Two of the most highly anticipated openings of the year are just around the corner. First, J. Rieger and Co’s exciting, ambitious distillery project in the East Bottoms’ Electric Park neighborhood opens this Friday, July 12. Also debuting July 12 is chef Vaughn Good’s Fox & Pearl, serving fresh pastas and hearty proteins cooked over an open hearth. Other recent entrants worth visiting are the “Cali-Mex”-themed Red Bridge Barrio in South Kansas City, as well as Waldo’s Brick+Mortar, and the poultry-loving Chicken Please! in City Market. 

April is a Kansas Citian by way of New Mexico, worker bee, freelance writer and photographer, food, music, animal and travel lover.