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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


Foodscapes is an interdisciplinary program where urban agriculture meets sustainable design and city planning to help better feed communities and improve health, community involvement and job opportunities, while working toward an environmentally progressive way to exist and renew urban living. Leaders from Cultivate KC, BNIM architects and Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City will explore the interconnectivity of this growing movement, as well as identify challenges and successful models.

Goat Cheese Spinach Tart

  1. 150 grams all-purpose flour
  2. Pinch of salt
  3. 125 g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  4. Some water
  5. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add water, sprinkle over the flour mixture. Stir with your hands to lightly blend, then squeeze gently until a dough forms.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Heat a large skillet with some butter. Add a large handful of the fresh spinach (Sam's Club) and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until wilted. Add some salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
  3. Add butter or spam to a 12-inch tart pan, roll out the pastry with your hands!
  4. Add spinach and arrange the goat cheese rounds on the spinach.(see picture)

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 eggs, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the custard into the shell and bake for about 40 minutes, or until just set.

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

**NEW** Tuesday - Endless Fondue

$39 per person and will include all four courses - all of the courses are "endless". Guests will be limited to one type of cheese and one type of chocolate. The entree course will be teriyaki sirloin, chicken breast, shrimp and filet. No sharing will be allowed. Offer begins Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

For more information or (816) 931-6358


KC Live! will host the 2ND Annual Kansas City Parrot Fest on Saturday, April 21st!
The party starts at NOON and features live music, contests, tropical drinks, games, a beach barbecue and more! First 4,000 guests receive a free lei!

The event is free to attend. All ages welcome.


The American Restaurant

The American Restaurant may not be the first place you think of for having a drink and a small bite to eat, but it should be.

The restaurant has a new lounge menu with small plates and offers also happy hour specials in the lounge from 4 to 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday.

On First Friday, their dining room opens at 11:30 a.m. Some of their past lunch items have been Baby Arugula Salad – goat cheese, almonds, apricots, balsamic. Confit Chicken Salad Sandwich-yogurt, curry, arugula, eggs. Black Bass- Brussels sprouts, celeriac, prosciutto. And as always Debbie’s famous Lemon Meringue pie. First Friday lunch also offers half off bottles of wine. Please call 816-545-8001 to make a reservation.

For more information

The Gallery

Filling a void in downtown Kansas City, The Gallery will open in July 2012 in the heart of the Kansas City Power & Light District, as a new private event space available for groups, businesses and special occasions. The Gallery is located on the second level of 14th Street between Main and Walnut Streets, above The Bristol Seafood Grill. The 9,000 square foot event space features an outdoor balcony overlooking 14th Street, surrounded by the dramatic downtown skyline. The space combines modern luxury with an upscale urban vibe for any occasion, creating a versatile, comfortable and technology focused event space. The Gallery is the first and only event space solely dedicated and created in response to requests for corporate meetings, social functions and weddings in the Kansas City Power & Light District. 

For reservations and questions regarding The Gallery, please contact (816) 842-1045 or

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Belly Up bbq smoked corned beef, carrots, and cabbage, stuffed inside and 8 oz burger. Served on a farm to market potato bun with house made mustard, and topped with whiskey honey butter and Swiss cheese.

It is Patio Time in KC!

This week is fabulous patio weather! Are you dining al fresco? If so, post your pictures on our facebook page and let us know whose patios are open and ready for dining.

We are fortunate to have so many fun places to enjoy and take advantage of being outdoors again.

Bo Ling's - City Market has a beautiful set up to enjoy great food.

Another awesome urban spot is Pizza Bella where the entire restaurant gets an outdoor feel when the front garage -style door is open to the street.

Jasper's Restaurant - with a first-rate view of Indian Creek! Very romantic.  

Trezo Mare or Piropos- can't beat the view.


Soufflé is one of the most recognizable french food inventions, it is very simple to prepare, but of course soufflé has a reputation of being difficult, but it is not, just make sure to pay full attention when you bake it and serve immediately, because they tend to fall rather quickly, but even if they do they'll still taste great, so don't worry and go for it.

