"Beyond this core space, with its velvet banquettes, fireplace flanked by bookshelves, and herringbone-patterned wood floor, there is a glass-covered terrace and the swanky Parlour—a candlelit, invitation-only lair outfitted with rare spirits, member lockers, and its o...

February 4, 2018

"I once handed a new cook a log of cookie dough and asked him to bake off cookies. He baked the whole log without cutting it first. It taught me to be specific and check-in when assigning tasks."

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Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

"We'll Always Have Paris of the Plains"- a collaborative piece between bar director, Brock Schulte and his wife, Erica, featuring J. Rieger and Co. Gin. 

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Photograph by Joel Schneider, Northland Lifestyle Magazine

Brock Schulte oversees the cocktailing at newcomer The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge, which positions itself as “a social setting for the cocktail curious and drinks connoisseur.”

Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

Schulte says Monarch’s most popular winter cocktail is the “Brocksop Cider,” a drink featuring Earl Grey-infused J. Rieger & Co. Vodka, Big O ginger liqueur from St. Louis, Louisburg Apple Cider, and Becherovka, an anise liqueur from the Czech Republic. “What this does...

January 6, 2018

"I'm happy that I get to travel around the world and come back to Kansas City," Manica says, "but there wasn't anything here like the high-end bars of London or Moscow. So I decided to open one myself." 

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Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

"At the helm of this ultra-glam watering hole is bar manager Brock Schulte, who’s credited as a major influence on the city’s cocktail culture scene."

 Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

December 25, 2017

"Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ota has worked in restaurants all across the U.S. Yet Kansas City, she says, offers her something special; a warm, welcoming, supportive chef community."

 Photograph by Zach Bauman

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