Porto De Sul

Brazilian Steakhouse

Harvest Table

lunch, happy hour or dinner

Porto offers a menu

in the bar area

Best choice for traditional

Brazilian Steakhouse

Monday, December 26, 2011

Food Trends for 2012?

Industry experts forecast 2012 trends:

There’s no economic rebound to prosperity, but it will continue to be a better environment than it was in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Restaurants will benefit from pent-up demand. Two out of five American adults said in a recent survey that they are not using restaurants as often as they would like.

More chains will return to the earth and emphasize real, fresh or local foods to the maximum extent that they can, given the constraints of their systems.
“Premiumization” is now a basic diner expectation, given the proliferation of upgraded, enhanced, or higher-end products at modest prices. Examples: T.G.I. Friday's new Langostino Lobster-topped entrées or Arby's medium-rare Angus beef sandwiches.
 “Miniaturization,” or the continued growth of small plates, snacks and downsized portion options, which have been driven by price sensitivity, consumer interest in sampling, grazing or sharing, and health concerns.

Will the food-truck herd thin or grow? The mobile-kitchen business is seasonal, and winter around here is an unforgiving time. Food trucks are replacing gourmet and specialty stores as the channel to experiment and discover new food experiences – especially when it comes to ethnic foods.

Fast casual will remain hot. The segment’s year-to-year traffic rose 6 percent for the year ended Oct. 31, and more operators are looking to capitalize on its appeal.

Consumers hesitant to spend want twists on the familiar, such as comfort foods with gourmet, ethnic artisanal or wood-fired flare, and innovative sandwiches, wraps, pizza and pasta.

The popularity of Asian cuisines will likely accelerate in 2012 as consumers become more familiar with them.

Breakfast will move beyond sandwiches. As the breakfast daypart continues to grow.

More pop-ups are on the way. For chefs, pop-ups are a way to test new dishes, let off some creative steam, expand their brand to new neighborhoods and otherwise take risks without the hefty up-front investment required for a traditional restaurant.

Another year of high fuel prices. The logistics of managing freight into distribution centers, and then on to restaurants will be one of the biggest challenges for supply chain professionals in 2012.

Fashionable Cuisine - more celebrity chefs are coming to town. Celina Tio at Julian Restaurant competeted for the Next Iron Chef and Top chef Master, planting the flag for television chefs. The Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez opened Mestizo in Park Place in November. Who is next?

Are you looking forward to trying new foods? What are some of your favorites?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wine recommendations

Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2007 - $40
Grape variety: Merlot
Taste profile: 92 points Wine Spectator: "Dark and muscular, with blackberry and graphite aromas. Strong depth this wine displays for this early ripening variety aromas and a long, full finish. Delicious.
Pairings: This wine has many opportunities: lamb chops, seasoned pork loin, and, my favorite, game birds such as duck or pheasant.

Le Haut-Médoc de Giscours Haut-Médoc 2005 -  $20
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot
Taste profile: This is a second wine from Giscours and is drinking better than ever today. It's full of character, spices, dark tobacco and berries.
Pairings: Perfect with a roast, or any other "earthy" dish.


Montebuena Rioja 2009 - $12
Grape variety: 100% Tempranillo grapes
Taste profile:  On the palate it is packed with ripe fruit, has outstanding concentration, and impeccable balance. 90 points Wine Advocate
Pairings: Perfect with Brie cheese, small tapas or any appetizers.

Durigutti Mendoza, Argentia - $15
Grape variety: Malbec
Taste profile:  Listed in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2010. 90 points from the Wine Spectator: if you like Merlot - you would like this one.
Pairings: Drink Malbec with roast beef, steak, roast turkey.

All theses wines can be found here in Kansas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DON'T MISS OUT!


DON'T MISS OUT! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS
TO KC'S BIGGEST NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY



2012 LIVE! is Kansas City's BIGGEST and BEST New Year's Eve Party!
For the first time, KC Live! is hosting a ticketed event, featuring
an All-Inclusive General Admission Package
plus, the best entertainment and a 'Times Square' atmosphere
in the heart of Downtown KC!
The entertainment lineup includes some of the biggest deejays in KC,
including Highnoone, Mike Scott, Steve Serrano and Ashton Martin,
spinning throughout KC Live! at four different locations, plus confetti cannons,
laser shows and a 'Times Square' ball drop at Midnight!
Tickets are just $85 and going fast! Your ticket includes:
top shelf all inclusive beverages (featuring premium cocktails, import and domestic beers and wines), complimentary food buffets, party favors and all-access passes to:
Angels Rock Bar, PBR Big Sky, Mosaic Lounge, Shark Bar, McFadden's Sports Saloon, Johnny's Tavern, KC Live! Living Room, Tengo Sed Cantina, Pizza Bar, Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge and Howl at the Moon.
For VIP upgrades or table reservations, email
parties@powerandlightdistrict.com
Must be 21+ to attend
Tickets available at participating locations or online at
www.NYEKansasCity.com
2012 LIVE! – Kansas City's Biggest New Year's Eve Bash
KC Live! Block in the Power & Light District
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tickets: $85 Single/$160 Couple (Now – Dec 30); $95 (December 31)
www.NYEKansasCity.com

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Hour Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

NEW bar foods $8 small plates

**NEW** Bar Foods at The Melting Pot. Now you can enjoy Small Plates! $8
Kobe Beef Sliders, Lobster Quesadilla, Seared Ahi Tuna, Mediterranean Flatbread, Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, Savory Satay Skewers and Garlic Dijon Shrimp

The Melting Pot of Kansas City has been voted Ingram's Magazine's Bronze Medal Award Winner, 2007 and 2008 'Best Place to Dine with a Group.'

Looking for something unique and interactive? We can help. The Melting Pot Private Dining offers an experience fit for any special event. Your reservation will include fabulous fondue, top notch service and the guidance of your own personal event coordinator. Our large private party room is available for up to 55 fondue guests and can accommodate groups for meeting, luncheons and dinner events. Dip into something different this time around and treat your guests to fondue!

Please contact Karen Ledford at 816-260-7944 or meltingpotevents@aol.com for further details and scheduling.

More information

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Book your Holiday Events now at bluestem!


Book your Holiday Events now at bluestem!



bluestem is available for private luncheons, evening events, and cocktail parties. Chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts will create custom seasonal menus for that perfect occasion. Let bluestem help create memories this holiday season!



During the month of December bluestem will offer

3-Courses for $30.00 for private lunch parties Tuesday – Saturday

Menu selections include an appetizer, entrée choice, and dessert.

Lunch parties must be a minimum of 15 guests with a maximum of 40 guests.

Beverage selections, sales tax, and gratuity are not included in the special lunch pricing and there is no additional room charge during the day. Chefs Colby and Megan can also add additional courses to your lunch and/or reception possibilities to expand your December luncheon for an additional charge.

contact our general manager Jeremy Lamb at jeremy@bluestemkc.com for event planning information.

Tassos Gift Baskets

 Tasso's Greek Restaurant & Catering

8411 Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64114
816.363.4776


4 Bottles of Tasso’s Famous Greek Salad Dressing
$24.95

Tasso’s Famous Greek Salad Dressing, Nemea Boutari(Greek Red Wine) & Boutari Moschofilero (Greek White)
$44.95
Tasso’s Famous Greek Salad Dressing, Nemea Boutari, Boutari Moschofilero & Glaros Ouzo
$69.95

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery

December 16, 2011 Colleen Gerke owner & vintner of Jowler Creek vineyards will be at the store signing bottles at Ensminger Retail Liquor Store

Great Holiday gifts! She will personalize them!! Great wines, local sustainable farming. Fun interesting lady who grew up in California wine country.

913.469.9006



Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery
16905 Jowler Creek Road
Platte City
816-858-5528
www.jowlercreek.com
Tasting room hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
It’s not unusual for regional wineries to be launched by amateur winemakers, but it usually doesn’t work out as well as it has for Jason and Colleen Gerke. The path from wine lovers to amateur winemakers to successful winery owners would seem torturous for most, but for the Gerkes it seems like fate, even if they still carry a sense of amazed joy that it’s working out so well.
“I grew up in the central coast of California,” Colleen Gerke says, “and everything around me was vines. I went to Cal Poly, majoring in agriculture, and I had to choose either chemistry or winemaking for my major.
“Well,” she says, giggling at the ease of the decision, “free wine?”
So she chose winemaking, though she admits that she never really thought about using her degree. She and Jason met in college and started to date. After they married, they moved to Kansas City.
Jason Gerke had grown up on a farm in central Missouri. So when they settled into their little house in Waldo and started making wine out of the basement, it was natural that they eventually thought about finding a more suitable place.
“Both of us grew up in rural areas,” she says, “and we wanted to get back to farming some land. We found our piece of property in Platte County, and we thought grapes would look really pretty there.”
They planted grapes around their new house, but after they did more research, “we realized that it was not the best place for our grapes right along the driveway!”
They continued to plant, focusing on Missouri’s official state grape, Norton, “just as a hobby,” she says, “but we kinda got bit by it. We planted two acres our second year, still thinking we would sell everything (all the grapes), but then we realized that we already make our own wine and we like drinking wine. So why are we going to sell our grapes to somebody else?”
Before long, people started knocking on the door in search of their wine. “We ended up putting a little tasting bar down in our basement,” she says.
They planted more and more vines: more Norton, and then Vignoles and then Traminette and Cabernet Franc, and they’ve outgrown their basement.
In fact, their tasting room and winery is a far cry from those basement days; it’s a lovely spot, and the wines have quickly earned an excellent reputation among the ranks of area wineries.
Their Norton is robust and substantial, and their Chambourcin is living proof that this red raspberry-tinged grape has a bright future both in this area and for Jowler Creek. Their Vignoles has the richness and complexity of that grape, in a sweeter iteration, and their Traminette is intensely floral, as befits a grape with parents that include that wonderfully aromatic grape, Gewurztraminer.

City Wide Taxi Service. Anywhere in Kansas City!


Kansas City may not be a walking town, but we can help you from here to there. Johnson County to North of the River. Westport to the West Bottoms.Yellow Cab of KC provides fast, reliable taxi service all over the Metropolitan Kansas City area. Call 816-471-5000 or 888-471-6050 Now For 24-Hour Yellow Cab Service!

TEXT FOR A TAXI
All you need is your address!

Do you want to text for a taxi? Do you know how easy it is? All you need to do is text your street address, (ie - 1234 Main St) and a cab will be dispatched and on its way!

Text Line
(816) 805-6388

Text Line
(913) 534-8294

Order Holiday Pies from Courthouse Exchange!


This holiday season, relax and let us do the baking!



Order your Holiday Pies from Sally & Courthouse Exchange.



We have all of your favorites from Apple to Chocolate Pecan.

See the full list at courthouseexchange.com



Call us at 816.252.0344 for more info and to place your order.



Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Raphael

The Red Envelope Please
The rewards could be big for Raphael Guests and Chaz Diners. December 1 – December 31st guests/diners will receive a “Red Envelope”. Each envelope contains a certificate good for use on the holders’ next visit to Chaz or Raphael January 2012 – February 2012. The prize could be big ----- We are giving away two Shopper’s Delight Packages (see below) as well as other great packages and discounts!! Be sure to get your Red Envelope when you stay at The Raphael or dine at Chaz.

The Raphael Shopper’s Delight Package
What better way to start your holiday shopping season than with a vacation. The Raphael’s Shopper’s Delight Package includes: choice of accommodations, certificate for a bottle of wine, and two appetizers at Chaz on the Plaza. All the shopping you can want is only a few steps from your hotel on the famous Country Club Plaza.
http://www.raphaelkc.com/special-pkg/kansas-city-vacation-packages.aspx

Chaz for the holidays
Chaz is a romantic and festive place to dine every night through the Season of Lights. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are especially so thanks to menus created by Chef Charles d’Ablaing and his culinary team.

Chaz on the Plaza Live Entertainment

Be sure to drop into Chaz for live entertainment in December (or any month!). You can listen to local favorites and enjoy a drink. Chaz features live entertainment every evening Tuesday – Sunday. You can hear Kansas City’s premier musicians like: Lonnie McFadden Duo, Max Groove, Joey K, the Cavern Club, and many others. Check out our event calendar for a complete listing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

blanc burgers + bottles




plan your
plaza lights cocktail party
at
blanc burgers + bottles
 

gather with friends, employees or family
in one of our two private areas for
happy hour cocktails and appetizers.

enjoy a chef’s selection of:

onion rings
buffalo wings
sliders
truffle fries
fish tacos
sweet potato fries
hummus & pita

indulge your guests with one of the
largest beer selections in town
or celebrate with an eggnog shake!  

to make your reservation contact

jim@blancburgers.com

4710 jefferson street
kansas city, missouri 64112
816.931.6200
 

mention RGKC & this event for a 10% discount

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winter - Oranges



The season has already started. Now is the time for blood oranges to arrive at your table. Very aromatic, with little acidity, they are excellent oranges.


Blood oranges cultivated in the United States are in season from December to March (Texas), and from November to May (California).


Yummy ideas


Nice with duck or porc tenderloin. Orange quarters in a smoked magrets (duck) salad will be a nice surprise.


Let me know if you want more ideas or share yours!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Nutcracker

Kansas City Ballet presents The Nutcracker At the magnificent Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
December 3-24, 2011
Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108

December 3, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 4, 1:00 p.m.
December 9, 7:30 p.m.
December 10, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 11, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
December 16, 7:30 p.m.
December 17, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 18, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
December 21, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 22, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 23, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 24, 1:00 p.m.


Don’t miss the holiday classic The Nutcracker at the new Kauffman Center!


‘Tis the season to make memories with the PERFECT seasonal celebration for YOUR family at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts!


Holiday magic sparkles as the curtain goes up for Kansas City Ballet’s enchanting presentation of The Nutcracker with the wondrous music of Tchaikovsky played by the Kansas City Symphony. For 20 performances throughout the month of December, the Kauffman Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland.


Featuring vibrant costumes, elaborate scenery, and stunning sets, this holiday classic tells the story of Clara, the Mouse King and her Nutcracker Prince. Kansas City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is sponsored by Bank of America. Tickets are on sale now and range from $29-$119.
Select your own seat online at http://ticketing.kcballet.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=2593. Call the Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816-931-2232 or toll free 888-968-2538.

For the full story of The Nutcracker visit http://www.kcballet.org/aboutus/repertory/nutcracker.html.

Friday, November 4, 2011

14th Street Wine Walk

Saturday, November 5th 3-6pm

The Kansas City Power & Light District hosts the 14th Street Wine Walk benefiting the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America, this Saturday, November 5th. From 3-6pm, stroll along 14th Street and enjoy a different wine and small plate at each participating location. Participating venues include: Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, Bar Louie, Bristol Seafood Grill, Drunken Fish, The Marquee Lounge and The Garment District Boutique.

Tickets are $25 each with a portion of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America. Ticket includes: Souvenir tasting glass2-oz pour at each participating venueSmall plate at each participating venue Full glass of wine at one of the participating venues Donation to the Alzheimer's Association Click Here to purchase ticketsFor more information on the Alzheimer's Association, 14th Street Wine Walk

Thursday, November 3, 2011

RA Sushi Mixes Up

RA Sushi Mixes Up“The Perfect Pear” of Seasonal Cocktails
Fall Inspired Drinks to be Served for a Limited Time


Throughout the month of November, RA Sushi will be serving “The Perfect Pear” of seasonal cocktails. Infused with the crisp flavors of fall, the Pear Martini and Asian Pear Smash will be available for a limited time for $8 each.
The Pear Martini tastes like a bite of fresh, ripe pear, with an added kick. The Asian Pear Smash is a lightly spiced and refreshing cocktail bursting with fall fruit flavors. Mix up one of these cocktails for a Thanksgiving feast, or stop in to RA Sushi Leawood for one of these delicious drinks from Nov. 1-30.



Pear Martini:
1.25 oz. Absolut Pears vodka
.5 oz. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
1 oz. pear nectar
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
Splash Prosecco
Preparation: Combine vodka, St. Germain, pear nectar and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glass. Top with Prosecco.
Asian Pear Smash:
1.5 oz. Absolut Pears vodka
.5 oz. falernum
1 shiso leaf
1.5 oz. pear nectar
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
Splash of soda
2-1 inch pear slices
Preparation: Muddle pear and remaining ingredients. Shake and pour in a glass over ice. Garnish with pear slices.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween

KC Live! hosts Kansas City BIGGEST Halloween Bash this Saturday, October 29th!
The HAUNTED House Party features DJ Mike Scott and a costume contest
with over $5,000 in cash prizes!

The party starts at 9pm and is free to attend. Must be 21+.
Wear your funniest or scariest, most daring or most clever costume you can devise
and enter-to-win the City's BIGGEST Costume Contest!

The winners will be chosen at Midnight on the KC Live! stage!
Plus, check out each of the KC Live! bars and restaurants for great parties and themes!
Choose between good and evil at McFadden's Sports Saloon's Angels & Demons Halloween Party or stop by Pizza Bar's Zombieland!
Mosaic Lounge hosts Rock Candy V4 with guest DJ Dante, or check out the Dia De Los Muertos party at Tengo Sed Cantina.

For more information on all of the Halloween parties, visit www.powerandlightdistrict.com
Haunted House Party – KC's Biggest Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 29th
KC Live! – 1330 Grand Blvd.
9pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Holiday Mart Transportation Service

As thousands of attendees travel to downtown Kansas City for Holiday Mart, your group can skip the parking lot hassles and traffic by utilizing any of our chauffeured luxury vehicles.

:: No Parking Fees
:: Don’t get lost downtown
:: Pick up and drop off service at front door so you don’t have to carry packages far
:: Safe and reliable
:: Fun for a group

Call 816-512-8055 to tailor a transportation package around your group size.
One-Way Rates for Johnson County Zip Codes:
66206, 66207, 66208, 66209, 66210, 66211, 66212, 66213

Up to 4 passengers $49
Up to 10 passengers $69
Up to 28 passengers $139
Zip code not listed? Call for rates.
Rates do not include driver’s gratuity.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MAJESTIC "CURTAIN CALL" MENU!

MAJESTIC "CURTAIN CALL" MENU!

Just in time for the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Fall theater season, The Majestic Restaurant is launching our new late night small plate Curtain Call Menu - served Thursdays 8-10PM & Fridays & Saturdays 9-11PM.

Join us after your next show for a light supper, cocktails and dessert! Also, check out recent changes to our appetizer and happy hour menus including our housemade "Corndogs", Tuscan White Bean Puree with Black Tuffle Oil, and our Majestic Gallette (crispy potato pancake with grilled portabellos, roasted red peppers, carmelized onions, and manchego cheese topped with balsalmic reduction).

NEW MAJESTIC WHISKEYS

Recent additions to our Majestic whiskey list include Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Family Reserve, Black Maple 16 Year, High West Rendezvous Rye & Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year. Join acclaimed bartenders Shawn Moriarty and Tom Kramer at the bar to sample these or others of our more than 100 different whiskeys.

Menus here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mestizo

Food Network star Aaron Sanchez is opening a new restaurant in Johnson County.

