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  • Porto do Sul

    Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Harvest Table

    with an array of hot and cold items

  • Traditional Brazilian Steakhouse fare

    full Churrascaria experience

  • Offers a menu in the bar area

    for those in the mood for a lighter meal

  • Newly renovated second private dining room

    for your groups of up to 140 guests

Saturday Night Dance Showcase

Saturday featuring the top swing, salsa, tango and jumping jazz bands and dance clubs in KC! Marquee Lounge is Kansas City's new headquarters to jump, jive and wail! Everyone is welcome to watch or join in. Free thirty minute lessons at 830pm. Dance bands start at 9pm

Thursday, March 17, 2011

— It’s time to hit the gym and get a tan, in preparation for the fourth annual “Shamrocks & Shenanigans” St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which will feature DJ Pauly D from the hit MTV reality show Jersey Shore.

Guests should plan to arrive early for the annual Shamrocks & Shenanigans party. The day-long festival begins with a ‘green’ breakfast at McFadden’s and Raglan Road followed by music, contests, games and giveaways in KC Live.

The festivities continue with live music and deejay entertainment. Kansas City based bands Dolewite and the Patrick Lentz band take the stage for free concerts, followed by DJ Pauly D. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must be 21 or older.

The fourth annual “Shamrocks & Shenanigans Festival” is presented by Miller Lite.


Biannual District Restaurant Week Immediately Follows City-Wide Event

The Kansas City Power & Light District hosts its sixth Restaurant Week from January 31 through February 6, 2011. Fourteen restaurants will participate in the event, which immediately follows the second annual city-wide Kansas City Restaurant Week.

District Restaurant Week is a biannual event that provides guests the opportunity to try a variety of District restaurants’ menus, all at lower price points to promote savings during a time of economic uncertainty.

Participating restaurants will offer:

• Lunch: Two-course meals priced at $10 - $15 for lunch
• Dinner: Three-course meals priced at $25 - $30 for dinner
• Dining Gifts: Every guest ordering the Restaurant Week meals will receive a complimentary gift card with each visit to use at a later date at the participating restaurant ($5 for lunch; $10 for dinner).
To view all of the participating restaurants and their week-long specials, visit

Details: Dates: January 31 – February 6, 2011 (lunch and/or dinner)
Participating restaurants in the Kansas City Power & Light District:
801 Chophouse, Bristol Seafood Grill, Fran’s Restaurant, Johnny’s Tavern, Lucky Strike Lanes, Genghis Grill, Flying Saucer, Gordon Biersch Brewery, Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, McFadden’s Sports Saloon, Raglan Road Irish Pub, Pizza Bar, Tengo Sed Cantina and Famous Dave’s Barbeque.



LEAWOOD, Kan. – Classic recipes with a modern twist has been the standard for NoRTH restaurant’s menu and now the three-year-old Leawood restaurant is offering a variety of new items that use imaginative combinations featuring timeless Italian ingredients.

Take the restaurant’s new Bucatini for example. NoRTH chefs designed an innovative recipe using the restaurant’s wildly popular Braised Short Rib to create a pasta dish adding the tender meat from the Braised Short Rib to pasta, baby tomatoes, roasted peppers and garlic ($17). The new pasta entrée is just one of the new pasta menu options. Others include: Chitarra with butternut squash, Brussels Sprouts and hazelnut brown butter ($15) and Strozzapreti with chicken, mushrooms, spinach, toasted pine nuts in a light parmesan cream ($19).

“We use our guest’s response to our menu to generate innovative new creations. We’ve tweaked a few items on the menu to align with their feedback and have developed inventive new items based on special requests and favorites among our guests,” said John Hildenbrand, general manager of NoRTH.

Other new entrée items include a Grilled Ahi with cauliflower puree, spinach, lemon and olive oil tapenade ($24); a hearty Sea Bass served with beluga lentil ragout and pancetta braised greens ($26); Peasant Shrimp with Borlotti beans, tomato and Swiss chard ($21); and a Kansas City favorite, the Fire Roasted NY Steak with crisp potatoes and caramelized cipollini ($29).

NoRTH guests will enjoy a new soup option, Italian Wedding Soup with spicy sausage and Pecorino Romano ($8). The Truffle Polenta & Mushroom Ragout is an excellent antipasti item to share ($9). A new pizza combination debuted this winter as well. It’s the Picante Salami, Roasted Peppers and Crimini Mushrooms ($13).

The new menu was introduced in late November 2010. Entrée specials are offered nightly including fish, chicken and beef options.

NoRTH is located in the One Nineteen shopping center on the southeast corner of 119th and Roe (4579 West 119th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209). The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are available any time and the outdoor patio is open, weather permitting, for lunch, dinner and special occasion use.

For more information call NoRTH at 913-232-5191 or visit

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