Misc Crossroads News

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by brewcrew1000 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:55 pm

scooterj wrote:
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Glad they had it too - because while their beer is good quality - you're either drinking a fruity/sour/champagne thing or a heavily hopped pale/IPA. For my personal taste, I'd like to see some of these new places actually craft a friggin' brown/amber ale that's not hopped to death - and maybe mix in a porter/stout. I find heavily hopped beers to be relatively unimpressive, unimaginitive and unenjoyable. /old man rant.
Totally agree. I love craft beer and I'll check this place out eventually, but I haven't been yet because sours and IPAs are too overdone and I just can't get myself excited about it. Meanwhile there's only a smattering of ambers/browns/porters/stouts being brewed here, though a couple of places have started to get very good at it.
City Barrel wants to imitate Side Project Brewing in St Louis more than anything. So except a lot of Sour, Wild Ale, Wine Aged Type Beers similar to Side Project. One of the owners was very fond of Side Project Brewing and wanted to bring that here

I would expect beers like this at City Barrel in the future - http://www.sideprojectbrewing.com/la-fosse
http://www.sideprojectbrewing.com/abricot-du-fermier

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Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:59 pm

Had lunch at City Barrel on Saturday. Impressed with the operation and the food was excellent. I drank wine.

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Post by taxi » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:19 am

I went in City Barrel on 1st Friday and luckily scored 2 seats at the bar. The place was packed. The bartender did a great job and our food came out quickly. The pork chop was indeed excellent. The beer was very good, too, although the names are ridiculous. I was blown away at how smoothly things were operating at full capacity so soon after opening. I think this place will do very well.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by rxlexi » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:08 am

The beer was very good, too, although the names are ridiculous
Ridic AF

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Post by WSPanic » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am

rxlexi wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:08 am
The beer was very good, too, although the names are ridiculous
Ridic AF
+1.

We had to keep looking at the menu over and over. Wait, WTF was the Ahoy again?

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Post by KCPowercat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 am

They don't have the market cornered on obscure beer names

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by kcjak » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:12 am

The Cityscene article on the Hampton Inn mentions that a long-term deal was secured to provide parking in the lot to the south of the hotel between 16th and Nara. Does that realistically take that lot out of consideration for near-term development?

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Post by flyingember » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:29 am

kcjak wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:12 am
The Cityscene article on the Hampton Inn mentions that a long-term deal was secured to provide parking in the lot to the south of the hotel between 16th and Nara. Does that realistically take that lot out of consideration for near-term development?
It depends.

It's entirely possible to write a contract that allows them to buy it out or move where they park. The same owner has the large lot on the west side of Walnut in the same block and the two lots west of Main flanking 17th. I've seen plenty of examples where parking for hotels is a block away.

It's possible they could consolidate parking, put in a garage to share and build on every lot they own without breaking any contract.

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Post by Critical_Mass » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:34 am

Pirate's Bone plans to move into the space previously occupied by Brioche:
https://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/ ... 06b51.html

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Post by horizons82 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 pm

There's a plan in compass for a patio to be built on Tom's Town parking lot (1701 Main St)

No plans or attachments to know how big the patio will be...Would be nice to get rid of another tiny lot.

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Post by scooterj » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:35 pm

I just saw an announcement about a new bar planned at 120 W 17th called Oak & Steel. https://www.oakandsteelkc.com/ The owner is a local guy. If the address is right then that would make it the ground floor retail spot in the garage across from Webster House.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by WSPanic » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:26 am

Better than "17th Street Drinkery".

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Post by bobbyhawks » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:49 am

I have a consulting firm that will name your hipster business for you for $5,000. I have a set of about 500 rotating, currently precious words, and I use a sophisticated random number generator to combine two of them, ala Opal + Heart, Sage & Satchel, or Court and King.

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Post by missingkc » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:13 am

Perfect.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by flyingember » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:16 am

bobbyhawks wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:49 am
I have a consulting firm that will name your hipster business for you for $5,000. I have a set of about 500 rotating, currently precious words, and I use a sophisticated random number generator to combine two of them, ala Opal + Heart, Sage & Satchel, or Court and King.
I must assume you have 15 words for the color blue.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:52 am

I see more and more runners on Main Street all the time. It’s great to see renewed activity in the city, but it’s kind of awkward when trying to walk with someone else on the sidewalk and a crew of joggers comes barreling towards you. Has anyone thought about turning the alley between Main and Baltimore into a jogging trail? Is it still used for truck deliveries? Would need more lighting and proper running surface but could be a nice addition to DT.

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Post by Critical_Mass » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:55 am

The alley between main and Baltimore is still very much active. Used by rieger, farina, extra virgin, offices, condos and apartments on my block alone

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by rxlexi » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:55 am

I see more and more runners on Main Street all the time. It’s great to see renewed activity in the city, but it’s kind of awkward when trying to walk with someone else on the sidewalk and a crew of joggers comes barreling towards you. Has anyone thought about turning the alley between Main and Baltimore into a jogging trail? Is it still used for truck deliveries? Would need more lighting and proper running surface but could be a nice addition to DT.
Seems like as good a time as any to bring up the real need for a major urban core recreational path. Whether this is an extension of the existing and much beloved Trolley Track Trail or something else entirely. There is a nice little piece along the riverfront and over through the West Bottoms, a solid stretch along Brush Creek east/west, and some great singletrack in the wooded hills of Cliff Drive and Rosedale Park, but no central, accessible off-street path through the heart of the city.

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Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:02 am

rxlexi wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:55 am
Seems like as good a time as any to bring up the real need for a major urban core recreational path. Whether this is an extension of the existing and much beloved Trolley Track Trail or something else entirely. There is a nice little piece along the riverfront and over through the West Bottoms, a solid stretch along Brush Creek east/west, and some great singletrack in the wooded hills of Cliff Drive and Rosedale Park, but no central, accessible off-street path through the heart of the city.
I’d even take an on street stretch through Midtown. Have been asking councilpeople for years to connect TT to Penn Valley which already connects to the West Botoms and Riverfront. Can’t even get pedestrian crossings mid block Wyandotte for 39th, Armour and Linwood. Crazy dangerous to cross.

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Post by KCPowercat » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:04 pm

A wide recreation loop has always been a dream of mine downtown. Not that I would always use just that but I would be awesome.

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