The restaurant, Mestizo, will be the first of its kind and is set to open at Park Place in Leawood during the first week of November. Sanchez’s website describes it as a Mexican restaurant that will use bold flavors and fresh, sustainable ingredients.

The two-story restaurant is 7,200 square feet and will open next to Barkley Square, where the ice rink is located in the winter.

Hiring starts on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and they are looking for employees for every section of the restaurant. The hiring site is at 11551 Ash Street, and there will be a "Now Hiring" sign to indicate which suite number to go to inside the building. Applicants can stop by between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Expect to fill out an application on site and bring a printed resume.

Sanchez co-stars on the popular Food Network show "Chopped" and the new series "Heat Seekers". Sanchez owns two restaurants in New York City, Centrico Restaurant and Tacombi.

More information

Bo Lings Desserts

Bo Lings is proud of our brand new dessert menu! Stop on by for dinner and be sure to save room for dessert. From our custom cakes by the slice, homemade crème brulee, creme caramel and now ice cream from Glacé! Your favorite Bo Lings is soon to carry three custom flavors of ice cream: Ginger-mango, green tea and honey, and a refreshing mandarin orange sorbet. So stop on by, bring a couple of friends, and order some ice cream with extra spoons!

More information

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pachamama's Restaurant

Strecker - Nelson Gallery & Pachamama's Restaurant and Star Bar
~ present paintings by ~ Zak Barnes


Pachamama's Restaurant
800 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 841-0990
More information

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Beginning of Kansas City Barbecue Kansas City's barbecue

The Beginning of Kansas City Barbecue Kansas City's barbecue cuisine began as early as the 1920's, resulting from a melting pot of sauces and traditions brought to this area from Texas and the Deep south. While Bryant's is perhaps the most famous barbecue establishment, the actual barbecue phenomenon began with a man named Henry Perry. During the Depression, Perry distributed slabs of barbecued ribs grilled in an outdoor pit and wrapped in newspaper to make ends meet.

Customers were satisfied, and the trend caught on, influencing upcoming barbecue chefs such as Charlie and Arthur Bryant, George Gates, and Otis Boyd. Each of these men added his own flavor and style to barbecue, creating the barbecue that Kansas City has become famous for:

Arthur and Charlie Bryant.
Ribs from the renowned Bryant's Barbecue had their beginning back in the early 1930's, when Arthur Bryant, migrating from Texas, was asked to work with his brother Charlie at "Old Man Perry's" place on the 19th Street. Arthur eventually bought the restaurant and made dramatic changes, the most significant one being the sauce. The original sauce was one of the hottest ever made, but has since been tamed to a moderately spicy recipe. Arthur Bryant's legacy of barbecue, frosty beers, and famous beers, and famous unpeeled fries continues to operate from the original site.

Georges and Ollie Gates
The Gates (father and son) were also influenced by Old Man Perry, their business having roots in the 1940's. The "right" sauce was discovered in 1949 and has been the same ever since, with new flavors added along the way. Gates Barbecue has expanded to include several restaurants in various locations around Kansas City. Ollie Gate's "Rib Tech" school trains his pitmasters, assuring perfection of this family's cuisine.

Otis Boyd
Otis Boyd began his barbecue legacy in the mid 1940's, opening his restaurant in the heart of Kansas City's jazz district at the corner of the 12th Street and Vine. Although Boyd received formal training at a chef's school in Chicago in 1939, he claims to have developed his sauce from "whatever was around the kitchen". Boyd's expertise with hickory smoking his meats may remain a well kept secret, but those who have discovered his talents claim his homemade sausage is the best in town.

Jack Stack Barbecue
Originated under the name Smokestack Barbeque in 1957 when Russell and Flora Fiorella started a traditional style barbecue house with a modest selection of 5-6 items on Old 71 Highway. Their eldest Jack decided in 1974 that he would branch off to expand the barbecue theme and opened Fiorella's Smoke Stack of Martin City at 135th and Holmes Road in south Kansas City. Jack introduced Gourmet Hickory Wood Cookery in 1977 with brick-oven cooking and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country. From Jack and Delores' travels on the Yugoslav coast came the idea of grilling seafood over hickory wood. Thus, fresh seafood was added to the traditional menu of barbecue meats and hickory-grilled poultry and steaks.



Since 1987, Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is Kansas City's best choice for traditional, hickory-smoked barbeque that can be enjoyed in a nice, family atmosphere or can be catered or delivered to your next event. Smokehouse Bar-B-Que's pit experts have been preparing authentic barbeque for a combined total of over 30 years.


Last but not least, Oklahoma Joe's BBQ might be one of the most unique of BBQ joints in Kansas City. Located in a gas station, this Kansas City favorite is a lunchtime favorite with the locals.


This restaurant claims to have the best BBQ in Kansas City and invites you to decide for yourself! With several awards under their belt and the always crowded dining room, these are pretty confident in their product!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Where are you regular?

It is nice to know that you have a table waiting for you.

I love the Fou Frog! The atmosphere is special.
When they work on opening their restaurant, I was helping them to paint it. After I started to be a waiter for few month. It was fun and it is still a fun place to go with an incredible food...

My favorite: Steak au poivre

Where are you a regular, and what's your regular order?

More information about Le Fou Frog

Monday, October 3, 2011

Em Chamas Brazilian Grill - Kansas City



Em Chamas Brazilian Grill - Kansas City
6101 NW 63rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151
P: 816-505-7100
F: 816-505-7103




Suggest Us for This Years Company Holiday Party - Private dining rooms that seat up to 250 people.

All you can eat Gourmet Bar (not even worth calling a salad bar)

All you can eat Rodizio

Corporate & Office Catering
Book before October 15th and get:
10% of Your Bill Back as a Gift Card
10% of total bill before tax and gratuity. Must be Book before October 15th. Gift card can not be used same day.
Online Reservation

Friday, September 30, 2011

Upcoming Events at the Power & Light District!

KC TASTERS PROGRAM & BACK IN THE SWING PARTY THIS FRIDAY, SEPT 30TH AT KC LIVE!

Join us this Friday, September 30th, at a kick off party for Back in the Swing,
one of Kansas City's cherished philanthropic traditions.
A $5 donation to Back in the Swing gets you a pink wristband good for great food and drink specials, prizes and lots of fun! All proceeds go directly to Back in the Swing. For more info on Back in the Swing and its impact on Kansas City, visit www.backintheswing.org

Also on Friday:
The Oktoberfest Tasting Event features a tasting of Oktoberfest Beers from 4-8PM,
a complimentary Official KC Tasters Glass & Tasters Note Pad and live music with
Run Forrest Run!
Stick around for a FREE concert featuring The Zeros on the KC Live! Stage.
The concert is free to attend and open to the public, ages 21 and older.



