Ink Food & Drink

New Argosy bar and restaurant bets on hops

99 Hops House Kansas City will offer 99 different beers at a time Some menu items also will have beer as an ingredient, like its nachos topped with Tank 7 cheese sauce It plans a July 21 grand opening

Chocolatier Rachel Freeman shows off her sweet ink

Rachel Freeman’s tattoo sleeve is almost as sweet as her job making truffles and other sweet delicacies at Annedore’s Fine Chocolates.

Vietnamese cuisine is the favorite, but Hawaiian is catching up at Bistro 913 in Overland Park

Locally owned Bistro 913 offers both Hawaiian and Vietnamese cuisine Menu items include Ahi Poke Trio, as well as Korean short ribs and noodle dishes Offerings at The Casual Foodie, a food truck and catering operation, include jerk chicken nachos, Dr Pepper BBQ wings

Prairie Village’s family-friendly Chocolate Frog is changing to upscale C. Frogs

Standees-The Entertaining Eatery reopened its restaurant as Chocolate Frog in mid-2015 Now it will be replaced by C. Frogs BBQ Steak Whiskey, which is scheduling a mid-July opening Menu items will include burnt ends, brisket, grilled fresh water trout, smoked red pepper pasta and New Zealand lamb chops

Snow & Co. shutting down Crossroads location in late September, reopening in Westport

The high-quality frozen cocktail concept opened in the Crossroads in late 2011 Now it plans to close there in late September and reopen at 421 Westport Road in early October HopCat craft beer bar and restaurant also is opening at 401 Westport Road

Kansas brothers build a bakery from scratch

Brothers Taylor and Reagan Petrehn combine their coffee and bread-baking skills at 1900 Barker, their artisan bakery and cafe in east Lawrence.

Longboards Wraps opens in Lee’s Summit, Brewbakers Bar coming to Belton

Locally owned Longboards Wraps and Bowls has opened at 506M S.E. Missouri 291, Suite A, in Lee’s Summit Brewbakers Bar & Grill is listed as a tenant for Belton’s Cedar Tree Shopping Center, now under renovation

Crossroads update: New tavern with ‘gritty glamour’; a lounge with manners in mind

SoT plans an August opening in a 1,000-square-foot space at 1521 Grand Blvd. Swordfish Tom’s wants to open at 210 W. 19th Terrace with a pre-Prohibition feel Homeslice Pizza wants to open at 1501 Grand with a rooftop deck

HopCat craft beer bar and restaurant is coming to Westport

HopCat said it will take a 10,000-square-foot-plus space at 401 Westport Road, with rooftop deck and bar The Crossroads’ Snow & Co. will relocate to Westport in late September

Donutology is coming to Westport with classic and miniature made-to-order doughnuts

Donutology also will serve Daylight Donuts Locally owned business will have a Roasterie espresso bar and interactive experiences for children It plans to open by late July at 1009 Westport Road, former home of Tower Dry Cleaners and Laundry

Liberty’s Rock & Run Brewery and Pub reopens next door

Rock & Run had planned to expand into the neighboring Bedinger Building The building was under renovation and collapsed in early May Rock & Run has reopened next door and will combine that space with its former location

Las Vegas-based ProteinHouse will be opening in Power & Light District

The fast casual concept is taking the former Genghis Grill space at 1345 Main St. It will offer items for a “healthy diet” including made-to-order signature burgers, smoothies, salads and bowls It plans to open around Labor Day, and area franchisee plans at least four more locations in five years

The Rockhill Grille plans a July opening in the former Cashew space in the Crossroads

The upscale American grill will serve sandwiches, salads, steaks and seafood Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opens in Westport Sportibles will open locations in the City Market and Ward Parkway

Republica is making a speedy transition to the Oliver

Rebranded restaurant, now an American-style tavern, will reopen June 16 The switch will take just three weeks But planning began in February

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opens in Westport

The Baton Rouge, La.-based company also recently opened locations in Lawrence and Blue Springs It offers fresh (never frozen) chicken fingers, its special Cane’s sauce, and sides like crinkle-cut fries and coleslaw The company also plans to open an Overland Park location this year

Q39 barbecue is opening in Overland Park and expanding on 39th Street

Rob Magee won barbecue contests across the country before opening Q39 on 39th Street two years ago He has purchased the former Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que space in Overland Park to open another Q39 there in spring 2017 Magee also is expanding his original location with a large two-level deck and indoor/outdoor bar

Kitchen Convo: Leah Shinkle @ PT’s Coffee Roasting Co.

Leah Shinkle of PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. talks coffee, competitions and cravings.

What is the Starbucks ‘Pink Drink’ that is taking Instagram by storm?

Something called the #pinkdrink has inspired nearly 100,000 photos and selfies posted to Instagram alone The bubblegum-colored drink is sold at Starbucks from its “secret menu” Starbucks fans say the drink is a remixed version of the chain’s Strawberry Acai Refresher

It’s National Doughnut Day; here’s where to get a free one in KC

National Doughnut Day is Friday and here are the places in KC that are offering a freebie

Wisconsin’s Toppers Pizza opening June 28 at Mission Crossing

Toppers Pizza is entering the market with a location in Mission Crossing, 6027A Metcalf Ave. Toppers makes its dough fresh daily and uses Wisconsin cheese Officials will be in town Friday to scout sites for a second location, possibly in Johnson County or Lawrence