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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lawrence Restaurant Week

Pachamama's Restaurant Week Menu September 15-20
$35
Call 785.841.0990 for reservations

Poblano and Hominy Griddle Cakes
Shiitake Mushrooms, Farm Egg, Charred Scallion Crema, Ancho Blackberry Syrup

Buckwheat Crepes
Herbed Sweetcorn and Boursin, Smoked Trout Aioli, Crispy Serrano

Tamarind Grilled Creekstone Farms Beef Coulotte Steak
Yucca Puree, Pickled Local Squash, Heirloom Tomatoes, Charmoula.

Chevre Cheesecake

Almond Streusel, Blueberry Gel, Amaretto Compressed Apricots



The laughter of friends. Aromas that make your mouth water. And more colorful dishes than you can shake a fork at. Lawrence Restaurant Week is a feast for the senses.
With more than a dozen restaurants celebrating the eclectic restaurant scene of downtown Lawrence, there’s something for every taste. Just bring your appetite and your sense of adventure!

http://www.lawrencerestaurantweek.com/restaurants/

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kansas City Westport welcomes Marriott's newest lifestyle hotel brand

AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport is not your typical hotel, and that’s by design. Have you heard the brand is opening one of its first locations in Westport?


Inspired by the runways and fashion houses of Milan, AC Hotels by Marriott encourages guests to “feel the city”, the brand featuring simple clean and crisp lines and marrying sophisticated European style with approachable design for a distinctly urban feel for each of its locations.

The new AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport is intended for the next generation traveler and boasts some of the most unique offerings and amenities in the hotel industry. The bar will serve beer only in cans, wine will be on tap and Bluetooth-ready media salons ensure guests are well connected while away from home.


What makes the AC Hotels by Marriott brand so unique is their emphasis on the out of hotel experience. Proximity and access to Kansas City’s most popular establishments is an integral part of the AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport experience.


AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport, expected to open Nov. of 2014, is the second AC Hotels by Marriott to open in the U.S.; the first in New Orleans is set to open in Oct. of 2014.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JCCC Culinary

JCCC Culinary Instructor Chef Aaron Prater and business partner Ryan Wing to open The Sundry in downtown KC
 
Business partners Chef Aaron Prater and Ryan Wing met while working at Johnson County Community College. Aaron is a culinary instructor and Ryan is in the JCCC Center for Sustainability. Ryan has also worked with local hospitality businesses, like Chef Michael Foust from The Farmhouse, on how to "go green." They are now working together to open this storefront, which will be called The Sundry, at 17th & Baltimore in downtown Kansas City. They plan to have the doors open by November 2014. It will be a grocery store & deli featuring locally produced, grown and raised products. They will have a full commercial kitchen and a license to sell beer & wine in the space. Upstairs, they eventually plan to host cooking classes. This will be a welcome addition to downtown living in KC. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let's Celebrate!!!

All this month 

Mio - an Italian Trattoria

is celebrating our two year anniversary!! What a great two years it has been and we want to give back to you!  All this month come into Mio Italian Trattoria and receive an envelope from your server.  You can only open the envelope once you return to Mio. The server will open your envelope and reveal your prize! We are so excited to be giving back to you, our wonderful guests!! 


The prizes include:
$5 gift card
$10 gift card
Buy One Get One Free
$30 gift card
Free Wine Dinner for Two!

And be entered for our Grand Prize, dinner for two for the WHOLE YEAR!! 


4800 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
Ph. (913) 685-9646

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Melting Pot Kansas City - Events

Mid-Romantic Getaway

Tuesdays-Thursdays in September
Send your palate to France with a dinner specially crafted to be more romantic in every way. The three-course dinner includes cheese fondue, entree (herb chicken, white shrimp, and Angus sirloin), and Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Escape with your special someone on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night this September!
All guests enjoying our Mid-Romantic Getaway will be entered into a drawing for a one night hotel stay and dinner for two at The Melting Pot of Kansas City! One winner will be drawn each week during the month of September.

Add an "extra" touch of romance with a rose petal-covered table and chocolate scented candle for only $10

***Please mention "Romantic Getaway" when making your reservation to ensure we have your Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries ready.

The Melting Pot
450 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
Ph. 816-931-6358
web site     

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

September 2014
During the month of September, we will donate $1 for every three-course combination purchase and .50 for every retail and celebration package to No Kid Hungry. $1 can be enough to provide 10 meals for a child in need.

