Misc Crossroads News

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
earthling
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3897
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby earthling » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:30 am

Nice blingy braces.

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 12162
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 am

scooterj wrote:
TheBigChuckbowski wrote:Image



=D>


True fact: I once spent an evening in NYC with actress Parker Posey slapping my leg.

kucer
Alameda Tower
Alameda Tower
Posts: 1115
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:35 pm
Location: Armour Hills

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby kucer » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Would much rather see a place like Green Room down in the Crossroads than District that would likely not happen. Heck, I'd love to see a place like GRB down in Brookside/Waldo. Just a good place for a burger or sandwich with fresh ingredients that wasn't cookie cutter, some craft beer, nothing fancy or with an overly expansive menu.

Trying to think of a great bar/burger place in the Crossroads.

User avatar
wahoowa
Pad site
Pad site
Posts: 94
Joined: Sat May 02, 2015 2:57 pm
Location: CBD

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby wahoowa » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:25 pm

agree. i'd take green room over district and all of Flying-Yard-Hop-iPour-MO-Brew.

belfry is my burger and beer spot of choice in the crossroads. it's not the green room, but it covers most of the factors you listed above. utilitarian space and while the menu expanded a bit post-julian closing, it still manages to eke out a wider variety of flavors than the 4+ page menu options around p&L even though it has 20% of the actual menu options, which i like a lot.

User avatar
Critical_Mass
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 466
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:56 pm
Location: Crossroads

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Critical_Mass » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:23 pm

Brewery Emperial is another good beer and burger spot. Howard's has the best burger in the Crossroads, though not a bar, they do serve beer too.

kucer
Alameda Tower
Alameda Tower
Posts: 1115
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:35 pm
Location: Armour Hills

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby kucer » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:52 pm

Critical_Mass wrote:Brewery Emperial is another good beer and burger spot. Howard's has the best burger in the Crossroads, though not a bar, they do serve beer too.


Good call on, BE. I've been to Howard's couple times on lunch breaks...are they open on the weekends now?

Tapcade is a decent burger too.

kucer
Alameda Tower
Alameda Tower
Posts: 1115
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:35 pm
Location: Armour Hills

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby kucer » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:56 pm

wahoowa wrote:agree. i'd take green room over district and all of Flying-Yard-Hop-iPour-MO-Brew.

belfry is my burger and beer spot of choice in the crossroads. it's not the green room, but it covers most of the factors you listed above. utilitarian space and while the menu expanded a bit post-julian closing, it still manages to eke out a wider variety of flavors than the 4+ page menu options around p&L even though it has 20% of the actual menu options, which i like a lot.


I should give The Belfry another shot. It's been awhile.

User avatar
WSPanic
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3208
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:57 pm

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby WSPanic » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:48 pm

kucer wrote:Would much rather see a place like Green Room down in the Crossroads than District that would likely not happen. Heck, I'd love to see a place like GRB down in Brookside/Waldo. Just a good place for a burger or sandwich with fresh ingredients that wasn't cookie cutter, some craft beer, nothing fancy or with an overly expansive menu.

Trying to think of a great bar/burger place in the Crossroads.


There are two Town Topics and a liquor store. It gets the job done.

Anton's and Howard's both have good burgers. The Brick is a solid burger too.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 27638
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:14 pm

Tannin has a good burger. Corvino after 10pm. Previously mentioned Howards. Haven't tried BE or Belfry but I can't imagine those are bad.

User avatar
grovester
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3463
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Location: KC Metro

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby grovester » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:16 pm

I can attest to Belfry, Antons and Westside Local as all being delicious.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 15613
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:44 pm

so over "burger" restaurants. can't every great restaurant just serve a great burger and liquor (like, um, all of the crossroads restaurants)?

flyingember
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 5965
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby flyingember » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:23 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:so over "burger" restaurants. can't every great restaurant just serve a great burger and liquor (like, um, all of the crossroads restaurants)?

find consistent and great will follow.

