Xroads James Beard District

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby earthling » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:29 am

kcjak wrote:I've never been a big fan of Michael Smith or his restaurant (felt more like a retirement home the couple of times I went) and this statement from him in the article pretty much sums it up for me: 'Sometimes you forget you want food to be delicious.'

I hope he finds his mojo again with Farina and I'll certainly give it a try, but a shame the current MS on such a prominent corner on the streetcar line will end up as an event space.


Extra Virgin is still great but agree that original MS restaurant has run its course. Is pretty common for JB caliber chefs to rotate concepts every few years, especially those that can attract investors.

KC needs a better range of decent Italian so should do well.

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:54 am

My guess is it won't stay an empty even space long....seems more like a transition to something else after launching this new place.

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby rxlexi » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 am

Looking forward to the new MS concept, and still enjoy Extra Virgin. Extremely disappointing that the prominent old corner space will be used for "events".

We've gotta be approaching peak "event space" in the xroads, right?

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 am

rxlexi wrote:We've gotta be approaching peak "event space" in the xroads, right?


Yes. Also "peak bank branch".

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby WoodDraw » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:24 am

I'm with KCP on this not staying event space for long. And yes, no one tell any banks it's available.

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby hartliss » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:23 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
rxlexi wrote:We've gotta be approaching peak "event space" in the xroads, right?


Yes. Also "peak bank branch".


And "peak co-working space".

Please no more freaking banks! Such a great spot and would hate to see it occupied by a bank.

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby mRoyal » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:29 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Need a dessert /pasty/coffee type restaurant in crossroads. Give people on a date anotjer destination to go after dinner.


Bizz and Weezy?

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby grovester » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:31 pm

Bazooka's got the pastys covered!

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:32 pm

mRoyal wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:Need a dessert /pasty/coffee type restaurant in crossroads. Give people on a date anotjer destination to go after dinner.


Bizz and Weezy?


If they added booze it would be closer to what I'm thinking.

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby WSPanic » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:24 pm

Booze and Weezy. Done.

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Re: Xroads James Beard District

Postby Highlander » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:03 pm

rxlexi wrote:Looking forward to the new MS concept, and still enjoy Extra Virgin. Extremely disappointing that the prominent old corner space will be used for "events".

We've gotta be approaching peak "event space" in the xroads, right?


Yes, that's very disappointing. I've thought that block or two on Main had one of the most urbane feels in all of KC. It's too bad we lose the kind of business the restaurant generated. That said, his new concept Farina sounds pretty interesting, something I will definitely want to try out.


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