So the story behind Story is that it's owned and operated by Carl Thorne-Thomsen, who used to be Michael Smith's chef de cuisine back in the day. Each item on the menu tells a "story" - whether it be a magical foodie combination, the tale behind where the food came from or perhaps the story you will tell after dining. It's a pretty smart name. The food feels very fresh and local and is foodie-ish, but extremely approachable.
First off, the space is really beautiful. Lots of glass, white and dark woods - very contemporary. They also have a lovely patio which will be nice for a drinks and apps with the girls.
While our service was a bit mixed, our food was delicious. I had the Pacific Halbut (finished with lobster butter...mmmm...) and the man had Rainbow Trout with spinach, mashed potatoes and a lemon-jalepeno vinagrette. A friend of ours had the Strip Steak, which was supposed to come with Short Rib croquettes, but seemed to come with mashed potato croquettes - still tasty though!
And seeing how much I love donuts, I had to have their dessert donuts. Salted caramel is always a winner in my book.
I have high hopes for Story - it's a great fine dining option to have just down the street from my house. It seems to be the place to be seen too judging from the scads of scantily clad Johnson County ladies. (I am the exception of course!) It's going to give Michael Smith and Bluestem some competition.
Story is located at 3931 W. 69th Terrace - near the clocktower in the Village.
Have you been yet?