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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San Francisco, Oakland chefs honored in Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list

Two Bay Area chefs have landed on Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list for 2021, which focused on strong leadership within the restaurant industry in the U.S.

Matt Horn, owner and pitmaster of Horn Barbecue in Oakland, and Gaby Maeda, chef de cuisine at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, were honored in the magazine’s 33rd annual list, which highlighted chefs from 10 different restaurants around the country.  

Each honoree was selected in part for delivering noteworthy dishes but also for taking a stance on large issues — such as mental health and racism, among others — and implementing a positive change or working toward a solution. Horn’s dedication to cultivating the rich flavors of Texas barbecue on his own was an important highlight in his nomination, though he also had a hand in giving back to his community amid the ongoing pandemic.  

Gaby Maeda, chef de cuisine at State Bird Provisions, was honored on Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chefs 2021 list.  

Gaby Maeda, chef de cuisine at

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‘Best of the Best’ list: 6 top Middle GA pizza joints

Whether cooked over a wood-burning stove or hand-tossed and served up “Macon-style,” these Middle Georgia pizzerias each have their own unique draws.

All have built strong local followings in the Macon and Warner Robins areas. Two have been Middle Georgia fixtures for decades. One has been open less than a year.

The six restaurants earned top awards in the Telegraph’s 2021 Best of the Best contest in which customers can vote for their favorite businesses, including for best pizza place.

The Best of the Best winners are the top scorers in each category based on votes cast on macon.com.

Here are the winners in the Macon-Bibb area in the best pizza place category:

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What stores and restaurants are open Labor Day? Here’s a list of businesses open or closed Monday

Consumers wanting to take advantage of the long weekend will find plenty of options for shopping and grabbing a bite on Monday.

Unlike Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, most major retailers and grocery stores will be open on Labor Day, a federal holiday dedicated to the achievements of American workers and held annually on the first Monday of September.

National restaurant chains, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ and Chili’s, are open and on-demand services such as Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will deliver orders on Monday for participating local and national restaurants.

Some businesses will operate with shorter hours.

The stock market, banks and government offices are closed Monday as are most pharmacies.

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