Two of Kansas City’s most hotly anticipated openings of the year came in July. First, J. Rieger and Co.’s major distillery expansion debuted to huge crowds on July 12, including its two bars/restaurants, production facility and historic exhibit. Also opening July 12 was Fox & Pearl in the Westside, featuring chef Vaughn Good’s open hearth cooking and fresh pastas. But there were also several more high profile openings worthy of note, including Rochester Brewing & Roasting Co., which opened its doors to coffee- and beer-lovers in the Crossroads. Just about a mile east, Thou Mayest made its return with Thee Outpost, located inside of the CollectiveEx co-working and art space. Pokesan began serving “sushi in a bowl” at 15th and Grand downtown, and the Boulevard Tours & Rec Center opened its adults-only “Rec Deck,” featuring full-court shuffleboard and canned beers. Finally, down in Leawood, Ironhaus Bierhalle and Garden began slinging “authentisch” German fare and beers alongside American classics in the former Paddy O’Quigley’s space. 

In August, look for the opening of chef Carlos Falcon’s Sayachi Sushi and Oyster Bar in Brookside, as well as Michael Corvino’s quick-eats spot, Ravenous, in the Crossroads, and the new ice cream shop, The Scoop at Martin City, from the owners of Martin City Brewing Co.


Fox & Pearl, 2143 Summit St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.437.7001,

Ironhaus Bierhalle and Garten, 5317 151st St., Leawood, Kansas, 913.601.3511,

J. Rieger & Co., 2700 Guinotte Ave., Kansas City, Missouri,

Pokesan, 1513 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.701.6120,

Rochester Brewing & Roasting Co., 2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.216.7181,

Thee Outpost (located inside CollectiveEx), 519 E. 18th St., East Crossroads, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.897.0505,

The Rec Deck at Boulevard Tours & Rec Center, 2534 Madison Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.701.7247,

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Grad School, 1744 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri

Ravenous, 19th and Main St., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri

Sayachi Sushi and Oyster Bar, 6322 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

Star Bar & Rec, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri,

Strawberry Hill Brewing Co., 601 Central St., Kansas City, Kansas,

Streetcar Grille & Tavern, 1580 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri

The Scoop at Martin City, 411 E. 135th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.808.7940,

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 7592 W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kansas,

Urban Cafe, 5500 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri,

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