I really doubt Town Topic would still be around if they couldn't cook the same quality of burger today as they did 80 years ago.

bobbyhawks
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3729
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:19 pm

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby bobbyhawks » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:03 pm

Anyone been to the Jacobson lately? I haven't been for some time, but their bone marrow burger was very good.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 27638
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCPowercat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:27 am

More district info. Supposedly catty-corner from la bodega and will be demoing a building and building new.

Can't think of what building they are talking about.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 27638
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCPowercat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:29 am

Unless they meant like across the interstate and taking down the old mixing bowl building?

mgh7676
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 am
Location: Garment District

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby mgh7676 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:38 am

I've heard it will be in the Mixing Bowl location. Didn't realize they were demoing, but makes sense. I hope they get rid of the front parking.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 27638
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCPowercat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:36 pm

yeah that building is doomed....and bad design. Glad to hear that's the spot.

User avatar
grovester
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3463
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Location: KC Metro

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby grovester » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:39 am

Tried Mission Taco and itap yesterday.

Not much to itap except a nice spot and a lot of beer, it will at least lessen the crowds at adjacent places on occasion.

Mission Taco was surprisingly good! Arguments about better local places aside, it's a great space with some damn tasty food. I noticed Jenn Tosatto was tending bar, I'll have to try a cocktail next time in stead of beer.

Very nice to see so many folks out and about on a random Thursday.

JBmidtown
Western Auto Lofts
Western Auto Lofts
Posts: 621
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:31 am

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby JBmidtown » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:16 pm

I was also down in the Crossroads (and River Market) yesterday and was pleasantly surprised by how much pedestrian activity there was on a sleepy Thursday. Downtown has truly turned a corner.

That said there is still so, so, so much more work to be done. The pedestrian experience is still seriously lacking in this city.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 15613
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:37 am

so many things: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 41202.html

▪ Novel will relocate from 815 W. 17th St. to a new building at 1927 McGee St. Depending on permits it could relocate as early as November or as late as March 2018. It will continue to operate at its current location until the move.

▪ Made in KC sells Kansas City-themed and locally made products in three retail shops and 10 area Hallmark stores. It is moving its offices from Prairie Village to 509 E. 18th St. by mid-September. It will then have a Food Truck Patio in an open lot next door, hosting three or four food trucks for lunch Fridays and Saturdays.

▪ The Abbott, 1901 Cherry St.: An event space that will seat up to 500 people. An early 2018 opening is scheduled.

▪ A Papa Keno’s Pizzeria franchisee has signed a lease for the former Snow & Co. space at 1815 Wyandotte St. and plans to open there by late September.

▪ Casual Animal Brewing Co., 1725 McGee St.: Kyle and Lara Gray plan to open the microbrewery and tap room by the holidays. Their tag line: Laid back beers that tap into your wild side. Kyle currently is assistant brewer at the Big Rip Brewing Co. in North Kansas City.

“This is an evolution of a dream I suppose. And the Crossroads is a vibrant, creative area with other organic breweries and distilleries,” he said.

▪ The Kansas City Clothing Co., 2020 Baltimore Ave.: Geoff Miles started the company in 2014 and had a pop-up in Leawood’s Town Center Crossing from November through August. His line, mostly T-shirts and hats, has a strong Kansas City focus from a portrait of the “father of Kansas City” John McCoy to Kansas City Superheroes (with a percentage of sales benefiting a local charity).

He hopes to have a soft opening during weekends in September and then be open full-time in October. The lower level will be a sales floor while an upper mezzanine will host promotional events.

▪ Afterword Tavern & Shelves, 1834 Grand Blvd., has scheduled a fall opening. The owners did not return phone calls.

▪ RedWether Collaborative wants to open an 18,000-square-foot, two-story food hall, featuring local eateries, at 1707 Locust St. in mid-2018. Chefs would sign leases of 18 to 24 months.


Return to “Downtown”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 9 guests