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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

One Great Chef: Erik Camacho

One Great Chef:  Erik Camacho

The title of this blog should be “Defying Expectations.”  I went for lunch with my publisher the other day and we went to Pinstripes in Prairiefire.  I am not going to talk that much about our lunch, though we got four different items including a very unusual version of carrot cake sitting in a pool of caramel that was tantalizing and acorn squash with burrata that was a true unique treat, but we also met their executive chef.  There are eight Pinstripes, mostly in the Midwest, and their head chefs’ titles are Bistro Chef.  Whatever.  They’ve clearly found a gem in Erik.

Chef Erik’s background is a little bit unusual.  He was in the army for 11 years, working on tanks.  When he came home to California, he really didn’t know what he wanted to do.  But he’d been cooking for his large family for years and thought, “Well, I love to cook, why not culinary school?”  So that’s what he did.  He worked in some restaurants out there and then packed up his daughter and came to Lee’s Summit to chef in his sister’s bar.  That led eventually to stints as Gordon Biersch and as head chef for RA Sushi.  Since then, he’s opened up several restaurants for Pinstripes, including this Overland Park location three years ago, remarried, had two more children (for a total of five), and learned even more.

His joy in his work and colleagues shines through.  “I like the challenges and I love the creativity here.  When we do large events, and we do all kinds with all kinds of food, it makes me so satisfied that people love the food.  I like contributing to a cool time when everyone is so happy.”

Pinstripes’ tagline is Bistro l Bowling l Bocce.  But Erik and his team have really made sure the bistro part is what foodies (yes, I used that word) like me need to remember. You probably didn’t know that this is a 98% scratch kitchen – including all their pastas.  I sure didn’t. You really should brave Prairiefire and 135th Street and go there.  So happy I did! 




Pinstripes
13500 Nall Avenue 
Overland Park, KS 66223 
Ph. 913-681-2255 


Pinstripes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato  Pinstripes

Monday, December 26, 2016

You’ve GOT TO try a bialy . . . even if you don’t know what that is

I’ve heard of a bialy but never had one – until today. My impression was that it was some kind of bagel-y thing (it’s not, really), but beyond that, I knew nothing. 

I am apparently not alone in my ignorance.  Bialys are not exactly prolific in the Midwest.  New York, Miami, Chicago, areas with a large Jewish or Polish population, more so.  Just like people from the east coast bemoan our big, fat, sometimes tasteless bagels, most have learned to live with the absence of a bialy. Until now.

There’s a newish place on 39th street where you can get both a great bagel and a bialy.  It’s called Meshuggah Bagels and they live up to their tag line: “Bringing New York to Kansas City, one bagel at a time.” 

What that means is a bagel with a chewy crust but not one that tears your teeth out.  It should include a just slightly firm interior – but not doughy or too soft but still forgiving. These are kosher bagels and there are several kinds – sesame, cinnamon, poppy, onion, garlic, everything . . .  you get the idea.  They have sandwiches, schmears, coffee and a darling little room to sit in if you’re staying in these cold, cold days.

But about that bialy.  Bialy is Polish for white, originating in Bialystok, Poland, and this unboiled roll has a  lighter color and texture than a bagel. And there’s no hole – instead there’s an indentation traditionally with a cooked onion concoction.  It’s a potent little devil and boy, is it delish!   

Which works for this bagel shop – Meshuggah means crazy in Yiddish – as in crazy good.

Meshuggah Bagels
1208 W 39th Street 
Kansas City, MO 64111 
Ph. (816) 330-6016 


P.S.  If you’re a recipe reader, I found this recipe from pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner in Brooklyn from www.foodrepublic.com.  It will help you visualize this delicacy.

