Today, Eater returns to Kansas City to focus on 12 newish restaurants and bars that are garnering some serious buzz. Liz Cook, restaurant critic for Kansas City’s the Pitch, has kindly shared her picks for the hottest openings from the past 12 months or so.
“In a year of record restaurant openings, the Kansas City food scene has held onto its independent spirit, and chef-owned eateries are leading the charge,” says Cook. “If this year’s hottest spots are any indication, local diners’ tastes seem to be shifting away from sprawling menus and black-tie comfort food toward smaller, focused menus and new-to-KC cuisines.”
On her list, a vibrant new food hall (Parlor), a self-proclaimed “mostly Jewish deli” (Broadway Deli), and a classic-style steakhouse complete with wood paneling and tufted black leather (Golden Ox.)
And with that, behold, the Eater Heatmap to Kansas City.Read More