“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” star Guy Fieri is back in Kansas City. Well, almost, anyway – the spiky-bleach blonde TV host – no stranger to town having featured local restaurants on his show several times – announced last week that he plans to open his first restaurant in the Midwest.
The yet-to-be-named restaurant is slated to open in 2019 in the Power and Light District. It will open in the space that was until last week the home of Cleaver & Cork, at 1333 Walnut Street.
Power & Light District executive director Nick Benjamin said in a press release that “the combination of one of the nation’s premier chefs and personalities, who has a long history with Kansas City; a brand new concept for Kansas City, the synergy of Guy with the energy of KC Live!, has us all extremely excited for 2019.”
As to what the restaurant will serve, Fieri hints only that there will be booze, and that there will be tacos. “I think this is the perfect opportunity to bring a unique, one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant concept to town,” he said in the release. “Let me just put it this way: If you like to party. And you like tacos. This is gonna be your kinda dive! [sic]”
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1333 Walnut St., Power & Light District, Kansas City, Missouri