Downtown Dish to begin serving this Friday

Beginning this Friday at high noon, you are invited to sit down with Downtown chefs, bartenders, retailers and artists over lunch via the Downtown Dish

Join us for a free, virtual chat about what’s new, in the works and on the menu … ideally while enjoying carryout from your favorite Downtown lunch spot. It’s all in the name of supporting businesses that make Downtown KC the vibrant heart of our city! The weekly webcast will air live from 12:00-12:45 p.m. on Fridays.

The Downtown Council, Downtown Neighborhood AssociationKC Streetcar, Lynchpin Ideas, and the districts of Downtown are presenting the weekly 45-minute online chat filled with fun, info and food! The Dish will highlight what’s happening in the restaurant, bar, and neighborhood scenes along the KC Streetcar route (including Crossroads, Power & Light, Central Business District, City Market, River Market and Union Station).

It is no coincidence that the Dish will begin serving on Friday, May 15 – the first day restaurants may open their doors under the Mayor’s 10/10/10 guidelines. Downtown area restaurants have been limited to serving their customers only via carryout, delivery or curbside pickup since the Mayor’s stay-at-home order went into effect on March 21.

Hosted by downtown devotee and food fanatic Katy Schamberger, the Downtown Dish will point you to what ‘s happening on the re-emerging Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment scenes.

Each week we will highlight different neighborhoods/districts and the establishments that make Downtown… well, downtown. Registration is free and open on Eventbrite.  Each Downtown Dish episode will be recorded and posted on the Downtown Council website after it airs, alongside a blog post with additional helpful Downtown info.

The Dish debut program will feature interviews on the historic and beloved City Market; a feature on the heavenly Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen in the Crossroads Arts District; and an exclusive interview with local food goddess Danielle Lehman with the Open Belly podcast and Curbside KC website. Each episode will close with a Q&A from the audience, so get your questions ready! 

Your Downtown Dish invitation is waiting for you.

You can help the CIDs and Nourish KC replenish KC food pantries with your donation. Simply text 816-820-3475.

The Urban Land Institute Kansas City presents its latest webinar today on ‘Making A City We Can Afford’

ULI’s weekly conversation takes aim at ‘Making a City We Can All Afford’

Imagine a thriving, livable city that promotes responsible land use, uses renewable resources, and provides equitable opportunities for growth. Kansas City is ascending, but its current trajectory is not economically viable down the road. What can we do now to foster sustainable growth and build a city we can all afford?

Urban Land Institute (ULI) invites you to join the conversation at noon today (Thursday, May 14) to identify the priorities necessary to create this vision. Led by Dennis Strait, Gould Evans and Kevin McGinnis, Keystone District, the eight-week ULI webinar series will identify both challenges and opportunities ahead. Each week ULI will highlight a different topic guided by a subject-matter expert sharing perspectives from design, engineering, building, governing and community.

There is no cost to attend today’s session that runs from noon-12:45 p.m. Click here to join in.