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    L’Cove Lounge now open in Avenues Bistro

    While Avenues Bistro has been a favorite in the Brookside neighborhood since 2006, L’Cove, the new lounge and bar area at Avenues Bistro has breathed new life into the entire restaurant, incorporating a new tasting menu featuring several unique, small plate offerings in a casual, modern setting. L’Cove (pronounced ‘alcove’) is a new concept for […]

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    L’Cove Lounge now open in Avenues Bistro

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    Chipotle’s new Sofritas are now available in KC

    As much as I love finding local places to eat, I have to say I probably visit Chipotle twice a week. It is so good and fast and the whole family loves it! The new Sofritas at Chipotle have been in test markets for about a year and have done so well that they have […]

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    Chipotle’s new Sofritas are now available in KC

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    Kansas City Restaurants Dishing Up Thanksgiving

    If you are looking to dine out this Thanksgiving and have someone else tackle the turkey, below are a list of dining options around the metro. Most require or recommend reservations so be sure to call your restaurant of choice in advance to get exact details on reservation requirements, hours served, menu questions, pricing or […]

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    Kansas City Restaurants Dishing Up Thanksgiving


L’Cove Lounge now open in Avenues Bistro

While Avenues Bistro has been a favorite in the Brookside neighborhood since 2006, L’Cove, the new lounge and bar area at Avenues Bistro has breathed new life into the entire restaurant, incorporating a new tasting menu featuring several unique, small plate offerings in a casual, modern setting. L’Cove (pronounced ‘alcove’) is a new concept for […]

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Chipotle’s new Sofritas are now available in KC

As much as I love finding local places to eat, I have to say I probably visit Chipotle twice a week. It is so good and fast and the whole family loves it! The new Sofritas at Chipotle have been in test markets for about a year and have done so well that they have […]

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Kansas City Restaurants Dishing Up Thanksgiving

If you are looking to dine out this Thanksgiving and have someone else tackle the turkey, below are a list of dining options around the metro. Most require or recommend reservations so be sure to call your restaurant of choice in advance to get exact details on reservation requirements, hours served, menu questions, pricing or […]

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L’Cove Lounge now open in Avenues Bistro

While Avenues Bistro has been a favorite in the Brookside neighborhood since 2006, L’Cove, the new lounge and bar area at Avenues Bistro has breathed new life into the entire restaurant, incorporating a new tasting menu featuring several unique, small plate offerings in a casual, modern setting.

L’Cove (pronounced ‘alcove’) is a new concept for Kansas City’s bar scene featuring a cozy space, small plate favorites from the Avenues Bistro kitchen, signature cocktails and a wide selection of wines and craft beers.

The new lounge spills out from the existing Avenues Bistro restaurant showcasing an open design and a wall of windows that open completely to lend the feeling of an al fresco dining experience.

L’Cove’s capacity of 50 doubles as a private event space for rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, corporate events and more.

The new offerings include revamped brunch, lunch and dinner menus and the addition of L’Cove Burger Night on Mondays, plus daily Happy Hour specials from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Saturday’s brunch menu is composed of inspired dishes starting at only $5.99 and Sunday’s brunch consists of selections from the Avenues Brunch Table which is made up of housemade pastries, breads, desserts, salads and more and a choice of a brunch entrée such as lobster ravioli, a Duck “MacMuffin” or Maui Chicken Waffles all for $14.95. Plus, add bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s for $8.


The lunch menu includes top sellers like the Halibut and Avocado Club Sandwich and half-price wine. The dinner menu features favorites such as the savory Brie & Mushroom Cobbler, Ave Bistro’s famous Bacon Wrapped Dates and Sun Choke Bread Pudding.

The menu includes over 25 unique Bistro Plates starting at just $6 and all Prime Plates (entrée-sized meals) are under $20, including the Chilean Sea Bass and Duroc Stuffed Pork Chops. Plus, 12 oz KC Strip Prime Steaks are available for $32 with Steak Sauces such as a Stilton Blue Cheese Crust or Brandy Shrimp Sauce.

