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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


ALL NIGHT TONIGHT! HALLOWEEN October 31st! 4:30 PM to CLOSE (only available at the bar or in lounge seating only)

St. Louis Style Spare Ribs $8
A half pound, slow braised and then grilled over our wood burning fire and covered in a Kansas City style BBQ sauce

Spicy Chicken Thighs $6 2
thighs marinated 48hrs and then slow roasted over our wood burning rotisserie then tossed in our signature Passion Fruit-Habanero sauce

Linguica and Mash $7
Brazilian pork sausage served with garlic mashed potatoes
Rice and Beans $6 Classic black beans or Feijoada (Brazilian pork & black beans) over Brazilian Rice

Stroganoff and Rice $6
Brazilian Stroganoff served over Brazilian rice Mussels $10 Steamed in white wine and garlic served over our Taboule
BBQ Beef Sliders $10
BBQ braised short rib topped with our crisp slaw on crispy baquette accompanied by our house made chips Brazilian

Cheese Steak Sliders $12
Shaved Fraldinha (bottom sirloin flank steak), crisp baguette, caramelized onion served with our Chimichurri sauce and accompanied by our house made chips
Scallops $14
Pan-seared sea scallops in a pan butter sauce with French beans & red bell peppers
Blackened Salmon $12
Served over sautéed spinach topped with our pineapples salsa and a balsamic reduction

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp $14
Bacon wrapped-jalapeno stuffed Gulf shrimp with a chipotle aioli and a mandarin fennel salad 
   Soup of the Day $5 Bowl of one our handcrafted specialties

Spiedini Caesar $12
Classic Caesar topped with our wood grilled chicken spiedini
House Salad $5 C
risp mixed greens, parmesan, and tossed in our brazilian vinaigrette
Caprese $8
Grape tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella pearls, basil pesto and a balsamic gastrique
Asparagus $6
Pan roasted with bacon lardons, sweet onion, and dried cranberry 

Em Chamas Brazilian Grill - Kansas City
6101 NW 63rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151
P: 816-505-7100


The Melting Pot Specials

Brew and Fondue

October 21st - 27th

Eat, drink and be merry. Brew & Fondue has arrived, and you can enjoy four courses of fondue perfectly paired with four craft beers by Sam Adams.

Enjoy our Boston Lager Cheddar Cheese Fondue, spinach and Mushroom Salad, Entree course consisting of Lobster Tail, Angus Beer Sirloin, Shrimp, Atlantic Salmon, and Andouile Sausage, and ending with our Dark Chocolate Fondue with Raspberry Puree.

$39/person includes the four-course dinner and beer pairings


Best Fondue Friends Forever

Monday, October 28th

Join us for a special Ladies Night Out featuring $5 cocktails, friend quizzes, and games!
Our favorite local artist, Stark, will be in attendance with handmade jewelry and knits perfect for fall.

Enjoy cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue for only $16/person. Add a petite entree for only $8.

Reservations highly suggested.


Femme Fatale de Fondue

Monday, November 4th

You never know where a little fondue and some mischief with your girlfriends might take the evening. Join us for the ultimate ladies’ night out, Femme Fatale de Fondue, at The Melting Pot of Kansas City on Nov. 4th where you can enter our Femme Fatale
de Fondue contest for a chance to win prizes including chocolate-inspired custom diamond earrings from Zeghani By Simon valued at $5,000 and a year’s worth of fondue.

Sip on seductive martini cocktails, The Diva, The Vixen or The Girl Next Door for  $5 each.

Indulge in a four-course fondue menu designed specifically for the event for $29 per person.

Reservations suggested.

Weekend Lunch


Try our lunch special for only $24/person which includes cheese fondue, salad, and petite entree course.

Our full menu is also offered all day long.

