In November, Kansas City welcomed one of the world’s best-known chefs when Gordon Ramsay was on hand to open Gordon Ramsay Steak in Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, where his team serves up Ramsay’s much-loved Beef Wellington and sticky toffee cake, among many other items. But that certainly wasn’t the end of new options for diners to try. In Leawood, Paros Estiatario offers modern takes on Greek classics made with sustainable seafood and local produce, while diners north of the river can sample authentic Vietnamese dishes at Linh’s Vietnamese Cuisine. In the Crossroads, fans of chef Michael Corvino no longer have to wait to try the menu from his upcoming fast-casual counter, Ravenous, as he has begun offering burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and mushroom sandwiches for delivery or takeout ahead of Ravenous’ official spring opening.
This month we also said goodbye to Jonathan Justus’ and Camille Eklof’s Black Dirt, though the two promise exciting news in the near future. Arthur Bryant’s at the Legends also closed its doors after 15 years (its original location remains unchanged), and Parlor’s Yaki-Ya, the Japanese okonomiyaki counter, also shuttered, the second of Parlor’s original concepts to close this year.
In December, diners and drinkers can anticipate the opening of Strang Hall, the talent-stacked Overland Park food hall in downtown Overland Park. Atomic Cowboy, the Denver-based bar affiliated with Denver Biscuit Co., is slated to open, with Denver Biscuit Co. to follow in January.
Linh’s Vietnamese Cuisine, 1447 Independence Ave., Suite 135, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.298.1552, linhscuisine.com
Paros Estiatorio, 10561 Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas, 913.544.1262, parosleawood.com
Arthur Bryant’s, 1702 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kansas
Black Dirt, 5070 Main St., South Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri
Yaki-Ya (located inside Parlor), 1707 Locust St., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri
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
Jerusalem Café, 515 Westport Road (moving from 431 Westport Road), Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, jerusalemcafe.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
Strawberry Hill Brewing Co., 601 Central St., Kansas City, Kansas, facebook.com/strawberryhillbrewing
Sweet Combforts & Wingman Café, 4117 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Missouri