Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Cornell with a degree in English Literature. He lived in that area until the mid-nineties and then moved to Wichita to attend a Masters of Fine Arts program at WSU in creative writing. While in Wichita, he stayed busy writing short fiction, long fiction, poetry and plays. Soon that passion was replaced by an interest in food and he taught himself enough about cooking to land a job at a small gourmet food store/cafe/espresso bar. There he met his future wife Susan, who also happened to be one of the owners. After three years the couple moved to Kansas City and started a family. Thorne-Thomsen worked as a line cook at 40 Sardines for the next three years. In 2007, when Chef Michael Smith opened Michael Smith Restaurant in the Crossroads, Smith hired him as chef de cuisine and he ran the kitchen there and then at Extra Virgin when it opened for three years.
Story opened in May 2011 in the Prairie Village shopping center and although the décor and clean lines of this space make it an ideal location to celebrate almost any occasion or just share a nice dinner with family or friends, it is the cuisine that will keep you coming back.
We have been many time to celebrate different occasions and if you have not been to Story you are certainly missing out.
Story offers great specials including:
Happy Hour Tuesday – Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pm and the bar food menu is 50% off in the bar. Menu features a $6 bacon cheeseburger, $5 fried chicken, $6 seafood risotto, $7 gnocchi with short ribs and more. Cheers!
Lunch Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 2pm for a 3 course prix fixe lunch menu for $18.
This menu is in addition to our regular lunch menu. Please call 913.236.9955 for today’s prix fixe menu.
Sunday Nights with Story.
Sunday Dinner Special: Every Sunday enjoy a $10 entree special. This special item will be limited in quantity. Like the facebook page at www.facebook.com/storykc for updates on specials.
Make plans to go soon and if available, be sure and get the smoked duck empanadas.
In Good Taste,
Story – 3931 W. 69th Terrace : : Prairie Village, KS 66208 : : 913.236.9955