16 Bialys
Prep Time: 30 mins + 3 hours resting time
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
Filling
·         Rice flour for dusting on parchment lined pan
·         1 tablespoon olive oil
·         1 teaspoon poppy seeds
·         1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
·         1/2 onion minced, per bialy
Dough
·         17 ounces bread flour
·         9 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
·         1 tablespoon kosher salt
·         2 teaspoons sugar
·         4 ounces starter or poolish*
·         1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
·         2 ounces warm water
·         14 1/2 ounces cold water

Directions
*Make the starter or poolish the night before with 1/2 cup flour, 1/3 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast. Mix together and leave out at room temperature overnight.
1.       Combine 2 ounces of warm water with the yeast to dissolve. Combine all dough ingredients together except the salt.
2.       When dough comes together, knead for 6 minutes.
3.       Add salt and knead for another 2 minutes. Set aside to rise for 2 hours.
4.       Roll into a log on a flour dusted surface. Scale out dough at 3 ounces a ball (about 16 bialys total) 
5.       Press each out to shape without overworking and leaving 1" lip around edge.
6.       Proof dough balls (allow to rise again) in warm spot covered with a clean dish towel for an hour or until soft and airy.
7.       Sauté onions in 1 tablespoon olive oil until light caramel in color but at higher heat. Make center depression in each one and fill with the filling.
8.       Sprinkle bialys lightly with poppy seeds and salt.
9.       Bake at 450 degree oven, preferably on a pizza stone, for about 12-15 minutes.

Meshuggah Bagels Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Glories of Brunching

Brunch hating has already trended, peaked, and doubled back in the so-called eating capitals of the United States. But in Kansas City, by golly, we like brunch – and there are many good reasons for our love bites (and handles).  It sometimes seems to overwhelm breakfast, but both are significant dining choices here.
Raggmunk from Krokstrom Klubb and Market

But while breakfast may be more about sustenance and business meetings, brunch is about eating and drinking. It’s also about spending time catching up with your friends and family, relaxing, and yes, maybe lazing through an entire day based on just one meal.  Whether you call it brunch or blunch like The Westside Local does, what’s not to like?

We clearly don’t have to talk about its popularity, but let’s do talk about how this “institution” came to be.

Why the Word “Brunch?”

All the food historians say its chronicle is a bit hazy after they deconstruct the word (breakfast + lunch, as you no doubt know) as a “portmanteau.” Broadly, this is a French word for a suitcase, divided into two sections, big enough to hold overcoats.  In this case, and others like “motel” or “Amtrak” or even the lowly “spork,” there are two meanings packed into one made-up word – at least that’s how Lewis Carroll’s Humpty Dumpty explained it to Alice.

All that said, the word “brunch” first appeared in a short-lived hunting magazine in an 1895 article by British author Guy Beringer who suggested that people would like something lighter than the traditional heavy Sunday dinner. There were other benefits as well: "Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week." He also mentioned, "By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday night carousers."  While the magazine article didn’t exactly set London afire, his suggestion, somewhat patterned after English hunt breakfasts, after a repeat in the popular Punch magazine, helped the concept enormously.



In the U.S., a Washington Post article said the first reported mention of brunch was in 1896 in a Pennsylvania paper, where it was referred to as just a “fad . . . a repast at 11 o’clock a.m.”

Also helpful along the way were the facts that Catholics were supposed to fast until after church so better to eat earlier and much later, and when women started working outside the home, they needed some time off and going out on Sundays was a good break.

But before that, brunch became popular in the U.S. mostly in hotels – typically, restaurants were closed on Sundays. Gasp.

And in the 30s, the concept was glamorized enormously by one city.  That was Chicago where the movie stars would stay over on their cross-country train trips between Los Angeles and New York. People like Clark Gable and Carol Lombard were photo'd at the celebrated Pump Room in the Ambassador Hotel. How glam!

Add in the trend after WWII to not go to church so much and by the late 40s all the way to the 80s, brunch was up and roaring. Now add the additional popularity of urban living and TV characters from Friends and Sex in the City in the 90s and by 2000, you have a full-fledged trend that doesn’t seem to ever go backwards.

In 2016, Los Angeles even held a BrunchCon – a full day of brunch food, drink, products, games, speed dating and who knows what else. BrunchCon 2017 is in NYC as well, of course.  Maybe it’s a bi-coastal thing that the rest of us are rushing to catch up with.  Maybe we’re already there despite some elites’ statements that this brunch idea is a shoreside phenome.