Or Every Monday Nights Café Provence will feature Chef Daniel's Dessert Soufflé Specials!

Spring Has Sprung at RA Sushi

Tropical Island-Inspired Cocktails Ring in Warmer Temperatures

It’s time to trade in boots and scarves for flip flops and shorts because prime patio season is officially here! Spring has sprung at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, and nothing says warm weather like an island vacation-inspired cocktail. Beginning March 1, for a limited time, RA Sushi introduces the Pineapple Express and Bikini Martini.

It’s full steam ahead to the tropics! Jump on the Pineapple Express, a getaway in a glass featuring Kai Young Coconut Shochu, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, pineapple juice, a hint of lemon juice, and for some bubbles, a splash of Prosecco. Take your taste buds on spring break with the Bikini Martini, a cocktail sure to inspire any beach bum to throw on their itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini and catch a wave. This exotic layered libation is made with a dash of Blue Curacao, Kai Young Coconut Shochu, vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, and a splash of lemon-lime soda.

Priced at $8 each, the spring cocktails will be available from March 1 to April 30, 2012 at RA Sushi in Leawood. Visit any RA location to try a Pineapple Express or Bikini Martini, or mix one up at home for your next backyard bash. For more information, visit our web page

Pineapple Express
1.25 oz. Kai Young Coconut Shochu
.25 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3 oz. pineapple juice
.25 oz. lemon juice (2 lemons)
Splash of Prosecco
2 Pineapple wedges
Slice of lime

Preparation: Muddle pineapple with St. Germain in mixing tin. Add everything except soda, shake and strain into ice filled glass, top with Prosecco soda, garnish with a slice of pineapple and lime.

Bikini Martini
.75 oz. Kai Young Coconut Shochu
.75 oz. vanilla vodka
1.5 oz. pineapple juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
.25 oz. blue Curacao
Splash of lemon-lime soda
Pineapple wedge for garnish
Preparation: Pour all ingredients into mixing tin with ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and dash of blue Curacao.

Buddha by Kenji Fusion

Buddha by Kenji Fusion

Zona Rosa
8741 NW Prairie View Road
Kansas City, MO 64153

Phone: 816-569-0416

Check out happy hour tonight at Buddha from 3-6pm. Buddha is the only KC venue offering lyche saki which is featured in their Yum Yum Martinis. Yum! 

"Heartland’ author cooks at JCCC April 5

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Food writer and cookbook author Judith Fertig will highlight and demonstrate the joys of Midwestern cooking April 5 at Johnson County Community College.

Fertig, who recently wrote the cookbook/food anthology “Heartland: The Cookbook,” will appear at 7 p.m. in Polsky Theater in the Carlsen Center for a lecture, cooking demonstration and tasting.

She’ll demonstrate how a wheat plant becomes bread by grinding the wheat in flour, using the flour to make dough and making the dough into bread, coffee cake or cinnamon rolls, all while on stage. She’ll also show how to top a flatbread with local fare like smoked goat cheese, garden vegetables and barbequed brisket.

Tickets for the lecture, demonstration and tasting are $20 for general admission and $5 for JCCC students.

For those interested in meeting Fertig and buying “Heartland: The Cookbook,” a 5:30-6:45 p.m. reception and book signing will be located in Carlsen Center lobby. Tickets for this event are $40 and include the tasting, demonstration and lecture but not the cost of the book. Buy your tickets at or call 913-469-3835.

Fertig appears as part of the Visiting Chef Series supported in part by a gift from David G. Meyers and the JCCC Kansas Studies Institute. Students in the JCCC hospitality management program will help prepare the tasting.

In “Heartland: The Cookbook,” Fertig shares the historical, agricultural and cultural influences on food in this region. In her presentation, she’ll share some of her favorite Kansas City recipes, the place she now calls home.

Fertig grew up in Ohio in the “canned Spam and marshmallow fluff era” of culinary history, she explained.

“I grew up in a time when Americans were big into processed food. The more processed, the better at that point,” she said.

