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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

It’s in the Details

The word of the year, according to Merriam Webster, is a suffix.  This got me thinking . . .

Despite the freneticism, the skepticism, and the commercialism, one of the reasons I truly love the holidays is the details.  Mostly, besides the good feelings I, and most others, seem to automatically have, it’s the new décor that interests me. The small, or large, touches that whisper, or shout, hey, there’s something special going on -- so lookie here, lookie here.

Our K.C. restaurants, like those everywhere, join in this spirit.  Sure, it’s a great season for eating out but I get the feeling it’s more than a chore.  The purple tree at Bo Lings Plaza is festive and different.  801 Chophouse in Leawood has a giant tree not to be missed.  Walk into the Hilton President and gander at the garland, the tree and the many touches in this classic place before you dine at Providence.  Walk the Plaza streets and even look at the light poles before you cross over to Jax or JJ’s. Go the other direction and duck into Café Trio – wow!

Some places also include special, tiny décor additions like Webster House.  Some do big splashy additions like the poinsettia tree at the Block Space.  It’s fun that everywhere you go, there is both new minutiae and grand displays – both there for only a while. It’s all guaranteed to make you feel holidayish. 

Enjoy it while it lasts.

It’s definitely a time for merryism  and happyism!   

Shop, Don’t Drop

It occurs to me that not only is it already December, but that brings Christmas and Hanukkah along with it – and the, let’s face it, responsibility and accountability of gifts.  Every year, the month is apparently a surprise – and somehow I’m never ready.

There are a few ways to go here – endless, mindless traipsing, on-line clicking and re-clicking and then hoping it gets here or there in time, or simply knowing a few great places that somehow always seem to work.

Among those places, for me, are Pryde’s  Kitchen &Necessities in Westport and the FrenchMarket  in Prairie Village.  Everyone knows Pryde’s whether your loved (or just liked or heck, just the person who works for you) wants premium cutlery or Fiesta Ware or a molcajete.  They have some really nice gift baskets I notice – whether the receiver is a barbeque fan (local of course!) or a gourmet coffee drinker.  Or, they’ll put together and package whatever you choose so beautifully the recipient will be impressed (and know you didn’t do it).

You may not have noticed that Prairie Village has become quite the boutique-y place to shop recently with items not found typically elsewhere.  That’s really true for the French Market.  Personally, my idea of a GREAT present would be someone dropping by a complete dinner (which they do) for spouse and me, but they also have a unique selection of specialty imported items from France ranging from fabulous French table linens to canisters to dishware you won’t see elsewhere.

Oh, one other idea – give that truly loved person a trip of a lifetime.  The one I’m looking at is aimed at foodies and their ilk – it’s in Bordeaux.  I found it at Ok, so after all, clicking could be one way to go.  But in any event, I feel sure I’ve solved most of your merry shopping dilemmas today.

You’re welcome.

Fogo de Chão Introduces Special Holiday Items and Extended Hours

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse will have special hours during the holidays, with several locations open on Christmas Day, and offer holiday menu additions included as part of their Full Churrasco Experience. New items include a classic slow roasted beef roast; Quentão (keen-tao) – a warm Brazilian mulled red wine made with fresh oranges, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; Sweet Potato Casserole with rich butter, cinnamon, and toasted marshmallows; and tender New York Strip steak carved tableside by gaucho chefs.

Fogo offers a lively and elegant atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating with family, friends and loved ones during this holiday season. Fogo de Chão shares the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco, the art of roasting meats over an open fire, and espeto corrido, or “continuous service.” Their menu features a wealth of savory, fire-roasted meats perfectly seasoned, prepared and carved tableside for each guest by a team of authentic Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soups, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and toasted yucca flour), and authentic Brazilian side dishes. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, tempting dessert menu, and creative and classic cocktails.

“The holidays are a time to celebrate and being from Brazil, celebrating is part of our DNA,” says Larry Johnson, CEO. “We’ve added new holiday-inspired menu items to make our dining experience even more exciting; couple that with our team’s warm Southern Brazilian hospitality and Fogo is a not-to-be missed stop this holiday season.”

All locations will be open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Hours vary by location. Locations open on Christmas Day include Addison, TX; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Beverly Hills, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis, MN; Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; and Washington, D.C. Reservations are highly recommended. Visit for more information, hours of operation, and to make a reservation. The limited time menu items are included as part of the Full Churrasco Experience from December 24 through January 1st

Quentão, a traditional Brazilian mulled wine, is simmered with fresh oranges, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and star anise and served warm. Available December 24 through January 1st.

The Sweet Potato Casserole embraces a savory combination of butter and cinnamon, topped with toasted marshmallows and served warm.  Available through January 1st.

Picanha is the house-specialty meat. A Brazilian favorite, it is the prime part of the top sirloin, sliced thin and lightly seasoned with rock salt or garlic.

Winter Wining By Chris Becicka

Kansas City Restaurants’ Wine Programs: A Guide

As winter envelops us, thoughts may turn to cozy evenings in front of the fire with a bottle of wine and some pâté, let’s say. 

There is a better approach, however – bundle up and trek to a great Kansas City restaurant and have that bottle of wine selected by an expert to go specifically with what you’ve chosen for appetizer and dinner. Let your cares and issues dissolve . . . you’re not at home.

Plus, even better perhaps, you don’t have to agonize over difference between an 88 or 92 wine rating (not that much it turns out.) 
Gaslight Grill’s Wine Room displays some of their finest bottles

But first, a few fascinating wine facts. Wine has been part of life probably longer than you think – since around eight thousand years ago. The oldest glass wine bottle was found in Speyer, Germany in an ancient Roman chest, theoretically dating back to 325 AD. Although there are thousands of wines created from around 10,000 wine grapes available worldwide, they all fit into just three basic categories: table wines including the finest, fortified wines and sparkling wines. 

But for those three categories, there are thousands upon thousands of different bottles of wines produced, translating into very healthy and continuing to rise US wine revenues at some $38 billion per year. (Other statistics are available in our on-line version of this article.) No matter how you count it, we drink a lot of wine, borne out by the fact that the U.S. has been the largest wine consuming nation since 2010. 

Just these few facts may hint that knowing much about this industry is a huge job. There are oh, maybe around 14,000 – 15,000 different wines on the market; knowing a substantial number of them is the task of that earlier mentioned expert. Often the best at that task are called wine stewards or sommeliers. Pronounce, with my simple non-symbolled phonetics, with me: (sum maul yay). Say this originally French word that meant transporter several times.

Certified or Certificated 

We are fortunate to have many such experts in Kansas City; several are “registered,” or more accurately, “certificated” sommeliers.

Anne Woods of the Sommelier Society of America points out there is no way to assess the number of "certified" sommeliers in the United States, or the number of sommeliers by state and the title; the profession, does not require state certification. However, there are many courses and classes exist that include stiff, difficult written exams along with blind-tastings for wine identification and descriptors, given by several organizations recognized by the wine industry. 

The first such organization is the Sommelier Society of America which was established in 1954 – the very first time that "wine waiters" succeeded in achieving recognition and status. Their knowledge and expertise in wines and food pairings created a separate prestigious position in the restaurant. At that time the common title was Wine Captain. Another is the Court of Master Sommeliers, located in California, established in 1977. The North American Sommelier Association is another association that provides sommelier certification and was founded in 2006. 

So, a sommelier is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, one who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing. He or she is probably responsible for the development of a restaurant’s wine list, its purchase and delivery of the wine service, training other restaurant staff, and pairing and suggesting wines to complement specific menu items as well as complete meals. This means a full recognition of how food and wine, beer, spirits and other beverages work in harmony. Sommeliers usually also work the floor and must work within the taste and price parameters of their patrons, even if they’re not terribly sure of what those might be. 

Sommelier Training 

There are levels which require increasing years of arduously gained knowledge. To achieve even the minimum level, these oenophiles require a good memory and a good palate, one able to distinguish among those varieties, the regions all over the world that produce the grapes, and even the years the wine was produced. 

The North American Sommelier Association has three phases and two tiers: Silver-Pin and the higher Gold-Pin. The Court of Master Sommeliers has four levels of certification from Level I to IV. Others include the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, the Society of Wine Educators, the International Wine guild, the International Sommelier Guild. Several colleges offer programs. Many choices, many variations. 

Besides the time and effort involved, the courses are not inexpensive, either. There are college degrees available requiring two to four years. Though a basic education may be attained for anywhere from $1,000 – $4,000 over the course of six months, advanced professional certification requires years of costly study, practice and experience. Keep in mind that while some have chosen to go this route, others have decided against it and simply continue to enhance their expertise through their own reading, studying, and working. And we assume, tasting. 

Why, Why, Why

David Crowe, the Wine director at Pierpont’s, a Certified Sommelier (Level 2) from the Court of Master Sommeliers, will make his first attempt at the Advanced Sommelier (Level 3) in 2016. It’s grueling, he says, but he started down the path because he quickly figured out just knowing grapes and their countries was nothing compared to “understanding what the guest is looking for in his personal experience that evening, and going above and beyond what the guest is expecting.” Working towards the Level 3 is a natural progression for him. 

Rick Compton at Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, not only has his sommelier designation from the Court of Master Sommeliers, but also has his Certified Cicerone. He says that the biggest impact from having the designations is that he is better able to match a wine or a beer to a guest. “There's a lot of importance placed on beer/wine/food pairings, but at the end of the day, I believe that pairing a beer or wine to food is much less important than pairing the beer/wine to the guest.” 

Wine Spectator Awards 

Four restaurants in Kansas City earned the esteemed Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence in 2015: the American in Crown Center, 801 Chophouse in Leawood, Story in Prairie Village, and JJ’s in the Plaza. The task of building that list is typically the job of the sommelier or a combination of owner or manager and sommelier. Owner Jimmy Frantzé of JJ’s, regarded for having the most extensive wine list in town for many years before the 2013 explosion that destroyed his restaurant and some 7,200 bottles of wine, has rebuilt his list beginning with the 6,000 bottles he had stored in a different location. 

Another 18 Kansas City restaurants earned the Spectator’s Award of Excellence including the 801 Chophouse Power and Light, 801 Fish, Final Cut Steakhouse, Fogo de Chao, Gaslight Grill, Pierpont’s, Room 39, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, and the Melting Pot. But what do these awards mean and why do they matter to you, the drinker? For starters, this means that the restaurant management is interested enough to apply for the recognition. Winning an award is a great honor which they do their best to publicize. 

