Aloha, Mission. Longboards announced on Facebook that they’re coming to Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. “Please look out for a Little Wrap Shack [sic] coming to Mission Ks..Hang Loose Jayhawks!,” reads the post about their plans for a third location.
The grilled wrap and noodle bowl shop self-identifies as a Pacific-style deli. I’d call them a fearless and delicious deli. They serve everything from hot dogs and chili Frito pie (the Chuck Norris) to imitation crab in wrap-form. This is lunch as a trust exercise, but one where the trust has been rightly earned over 10 years in Gladstone.
The sliders and wraps have Filipino, Hawaiian, Thai and Vietnamese influences [Here’s the full menu.]. It’s not uncommon for Tex-Mex to meet the South Pacific in a single foil-wrapped dinner. Just a note: the ‘OG’ wraps, laden with extra meat and a hard-boiled egg, are roughly the size of the surfboards that make up the decor. Longboards will give you salty, sweet, spicy, hot and umami in a single bite. You know, what chef David Chang is trying to do. And they’re one of the few places in the metro area to get shaved ice for dessert.
The original Longboards is in Gladstone (6269 North Oak Trafficway) and a second shop opened in Liberty (1173 West Kansas Street) in July 2012. The Recommended Daily has a call into owner Gilbert Macapagal for the latest on the new restaurant. We’ll update this post when we hear back.[Image via Facebook: Longboards]