Kansas City welcomed back an institution this month with the reopening of the Golden Ox down in the Stockyards District. It also welcomed several brand-new entrants, including the make-your-own fast-casual restaurant Freestyle Poke in the River Market, as well as American Fusion Café in North Kansas City. Leawood and Lenexa residents and visitors can also now visit Duck Donuts and the Pantry for classic bakery treats. Also in Leawood, Cacao Restaurante opened in its new location after a move to 103rd Street and State Line from 95th and Nall.
Port Fonda in Lawrence closed July 1 to make room for the American classics of Lark å Fare. Urban Café has also closed its doors at 4101 Troost Avenue and will be operating out of a food truck this summer until it reopens at 5500 Troost Avenue in a few months.
Alchemy Coffee & Bake House, 816 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas
Cacao Restaurante, 1046 West 103rd St., Overland Park, Kansas
Duck Donuts, 3630 West 95th St., Leawood, Kansas, 913.381.3825, duckdonuts.com
Port Fonda Lawrence, 900 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas (closing July 1)
Urban Café, 4101 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri (relocating to 5500 Troost Avenue)
Baramee Thai Bistro, 1810 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Missouri
Beignet, 3959 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri
Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, 412 Delaware St., Kansas City, Missouri
Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe, 4707 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, Missouri
Grinders, 733 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas
Our Daily Nada, 304 Delaware St., Kansas City, Missouri
Pearl Tavern, 1672 Northwest Chimpman Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri
Scarlet, 421 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri
Southern Charm Gelato Shoppe, 511 Nichols Road, Kansas City, Missouri