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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

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March is Oyster Month


Throughout the month of March, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar will celebrate the mighty mollusk with weekly chef specials, contests, giveaways, all-you-can-eat oyster night, pints of Emersum Oyster Stout, ad a National Oyster on the Half Shell Day party, and the 4th annual Jax Oyster Eating Contest.



A portion of sales throughout the month, and all revenue generated from the Oyster Eating Contest, will be donated to the Midwest Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society KC, a local organization that works to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Each week throughout the month, Chef de Cuisine Jeff Dietzler will serve a signature oyster special inspired by oyster-loving cultures from across the globe, as well as an expanded mignonette and raw oyster menu. Among these is the Emersum oyster, cultivated exclusively for Jax Fish House by Virginia's Rappahannock River Oyster Company. The oyster is described by Jax Executive Chef Sheila Lucero as a perfectly balanced oyster with consistently sweet, salty, and creamy qualities that is sustainably grown and harvested at a specific point in the Chesapeake Bay, giving the Emersum its own “merroir.” For every Emersum oyster sold throughout the month, 10¢ will be donated to the Midwest Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society KC. 
 
On March 1, Jax will tap kegs of Emersum Oyster Stout, brewed by Cinder Block Brewery in Kansas City. Members of staff from Jax joined forces with the brewers to help make this oyster stout. They added shucked Emersum oysters to the mash and then whole oysters—shell and all—to the boil. According to Jax Director of Operations Adam Reed, this process adds more minerality, more mouthfeel, and a subtle brightness to the beer, and makes for an excellent companion to a dozen oysters on the half shell.

Oyster Month festivities will include:

A Dozen Dozens
Guests are entered to win free oysters for a year every time they order a dozen oysters throughout the month of March.

Oyster Specials from Different Regions
Each week Chef de Cuisine Jeff Dietzler will showcase an oyster specialty from a different region:
Week 1 - Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Delaware
Week 2 - New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island
Week 3 - Maine, Mass, PEI
Week 4 - Washington, BC

All You Can Eat Oysters
On Friday, March 2, Jax will have All You Can Eat Emersum Oysters for $35 from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Drink Specials
Select beers from Boulevard Brewing Co. - $3
Tito’s Vodka or Milagro Tequila Oyster Shooters - $5
Emersum Oyster Stout from Cinder Block Brewery - $7

National Oyster on the Half Shell Day
On Saturday, March 31 Jax is celebrating National Oyster on the Half Shell Day with $1.50 Emersum Oysters all night long.

Oyster Eating Contest
Jax’ 4th annual Oyster Eating Contest will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. Teams of 4 will have 2 minutes to consume as many oysters as possible in a timed, judged event. In 2015, the winning team, led by St. Louis-based competitive eater Randy Santel, consumer 152 oysters in 2 minutes. In 2016, local favorites 'The HandCestors”—Carson Coffman, Josh Freeman, Scotty McAvoy, and Tysyn Hartman—won the title.  And in 2017, three-time contestants, team 'Shuck THIS', finally reached the podium under the leadership of team captain Dolly Wood. All charitable proceeds from this year’s contest will benefit the Midwest Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, KC.

To register your team, please contact Jax Fish House at (816)437-7940, 4814 Roanoke Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112, or info@jaxkc.com.



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Give the gift of rosés this Valentine’s Day at André's Confiserie Suisse

André's Confiserie Suisse is featuring a rosé wine flight throughout the month of February in its Coffee and Wine Bar. The flight includes three fine European rosés with chocolate pairings and tasting notes for $25. The Coffee and Wine Bar is open from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Reservations can be made by calling the store at 816-561-3440.

In addition to the rosé flight special, André's Confiserie Suisse also has plenty of sweet options for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, including chocolate hearts filled with its infamous chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered strawberries, pecan heart cookies and more. Through three generations of Swiss confiseurs and more than sixty years in business, the local, family-owned chocolatier has perfected its Valentine’s Day selections.

