As we start to shake off the doldrums of winter, a handful of openings have enticed Kansas Citians out of their homes to eat and drink. February’s biggest opening was perhaps that of the Denver-based Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, which serves boozy breakfast options every day of the week in a colorful, friendly Westport location. Notable as well was the opening of South of Summit Taqueria and Tequila, the street food-inspired latest addition to the lineup of restaurants from the Summit Restaurant Group (Boru Ramen, Summit Grill, Pearl Tavern and Third Street Social).
In the Crossroads, wine-lovers have a new premium grocery to visit in The Pairing Wine & Grocer. Here, diners can pick up upscale grocery items before visiting the wine bar in the back of the space for wine by the glass as well as a selection of cheese and charcuterie boards. Just a few blocks away, Sushi Mo! opened its stall at Parlor, serving fresh sushi, dumplings and mochi. In Hospital Hill, Oh! Café opened in the former Café Europa location, serving breakfast fare and pastries, pizzas, paninis and burgers. Finally, out in Lawrence, Big Mill, which serves Detroit-style pizza alongside thoughtful cocktails, is proving to be a hit.
Along with the arrival of Spring, it appears a small restaurant boomlet is on the way for Kansas City. Duck & Roll, which will serve Hong-Kong style dim sum, will be opening on March 24 in the South Plaza area. Chef Michael Corvino, fresh off another James Beard nomination, will be officially opening his lunch counter, Ravenous, in the courtyard of Corrigan Station. Much of the action will also be in Westport, with the opening of the Denver-based Atomic Provisions concept. This quasi-food hall and bar includes Atomic Cowboy (a cocktail and beer bar), Denver Biscuit Co. Fat Sully’s (serving pizza) and Frozen Gold (frozen yogurt), all under one roof at 41st and Pennsylvania.
Oh! Cafe, 2976 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.569.2021, ohcafeunionhill.com
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 4140 Broadway Road, Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.601.3500, snoozeeatery.com
Sushi Mo!, 1707 Locust (inside of Parlor Food Hall), Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, sushimokc.com
The Pairing Crossroads Wine & Grocer, 1615 Oak St., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, loc8nearme.com/missouri/kansas-city/the-pairing-crossroads-wine-and-grocer/5563639/
Lark a Fare, 900 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas
Apogee Coffee & Draft, 670 N. Central St., Olathe, Kansas, apogeekc.com
Atomic Cowboy, 4144 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, atomiccowboy.net
Banksia Bakehouse, 4800 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri
The Big Biscuit, 4039 Mill St., Kansas City, Missouri, bigbiscuit.com
Brookside Beef Co., 751 East 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri
Brookside Sushi, 408 East 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri
Denver Biscuit Company, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, denbisco.com
Duck & Roll, 4800 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, duckandrollkc.com (opening March 24)
Fat Sully’s, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, fatsullys.com
Frozen Gold, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, frozen-gold.com
Incredible Pizza Company, 13110 West 62nd Terr., Shawnee, Kansas
Ramsey’s Burgers, 13115 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri, ramseysburgers.com
Rockcreek Brewing Company, 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas
Tay’s Burger Shack, 7724 W. 151st St., Overland Park, Kansas
Verdigris Cocktail Lounge, 5245 W. 116th Pl., Leawood, Kansas