Prairie Village restaurant named to list of 100 best neighborhood gems in America

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (WDAF) — A Prairie Village restaurant is getting national recognition for its charm, neighborhood appeal and outdoor dining.

Cafe Provence landed on OpenTable’s list of 100 Best Neighborhood Gems in America for 2021. It’s the only Kansas restaurant to make the list. The only Missouri eatery to land on the list is in the St. Louis area.

The San Francisco-based online restaurant reservation provider highlighted restaurants that contribute to the character of their neighborhoods and welcome diners in with exceptional hospitality.

OpenTable said the list of honorees was determined after analyzing internal data generated solely from diners reviews collected between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included or consideration.

Those qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the sum of tags for which “neighborhood gems” and “outdoor dining” was selected as

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The Best Plant-Based Restaurants Across America

Shot of a young man eating fresh vegan salad with chickpeas balls and sesame sauce on rustic wooden table


Whether you prefer to call it plant-based or vegan, completely meatless and animal product-free cooking is more popular than it’s ever been. People have many reasons for choosing a vegan diet, including better health, animal welfare, or to lessen their impact on the environment. Many restaurateurs and chefs are also shifting away from animal products and have opened outstanding plant-based venues that hold their own against any traditional meat-serving counterparts.

Related: Where to Find Plant-Based Fast Food

Vedge Philadelphia

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When Vedge opened back in 2011, it was a trailblazer, as plant-based, fine-dining restaurants weren’t as common as they are now. It was chosen as one of the most influential restaurants of the 2010s by Food & Wine, which wrote that the husband and wife, chef and owner team of Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby make it “dangerously easy to justify spending lots of money on vegetables

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The 10 Best Vegan Restaurants in America, Data Shows

Following a strict vegan diet can be extremely difficult, but removing animal products from your meals may help you improve health outcomes. This type of eating has also been shown to be better for the environment. While there are plenty of nutritious vegan recipes you can cook at home, some cities are stacked with vegan eateries that take plant-based eating to an entirely new level.

Tripadvisor recently announced the 10 best vegan restaurants in the U.S. based on data from this year’s Travelers’ Choice “Best of the Best” Restaurants Awards, so you know which spots are dishing out the nation’s most nutritious and delicious vegan options. The winners were selected based primarily on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for restaurants on Tripadvisor collected from January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

Now, here are the top vegan restaurants in the country, ranked from

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