Current - News & Events

Have you been to these 3 KC restaurants on national ‘best’ & ‘must-try’ lists? – The KC Star

August 16th, 2017

August 16, 2017 By Joyce Smith Three area restaurants have made two national “best” restaurant lists this week. Business Insider, a New York-based international news website, posted its “best restaurant in every state” list on Tuesday. The compilation was created by sifting through James Beard award nominations, expert reviews, local recommendations and its own list of best […]

Read More

Q39 South Opens for Lunch Today in Overland Park – Feast Magazine

August 14th, 2017

Johnson County should be able to see the smoke and smell the mouth-watering aroma of barbecue in the air today. Q39 South opens its doors for lunch, serving award-winning championship barbecue at its brand-new outpost. Q39 South is located in the former Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que, and the 7,191-square-foot space has been completely remodeled inside and out. It features […]

Read More

Overland Park, the wait is almost over; Q39 South opens Monday – The KC Star

August 11th, 2017

August 11, 2017 By Joyce Smith Three years after opening Q39 barbecue in midtown, chef and owner Rob Magee is expanding the popular concept in a bigger way to Overland Park. Magee said he looked for three things when selecting his second location: an already established area with plenty of residents, office buildings for lunch customers, and hotels […]

Read More

10 Must-Try Restaurants for the Solar Eclipse – Zagat

August 8th, 2017

August 8, 2017 By Sara Ventiera On August 21, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun, and for the first time since 1979, the totality of a solar eclipse will be visible from the continental United States. Starting on the Oregon coast in the morning, then moving east across 14 states, this is the […]

Read More

Interview with Instagram Food Account Kcplates

July 28th, 2017

July 28, 2017 By Mehr Shah Anyone who’s anyone in Kansas City follows kcplates on Instagram. kcplates has helped the entire city enjoy “KC’s best culinary works, one plate at a time.” With more than 9,000 followers (almost to 10k guys, let’s help a friend out), kcplates has become everyone’s go to guide for navigating […]

Read More

‘Raising the BBQ’ takes Kansas City cuisine to new heights

July 22nd, 2017

July 22, 2017 By Kera Mashek KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A party at 18th and Vine Saturday went straight to the top. A picnic table was hoisted 40 feet in the air above the jazz district. It was a spectacle brought to life by Dixie Ultra paper plates called “Raising the BBQ” “I saw it […]

Read More

Commercial for paper plates with tightrope walkers creates spectacle at 18th and Vine

July 21st, 2017

July 21, 2017 By Ellen Cagle Acrobats will be flying high Saturday over 18th and Vine, carrying massive plates of barbecue. Really. The performance, called “Raising the BBQ,” is part of an advertisement for Dixie Ultra paper plates. To test the plates’ durability, five acrobats will walk a 125-foot tightrope, each holding 2 pounds of […]

Read More

JoCo updates: Q39 sets opening; Pizzabella closes; Starbucks coming to Oak Park Mall

July 6th, 2017

July 6, 2017 By Joyce Smith Barbecue restaurant Q39 has announced a Sept. 1 opening for its new Overland Park location. But owner Rob Magee said it could open even sooner. Magee purchased the former Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que building and land at 11051 Antioch Road in Overland Park. He has spent the last year on a major interior and exterior […]

Read More

Trend Alert: Low-Proof Shim Cocktails Pack Just as Much Flavor

June 29th, 2017

June 29, 2017 By Natalie Gallagher Q39 “The [low-ABV] trend has been coming for a while,” says cocktail maven Jenn Tosatto, formerly of Q39, The Rieger and Dempsey’s Burger Pub in the Kansas City area. “With the rise of craft-cocktail culture, people have moved out of drinking to get drunk into more drinking for enjoyment and […]

Read More

7 Best “Finger Lickin” Ribs in Kansas City

June 14th, 2017

June 14, 2017 By Lauren Morley When you think of Kansas City, you think of barbecue. No great barbecue joint is complete without a signature rack of ribs. Check out this list of the best places to enjoy some “finger lickin” ribs in Kansas City. 1. Gates Bar-B-Q If you are looking for a place […]

Read More