New Howard Hanna Projects

One of Kansas City’s most visionary chefs is bringing something new to KC. Howard Hanna, along with some of the team behind The Rieger and Ça Va, plan to open two concepts in a 6,000-square-foot space in the City Club Apartments (1989 Main St.) mixed-use community in the Crossroads—a natural wine bar and a diner. The former will focus on a rotating array of eclectic natural wines, shareable plates and entrées served in an intimate setting. “We want it to feel unique and special, but also relaxed and unpretentious,” Hanna says. The diner, meanwhile, will feature tons of outdoor dining space and a menu of familiar dishes with unexpected flavors in a space designed with subtle nods to the classic diner aesthetic made modern. The as yet-unnamed establishments will open sometime next year, so stay tuned.