New in Town: Farina, Plate, Percheron & Fairway Creamery
In the New in Town series, our editors share spots new to the local scene– from food & drinks, to coffee, shopping, and more, the series will provide a glimpse into KC's latest and greatest.
Farina | 1901 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
Opened in early 2019, Farina is the latest restaurant in the Michael Smith legacy. With chef-driven, “Italian-minded” food on the menu, Farina mixes Mediterranean flavors with seasonal offerings to deliver the same casual elegance that Michael Smith restaurants are known for. Expect to find freshly imported seafood (hello, oyster bar!), homemade pasta, and an unparalleled wine list.
Plate | 701 E 63rd St Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64110
Italian food lovers can continue to rejoice with Plate’s reopening in East Brookside. Plate promises “remarkable experiences” with a menu full of punny names and locally-sourced ingredients. Between Italian flavors, Midwestern meats, and decadent desserts, your plate (no pun intended) will be seriously full. The owners of Plate are currently working on launching their late night lounge concept, Fiamma, to encourage guests to stay and enjoy their time in this luxurious yet welcoming Brookside setting.
Percheron | 2101 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108
With a winter like we had, we all deserve a good rooftop bar like the recently-opened Percheron. You can find this cocktail bar perched atop the Crossroads Hotel with a 360-degree view of downtown. Even better, you can find small bites and big drinks inspired by their summery atmosphere, including a few boozy slushies to really help you cool off. Head to Percheron for your next night out and be sure to get in a few rounds of bocce ball.
Fairway Creamery | 5938 Mission Rd, Fairway, KS 66205
You scream, I scream, we all scream– because Fairway Creamery is open! From the mind of Christopher Elbow, this brightly colored ice cream spot specializes in soft-serve ice cream and hand-crafted donuts. Expect to find dipped cones, stacked sundaes, and loooong lines at this soon-to-be neighborhood favorite. We won’t blame you for double-fisting.