'Food Network' star Guy Fieri to open taco restaurant in Power & Light District

Posted at 5:11 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 18:11:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Guy Fieri, a chef and well-known “Food Network” personality, will open a restaurant in the Power & Light District next year. 

The restaurant, branded as “a brand new bar and dining concept” developed by Fieri, will feature a taco-focused menu, according to a news release from the Power & Light District. It will open in the KC Live! block in the space formerly occupied by Cleaver & Cork, which closed Tuesday.

“Kansas City has always been one of my favorite cities…the people, the food, the culture,” Fieri said in the release. “I think this is the perfect opportunity to bring a unique, one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant concept to town. Let me put it this way: If you like to party, and you like tacos, this is gonna be your kinda dive!”

Fieri has several ties to Kansas City. He was inducted into the American Royal BBQ Hall of Fame in 2012 at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City. He has also featured several local restaurants on his show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” 

“We are always excited to announce new tenants, but today’s announcement is particularly special,” said Nick Benjamin, executive director of the Power & Light District. “The combination of one of the nation’s premier chefs and personalities, who has a long history with Kansas City; a brand new concept for Kansas City, the synergy of Guy with the energy of KC Live!, has us all extremely excited for 2019.”