Today Eater returns to Kansas City, Missouri to focus on nine newish restaurants and bars that have been garnering some serious buzz. As like last time, restaurant blogger, photographer, and Kansas City resident Bonjwing Lee (also known as the Ulterior Epicure) has kindly shared his picks for the hottest openings from the past year or so.
So what's hot in Kansas City? Momofuku alum Ryan Brazeal has returned to his hometown to open his own restaurant (Novel), while Beard Award-winning chef Debbie Gold has left her post at the iconic American Restaurant to open a casual restaurant with a focus on open-fire grilling (Red Door Grill). Multifunctional spaces are on the rise, like a bar that's also a fish farm (Anton's Taproom and a sandwich shop that lives outside of a restaurant (Pigwich). Also not to miss are sausages at the farmer's market (Derr's Weiner Wagon), travel-worthy pies (Rye), and a coffee shop with a cult following (Oddly Correct). Below, the Eater Heatmap to Kansas City:Read More