Delicious Smoked Meats and Lively Games at Your Doorstep
Hey there, foodies and fun lovers! Are you ready for a mouth-watering journey right in the heart of Parkville? Well, buckle up because Char Bar Smoked Meats & Amusements, the much-loved Westport eatery known for its delectable smoked meats and playful amusements, is bringing its unique charm to our neighborhood.
Uncover Local Gems: Thousand Oaks, Riss Lake, and The National Before we dive into the smoky goodness of Char Bar, let’s take a moment to appreciate the stunning local neighborhoods that make Parkville so special. Just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find Thousand Oaks, a picturesque community that’s just a 2-minute drive from Char Bar. Then there’s Riss Lake, a serene retreat that’s a short drive down Highway 45. And of course, we can’t forget about The National – the nearest golf course to Char Bar, where you can grab lunch or a drink after a game.
Char Bar: More Than Just a Restaurant Back to Char Bar! Founded in October 2014 by James Westphal, Mark Kelpe, and pitmaster Mitch Benjamin, this place is more than just a restaurant – it’s an experience. It all started with Mitch’s passion for barbecue, honed over two decades at Kansas City’s American Royal World Series of Barbecue. Today, Char Bar is a blend of southern smokehouse and Kansas City-style barbecue, with a menu that’s got something for everyone.
Exciting New Location at Creekside This November, Char Bar is set to open its second location at Creekside, near Interstate 435 and Hwy. 45. Imagine this: a 6,000-square-foot space with about 200 indoor seats, 50 outside seats, and yes – pickleball courts! Pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., adds an exciting twist to your dining experience. Whether you’re a newbie or looking to join a competitive league, Char Bar’s got you covered.
Why Creekside, You Ask? The allure of Creekside, with its convenient highway access and vibrant community, was a no-brainer for the Char Bar team. It’s not just about great food; it’s about being part of a community that appreciates good living. And speaking of community, Parkville itself is a gem – well respected and perfectly positioned to connect with surrounding areas.
What’s on the Menu? Now, let’s talk food. From burnt ends to ribs, salads, and sides, Char Bar’s menu is a testament to culinary creativity. And the drinks? You’ve got to try their famous smoking gun cocktail, infused with wood smoke.
The People Behind the Magic At the heart of Char Bar’s success are the people. James Westphal’s journey in the restaurant industry, starting from his college days, reflects a passion for the hustle and bustle of restaurant life. Together with Mark Kelpe, they’ve been shaping the culinary scene since 1997.
Mark Your Calendars! Get ready, Parkville! Char Bar at Creekside, located at 15348 Old Town Drive, is gearing up for its grand opening. It’s not just about expanding from Midtown; it’s about introducing a unique dining and entertainment experience to the suburbs.
So there you have it, folks – a blend of exceptional cuisine, fun activities, and a warm community vibe, all coming together at Char Bar in Parkville. Whether you’re from Thousand Oaks, Riss Lake, or just around the corner, this is one culinary adventure you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for more updates and don’t forget to check out my About page for more insights into the vibrant Parkville community. And remember, whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home, or just want to get in touch, I’m here to help you navigate the exciting world of real estate. Cheers to good food, great games, and even better company! 🍖🏓🍹