Ink Food & Drink

The Roasterie is coming to the Crossroads

The Roasterie will join Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room, a new concept by Michael Corvino, and Chewology Dumpling & Dough, in Corrigan |Station at 1828 Walnut St. The Roasterie plans a March opening.

Downtown Kansas City updates: new juicery, pop-up pizzeria

Ruby Jean’s Juicery plans to open in the Town Pavilion in March. Heartwood Pizzeria will do a weekend pop-up pizzeria in the new Plowboys Barbeque location in the Town Pavilion.

New restaurant by Country Club Plaza wants to be KC’s steakhouse

At 14,000 square feet, the new locally owned restaurant Stock Hill will be one of the largest in the metro area and offer such items as dry-aged steaks, Wagyu cuts and Akaushi short ribs.

Chaz on the Plaza names a new executive chef

Joseph Cizek, a Blue Springs native, will assume responsibility for menu development, sourcing of all food items, culinary team leadership, food quality for Chaz, hotel in-suite dining and banquets, and building the restaurant’s culinary reputation.

Sara Watkins isn’t afraid of challenging comfort, and her new album shows it

Sara Watkins, formerly of Nickel Creek, will play Friday at Knuckleheads. She’ll perform as part of a trio that also includes David Garza and Michael Libramento.

KC-area native Jermel Nakia guest stars on hit TV show ‘This is Us’

Actor Jermel Nakia has a recurring role on the NBC family drama “This is Us.” The former student at Lee’s Summit High School moved to L.A. in the mid-1990s. His mobile phone number is still affixed with the 816 area code.

These KC bartenders are elevating cocktails with smoke, olive ice balls

The art of bartending is getting a creative spin from these Kansas City bartenders who are challenging themselves to come up with brave new cocktail recipes.

What’s coming to The Roasterie? Production facility has plans for 2017

Westport’s Baked in Kansas City will open a bakery in The Roasterie’s production facility at 1204 W. 27th St. by spring 2017.

Waldo’s Summit Grill opens Tuesday in a larger location

Summit Grill more than doubled its space by taking over the former 75th Street Brewery and also will offer more menu items. Sister restaurant, Boru Ramen Bar, plans a January opening in Summit Grill’s former location.

Shrubs make for evergreen entertaining and gift-giving

Kansas City Canning Co.’s shrubs look like a party — or at least an intimate fete — in a bottle. The fruit syrups are perfect for the holidays.

Crown Center’s new Unforked offers fast, fresh and healthy meals

The first Unforked opened in Overland Park in mid-2011. It serves such items as crafted tacos, quesadillas, truffle fries, kale salads and akaushi burgers.

Antler Room’s owners gathered experience around the world before opening in KC

Nick and Leslie Goellner spent years in the restaurant industry — in Kansas City, on the coasts and even internationally — preparing to open their own restaurant, The Antler Room.

Main Street apartment building will be unlike any other in Kansas City

Delivery is expected in December of factory-built apartment units that will be stacked to become a five-story building at 3435 Main St. in midtown Kansas City.

Dessert-only operation opens Leawood pop-up but it’s relocating in Shawnee

The locally owned Dessertery hopes its Leawood Town Center Plaza location will become a permanent tenant. Restaurant openings in Lawrence, Olathe, Overland Park and KCK.

New wine shop opens in Union Hill

Underdog, which opened in the Crestwood Shops in mid-2014, is now open on the first floor of the new Loft Lifestyle McGee lofts. It specializes in family-owned, small batch producers.

Chef Joe West spills on his secret ingredient and favorite condiment

Stock Hill, the new Bread and Butter Concepts steakhouse, will open Dec. 1 in the former Board of Trade building just off the Plaza with chef Joe West at the helm. But it wasn’t long ago that West considered giving up cooking forever after a plan to open his own restaurant, Kusshi, fell through.

Grandview’s Songbird Cafe expanding to Crossroads with fresh juices, panini

Chris and Amy Geil plan an early 2017 opening for the newest location of the Songbird Cafe, at 1529 Grand Blvd. in the Crossroads. It will have farm-to-table and organic food options and later live music.

Growing amenities draw more dwellers downtown

They’re choosing life in downtown Kansas City to be near its growing arts community, creative venues and great restaurants. It is a style of living attracting native Kansas Citians, who grew up in the suburbs but like urban living. It is also provides a spot for transplants who have lived in big cities around the world, to feel at home.

KC a ‘hotbed’ of culinary activity and other 2017 food and beverage trends

Nation’s Restaurant News has listed “25 food and beverage trends to expect in 2017.” While trends used to start on the coasts and move to the Midwest, more and more they are starting in the middle of the country and moving to the coasts. Other 2017 trends include more grain bowls, fermented drinks and caviar-and-drink pairings.

KC a ‘hotbed’ of culinary activity and other 2017 food and beverage trends

Nation’s Restaurant News has listed “25 food and beverage trends to expect in 2017.” While trends used to start on the coasts and move to the Midwest, more and more they are starting in the middle of the country and moving to the coasts. Other 2017 trends include more grain bowls, fermented drinks and caviar-and-drink pairings.