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, May 26, 2016

Memorial Weekend 2016

Memorial Weekend 2016 at Sullivan's Steakhouse Leawood. 


40% off ANY Bottle of Wine (thats right ANY) Saturday through Monday in our dining room, bar or patio. 

Swinging at Sully's Sunday and Monday from 3-close - Its the BEST Happy Hour in Town! 

Featuring specials on cocktails, wine, and bar food. So if you find yourself in town this weekend come and kickoff the summer with some amazing food, music, and wine!!

Sullivan's
4501 W. 119th Street 
Leawood, KS 66209 
Ph. 913-345-0800 

Monday, May 16, 2016

You Sweet Thing, You (V)

The other night we hopped off the street car (fast, clean, easy) and walked the two very short blocks (fast, easy) to Le Fou Frog. We got there early; they were just opening the doors for Happy Hour Friday and we were welcomed warmly. We had an extremely nice charcuterie plate, perfect pomme frites (doesn’t that sound better than French fries?) and probably the best, fattest, tenderest mussels I’ve had in K.C. which came with a large, toasty roll for dunking. I’d ordered the mussels because usually there’s not much food there, and if you don’t overindulge in the bread, it’s a light meal. And I wanted that light meal because I wanted to try the profiteroles, one of the Frog’s best desserts. 


The trick of the profiterole is the choux pastry which makes up the famous cream puff. And that it be both somehow crisp on the outside, not too chewy, and absolutely airy. And although many are filled with a sweetened whipped cream or some other like filling, they can also be filled with ice cream, retopped, and some chocolate sauce added for still more richness. This is the technique of Le Fou Frog’s – and the ice cream was at least golf ball size and very rich and good. There were two on the plate and certainly meant to be shared, given the size of the concoction. This is definitely not the reason the French stay skinny compared to us obese Americans. And it’s definitely a reason to go to the restaurant – along with their happy hour, their mussels, their patio, their entrĂ©es, and their atmosphere. Did I miss anything? Oh yes, great service from pleasant people, too.

Le Fou Frog
400 East 5th Street 
Kansas City, MO 64105 
Ph. 816- 474-6060 
website

Le Fou Frog Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, May 13, 2016

Cruisin’ Down (Up?) the Danube

The last time I was at Grunauer’s, for other than a happy hour, was, sadly at their annual Ocktoberfest.  I say sadly because that kind of fun only comes round once a year, even if you go all three days.


But now there’s something going on that looks just as or even more enjoyable.  “Melodies of the Danube” is a seven night Ama Waterways cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen (plus three nights in Prague or Munich). These special tours feature “wine hosts” on the river cruises.  On October 28th, you can travel with Peter Grunauer of his eponymous restaurant in the Freight Yard as well as Jennifer and Don Stanton of Wines by Jennifer in Parkville.  These talented hosts will provide insight and expertise to wines of the region, European wine heritage and traditions as well as lead excursions to vineyards and wineries.  Sheer, sheer fun!


There are other dates available for these romantic (dancing in Vienna anyone?) wine cruises as well, but not with Kansas City flair.  You can find out more if you call Global Culinary Escapades at 913.766.8067 – and be sure to ask them about the wine cruise special they are offering.  And if you need someone to go with, call me.  J  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Read this now, Don’t Delay – It’s May, it’s May, the Lusty Month of May

May 6th is a Friday

And you know that means the on-going celebration party in the Crossroads called First Fridays. Adding to the hullabaloo is the grand opening of the KC Streetcar that day. Several fine restaurants in the area are adding to your enjoyment:
Pierpont's has extended its happy hour this Friday – it starts at 11 a.m., woohoo, in their bar and extends to their indoor patio at 4 p.m. with piano music starting around 5 p.m. And they’re shucking up $2 oysters from 4 p.m. to close!
Nara celebrates with live music by Matthew Shoaf and their Happy Hour with its extensive menu and cheap drinks starts at 3 p.m. and lasts until 6. Stay until 9 p.m. and see their unique sushi live display. We won’t describe it further.
Tom's Town Distillery and Ruins Pub are neighboring up to celebrate the opening of the KC Streetcar by hosting a concert and outdoor party with live and DJ music, a draft tent sponsored by Ruins and mixed libations by Tom’s Town, and plenty of delicious food. There’s a breakdancing Boy Battle and live mural paintings, too. The fun begins at 6 p.m. on 17th and Main.

May 7th – Ride, Baby, Ride

Whether you’re a true equestrian or not, watching the Kentucky Derby is always fun. The people, the hats, the mint juleps, and oh, yes, the horses with their entertaining names and colors. Be at any one of these three places by 4 p.m. and you’ll feel you’re at Churchill Downs by the time it’s over at 7:30:
Espirito do Sul, even though it’s Brazilian by way of Overland Park, is celebrating big time – just as much as if it were soccer. Their Facebook page will soon have their special menu. But it’s always a party at Espirito.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in the Plaza is serving their happy hour menu from 3-6 p.m. on this horse loving day, frosty mint juleps for just $6, and ½ price BTG champagne for ladies wearing Derby hats. Their giant screen puts the action close. For your reservation, call 816. 437.7940. And guys, break out that derby and bowtie – it’s your chance to look like the music man without having to sing.
Sullivan's Steakhouse in Leawood adds live music to their celebration. Call them at 913.345.0800 to find out more.
So put May 7th down on your calendar as a day to celebrate, too.

May 8th – Surely We Don’t Have to Tell You!

You better already know that this is the Sunday for all moms to feel extra cherished. Having her cook or you barbeque is NOT the way to celebrate. Especially if you or your children can identify with Mark Twain’s quote, “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it,” you need to take her out to a fabulous brunch, lunch or dinner. We have some ideas for you right here to call quickly. Your mom doesn’t have to know you did this at the last minute! Check it now!