Valentine’s Day Treats at André's

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Long-stem strawberries covered in signature milk, white or dark chocolate.
Chocolate Hearts
André’s signature chocolate molded into a heart shape and either foil wrapped, hand decorated with a custom Valentine message, or filled with chocolate covered almonds or an assortment of traditional chocolate candies.
Chocolate Truffle Hearts
Delicate chocolate heart shell filled with a rich and smooth chocolate ganache center. Flavors include Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Baileys Irish Cream and Aztec Cinnamon Chili Pepper.
Rocher Heart
Fresh roasted, slivered almonds are mixed with André’s signature milk or dark chocolate, shaped into a heart, then filled with an assortment of chocolate candies.
Nougat Heart
Caramelized almonds and sugar create a custom heart shell filled with chocolate covered almonds or a traditional assortment of chocolate candies.
Gingerbread Heart
House made gingerbread available plain or coated in André’s signature milk or dark chocolate and decorated by hand.
Chocolate Champagne Split Bottle
André’s signature milk or dark chocolate molded into a bottle shape then filled with milk or dark chocolate covered almonds.
Pecan Heart Cookies
Luxurious pecan sugar dough loaded with roasted pecans, baked to a golden brown, then coated in André’s signature milk chocolate and hand decorated.
Heart Torte
André’s classic and decadent tortes are now in a seasonal heart shape and available in various flavors.
Heart Pastries
André’s signature French pastries, made with cake and buttercream, shaped in a heart and covered in fondant icing.
Ship your Valentine’s Day Treats
Many of André's Valentine’s Day items listed above can also be shipped. Online orders can be made at www.andreschocolates.com or by emailing customer_service@andreschocolates.com.
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New Happy Hour - Grimaldi's Kansas City

Get Stoked 

There’s fun to be had at Grimaldi’s. They have what they’re calling Stoking Social Hour. It’s every weekday, Monday – Friday, from 3:30PM - 6PM (times may vary by location). Enjoy $2 off draft beers, $2 off glasses of wine (house wines excluded), and $2 off their Bruschetta Trio and Antipasto platters. 

Especially popular is their Coalition ($30) pairing of a bruschetta trio or a small antipasto platter with a bottle of wine. They have two new Coalition wines, Moonlight or Rubizzo – both delish.

Grimaldi's
5601 West 135th Street, Suite 2240 
Overland Park, KS 66223 
Ph. (913) 851-5062 
Located in Prairiefire
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Celebrate our 20th with a $35 3-Course Menu!

From October 1st thru October 20th we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary for Sullivan's Steakhouse nationwide. We have a special menu we are featuring in order to celebrate 20 years.





































On Thursday October 20th we will be having a finale party in our bar and lounge, so save the date!!

Check out their menu! 
Sullivan's
4501 W. 119th Street 
Leawood, KS 66209 
Ph. 913-345-0800 
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Gaslight Grill June Feature Dinner and Wine Pairing

Just in case you can't fly off to Europe this summer, Gaslight Grill is bringing a little bit of the Old World to you.

During the month of June, Chef Michael Hall is having fresh Dover Sole flown in from Europe to present to you as Pan-Seared Dover Sole a la Meuniere with lemon, parsley, potato anglaise and haricot vert. Pair this hard-to-get entree with a glass of pure citrus and white fruit with a touch of cardamom and lime zest.

The entree price of the Dover Sole is $44.
Domaine Parraud is $14 by the glass or $56 for each bottle.

Both features are available only while supplies last and
no discounts are accepted on the special entree.


Gaslight Grill
5020 West 137th Street 
Leawood, KS 66224 
Ph. 913-897-3540 
ONLINE RESERVATION 
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Experience CPK's Next Chapter Menu Now in Leawood

California Pizza Kitchen, the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, announced today that its new “Next Chapter” menu is now available in Leawood at CPK’s Park Place location (11655 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211). With a focus on high quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients, inventive main plates, hand-crafted cocktails and locally brewed beers alongside classic CPK favorites, the new and expanded menu is part of CPK’s transformational “Next Chapter” initiative, which is rolling out to CPK locations nationwide.

“With our ‘Next Chapter’ transformation, we’re introducing an incredible menu that showcases the best of our culinary creativity with exciting options in main dishes, like a fire-grilled ribeye and wild-caught Alaskan halibut, hand-tossed pizzas, craft cocktails and more,” said G.J. Hart, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen. “Our diverse menu blends fresh, seasonal ingredients with bold, global inspiration. We can’t wait for our local guests to experience what’s deliciously new at CPK.”

