Before COVID-19 shut down restaurants in Kansas City, Brewer’s Kitchen in Midtown offered the unique culinary experience of eating a hot and juicy beer-infused burger while enjoying an ice cold beer.
Owner Chris Riggins reopened his year-old burger and beer joint for carryout and patio seating only last week, and guests now have the option to enjoy a beer with their beer burger once again.
Riggins is smartly starting with a small menu that he will grow each week by adding another burger or sandwich until the entire menu is available. It is the move of a cautious yet experienced operator who wants to give his team time to slowly get up and running again. He equates it to having his grand opening all over again.
“We are keeping the menu small to start and each week we will add more items back to get closer to our original menu,” says Riggins. “Fresh food is important to us and this phased approach with the menu helps us ensure you get quality, fresh food. If your favorite menu item isn't back yet, have no fear – it will return eventually. Just keep following us on social media to hear first about menu items returning.”
This week, in addition to The OG beer burger, The Early Riser (topped with bacon and a fried egg) and a BLT sandwich, The Millennial is making its return to the menu with a juicy patty of beer-infused beef served on thick-cut country white toast with tomato, arugula and avocado.
If you order carryout online, the burgers and sandwiches come with standard toppings with no substitutions. But if you call in or dine in on the patio at Brewer's Kitchen, you can get a few cheese options for your burger or substitute a beef patty with a giant portabella mushroom.
Additional veggie options can also be found in the sides that are currently available from Brewer’s Kitchen, including their signature hand-cut French fries, fried Brussels sprouts (with or without bacon) and a side salad with arugula, spinach, tomatoes, white Cheddar and homemade croutons.
To drink, Brewer’s Kitchen is selling regional themed 6-packs of beer from breweries like City Barrel Brewing Co., Wichita Brewing Co., KC Craft Brewer’s Co., Free State and Boulevard. Quirk, the new hard seltzer from Boulevard, was also recently added to the menu. Guests can also get the house Margarita to-go, sold in both individual and larger sizes.
For now, Brewer's Kitchen is open for carryout and patio seating only, Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8pm, Saturday from noon to 8pm and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Watch their social media pages for new weekly burgers, beers and seating situations as they make their way back to their new normal.
Brewer’s Kitchen, 3107 Gillham Road, Suite 100, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.775.1274, brewers-kitchen.com