**Some restrictions apply. Call for details: 816-931-6358 or online

Pachamama's Halloween Supper Club

Halloween Supper Club

$50 per person (before tax & gratuity)

Call 785.841.0990 to make your reservation
Join us this Halloween at 6:30pm for the dinner of this lifetime.

Tucked away in the Star Bar's Blue Room dungeon, lit only by candlelight, and surrounded by the ghoulish terrors of the past, diners will gaze on the sustenance with shock and awe.

Feast upon the creations from the Mad Chefs, surrounded by other costumed revelers, and celebrate the convergence of the living and the dead.
Costumes are not required, but they are highly recommended.

Please call the restaurant at 785.841.0990 to make your reservations.
Halloween Supper Club Menu

The Lull

Trick or Treat Bags of Sweet and Savory Bites

The Feeding

Caldron from the Black Lagoon
 Moonless Night Noodles,
Pumpkin Butter Brodo, Crackling Roots  

The Fattening

Dr. Frankenstein’s Beast
Roasted Joints from the Beasts, Hewn,
and exhibited with other Nutriments

The Gorging
Sir Tovar-Ballagh's concoction


What to eat before a soccer game?

What to eat before a soccer game?

In general they eat too few calories and take in too few carbohydrates. Their diet also lacks key vitamins and minerals. What is the ideal daily diet for a soccer player?
Developing a solid nutritional strategy and selecting the right foods to eat can be challenging. Given the variety of today's food choices and methods of preparation, it’s easy to see how players can be confused over what to eat each day. However, a few guidelines can help guide them to a solid diet, one that will pay dividends on the field.
Depending on the day’s activity, an intense match or light training, players need to replace anywhere between 20 and 27 calories per pound of body weight (45-60 calories per kilogram).  For a 160-pound (72.5 kg) college male, that equals 3,200-4,300 calories per day.  For a 110-pound youth female (50 kg), 2,200-2,900 calories per day are needed.
However, simply eating enough calories is not enough. Players should understand that it’s the quality of the diet that holds the key to improved performance on the pitch. There needs to be a balance between the macronutrients in the diet – carbohydrates, fats and protein. As a general rule, the total calories consumed each day should come from carbohydrates (60-70 percent), fats (20-25 percent) and proteins (10 percent).


Based on the number of calories needed each day, players should eat about 4 grams of carbohydrates per pound of body weight per day (9 g/kg). Carbohydrates are clearly the major component of a solid diet. It’s important to understand that not all carbohydrates are the same.  Carbohydrates are often classified as simple sugars or complex carbohydrates. Glucose, fructose and sucrose (table sugar) are simple sugars that are found in foods like candies, pastries and sodas. They can also be found in many fruits and milk. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates are long chains of simple sugars and are often called starches. They are found in grains, pastas, rice, breads, potatoes and vegetables.
The focus should be on complex carbohydrates. There are several advantages to eating complex carbohydrates rather than simple sugars.  Complex carbohydrates generally take longer to digest and don’t dramatically affect blood sugar. Nor do they cause the so called “sugar rush/sugar crash” like simple sugars may do. Foods that contain complex carbohydrates also contain other important nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fiber. Therein lies a key benefit, more complete nutrition. Cakes, cookies and candy don’t offer much in the way of nutritional support. However, fresh fruits, which may contain simple sugars, also have plenty of vitamins and fiber. Thus, players should focus on complex carbohydrates as their main source of carbohydrates and add in fresh fruits and milk as well.  ( I tell my kids to eat a banana before a game)


There is also quite a bit of debate over how much protein and player needs. Each day, players need about 0.6-0.8 g of protein per pound of body weight (1.5-1.8 g/kg). For a 160-pound player, that’s equal to about 100-130g per day, 66-88 g for a 110-pound player. That level of protein intake can easily be achieved through a solid diet that contains meats and vegetables. For example, a 6 oz. grilled chicken breast contains more than 50g of protein. An 8 oz. glass of low fat milk contains an additional 8g.  Those items alone provide 50-75 percent of the daily protein requirements. If the player is eating a solid diet with lean meats, milk and vegetables, additional protein supplements are generally not needed.  Most research shows that the protein supplements do little more than provide added calories. Also, the type of proteins and amino acids contained in supplements are no more or no less effective than food sources.


