Best of Kansas City: Even the best new restaurants die young

Extra Virgin was the critic’s choice in 2009.

​On the eve of The Pitch‘s 2010 “Best of Kansas City” issue, we thought it would be entertaining and revealing to take a backward glance at some of our past winners. Even the winners that ultimately became, well, losers.

For the past decade, The Pitch has singled out one venue each year as Best New Restaurant. Last year’s winner in this category, Extra-Virgin — the creation of chef Michael Smith and his wife, Nancy — was a slam-dunk. It’s still one of the most popular dining venues in the Crossroads.

Not all of our selections since 2000 have been so successful, alas.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink