The Stilwell at Loews Kansas City

“Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.” – Tracy Morgan


Architecture and Interior Design


Kansas City, Missouri



Kansas City BBQ is distinctive for its slow smoking and its rich molasses sauces. The design direction alludes to the slow food movement with authentic representations, scratch-made dishes, and local cuisine. The palette throughout the lobby bar, restaurant, and market features the color of molasses: dark and shiny, drippy motifs and lighting, semitransparent glass or resin, and rich dark wood. The design is warm, with a woody bar and amber tones, offering a contrast between the contemporary architecture and materials of the new building.