The Internationality of Brunch

From the hunt breakfast/lunch combo in Britain to the huge Mother’s Day celebrations in the United States, many countries celebrate “brunch” though it may go by different names. For instance, dim sum.  The words “dim sum,” which look like this in simplified Chinese: 点心 , generally and most often translates to “touching the heart.”  It also means to order as one desires – hence, small plates, often delivered by cart.  It can be served usually from breakfast time through lunch.  Our best example is the renown dim sum served at the Bo Lings’ 90th and Metcalf location as well as the Plaza where it is a long-time tradition.  I had my first rooster feet there.

In the Scandinavian countries, it’s not too far a stretch from smörgåsbord, a luncheon or supper buffet that does include both hot and cold items, just like Krokstrom Klubb does on its unique Sunday brunch menu.  Co-owner/General Manager Josh Rogers says his wife, Chef Katee, has tweaked many favorites for their delightful brunch items.  In slow-dining France, brunch may be called déjeuner-buffet while in Austria, it’s equally popular. Grünauer has a Frühschoppen (which means pre-lunch drink or mid-day pint) menu on Sundays that includes stelze, their featured three-pound (for two) slow roasted pork shank among much else. And in Germany, even the word brunch has been adopted according to co-owner Katrin Heuser of Affäre, which offers the special meal on Saturdays and Sundays.  You may want to try their German specialties like arme ritter (German brioche) or käsespätzle (ham, cabbage, onions, cream, cheeses), or jägerschnitzel (pork cutlet with a fried egg and butterspätzle) along with more typical brunch fare.
Eggs Benedict at The Walnut Room

And brunches in Dubai, of all places, normally take place on Fridays where hotels and restaurants present food and drinks during early afternoons – where expatriates and tourists will party on for hours.  Brunch in Canada is an inclusive event as well and especially popular on Sundays in both homes and restaurants.  Both buffet and menu are available, which we’re calling the traditional approach, for lack of a more glamorous name.

Traditional Brunches in Kansas City

Probably the best examples of the traditional brunch may be the ones we think about that celebrate major events.  Of course, the mother of all these is Mother’s Day, when everyone’s goal is mom’s day off (except for staff of course whom we hope celebrate on a different day).   Dishes are buffet or station arrayed.  Or, have a carver dish up some prime rib or get an omelet or pasta dish made before you. Or, order off the menu – that’s ok, too.

These celebratory brunches can be extended to late November – December weekends for Christmas breakfast with Santa at Pinstripes in Prairiefire or at T-REX Café at the Legends along with the Easter bunny there later for April weekends.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, even Father’s Day – all the standard holidays now seem to include brunches except maybe July 4th.  We are compelled to add that for those special, special days, you really need to check out our Calendar Events section of kcrestaurantguide.com.

Gaslight Grill in Leawood is an excellent example of this traditional approach.  They offer made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict and have additional items from cinnamon rolls to mac and cheese and jambalaya as well as a table of homemade desserts.Ophelia’s Restaurant and Inn on Independence Square offers a large buffet plus individual items ranging from grilled salmon to a breakfast Monte Cristo.  Most casinos offer buffets and the Marquee Café at the Hollywood Casino adds a breakfast buffet special on Saturday and Sunday in addition to their regular menu.  The Argosy Casino has a Sunday brunch from early in the morning until afternoon in their Terrace Buffet which adds individual carving and egg stations. Their new 99 Hops House also offers a different take – now on their menu is breakfast for lunch (or dinner) that is so varied everyone is trying it, especially on weekends.

Not So Traditional

There’s an art to being different but not so different that people are afraid to order. For instance, Pinstripes adds a surprising kids’ table, a waffle make-it station, and a very popular and flowing chocolate fountain on its sweets table.  Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar on Sundays offers brunch items with New Orleans seafood flair seen in such items as the chicken and crawfish gumbo or their beignets, muffuletta, or shrimp and grits.  The blunch menu at The Westside Local offers a smoked salmon plank, home-made biscuits and gravy (their best seller) or a chimichurri flat iron burrito among their eclectic selections.

The Brazilian churrascaria Fogo de Chão on the Plaza adds to their fire-roasted meats and already large Market Table, a seasonal roast, braised beef rib hash, a pão de queijo (classic cheese bread) egg bake and bolo de fuba (a sweet cornmeal cake with whipped caramelized banana crème) for their Sunday brunches. And Webster House, recently named one of the top 100 brunch restaurants in the nation by Open Table for their tasty variations on empanadas, short rib hash, biscuits and gravy or even the hot (Kentucky) brown.


The Marys and the Benedicts: Two Main Ingredients of Brunch

First, the “hair of the dog,” has certainly been a component since early times. We all know what that means – drinking more alcohol to supposedly cure a hangover which some, including Ernest Hemingway, swear by.   As long as we’re talking history, this whole phrase is “hair of the dog that bit you” and comes from the custom of putting dog hair on the infected wound left by said savage.  Note to bitees: that really wasn’t effective at all.

But bloody marys were supposedly introduced just for that – a heartier glass with vitamin C included for free, not that they knew about vitamin C back then – and its history is much murkier than brunch with several people claiming authorship.  Grünauer makes its own tomato base as does Krokstrom Klubb and several restaurants offer them for enticing prices like McCormick and Schmick’s, Pig and Finch, Hereford House, or Pinstripes.  Some go even further to the bottomless concept for these and mimosas like Harvey’s in Union Station, Affäre downtown, and Ophelia’s in Independence.

Another standard not to be forgotten is the Bellini, sparkling wine and peach purée, said to be invented in the 30s by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice and named after Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini.  Along with the mimosa, drinks like this became popular during brunch because they’re lighter, somehow more acceptable at breakfast, plus they’re sippers – great lounging drinks for people who linger.

Nearly as ubiquitous as the brunch drink is some version of eggs Benedict.  This dish’s history also includes the possibility of several different originators, but it is apparently named after a person. Often credit is given to Chef Charles Ranhofer at the famous Delmonico’s in the 1860s for his Eggs à la Benedick.  That recipe did show up in his cookbook, The Epicurean, published in 1894.  Just space for one alternative:  Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (Oxford World's Classics) had recipes in the first edition (1861) for "Dutch sauce, for benedict” and its variant on the following page, "Green sauce, or Hollandaise verte," which might have been a fish variation, good for Lent or Fridays for Catholics.

Anyway, you can find a huge variety of eggs Benedict or at least one in practically every place that serves brunch.  This ranges from the classic Benedict served at Genovese Italian Restaurant weekends in Lawrence; the classic, the crab or the Pacific northwest Benedict at ever-so popular and many-award-winning Classic Cup on the Plaza – or buy their famous buttermilk pancakes, even as a mix.  Jax has a blue crab Bennie and Room 39 in Midtown offers a grilled steak Benedict with Swiss chard, béarnaise sauce, and breakfast potatoes on Saturdays. McCormick’s offers three, including a crawfish Benedict.

The bottom muffin to all this breakfast / brunch business is that breakfast is required and brunch, a logical extension of consumer trends, provides a great opportunity for weekend conversation and culinary adventures.  It’s here to stay.  Glory, glory say I.

Monday, November 21, 2016

You Sweet Thing, You . . . André’s and Me

I don’t live too far from André’s Confiserie Suisse which is on Main and 50th Street just off the Plaza. Both bad and good news for me. This family-run establishment, here since 1955, has another location on 119th Street in Overland Park which they’ve called Andre’s Rivaz, which opened in 2002.

While confiserie means a shop selling sweets and confections, André’s has expanded that meaning, believe me. They are especially famous for their truffles and tortes, but there’s so much else, including bars, cookies, chocolate almonds and orange peels, and much, much more. My almost very favorite is the Matterhorn with its creamy inside and dark chocolate coating. One is about two desserts, even if you’re a chocoholic. But, too, the macaroons are a small taste of heaven.

 Andre’s expanded a while back and their lunch menu is eclectic and varied – it’s not just quiche for ladies anymore. . . though quiche is usually a choice every day and they do make the best quiche in K.C. (I buy one when friends stay over, and hide the box.) You can eat there until 9 p.m. six days a week. What’s interesting about their menu is not just the food but the variety – they publish a monthly calendar but there’s not necessarily a pattern, other than there is usually a fish item available on Fridays. And the Café has a happy hour from 7 – 8:30 p.m. with 25% off select menu items and 50% of all wine and beer bottles.

