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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Join us for the Frost Ice Festival


Kansas City Live! Block in the Power & Light District
Saturday, February 8th

?Free admission from 8-11pm


Featuring ice bars, ice luges, live music by The Stolen Winnebagos and more! Plus, special appearances by the Coors Light Mountain Men and Ski Bunnies. Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a Ski Trip Giveaway from Coors Light and Sitzmark Travel.

Get your $15 All-Access Lift Pass for free cover all night, two drink tickets and drink specials from 8-11pm at more than 13 participating bars!

Proper Attire: Fashionable ski mountain gear. Embrace the cold!
Purchase all-access GA & VIP Lift Tickets at 13+ bars or at:
http://www.missiontix.com/frost

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Go Red for Women at RA


RA Sushi and Menorah Medical Center will help draw attention to heart disease during the month of February with a Go Red party and month-long fundraiser to benefit the local Kansas City chapter of the American Heart Association.

The Go Red party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 and is open to the public. 

Guests are encouraged to wear red and enjoy complimentary appetizers. The event will help raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association in honor of its Go Red for Women movement. February is American Heart Month, drawing attention to heart disease, America's No. 1 killer, and the strides being taken through research and education to raise awareness of risk factors and to decrease death rates.

At the Go Red party and with a minimum $5 donation to Go Red for Women, guests will get a lesson in sushi making from one of our expert sushi chefs at a sushi rolling station. The best part is that guests can eat their work! Menorah Medical Center and retail locations at Park Place will offer giveaways and prizes.

February 1 – February 28

On Feb. 1, RA will launch a specially-created Go Red sushi roll and cocktail. The two Go Red menu items will be available through Feb. 28 and $3 from the sale of each will benefit the local chapter of the American Heart Association.

RA Sushi’s own Red Heart Roll, which is only available through the end of February, sells for $12. The slightly spicy roll is a mixture of kani kama crab mix, cucumber & avocado rolled and topped with spicy tuna mix. The Red Dress Martini, which sells for $9, is an invigorating blend of pomegranate flavor, Absolut Citron vodka, Pama liqueur and fresh lemon and grapefruit juice.
 
11638 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211Located in Park Place
913-850-6260

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Super Sunday at Power & Light District

Join us for the biggest Super Sunday Party at McFadden's Sports Saloon!

Enjoy $20 Miller Lite and Coors Light beer towers, 48 cent wings, BOGO UV flavored bomb shots, while catching all the action on the big screens. Plus, huge prizes will be given out for the biggest fans!

To pre-book your big game day party contact Goldie at:
goldie@mcfaddenskc.com or Kyle at: kyle@mcfaddenskc.com

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fun for Foodies by Chris

This blog isn’t exactly about eating, though it’s related.  Over the holidays I wanted to write about Pryde’s, the kitchenware (and more!) store in Westport that’s been there forever.   Well, for at least 46 years.  It’s locally owned and has been since John and Connie Perucca established it just down the street from where it is now.   The three story brick building is now owned and run by one of their daughters, Louise Meyers.

I’d originally wandered in there to find gifts for my book club.  After 32 years of Christmas gift-giving, sometimes it’s a little hard to find something new, fun, and different.  I did succeed.  In the process, I was reminded of all the wonderful items, and the variety of said items, they sell.  Then, just recently, I saw my nephew and his beautiful bride to be (at a great family celebration in Grand Street Café’s Board Room where we all had excellent meals) and so I asked Ginger where they were registered.  She said they hadn’t done that yet.  What, I exclaimed, you need to get moving.  Go to Pryde’s, they have everything I said.  She said, Ok, ok, whatever you say.  She’s pretty mellow; I like that in a bride to be who’s joining our family. 

So I was talking to Louise (full disclosure, she’s a fellow Dame in Les Dames d’Escoffier with me) and I asked her about their registry and what makes it different from say, one of the big boxier stores that also have registries.  And while I don’t want this to sound like a commercial, what she said really resonated with me, thinking back to when I didn’t have a clue.  She pointed out that the staff there are all seasoned cooks, and that they actually walk around with the bride/groom and make practical suggestions and recommendations.  For instance, everyone needs a 5 ½ quart Le Creuset round French oven, a 3 quart saucepan, a 10 inch chef’s knife, and a large jellyroll pan (for cookies or roast vegetables).  I had to agree with her, since I now cook and thus have a clue.  Pryde’s has mastered the personal touch from start to finish – including complimentary gift wrapping (no matter the price) and free delivery.  So, so nice.

Moving from new brides to me, me, me (and why else a blog?) and food, what I also really like there is the large variety of jarred foods and mixes, from spices to jams to salsas to fresh bread sometimes, too.  It’s all been taste-verified at one time or another.  And, of course, on Fridays/Saturdays I go downstairs to the Upper Crust bakery which offers cookies, bars, breads and scrumptious pies. I somehow missed  National Pie Day on January 12th, so I need to make up for that soon. 


Maybe I’ll do a full scale best-pie search, just to add a few needed pounds.  Ha! 

