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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

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 รก 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


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 or by calling (800)-745-3000.

The Back Yard at Beaumont Club
4050 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111

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, or charge by phone (800) 745-3000.

Vanishing of the Bees Screening at Pachamama's

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees. Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.

Please join us for this movie screening! We will be joined by George Langworthy, one of the films co-directors for a bit of Q & A before and after the screening. Beer, wine and honey-themed movie snacks will also be available for purchase.

Time : Thursday, July 21 2011 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM (Doors open @ 6pm)
Venue:Pachamama’s Alton Ballroom
800 New Hampshire Lawrence, KS 66044
For more information please contact Richard Garcia or 785 841 0990

White Sangria - Pachamama's

• 1/2 cup peach schnapps
• 1/2 cup calvados
• 4 oranges, sliced into rounds
• 2 peaches, peeled and sliced
• 3 ripe green apples seeded and cut into wedges
• 1 pint fresh blueberries
• 2 cups white cranberry cocktail
• 2 (750 milliliter) bottles Riesling wine, chilled
• 1 liter ginger ale, chilled

Combine Schnapps, Calvados, fruits, large pitcher. Cover with Riesling wine, white cranberry and chill sangria several hours. To serve, spoon fruits into glasses or goblets, adding a few fresh blueberries in each glass, pour wine over top of the fruit. Top glasses of sangria off with a splash of ginger ale and serve.

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Chef Colby Garrelts of bluestem

Chef Colby Garrelts of bluestem Takes First Place in Oneida’s “Bring It To The Table” 2011 Competition!
National Recipe Contest Selects Kansas City Chef as Winner!

Chef Colby Garrelts, co-owner of bluestem restaurant, has been named the first place winner in Oneida’s 2011 national chef recipe contest, “Bring It To The Table.” Chef Garrelts won for his Bouillabaisse with Mussels, Clams, Rock Shrimp, Calamari & Edamame recipe. It was photographed in Oneida china, just as it is the Garrelts soon to be published cookbook, bluestem, the cookbook. Oneida has awarded chef Colby and his wife, chef Megan Garrelts, a trip to New York City to attend a dinner in the James Beard House, $5,000 in china, silverware and glassware for their restaurant and the bluestem chefs will be featured in national advertising and promotions through Oneida.

Chefs who competed in the contest entered their recipe along with a photo of the dish served on Oneida tableware. Chef Colby selected the Oneida Schonwald pattern and Bonjwing Lee of Kansas City took the photograph that was submitted in the contest.

Commenting on his top award, chef Colby stated, “I was shocked, then thrilled when I got the call from Oneida. Chefs had competed across the country, so I am really honored. The company recorded my reaction in the phone call with the news, so I do hope my enthusiasm came across coherently. It is the first time we’ve ever won a contest and the tables at bluestem will look stunning with the new Oneida tableware!”

bluestem serves dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Wine Lounge is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Sunday brunch is offered from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For more information on the restaurant, please go to

The American

Begins the Week of June 20th.

Celebrate the 4th Annual Summer of Riesling at The American.

All summer long, our wine list will feature at least three international Riesling's offered by the glass. Discover how this noble grape perfectly pairs with Chef Gold's seasonal creations.

Zum Wohl! For reservations, call 816.545.8001

Jamie Jamison was inspired to celebrate The Summer of Riesling on his recent trip to Germany.

Pictured is Jamie at Historic Schloss Johannisberg in the Rheingau.


Buca di Beppo

Celebrate a lobster summer at Buca di Beppo! New menu items include Lobster Fonduta, Lobster Caesar Salad, Lobster Fra Diavolo Pizza and Lobster Ravioli in Rosa Sauce

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The place to be on Friday nights in Kansas City is KC Live! in the Power & Light District!

Join us this Friday, June 10th, for a free concert with
Steven Page, former lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies!
Singer/songwriter Steven Page will be performing solo hits
and some of the best Barenaked Ladies hits!

Get here early this Friday and every Friday for Kansas City's BIGGEST & BEST Happy Hour,
Downtown is Happy, starting at 4pm every Friday!
Enjoy the BEST happy hour specials in KC at more than 20 restaurants and bars,
Including $1 domestic drafts at Living Room and Johnny's in KC Live!

For a list of participating venues and their great happy hour specials,

Marker's Mark

We chose to dine outside fairly early on a weekday evening. The fire-pit coffee tables and lounge seating on the patio were a nice touch, as is the view into the restaurant from the patio. The atmosphere was a bit wanting, again it was our choice, but the big screen at KC Live was right there blaring adds and it took away from some of the intimacy the patio would create.

The food was amazing, my boyfriend had the Duck - Two Ways, the first time he had tried duck, and he loved it. I had Salmon and was just as impressed, the portions were exactly right, though the price point was a bit high, we were expecting that from a restaurant like Maker's Mark.
The service was good, the staff conducted themselves professionally in front of all the guests. The host seemed confused as to were to put us in a fairly empty restaurant, until we decided to sit on the patio. Our server was attentive and did not pressure us to order or to pay, which was nice.
We would go back, and have reccommended Makers Mark to many of our friends venturing down to the Power&Light district, especially for the first time, it is virtually the only grown up place situated in the center of KC Live.


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