 If you’re looking for a holiday specialty, you have a plethora of choices – from one of their packaged grand cru hot chocolate mixes to almond pinecones to six inch rocher wreaths and gingerbread houses. As I was choosing some sweets to take home yesterday, I thought, “Hmmm . . . their stuff is so good, I may even be compelled to try their holiday fruit cake!”

Andre's
5018 Main 
Kansas City, MO 64112 
Ph. (816) 561-3440 
Just South of the Country Club Plaza

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Andre's Confiserie Suisse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lunch at West Side Local

A sunny Saturday afternoon and being only slightly hung-over from what turned into a late night before (PotPie, always good!), I wanted a burger.  It's not that often that I say that. Off we went to Westside Local for their covered patio.  This is not elegance, picnic tables and benches largely dominate, but our wrought iron table on the side was shaded and protected . . . by a large dog of indiscriminate breed.  We didn't know he was protecting us, and everyone else, when a bulldog shouldered by, thereby causing a thunderstorm of barking punctuated by very loud, mostly useless cries of their respective owners to quiet, stop, no, etc.  Whaddya expect, really?

Other than that disruption, the food was good, very good.  One of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in town, hands down. Bill had already started in before I could get my camera out, as you seen in the pic.   My burger came the way I ordered it; fries are great.  Service was OK, but she smiled often.  There were no soft drinks -- soda mechanism had broken down but the waitress did a great thing.  After telling us they weren't available, she brought back my iced tea (see my first line again) and  a limeade and asked if Bill would like that instead. And then she didn't charge for it.  Very nice.  We forgot the dog almost-fight.




The Westside Local
1663 Summit 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
Ph. (816 )997-9089 
On historic Summit overlooking downtown Kansas City
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The Westside Local Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato The Westside Local

Monday, November 7, 2016

Let’s Fika

Fika is a verb and a noun, mostly in Sweden but now in Kansas City, too.  It’s pronounced fee-kuh.
 
The easiest explanation is that it’s a coffee break, but not the kind of hurried, stand up and gulp one like we have.  Instead, it means to take a real moment and enjoy your life. With cookies and sweets.  With friends or alone.  It’s basically what we are now calling “mindfulness,” with coffee or tea. 

It’s available at the Krokstrom Klub and Market at 3601 Broadway.  It is, at this restaurant, unequivocally delicious – who knew a plate of four different small cookies and treats could be so good?  In fact, so much so, that my portly companion and I, rather than doing the leisurely thing, started right in on it.  The plate varies from day to day and ours came with apple butter for the almost biscuit which was better than any apple butter I’ve had.  After initial nibbles, we began to savor, slowing our pace a bit.
We tried their church basement coffee, also known as Swedish egg coffee – but rather than 40 cups made in a big canister which needed better flavor, theirs was Broadway Roasting Company coffee made in a French press.  We also, I must admit, tried their kaffeekask, which is rye, Frangelico, coffee liqueur, toddy, with a header of stout on top. 

We proceeded on to wonderful brunch dishes and finished off with their much requested Æbleskiver (able-skeever) which is a somehow fluffy pancake ball, this time made with small apple chunks and served with apple butter, sour cream, and a mapley syrup lightly drizzled.  As a tribute to our taste buds and despite being so full already, we devoured the four of those, too.

Krokstrom Klubb is an excellent dinner choice and has a terrific happy hour from 4 – 6 p.m., during which the aforementioned fika is served. And, not so important but somehow personally satisfying because it’s such a nice custom, I’ve finally found a word besides Topeka that rhymes with my last name! 


So Becicka is again going to fika, that’s for sure.

Krokstrom Klubb and Market
3601 Broadway 
Kansas City, MO 64111 
Ph. (816) 599-7531 
36th and Broadway
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Krokstrom Klubb & Market Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Krokstrom Klubb and Market

Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Hour VI: I’m Happy When I’m North

Make that when I’m at North Italia Restaurant. (Which, as you probably know, is really south in Leawood at 119th and Roe.)  This Italian bistro is always upbeat and bustling but the other evening, make that late afternoon, I went for their happy hour, which I haven’t done for a while.  Their happy hour ends at 6 p.m. so going at three when it starts or a bit later makes sense.  At least to confirmed happy hour devotees like me. 

