as executive chef since 2013, will be the Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room. The restaurant will be located on the first floor of the historic Corrigan Station at 1828 Walnut St.

The 90-seat main dining room and bar, called the Supper Club, will focus on a seasonal menu of shared plates. The 18-seat bar will open onto a large viewing window into the kitchen. Live music will entertain guests every night, with solo artists during the main dinner hours and jazz combos later on weekend nights, tapping into Kansas City’s jazz history. A late-night menu will also be available until 1 a.m. on weekends.

The Tasting Room will be a separate area, a ‘jewel box’ seating up to 18 guests. Here, Corvino will serve a tasting menu of approximately a dozen courses, including wine pairings. Guests will also be able to watch the process as he and his sous chefs plate and expedite in a semi-open kitchen.

The Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room is expected to open in late January 2017.

Kemper Updates

Tony Glamcevski, the former general manager and partner at The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange, has found a new home at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. He took over as the director of food and beverages as well as event manager in late August.

In his new role, he’ll help guide the Kemper’s restaurant, Café Sebastienne, under the helm of Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney, as well as the Kemper’s award-winning special-events staff. Glamcevski brings 20 years of experience to the establishment with stints at Green Dirt Farm, Le Fou Frog and Lidia’s Kansas City among others.