KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Would you consider Kansas City a Southern city? John Cedric Smith, executive chef and co-owner of EJ's Urban Eatery , does.
Chew Diligence co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva sat down with him in the 41 Action News podcast studio to chat about his West Bottoms meat-and-three restaurant.
Smith serves up a menu of signature meats and sides rife with southern roots, including espresso-rubbed smoked brisket, braised collard greens, squash casserole and more.
Smith said he drew inspiration for his concept from classic cafeteria-style meat-and-three restaurants of the South, but wanted to give his place a bit of an upscale twist.