What's new in the power and light district? (KC)
Great new places in the Power and Light District. What are they and when do they open?
District food places announced so far:
•Bice Bistro/Bice Cafe/Bice Lounge, with Italian fare at 14 E. 14th St., at the northeast corner of 14th and Main streets. Opening date not announced.
•Bristol Seafood Grill, boutique-style restaurant, will open at 51 E. 14th St. between Main and Walnut streets. It is slated to open for dinner on Feb. 26 and for lunch on Feb. 27.
•Chefburger, a locally owned build-your-own burger joint, is scheduled to open at 1350 Walnut St. on March 6.
•Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to open a location at 1370 Walnut St. the week of Feb. 25.
•Cosentino’s Downtown Gourmet Market, a 35,000-square-foot store planned for 10 E. 13th St., is scheduled to open this summer.
•Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que, family-oriented chain restaurant with full bar, will open at 131 E. 14th St., between Walnut Street and Grand Boulevard. It is scheduled to open on Feb. 22.
•Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, specializing in international, high-quality handcrafted beers, is scheduled to open at 101 E. 13th St. in early May.
•The Fudgery chain plans to open a fudge shop on the west side of Walnut Street between 13th and 14th streets. Opening date not announced.
•Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, brewery and restaurant, is expected to open at 100 E. 14th St., on the southwest corner of the Kansas City Live block, on March 10.
•Latteland Espresso & Tea, a locally owned operation serving coffee drinks, blended iced drinks, fresh fruit smoothies and bakery items, is expected to open at the corner of 12th and Main streets this summer.
•Living Room, a seasonal high-end outdoor lounge, is expected to open in the center of the Kansas City Live block courtyard in the spring.
•Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, restaurant and bar specializing in bourbons, will open on the second floor, west side, of the Kansas City Live block. Opening date not announced.
•McFadden’s Sports Saloon, sports fueled, Irish-themed pub, opened Nov. 9 at 1330 Grand Blvd.
•Peachtree Restaurant, a local comfort/soul food/Southern cuisine restaurant, is expected to open at 14th and Main streets in early April.
•Raglan Road Irish Pub, is scheduled to open the first week of March at 170 E. 14th St.
•Tangerine, a 7,500-square-foot restaurant formerly announced as ChinaBar, will be in the Kansas City Live block. Opening date not announced.
•Ted’s Montana Grill opened for dinner in early February at 101 E. 14th St., at the southeast corner of 14th and Walnut streets. It started serving lunch today, Feb. 18th.
•Tengo Sed Cantina, Mexican restaurant and late-night party place, is expected to open at 1330 Walnut St., on the Kansas City Live block, on March 7.
•Vinino, Italian bistro, opened in November at 1320 Grand Blvd.
From the press release
Chefburger Well known Kansas City chef and local entrepreneur, Rob Dalzell, will open his fourth Kansas City restaurant in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Dalzell, the owner of 1924 Main, Souperman, and Pizza Bella will introduce Power & Light District visitors to his newest concept, Chefburger, in Spring 2008. Occupying a 3,300 sq. ft space, Chefburger will be centrally located in the District, with the front of the restaurant facing the piazza area just south of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Previously announced tenants, The Fudgery and Chipotle, will be Chefburger’s neighbors. Chefburger will have a full bar with wine, beer and liquor and will offer outdoor seating where guests can enjoy the view of the fountain and fire feature in the center of the piazza area.
Chefburger is a BYOB (“build your own burger”) joint with a vintage feel and a customizable ordering process which allows diners to choose from four different artisan buns, vegetarian or meat patties, ten different cheeses, twenty-four toppings and eighteen sauces. Classic burger side dishes include fried green tomatoes, popcorn shrimp, mini corn dogs and fried sweet potato fries, along with a number of soups and salads to choose from. Topping off the meal are cool, alcohol-spiked (or not) milkshakes available in a multitude of flavors.
“Chefburger’s motto is ‘We are putting the burger on a pedestal….one patty at a time,’” said owner, Rob Dalzell. “Menus are printed on vintage paper bags, and hungry diners will pick up a Sharpie and mark off all the goodies they want on their burger and the side dishes to go with it. We will work very hard to give the people of Kansas City a burger stand to call their own. More importantly, we’re happy to bring even more local flavor to the Power & Light District.”
Tengo Sed Cantina: a good place to qwench your thirst, a bad place to grab a bite. Based on what I've heard about the restos in the P&L, I had low expectations for this place and I would call it marginal at best. The entire P&L was packed for the Police concert, so we ended up here because they had open seating. We ordered queso because they were out of fresh guacamole, and got (LITERALLY) the orange cheese that you would get from a ball park or Taco Bell. Chips were moist, the ones in the botom of the basket were wet, and not crunchy. Halibut tacos were fish sticks in a flour tortilla. Margaritas were fine and the 2 for 1 drink specials were, well, special. The place was slammed, so the service was iffy...but there is no excuse for orange cheese!