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Independent Restaurants In Kansas City Are Closing Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Little Fixations
KC Pinoy, a Filipino restaurant in the West Bottoms, will be closing at the end of September. Owner and chef Chrissy Nucum said she's sad, but hopes to continue serving her loyal customers from a food truck.

The list of restaurants closing will get longer as patio dining becomes less of an option in the fall and winter, predicts restaurant critic Liz Cook.

As Cook mourns the restaurants Kansas City is losing, she hopes for federal restaurant relief and encourages people to support their favorite restaurants by ordering takeout.

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