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THE DISH WITH ANN

The Dish With Ann – Strang Hall

With its Scandinavian sleek and industrial minimalist design, Strang Hall is the cool new chef collective in downtown Overland Park. Named after William B. Strang, Jr., who platted Overland Park and was considered its founder at the turn of the last century, Strang Hall has six different chef-driven restaurants under one roof, along with a […]

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The Dish With Ann – Sayachi

Sayaka Gushi Falcon is the owner of the new sushi and oyster spot, Sayachi, in Brookside, along with her husband, Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho fame. She may be one of the hardest working and one of the smartest people in the local restaurant business. Her day job? She is an actuary for Sun Life […]

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The Dish With Ann – Urban Cafe

One of the joys of living in Our Town right now is the plethora of quality, home grown restaurants that serve farm to table, locally sourced produce, fruit, and meat, in addition to vegan, organic menu items. Add the newly opened Urban Cafe to the top of your list. Owner and Chef Justin Clark was […]

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The Dish With Ann – French Market

The cuisine scene in Prairie Village has become even more extraordinaire, thanks to the July move of the already popular French Market into the now-shuttered Pinot’s Palette. And the secret to its success? Well, that’s truly a Quillec family affair.  Joanne and Patrick Quillec have been making their French presence known in Our Town since […]

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The Dish with Ann – Poi-ō

Tucked off Southwest Boulevard, Poi-ō – a play on the enunciation of the Spanish word for chicken, pollo – has a hipster vibe that is obviously attractive to the non-stop flow of customers. This fast casual restaurant has a counter for ordering, a clean, simple decor, communal seating, and is festooned with floor to ceiling […]

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The Dish with Ann – Fox and Pearl

Vaughn Good, chef and co-owner of Fox and Pearl, originally thought he wanted to do a deep dive into molecular gastronomy while attending the French Culinary Institute in New York City in 2011. Then he met a professor who was passionate about charcuterie, curing meats and sausages, and Vaughn did a 180-degree professional pivot. After […]

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The Dish with Ann – Afterword Tavern & Shelves

“One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams.” John Milton There might be a night when you just want to curl up with your laptop and tweak your work presentation, sipping a glass of Sean Minor Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon, while sitting at a long, custom-made bar. […]

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The Dish With Ann – Q39

When Chef Rob Magee opened up Q39 at the original 39th street location five years ago, barbeque lovers instantly knew there was a hot, smokin’ talent in town. Lines formed outside the restaurant, and the positive online, newspaper, and magazine reviews (Zagat!) piled up higher than five slabs of ribs. But Rob was not just […]

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The Dish With Ann – Black Sheep + Market

Co-owner and Chef Michael Foust feels fortunate that his restaurant, Black Sheep + Market, is located in the same spot as one of Our Town’s iconic, now-shuttered bistros, Cafe Allegro. Said Michael: “Owner Steve Cole was really at the forefront of farm to table culinary excellence in Kansas City. I respected the heck out of […]

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