Beloved Kansas City eatery now a symbol of loss

Officials inspect a burned out JJ's Restaurant at the Plaza shopping district of Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Search crews at the site of the massive explosion that destroyed the restaurant, recovered one body Wednesday, and the city's mayor said there was no certainty the rubble wasn't concealing other victims. Mayor Sly James declined to say whether the body belonged to a man or a woman, though authorities have been looking for a woman who worked at JJ's restaurant and was seen there before the Tuesday evening blast and reported missing afterward. A natural gas leak turned into an explosion that leveled the building on Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was a beloved fixture on Kansas City's culinary scene for more than 27 years. A legendary wine list, well-reviewed food, hospitable staff and intimate setting made JJ's a smart choice for everything from popping a cork on a rare varietal to popping the question.


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