For more information:
http://impact.nokidhungry.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO6OVT2NojA

The Melting Pot
450 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
Ph. 816-931-6358
web site     


Doll-Up for Breast Cancer Awareness

Each Sunday in October
Indulge in a specialty four-course dinner for only $30/person and enjoy $5 pink cocktails all night long!
$5 from each Doll-Up dinner will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® through The Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. 
Since 1994, The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign has donated $38 million to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® to defeat breast cancer by funding 152 medical research grants worldwide, improving ways to assess risk in young girls with a family history, and more. Join us in supporting the fight against breast cancer at The Doll-Up Events.

Join in on the fun and "doll-up" in that old prom dress or gown and receive a complimentary photo and dip certificate.

**Mention "Doll-Up" when making your reservation. Valid at this location only. Tax and gratuity not included. Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other promotional offer, discount or dip certificate. See store for details or restrictions.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Financial Transformation of Agribusiness and Food Supply



What you find on the plate at your favorite restaurant is only the final step in the massive global food supply chain. While there are still some mom and pop farms that deliver fresh products directly to stores and restaurants, the reality of the food industry is that it has become an enormous, corporate business. Agribusiness has transformed from an individual-based system to one owned and controlled by investors and shareholders.

Part of what this means is that the system of food production and delivery, from tomatoes to steaks to hot pockets, is dedicated to profits and the bottom line. Depending on your point of view, this could be either a good or bad thing.

A focus on profits means that money triumphs people, with jobs being lost and farms being shut down. It also means that men and women in business suits in New York, London, or Dubai are more likely to be making decisions about what goes on your plate than your local farmer does.

Investors are the ones who drive any corporation, and it is no different with the agribusiness conglomerates. But that isn't necessarily bad, as that means that regular people can make money off these companies, and even off the price of corn or wheat, through investing on options sites such as ExcellenceBroker.com.


Furthermore, the positive effects of the agribusiness transformation may far outweigh the negative effects. The influx of investment money and business know-how has led to better business practices, increased workplace safety, and even better, more nutritious food products. While there will always be local farmer's markets, most of what you end up eating at restaurants or at home is the product of big agribusiness, so get used to it.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Curry peppers in coconut milk


Ingredients / serving 4

  • 3 peppers (red, green, yellow) I didn't have green
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • olive oil
  • leaves of coriander (or Italian parsley)
  • 2 teaspoons curry
  • salt, pepper

Directions

Peel and chop the onion. Remove stem and seeds from peppers and cut into strips. Cut tomatoes.

Heat oil in a pan or wok. Sauté the onion, then add the curry and stir for one minute. Add peppers and tomatoes, and pour the coconut milk. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.

If you want, you can add some shrimp and cook it few more minutes...

Bon Appétit! 

Partying Down, Restaurant Style by Chris Becicka



Bo Ling's - Plaza
You’re planning a party. For you, your office, extended family, a club or group.  Whomever, it’s probably a festive occasion of some type.  You only know two things:  you want it to be in a restaurant and you are not a party planning professional.  Of course you can pick up the phone or go to the Internet and blindly start hunting.  Or you can use our handy tips, below.  

First, two basic questions must be answered: number of people and possible date(s).  You’d think anyone who’s calling a restaurant would know to have these in mind.  Not necessarily.  And I say possible dates because you may already know the restaurant you want and it may not be available on that perfect date.  What are your alternative locations and dates?

If you have a specific budget, that creates another important criteria in your choice selection.  Unlike most hotels, restaurants frequently do not charge for the room, only for the food, drink, and service.  But, especially for evening events, there is typically a minimum expenditure required, usually achieved readily, especially if alcohol is served.
Piropos in Briarcliff

One easy way to get a HUGE head-start is to go to our on-line reference at kcrestaurantguide.com and use the private room search features to narrow your list.  Then check “See details” to check out more information, and then call or email the restaurant.  This process should make life pretty simple.
Here are six questions you must get answered after you determine the date and restaurant:
1.  How many people does the suggested room hold and will your group actually fit it?  This usually isn’t as much a question for large groups as for small – your smaller group can look, and feel, lost in a too-large room.
2.  How will the tables be decorated?  If you want something else, can you provide it or will they?  Additional cost?  If you’re doing the decorating, when can you get into the space?
3.  What are the hours for your event?  Do you have access before that time if you need it? Is another group using the room directly before or after you?
4.  Cost per person and what that covers?  Don’t forget the cost of alcohol and whether it’s an open bar or closed.  Or are you only pouring wine?  Is there a separate bar and bartender? Is there a parking cost? Clean-up cost?
5.  What is the automatic gratuity that will be added to the bill?  Depending on the percentage and what kind of service you’ve received, you may want to go beyond.
6.  Who will be your contact person during the event and will that person be on premises all that time?  Their cell (phone) number?  Who will be a back-up person just in case?
Jack Stack Freight House

Don’t forget potential extra costs:  want live music of some kind?  You will likely have to book it yourself and you’ll need to make sure the room can accommodate a 15-person band. Or a harpist.  Need a large video tape TV or CD player?  Microphone?  Screen?  Usually all additional costs – but with flexibility. What is the required deposit?  What are cancellation terms?

