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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

New patio, spring items at Jax Fish House

Spring blossoms at Jax Fish House: Warmer weather brings new outdoor patio, seasonal dishes and cocktails

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar nods to the spring season with the debut of its new patio, spring cocktails and seasonal happy hour dishes. The 350-square-foot patio is set to open in April in front of the restaurant along Roanoke Parkway and will seat 24 people.

Chef de Cuisine Theresea Ota prepares for the upcoming warmer months and the opening of the patio with new spring additions to the happy hour menu including the Shrimp Pancake and House Salmon Charcuterie. Lead Bartender Kenny Cohrs provides his ode to spring with four new handcrafted cocktail creations including Play Ball and Travel Arrangements.

Jax’s new spring happy hour items and cocktails will be available starting on Monday, March 28. Mondays at Jax feature happy hour all night, anywhere in the restaurant. Happy hour is also available from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 2:30-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Spring Happy Hour items
Shrimp Pancake- $5
With scallion compound butter
House Salmon Charcuterie
Choice of 1 for $5 or all 3 for $15
House cured lox, rillettes or house smoked salmon with seasonal accompaniments 
Jax Croquettes- $5
Crispy fried fish croquettes with grilled lemon tartar sauce
Spring Cocktails
Play Ball
Blue long island iced tea riff with vodka, rum, gin, tequila & lemon lime soda
Travel Arrangements
Combier, grapefruit liqueur, lemon, lime, basil and mint 
Victim of our own Success
Auchentoshan American Oak, Big O Ginger, Angostura Amaro
In Shallow Waters
Rieger Gin, Aperol, orange juice and bubbles

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar
4814 Roanoke Pkwy 
Kansas City, MO 64112 
Ph. (816) 437-7940 

Last Seafood Friday TONIGHT!


For $36.95 receive our Rodizio
12 cuts of meat and our 30+ item Gourmet Bar

Plus all these additional Seafood items:
Baked Lemon Dill Salmom
Mussel & Clam Scampi
Crab cakes
Seafood pasta in a Sage cream sauce with Lobster
Moqueca de peixe (Brazilian seafood stew in a coconut broth
Mussels in Brazilian Viniagrette
Crab Salad
Bay Shrimp Brazilian Cocktail

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Em Chamas Brazilian Grill

6101 NW 63rd Terrace 
Kansas City, MO 64151 
Ph. 816-505-7100 


Fogo de Chao New Seasonal Menu


What’s a Boxer Doing in the Kitchen?

Chef Spotlight: Zeb Humphrey 

Zeb Humphrey of North Italia, admits he is basically pleased with the progress he and his Leawood restaurant have made this last year. Fox Restaurant Concepts, with nearly 60 restaurants to its brand, lured him away from Cleaver & Cork a few months ago, and he’s happy he made the move. “I like that it’s steady, somewhat predictable, and the attention to quality and to the customer experience is extremely high and consistent,” he says.  The intensity of the restaurant’s commitment to their diners is of particular importance to him.

Humphrey has a lot of experience packed into his resume. In high school, he worked in a pizza place but never thought about being a chef.  He had friends at JCCC and they encouraged him to enter the culinary program, which he did.  He dropped out, a move he looks back on with a bit of regret.  But, he says, “I immediately began working with great chefs and teams all over town, learned so much, read a lot, asked a million questions. My hard work eventually paid off, so it’s all good now.” He loved being in the kitchen, loved cooking, loved the spontaneity and creativity possible. Eventually he found himself as the executive chef for the National Golf Club and Tavern in the Village, among others, before Cleaver & Cork.

What he enjoys most now is developing his team and growing with them, despite the bustle and organized chaos of the “back of the house” which is really in plain view at North. He used to get into the ring, yes boxing, a few times a week, but with a wife (3rd grade teacher) and seven year old daughter and cheffing in a place open about 60 hours a week, he barely has time for another favorite pastime, reading.  His favorite meal there?  Any of several pastas on the menu, all made from scratch, or something they create on the spot. You can see that creativity in the daily specials at the restaurant whether it’s pizza or soup or a main dish – but you’ll want to try the tried and true and delicious zucca chips as well.

NoRTH Italia
4579 West 119th Street 
Leawood, KS 66209 
Ph. 913.232.5191 

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