So Many Wines, So Little Time 

Of course you need to narrow down those choices that the wine experts have already made for you. Personally, I think one of the very best ways to do that is to go to wine dinners or tastings that usually include special menus. And Kansas City is in luck, there. Genovese and Story, for instance, have a regular wine dinner every month. Webster House hosts tastings and lets people “vote” – and the winner ends up on their list. The best way to find many of these wine dinners is, modestly, to go to our web site and click on Calendar Events. You may also find additional events and offers by signing up for your favorite restaurants’ emails or newsletters – truly handy for discovering such events as Stephen Malloy heavily discounting wines at the Classic Cup starting in January and running through mid-March. 

I’d be remiss if I didn’t also say that it’s smart to take advantage of the many wine specials our restaurants offer. Beyond Happy Hours which almost always have discounted wines, we’ve found more opportunities. What is especially cool is that they are available almost every day of the week. We’ve done the research on our favorites for you. The increasing number of wine drinkers and their improved knowledge is one trend that Jimmy Frantzé has noticed. With nearly 30 years in the restaurant business, he says that nothing surprises him but the number of new regions producing good wine is a source of wonder to him. He cites South America, Portugal, southern Italy, even South Africa. He also adds, “But there is no doubt that Americans are more savvy and more interested in drinking good wine and knowing about it than they ever have been” – not that he’s endorsing the pinot noir trend. 

Matt Nichols, Partner, General Manager & Wine Expert at JJ’s

Perhaps that interest in wine is somewhat fueled by media attention like the recent article headline in the October Wine Spectator which exclaimed: “Moderate Wine Consumption May Fight Alzheimer’s,” a conclusion from Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. The article explained the (many) finer details, but the headline is enough for me. 

 And I will definitely continue my practice of asking the experts what I should try next – they’ve always been veracious. I have a friend who, not originally, says, “Life is too short to not drink good wine.” I think the best way to do that is to consult your knowledgeable and helpful wine expert on these long winter nights – or any time you want a good glass of wine.

K.C. Restaurants’ Wine Programs: 

Wine Spectator Award  2015 * Certified Wine Expert on Staff Wine Dinners / Tastings Wine Flights or Pairings Wine Specials Offered
801 Chophouse Leawood BAE
801 Chophouse P & L AE
801 Fish AE
Andres (Main St.)
Cafe Verona
Cafe Trio TU & SU
Classic Cup
Cleaver & Cork TH
Em Chamas
Espirito do Sul
Final Cut Steakhouse AE W-TH
Fogo de Chao AE
Gaslight Grill AE SU
Genovese M
Hereford House SU-M
Jax SU
Le Fou Frog
McCormick & Schmick's
Pierpont's AE
Providence SU-M
Ricco's W
Room 39  AE M
Story BAE
Sullivan's Steakshouse AE SU
Tannin SU
The American  BAE F (Lunch)
The Journey
The Melting Pot AE TH
Webster House
* BAE = Best of Award of Excellence
* AE = Award of Excellence

Printed version: K.C. Restaurants’ Wine Programs

Wine and Spirits Magazine Poll
 Their annual poll discovers the top 50 wines ordered in restaurants throughout the United States.  Of those 50, the top ten most popular of 2014: 
1. Jordan Vineyard & Winery
2. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
3. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
4. Duckhorn Vineyards
5. Cakebread Cellars
6. Caymus Vineyards
7. Silver Oak Wine Cellars
8. Kistler Vineyards
9. Veuve Clicquot
10. Chateau Ste. Michelle

How many of these have you had?  Several are quite pricey, by the way, a variation from the trend to more moderately priced wines.

I Did Not Know That
The amount of wine imbibed by North Americans has continued to increase every year for the last 22 years.
Screaming Eagle, a really famous “boutique” or cult cabernet that can retail for up to $3,500, is owned by       , a  Wal-Mart billionaire.
In order from #1 down, the top wine producing states are probably:  1- California, 2- Washington, 3- Oregon, 4- New York, and 5- Virginia.  Texas perhaps instead of Virginia.  Missouri is about #10 or so  (# of vineyards among the lower number states keeps changing)
Swirling your wine is really not showing off.  It’s adding oxygen which allows more aroma to escape.  (Well, I knew this, just wanted to make sure you did, too.)

Missouri has about 175 wineries and Kansas about 40.

About 60% of our wine is from California, 31% is imported internationally, and 9% is from another state.

If someone offers to buy you a jeroboam of wine, say yes.  It’s 4 bottles of wine.  A Methuselah is 8 and the king of them is: Nebuchadnezzar, 20 bottles in one.  That’s a party. But who can pour it?

Per capita wine consumption in the U.S. is a bit more than 3 gallons per year.  I’m doing my part, how ’bout you?

Did you find this article interesting? 

Happy Hour IV: Drinking (& Eating) at Cleaver & Cork

Happy Hour IV: Drinking (& Eating) at Cleaver & Cork

You already know how much I love happy hours in K.C.  It’s not just the fact that food and drink are cheaper, truly.  It’s not just that they are an early excuse to start the party. It’s not just that you can eat lighter if you so desire.  Or that I basically like sitting at bars.  No, a big part of it for me is that happy hours are a way to sample . . . and to help me decide if I wanna come back.

