The North Kansas City, Missouri, food-and-drink scene sizzled this summer with the opening of Repeal 18th Bar & Bistro, which brought a gourmet gastropub to the ever-expanding selection of eateries, bars and breweries in the area.

Edward Collins, the newly retired chief executive officer of Burlington Mattress Co., and his daughter, Ann Cook, completely remodeled the space, which boasts a sizable outdoor patio, a private upstairs lounge and a full bar and restaurant downstairs.

Executive chef Bryan Sparks offers a menu of small plates like pork belly nachos, scallop ceviche and monkfish corn dogs. The whiskey-focused cocktail list – including classics like a Whiskey Sour with J. Rieger & Co. whiskey, and seasonals like the Summer in NKC with Builder’s gin, strawberry, lemon and sparkling wine – is the work of bar manager Darrell Loo.

Repeal 18th Bar & Bistro, 1825 Buchanan St., North Kansas City, Missouri, 816.527.9819,

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