Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A blazing summer hasn't slowed the pace of restaurant openings

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM

The neon sign guys are doing a brisk business in KC right now.
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  • The neon-sign guys are doing a brisk business in KC right now.
Diners' dance cards have been full thanks to a recent slate of new restaurants in Kansas City. What follows is a roundup of the places we've written about here on Fat City that appeared in the print edition today. It's a chance for you to check in on some of the places you might have missed, either because they've just opened or closed the doors.

Openings

The trout at Peanches.
Peanches (900 West 39th Street, 816-709-1032), the new restaurant from chef Ray "Pete" Peterman honors regional Missouri cuisine, with a salad of butter-fried chicken gizzards, a pork cassoulet under a cornmeal crust, and a Missouri blue trout in a roasted-lemon sauce served atop parsley-potato dumplings. Peanches, which has only 11 tables, is open 5—10 p.m. Tuesday—Thursday and 5—11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bo Lings
(605 West 47th Street, 816-753-1718) moved across Brush Creek after more than two decades in the Board of Trade Building. There’s a limited dim sum menu daily and a more elaborate service 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It’s open 11 a.m.—11 p.m. Sunday—Thursday, and an hour later on Friday and Saturday.

Minsky’s Pizza Café & Bar
(934 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-856-5252) is bringing a taste of Kansas City pizza to KU turf. The area staple opened its 14th location last month, with gluten-free pies on the menu. The pizza shop is open 11 a.m.—10 p.m. Sunday—Thursday and 11 a.m.—11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sugo’s Spaghetteria
(13386 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913-685-1667) is St. Louis restaurateur Michael Del Pietro’s opening foray in the Kansas City market. The restaurant’s Sicilian and Northern Italian influences inform a menu of fresh pasta, risotto and four daily entrée specials. Sugo’s is open 11 a.m.—9 p.m. Monday—Thursday, 11 a.m.—10 p.m. Friday, and 5—10 p.m. Saturday.

Aixois Brasserie (1006 Walnut, 816-474-0000) opened in the downtown loop in June. The second restaurant from husband—and-wife team Emmanuel and Megan Langlade features a number of the dishes made popular at their Brookside Aixois.

Port Fonda (4141 Pennsylvania, 816-216-6462) is now open in Westport. Chef Patrick Ryan’s Nuevo Latino cuisine, which first drew fans when the business was in an Airstream trailer, is now being dished up in a brick-and-mortar restaurant with a serious mescal and tequila list. It’s closed on Mondays; details at portfondakc.com.

The spider roll at Sushi By Me.
  • The spider roll at Sushi By Me.
Sushi By Me (307 Main, 816-474-5088) has arrived in the former Pieroguys Café space in the City Market. Chef David Nguyen’s inventive sushi includes the Crunchy Roll (eight pieces of crawfish salad and cucumbers topped with shrimp, imitation crab, spicy mayo and panko breadcrumbs) and a build-your-own option. Sushi By Me is open 11 a.m.—2 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and 11 a.m.—8 p.m. Tuesday—Saturday.

Oklahoma Joe’s (11723 Roe, 913-338-5151) has them queuing up in Leawood. The third location of the local barbecue juggernaut has a patio and the same Southern Pride smokers as the Kansas City, Kansas, and Olathe spots. Hours at oklahomajoesbbq.com.

Remedy Food + Drink
(500 West 75th Street, 816-361-9788) is the concept that has replaced Kennedy’s Bar & Grill in Waldo. Chef Max Watson, formerly of the Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange and Port Fonda, is kicking out a farm-to-table menu with cauliflower steaks, creamed corn made with corn milk, and free-range fried-chicken dinners. It’s open 11 a.m.—10 p.m. Sunday—Thursday, and 11 a.m.—11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Murray’s Tables & Taps (12921 State Line, 816-943-3333) is a pub with a serious food menu. The Reuben, made with house-smoked corned beef, is as thoughtfully made as the fresh-cucumber margaritas. A 50-seat patio awaits a day when the weather cooperates again. The bar is open until 1 a.m. every night, and the kitchen serves food 11 a.m.—10 p.m. Sunday—Thursday, and 11 a.m.—11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Closings

A moment of silence for Waids.
Lakeside Tavern (10551 Mission, Leawood) has closed after nine months of operation in Mission Farms. The restaurant space, previously home to Los Cabos and Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood & Steaks, is on track to reopen this fall as Rye, a new concept from Bluestem’s Colby and Megan Garrelts.

El Rancho (534 Westport Road) has picked up stakes and moved back to Columbia. The place for many a late-night nacho craver in Westport closed last month. The original location is still open in Columbia (1014 East Broadway) for those with a serious hankering.

Waid’s (6920 Mission, Prairie Village) has closed its JoCo staple. The once-popular neighborhood diner was a touchstone for those who grew up in this suburb. The last remaining Waid’s is still open at 1130 West 103rd Street.

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