New coffee and craft beer, St. Patrick’s Day specialties from King G and a serious salmon sandwich from Cliff’s Taphouse

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The taps of Tall Trellis, a hybrid brewery and cafe. // Photo by Ryan Triggs

Tall Trellis makes its Olathe debut, serving both types of beer

Coffee and beer drinkers can add Tall Trellis to their list of new food and drink destinations.

The craft brewery and cafe combo opened early today, and they’re inviting customers to take a sip of the Midwest with their hyperlocal offerings. The coffee beans are sourced from Thou Mayest and all the beers are local favourites. They even include local hops from Kansas Hop Company based in Ottawa.

Sip on one of their many beverage selections, including a Sandhills Kansas IPA, JoCo Limitless juice, or a caffeinated classic like a cold brew or latte.

If you prefer grape juice over grain juice, they will also offer a small selection of wines. Select food items such as pastries from Fox & Bull will also be available.

The team is still working on finalizing their own kitchen with a more robust menu, but a few food trucks will be parked and ready for hungry customers. Once they get all their necessary kitchen equipment and talented cooks on the doorstep, they plan to offer salads, flatbreads and other beer classics like pretzels and charcuterie boards.

This week’s lineup of food trucks includes Eat Schmidt, which offers everything from wraps to tots to sandwiches; Bryce’s Food Truck, which serves fusion barbecue dishes; and Estrella Azul with the answer to your Mexican culinary prayers.

Keep an eye on the brewery instagram for more updates as the team continues to flesh out the delicious details. And go out while the weather is nice.

large trellis is located at 25600 W. Valley Parkway, Olathe, KS 66061. It is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. More details will be posted on their social media and website as they are decided.

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King G.’s Guinness and Tullamore Dew Combo // Photo by Alyssa Broadus

King G will serve Irish food in honor of St. Patrick’s Day

For anyone planning on getting their drinks this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, throw yourself on your green and head to King G.

The Crossroads Bar and Deli offers seasonal specialties to celebrate the day, all highlighting Irish cuisine.

Customers can imbibe the Guinness and Tullamore Dew shot combo, available for $8. You can also order Guinness solo or opt for one of their other Irish beers, including new features like Main and Mill Irish Stout, Stockyards County Clare Irish Red or Boulevard Irish.

If you’re anything like me, you need to get your hands on some food once you’ve got a few beers in you. The deli has customers covered in that department with an Irish-style gumbo with bread soda for $6. If you’re looking for something a little heartier, go for the Rueben Special for $10.

If you want to stick with a classic King G while keeping the Irish theme, you can always order the corned beef sandwich, made with Swiss bread, spicy mustard and rye bread.

The seasonal rate is available Thursday through Saturday, so you’ll have plenty of time to stop by throughout your weekend. And if you’ve dropped your green item for the day, I guess you can still order a pickle, that counts, right?

King G is located at 500 E. 18th St. Kansas City, MO 64108. It will be open from 2 p.m. to midnight Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Its regular hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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The Salmon BLT from Cliff’s Taphouse, perfect for take out or eat in. // Photo by Liz Goodwin

Sink Your Teeth Into This BLT Salmon From Cliff’s Taphouse

As a take-out connoisseur, I’m always on the lookout for a gourmet meal that both withstands transportation and can be enjoyed with minimal spillage from my couch. And Kansas City has no shortage of options to fill that desire.

Cliff’s Taphouse Salmon BLT delivers on all of these fronts and delivers killer flavor. The bread is perfectly toasted and has this perfect combination of a crunchy and soft texture.

Both slices wrap the usual BLT toppings along with a surprisingly thick blackened salmon fillet. It’s hearty enough to get enough salmon in every bite, but not so dense that you lose other flavors.

Each bite is topped off with Cajun mayonnaise, which kicks the whole flavor profile up a notch and has minimal transfer to your fingers, requiring little trip to the kitchen to grab napkins. The less time I spend watching my Netflix show, the better.

I ordered it with the sweet potato fries, which were crispy and not too salty, so I still got to enjoy the natural sweetness. While I enjoyed the dish on my couch, I would also recommend dining in if you’re not wearing your laundry clothes.

I would no doubt queue to sit on their outdoor patio in good weather or hang out at the bar while enjoying a PNK, one of their signature cocktails featuring Ketel One Botanical Mint Cucumber, Lemon and Lime Juice and soda.

If you decide to stop by during their happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, they also offer a plethora of budget-friendly entrees and meals, including cauliflower bites and gorgonzola potatoes for $6, mac and cheese and a roasted vegetable tostada for $8, or a taphouse burger for $10.

Planning to hit this spot for Field sandwich week? Invite a friend over and share the Spicy Honey Garlic Asian Chicken Sandwich with shredded vegetables and sriracha mayonnaise.

Cliff’s Taphouse is located at 3044 Gillham Road. Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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