Chew Diligence: Fox and Pearl opening permanent location on Summit Street soon

Posted at 5:38 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 10:19:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Soon, Fox and Pearl will close its doors — but only so it can open bigger ones!

Owners Vaughn Good (chef) and Kristine Hull (designer) joined Jill and Lindsay to talk about their new location in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood that’s the perfect home for their rustic, “rootsy” cuisine.

The couple ran Fox and Pearl temporarily out of a house just five blocks from the new place until May 18, when they closed to prepare for a grand opening at 2143 Summit St.

Originally hoping for a date in June, the opening was pushed back to July 12.

The building they’ve serendipitously stumbled upon has a rich history, which – even in an unfinished state — was something that spoke to Vaughn and Kristine.

Featuring 16-foot ceilings and 12-foot leaded glass windows, they said the former Swedish lodge has a polished and clean, yet comfortable and inviting, vibe that suits their food perfectly.

Finer details include custom handcrafted dishes from Lawrence, Kansas, potter Mike Crouch that beg the question, “Is it a bowl? Is it a plate? Who cares?” and a vintage 1970s sound system that happened to be the very first purchase for the project.

All that and more in this episode of Chew Diligence.

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