TOUR DE BBQ RIDES INTO KC THIS SATURDAY, OCT 1ST

On Saturday, October 1st, the Tour de BBQ hits the streets of Kansas City!
The Tour de BBQ course is an award winning route that takes you literally on a tour
of Kansas City's best barbeque joints throughout the metro area.
Rest stops are every 10 miles at Kansas City's famous barbeque restaurants.
The Tour de BBQ concludes at the KC Live! Block with a free concert by Parachute and Vedera.
The Tour de BBQ believes in supporting national and local efforts in the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the event support LIVESTRONG and The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Tour de BBQ
KC Live! – 1330 Grand Blvd.
Saturday, October 1st
http://tourdebbq.com/

Friday, September 23, 2011

Genovese Wine tasting

Robert Mondavi Wine Tasting featuring Michel Krevenas of Constellation Premium Wine Co.on Thurs., September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm
$45/person (not inclusive of Tax & Gratuity)

Menu
Grilled Farm Raised Atlantic Salmon over Crispy Prosciutto de Parma with Backyard Produce Micro Greens & Lemon Caper Aioli
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc







House made Lobster Ravioli with Lobster Cream Sauce
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Private Chardonnay







Braised Kickin Bull Ranch Oxtails with onions, celery, carrots, garlic, tomatoes & fresh herbs.
Served over white corn polenta.
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Meritage







Wood-fire Rotisserie Steve’s Meats Ribeye with Blackberry-Fresh Herb Butter over
Salad of Watercress with Warm Pancetta Dressing & Shaved Parmesan
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon



Don't miss the next one!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tasso's Greek Restaurant

Tasso’s is now offering Movie Nights complete with a meal in our dining room and then your favorite movie or televised sports event in an adjacent 16 seat custom theater with state-of-the-art equipment. Let us customize your event in comfort!

The newly remodeled outdoor patio located in the back of the restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy our special $3.50 appetizer menu and our new Tasso’s Tea: a refreshing mix of iced tea vodka and lemonade.









For your private party needs, we can accommodate up to 40 guests in our private dining room or cater your off-premise party for up to 1,000.






Our family thanks you, and we look forward to when you will come to Tasso’s and experience the ART OF GREEK HOSPITALITY! Menus here


Kali Orexi and Bon Appétit.

fall menu items at Buca di Beppo

Check out the new fall menu items at Buca di Beppo:

Spinach, Prosciutto & Tomato Salad: Baby spinach, fried prosciutto, fresh tomatoes, julienne red onions and feta cheese tossed in a warm Italian vinaigrette.

Lobster Fonduta: Fonduta sauce, diced tomatoes and chiles, cream and lobster meat mixed together and cooked until bubbly, served w/house bread sliced and topped w/garlic oil and parmesan baked until golden brown.

Lobster Fra Diavolo Pizza: Thin crust pizza topped with spicy rosa sauce, shredded mozzarella & provolone cheese, lobster meat and parmesan cheese. Garnished with crushed red pepper and parsley

Bucatini Ala Enzo: Pancetta and fried Prosciutto with sautéed button mushrooms and peas tossed in Bucatini pasta and parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti ala Norma: Sautéed onions and garlic, diced roma tomatoes, fried eggplant, fresh basil, parmesan and feta cheese tossed in spaghetti pasta.

Penne ala Vodka: Sautéed garlic, diced roma tomatoes, crushed red pepper and penne pasta tossed in a creamy vodka red sauce topped with parmesan cheese.

Lobster Spaghetti: Lobster meat tossed with sautéed garlic, red scampi butter sauce, crushed red pepper on a bed of spaghetti pasta.

Braised Beef Ravioli: Raviolis filled with braised beef, asiago and parmesan cheese, served in a Chianti marinara sauce.

Mushroom Ravioli: Raviolis filled with sautéed portabella mushrooms and mozzarella cheese tossed in a creamy roasted garlic sauce.

Butternut Squash Ravioli: Raviolis filled with butternut squash and parmesan cheese tossed in a sage brown butter sauce.

Lobster Ravioli with Shrimp: Raviolis filled with lobster served in a scampi sauce with shrimp.

Visit Buca di Beppo

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bo Ling's Specials



Richard Ng has some new specials on the way, and we're excited to give you a sneak preview! At long last, we're bringing an authentic sweet and sour pork to the menu. Tender pork loin, lightly breaded and fried with a home-style sweet and sour sauce! It will be served along with some delicious new items on our brand new specials menu. Keep your eyes peeled the next time you stop in for dinner!

The Best of Kansas City!

Thank you Kansas City for voting us the Best Chinese Restaurant in Kansas City in Kansas City Magazine! To be voted the best in Kansas City in our 30th year in Kansas City has special meaning to us. We've also been named one of the top ethnic restaurants in Kansas City by Ingram's Magazine. We're so honored and grateful to get your votes, we're working hard to make sure we'll be the best for years to come!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stroll along 14th Street

Stroll along 14th Street and enjoy live jazz in the Kansas City Power & Light District
on Sunday, September 18th from 11am-9pm.

PLUS, park for $2 at the KC Live! or Main Street parking garages and take
complimentary trolleys to check out the new Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts
Open House, from 11am-5pm.
From 11am-2pm, listen to live jazz while you dine during brunch and/or lunch. Participating restaurants include Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, Bristol Seafood Grill,
Gordon Biersch Brewery, Fran's Restaurant and Bar Louie.
At 2pm, the live music begins on 14th Street and continues throughout the day with the legendary Ida McBeth headlining the festival at 7:30pm.

Performance Schedule Includes:
11am: Doug Talley Duo - Main Stage on 14th Street
11am: Matt Otto Duo - Boutique Alley on Main Street (1350 Main)
11am: Will Matthews Duo - Bristol Seafood Grill
Noon: Mark Lowrey - Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
2pm: Latinside All Stars - Main Stage on 14th Street
3:30pm: Boys & Girls Choirs of Kansas City - 14th Street
4:30pm: School of Rock - Main Stage on 14th Street
5pm: Wes Blackman & Round Midnite featuring:
Lady D & Darryl Terrel - Main Stage on 14th Street
7:30pm: Ida McBeth - Main Stage on 14th Street
Event held rain or shine. Event will be moved to KC Live! if weather is an issue.
14th Street Jazz Fest
14th & Walnut Streets
Sunday, September 18th
11am – 9pm

Pachamama's



Did you know that every Wednesday Pachamama's brings you a list of delicious red, white and sparkling wines for only $15 and $20 dollars?


