As we turn the corner into 2020, Kansas Citians have a handful of new options for food and drink, with much more to come early in the new year. Perhaps the most notable opening was that of Strang Hall, the metro’s newest food hall, which debuted in late December. It features concepts from six chefs – Mark Dandurand, Chad Tillman, Remy Ayesh, Anourom Thomson, Erin Basset and Jonathan Ponzer – who offer food that ranges from Laotian-American dishes to locally-sourced superfoods.
Diners can also opt to head to KCK to try Brown Sugar Chicken & Donuts, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesday through Sunday. In Westport, Jerusalem Café also debuted its new location, having moved from just down the street into a far more modern, updated and brighter space.
It was a surprise to many that we will be saying goodbye to Hogshead KC on The Plaza after two years in business. The restaurant, which has been featured in each Feast 50 edition (particularly for its burger) since it opened, will be open through Jan. 5. Foo’s Fabulous Café in Leawood also closed its doors on Christmas Eve.
In January, diners can expect the opening of South of Summit, the newest concept from the Summit Restaurant Group opened by Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy (Summit Grill, Pearl Tavern, Third Street Social), as well as Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, in Westport. Also in Westport, the Atomic Provisions group is preparing to open its own food hall at 4144 Pennsylvania Ave. (across the street from Ça Va). This space will include the bar Atomic Cowboy, Denver Biscuit Co., pizza from Fat Sully’s and Frozen Gold, serving towering, decadent frozen yogurt.
Jerusalem Café, 515 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.442.8655, jerusalemcafe.com
Foo’s Fabulous Café, 9421 Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas
Hogshead KC, 4743 Pennsylvania Ave, Westport, Kansas City, Missouri (closing Jan. 5)
Another Broken Egg Cafe, 13386 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas (opening Jan. 20)
Atomic Cowboy, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave. Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, atomiccowboy.net
Denver Biscuit Co., 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, denbisco.com
The Big Biscuit, 4039 Mill St., Kansas City, Missouri, bigbiscuit.com
Fat Sully’s, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, fatsullys.com
Frozen Gold, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, frozen-gold.com
Hawaiian Bros Island Grill, 101 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Missouri, hawaiianbros.com
KC Smoke Burger, 431 Westport Road, Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, smokeburgers.com
South of Summit Taqueria & Tequila, 512 W. 75th St., Kansas City, Missouri, southofsummit.com
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 4140 Broadway Road, Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, snoozeeatery.com
Sweet Combforts & Wingman Café, 4117 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri