February 26, 2024

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A wave of restaurant openings hits KC despite staffing challenges

A photo of a dish from Bamboo Pennys

Photo by April Fleming

It is like the restaurant gods flipped a change. In the previous number of weeks, places to eat and bars have quickly turn into active (related: all people is also using the services of). And however the community is clearly completely ready to get out to eat and consume, it doesn’t signify that locations are open up the way that they utilized to be. Hours of operation at lots of dining establishments are minimal, with many open only for evening meal company later in the 7 days. On a the latest (and exceptionally rare) Saturday night time out, for illustration, my partner and I struggled to obtain any downtown/Crossroads/West Bottoms cafe that served foodstuff and beverages that was open up soon after 10 p.m. Town Subject matter was open, but had an incredible line with dozens of ready customers extending a full block south from its Broadway location (and while I love TT, there are definitely limits to that adore). On another Sunday afternoon, inspite of an empty eating room, my browsing mother and father and I ended up informed that the wait for a desk at a beloved neighborhood fried chicken cafe would be in excess of an hour—all thanks to a absence of personnel in equally the entrance and back again of house.

In addition, source chain concerns are even now affecting, nicely, every little thing. Diners must go into all dining places with the being familiar with that their beloved dishes might be additional costly, or even not out there. We just gotta roll with it. 2020 lives on!

Provide and demand is a weird issue. Someway, no deficiency of staff or offer is stopping everyone from opening a bunch of new restaurants in Kansas Town, from a plush new Thai cafe in Leawood to tacos in Prairie Village and a pub on 39th Street in Volker. Right here are a several of the city’s latest spots to grab a plate and a cocktail.

Burnt Ends breakfast skillet at Our House in Kansas City

Picture courtesy of Our Property

Our House

1815 W. 39th Street

Burnt ends French dip sandwiches, smoked rooster pot pie, develop your personal pasta bowls, and even a comprehensive breakfast menu are the functions at Our Property, positioned in the former dwelling of Black Sheep. Out Residence is owned and operated by Joe and Maggie Zahner, market vets who have dedicated to bringing a full diner to 39th Street. Our dwelling is open early, commencing at 7 a.m. Tuesday as a result of Saturday, and 8 a.m. on Sunday, and stays open up till 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 8 p.m. on Sunday. The cafe also serves a entire coffee menu, has its individual in-house baker, and even a barbecue specialist (smoked meat is a primary emphasis in this article). The beloved rooftop patio at this spot is also back in business enterprise. Master extra right here.

A photo of dishes from Bamboo Penny's in Leawood.

Photo by April Fleming

Bamboo Penny’s

5270 W. 116th Place, Leawood

Down in Leawood, restaurateurs Penny and Doug Mufuka have opened their latest Thai restaurant, Bamboo Penny’s, in Leawood’s Park Position (the couple also owns KC Thai in Overland Park and Thai Household in South KC). If you like tiki cocktails and dishes that incorporate sweet with the savory, this plush new spot could possibly be truly worth a go. Crispy duck served in mango sauce, fried rice offered inside of of a pineapple, pad Thai, as effectively as regular Thai-impressed curries, are all obtainable on the menu. If you like your dishes on the spicier aspect, be absolutely sure to enable them know.

A photo of food from Taco Republic in Prairie Village.

Photograph courtesy of Taco Republic

Taco Republic

4100 W. 83rd Avenue, Prairie Village

Taco Republic has officially expanded out of Westwood, and has opened its new Prairie Village location at 83rd and Mission. Margaritas, tacos, elotes, bowls, fajitas, and more—plus the big signature patio—are available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday,  11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Examine out the menu on Taco Republic’s site.

A photo of biscuits from Blu Hwy in Kansas City

Photograph courtesy of Blu Hwy.


5070 Major Avenue

Encouraged by the book “Blue Highways” by William Least Warmth-Moon, the new South Plaza restaurant BLU HWY aims to get you on some thing of a culinary highway journey across The us, providing vintage Americana with a modern-day flair and eclectic elements. Consider, for case in point, tempura-fried pork tenderloin with Thai chili mayonnaise, buttermilk biscuits with chile de arbol butter, sweet corn chowder with Hatch chile, and roasted rooster with soy-butter mushrooms, among the other dishes. The eating home is set to open up at a still-undisclosed day in the close to future. Area your order at BLU HWY’s site from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays as a result of Sundays.