My first happy hour, many months ago, did just that.  Cleaver & Cork’s starts early, at 4 p.m. and ends three hours later – a real plus for chatters – and the bar usually seems less noisy than the tables section. It does pick up of course – you are in the Power and Light District!  Their drinks are price-reduced, including their craft cocktails like my favorite, at least in the summer, the Horsefeathers (whisky, ginger beer and bitters).  They have $5 wines and $4 draft beers. Some menu items are half priced – and not half sized. Their pulled pork sandwich is dinner by itself and the fries with the skins on are delish and when you ask for them extra crispy, they are.  (Not always true I can assure you.) The cheese curds are mouth-poppable and the homemade bratwurst has that crunchy outer skin that’s so important.

A couple of happy hours later, I went back for dinner.  Though I’m still not sure what a gastropub is, I do know the menu is pretty comprehensive and I was there with a large party – and everyone was happy.  Still. 

1333 Walnut Street 
Kansas City, MO 64106 
Ph. 816-541-3484 

Cleaver & Cork Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

One Great Dish IV: As Told by Chef Brian Aaron at Tannin’s

Mussels Recipe by Tannin's Wine Bar

Chef Brian Aaron at Tannin’sWine Bar and Kitchen makes the most delicious mussels and he swears they’re fast (once you’re past that debearding part) and easy.  No, they don’t really take much time at al. 
Mussels are really just clams of a certain kind.  You can buy mussels at most grocery stores at the butcher/fish counter by the two pound bag.  Or they might be frozen.  What’s debearding you might ask?  When you wash each mussel, you’ll notice on many of them some threads, for lack of a better word.  That’s how they were attached to whatever they were attached to.  Pull that out and off and they’re ready to go.
You can prepare this dish right before serving and they are definitely pleasers – serve with some crusty bread to soak up all that goodness in the bowl!
Here are the ingredients:
2 pounds             Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels (washed and debearded)
1 each                 Russet Potato (cleaned and diced)
1 each                 Carrot (peeled and diced)
1 each                 Celery Rib (cleaned and diced)
1 each                 Garlic Clove (minced)
1/2 pound            Diced Bacon
1 pinch                Chopped Fresh Thyme
1 pinch                Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 cup                 White Wine
1/2 cup                 Heavy Whipping Cream
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:  In a medium-high sauté pan or sauce pot, start by adding the bacon and rendering it down until becomes golden brown and starts to get crispy.
Add the diced potatoes, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté until the vegetables begin to get soft. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and then add the mussels, cream, thyme and crushed red pepper. Stir the mussels and cover the pot for about 2 minutes or until the mussels just begin to open. If needed, add a little salt and pepper.

Dump everything in a bowl, have the bread ready, and look out!

1526 Walnut Street 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
Ph. 816-842-2660 

Black Friday retail therapy at Jax Fish House

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar will offer a Holiday “Retail Therapy” special Black Friday, Nov. 27 through Dec. 6 in which guests can purchase a cocktail from a special menu and receive one of three free desserts. Lead Bartender Kenny Cohrs and Pastry Chef Kelly Conwell collaborated on the menu to pair Cohrs’ cocktail creations with Conwell’s dessert masterpieces to create a respite from the stresses of holiday shopping.

In addition to the Holiday “Retail Therapy” menu, Jax will serve its regular Friday lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner menu beginning at 4 p.m.
Jax will offer its Holiday “Retail Therapy” menu on Black Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 6.

Holiday “Retail Therapy” menu
Aztec spiced hot chocolate blended with coconut milk, pineapple simple syrup, habanero cordial and Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal. Heated and served with toasted marshmallow
Linus and Lucy
Apple Jack, Benedictine, Calvados, All Spice Dram garnished with cinnamon apple slice
Chocolate Chip Cookies (2)
To enjoy at Jax or take home
Cracker Jack Sundae
Salted caramel ice cream, buttered popcorn ice cream, house made caramel corn, fresh whipped cream & graham cracker cookie
Dark Chocolate & Mocha pot de crème
Fresh cream, shortbread cookie

New fall salad at Fogo de Chao!

Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad: This hearty salad features a base of lightly cooked Brussels sprouts, and is complemented with Brown Sugar and Red Pepper bacon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and sweet Peppadew peppers from the Market Table. It’s a sweet and salty blend of ingredients tossed with a house-made preserved lemon vinaigrette, and finished with salt and pepper.

Who loves grapefruit?  Check out the new Citrus Salad at Fogo de Chao featuring white, pink and ruby red grapefruits, oranges, blood oranges, and tangerines sprinkled with finely chopped mint leaves and finished with a hint of sugar and mint.  YUM!

Looking for a new fav cocktail?  Try the new fresh caramelized pineapple flawlessly muddled with orange and decadent Luxardo cherries to enhance the caramel notes of Bulleit’s Rye Whiskey – at Fogo de Chao.

222 West 47th Street 
Kansas City, MO 64112 
Ph. 816-931-7700  
Check out their menu

Chef Spotlight: Brian Aaron

Chef Spotlight:  Brian Aaron

For the last four nearly five years, ever since it reincarnated as Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen from JP’s at 15th and Walnut, executive chef Brian Aaron has tried to maintain balance – in his life and at the bar/restaurant.  “We still aren’t sure if this is a food obsessed wine bar or a wine obsessed restaurant,” he laughs.  No matter which, it certainly does both extremely well.

