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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

Onward (or Outward) to Hayward’s

Review: Hayward’s Pit Bar B Que 

Barbeque is a fairly localized event in Kansas City, due to sheer volume of tasty choices, if nothing else.  I’m told by a reputable source there are at least 100 in the metro area.  So we often stick to a place closer to home and call it our favorite.

But the other day I trekked out to Hayward’s Pit Bar B Que at 110th and Antioch and was very pleasantly surprised.  I’ve not been there since it was at 95th and Antioch and certainly not since Eric Sweeney bought it a little more than a year ago (Hayward Spears, the original owner, still remains the “face” of the restaurant and I assume his original sauce will [and should] never change.)

I can only speak for lunch, where the sandwiches are very large and very tasty.  The burnt ends actually tasted like burnt ends should.  The deep fried okra was crispy.  The beer, on special, was only $3 for a large glass of Boulevard pale ale – they have a decent beer selection in bottles as well.  Their sweet potato fries are waffle cut and they have four great sounding salads and their big platters of meats and sides are definitely filling.  They have barbequed salmon and baby backs, as well as lunch specials, including 5 ribs and a side which is what I’m getting next time.  Prices are reasonable.
We wanted their jalapeño poppers which aren’t on the menu but DO occasionally show up along with, say, cheesy bites or a specially created sandwich, on the “secret menu.”  Regulars there know to ask what owner Eric or manager Kyle have devised that day.  It’s not every day, and according to our waiter, “You come in on the right day and get lucky.”

We felt lucky enough to find traditional barbeque that was done right with an excellent sauce.  If you’re out South and about, try the locally owned Hayward’s, especially if you’ve not been there for a while.  You’ll be happy you did!   

When was the last time you have been to Hayward's BBQ

11051 Antioch Rd 
Overland Park, KS 66210 
Ph. (913) 451-8080 

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Sosa's and some other restaurants

OPEN & CLOSE Restaurants

Sosa's 39th Street Diner, at 3906 Waddell is closed. The closing of Sosa's 39th Street Diner is just one of several bittersweet restaurant endings this month.

After two years of operation, the Futbol Club Eatery & Tap, at 12030 in Overland Park, has closed.

Beth Tully's 15-month-old Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates, which has shut the doors of its Prairiefire location 5601 West 135th Street

Blanc Burgers + Bottles shuttered its second Westport location, this one at 4120 Pennsylvania, after 17 months in business. 

And finally, Morton's Grille on the Country Club Plaza is closed after nine month. 
The Chocolat Frog Cafe - facebook 

Steve Gaudreau, owner of Dempsey’s Burger Pub locations in Lawrence and two other cities, recently completed a deal that will bring the restaurant concept to Westport in Kansas City.  Burgers are made with 100-percent chuck. They’re cooked on a flat griddle versus charcoal grill so the meat cooks in its own juices.  4120 Pennsylvania

Bouchon Lee's Summit - South Korea's popular international restaurant chain, has opened its first local outpost, in Lee's Summit at 1740 Northwest Chipman Road.

Pizzeria Locale, 505 West 75th Street, is the first outpost of the fast-casual pizzeria created by Denver restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson in 2011.

Standard Pour, 1511 Westport Road has opened in June,where Boozefish Wine Bar was. The menu features  salads, four sandwiches, a wrap, smoked-chicken pasta and fried chicken. The Reuben sandwich is delicious.

Double Shift Brewing Company – his microbrewery and taproom slated is opened at 412 E 18th Street.

The Chocolate Frog Cafe - 3935 West 69th Terrace

The W specializes in hand-crafted cocktails - 6 ½ SW 3rd Street in downtown Lee’s Summit Reservations by text (816-287-0000) are recommended, but walk-ins are accommodated when possible. 


Hollywood Casino - Sizzling Summer BBQ

Sizzling Summer BBQ

Turn 2
is a unique upscale sports bar with spectacular views of the Kansas Speedway and the casino floor. Designed for those who want to take in maximum sports action in an ultra lounge atmosphere.

BBQ Shrimp Skewers $11.99

Wood Grilled BBQ Short Ribs $13.99

Marquee Café
Casual contemporary dining features traditional American favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With hearty meals, lighter fare and sweet treats beyond compare, you’ll want to come back for more. 

Open Face BBQ Burnt End Sandwich $11.99
Jack Daniels BBQ Baby Back Ribs $14.99  

Final Cut Final Cut is a contemporary American steakhouse featuring USDA Mid-Western Prime and Certified Angus Beef that is corn-fed and naturally aged to ensure maximum flavor. Each steak is hand cut to order and expertly prepared. Final Cut also offers an extensive menu of specialty dishes, homemade pastas, seafood and shellfish, plus incredible sides and fabulous desserts. You will also find a three hundred bottle wine list that features both New and Old World wines.

Appetizer: Colossal Grilled Shrimp, Cucumber Salad $17
Salad: Wood Grilled Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad $8
Entrée: BBQ Muscovy Duck Breast $23     

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

Drunken Fish - New Happy Hour

Drunken Fish New Happy Hour Menu! 

More than just a restaurant, Drunken Fish has quickly become one of Kansas City's favorite places to see and be seen. Thoughtfully designed, Drunken Fish boasts trendy & sophisticated decor. With 2 locations, you will be able to enjoy selection of sensational sushi and Japanese cuisine that will satisfy every appetite and over 50 signature martinis, cocktails, and shots.

Drunken Fish  just launched their brand new Happy Hour, featuring delightful items like their signature Drunken Fish Roll!

P&L Happy Hour times:
Monday-Friday 11am-12pm
Monday-Friday 4-6pm
Late-night 10pm-close when open past 10 


14 East 14 Street
 Kansas City, MO 64106
 Ph. 816.474.7177
 Located at the Corner of 14th and Main

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Leawood Happy Hour times:
Monday-Friday 2-6pm
Sunday all day 

Late-night 10pm-close when open past 10

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

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - August 5

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar will shuck and serve more than 500 of its proprietary oysters on National Oyster Day

The world is your oyster, starting at 4 p.m. on August 5

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is celebrating National Oyster Day with free oysters on Wednesday, August 5. Jax will shell out 100 half-dozen freshly shucked oysters on the half shell for free starting at 4 p.m. on a “first come, first served” basis.

Featured as the day’s free oyster will be Jax's proprietary Emersum oyster, sustainably harvested out of the Chesapeake Bay by the Rappahannock Oyster Company. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m., as well, and runs until 6 p.m. Guests enjoying Jax’s happy hour will have options ranging from signature cocktails, beer, and wine specials to signature dishes, including Chicken Andouille & Crawfish Gumbo, Fruit De Mer, Gumbo Cheese Fries, Fried Calamari and Peel N’ Eat Shrimp. Guests wanting to celebrate with more of Jax’s freshly shucked oysters can do so during happy hour with $1.50 oysters on the half shell.

Since it first opened its doors in October of last year, Jax Fish House has supplied the coastless Kansas City community with the freshest and finest the ocean has to offer. Jax is the first and, currently, only restaurant in Missouri to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch and works with sustainable fisheries from across the country to fly in the freshest fish and shellfish available on a daily basis. The rotating selection of coastal oysters at Jax’s signature raw bar offers diners a taste of America's best bivalves, including Jax’s proprietary Emersum oyster.

Reservations and Information
Reservations can be made by calling Jax at (816) 437-7940 or online.

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