Kansas City’s traditional,

hickory-smoked barbeque

Barbeque favorites can be

catered or delivered

Dine at any of the three Smokehouse locations

in Gladstone, Kansas City or Overland Park

Private banquet rooms

are also available at each location

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Beignets

Eggs Beignets -

Dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups water or beer
  • 8 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 spoon oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 egg white

Directions

Stuffing: Boiled eggs, garlic and persil. Mix all together.

Dough: In bowl of heavy-duty mixer, stir together flour, oil, salt and one egg.




 




 The dough must be flowing but very thick.
Add 2 white eggs to the dough. Mix gently.
Soak them generously in the dough of all the sides. 

Fried them in a oil! Enjoy!
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday gift cards!


Make this holiday season special, and give your loved ones an Oread and Eldridge gift card!

Special Holiday Rate!
Buy two $50 gift cards & get one FREE $15 gift card for yourself!
1200 Oread Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66044
785.843.1200

701 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
785.749.5011

Our gift card can be used for: Hotel stays at The Oread & The Eldridge
Bird Dog Bar- The Oread Five 21- The Oread Slice of History- The Oread Coffee Corner- The Oread Jayhawker Bar- The Eldridge TEN- The Eldridge Lemon Bliss Tanning & Lemon Bliss Nails

Visit the Bird Dog Bar or Jayhawker and pick one up this season!

ROLL INTO RA FOR SUSHI 101 CLASSES


WHAT:           RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Leawood will host six Sushi 101 classes featuring the restaurant’s head sushi chef and the restaurant's manager sharing their culinary expertise with an intimate group of guests. Throughout the interactive class, participants will learn about the history of sushi, test their skills in the art of rolling sushi and enjoy an assortment of fresh sushi and tasty appetizers. The classes are open to the public and take place in the restaurant on Sunday afternoons January through May.

                         The class includes: sushi rolling lessons, a non-alcoholic beverage, miso soup, edamame, two maki (rolls), two pieces of nigiri, a sushi rolling mat and a complimentary lunch card for a return visit. Space is limited, and reservations are required.
 
WHEN:           Sunday, Jan. 6

Sunday, Jan. 20

Sunday, Feb. 10

Sunday, March 10

Sunday, April 7

Sunday, May 5

All classes take place at 2 p.m.

 COST:             $35 per person

 WHERE:       RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
                        Park Place
                        11638 Ash St., Leawood, KS 66211

 CONTACT:    Please call (913) 850-6260 to make a reservation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cafe Provence Award Winner Open Table.


OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Café Provence a Top 100 Best Restaurants of 2012

"Café Provence Named a Top 100 Restaurant of 2012 by OpenTable Diners

Prairie Village, Kansas - December 12, 2012 - Café Provence announced today that it has been named a winner of OpenTable Diners' Choice

Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States. The list of winners is derived from more than 5 million reviews submitted by

OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia."

Restaurants in 27 states and Washington, D.C. recognized;

California, New York, Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts,

and Pennsylvania among states with strongest showings

SAN FRANCISCO – December 12, 2012 – As we reflect on a fabulous year of fine dining, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The list of winners, which includes Eleven Madison Park in New York City, Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif., and o ya in Boston, spans 27 states and Washington, D.C. California restaurants earned 24 spots on the list, followed by New York with 18 winners. Virginia boasts six winning restaurants, trailed by Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with four honorees apiece. North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C. all have three winning restaurants, while Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio have two each. Connecticut earned a single spot, as did Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; French cuisine is also strongly represented.

"This year’s honorees have accomplished what every restaurant aspires to – making guests feel as though they have had a truly singular dining experience," said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter. "These best overall restaurants are consistently getting it right on every level, from top flight ambience and service to cocktail lists and menus that positively dazzle diners."

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the "overall" category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in

the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestoverall.

2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.

Acquerello – San Francisco, California

Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California

Altura – Seattle, Washington

Andrea at Pelican Hill – Newport Coast, California

Annisa – New York, New York

Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina

The Ashby Inn – Paris, Virginia

Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, California

Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California

Bacchanalia – Atlanta, Georgia

The Belvedere – Beverly Hills, California

Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Binkley’s Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona

Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia

Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Bouley – New York, New York

Café Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas

Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia

Canlis – Seattle, Washington

Capital Grille – Kansas City, Missouri

Capital Grille – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carpe Vino – Auburn, California

Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Chachama Grill – East Patchogue, New York

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse – Downers Grove, Illinois

Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland

Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio

Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas

CityZen – Washington, D.C.

