Freebirds World Burrito opens at 554 Westport Road Thursday, October 25. The first area location for the Austin, Texas, burrito exporter drew big crowds to Mission (6029 Metcalf) over the summer. The Westport location’s hours are 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.
The new 810 Zone in Lee’s Summit (1672 Northwest Chipman Road) opened at the end of September. The sports bar is open 11 a.m.-midnight daily. Happy hour, with $2.50 drafts and well drinks, is 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Homer’s Coffee House has crossed the state line, opening in the Red Bridge Shopping Center at Holmes and Red Bridge Road. This is the second coffee shop for the Overland Park mainstay; the original location is at 7126 West 80th Street, just west of Metcalf.
Bitterman’s Eye Candy & Vintage Market, a shop dedicated to antiques and old-fashioned candy, opened at 3107 Gillham earlier this month. It operates 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Soup makers might be more accurate than the Farmers’ Almanac when it comes to predicting the weather. Todd Schulte, co-owner of Happy Gillis and the Genessee Royale Bistro, opened a new soup operation, Uncommon Stock, with Bill Haw Jr. last month. Schulte made and delivered soups with his Happy Soup Eater business before opening two restaurants with his wife, Tracy Zinn. The soup selection changes weekly at Uncommon Stock (549 Gillis), in the “garage” space next to Happy Gillis in Columbus Park. It’s open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is set to open on the Plaza in the former 810 Zone space at 4686 Broadway in December. The new location features a wine-tasting room, wine clubs and a 300-seat restaurant.
Twin Peaks is changing the topography in Olathe. The Texas-based restaurant chain is set to take over the space at 14805 West 119th Street, formerly the home of My Big Fat Greek Restaurant. Its design is meant to evoke a mountain lodge — one that shows sports, offers draft beer served at 29 degrees, and employs women servers in tiny plaid tops and tinier khaki shorts.
You like sushi, you really like it. That’s the conclusion we can draw from Drunken Fish’s announcement of a second local restaurant. The St. Louis import opened in the Power & Light District last March, at 14 East 14th Street, and now plans to drop anchor in Leawood. It’s taking over the former Fo Thai and Soy Asian Cuisine space (4331 West 119th Street) in the One Nineteen development, with an opening expected next May.
Jalisco’s (in the Argentine neighborhood) has closed its location at 1411 South 26th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The location at 5000 State Avenue is still open.
After nearly three years of serving tea, cookies, scones and tasteful lunches at Shabby Hattie’s Tea Room & Boutique (113 North Main, in Parkville), owner Marcia Cherrito decided that the tea party was over. Shabby Hattie’s closed in September.
Chubby’s on Barry has closed, leaving Northland folks craving “the Big One” to find it at Chubby’s on Broadway (3756 Broadway).