Ginger Walters, sales manager at Buca di Beppo, points out, “There are so many things to think about for an event of any size.  Be sure you’ve included children’s prices if applicable; whether it’s to be one bill or individuals are paying; and the correct number of guests.”

She adds that most restaurants are very accommodating and they definitely want you to have fun at your party since you’ve hired them to do all the work!  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Festival Events Calendar

Ethnic Enrichment Festival August 15, 16 & 17 at Swope Park

Friday, August 15, 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 16, noon – 10 p.m.
Sunday, August 17, noon – 6 p.m.

For 35 years, Kansas City residents and visitors have celebrated the annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival. This year’s event promises to be one of the best yet. Spend a few hours (or a few days!) tasting food, shopping hand-made crafts, and watching music and dance performances from 66 different countries and ethnic groups. Cost is $3 at the event entrance. Parking is free. I will be proud to represent France!   


Missouri State Fair

GENERAL GATE ADMISSION FOR THE
2014 MISSOURI STATE FAIR, AUG 7-17:
•   Single Day Adult: $8
•   Kids Ages 6-12: $2
•   Kids Age 5 and Under: FREE
•   Seniors (age 60 and over): $6






http://www.mostatefair.com

  • FRI, AUG 15 – MEC Day – Harvest the Energy
    Special giveaways in the MEC Building
  • SAT, AUG 16 – Celebrate Kids in Agriculture on Youth in Ag Day!
    Free admission for all kids age 12 and under today
  • SUN, AUG 17 – Final Harvest/Half Price Day!
    $4 gate admission all day age 13 and over; $1 kids 6-12; kids 5 and under free everyday
    Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Day! Free gate admission for Municipal-County-State Law Enforcement and Missouri Firefighters-EMTs-Paramedics with appropriate I.D. $1 admission for immediate family members (spouse and dependent children)

3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Craft Beer Crawl

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

http://www.historicdowntownliberty.org/event/craft-beer-crawl/ 

UNICO’s 6th Annual Microbrew Festival at Zona Rosa 

 Sat, August 16, 2014

The Brew Festival, in its sixth year at Zona Rosa, is a production of UNICO, Kansas City’s Italian-American service organization. The cost is $30 at the event or attendees may purchase advance tickets for $25 at eventbrite or at the Zona Rosa guest services office starting July 15 until Friday, August 15. Paid admissions are capped at 2,000, and last year we sold out!


Summer Beer Fest 2014 at 75th Street Brewery



The oldest brewpub in the area is putting on a Summer Beer Festival on August 16 at 2:00. 75th Street Brewery in Waldo has invited nine of its local friends to pour beer for patrons, with the proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater KC.
General admission tickets cost $30, you can save $5 if you’re a mug club member. VIP tickets are $40 and get you in an hour earlier. Tickets are on sale now at 75th Street Brewing.

http://kcbeerscouts.com/events/event/summer-beer-fest-2014-at-75th-street-brewery/



The Nation’s Only KCBS Sanctioned Kosher BBQ Festival Returns on August 17, 2014

http://www.kckosherbbq.com/ 







bluestem Celebrates Charlie Trotter Day!




Charlie TrotterOn Saturday, August 16, bluestem will salute chef Charlie Trotter with a five-course tasting menu inspired by recipes from all of his cookbooks that chefs Megan and Colby have collected. A portion of the proceeds from this tasting menu that evening will benefit The Trotter Project. Megan and Colby have a personal tie to Charlie Trotter and his namesake restaurant. At the beginning of his career, Colby went to Chicago to stage for the world famous chef in hopes of acquiring a more permanent position. Instead, he met his future wife and they began their lives - and success - together. After getting married, Colby and Megan wanted their first dinner as a married couple to be at Charlie Trotter's restaurant. Chef Trotter was gracious enough to come meet them and gave them a tour of the space and kitchen. Since all those years ago, he's been a drive and influence on Colby and Megan's culinary endeavors. To learn more about Charlie Trotter Day and the foundation in his honor, go to TheTrotterProject.org.

900 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Ph. 816-561-1101