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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Best Cinco de Mayo parties Kansas City 2017

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday commemorating the victory of Mexican troops over the French in the battle over Puebla on 5 May 1862 which emphasizes the Mexican heritage among Americans. The symbol of the festival is the Mexican icon representing the Mother of God from Guadalupe - the patron of both Americas. 
Cinco de Mayo

There are several Mexican restaurants in the KC metro area celebrating Cinco de Mayo with drink specials and other fun events. Here is a list of a few in the area.

Margarita's – All five of this long-established restaurant group are offering drink specials, t-shirt and trinket giveaways (these last, until they run out . . . but they have lots!) 

Sullivan’s – From 3 to 6 pm enjoy $7 margaritas made with 1800 reposado and silver tequila and Sullivan’s Street Tacos for $13 

Ixtapa - food & drink specials all day.

• Genovese - Cinco de Mayo Tequila Dinner - menu here




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch - Kansas City

Something Different for Mother’s Day 


I’m here to suggest you do something a little unusual this Mother’s Day even if it’s in a place you have been many times. I’m talking Union Station and before I get to the feasts available that day, here’s my idea. Give yourself plenty of time and go to the far east side of the first floor and discover how it all came to be. There’s more information, drawings, photographs, and artifacts on the second and third floors (take the elevator). You can learn all about the original Fred Harvey’s Restaurant as you experience the Union Station Story – and its many stories. 

But don’t miss one of my favorite things – the Martin Rotach art piece done in 2012 as a “Homage to Hopper.” It’s to the right of Pierpont’s (with its own Mother’s Day three course prix-fixe brunch, $35) flanked by glassed-in cases that contain mostly Harvey House items. It’s a work that will take you back in time with its wonderful details. 

Once you know a little more about its historic roots, do try the buffet at Harvey’s which lives up to reputation of the Grand Hall. There’s a carving station with prime rib and ham, a made-to-order omelet bar, hot and cold buffet selections, and a huge array of desserts all beckoning, for $29. Both places have lower prices for kids, if you must bring them, it being Mother’s Day and all. The restaurant doesn’t look anything like Rotach’s picture anymore, but you can use your imagination – and the soaring views are still there, especially on its second floor. For reservations, call 816.460.2274 or via email contactus@harveyskc.com. 

Two final suggestions: take the street car, right outside that east door, for a loop and look at how downtown is growing. When you come back, go back inside and climb a few stairs to the link. Walk at least to the middle of Main, and take a picture of the Kansas City skyline. Maybe put the kids in front of it. A stranger will probably volunteer to take the picture of all of you having a Mother’s Day to remember. What a lovely day and way to thank a mom.

Harvey's at Union Station
30 West Pershing Road 
Kansas City, MO 64108
website

Saturday, April 8, 2017

You Sweet Thing, You XII

Sweet, Rich, and Decadent, All Together Now


One thing I love is the unexpected. Like when the sun miraculously appears on a day the weathermen have ALL said thunderstorms ALL day – just in time for your patio party. Or when a top political figure says something sensible – and doesn’t then immediately ruin it by injudicious explanation. Or when a pizza place offers something delicious besides their pizza – like dessert. 


I have that place for you: Grimaldi’s on 135th Street. They have a seasonal cheesecake selection in addition to their other goodies – and I’ve seen them make them. More cream cheese in one bowl (tub? vat?) than you can imagine. Whipping cream mountains. Caramel drizzled and coconut sprinkled like a tropical downpour. Their current specials include Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Cheesecake chunked up with you can probably guess what. Their Caramel Coconut Cheesecake is a caramel cheesecake with caramel glaze and toasted coconut on an Oreo crust, all topped with chocolate and that whipped cream again. One more important fact: both are off the menu on April 30th so you should hurry on in. 



You can always get their dessert trio where you can pick any three of their desserts, including the seasonal cheesecakes special OR their so-called regular cheesecakes along with cannolis or tiramisu. I will just warn you, however, whether you pick one or three, such decadence is fattening – or so I hear. But splurge. Just this once. Or in my case, three times.


Grimaldi's
5601 West 135th Street, Suite 2240 
Overland Park, KS 66223 
Ph. (913) 851-5062 
Located in Prairiefire
Grimaldi's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Graduation Special Offer

Graduation Celebration on The Independence Square

Hey Graduates!

We want to celebrate your achievement! Let us treat you to a meal (up to $20.17) at one of these restaurants: Diamond Bowl, Cafe Verona, Ophelia's, Court House Exchange, Square Pizza - all located on the Independence Square! 

To redeem - Must have school ID, tassel, or graduation program 
Discount applies to party of 6 or more, per graduate
Good May 2017 - June 2017