Drinks, at least wine and sangria, are cheap – five bucks for a glass and $16 for a bottle and beer is four dollars or the same $16 for a pitcher.  So I can start out pretty pleasantly. 

My favorite things are on the HH menu, short as it is.  First, the zucca chips which are light, crispy, and salty.  You get a big bowlful for three tiny dollars and I think only about the healthy zucchini I’m eating, not the oil and salt.

Their chef’s board is $10 instead of $16 and the assortment fluctuates.  Various meats, cheeses, and whatever is on the chef’s mind like roasted peppers or olives or almonds.  Always interesting and you can ask for more grilled bread.

The third choice is either their tomato or prosciutto bruschetta which is always tasty and filling.  I’m sure North hopes you’ll stay for dinner: Tuscan chicken or spaghetti and meatballs, or a traditional Bolognese or grilled branzino anyone? But then, I’ve been known to make an entire meal before 6:00 p.m.
Happy hour also goes all day Sunday and on those days and Wednesdays, you can get half off on any of their bottles of wine – and there are enough to choose from, about 30, all available by the glass as well.


North says their food is “handmade with love . . . from scratch daily.”  That seems true, even at their happy hour, which you should definitely try.  My opinion.


NoRTH Italia
4579 West 119th Street 
Leawood, KS 66209 
Ph. 913.232.5191 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Downtown’s Almost Secret Breakfast Spot

If you’re not a visitor to Kansas City and staying there, your first thought for breakfast may not be the historic President Hotel’s Walnut Room. But whether you ARE a visitor to K.C. or a resident, your first thought should be, let’s eat here. This beautifully redone hotel opened in 1926, closed in 1980, and then reopened as a Hilton in 2005. The memorabilia in the hallway downstairs make it worth your trip all by itself in my opinion. The restoration of the Walnut Room to “high 40s glamour” makes it easy for that eggs benedict or the standard American breakfast or the omelette (that’s the French spelling you know) you’ve created for yourself to be enjoyed. That’s after the coffee has been delivered – my first priority in a breakfast place. 

I tend to go to divish places for breakfast so this was a nice diversion. The problem with the aforementioned dives is that the coffee is always bad. In fancy places, the meal is always pretty expensive. I think I’ve found an alternative here – pancakes are ten bucks and full meals range all the way to steak and eggs for $15 – pretty darn good for any decent restaurant, much less a hotel. Coffee arrived quickly, with the cream pitcher beside it, hot, good, and replenished frequently. Ahhhh. 

Seeing no biscuits and gravy on the menu, my portly companion opted for the buffet where they did reside, along with scrambled eggs (could have had them made to order), bacon, sausage, fruit and lots of other good stuff. That was $16.95. 
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The hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places (one of five or six hotels around K.C.) and it’s just a fun place to see. Don’t forget to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day, there, too.


Providence New American Kitchen
1329 Baltimore 
Kansas City, MO 64105 
Ph. (816) 303-1686 
Located in The President Hotel
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Celebrate our 20th with a $35 3-Course Menu!

From October 1st thru October 20th we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary for Sullivan's Steakhouse nationwide. We have a special menu we are featuring in order to celebrate 20 years.





































On Thursday October 20th we will be having a finale party in our bar and lounge, so save the date!!

Check out their menu! 
Sullivan's
4501 W. 119th Street 
Leawood, KS 66209 
Ph. 913-345-0800 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Meet Pezzettino Italian Deli & Market new pastry chef!

Welcome Frederica!

Frederica has lived in the United States for four years. She is from Castelvetrano Sicily and comes from a family of cooks. Frederica was raised on an Italian farm that produced Olive Oil

Delicious Pastries 

Frederica began cooking at a very young age and is passionate about food.  Before arriving in America, she worked in Milan and Venice.
Her pastries represent every corner of Italy and are baked in the Pezzettino kitchen several days each week.






Pezzettino Italian Deli & Market
2101 Broadway Blvd. 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
Ph. 816-612-8333