- Top of the Crown to you.
Kansas City International Airport and the Kansas City Royals have collaborated on Top of the Crown Grill, a new restaurant run by HMSHost Inc., in Terminal B near Gate 58. The vibe is upscale sports bar and grill with food that fits the motif. There are wings, pulled pork sliders, flatbread pizzas and hot dogs (as well as bratwursts and sausages). There are flat screens showing sports and highlights from the team's history, as well as Royals memorabilia and a royal-blue color scheme.
For culinary history buffs, Charles Ferruzza informed me that the restaurant in the Westin Crown Center (most recently Benton's Prime Steakhouse) was called the Top of the Crown from 1971 to 1984. This is the second new eatery to open after security in Terminal B — Pork & Pickle arrived in June.