Aaron began early, hanging out in the kitchen while his mom and relatives cooked great meals – the smells of some dishes still evoking those days which he parlays into new and unique dishes every few weeks in the restaurant.  (Try the chicken confit, his favorite right now.) Growing up in Overland Park, he enjoyed cooking breakfast for himself, which often evolved into whole family meals.  He worked at the Sahara Café during high school and went on to Colorado State where his degree is in restaurant/resort management.  Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Denver was next and stints at the Brown Palace, Zin, and Starker’s among others honed his skills.

Aaron has turned Tannin’s into much more than small plates, though those are still available and especially popular early evenings and late nights, along with complete meals.  He especially likes creating and preparing with his team the special wine dinners they hold pretty frequently.  There, as elsewhere, he incorporates his family’s heritage, his trips to Israel and Europe, and his imagination.  A little research shows that Tannin’s has won recognition in USA Today (“10 Great Places Where Wine Bars Serve Flights of Fancy”) and Open Table (“Top 100 Notable Wine Lists 2012”) as well as with Kansas City’s appreciative diners and oenophiles.  

In his few spare hours (Tannin’s is open until midnight serving full meals every night but Sunday [when they close at 11 p.m. ] which is just  one of the reasons the place is so popular for the service industry), he golfs with his dad.  His game improved, he said, when he stopped trying to get good and just began enjoying being outdoors.  It’s all part of that balance thing.

Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

1526 Walnut Street 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
Ph. 816-842-2660 
Located 2 blocks east of the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts


Drunken Fish Food Drive

Drunken Fish is hosting a canned food drive at both of our KC locations during the month of November.

Both locations, all November long. Throughout the month, Drunken Fish will offer a 15% discount to all those who bring in a minimum of 5 canned goods during lunch and dinner hours.  All collections will benefit Harvesters. Harvesters' mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.

Also, for every 5 canned goods donated, you will be entered to win a pair of NYE Live! tickets at the Power & Light District!  

4331 West 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
Ph. 913-339-9335

14 East 14 Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Ph. 816.474.7177

Deal - Coupon

Donate $5 to Melting Pot’s charity of the month and receive $10 off the Ultimate Four Course Dining Experience for Two Diners
(regularly $98)

Includes: A Bottle of Wine Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (Mezzacorona)
2 Specialty Cocktails
2 Beer Flights
Your choice of 3 draft beers

 Shared Combo Entrée Platter:
Filet Mignon
Basil Pesto Chicken
Pacific White Shrimp
Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin
Breast of Chicken
Mushroom Sacchetti& endless Seasonal Vegetables

Select any Cheese Fondue Appetizer

Select any 2 Salads Select any cooking style

Select any Chocolate Fondue Dessert
 *Multiple dinners allowed per coupon One time use per split table check.

 Valid only for Kansas City Dine in. Cannot be used with any other promotional offer, for tax, or gratuity. No cash value. Contact store for details or restrictions. 

Providence New American Kitchen is promoting Burger Blast Wednesdays!

At the Hilton President downtown, Providence New American Kitchen notes the promotion of Alejandro Diaz to Executive Chef. 

Born and trained in Mexico City and having worked at the Waldorf Astoria, at Bite Bistro in San Diego, and then as the culinary supervisor with Princess Cruise Lines, he brings an international focus to "new American cuisine" and his steaks, chops and seafood all bear his signature. Their famous (since 1926) Drum Room bar features handcrafted cocktails and and Happy Hour from 4 – 6:30 p.m. In addition, there's a nice feature for downtown: complimentary valet parking for Providence guests.

EVERY Wednesday they offer a great deal on a great gourmet burger. Just $8 for a 6 oz. burger topped with extra sharp white Cheddar cheese, Brisket jam with lettuce, tomato and pickles, served on a Brioche bun with French fries on the side. You can’t get a better burger for the price, so go in any Wednesday from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. to savor this burger and save $3 too!

1329 Baltimore 
Kansas City, MO 64105 
Ph. (816) 303-1686 

Providence New American Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Kansas City Artist in Residence | Hotel Phillips

Art Comes to Life in Kansas City

Right beside the Hotel Phillips who has won the ArtsKC Impact Award, 12 Baltimore is doing something different and intriguing.  At least I must admit I didn’t know about it and it’s been going on for awhile.  

They have announced their fifth artist-in-residence, sculptor Megan Lou Gallant.  Her art is on display throughout the hotel and restaurant and seems to me to be a combination of the natural world, whimsy, and imagination.  Her work has been exhibited at lots of different places, including the H&R Block Artspace.   

I love the idea of art with food and drink and her studio/storefront will often have its door open, and you are welcome to join her, look at a current work in progress, and interact with her.  And don’t forget to eat before or after at the restaurant, which has a new chef and menu which incorporates new and favorite items – and one of the best brunches in town!  And they have a loooong happy hour, too and a new cocktail list. Their half price appetizers during that time are delish and there are specials every day.    

If you like art, if you like food and drink, you should definitely check out all three at 12 Baltimore, next to the Hotel Phillips in the heART of downtown.   