Players do need some fat in the diet and diets with less than 20 percent fat do not appreciably improve performance. However, fats should be limited wherever possible. In particular, avoid fried foods whether they are meats or vegetables. Also avoid creamy sauces and dressings and limit condiments like mayonnaise and butter. Replacing high fat items with low-fat is another good idea. For example, drink low-fat milk rather than whole and opt for lean meats like turkey and chicken rather than high-fat, processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs.

Thinking About The Diet

Encourage your players to think about what they eat. Counting calories and grams of carbohydrates can be a difficult and frustrating task. An easier approach is to help players understand the quality of what they eat. They should know the difference between a meal including baked chicken and a baked potato and one with chicken nuggets and fries. Also, fatty meats should be replaced with turkey, chicken or lean beef. They should realize that fresh fruits and vegetables are solid choices that contain carbohydrates, proteins as well as vitamins, minerals and fiber. Whereas simple and processed sugars found in cakes, candies and sodas offer little nutritional value. It’s also a good idea to encourage them to do a bit of investigating. They might be surprised to find that their turkey and bacon sandwich made with white bread and slathered with mayonnaise has a remarkably high fat content.
By taking a qualitative approach and thinking about the types of foods selected, players can develop their own solid diet that meets the nutritional requirements listed above. By doing this, they can ensure themselves of peak performance on the field.  In addition, using this approach with young players can instill solid dietary habits that may last into adulthood.

Dr. Jay Williams, Ph. D., is a professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on the responses and adaptations of muscle to activity, inactivity and disease. He also has a long history of working with athletes, ranging from kindergarten soccer players to Olympic tracks and field athletes.

KC Bourbon and Blues Festival This Saturday

the KC Bourbon & Blues Barbecue this Saturday, Oct. 19th,
This free festival features live music, all–day on two stages in the Kansas City
Power & Light District. Plus, whiskey samplings, BBQ food booths,
vintage autos, family fun and more!

Bring the kids from 2 – 6pm for free activities including a bounce house.
Enjoy BBQ food booths on 14th and Walnut Streets from 2 – 10pm from Bar Louie,
Gordon Biersch, The Dubliner, Kill Devil Club and more.
Check out the KC Whiskey Tour from 2 – 5pm inside the KC Live! Block.

Enjoy the sounds of local artists like Feo, Quinn Harvey, Run Forrest Run,
The David Hayes Band, Trouble and Brother Bagman.

Don't miss the chance to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and all the fun!
Free admission. Families welcome.
Anyone under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Celebrating 3 days:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 10, 11th and 12th, 2013

Japanese Street Food

$7 Menu All Three Days
Takoyaki Octopus dumplings
Taiyaki Sweet Red Bean Fish Cakes
Asian "Nara" Wings (4pc)
Lucky "7" Roll 7 different fish mixed w/dynamite sauce, masago, cucumber and avocado rolled Mochi Japanese Dessert
Ramune $3 Japanese Soft Drinks Strawberry, Melon and Lemon Lime

$7 Red or White Samurai Sangrias All Three Days

Boulevard Samples Friday October 11th
Pilsner, Tank 7 and 80 Acre Tastings 8pm to 10pm

 Live Music Saturday October 12th
7pm to 10pm Brett Blakemore local singer songwriter


October 12

Sprint Family Fun Days events are held on 14th Street and Walnut Streets in the Kansas City Power & Light District.

The events are moved inside of KC Live, which is covered by a translucent canopy and protected from the rain. If the weather is severe, click here to check our Facebook page, to find the most updated information.

