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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

Steak & Lobster

It's Administrative Professionals Week: Hint! Hint!

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

Best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, started as a Mexican holiday commemorating the 1862 Battle of Puebla.  Contrary to popular notion,  it is not Mexico’s Independence Day. North of the border, we have adopted it as a day to celebrate all things Mexican with music, food and dancing.  Here is what some of the local restaurants have planned:

Margarita's is celebrating 28 years of Cinco de Mayo by offering food and drink specials on Sunday.  Enjoy live music on the patio in Gladstone. Olé!

Check out Guadalajara Café and Ixtapa celebrating all weekend long from Friday to Sunday with margarita and import beer specials.

Join Mestizo for food, drink and entertainment during this multi-day fiesta! The events commence with a tequila tasting private dinner with Aaron Sanchez on May 2.  Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs will entertain diners from 7-10pm on Saturday at Park Place Barkley Square while Mestizo will be offering food and drink specials. On Sunday, May 5 bring out the family for a special Cinco de Mayo Brunch with kids’ piñatas opened every hour on the hour from 10am to 2pm. Call 913-752-9025 for your reservations.

Frida’s ContemporaryMexican Cuisine will start Friday with special drinks, appetizers and great food running through Sunday.

The 6th Downtown Art Annual

The Downtown Art Annual celebrates its 6th Year in the Kansas City Power & Light District, May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2013!

Three days of art from local, regional and national artists, all in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting! Artistic media includes: watercolors, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, photography, paintings and more! Prices start at $15+!

 Come to check out the art, enjoy dinner at one of the amazing restaurants, shop at the boutiques and enjoy downtown Kansas City at its finest! Hours are: Fri (5-9pm), Sat (10am-8pm) and Sun (Noon-6pm). To register, visit

World Tai Chi

A global event started in Kansas City 14 years ago, proclaimed by Mayor of KC
Free Tai Chi & Qigong teach-in, and opportunity to "breathe with the world" at 10 am.
14 years ago a group of about 200 people spread across the south lawn of the Nelson Atkins Museum (47th & Oak) to educated KC about the health benefits of these ancient arts.
Since then Harvard Health Publications called tai chi "medication in motion" for all the myriad health benefits it provides, and the recently released Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi cited the work of local KC area resident Bill Douglas for founding the global event World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.
Between the shuttle cocks people will gather to be part of a worldwide wave of healing intent, this event's motto is "One World ... One Breath."
Local KC area organizers have also created a website where people worldwide can find participating events to attend that day in over 70 nations.
The KC area founders of this now global event will be part of a wave of mass tai chi and qigong exhibitions that will include massive events joining in Hong Kong, New York City, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, Havana Cuba, Brasilia Brazil.
Since KC area resident, Bill Douglas and his wife Angela Wong Douglas, co-authors of the best selling "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & QiGong" (Penguin/Alpha, New York, 4th edition), founded this event, it has been officially proclaimed by 22 US states governors, the Senates of California, New York and Puerto Rico.
In the last month the President of Croatia's office recognized World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and the National Assembly of Brazil held an event in their National Chamber in honor of this event.

Come see Tatsu in a cooking competition!

It is for a good cause and will be fun! Check out the attached flyer.


Spring Supper Club Menu

We still have spaces available for tomorrow night's Spring Supper Club in the Star Bar Lounge!
Give us a call if you are interested in joining us for a family-style seasonal dinner.
We have been looking forward to this!

Spring Supper Club Menu

Wednesday April 17, 2013

Buttermilk—English Pea Shooter
Mint, Parmesan Tuile

Salad of Wakarusa Green
Shaved Radish, Strawberry, Crispy Onion,
Green Goddess

Slow Roasted Dry—Aged
“Prime Rib” of Kansas Beef

Au Jus, Herbed Horseradish Beef Jerky Butter

Grilled Asparagus

New Fingerling Potatoes

Warm Lemon Pound Cake
Toasted Poppy Seed Almond Ice Cream, Early Berries

RSVP 785-841-0990

Graduation Party

McCormick & Schmick's - 816-531-6800 & M & S Grill 816-531-7799


Soy Sauce at Bo Ling's Restaurant

Soy Sauce

In both East and West, people have searched for centuries for better ways to preserve foods, discovering through experience that the use of salt not only preserves, but improves flavor. This is because proteins contained in food are broken down by microorganisms into taste-enhancing umami components.
In ancient China, preserved foods and their seasonings were known as jiang—perhaps the forerunner to what we now know as soy sauce. Different types of jiang were produced from meat, seafood, vegetables and grain. Of these ingredients, grain was the most easily available and manageable, and so the jiang made from soybeans and wheat in particular developed more rapidly. The process of making this “grain jiang” eventually spread from China into Japan and other neighboring countries. Today’s soy sauce is said to originate from this seasoning.
After being introduced into Japan, the development and processing of jiang took a distinctive turn; by the middle of the seventeenth century, the process of producing naturally brewed soy sauce had been established here, and began to spread throughout the country.

Discovered in China more than 2,500 years ago, soy sauce is thought to be one of the world's oldest condiments. It has remained a cornerstone of many Asian cuisines. Today, it is increasingly known in the West as a flavoring and flavor-enhancing ingredient for many types of foods.

