Downtown Dish interviews Councilman Bunch + KC Carryout Challenge
The latest episode of the Downtown Dish delivers details and updates on the Kansas City Carryout Challenge, along with an interview with 4th District City Councilman Eric Bunch.
Dish host Katy Schamberger interviews Councilman Bunch on a broad range of fronts extending from his work as a freshman City Council member to embracing winter weather to his favorite Downtown area restaurants and bars. Don’t miss it!
 The KC Carryout Challenge is the campaign to promote Downtown area restaurants on Wednesdays during the winter months. Presented by the Downtown Dish – a product of the Downtown Council, Downtown Neighborhood Association, KC Streetcar Authority and Lynchpin Ideas – the KCCC campaign is designed to support Downtown eateries by promoting carryout and delivery dining now through spring.
The winner of the second, weekly Carryout Challenge drawing will be announced in the next Dish episode that will makes its debut at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (and anytime after that) at

Downtown Council introduces Downtown residential survey

Calling all Downtown residents.  We want to hear from you! The Downtown Council, working in tandem with Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, has launched a survey of greater Downtown residents.

The new year brings a need for an updated perspective from the residential base of Downtown KC.  We want to better understand the needs, habits and desires of you, the residents. If you can spare a few minutes, we’d love to learn a little more about your thoughts on Downtown. Your responses will help us plan for the future.

Click here to access the survey. It should only take about 10 minutes to complete. If you complete the survey by January 22nd, you will be eligible to win a $100 gift card to Rally House.

Ready? Set? The survey awaits you. Feel free to share your questions or comments with Jared Campbell,


Mayor Lucas masks up with the KC Streetcar

Mayor extends restrictions to May 1; provides updates on vaccines + small business & housing aid

In a multi-layered announcement on Wednesday, Mayor Quinton Lucas delivered the following announcements:

  • Extended the City’s State of Emergency order to May 1;
  • Provided details on the City’s work to vaccinate KC citizens;
  • Declared additional small business assistance by extending deadlines for certain business fees; and
  • Announced housing assistance for those experiencing homelessness

Mayor Lucas and Kansas City Health Department Director Rex Archer, M.D. announced that the Kansas City Health Department this week will receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. These 975 initial doses will be used primarily to inoculate all healthcare providers who will be responsible for administering the COVID-19 vaccination to the public on behalf of the KC Health Department, home-health caretakers and other healthcare workers not affiliated with a hospital or medical group.

Kansas Citians interested in signing up to receive more information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities should complete an online survey found at

Click here to learn more about each of the Mayor’s announcements.