Back in February, Charles Ferruzza talked to Brazeal about his plans for the new American restaurant. Novel has had plenty of hype before opening with Momofuku chef David Chang tweeting a message of support in June to his former sous chef. The initial menu is online with a Crispy Egg starter (tripe, chipotle and bacon hush puppies) and Country Rib Chop (spicy pork belly ragu, rice Spaetzle, and baby bok choy). Novel takes reservations and walk-ins. It's open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The phone number is 816-221-0785.