The creative seasonal dessert menu features made-from-scratch cakes such as a Red Velvet Cake with sweet cannoli cream filling and fresh daily made gelato.

Avenues Bistro, located at 338 W. 63rd St in Kansas City, MO, is open from 11 am to 11 pm Monday through Thursday; Friday from 11 am to midnight; Saturday from 9 am to midnight and Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm. Saturday brunch is served from 9 am to 3:30 pm and Sunday brunch is served from 9 am to 2 pm. Call to make reservations or book your holiday party or event by visiting avenuesbistro.com. For more information, call 816-333-5700.


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Chipotle’s new Sofritas are now available in KC


As much as I love finding local places to eat, I have to say I probably visit Chipotle twice a week. It is so good and fast and the whole family loves it!

The new Sofritas at Chipotle have been in test markets for about a year and have done so well that they have made their way to KC and are mostly available nationwide.

So you may be thinking what the heck is Sofritas?

Chipotle’s new Sofritas is shredded tofu braised with chipotle chilis, roasted poblanos and a blend of aromatic spices made with organic, non-GMO tofu.

The new Sofritas are a great option for Vegetarians but will also satisfy the Carnivore. I am not a vegetarian but am trying to eat less meat so I have tried the Sofritas a few times now and must say they are tasty! I would compare the texture to ground turkey and the taste is similar to their chicken.

If you are not familiar with tofu, it is a great protein made out of soy but honestly does not have much flavor so the spicy seasoning really infuses the braised tofu making the Sofritas quite satisfying.

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Sofritas are available in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads. The beauty of Chipotle is you can make it your own by choosing what you like out of all the ingredients they have such as, white or brown cilantro-lime rice, pinto beans or vegetarian black beans, house-made salsas, guacamole, cheese, sour cream and more.

My go to is a burrito bowl with just a 1/2 scoop of the brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, Sofritas, mild salsa, just a dash of the medium salsa, extra corn salsa, guacamole and lettuce. Love it! I also add a few dashes of the Chipotle Tabasco!

Oh, and I also have to have a few tortilla chips. I think they must add something to the salt and lime on them that make them so addictive!

Check out the new Sofritas next time you are at Chipotle. I promise you will really like them!

In Good Taste,


Kansas City Restaurants Dishing Up Thanksgiving


If you are looking to dine out this Thanksgiving and have someone else tackle the turkey, below are a list of dining options around the metro. Most require or recommend reservations so be sure to call your restaurant of choice in advance to get exact details on reservation requirements, hours served, menu questions, pricing or more information.

Cooper’s Hawk
Open regular restaurant hours, featuring traditional Thanksgiving fare in addition to regular menu.
4686 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

The Capital Grill
Thanksgiving favorites. $36 per adult, $15 per child. Ala carte menu is also available. Hours:11am – 9pm
4740 Jefferson Street
Kansas City, MO

Seasons 52
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, including Pumpkin Pie Mini! $26.95; $12.95 Child’s Portion. Full dinner menu also available.     11:30am – 8pm.
340 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Enjoy a classic roasted turkey dinner- $39 Prix Fixe menu, or savor mouthwatering steaks and seafood with our popular dinner menu. 12pm – 8pm
4501 West 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209

Providence New American Kitchen
Executive Eric Chef Carter will host a special three-course Prix Fixe feast all day. $25 for adults, $12.50 for children 12 and under. In addition, Providence will serve its full selection of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts from the dinner menu all day. The Drum Room Lounge is also open all day for classic cocktails, champagne by the glass, the new bottled cocktails and full bar.
1329 Baltimore in The President Hotel
Kansas City, MO 64105

Holiday Brunch from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, Four course dinner from 3:00 to 8:00 ($48)
1911 Main
Kansas City, MO 64108