Most of the soy sauce in Bo Ling's restaurants is Kikkoman. They serve it on the tables and cook with it in the dishes you eat. It serves as the base for many of our sauces. What might surprise you, though, is that our Kikkoman soy sauce is brewed in Wisconsin! Even better, most (if not all) of the soy beans are grown right here in the Mid-West! Who knew that here in Missouri we're serving some of the freshest soy sauce made with local ingredients?

Tickets On Sale Now for the 14th Street Wine Walk on April 27th!

14th Street Wine Walk

The weather is warming up and the Kansas City Power & Light District invites you to the spring 14th Street Wine Walk on Saturday, April 27th!

Stroll along 14th Street and enjoy a wine tasting and small plate
at seven participating venues including Bar Louie, Bristol Seafood Grill,
The Chesterfield, Drunken Fish Sushi Restaurant & Lounge,
The Garment District Boutique, The Kill Devil Club and
Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge.

Tickets are on-sale now for $25 (in advance/$30 day of event).
Buy them at participating venues or online at
Presented by Her Life. Proceeds benefit
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc.

For 50 years, Cross-Lines Community Outreach, supported by a network of businesses, churches and individuals, has provided a daily source of assistance for at-risk families, the elderly and individuals. The 14th Street Wine Walk is proud to contribute to Cross-Lines, as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary of helping the Kansas City metro area.


BOGO cheese fondue at The Melting Pot April 8-11.

Melting Pot is celebrating National Cheese Day, by offering us buy one, get one FREE cheese fondue
from April 8th- April 11th!  Reservation are required to receive this offer - make your reservations now at 816-931-6358, as special offers at The Melting Pot can be popular.

Receive one complimentary serving of cheese fondue with the purchase of one serving of the same cheese fondue at participating Melting Pot restaurants. Limit one offer per 2 people. Offer valid only between April 8, 2013 and April 11, 2013. Offer is valid only while supplies last. May not be combined with any other promotional offer, discount or dip certificate. Cheese fondue selection and price varies by location. To redeem the offer, you must call to make a reservation and must mention the National Cheese Fondue Day promotion at the time of making the reservation. Online reservations are not accepted for this offer. Offer valid only at participating locations in the United States. Offer valid only for item(s) indicated and is not valid in combination with any other offer. Offer does not include any state or county taxes. Cash value: 1/100c. Void where taxed, restricted or prohibited. Reservations subject to availability by location. Void if copied, transferred or sold. NO RAIN CHECKS (exclusion dues not apply to CT residents.)

French Films at Kansas City FilmFest

French Films at Kansas City FilmFest, Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

1400 Main Street (downtown Kansas City) Parking ticket from Cosentino’s garage validated for free parking

Tickets $10  Film from Switzerland in French

My Best Holidays – Nos plus belles vacances

2011, 94 min., in French with Eng. subtitles

An authentic comedy about the childhood of the director, Philippe Lellouche, set in the late 70’s full of holiday romance, nostalgia and humor. An Algerian-Jewish family and their friends from Paris go on vacation to Brittany in 1976. They attempt to repair fraying marriages, sort out their lives, and not upset the distrusting provincial locals setting the scene for an almighty comedy of culture clashes – the country versus the city. France in the ‘70s is here in all its glory with its black vinyl and gigantic "bell-bottoms" not to mention the eternal Françoise Hardy.

Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.

Bolt Cutters in Paris  

2012, 15 min, in French and English

There's much love and humor in the air during writer/director Zoe Robyn's delightful and quirky short film Bolt Cutters in Paris, a 15-minute short film about a girl and a boy, a pair of bolt cutters and a couple of punks. Sometimes love stories start with a break-up. Molly just wants to move on after a relationship goes bad. In this case, "moving on" involves the not so subtle destruction of a romantically engraved padlock located in a place of honor in the City of Love. Enter Momo, your stereotypical suave and sophisticated Parisian guy.

Saturday, April 13, 3:45 p.m.

2011, 90 min., in French with English subtitles

Directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

The story takes place in Carhaix, in the heart of Brittany. A small hospital, with a calm maternity clinic, where few births take place. Mathilde, a mid-wife, Firmine, a pediatric nurse, and Louise, the owner of the Carhaix bowling alley, are all friends and lead a happy existence. Catherine, director of the establishment's Human Resources, is sent to restructure the hospital and, most importantly, to eventually shut down the maternity clinic, which is losing money. Four women whose age, personalities, and origins are different, but who will form a quartet overflowing with humanity and humor as they join forces to save the clinic. Life, love, friendship, Brittany and... bowling.

Made possible by the generous sponsorship of:

Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Hiver Nomade Winter Nomads
A documentary film from Switzerland
In French with English subtitles
Kansas City FilmFest

At the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

1400 Main St., KC MO

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Winter Nomads is an adventure film, a contemporary road movie, a reflection of our current world, which takes us back to our roots. Carole (French) and Pascal (Swiss) embark on their winter transhumance with three donkeys, four dogs and eight hundred sheep, braving the cold and the snow, with a canvas cover and animal skins as their only shelter at night. Transhumance, a centuries-old method of fattening sheep by allowing them to graze as they transfer from one seasonal pasture to another, is fast disappearing.
2012 European Film Awards: Best documentary film

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