Commis – Oakland, California

Cottage Place Restaurant – Flagstaff, Arizona

Daniel – New York, New York

Daniel-Lounge Seating – New York, New York

Del Posto – New York, New York

Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California

Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina

Fountain Restaurant – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The French Laundry – Yountville, California

The French Room – Dallas, Texas

Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia

Gracie’s – Providence, Rhode Island

Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York

Hannas Prime Steak – Rancho Santa Margarita, California

The Hobbit – Orange, California

Jean Georges – New York, New York

Joseph Tambellini – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

JUNGSIK – New York, New York

Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona

Keiko à Nob Hill – San Francisco, California

King Umberto – Elmont, New York

The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California

La Ciccia – San Francisco, California

La Folie – San Francisco, California

La Grenouille – New York, New York

L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia

Le Bernardin – New York, New York

Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California

Le Yaca – Williamsburg, Virginia

L’Espalier – Boston, Massachusetts

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California

Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii

Manresa – Los Gatos, California

Marcel’s – Washington, D.C.

Marinus-Bernadus Lodge – Carmel Valley, California

Menton – Boston, Massachusetts

Michael’s – South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

The Modern-Dining Room – New York, New York

n/naka – Los Angeles, California

NAOE – Miami, Florida

Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey

Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando – Orlando, Florida

The North Fork Table & Inn – Southold, New York

o ya – Boston, Massachusetts

ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut

Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio

The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon

Palace Arms at The Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado

Per Se – New York, New York

Perry Street Brasserie – Galena, Illinois

Providence – Los Angeles, California

Restaurant Alma – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee

Rover’s – Seattle, Washington

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas

Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina

Saison – San Francisco, California

Scalini Fedeli – New York, New York

ShinBay – Scottsdale, Arizona

Sonoma – Princeton, Massachusetts

Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado

Studio at Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California

Tony’s – St. Louis, Missouri

Tosca Ristorante – Washington, D.C.

Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

VOLT – Frederick, Maryland

Woodfire Grill – Atlanta, Georgia

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s "Dining Check" blog.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Behind the Scenes at JJ’s: episode I

Located two blocks west of the Country Club Plaza, JJ's has been locally owned and operated by restaurateur Jimmy Frantzé for more than 27 years. Open for lunch and dinner, this bustling restaurant is home to contemporary American cuisine and the most amazing wine list you have ever seen.

At JJ's , only the best selections of seasonal produce are used. When available, the chef is committed to using fresh products from local markets. When Executive Chef Aaron Calovich was asked about their signature entree, he did not hesitate in naming JJ's Pride: a 12 oz center cut filet. Another item that JJ's is well known for is its Paco Shrimp appetizer which has earned the title of best appetizer in town.

Anyone who has been to JJ's is wondering ...what about the wine? Offering a wide array of wines has always been owner Jimmy Frantzé 's aspiration. Working together with Matt Nichols, partner and General Manager, Jimmy has been dedicated and has worked extremely hard at getting the establishment known for its wine list. The list has been awarded the highly coveted Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. Matt boasts 30 years of wine experience and comments that in addition to its fabulous food and great service, JJ's has made a name for itself because of its extensive wine list. He believes it is safe to say that JJ's Restaurant has the best wine selection from Chicago to Vegas.

When asked what sets them apart from the rest and to what they owe their success, Jimmy, Matt and Chef Aaron’s responses were unanimous: the loyal staff and faithful patrons. Passion for food and wine is what you can expect to find at JJ's, as well as unfeigned hospitality and a well executed menu.

Look at their menus, click here

End of Episode I - next Behind the Scenes at JJ’s: Meet Jimmy Frantzé, Owner of JJ’s Restaurant.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Help us Help Harvesters!

Donate & Receive a FREE Appetizer at Nara
Help us Help Harvesters!
Bring in 2 food cans (minimum); give to your server and receive a ticket for a choice of a free edamame, free crab rangoon or free California roll. We want our bin full; so bring cans as often as you like! Donations accepted through January 3, 2013!


Reserve now!