 Bristol Seafood Grill Kansas City and Leawood locations
3-course Thanksgiving Prix-Fixe menu. Adults $33 and children 12 & under $17.
Kansas City – 51 East 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Leawood – 5400 West 119th Street
Town Center Plaza
Leawood, KS 6620

Buca di Beppo
Features a traditional turkey dinner feast and your Italian favorites. Open at 11am.
310 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Fogo de Chao
This Brazilian steakhouse offers16 cuts of delectable fire roasted meats, Brazilian side dishes, and more. Open 11am – 9pm $48.50.
222 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Golden Ox
Features a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet. Drinks and assorted desserts included. 10:30 am – 6:00 pm. $23.95 per person.
1600 Genessee Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64102

Gram and Dun
Enjoy a special menu fit for the occasion, including Gram and Dun favorites along with a spin on traditional Thanksgiving dishes. If you want to feast at home you can pre-order your turkey with all the fixings and it’ll be packed up and ready for pick-up on Thanksgiving morning, November 27.
600 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

Jax Fish House
1st Annual Plaza Lighting Stone Crab Celebration at Jax KC! Full menu also available. Open from 4pm with happy hour all night.
4814 Roanoke Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112

The Journey Steakhouse
Located in the Argosy Casino. Enjoy a mesquite grilled Turkey breast with whipped garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. $28 per person includes soup or salad.
777 NW Argosy Pkwy
Riverside, MO 64150

McCormick and Schmick’s
Roasted Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing, Apple Squash Casserole, Butternut Squash Bisque and more. Adults $26.99, Children $9.99.
448 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Morton’s Grille
Trade in the turkey for steak this year at Morton’s Grille. Open 1 pm to 9 pm.
4646 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

OP 1906
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with a southern twist! Serving 11am – 2pm & 4pm -1 0pm. $28 per person (tax,gratuity & beverages excluded)
6100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

Gaslight Grill
Buffet served from 11 am to 6 pm. $32.95 adults, $17.95 children.
5020 W. 137th St
Leawood, KS 66224

Three courses $38 for adults, $18 for kids 10 and under. Seatings from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Menu features butternut squash bisque, brined and roasted turkey breast with dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, and pumpkin cheesecake with nutmeg whipped cream.
6227 Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64113

The Tea Room by Country Keepsakes
Sunday brunch menu that is also served on select holidays such as Thanksging that includes assorted salads, casseroles, sides, turkey , ham, rolls, pies, cakes and cobblers and more. $23.95 adults, $13.99 kids 5-10 and $8.99 for 4 and under. 11 am to 3 pm
501 Main St.
Belton, Missouri 64012

Chaz on the Plaza
Located in the Raphael Hotel, Chaz features a Thanksgiving buffet with assorted salads, sides, meats and desserts. Adults $55.00, Children 6-12 $19.95. 12 pm to 8 pm.
325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Plaza III
Served 11am – 9pm. First Course: Plaza III Garden Salad, Entrée: Plated Oven Roasted Turkey
Served with Homemade Cornbread Stuffing, Fresh Green Beans with Red Pepper & Onion, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Dinner Rolls. Dessert: Pumpkin, Pecan Pie or Apple Pie. Adults $29.95, Children 5-10 $11.95.
4749 Pennsylvania
Kansas City MO 64112

Avenues Bistro
Enjoy dinner at the restaurant from 11am – 8pm or let them prepare your feast to go and choose your family style fixings. Dinner serves 8-10 people. $139. Pick Up Thursday, November 27,2014 from 9am – 1pm. Last Day To Order is 11/25/14.

Located on the historic Independence Square, Ophelias will be serving a traditional holiday buffet. Adults $29.00, Children 5 – 12 $12.50, 4 and under free.
201 N Main
Independence, MO 64050

Located in the Ambassador Hotel. Reserve will be serving a 3 Course Plated Dinner: Soup Du Jour, Oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with house-made gravy, seasonal vegetable, stuffing and seasonal dessert.
1111 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106

Michael Forbes
Thanksgiving Buffet served 10 am to 5 pm. Adults $22.90, Children 12 and under $11.00.
128 W 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64113

Metropolitan KC
Located in the downtown Marriott. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Buffet Feast from 11a-3p, adults $26, children 12-4 $13 and 3 and under are free.
200 W. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Serving a four-course dinner from 12 pm to 6 pm. Adults $45.00, Children 12 and under $15.00.
101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

If you are headed to the Plaza lighting ceremony, quite a few coffee shops, bakeries and bars will be open starting at 5 pm. Check out the County Club Plaza website for complete details.






Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet


I travel quite a bit and the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet recently loaned out to me by Verizon Wireless has become my travel buddy. It is now time for me to send it back but before I do, here is the scoop on what I loved about the tablet.

While the traveling keeps me busy, there is plenty of wait times with it and that is where this tablet shines.

First of all it is extremely thin, light weight, portable and android format offers a never ending list of apps and games in the Google Play store.

The WiFi capabilities make it easy to join available networks, so to pass the time waiting in the airports, I can hook up and surf the web, check email and even watch live TV by signing into our television service provider via their app. The WiFi also worked in the airplane as I could connect to the planes WiFi service making the time fly, literally!IMG_0948

Some of my travels also include many hours in the car. I am usually not the driver so to pass the time there, the mobile hotspot feature on the tablet allows for connectivity on go. It is easy to pull up driving directions and research many other travel options such as restaurants, hotels and shopping.

The biggest lifesaver on my recent travels with this tablet is when one of my trips got extended and I was without my laptop. I was able to log in to my blog on the tablet and write a post and upload pictures. Although, typing on the tablet was not quite as easy as the laptop it worked in a pinch and was thankful to not miss the deadline.

I am not tech savvy enough to go into all the specifications so you can find them here. I will tell you the battery life lasted two days with quite a bit of use. I also enjoyed watching and gaming on the 10 inch HD screen. The tablet has both a rear and front facing camera and is also waterproof.

Since this tablet was only on loan to me, I was hesitant to put the waterproof feature to test. The Sony website claims it can easily handle a plunge in the sink. It also claims you can take pictures with it while swimming in freshwater for up to 30 minutes and even dive with it for up to 1.5 meters. Just make sure that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot are firmly closed.

I really enjoyed using this tablet and even found myself grabbing it at home to check email or do a quick Google search as it was quicker than firing up the laptop.

I wish to thank Verizon Wireless for lending me the tablet and also want to share with you, some big news from them.

Mobile data usage is expected to be at an all-time high this holiday season as friends and family travel and connect to stay in touch. To help ease the stress of traveling on one of the year’s biggest travel days, Verizon Wireless is declaring Nov. 26 as Connection Day.

Connection Day

This celebration offers wireless customers on any carrier the opportunity to connect with friends, family, games, apps, and news, thanks to partnerships with Amazon, Apple, Boingo Wireless, Conde Nast, Gogo Technologies JetBlue and Pandora.

In addition, Verizon is also giving its MORE Everything customers the gift of 1GB of data at no extra cost.

Partner offers are as follows:

Amazon: Selection of 10 free/discounted apps, plus two free Audible book downloads (new members) or $10 Audible credit (current members)

Apple: A special offer from iTunes to be revealed on Nov. 26

Condé Nast: Free Digital Edition downloads of 17 Conde Nast Publications, including Wired, Vanity Fair and GQ.

Free Wi-Fi: 30-minute complimentary Internet sessions through Boingo Wireless (at airports) and Gogo Technologies (in-flight).

JetBlue: Free in-flight Fly-Fi (Wi-Fi) for flights between November 26th and December 24th.

Pandora Media: Free seven-day trial of Pandora One.

Get all the details about Connection Day here.



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Chef Robert Irvine coming to Kansas City


Are you ready to experience the impossible?

Food Network Celebrity Chef and host of the television show Dinner Impossible Robert Irvine, is coming to Kansas City!

