pOST Author: Rachel
Tribe Street Kitchen opened earlier this year as a new addition to the River Market area near downtown Kansas City. It is a trendy spot with a small corner bar feel that features a variety of unique foods and flavors. It hosts an incredible outdoor patio shaded by trees and filled with twinkling string lights. Often you'll find a live band that creates an upbeat and relaxing ambiance. This place has quickly become one of our favorite stops for brunch!
Each item has a unique twist; common food put together in an uncommon way creating distinguishing flavors. It's an extremely varied menu, so be prepared to try something new. Here are a few of our top choices from their brunch menu.
Biscuits and Gravy with chipotle sausage...mmm mmm mmm! Two fluffy, warm buttermilk biscuits covered in a chipotle gravy with chunks of sausage and served with a side of potatoes. We always ask for their unique version of ketchup because it's more like a sweet and spicy salsa. So good!
Another winning pick is the Fried Chicken Pancake Tacos. It is the perfect combination of flavors and we order it almost every time we visit. Initially, I was hesitant about trying it, but it is mouthwatering delicious! The menu describes it as "Hat Yai chicken, crispy shallot, tamarind syrup, mango on a basil pancake." The syrup is lightly drizzled over the top and combined with the chicken, it marries the perfect amount of sweet with salty and you won't be disappointed. However, I will say that I expected the chicken to have a spicy heat to it and was surprised when it didn't. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious, but I love HOT fried chicken.
A few of their other taco options are A la Mexicana, Chorizo and the Huevo Frito tacos. We had the Huevo Frito tacos recently (pictured below), which is "fried egg, feijoada, queso cotija, avocado and cilantro hollandaise." It was savory and tasty and the avocados were incredibly fresh.
Of course, we also enjoy their pitchers of refreshing mimosas. Cost is $14 and pours about four or five servings per pitcher. Or, if you're a Bloody Mary lover like myself, they have plenty of choices.
There's a Backyard Bloody, Wanderlust Bloody, or a Bird's Eye Bloody.
The last one is my favorite and has changed the way I make and order this drink anywhere else! The Bird's Eye Bloody is, "Thai chili vodka, lime and house-made pickles" and wow, it is phenomenal! Now, I always use a Thai chili Sriracha or request that kind of vodka to add a wonderful spice and twist to the typical ingredients.
We love taking friends to this spot, because their made from scratch menu items are unique, flavorful and diverse. The unique space is really warm and inviting as well. We've only been to Tribe for brunch and I can say we've enjoyed it every single time.
We've never had to wait for a table, but they have a $4 "Wait Drink" on the menu that changes daily and is only available to guests waiting for seats. Cool idea, don't you think? Wish every place had this deal.
If you give Tribe a try, let me know what you ordered and how you like it!