Alongside classics like the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, salads and pastas, highlights of CPK’s new menu include:
·         Fire-Grilled Ribeye cooked with house-made pinot noir sea salt, topped with creamy bleu cheese butter and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic wild arugula salad
·         Hearth-Roasted Halibut, wild caught from Alaska and roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro, grilled asparagus and baby kale
·         Roasted Garlic Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables, a crispy-skin chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce, with a medley of the season’s freshest vegetables
·         Rotating, featured seasonal dishes, pizzas and more


Craft cocktails, premium wines and local brews

CPK’s new hand-crafted cocktails feature premium alcohols with fresh fruit purées and herbs, such as California Roots, made with fresh avocado, shaken smooth with Svedka vodka, mint and lime, with a fennel salt rim; Blueberry Ginger Smash, with fresh muddled blueberries, lime and cranberry with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Domaine de Canton Ginger; Coconut Blossom, with Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom vodka, Casamigos Tequila Blanco, fresh agave sour, coconut purée and fresh pineapple, and more.



Featured fresh-made sangrias include Orchard Sangria, a refreshing blend of white wine, St. Germain Elderflower, Monin Stone Fruit, orange & cranberry juice, Red-Berry Sangria, with a rich blend of red wine, Rémy VSOP, Monin Blackberry, raspberry purée, cranberry juice and lemonade and the seasonal Harvest Sangria, made with a crisp, unique mix of Bacardi Superior Rum, St. Germain Elderflower and Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay with muddled grapes, basil & fresh agave sour. Enjoy your favorite or sample all three with CPK’s new Sangria Flight.

The “Next Chapter” menu also includes an updated wine list featuring premium California wines from Buena Vista, Mark West, Sonoma-Cutrer, Napa Cellars and CPK’s custom blend by KOZ, and for those seeking something bubbly, Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut.

New, featured beers include Coney Island Hard Root Beer and seasonal, local brews from Boulevard Brewing Co.





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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 
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Fogo de Chão Introduces Special Holiday Items and Extended Hours

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse will have special hours during the holidays, with several locations open on Christmas Day, and offer holiday menu additions included as part of their Full Churrasco Experience. New items include a classic slow roasted beef roast; Quentão (keen-tao) – a warm Brazilian mulled red wine made with fresh oranges, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; Sweet Potato Casserole with rich butter, cinnamon, and toasted marshmallows; and tender New York Strip steak carved tableside by gaucho chefs.

Fogo offers a lively and elegant atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating with family, friends and loved ones during this holiday season. Fogo de Chão shares the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco, the art of roasting meats over an open fire, and espeto corrido, or “continuous service.” Their menu features a wealth of savory, fire-roasted meats perfectly seasoned, prepared and carved tableside for each guest by a team of authentic Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soups, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and toasted yucca flour), and authentic Brazilian side dishes. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, tempting dessert menu, and creative and classic cocktails.

“The holidays are a time to celebrate and being from Brazil, celebrating is part of our DNA,” says Larry Johnson, CEO. “We’ve added new holiday-inspired menu items to make our dining experience even more exciting; couple that with our team’s warm Southern Brazilian hospitality and Fogo is a not-to-be missed stop this holiday season.”


All locations will be open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Hours vary by location. Locations open on Christmas Day include Addison, TX; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Beverly Hills, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis, MN; Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; and Washington, D.C. Reservations are highly recommended. Visit kcrestaurantguide.com for more information, hours of operation, and to make a reservation. The limited time menu items are included as part of the Full Churrasco Experience from December 24 through January 1st



Quentão, a traditional Brazilian mulled wine, is simmered with fresh oranges, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and star anise and served warm. Available December 24 through January 1st.



The Sweet Potato Casserole embraces a savory combination of butter and cinnamon, topped with toasted marshmallows and served warm.  Available through January 1st.



Picanha is the house-specialty meat. A Brazilian favorite, it is the prime part of the top sirloin, sliced thin and lightly seasoned with rock salt or garlic.
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Bo Lings New Summer Drinks

Bo Lings New Summer Drinks


There are several new Drink Specials available at Bo Ling's Country Club Plaza location this summer. They currently offer a variety of wines by the glass at a great price Monday through Wednesday. 

Also, They have added a new specialty cocktail, the Citrus Hurricane. A rum based, spiked lemonade style beverage, the Citrus Hurricane comes across smooth and powerful per its name!

Lastly, They have added the lovely J. Rieger whiskey to their bar menu. This locally made, revived vintage recipe from the Rieger Hotel and Exchange is the first Kansas City whiskey and is wonderful for the novice, curious or experienced whiskey drinker. Pair one of these new beverages with our Daily Special Sushi Roll or your favorite entrée!

