‘Stoked’ Oregon coffee chain, local beef in South OP and more restaurant news for November 2021

Photo courtesy of Dior

Fall restaurant and bar openings in Kansas City include a drive-thru coffee shop from Southern Oregon and a post-pandemic revival from Crossroads Hotel.  New Amsterdam  Kansas City is about to get just a little more stoked with the help of an Oregon import. Dutch Bros. Coffee is a chain of drive-thru coffee shops from sunny… Continue reading ‘Stoked’ Oregon coffee chain, local beef in South OP and more restaurant news for November 2021

Minibar will host a festival dedicated to notoriously bitter Malört

If you’ve tried Malört, you know it’s comparable to chewing the pages of a two-hundred-year-old library book. Or, as local food writer and Pitch restaurant critic Liz Cook says, “The shot tastes like asphalt and citronella, like licking the floor of a shop that sells tires.” That quote comes from someone who likes Malört—so much… Continue reading Minibar will host a festival dedicated to notoriously bitter Malört

Jason Sudeikis Day is October 18 in Overland Park

Jason Sudeikis accepts the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 73rd Emmys/Screenshot from awards

Overland Park will officially declare October 18 as “Jason Sudeikis Day.” The Ted Lasso star, who recently won an Emmy and Golden Globe for his new hit show, is being honored for his continued commitment to his hometown.  Sudeikis, a Shawnee Mission West grad and Overland Park native, has been active in local charities and… Continue reading Jason Sudeikis Day is October 18 in Overland Park

Not all bluestem grass is good for the prairie

Photo by Kim Horgan

If you look out the window while driving through the rolling expanses of the Flint Hills, you’ll see some of the best views Kansas has to offer—rolling hills full of native grasses and wildflowers that give the area its unique beauty. However, that beauty could soon be lost because of a subtle, unexpected and serious threat: Old World bluestem, an invasive… Continue reading Not all bluestem grass is good for the prairie