Robert Irvine LIVE is more than just a cooking demo. This interactive show will provide multiple opportunities for audience participation while witnessing the challenging nature of the TV show, Dinner: Impossible, come to life right before your eyes.

Multiple cameras setup on the stage provide a close-up view of all the excitement. In each segment of the show Robert will face a new and unique culinary challenge. This multimedia experience will include music and video content specifically produced for this show and is combined to seamlessly work with the cooking to provide an experience unlike any other.

The show is Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.. at the Midland Theater. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $135.00

Tickets are on sale now at midlandkc.com.

Stone Crab Season at Sullivan’s Steakhouse


Stone Crab season began October 15 and only appear on the menus of select restaurants. Flown in fresh from the Florida Keys and highly sustainable, Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Leawood is one of lucky restaurants to be able feature these delectable Stone Crabs.


To kick off the Crab Season event, Sullivan’s hosted a red carpet reception and chef demonstration. Crab Season will last through May 15.


This will be quite a treat for us Mid-Westerners to be able to order Stone Crabs as a special throughout the season.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4501 W 119th St
Leawood, KS 66209

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New Cowtown Lunch and Dinner Menu at Providence New American Kitchen

Cow town meets big city on the new lunch and dinner menus launching as part of Providence New American Kitchen’s second anniversary that are fresh, casual, satisfying, traditional and inventive.

New additions continue to follow the contemporary flavors that pay homage to the historic American setting, steps down from the Drum Room Lounge, surrounded by rich woods with a mixed homage of farm roots and Kansas City history in the Hilton President Hotel. The menu continues to feature original creations from Providence Executive Chef Eric Carter. The updated menu includes new original items, as well as some familiar favorite items.

The new lunch menu is offered daily from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Providence main dining and in the Drum Room Lounge. The dinner menu is offered in the Providence dining room Sunday-Thursday from 5 -10p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-11 p.m.

Food selections can accompany the new bottled cocktails and craft cocktails creations from Mixologist Brock Schulte and the award-winning bar staff, as well as the exclusive area location serving Dom Perignon by the glass or selections from an extensive wine list. The Drum Room Lounge serves the mix of exclusive cocktails, full bar, and beer and wine selections until 11:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday and 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

New Selections from the Lunch Menu


Duck Fat Fries $6.9 – Yukon Gold Potatoes, Beer and Cheese Fondue
Dungeness Crab Cakes $12 – Remoulade, Celery Salad
Soups and Salads

Wedge Salad $6.5 – Iceberg lettuce, Ozark Bacon, Blue Cheese Dressing

Providence Burger $9 – Brioche Bun, Caramelized Onions. Farmer’s Cheese
Club Sandwich $9 – Grilled Chicken, Smoked Ham, Swiss Cheese, Whole-Grain Bread
Kansas City Dip $12 – Slow Smoked Ribeye, Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Sauce, Grilled Bread
Lunch Entrees

Ahi Tuna Salad $14 – Marinated White Beans, Arugula, Ciabatta, Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Hanger Steak and Fries $12 – Nebraska Bison, Hand-Cut Fries, Red Wine Butter
New Selections from the Dinner Menu


Whiskey Cured Salmon $7.9 – Maple Cream, Arugula, Cornmeal English Muffin
Dinner Entrees

Chef Carter’s Fried Chicken $18 – White and Dark Meat, Bacon Cheddar Biscuits, Green Bean Salad
Maple Smoked Pork Chop $22 – Crispy Ravioli, Smoked Apple Sauce
BBQ Short Ribs $20 – Burnt End Styled, Cowboy Beans, House-Made Pickles
Shrimp & Grits $20 – Gulf Shrimp, Spicy Sausage, Stone-Ground Cheese Grits, Grilled Scallions
Nebraska Bison “Steak & Egg” $19.9 – Seared Hanger Steak, Spring Vegetable Hash, Soft Poached Egg
Lobster Pot Pie $24 – Maine Lobster, Root Vegetables, Cognac Cream
Creekstone Farms Filet $27.9 – Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Wood Grilled Ribeye $29 – Twice-Baked Potato, Braised Farm Fresh Greens