This weeks list includes:

$15

nv cristalino cava
spain

2009 quadri pinot grigio
italy

2010 tilia torrontes
argentina

2008 shoofly ‘buzzcut’ white blend
australia

2008 eco carmenere
chile

2009 eguren reinares tempranillo
spain


$20

2010 wise guy sauvignon blanc
washington

2010 NxNW riesling
washington

2009 liberty school chardonnay
california

2009 leese fitch pinot noir
california

2009 coltibuono chianti
italy

2008 waterbrook cabernet sauvignon
washington

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Once-in-a-lifetime, Make-Your-Own-History Crescendo

The Kauffman Center opening is a once-in-a-lifetime event. In honor of the momentous occasion in our neighborhood, we're creating our own once-in-a-lifetime crescendo. And positively everything in our store is included.

10% - 50% savings on all fine antiques and antique accessories.
30% - 50% savings on all home decor and home accessories.
20% - 50% savings on all fashion accessories and gifts.
10% savings even on just-arrived holiday decor items.

Of course, a crescendo by its very nature is limited. Ours starts this Thursday, September 15, and ends Sunday, September 25. Don't miss it.

(All sales are final during the Crescendo Savings Event. Not valid on prior purchases. Consignment items, services and restaurant are not included.)

1644 Wyandotte Street Next to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.4713
More information

NEW MAJESTIC CURTAIN CALL MENU!

Just in time for the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Fall theater season, The Majestic Restaurant is launching our new late night small plate Curtain Call Menu - served Thursdays 8-10PM & Fridays & Saturdays 9-11PM.

Join us after your next show for a light supper, cocktails and dessert!


Also, check out recent changes to our appetizer and happy hour menus including our housemade "Corndogs", Tuscan White Bean Puree with Black Tuffle Oil, and our Majestic Gallette (crispy potato pancake with grilled portabellos, roasted red peppers, carmelized onions, and manchego cheese topped with balsalmic reduction).
More information

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gilbert, Whitney & Co.

September Classes at Gilbert, Whitney & Co.


Simple Art of Braising
Saturday, September 17 - 6-8pm - $42

Braising makes tough cuts of meat tender and flavorful. Learn easy recipes to create tasty, meaty meals. We will make beef enchiladas, chicken tacos and cider braised pork chops. We'll finish it up with Flan - a wonderful, creamy custard dish. Come braise with us!











Tuesday, September 20

Italian Cooking: Gnoochi
- 6-8pm - $42

We will explore many different types of Gnocchi such as potato, sweet potato and ricotta. We will also dabble with sauces, including: pesto, gorgonzola cream and a fabulous red sauce. To finish up the class we will create a wonderful tiramisu dessert.
Call Gilbert, Whitney & Co. at 816.836.0567




What to do with Chicken
Tuesday, September 27 - 6pm-8pm - $42

The first of many classes that are all about chicken. During this class we will learn how to prepare Chicken Marsala, roast a whole chicken and for dessert, a fabulous Marscapone Espresso icebox cake. Let us show you the many things you can do with chicken.






Call Gilbert, Whitney & Co. at 816.836.0567

More at http://kcrestaurantguide.com/calendar_news.htm










Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Hour


Come to Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge EVERY Monday for our Reverse Happy Hour known as Prohibition Night! Be a high roller in your own mind - Kicks off at 9:00PM!

Featuring:
$5 Martinis
$3 Domestics
$5 Stogies
1/2 Price Bourbons
1/2 Price Appetizers

More Happy Hours Here

Thursday, August 18, 2011

LIVE JAZZ THIS WEEKEND AT THE MAJESTIC!



Thursday Night 8/18: BRAM WIJNANDS (piano) 6-9PM.

Friday Night 8/19: PAUL SHINN piano 5-7PM & featuring THE BRAM WIJNANDS TRIO (with BARRY SPRINGER cornet & TOMMY RUSKIN drums) 7-11PM.

Saturday Night 8/20: PAUL SHINN piano 5-7PM & featuring THE BRAM WIJNANDS TRIO 7-11PM.

Sunday Brunch & Dinner 8/21: RICH HILL piano (JAZZ BRUNCH!) 11:00AM-1:00PM & ANDREW OULETTE piano (DINNER) 6:00-8:00PM.

As always, NO COVER! Join us for drinks, dinner, Sunday Brunch or stop by on your way home for dessert and a nightcap while listening to some of KC's best live jazz and enjoying 1 of more than 90 different whiskeys. Majestic Restaurant

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

THE POWER & LIGHT DISTRICT'S ANNUAL SUMMER

THE POWER & LIGHT DISTRICT'S ANNUAL SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 22!

Enjoy exclusive lunch and dinner specials at 14 restaurants during the Power & Light District's annual Summer Restaurant Week, August 22nd – 28th!
From $10 lunch specials featuring Drunken Fish's signature Tiger Roll to the Salmon BLT at Maker's Mark - you will find something that delights everyone in your office group!
Plus, with any District Restaurant Week lunch menu purchase,
you get a complimentary $5 gift card to use the next time you visit!
Check out the exclusive lunch and dinner menus available only during the Power & Light District's Summer Restaurant Week at www.districtrestaurantweek.com
Plus, enjoy other great specials this week at Power & Light District businesses,
including The Mixx, Latteland & The Marquee.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Café Trio for Fence Stile


Join Us at Café Trio for Fence Stile "Fire Pit Red" Preview Week
August 15- 20

Fire Pit Red Preview
Location: Cafe Trio
Link out: Click here

For a limited time get a FREE taste of Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery’s new blended wine sensation, “Fire Pit Red” Part of Fence Stile’s 4th anniversary celebration in April, included the launch of this delicious red - to rave reviews. Trio is thrilled to offer it for an exclusive preview now in anticipation of adding it to our list in the Fall.

A blend of four varietals, this mellow dry red is just the right balance between the fruit and the oak. This wine does not need to be paired and is the perfect complement to a great evening with friends by the fire. It works just as well on the deck at Trio enjoying the sunset or sharing a great meal in the Trio dining room listening to great jazz!

Simply come in any time the week of August 15 to 20 and ask for a taste of “Fire Pit Red” and your server will pour you a taste [about 1 oz]. If you like, and we know you will, then order it by the glass at 50% off our regular price every day during the preview. [$7 regular - $3.50 for this promotion]

If you’d like a bottle, we’ll sell you one and wrap another to take home & enjoy at no extra charge. That’s right get a bottle of this exceptional red wine for FREE - a $31 value.


