By Jenny Vergara
Named America’s next great culinary destination by Saveur magazine, Kansas City is a food destination on the rise. But where do locals like to eat? We asked local chefs to dish on their favorite places to eat out.
Ryan Brazeal received his culinary training locally at Johnson County Community College in Kansas City, but he was schooled in the kitchens of restaurants in New York City. Chef David Chang’s Momofuku was his last stop before heading home with a dream to open his own restaurant. Located in a small Victorian home on the Westside, Novel places emphasis on high-quality, hyper local ingredients. However, it is Ryan’s deft hand at subtle simplicity and seasoning that allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. His “Novel American” cuisine is a revelation.