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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

Pachamamas Restaurant is increasing our hours...

Expanded Star Bar service, new happy hour specials and an additional day of service.

Pachamamas Restaurant is pleased to announce that as of April 1st, 2014 we will be open for bar and dinner service Monday through Saturday. Here are the complete details.

Their new hours of operation will be:

  • Monday – Thursday:
    • Star Bar Happy Hour, 3 – 6pm; Dinner Service, 5 – 9:30pm; Star Bar, 5p – Close
  • Friday & Saturday:
    • Star Bar Happy Hour, 3 – 6pm; Dinner Service, 5 – 10pm; Star Bar, 5p – Close
Their primary goal has always been on delivering the best dining experience possible. In order for us to accomplish this goal we are focusing our time, energy and passion into fewer, yet more creative dishes. Dishes that will leave you eager to return for more.

Should you have a business lunch, daytime event, baby shower or other festivity, let our catering team take care of your lunch needs. Please contact Kristine Hull, Events Director, by calling 785-841-0990 or email:

Broadmoor Bistro and Serves Up a Third Course of Foodie Fight

Broadmoor Bistro and Serves Up a Third Course of Foodie Fight, April 30, to Benefit Their Chef’s Garden Project

Are you “game” for an amazing chef’s tasting while you match culinary wits table-to-table? Then you need to join us April 30, 5:30-8:30 pm at Broadmoor Bistro!
The event starts with appetizers and a table-against-table round of food trivia fun. Then, enjoy entrees prepared as a collaborative effort with Broadmoor students and top local chefs; Ted Habinger of Room 39, Martin Woods of Yia Yia's, Richard Ng of Bo Ling's, Renee Kelly of Harvest, Charles D’Ablaing of The Raphael.
 Enjoy a second round of trivia along with desserts by Carter Holton of the Art Institutes International-Kansas City.
The evening benefits the Broadmoor Educational Chefs' Garden. A collaborative effort between Broadmoor, Powell Gardens, Cultivate KC, and the MU and K-State Agriculture Extensions, the chefs' garden will be a unique addition to Broadmoor's award-winning program.

Tickets are only $55.00 and include all the fun and fantastic meal. You can reserve your seat and meet new food lovers at a shared table, or stack your odds of taking home prizes by filling a table of four-to-eight with foodie friends.
 Reserve now at Brown Paper Tickets,
 The event is supported by Les Dames d'Escoffier Kansas City and the evening's emcee will be Kimberly Stern of "Live! From Jasper's Kitchen," and the creator of the Foodie Fight game, Joyce Lock. Seating is limited for this year’s event, so don’t wait to get your tickets. Due to the unique tasting menu of the event, vegan or vegetarian preferences cannot be accommodated for this evening’s menu. For more information on the event, please contact Beth Bader, Philanthropy Chair, Les Dames d'Escoffier Kansas City, at


Meat (and Fish) Fest, Brazilian Style by Chris Becicka

This weekend we went to Em Chamas Brazilian Grill off 64th Street in the Northland.  Or land of the north.  As Johnson Countians, heading nearly to the airport seemed like a lengthy jaunt.  “This better be worth it,” grumbled frequent flyer Rick from the back seat.  Let’s see, I said, we’ve come to pick you up, we’re paying for it, we’re bringing you home, and you’re say
ing, “It better be worth it.”  Uh huh.

There were families by the fire outside the restaurant and you could see the skaters from the inside.  Em Chamas is in the “Village at Burlington Creek,” in what seems like a rapidly expanding mixed use development.  The restaurant is attractive and lit well enough to see the food but still seems cozy – and it was busy, perhaps because as the first Friday of Lent, people knew there would be numerous fish specials in addition to the regular (huge) array of all kinds of meats.  And for the regular price of less than $40.

You probably already know that Em Chamas is a churrascaria, a Brazilian innovation where beef, pork, lamb, and chicken are served table-side, called “rodizio” (to rotate, which both the meat and the servers do) continuously. Attractive young men called passadors or gauchos with big skewers of meat and very large, very sharp knives come around to serve you. You help them with the tongs that are at your place along with the silverware and napkins.
First, though, you serve yourself at a very nice buffet set-up which has hot and cold items.  For Lent, it also includes steamed mussels and clams, a calamari and shrimp medley, seafood stew and pasta – all tasty.  Lenten shrimp comes along on those large skewers, frequently enough to satisfy the hungriest shrimp lover.  So does swordfish according to the website, but I didn’t see that – which doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.  They have a system of you turn over silver-dollar-size discs to tell the gauchos whether to stop or not at your plate.  They were unfailingly polite and attentive.  People would take away your plate and have you another for you immediately, whenever you wished. 

