Justus Drugstore Restaurant

Justus Drugstore, Smithville MO., haute regional/Midwest.

"Count Jonathan Justus and his team as one of the smartest, most talented crews to open a restaurant in the metro area in some time. … They are taking the ideal of serving local, regional and seasonal foods to new levels. …

"The premise of cooking locally, seasonally and regionally is to be commended, applauded and supported; what will ultimately mean success, though, is the flavor of the food they dish out. Make your reservations now; the food is fabulous. …
The Kansas City Star

Amuse Bouche
corn cake and brisket

Foie Gras Terrine
vanilla maple pecan, fig, ginger pear port syrup, fresh pear, cinnamon brioche french toast

Crawdad Cakes
orange-ginger pickled fennel remoulade, smoked tomato-roasted red pepper sauce, pea shoots

Maytag Blue Cheese Salad
roasted beets, Missouri black walnut praline, green apple gelee, mixed greens

Goat Cheese Salad
maple smoked berkshire bacon wrapped local goat cheese, crostini, shallot white wine vinaigrette, mixed greens, apple

Akaushi Beef Brisket
house brewed root beer braise, celery root puree, smoked vanilla butter glazed carrots, watercress, sorrel, arugula, honey sassafras mustard vinaigrette

Freshwater Striper Bass
wild ramp and arugula vinaigrette, crook-neck squash, soy beans, grilled onions, house-cured artichoke tapenade

Sour Cherry and Goat Cheese Cheesecake
shortbread crust, citrus gastrique

Apple Fritters