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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sullivan''s New Bar Menu

The Sullivan’’s Steakhouse in Leawood offers transport to another time and place, where cares are swept away and secrets are both shared and made. Located across the street from the Town Center Plaza on the southeast corner of 119th and Roe, you’ll be able to unwind after a long day of shopping with delectable food, first-class cocktails and swinging live music in a truly unique Leawood steakhouse atmosphere.

New dishes now include items such as:

  • Steak Flatbread with blue cheese, cherry peppers, mozzarella and balsamic glazed onions 
  • Loaded Potato Tots with bacon, chives, cheddar cheese & truffle aioli 
  • Sesame Chive Salmon with steamed spinach and sherry-soy glaze

4501 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
 (913) 345-0800
Web site


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Friday, March 13, 2015

You Sweet Thing, You II: When a Dessert Becomes an Experience

Hopefully you’ve read my most recent spread in The Guide about desserts (if not, click here). I do so like talking about spreads and not be referring to my irreparable waistline.

Anyway, one of the pastry chefs I talked about was Joseph Jackson at Affäre, a downtown establishment whose reputation for fine cuisine continues to escalate.  You can finish off your dinner with a blaze – literally.  Chef Jackson has created a fiery way for you to enjoy a sweet concoction, but also ask questions as you learn a little bit about the science supporting interesting effects and tastes.  Jackson, who worked at with American Restaurant’s Nick Wesemann (James Beard nominee for best pastry chef), says his interest in molecular gastronomy increased there – and his presentation really reflects this. So ask for the painted dessert and prepare to interact with artwork.


Here’s how it works:  you choose which desserts you and your companion(s) want. Think apple strudel, a deconstructed German chocolate cake, a mousse , for instance.  BTW, you need at least two people for this but they’ve served many more.  A metal cart is wheeled out with all kinds of bowls, bottles, spoons, and various ingredients, and a flat glass plate is set before you. Your chosen desserts are placed appropriately.  Then the fun begins as the plate is “garnished ” with all kinds of different and beautiful ingredients – from gelées to icings to fruit and ice cream.  And then, voila! final secret ingredients are added, and the entire thing is set ablaze, sparks flying upward for an ending flourish.  It is gorgeous!  And totally delicious.  An experience for sure.  





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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Art of Piropos


Piropos Restaurant in Briarcliff is unique in many ways including the one-of-kind art work that creates a dining environment that’s relaxed, friendly and fun. Just about all of the artwork placed in the bar & dining areas are from the streets, antique shops and galleries of Buenos Aires.

For example, the pictured small three-dimensional “Newsstand” located next to the reception desk is from the weekly Sunday art fair in the San Telmo area (often considered the original home of the Tango). This handmade and detailed art represents the thousands of street corner kiosks where Argentines stop to shop for their news, magazines and candy bars. These kiosks are only outnumbered by the flower stands that also dot BA’s boulevards.

Of course, in addition to enjoying the art work our Argentine style food and service are enhanced by the one-of-a kind views overlooking downtown Kansas City.

During the end of March 2015 and the month of April 2015, mention this blog and receive 20% discount of your favorite Argentinian wine. 

4141 N. Mulberry Drive 
Kansas City, MO 64116 
Ph. 816-741-3600 



Monday, March 9, 2015

Oyster Month JAX


March is oyster month at JaxFish House & Oyster Bar. Oysters are delicious, AND one of the most nutritionally well-balanced foods, containing protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. 

During Jax KC's first ever oyster month, we celebrate this amazing mollusk by partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Greater Kansas City to raise funds and awareness for this valuable charitable organization.

Our most exciting event occurs at the end of the month when, on Sunday March 29 at 2:00pm we stage an oyster eating competition. Teams of four will square off against each other- and the clock- to determine the most proficient oyster eaters in KC.Entry fee for the competition is $400/team.  The winning team receives a $1,000 cash prize. 



During the entire month, we also feature the "Dozen Dozens" promotion. Every time a Jax guest orders a dozen oysters, they will receive a raffle ticket. At month's end, the winner is drawn and will receive a punch card for 12 free dozen oysters to be enjoyed throughout the year.


The Let It Slide promotion is another fun opportunity for oyster fans to celebrate. Snap a pic of your best oyster-slurping shot and post to instagram. Use #jaxoystermonth and geo-tag your Jax location. Win a $100 gift card if your photo is the best.

4814 Roanoke Pkwy 
Kansas City, MO 64112 Ph. (816) 437-7940 


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