Diners and drinkers in Kansas City have a diverse new range of options across the metro. The elegant, modern Crossroads Hotel debuted its centerpiece restaurant with Lazia this month, with chef Remy Ayesh constructing the menu for the refined, modern Italian concept. Nearby in the Westside, chef Carlos Mortera (The Bite) is serving up wood-fired chicken with his father, also named Carlos Mortera.

Beer drinkers will find a lot to like at both the burger-centric Burg & Barrel in Leawood as well as at the brand-new brewery Limitless Brewing in Lenexa. Also in Lenexa, Silo Modern Farmhouse is serving American comforts with golf club views. In Overland Park, diners can revisit Plaza III Steakhouse in its new, more southerly location.

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Elly’s Brunch and Café has closed on the South Plaza, as will the original location for Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters. Thou Mayest plans to open in a new “flagship” location next year.

In December, diners can first expect to visit the long-awaited bar and restaurant The Campground (located in the former Genessee Royale space), which opens Monday, along with Local Pig and Pigwich’s new spot in the City Market.


The Burg & Barrel, 5408 West 151st St., Leawood, Kansas, 913.444.0494, burgandbarrel.com

Lazia, 2101 Central St. Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, crossroadshotelkc.com

Limitless Brewing, 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 913.526.3258, limitlessbrewing.com

Lion’s Choice, 4049 Little Blue Pkwy., Independence, Missouri, 816.237.5655, lionschoice.com

Plaza III Steakhouse, 12631 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas, 913.339.9933, plazaiiikcsteakhouse.com

Poi-õ, 1000 W. 25th St., Westside, Kansas City, Missouri, poiokc.com

Silo Modern Farmhouse, 17501 West 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, Kansas, 913.278.0910, silocanyonfarms.com


Elly’s Brunch and Café, 4800 Main St., South Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters, 419 E. 18th St. Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.897.0505, thoumayest.com (closing Dec. 24 to move to new location)

Coming Soon

Black Stag Brewery, 623 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas

The Campground Bar & Grill, 1531 Genessee St., West Bottoms, Kansas City, Missouri, thecampgroundkc.com (opens Dec. 3)

Farina by Michael Smith, 1901 Baltimore Ave. Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, michaelsmithkc.com/farina

Local Pig/Pigwich, 20 East Fifth St., City Market, Kansas City, Missouri, thelocalpig.com

Mission Taco Joint, 5060 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, missiontacojoint.com

Ragazza, 4301 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, ragazzakc.com

Sandhills Brewing, 5612 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas, sandhillsbrewing.com

Strawberry Hill Brewing Co., 601 Central St., Kansas City, Kansas, facebook.com/strawberryhillbrewing

April is a Kansas Citian by way of New Mexico, worker bee, freelance writer and photographer, food, music, animal and travel lover.

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