Her introduction to another world of food occurred thanks to Julia Child. Her mother fell in love with French cooking thanks to Child’s

show – “the first real cooking show on TV,” Fertig said. Her mother started taking cooking classes in Cincinnati while Judith was in college. So Judith lived in two worlds: minute-steak dinners in college and fine French cooking back home with her mom.

Trained at the Cordon Bleu in London and at La Varenne École de Cuisine when it was still in Paris, Fertig now is working on “I Love Cinnamon Rolls” and “The Back in the Swing Cookbook,” both for Kansas City’s Andrews McMeel Publishing.

She also writes for food and lifestyle magazines such as Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Saveur, Food & Wine and Better Homes and Gardens.

For more information, call the JCCC Foundation at 913-469-3835.

Sushi House Specials

Sushi House $15.00 "Get a Pair" special is back at lunch now!
Choose two of our most popular rolls for ONLY $15 plus tax, includes a miso soup or a house salad.
We have chosen 12 favorite rolls and divided them into two columns of 6 each. Come in any Monday through Saturday, 11am to 3pm, and pick one sushi roll from each column.
Simple, fast, delicious and a great deal. Ends April 14, 2012.
*Column A: Godzilla Roll, Spicy Temptation Roll, Saigon Roll, Tofu Dragon Roll, Black Forest Roll, Crunchy Roll.
*Column B: Spicy Salmon Roll, Salmon Skin Roll, Cucumber Avocado Roll, California Roll, Kabocha Roll, Tempura Sweet Potato Avocado Roll.



The fifth annual “Shamrocks & Shenanigans” St. Patrick’s Day Festival will feature ‘90s band REEL BIG FISH on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District. The all-day festival is free to attend and open to the public ages 21+.

The day-long party begins with a ‘Breakfast of Champions’ at McFadden’s Sports Saloon (opening at 8 a.m.) and an Irish Breakfast with live music by Eddie Delahunt at The Dubliner, from 9 a.m. to noon. The festivities continue with live music and deejay entertainment on the KC Live! Stage beginning at 1 p.m. The lineup includes The Patrick Lentz Band, Dolewite and Noe Palma. Reel Big Fish headlines the festivities with an 8 p.m. show. Best known for hits like “Sell Out” and “Take On Me,” Reel Big Fish edged into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. The band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs and metallic shards of ska (

In addition to the festivities at KC Live! and early morning breakfasts, McFadden’s Sports Saloon and the newly opened Dubliner Irish Pub will keep the party going all-day and all-night. McFadden’s will feature St. Paddy’s Day contests, games, giveaways and deejay entertainment. The Dubliner’s live music line up will include local U2 cover band The Shanks at 1 p.m., The Patrick Lentz Band at 6 p.m. and DJ Steve Serrano from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Secrets of Starting a Food Business

Have you been thinking about making your winery / bbq sauce/restaurant / bakery / artisan product / culinary retail business come true this year?

 If so, join Les Dames d'Escoffier in welcoming an impressive "think tank" of culinary business experts on Saturday morning, March 24, and learn everything you need to get started. 

You'll engage with Cindy Reynolds of the award-winning Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery, K-State food safety expert Bryan Severns, Jane Zieha of the nationally recognized Blue Bird Bistro, Renee Kelly's Caenen Castle, a host of KC Food Artisans: Rabbit Creek Products, Copperleaf Gourmet, Soy Zen Zay, Chef Mark and more, more, more. Get the answers to your most pressing questions during three morning sessions, including our "The Experts Are In" roundtables (Commercial Kitchens, Wholesale Distributing, Importing, Trade Show Exhibiting, Packaging, Marketing, Product Styling, Baking, Catering, Restaurateuring, and more).

 And all for $50! Space is limited for this one-of-a-kind event.

Secrets of Starting a Food Business

Saturday, March 24

8:30 a.m. registration

9:00 a.m. to noon

Kansas State University Olathe

22201 W. Innovation Drive

Olathe, KS 66061

Your $50 check or credit card is your reservation by March 20.

Send checks made out to "LDEI" to:

Pig Out Publications

6005  Martway  #107

Mission, KS 66202

For more information and credit card reservations, call (913) 789-9594.

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