12 Baltimore

106 W 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Ph. 816.221.9292
Located at 12th and Baltimore


DINING FOR HEROES: More than 100 Kansas City area restaurants to donate 10 percent of sales Saturday, Oct. 17, to support fallen firefighters

DINING FOR HEROES: More than 100 Kansas City area restaurants to donate 10 percent of sales Saturday, Oct. 17, to support fallen firefighters

In response to Monday’s tragedy that took the lives of Kansas City firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) and the Kansas City Originals are bringing together area restaurants and diners on Saturday, Oct. 17 to raise funds for the families of these fallen heroes. For one day only – Oct. 17 – participating Kansas City restaurants from across the area will donate 10 percent of sales to the Dining for Heroes Fund, a support account dedicated to the families of John Mesh and Larry Leggio.

In the past 24 hours, more than 100 Kansas City restaurants have signed up to participate; the GKCRA anticipates this number will continue to increase through Oct. 17.

Participating restaurants include:
1.   12 Baltimore 106 W 12th Street       816-889-7037
2.   54th Street Grill & Bar  12130 South 71 Highway Grandview, MO 64030
3.   54th Street Grill & Bar   303 NE Englewood Rd.  Kansas City, MO 64118
4.    Affäre 1911 Main Street  816 298 6182  reservation
5.    Barrel 31 400 E. 31st Street
6.    Blanc Burgers + Bottles 10583 Mission Road 
7.    Bonchon Chicken 1710 NW Chipman Rd. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
8.    Bristol Seafood Grill 51 E. 14th St.    816-448-6007
9.    Bristol Seafood Grill 5400 West 119th Street     913-663-5777                  
10.  Café Trio 4558 Main Street (816) 756-3227  reservation
11.  Café Verona 206 W Lexington Ave. Independence, MO 64050 816.833.0044 Reservation
12.  Cascone's Italian Restaurant 3737 N Oak Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64116
13.  Cleaver & Cork 1333 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64106  816-541-3484
14.  Coach's Bar and Grill 414 W. 103rd Street Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 941-2286
15.  Coach's Bar and Grill 9089 W. 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 (913) 897-7070
16.  Coal Vines 616 Ward Pkwy. Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 912-2690
17.  D’Bronx 3904 Bell Street Kansas City, MO 64111  (816) 531-0550
18.  D’Bronx 2450 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 842-2211
19.  Eggtc 5107 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 561-0116
20.  Eggtc 7182 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-4400
21.  El Maguey 119 Crown Hill Road Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
22.  Em Chamas Brazilian Grill 6101 NW 63rd Terrace Kansas City, MO 6415 816-505-7100
23.  Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 10157 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 943-8226
24.  Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 13386 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 814-8226
25.  Garozzo’s Ristorante 526 Harrison Kansas City, MO 64106 (816) 221-2455
26.  Garozzo’s Ristorante 9950 College Blvd.    (913) 491-8300
27.  Garozzo’s Ristorante 1547 N.E. Rice Road   Lee's Summit, MO 64086 (816) 554-2800
28.  Grinders Kansas City 417 E. 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 472-5454
29.  Grinders Lenexa 10240 Pflumm Road Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 888-2000
30.  Harry’s Country Club 112 E Missouri Kansas City, MO 64106 (816) 421-3505
31.  Hawg Jaw Que & Brew 4403 NW Gateway Ave. Riverside, MO 64150 (816) 741-4294
32.  Hereford House 19721 East Jackson Drive   Independence,  (816) 795-9200 OpenTable
33.  Hereford House 5001 Town Center Drive    Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 327-0800 OpenTable
34.  Hereford House 17244 Midland Drive    Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-800 OpenTable
35.  Hereford House 8661 N. Stoddard Ave.  Kansas City, MO 64153 (816) 584-9000 OpenTable
36.  Houlihan’s 2820 W 53rd Street, Suite 123 Fairway, KS 66205 (913) 789-0808
37.  Houlihan’s 8660 Boardwalk Ave. Kansas City, MO 64154 (816) 584-9910
38.  Houlihan’s 11851 W 95th Street Overland Park, KS 66214 (913) 492-3926
39.  Houlihan’s 4900 W 119th Street Leawood, KS 66209 (913) 663-2161
40.  Houlihan’s 16411 W 119th Street Olathe, KS 66061 913) 738-3406
41.  Houlihan’s 625 NW Murray Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 (816) 524-2572
42.  J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood 8901 Metcalf Ave.   (913) 642-8070
43.  Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar 4814 Roanoke Pkwy. (816) 437-7940 reservation
44.  Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse 517 E 135th Street   Kansas City, MO 64145 (816) 941-9499
45.  JJ’s 900 West 48th, Ste. 110 Kansas City, MO 64112 816- 561-7136
46.  Johnny’s Tavern 6765 W 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66209 (913) 451-4542
47.  Johnny’s Tavern 13131 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216
48.  Johnny’s Tavern 11316 W 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66211 (913) 851-5165
49.  Johnny’s Tavern 8626 Mission Road Prairie Village, KS 66208 (913) 901-0322
50.  Johnny’s Tavern 10384 S Ridgeview Road Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 378-0744
51.  Johnny’s Tavern 1310 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64106 (913) 962-5777
52.  Johnny’s Tavern 8719 W 95th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 948-9500