PARKING: Parking is available for just $2 in the KC Live and Main Street Parking Garages. The KC Live Garage is located at 13th & Grand Blvd. The Main Garage is located off of Main Street, adjacent to Cosentino's. Bring your voucher to any Power & Light District business for validation.

Limited street parking (both free and metered) is available on Main Street, Walnut Street and surrounding the Power & Light District.

COST: Free Admission. Free Family Entertainment and Live Music. Tickets are available for a low price for activities and rides. Ticket pricing options are: 12 tickets for $5 or 2 tickets for $1. Proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. Click Here for More Info on RMHC-KC
Wear sunscreen!
Drink plenty of water!
Bring your camera!
Grab lunch at one of the restaurants or cafes - Most have kids' specials!
Strollers welcome - Kids' Wagons welcome
PHOTOGRAPHY DISCLOSURE: At any time throughout the event,  you or your child may be photographed by the media or photographers hired by the Kansas City Power & Light District. By attending a Sprint Family Fun Days event, you authorize the use of your (or your child's) photo by the Kansas City Power & Light District for promotional or advertising purposes. All photographers of the media or hired by the Kansas City Power & Light District should be properly licensed and display a photography credential or media pass.

SPONSORS: Locally owned Sprint is in its sixth year of sponsoring the Sprint Family Fun Series in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Proceeds from Sprint Family Fun Days benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. The 2013 Sprint Family Fun Series is proud to partner with M Magazine, Radio Disney, Hiccup Productions, Creative Carnivals, Oddball Kids, Stone Lion Puppet Theater and many other great organizations from the Kansas City metro area to make the 2013 season fun and successful for KC families.

Make Your Rockstar Dreams Come True With Drunker Fish Upcoming Party!

Let's kick off our Halloween spirit by throwing a party at our Power & Light District location--with a ROCK SPIN!

Dress up like your favorite rocker (the more leather, crazy hair, and black nails you have, the better...) and join us Saturday, October 12th to celebrate rock music, fun people, and Drunken Fish.

Email to RSVP or if you have questions. 

KCZoo Hoots & Howls

Hoots & Howls

Join us for some not-so-spooky fun at Hoots & Howls on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. We are kicking off fall with entertainment and activities for all ages. See the sights on a hay ride, ride a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and have your face painted like your favorite animal. Shake your "ghoul thing" at the Monster Mash Bash and visit the Tatzoo Parlor.  The Slitherin' Snake Shed and the Felton Skeleton are a haunting good time. Have your picture taken with a costumed character. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins. 
Hoots & Howls is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this weekend, October 5 & 6 and next weekend, October 12 & 13.  It's a spooktacular time for the whole family.

  Run for the Penguins

Run, don't waddle for the penguins! Put on your running shoes and head out to the Zoo on Saturday, October 5 for the 10th annual Zoo Run. This year we are raising money for penguin conservation.
The 4 mile walk/run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 mile family fun walk/run begins at 9:45 a.m. There is still time to register.

Does Your Dinner Protect Penguins?

Find out how to choose and prepare sustainable seafood dishes while enjoying a delicious meal prepared by chefs from McGonigles Market. On Tuesday, October 8 at 6 p.m. you can enjoy an adult only evening with delicious dinner and drinks while two chefs create sensational sustainable foods and show you how cooking with sustainable seafood helps the conservation of animals such as sea lions and penguins.
Tickets are still available. Contact for more information. 

Safari Day Camps  

When the kids are out of school and you have to work, let them spend a day filled with fun and learning at the Zoo! Our Safari Day Camp is fast paced and full of hands-on Zoo-fun. The one day camp starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes to 3:30 p.m. with after care available. 

Safari Day Camp is offered three dates in October. On Friday, October 11 the theme will be Amazing Adaptation. On Thursday, October 24 you will learn about animal nightlife and nocturnal creatures. On October 25 you are bugging out and discovering creepy crawlies.
Safari Day Camps fill up quickly. Click here to sign up or get more information. 

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