We ate a LOT here, with lots of conversation and wine. Our waitress was very pleasant and the person she was training was nice and humorous too.  Most importantly, the meats were phenomenal. There were 14 to try and I think we hit almost all of them, skipping the chicken – it was all about red meat for us (and some shrimp and some trial portions of the fish dishes).  I love the idea of not having to make a total choice commitment – and figuring out what you like the very best.  For me, I think it was the picanha, a special Brazilian cut which after I read about it, it was clear why I liked it.  I won’t go into detail other than write the word, fat, which melts into the meat.
There were several others we all loved, and the portion size, which is small each time, lets you try many items and then come back to the ones you like the best. What a great idea.

I fear we managed to stretch this dinner into four delicious hours, including a nice chocolate dessert that hit the spot, hours that Rick admitted were “definitely worth it.”  So we’re going back soon – this time Rick has said he’ll drive.

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6101 NW 63rd Terrace,
Kansas City, MO 64151
 Located in The Village at Burlington Creek
 Em Chamas Brazilian Grill on Urbanspoon

Fat Tuesday

Today is Fat Tuesday — the chance to forget all your troubles in good music, spicy food and new friends.

Le Fou Frog - Laissez Les Bon Temps roulez!
Happy Mardi Gras! They'll be offering special dishes celebrating Fat Tuesday as one would in Nouvelle Orleans and original Orleans-spice versus crepes! 816- 474-6060

Californos - Rich Hill's Jazz and Blues Dinner Show is today, Fat Tuesday - Reservations - 816.531.7878.

B.B.’s Lawnside Blues & BBQ (1205 East 85th Street) kicks off its celebration at 7 p.m. with music from Trampled Under Foot and heaping plates of jambalaya and red beans and rice.

Knuckleheads will be rocking from 7 to 11 p.m. with Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band at its annual Mardi Gras Party. There’s an $8 cover.

The Phoenix, which hosts an open jam from 7 to 11 p.m. with the Everette DeVan Trio. Ernest James Zydeco takes the stage at 7 p.m. at Nica’s 320 in the Crossroads.

$10 Voodoo Chicken special today at BAR Louie

McCoy's Public House! If you can't be in New Orleans, join us for lunch or dinner. We're serving traditional Cajun eats including, Alligator Bites, Shrimp and Grits, Jambalaya, & house made Beignets. And be sure to wash it all down with one of our house made beers or a Mardi Gras Hurricane!

The Fat Tuesday bash at the Brick (1727 McGee) begins when the doors open at 11 a.m. Discover crawfish pie and the reason that everybody loves to drink in New Orleans — they'll be serving up plenty of rum cocktails.

Jazz (1823 West 39th Street) has gumbo and jambalaya. Both dishes are always on the menu, along with Hurricanes and Rum Runners, at the Cajun-themed restaurant where the Mardi Gras party goes from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The Fox & Hound (10428 Metcalf) in Overland Park has $2 domestic drafts. And the Ying-Yang Twins are hosting a Mardi Gras Party at the Granada (1020 Massachusetts) in Lawrence. The doors open at 8:30 p.m., and admission is $15.

Party with the Foundry at McCoy's on Fat Tuesday! Tonight's the night to enjoy all of your favorite foods, drink the best bevies and party late, guilt free. Since you couldn’t make it to the French Quarter, come to our corner of KC and celebrate.

Prix Fixe

Do you know what a Prix Fixe Menu is and exactly how you pronounce it?  Listen to see if YOU get it right!  Click here to read Chris Becicka’s article on what KC restaurants offer Prix Fixe and Tasting menus.   


bluestem Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

This March bluestem will mark a decade of culinary excellence with an exceptional ten-course tasting menu and a party! Join chefs Megan and Colby as they offer a toast to ten years at bluestem!

Savor 10th anniversary tasting menu with a dish from each year the restaurant has been open!

During March chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts will toast bluestem's 10th anniversary with an outstanding ten-course tasting menu. The chefs went through the restaurant's menus from the past decade and selected one dish from each year to create a unique overview of their culinary history. (click for menu) Commenting on the 10th anniversary menu, chef Colby stated, "It was quite a challenge to create this menu and select only one dish from each year bluestem has been open. We wanted to pick dishes that not only Megan and I liked, but were customer favorites."

This dinner is $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Wine pairings to accompany the menu are $75. bluestem will also offer three and five-course tasting menus in March.

(816) 561-1101
make a reservation.

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