53.  Johnny’s Tavern 1660 SE Blue Pkwy. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 
54.  Johnny Cascone's Italian Restaurant 6863 W 91st Street (913) 381-6837
55.  La Bodega 703 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 472-8272 Reservation
56.  La Bodega 4311 W. 119th Street Leawood, KS 66209 (913) 428-8272
57.  La Costa Mexican Restaurant 5 E Kansas Street Liberty, MO 64068 (816) 883-8355
58.  La Fuente 917 NE Woods Chapel Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 (816) 524-2722
59.  La Fuente 899 SW Le Mans Lane Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 (816) 623-9494
60.  La Fuente 105 S Jefferson Street Kearney, MO 64060 (816) 903-9922
61.  La Fuente 1255 NE Douglas Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 524-4666
62.  La Fuente 2325 S Route 291 Independence, MO 64057 (816) 3508060
63.  La Fuente 101 N 169 Highway Smithville, MO 64089 816-873-3101
64.  La Fuente 10839 E US 40 Hwy Independence, MO 64055 (816) 353-5100
65.  La Fuente  10901 W 75th Street Shawnee, KS 66214 (913)217-7417
66.  Le Fou Frog 400 E 5th Street Kansas City, MO 64106 816.474.6060 Reservation
67.  Longboards Wraps & Bowls 6269 North Oak Trafficway Kansas City, 816-454-0008
68.  Longboards Wraps & Bowls 1173 West Kansas Street Liberty, MO 64068 816-407-9528
69.  Longboards Wraps & Bowls  5415 Johnson Drive Mission, KS 66205 913-236-2523
70.  Los Compas Mexican Restaurant  18011 E US 24 Hwy. Independence,  (816) 796-0298
71.  Los Compas Mexican Restaurant  9055 W State Rt. 350 Raytown, (816) 353-4277
72.  Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop 2030 Central Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 474-8424
73.  Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop 2701 W 47th Westwood, KS 66205 (913) 677-5858
74.  Manny’s Mexican Restaurant 207 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 474-7696
75.  Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant 290 S State Rt 291 Liberty, MO 64068 (816) 792-2737
76.  Minsky's Pizza 7007 NW Barry Road Kansas City, MO 64153 (816) 741-2737
77.  Minsky's Pizza 221 NE Barry Road Kansas City, MO 64155 (816) 436-8818
78.  Minsky's Pizza 205 N 291 Highway Liberty, MO 64068 (816) 407-9000
79.  Minsky's Pizza 427 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64105  (816) 421-1122
80.  Minsky's Pizza 5105 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 561-5100
81.  Minsky's Pizza 2201 NW State Route 7 Blue Springs, MO 64014 (816) 224-1001
82.  Minsky's Pizza  551 S State Route 291 Independence, MO 64057 (816) 478-8666
83.  Minsky's Pizza 632 NE State Route 291 Lee's Summit, MO 64086 (816) 524-3112
84.  Minsky's Pizza 812 W Foxwood Drive Raymore, MO 64083 (816) 331-1700
85.  Minsky's Pizza  921 Tomahawk Rd Prairie Village, KS 66208 
86.  Minsky's Pizza 12920 State Line Road Leawood, KS 66209 (913) 317-9965
87.  Minsky's Pizza 7198 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-0059
88.  Minsky's Pizza 13400 College Boulevard Lenexa, KS 66210 (913) 491-5252
89.  Minsky's Pizza 15983 S Bradley Drive Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 780-9922
90.  Minsky’s Pizza 934 Massachusetts Street Lawrence, KS 66044 (785) 856-5252
91.  Nara 617 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 221-6272 Reservation
92.  Night & Day Gourmet, 4747 JC Nichols Parkway Kansas City, MO 64111
93.  O’Neill’s Restaurant & Bar 9417 Mission Road  Leawood, KS 66206 (913) 648-4900
94.  Ophelia’s 201 N Main St.Independence, MO 64050 (816) 994-8800 reservation
95.  Osteria Il Centro 5101 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 561-2369
96.  Parisi Café Union Station 30 W Pershing Road   Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 569-2399
97.  Pierpont’s at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd.   816-221-5111 Reservation
98.  Piropos 4141 N Mulberry Drive Kansas City, MO 64116 816- 741-3600 Reservation
99.  Ricco's Italian 11801 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 469-8405
100.  Rhythm & Booze 423 Southwest Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 221-2669
101. Seasons 52 340 Ward Pkwy. Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 531-0052
102. Senor Tequila 6502 N Oak Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64118 (816) 420-0640
103. Sol Cantina 408 E 31st Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 931-8080
104. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 6501 W. 135th Street     913) 897-7746                 
105. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 8224 Mission Road            (913) 341-7746              
106. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 2450 Grand Blvd.      (816) 221-7746                   
107. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 1808 NW Chipman Rd.   Lee's Summit, MO 64081
108. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 9474 Renner Blvd.      (816) 246-7746               
109. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 14230 W. 119th Street    (913) 764-7746                   
110. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 6541 W. 119th Street     (913) 451-7746                 
111.  SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 4950 Main Street        (816) 561-7746                  
112.  Talk of the Town Grill & Bar 5201 W. 135th Street   Leawood, KS 66224 (913) 851-7444
113.  Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen 1526 Walnut Street   816.842.2660  Reservation
114.  Tavern at Mission Farms 10681 Mission Road Leawood, KS 66206 (913) 213-6588
115.  Tavern in the Village 3901 Prairie Lane Prairie Village, KS 66208 (913) 529-2229
