Spring is finally here, and to everyone’s relief both the winter and the COVID crisis at least seem to be thawing. While a wave of restaurant and bar openings is about to hit Kansas City, there are a handful of brand-new options already available to KC diners ready to experience something new, whether for takeout or even dining in.
In the Crossroads, The Stilwell, located in the new Loews Convention Center Hotel, beckons guests with skyline views, a smart cocktail menu and food options that incorporate a classic dining experience with a host of local ingredients. Just north in Parkville, The Baker’s Table has opened its doors, offering exquisitely decorated cakes and cupcakes, cookies and other treats.
Further south in Overland Park, Ssong’s Hot Dogs at 103rd and Metcalf is one of the first restaurants in the country to offer Korean hot dogs, crusted with panko and filled with unique options like sausages, cheese and even imitation crab, in addition to the more traditional hot dog. Aubrey Vineyards has also opened its expansive tasting room on its farm location in South Overland Park, welcoming guests to sample crisp white and rosé wines, as well as duskier reds. Finally, Cacao Restaurante has debuted its first food truck, Taco Cacao, located permanently at 79th Street and Wornall Road in Waldo. Here, guests can pick up al pastor, cochinita pibil and birria tacos and burritos, in addition to other Mexican comfort foods.
As we head into April, keep an eye out for the pending openings of Third Street Social in the South Plaza, Cliff’s Taphouse on Martini Corner and the re-opening of Poi-O in Kansas City, Kansas’ Argentine neighborhood.
Aubrey Vineyards, 16350 Kenneth Road, Overland Park, Kansas, 913.909.2926, aubreyvineyards.com
The Baker’s Table, 115 Main St., Parkville, Missouri, thebakerstablekc.com
Ssong’s Hot Dogs, 10308 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, Kansas, 913.486.5386, ssongshotdogus.com
The Stilwell at Loews Kansas City, 1515 Wyandotte St., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.897.7050, thestilwellkc.com
Taco Cacao, 79th and Wornall, Waldo, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.269.5569, tacocacao.com
Cliff’s Taphouse, 3044 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.569.2611, facebook.com/cliffstaphouse
El Gold (located inside Hotel Kansas City), 1228 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Missouri
Fountain City Winery, 1409 W. 11th St., Kansas City, Missouri, fountaincitywinery.com
Hook & Reel, 11721 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas, hookreel.com/location/overland-park
La Fuente Mexican Street Food, 2450 Grand Boulevard (Crown Center), Kansas City, Missouri
Ludo’s, 325 E. 31st St., Kansas City, Missouri
Made in KC Cafe, 325 E. 31st St., Kansas City, Missouri, madeinkc.com
Our House, 1815 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Missouri
Poi-O, 800 S. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kansas, facebook.com/poiokc
Providence Pizzeria Co., 415 Westport Road, Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, providencepizza.com
River Bluff Brewing, 201 Main St., River Market, Kansas City, Missouri, riverbluffbrew.com
Snooze an A.M. Eatery, 7000 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kansas
Society, 2040 Central St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.809.2058, societykc.com
Taylor’s Donuts, 1827 Louisiana St., Lawrence, Kansas, taylorsdonuts.com
Third Street Social, 5031 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, thirdstreetsocial.com