By Kathy Feist
Discovering a new restaurant offers a lot of fun during the summer months. Below is a list of restaurants that have opened or are expected to open in the next few months.
Antojitos El Paradise- Authentic Central American and Mexican food. 11308 Blue Ridge Blvd. Opened May 10.
Burger House – Burgers, fries, chicken nuggets. 8301 E. Bannister Rd. (James A. Reed & Bannister)
Whataburger – Burgers, fries, and shakes. Bannister Rd & I-435. Possible opening in 2024.
Joy Wok Super Buffet – Chinese cuisine. 85th & Wornall Rd. Fall opening.
Hemma Hemma KC – Seasonal American cuisine. 7122 Wornall (former District Pour House + Kitchen). September opening.
Pizza Tascio – New York-style pizza. 409 W. Gregory (former Classic Cookie) Opening July 1.
City Barrel Brewing Pizza & Patio – Pizza and American cuisine. 120 E. Gregory Blvd. (former Bier Station). Fall opening.
Nick the Greek – Greek street food. Ward Parkway Center. Early July opening.
Peter Piper Pizza – Pizza. Ward Parkway Center. (former Hurtz Donut) Open in late June.
Meddys – Mediterranean cuisine. 6301 Brookside Plaza. (former Panera Bread). Late August opening.
Barbacoa KC – Mexican barbecue. 5500 Troost. (former Urban Cafe) Opened late April.
103rd & State Line
Exclusive Jerk – Caribbean cuisine. 10229 State Line Rd. (former Panera Bread) Fall opening.
Red Bridge Shopping Center
Berries + Honey – Charcuterie boards. Red Bridge Shopping Center (next to Caleb’s). Opening in September.
The Limit Pub & Grub – Bar food and pizza. 523 E Red Bridge. Opening early July.
RC’s Chicken – Now serving breakfast on weekends under new owners. 330 E 135 St.
Cookie Co. – Gourmet cookies. 13123 State Line Rd. (former Urban Grill & Poke) Fall opening.
Dos de Oros Taqueria – 13115 Holmes Rd. (former Martin City Coffee). Summer opening.
Dunn Deal BBQ – Texas/KC BBQ. 506 Main St. (former Leuks BBQ). August opening.
Poncho’s – 24-hour Mexican. 5805 Main St. (former Captain D’s).
The Real Grill – Sandwich deli. 1350 Main St. (new bldg next to Holt’s Donuts). Fall opening.
Dutch Bros. – Coffee drive-thru. 12115 Blue Ridge Blvd (new bldg next to Hardee’s) Fall opening
The Tupelo Catfish Co. – Southern cuisine. 12130 Blue Ridge Blvd. (former Peking Express) Opening unknown.
Paleteria El Charo – Mexican food and ice cream. 11902 Blue Ridge Blvd (former Health & Wellness Clinic KC) Fall opening.
InRoll Bistro – American cuisine. 501 Main St. Opened April 25.
Jersey Mike’s – Deli. 906 E. North Ave. Opened May 17.
Scooters – Coffee. 211 E North Ave. July opening.
The Other Place – Sports bar and pizzeria. 311 N. Cedar St. Fall opening.
B’s Bagels & Bialys – Bagels. 100 Main Street suite C. Opening undetermined