116.  The Alamo Restaurant & Lounge 5010 NE Parvin Road  (816) 452-2600
117.  The Capital Grille 4740 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 531-8345
118.  The Drop Bistro 409 E 31st Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 756-3767
119.  The Jacobson 2050 Central Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 423-2888
120. The Roasterie Café 4511 119th Street Leawood, KS 66209 (913) 428-8270
121. The Roasterie Café  6223 Brookside Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64113 (816) 333-9700
122. The Roasterie Café 1204 W 27th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 931-4000
123. The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop 7421 Broadway    (will donate 25%)       (816) 361-1700          
124. Trezo Mare 4105 N Mulberry Drive Kansas City, MO 64116 (816) 505-3200
125. V's Italiano 10819 E US Hwy 40 Independence, MO 64055 (816) 353-1241
126. Waldo Pizza 7433 Broadway Street Kansas City, MO 64114 816.363.5242 Reservation
127. Waldo Pizza 1543 NE Douglas Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.875.2121
128. Zarda’s Bar-B-Q 214 North 7 Highway Blue Springs, MO 64014 (816) 229-9999
129. Zócalo 620 W 48th Street Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 756-5555
130 Sullivan's Steakhouse 4501 W. 119th Street 913-345-0800  Reservation
Alamo Restaurant & Lounge 5010 NE Parvin Road
Anton’s 1610 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64108
Arris Pizza & Pub 12812 West 87th St Parkway Lenexa, KS 66215
Aixois 251 E. 55th Street Kansas City, MO 64113
Bar Central 200 W 12th Street  Kansas City, MO 64105
Boulevard Brewing Tasting Room 2501 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108
BRGR Kitchen + Bar 11 E. 14th Street Kansas City, MO 64105
BRGR Kitchen + Bar 4308 W 83rd Street Prairie Village, KS 66208
Cafe Italia 160 English Landing Drive  Kansas City, MO 64152
California Pizza Kitchen 11655 Ash Streeet Leawood, KS 66211
Capital Grille 4740 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO 64112
Crazy Good Eats 16695A W. 151st Street Olathe, KS 66062
Gram & Dun 600 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112
Ingredient True Eatery 11563 Ash Street Leawood, KS 66211
Joe’s Kansas City 11950 South Strang Line Road Olathe, KS 66062
Joe’s Kansas City 11723 Roe Avenue Leawood, KS 66211
Kelso’s Northtown 300 Armour Road North Kansas City, MO 64116
Kross Lounge & Restaurant 605 N. Sterling Sugar Creek, MO 64054
La Costa Mexican Restaurant 5 E. Kansas Street Liberty, MO 64068
Lidia's *will donate 10% of 3-course pasta meal and seasonal sippers  101 W. 22nd Street
Louie's Wine Dive 7100 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64114
MetropolitanKC 200 W. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64105
Michael Forbes Bar & Grille 128 W. 63rd Street Kansas City, MO 64113
Nick and Jake’s 6830 W. 135th Overland Park, KS 66223
Nick and Jake’s 6325 Lewis St. Suite 110 Parkville, MO 64152
Nick and Jake’s 5031 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112
Paradise Diner 5501 W 135th Street, Suite 2310 Overland Park, KS 66223
Paulo and Bill 16501 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217
Popeye’s 3100 Prospect AvenueKansas City, MO 64128
Popeye’s 6300 Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64131
Popeye’s 10125 State Line Road Kansas City, MO 64114
Popeye’s 23 E. Linwood Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111
Pizza 51 5060 Oak StreetKansas City, MO 64112
Pizza Shoppe7687 NW Prairie ViewKansas City, MO 64151
Pizza Shoppe17041 Bel-Ray Blvd. Belton, MO 64012
Pizza Shoppe 9329 N. Oak Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64155
Pizza Shoppe 8584 N. Church Liberty, MO 64157
Pizza Shoppe 921 W. 92 Hwy Kearney, MO 64060
Pizza Shoppe 3504 SW Market Street Lee's Summit, MO 64082
Pizza Shoppe 13612 Washington Ave. Kansas City, MO 64145
Pizza Shoppe 2437 N.W. Prairie View Rd. Platte City, MO 64079
Pizza Shoppe 410 Court Street Savannah, MO 64485
Pizza Shoppe 101 N. 169 Highway, Ste. A Smithville, MO 64089
Pizza Shoppe 2229-C N. Belt Highway St. Joseph, MO 64506
Pizza Shoppe 22014 W. 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226
Pizza Shoppe 8915 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS 66212
Pizza Shoppe 12750 S. Pflumm Road Olathe, KS 66062
Pizza Shoppe 1805 S. Ridgeview Olathe, KS 66062
Pizza Shoppe 736 W. Park Street Olathe, KS 66061
Pizza Shoppe 7908 W. 151st Street Overland Park, KS 66223
República 4807 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO 64112
Rhythm & Booze 423 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108
Taco John’s of Olathe 18617 West 151st Street Olathe, KS 66062
Taco Republic 500 County Line Road (47th Street) Kansas City, KS 66103
Tanner’s Bar and Grill 10146 W 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213
Tanner’s Bar and Grill 14337 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66223
Tanner’s Bar and Grill 22374 W 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226
Tanner’s Bar and Grill 7425 Broadway Street Kansas City, MO 64114
Tanner’s Bar and Grill 12906 w 87th Street Lenexa, KS 66215
Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen 1526 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64108
Urban Table 8232 Mission Road Prairie Village, KS 66208
Webster House *lunch only 1644 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO 64108
Ya Ya's Euro Bistro 7021 W. 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223
Yard House  1300 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64105


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