‘Restaurants Worth Traveling For’ list features NEJC chefs

Rob Magee inspecting finishing chickens at Q39.
Rob Magee inspecting finishing chickens at Q39.

Last week, the website FlipKey (a TripAdvisor property) unveiled its 2015 list of 50 “Restaurants Worth Traveling For” — and local diners will likely be impressed by the results.

Two Kansas City-area eateries made the list, and both have chefs based in northeast Johnson County.

Story at the Village Shops, the vision of chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen, who lives in Fairway, was the honoree for the state of Kansas. And in Missouri, the winner was Q39, the red-hot Kansas City, Mo., BBQ joint helmed by chef Rob Magee, a Prairie Village resident.

Carl Thorne-Thomsen of Story.
Carl Thorne-Thomsen of Story.