Bo Lings
4701 Jefferson
Kansas City, MO 64112
Ph. 816-753-1718            




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Hawg Jaw Fritz

If you love Brazilian BBQ, you should try Em Chamas' New Kansas City BBQ!
Em Chamas is excited to announce their new addition to the Silvio group of Restaurants: Hawg Jaw Fritz.



Featured as the Pitch's 2012 vote for "Best New BBQ," Hawg Jaw Fritz will see some upcoming changes with the new ownership, including an expanded menu. 

Present this post on your next visit to Hawg Jaw Fritz for $2 off your next Working Folks Special! *

To check out our full menu, or for any questions about our dine-in, carry out, or catering,
4403 NW Gateway Ave.
Riverside, MO 64150
Ph. 816.741.4294 

Website

Offer valid until 03/31/2015
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Twelve Days of Fondue!


Twelve Days of Fondue Deals

The Melting Pot

Monday, December 1
Ugly Holiday Sweater Night- Show us your most awful Holiday sweater!  Everyone wearing a Holiday sweater tonight will receive a card good for a free chocolate fondue on your next visit!

Tuesday, December 2
Free split of champagne with the purchase of 2 four-course combinations.

Wednesday, December 3
Sing your favorite holiday song and receive a prize!

Thursday, December 4
St. Jude double bonus… Donate $10 and receive two St. Jude $20 Donate and Dine Cards

Friday, December 5
Double bonus day!  Receive 2 $30 bonus certificates with the purchase of $100 in gift cards.

Saturday, December 6
50% off any bottle of wine with the purchase of any 2 four-course dinners

Sunday, December 7
We will be offering our Family Feast special all day – cheese fondue, entrée and chocolate fondue for $25 per person.

Monday, December 8
Girl’s night out ornament exchange

Tuesday, December 9
Groups of 6 or more will receive free chocolate with a four course dinner.

Wednesday, December 10
Purchase 2 retail items; get the 3rd free – special $5 holiday drink special

Thursday, December 11
St. Jude double bonus… Donate $10 and receive two St. Jude $20 Donate and Dine Cards

Friday, December 12
Ugly Holiday Sweater Night- Show us your most awful Holiday sweater!  Everyone wearing a Holiday sweater tonight will receive a card good for a free chocolate fondue on your next visit!

450 Ward Pkwy 
Kansas City, MO 64112 
Ph. 816-931-6358 

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The Journey Wood Fired Steaks

Slide Into Delicious!


Enjoy two Certified Angus Beef® Prime Rib Sliders and a glass of limited edition Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon. This limited time offer is available for just $28.



777 NW Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150
Ph. 816-746-3485
Located in the Argosy Casino

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Let's Celebrate!!!

All this month 

Mio - an Italian Trattoria

is celebrating our two year anniversary!! What a great two years it has been and we want to give back to you!  All this month come into Mio Italian Trattoria and receive an envelope from your server.  You can only open the envelope once you return to Mio. The server will open your envelope and reveal your prize! We are so excited to be giving back to you, our wonderful guests!! 


The prizes include:
$5 gift card
$10 gift card
Buy One Get One Free
$30 gift card
Free Wine Dinner for Two!

And be entered for our Grand Prize, dinner for two for the WHOLE YEAR!! 


4800 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
Ph. (913) 685-9646

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The Melting Pot Kansas City - Events

Mid-Romantic Getaway

Tuesdays-Thursdays in September
Send your palate to France with a dinner specially crafted to be more romantic in every way. The three-course dinner includes cheese fondue, entree (herb chicken, white shrimp, and Angus sirloin), and Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Escape with your special someone on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night this September!
All guests enjoying our Mid-Romantic Getaway will be entered into a drawing for a one night hotel stay and dinner for two at The Melting Pot of Kansas City! One winner will be drawn each week during the month of September.

Add an "extra" touch of romance with a rose petal-covered table and chocolate scented candle for only $10

***Please mention "Romantic Getaway" when making your reservation to ensure we have your Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries ready.

The Melting Pot
450 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
Ph. 816-931-6358
web site     

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

September 2014
During the month of September, we will donate $1 for every three-course combination purchase and .50 for every retail and celebration package to No Kid Hungry. $1 can be enough to provide 10 meals for a child in need.