Added Value GIFT: With the purchase of a bottle you also receive a certificate good for 50% off a wine tasting for two anytime you visit the Fence Stile Vineyard & Winery in Excelsior Springs. MO. It’s a $10 value.

As a special preview event, quantities are limited. So don’t delay! More information

Thursday, August 11, 2011

J. Gilbert's Re Cork program





Save your natural wine corks and bring them to J. Gilbert's on Sunday nights, and they'll make sure your corks get recycled as part of the ReCork program. The corks you donate will be finely ground and incorporated into SOLE sandals, extending the useful life of each cork by years. And the best part: you simple act of green will save you a little green at J. Gilbert's every Sunday night.

For every natural cork you bring in their Sunday nights, you'll receive $1 OFF your bill, per cork



FREE summer concerts!


Join us at Kansas City Live! in the Power & Light District every Thursday and Friday
for FREE summer concerts!
Upcoming FREE Concerts Coming to KC Live! This August:
FRANKIE BALLARD - Thursday, August 11th, 7pm
RATTLE & HUM - Friday, August 12th, 8:30pm
CRAIG CAMPBELL - Thursday, August 18th, 7pm
HOT CHELLE RAE - Friday, August 19th, 8:30pm
Check out these GREAT events this week at our Power & Light District venues:
ELVIS NIGHT at Flying Saucer - Wednesday, August 10th
A celebration of "All Things Elvis" including: limited edition Elvis glassware,
Elvis' favorite sandwich (peanut butter, banana and bacon) on the menu,
and an Elvis appearance! 6pm – Free to attend – Must be 21+
JOHNNY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY at Johnny's Tavern - Friday, August 12
Johnny's is turning 2! Celebrate with great food and drink specials.
First 100 people get a free shirt. Wear your favorite sports gear
and get your first drink on Johnny's! 6-9pm – Free to attend – Must be 21+

Thursday, August 4, 2011

NO SALES TAX THIS WEEKEND



Grab your friends and come shop Downtown Kansas City! Find great specials on summer merchandise and back-to-school styles at these participating boutiques in the Power & Light District:
Lovebird - The Garment District Boutique - Zafar
Envolve Boutique - The Polished Edge Fine Jewelry
Plus, pay NO Missouri sales tax on clothing purchases under $100
during the Missouri no sales tax holiday weekend.

DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALE
Friday, August 5th: 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, August 6th: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, August 7th: Noon – 6pm

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 5, 2011 - First Friday

Celebrating Ryan Haralson's first show in the Crossroads. Ryan is a Kansas City original and was recently featured in the "America Now and Here" exhibit in May at the Leedy Voulkos Art Center. Ryan's work displays a wisdom and experience beyond his years by confronting truths about ourselves as difficult as they may be.
The gallery at OfficePort will be open August 5 from 6PM - 9PM. This exhibit will also be on the Crossroads Second Saturday tour for August 13 in case you miss this amazing show.

Art & Frame Warehouse's Celebration: 10 Years of Custom Framing: To show our appreciation to our customers, we are displaying a sample of talented Kansas City artists that have supported us over the last 10 years... Photos and painting shown by Barbara Housh, Eugene Bortnick, Oscar Pedroza, Penny Dillon, Jim Murray, Herman Scharhag, Barbara Akers, Judy Blankenship, and Wanda Greene will grace our walls. DJ - Tyler Francis will keep the fun going thought the night with his selection of music.
Stop by August 5th to see the talented artists and bring any artwork you need framed yourself while you enjoy a glass of wine.

17th & Summit Adds Color to First Fridays:

blue bird bistro at 1700 Summit St. will celebrate the local artist with the return of renowned KC artist Nicole Brinkman.

The classy, inviting colors of Lill’s on 17th at 815 W 17th St. are enhanced by the multi-layered oil paintings by artist Matthew Iverson.

Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse at 1713 Summit St. observes special First Friday hours, opening in the evening from 6pm to 9pm, and will feature live music by singer/songwriter Brad Allen. Artist Larry Degraff of Joplin, MO will have pieces on display. In continuation of last month’s efforts, Chez Elle and Degraff will donate a portion of the show’s proceeds to help Joplin tornado relief efforts.

Los Alamos Market y Cocina at 1667 Summit St. makes the First Friday celebration even more colorful with free tequila tastings from 6pm to 9pm.

Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery has been busy inspiring young artists with their Summer Art Camp. They look forward to sharing in the creative excitement that continues to build as Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery and the rest of 17th & Summit gear up for First Friday in September.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

To celebrate The Melting Pot of Kansas City’s grand reopening

The Melting Pot of Kansas City, a fondue restaurant, will host a grand reopening celebration from Aug. 8-14, offering special events as the restaurant celebrates its 10-year anniversary in Kansas City.
The Melting Pot of Kansas City, under the direction of new owners Matt and Ruby Soik and new chef Joe Walker, will unveil new features, including updates of the restaurant’s interior décor, new TV’s in the lounge area, an audiovisual system for private parties and the addition of a signature chocolate dipped strawberry program.
From Aug. 8-14, The Melting Pot of Kansas City will hold a weeklong Fondue-raiser for Children’s Mercy Hospital (http://www.childrensmercy.org) and host the following special events:
• Monday, Aug. 8 – Grand Ladies’ Night, Corinth Elementary School Book Drive- Bring in two gently loved books and drop off at the front desk. We will give you a ticket to pick out one book you would like to take home! All remaining books will be sold and money donated to Corinth Elementary School. We will offer the usual special of cheese, salad, and chocolate for $16 per person. Add a petite entree for only $8 more! Fantastic drink specials as well.
• Wednesday, Aug 10 – VIP event, by invitation only 5-8pm
• Tuesday, August 9th and Thursday, Aug. 11 – Children’s Mercy Hospital Fondue-raiser in the restaurant, Children’s Mercy night, $1.00 from every entrée ordered will be donated by The Melting Pot, 4-10pm
• Week long fundraiser for Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics featuring a
Grand Re-Opening Special $39.00 per person four course fondue meal with lobster and filet mignon.
Donate $5.00 or more to CMH and receive a three pack of chocolate dipped strawberries from Melting Pot
As part of the celebration, guests can enter for a chance to win complimentary dinner for two or a chocolate fondue party for 10 by dining in the restaurant with a reservation from August 8-14 or making a donation to Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics. For more information regarding donations, reservations or this location, visit http://kcrestaurantguide.com/melting_pot.html, or call 816-931-6358.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fogo de Chão Introduces Three New Cocktails

Summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy one of Fogo de Chão’s new refreshing cocktails, the Grand Mango Batida, Cool Coconut Batida and Tarragon Pineapple Tini. All made with fresh fruit, these cocktails are sure to get you ready for the summer season. In celebration of Fogo’s recent opening in Rio de Janeiro, the restaurant is featuring two batidas, the most famous blended frozen drink served in Brazil. The batida is known as the summer drink that people look forward to it all year to enjoy on the beaches of Brazil. With your cocktail, you can also enjoy Fogo’s 15 cuts of fire-roasted meat, sliced and served tableside by traditional Gaucho chefs, as well as Fogo de Chão’s gourmet salad and sides bar with over 30 items to choose from, including fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, smoked salmon, artisan breads, Brazilian hearts of palm and sundried tomatoes.







