Re-Opening Of JJ's Brings A Community Back Together
A year and a half after a natural gas explosion destroyed an iconic off-Plaza restaurant, the business is reopening. Its noteworthy wine collection remains a draw, and the old-world ambiance has been recreated. The menu will change little, if at all. Meanwhile, the server killed by the explosion leaves behind a powerful absence. The re-opening is a milestone for regulars who considered JJ's a home away from home.
- Steve Paul, head of the Editorial Board, The Kansas City Star
- Charles Ferruzza, food writer and blogger, The Pitch