For more information:
http://impact.nokidhungry.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO6OVT2NojA

The Melting Pot
450 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
Ph. 816-931-6358
web site     


Doll-Up for Breast Cancer Awareness

Each Sunday in October
Indulge in a specialty four-course dinner for only $30/person and enjoy $5 pink cocktails all night long!
$5 from each Doll-Up dinner will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® through The Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. 
Since 1994, The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign has donated $38 million to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® to defeat breast cancer by funding 152 medical research grants worldwide, improving ways to assess risk in young girls with a family history, and more. Join us in supporting the fight against breast cancer at The Doll-Up Events.

Join in on the fun and "doll-up" in that old prom dress or gown and receive a complimentary photo and dip certificate.

**Mention "Doll-Up" when making your reservation. Valid at this location only. Tax and gratuity not included. Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other promotional offer, discount or dip certificate. See store for details or restrictions.
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bluestem Celebrates Charlie Trotter Day!




Charlie TrotterOn Saturday, August 16, bluestem will salute chef Charlie Trotter with a five-course tasting menu inspired by recipes from all of his cookbooks that chefs Megan and Colby have collected. A portion of the proceeds from this tasting menu that evening will benefit The Trotter Project. Megan and Colby have a personal tie to Charlie Trotter and his namesake restaurant. At the beginning of his career, Colby went to Chicago to stage for the world famous chef in hopes of acquiring a more permanent position. Instead, he met his future wife and they began their lives - and success - together. After getting married, Colby and Megan wanted their first dinner as a married couple to be at Charlie Trotter's restaurant. Chef Trotter was gracious enough to come meet them and gave them a tour of the space and kitchen. Since all those years ago, he's been a drive and influence on Colby and Megan's culinary endeavors. To learn more about Charlie Trotter Day and the foundation in his honor, go to TheTrotterProject.org.

900 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Ph. 816-561-1101 
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End Of Summer Savings!

The Whole Month Of August Our Full Priced Rodizio Is $19.99(normally $34.99).

A few rules do apply, must purchase a beverage per person, with or without alcohol, and yes, ice tea and soda are ok too. Also Must bring a great attitude and a hungry stomach. Not valid with any other offers, promotions, or discounts


Em Chamas
6101 NW 63rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151
Ph. 816-505-7100    
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First Friday August 1

Hello Art First Friday Reception & Trolley Tour Sponsored by BKD LLP & Hosted by C3 Capital 

You're invited to join us for a memorable First Friday rooftop reception at the stunning Three Points Event Space, located above the Sporting KC offices in the Historic Lowe & Campbell Building.
  • Enjoy live music including performances by Mark Lowrey beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Enjoy an outstanding selection of complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Three Points culinary team. A cash cocktail bar will also be available.
  • Take Hello Art's First Friday trolley tour to local galleries hosted by artist and curator Cory Imig. The first trolley departs at 6:15 p.m., with multiple departures throughout the evening.
After the trolley tour, guests can return to Three Points for a nightcap until 10 p.m., and take in the beautiful sunset/skyline views while enjoying an intimate performance by Mark Lowrey.
Tickets for this event must be reserved in advance.

Friday August 1, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM CDT

Three Points Rooftop Event Space at the Historic Lowe & Campbell Building 
(above Sporting KC offices)
1511 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64108
  

kelly@helloart.org 
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COLIN MOCHRIE, BRAD SHERWOOD TO HEADLINE FIFTH ANNUAL GIGGLE WITH GILDA

Presented by Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, comedy show to benefit

Gilda's Club Kansas City Aug. 23

Tickets are on sale now for Gilda’s Club Kansas City’s annual comedy fundraiser, Giggle with Gilda.  Presented by Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, the comedy-improv benefit featuring nationally recognized comedians and Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will be Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City.

Additional sponsors of Giggle With Gilda 2014 include American Century Investments and Lathrop and Gage.

The "two man group," Mochrie and Sherwood, have emerged as two of America’s most popular comedic personalities. The most recent concert DVD released by the Emmy-nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars is the culmination of seven successful years of touring theaters, colleges and corporate events across the country. Using their razor-sharp wit and amazing improv skills, the duo takes contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. An extraordinary evening of improvisational comedy, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun.
In addition to the comedy-improv, the show will feature the gifted Kansas City entertainer, Missy Koonce, as emcee and legendary Kansas City musician Lonnie McFadden will perform with his band, trumpet and signature tap dancing.  Kansas City magician Todd Lamanske will provide pre-show entertainment as guests arrive.
The extraordinary evening of entertainment will benefit Gilda’s Club, a Kansas City cancer support community offering support groups, educational opportunities, social events and workshops in a home-like setting.

