Ryan Wellfort & Vincent Parades, Black Sheep + Market

Vincent Parades and Ryan Wellfort met in the kitchen at the Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, and for the better part of a decade, they’ve been coworkers and best friends. At Black Sheep + Market, the new sister restaurant of The Farmhouse in Kansas City, the two are flourishing with total creative control. They run Black Sheep, handling day-to-day ordering for the restaurant and retail market, as well as menu R&D. Parades and Wellfort’s primary inspiration is championing local farmers for the menu and market, where diners can purchase farm-fresh products. The all-day breakfast menu includes chicken-fried chicken and biscuits and gravy; there’s a Kansas City hot brown on toast for lunch and pot roast on the dinner menu. (Photo by Zach Bauman)

Black Sheep + Market, 1815 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.541.3929, blacksheepon39th.com