Grand Mango Batida
1 ½ oz. Ypioca Prata Cachaca
½ oz. Grand Marnier
1 oz. Fresh mango
1 ½ oz. Monin Mango Puree
1 ½ oz. Sweetened condensed milk
Garnish with a mango cube and mint sprig.







Cool Coconut Batida
1 oz. Ciroc Coconut Vodka
½ oz. Crème de cacao
1 oz. Ypioca Prata Cachaca
1 oz. Cream of coconut
1 1/3 oz. Sweetened condensed milk
Rim glass with coconut shavings and
garnish with a strawberry and mint sprig.


















Tarragon Pineapple Tini
2 oz. Patron Reposado Tequila
2 oz. Tarragon sprigs
3 oz. Pineapple juice
1 oz. Fresh cubed pineapple
½ oz. Bar syrup or sugar
1 Lime squeezed
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and
tarragon sprig.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lonnie McFadden a KC performing icon



Lonnie McFadden was born to entertain. At age 6, he and his brother Ronald gave their first public performance - tapping, singing, playing the piano and doing comedy bits. Lonnie simply wows audiences with his versatility as a dancer, song writer and arranger, singer and trumpet player. He's performed at festivals in the U.S., Europe and Japan with the likes of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis.



Well known to local audiences, he has also attracted attention beyond his hometown while performing with Wayne Newton and on national TV. Catch him at Chaz with the Lonnie McFadden Duo Tuesdays July 12, 19 & 26.


Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 4th Brazilan Grilling Special



Celebrate 'Independence' from the Ordinary at Em Chamas!

Em Chamas: A KC Dining Experiences Defined By Choice

Some of life's most memorable moments occur around the table, and every meal at Em Chamas is an opportunity- for you, your friends, family and coworkers- to celebrate??

Dining at Em Chamas:
starts with the finest quality ingredients, infused with authentic regional flavors, cooked with pride by our skilled chefs and served á la minute at your table.
is all about choice: soups, salads, appetizers, side dishes and accompaniments are all designed to suit your mood at the moment.

Choose to start with a light, zesty salad or the sophisticated flavors of a cold seafood appetizer and then allow the passadores to serve your perfectly grilled steak or any of the savory choices they will offer. Choose as many or as few of the innovative, grilled offerings as you want. Remember- the Em Chamas experience is all about choice, and there is never an extra charge for any dining choice.

Kansas City knows BBQ, and Em Chamas means Perfect Holiday Grilling!

All-You-Can-Eat Wood Fired Brazilian Rotisserie!

Get More Bang for your Buck!

Em Chamas One Price, All-You-Can Eat, Full Rodizio Dinner with Buffet Bar.

$19.99 per person

13 Savory, Fire-Roasted Cuts of Meat
Wood Grilled to Perfection
Carved on the Skewer
Served at your Table

The sumptuous Em Chamas Buffet Bar is a feast for all the senses with hot and cold selections to satisfy the taste and preference of every guest, family or group member.

Holiday Hours:
July 1: Dinner 5:00-10:00 PM
July 2: Dinner 5:00-10:00 PM
July 3: Brunch 11:00 - 2:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 - 8:00 PM July 4: Closed (Celebrating with our Family)

Enjoy Brazilian Hospitality and our Authentic Churrascaria B.B.Q.

Reservations are suggested.

Tulleries Plaza
6101 NW 63 Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151
1-816-505-7100



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The First Annual Westport Food Truck Festival

Pitch & Boulevard present The First Annual Westport Food Truck Festival at The Backyard at The Beaumont Kansas City Excites Local Taste Buds

On Friday, July 8th at 5pm, Pitch & Boulevard present The First Annual Westport Food Truck Festival at The Backyard at The Beaumont (4050 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO 64111) on Friday July 8th from 5pm-12am and Saturday July 9th from 3pm-12am.

The festival will feature up to 20 food trucks with many different types of food as well as an eclectic artisan market known as The Westport Marketplace at The Backyard, a unique eating and shopping experience. The Westport Marketplace extends through the summer on the 3rd Saturday of the month from August to October, 2011.

What: Kansas City’s first food truck festival featuring local organic food, BBQ, taco trucks and baked goods. Come see all of Kansas City’s favorite food trucks and Kansas City’s very own Westport Marketplace at The Backyard. The Westport Marketplace at The Backyard features local artists, clothing designers, jewelry makers, vintage re-sale booths, record collectors and more. Festival activities include food trucks, pitchers of Boulevard Brewery beer, margaritas, DJs, bands, food demos, performers, local artesians and more. This is a full on two-day event packed with food and unique finds.

The Pitch & Boulevard present The First Annual Westport Food Truck Festival at The Backyard at The Beaumont is an event not to miss!

When: Friday July 8th from 5pm-12am and Saturday July 9th from 3pm-12am.
On Sale: Friday, June 17 @ 10 am through www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800)-745-3000.

Where:
The Back Yard at Beaumont Club
4050 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111
www.beaumontkc.com
816.561.2560

Who: Anyone who enjoys food, trying new things, supporting local artisians, and having fun. The Pitch & Boulevard present The First Annual Westport Food Truck Festival at The Backyard at The Beaumont is a family event and open to the public. Children under 10 are free and the event is 21+ after 10pm.

Cost: Daily entry for each day is $5. The best ticket option for this event is a two-day pass for only $10 that includes express entry into the Pitch & Boulevard present The First Annual Westport Food Truck Festival at The Backyard at The Beaumont. With a two-day express pass, patrons avoid waiting in line for entry to the festival. Tickets available through Ticket Master outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone (800) 745-3000.