“With more than 60,000 people in the metro area living with cancer, there is a tremendous need for the Gilda's Club program in Kansas City,” said Penni Johnson, president of Gilda’s Club Kansas City Board of Directors. “This event is such a great way to connect with residents of Kansas City who are living with cancer and their family and friends. When people laugh more, they worry less, and that is a very encouraging thing for the tough times that our members are experiencing or have experienced.”
Tickets are on sale now for $60 and $45. A limited number of $200 VIP tickets are available and include access to the private after-party with special guests, Mochrie and Sherwood. (A portion of the VIP After-Party ticket is tax-deductible. Service and facility fees may apply.) Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. All ticket levels may be purchased through GildasClubKC.org.
All proceeds from Giggle with Gilda will benefit Gilda’s Club Kansas City, which is an affiliate of The Cancer Support Community. In 2012 Gilda’s Club KC officially opened its doors to become the 55 North American affiliate with the mission of ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Located at 21 W. 43rd Street in Kansas City, Mo., just northeast of the Country Club Plaza, Gilda’s Club offers social and emotional support to all people — men, women, teens, and children — living with ANY cancer, along with their families and friends, as a critical complement to their medical care. The program is always offered free of charge and the core components include support, education, healthy lifestyles, social connections, resources and referral.
For more information about Gilda’s Club Kansas City, visit GildasClubKC.org.  For event sponsorship information, call (816) 531-5444.
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RA Sushi's new summer menu

Just in time for summer, RA Sushi is introducing a new appetizer as well as several new sushi rolls and hand rolls that will only be available June through September.

The perfect shareable starter to any meal, the Edamame Wontons are lightly fried wontons with a creamy edamame cheese filling ($8). Also great for sharing, four new creative rolls will be offered on the limited time summer menu. A unique twist on a classic salmon presentation, the Seared Dill Salmon Roll features cucumber, avocado and arugula, rolled and topped with seared salmon, lemon and truffle salt ($11). Heat up your summer with the Chili Shrimp Roll with kani kama crab mix and cream cheese rolled in rice and seaweed, lightly tempura battered and topped with spicy kani kama crab mix, crispy shrimp, cilantro and jalapeno ($12).
 

For a tropical style roll, try the Lobster Salmon Roll filled with lobster, mango, avocado, and cucumber, rolled and topped with lobster, salmon and a lobster cream sauce ($13.25). Tempura lovers will enjoy the Shrimp-Calamari Tempura Roll featuring calamari and shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado, and cream cheese, rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits, then drizzled with sweet eel sauce ($9.50).

Recently offered as a limited time menu item, RA Sushi is bringing back three of its most popular hand rolls for only $5.50 each. Perfectly portioned for one, the rolls make the ideal light dinner item or a great lunch to-go sushi option when on the run. Each hand roll is wrapped in lo bok and soy paper and filled with rice and romaine lettuce. The Spicy Tuna Hand Roll features spicy tuna mix, avocado and cucumber. For those craving a little heat, the Chili Ponzu Yellowtail Hand Roll is filled with spicy yellowtail mix in a chili ponzu sauce, cilantro, jalapeno and cucumber. The Shrimp Tempura Hand Roll is a combination of shrimp tempura, kani kama crab mix, tuna mix, creamy wasabi sauce, avocado and cucumber.

Beginning in July and available through the end of September, RA Sushi will be adding four refreshing summer salads to its menu. The Asian Chicken Salad features mixed greens tossed with chicken, cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes in a seasoned soy vinaigrette, topped with sweet cayenne cashews, fried ramen noodles and sesame seeds ($10). The Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Salad is a tropical-inspired combination of mixed greens, shrimp, pineapple and green onion, tossed in a Suehiro vinaigrette and topped with sweet cayenne cashews ($11.75).

For sushi lovers, the Sashimi Salad is the perfect choice. Tuna, yellowtail, salmon and shrimp sashimi are paired with mixed greens, seaweed, cucumber, avocado, lo bok, and poke dressing, then topped with sesame seeds, wonton chips, and thinly sliced red pepper ($12). A creative take on a popular salmon presentation, the Dill Salmon Cucumber Salad is seared salmon tossed with mixed greens, tomato, cucumber and asparagus, tossed in a house dressing, and topped with dill, lemon and truffle salt ($11). 
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