Carlos R. Mortera is already beloved in Kansas City for his Mexican-Korean sandwich spot, The Bite. He recently opened a new concept, Poi-ō, with his father, Carlos F. Mortera, on the Westside, focusing on wood-fired chicken.
Colorful, fast and reasonably priced, Poi-ō serves whole and half birds with housemade pickles, tortillas and salsa verde. Filipino pork rib adobo and fire-roasted vegetables are also on offer, along with sides like potato salad, red cabbage slaw, elote salad and kimchi fried rice.
Poi-ō, 1000 W. 25th St., Westside, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.809.1900, poiokc.com