Interested in getting the lowdown on the newest businesses to open in Kansas City? From a Cajun/Creole bar to a modern Italian eatery, read on for a rundown of the newest hot spots to open their doors near you.
KC Daiquiri Shop
Stop by 1116 Grand Blvd. in Downtown Kansas City and you'll find the KC Daiquiri Shop, a new cocktail bar offering authentic New Orleans-style daiquiris and more. The newcomer — with a sister outpost in Dallas, Texas — also features Cajun/Creole-inspired eats such as cheesy grits, chicken wings and red beans with rice and sausage. (You can check out the full menu here.)
L'acqua Nails and Lashes
Wander over to 4155 N. Mulberry Drive in Briarcliff West and you'll find L'acqua Nails and Lashes, a luxury nail salon offering gel manicures, deluxe spa pedicures and wine to boot. Waxing services are equally on hand, along with nail enhancements and eyelash extensions. (See the full selection here.)
Farina is a new Italian spot that's located at 19 W. 19th St. The menu — helmed by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Smith — features modern Italian cuisine in the form of parmesan clam toast; duck meatballs with tomato-prosciutto sauce; and squid ink spaghetti with swordfish, yellow sun-dried tomatoes, saffron and Calabrian chile. (You can view the full menu here.)
Yarn Social is a spot to score knitting supplies and specialty art classes that opened recently at 1707 W. 45th St. in West Plaza. Come browse the store's extensive selection of yarn, enamel pins and more, or swing by for Social Hour — a weekly meet-up for fiber artists. (You can check out the full event calendar here.)
Baramee Thai Bistro
Last but not least, Baramee Thai Bistro is a new Thai eatery that opened recently at 1810 Baltimore Ave. On the menu, expect to see starters such as crispy spring rolls and golden calamari, while entrees range from pineapple fried rice and green curry to crispy garlic shrimp and pad Thai noodles.