115 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Located in Historic Westport
(816) 531-5588


Monday, January 13, 2014

Recipe chicken and waffles at The Marquee Café at the Hollywood Casino


Use small boneless chicken breasts
Season chicken breast with salt and pepper
Lightly dust chicken breast with flour
Mix a little hot sauce of your choice with some buttermilk
Place chicken breast in enough buttermilk to coat well
Finish breading process by dusting again with a seasoned flour mixture of garlic spice, salt, pepper and paprika
Carefully fry breaded chicken breast in hot 350 degree oil until golden brown. Chicken should reach internal temperature of 165 degrees for 15 seconds.

Enjoy!

The Marquee Café
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd.,
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 287-9764        

#chicken #waffles #recipe

Friday, January 10, 2014

New lunch menu available at Pachamamas Restaurant

Pachamamas is pleased to announce...

the arrival of the Winter 2014 lunch menu

Pachamamas Restaurant & Star Bar understands that your lunch break is an important chance to re-fuel and relax during the whirlwind of everyday life. Through our use of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, you can feel assured that wholesome, nutritious and flavorful food is powering you through your day.

We invite you to come try our new menu. Our lunch hours are 11am to 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Pick-up orders are available by calling the restaurant directly.

Below are some highlights from the new lunch menu. Visit our website to view the complete menu.

We look forward to sharing this new menu with you!

  ~ salads ~

poached pear & wood-roasted spinach
candied walnuts, gorgonzola,
curried honey
vinaigrette……7

~ mains ~

smoked Idaho trout
crispy rice cake, daikon, apples,
wasabi ginger cream, ponzu……11

~ bowls ~

chicken molé & rice
black beans, onions, peppers, peas,
chipotle crema……9

~ sandwiches ~

roasted turkey on sourdough
roasted red pepper, bacon, gorgonzola, avocado aioli……8
hand-cut pasta, mushroom, pistachio, feta
flourless chocolate torte (gluten free)
cast iron caramelized carrot salad

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2 Openings Left!


Saturday's Class January 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chef Judith Fertig

Secrets of Artisan Breads--Hands-On

Learn 3 of the artisan bread baker's secrets in this hands-on class. We'll start with a slow-rise, no-knead dough that we'll make in class. Slow-rise dough’s make a slightly tangy, sourdough-like bread with a honeycomb crumb. Then we'll see what a difference a cloche makes--a ceramic "bell" that fits over a round loaf as it bakes. The cloche simulates a European bread oven and promotes a crisp crust. Bring a bowl, a wooden spoon or a Danish dough whisk, and a 8-inch square pan to take your baby Boule home to bake. We'll sample slow-rise, no-knead breads--Classic Boule, Garlic and Herb, and Lebanese Flatbread--you can make with one master recipe--and go home happy on a cold winter day! $55.00 per person Emile Henry Bread Cloche will be available for 20% off with purchase of this class Call (816)554-3755

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Surprises of Independence Square by Chris

I visited Independence Square over the holidays and what a delightful surprise!  I think the last time I was there was during Santa-Cali-Gon days about eight years ago but I have been in the neighborhood for Leila’s Hair Museum (truly one of the most interesting and bizarre museums around . . . but by the end, you almost want to own a piece of this by-gone art) or to eat at Ophelia’s.  But more about that place in a sec.

Anyway, back to Christmas – the old fashioned square was just lit up everywhere and the spirit of the season pervasive.  It’s always friendly there; at Christmas time it is practically effusive.  Too many of us overlook Independence other than the Truman connection, which is indeed worthwhile, from the Library to his home to even a walking trail. Independence also has lots of events going on all the time, places to see like museums and historic homes, major events almost all year long, a fun old-time drug store, bowling, too; but the Square is also a tiny little foodie mecca.

It includes everything from serve yourself yogurt to pizza to breakfast in a bakery to, especially, Ophelia’s.  One of my very first food articles was about Ophelia’s – back in 2000, when the restaurant had been open two years, taking over a space that once was a hardware store, then a Katz Drug Store, and then vacant for many years.  It was the first “real” restaurant (there are several now) on the Square and it was early in Independence Square’s resurgence. It’s still modern looking, still funky enough to catch your interest, and the food still great enough to reward your trip east. Ophelia’s menu is extensive, eclectic, and delicious – and even  less expensive than comparable restaurants in the “big city.”   For instance, chateaubriand is less than $30; two “lollipop” lamb ribs (an appetizer) are just $12; creative pork dishes start at $17; the list is extensive, from fish to meat to veggies only.  Oh, and good drinks, good wine. Next, I’m trying their Sunday brunch which I’m assuming will be just as terrific as their lunch and dinners.


One of my REAL resolutions for 2014 is to take more time for the people and places I love.  It doesn’t take much time to get to Independence – it’s a really worthwhile tiny trip which will end up surprising you!

201 North Main, Independence, MO 64050
Located on the Historic Independence Square
 816- 461-4525


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