Pear Cobbler $7.5 – Vanilla Gelato, Oat Shortbread
About Providence New American Kitchen
Providence New American Kitchen is a locally-owned, full-service contemporary American restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients located in the historic Hilton Hotel President at 1329 Baltimore in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The restaurant is accompanied by The Drum Room Lounge, a notable bar and cocktail lounge with an illustrious history in the Hilton Hotel President. Opened on October 11, 2012, Providence New American Kitchen offers a common place to gather in an intimate 5,000-square-foot setting with a dining experience similar to a Midwestern supper club with a concentrated homage to Americana. Based on the rich history of the restaurant’s location, Providence New American Kitchen creates a warm atmosphere incorporating reclaimed wood and colorful art prints depicting the nation’s history. Beautifully crafted cuisine and cocktails with simple, fresh ingredients and attention to the comfort of Midwestern flavors are noted in the menu, with a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts offered to intimate diners or large groups. Lunch is served daily, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and dinner is served nightly, starting at 5:00 p.m. A weekday happy hour is served from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Drum Room Lounge. Cocktails and a full bar are served daily until late into the evening. For more information on Providence New American Kitchen, visit www.providence-kc.com or call (816) 303-1686. Learn the latest updates on Providence New American Kitchen by “liking” the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProvidenceKitch or follow on Twitter at @ProvidenceKitch. Reservations and private dining accommodations are available and can be booked through the website or by calling the restaurant.



European Boutique Hotel coming to Westport

AC Hotels by Marriott have more than 90 locations in Italy, Portugal, and Spain and are now bringing this concept to Kansas City.

The former Q Hotel and Spa at 560 Westport Road, is being redesigned and is set to open sometime in November as the AC by Marriott. This is only the companies second location in United States with the first being New Orleans which is set to open later this month.

Designed to attract the millennial generation, AC Hotels by Marriott feature sophisticated European style with approachable design for a distinctly urban feel for each of its locations.

The new Westport hotel, which has 123 rooms, will boasts some of the most unique offerings and amenities in the hotel industry including: mobile check-in, USB charging stations, a fitness center, and a “media salon” featuring Bluetooth technology for business meetings. The AC lounge and bar will serve beer only in cans, have wine on tap and offer a variety of cocktails as well as small plates.

The new AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport is intended for the next generation traveler and what makes the AC Hotels by Marriott brand so unique, is their emphasis on the out of hotel experience. Proximity and access to Kansas City’s most popular establishments is an integral part of the AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport experience.

For reservations or more information visit, achotelskansascity.com.

560 Westport Rd
Kansas City, Missouri
(816) 931-0001



Kansas City Restaurant Week Names Three Local Charities as Beneficiaries


Kansas City Restaurant Week organizers are pleased to announce three local charitable partners as beneficiaries of 2015 Kansas City Restaurant Week. The donations raised during the 2015 event will benefit BoysGrow, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and Cultivate Kansas City. The Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Education Foundation, will again receive a portion of the donations, as well.

Kansas City Restaurant Week returns Jan. 16–25, 2015, for its sixth consecutive year. Founded by the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA), the annual metro-wide dining event currently has 94 restaurants enrolled, the most ever at this point in the planning stages of Kansas City Restaurant Week.

2015 Kansas City Restaurant Week Beneficiaries

BoysGrow (www.boysgrow.com) – Founded in 2010, the mission of BoysGrow is to teach entrepreneurism to urban male youth in the Kansas City area through farming and agriculture. The organization operates two working farms maintained by male youth, ages 13-16, from throughout the metro. Participants use fruits and vegetables grown at the farms to create products such as ketchup, salsa, barbecue sauce and hot sauce to be sold in local restaurants and food stores.

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (www.ccvi.org) – Founded in 1952 in the basement of an area church, CCVI has grown to serve more than 300 children annually from birth to age eight in the Kansas City metro with visual impairments. The center offers programs for children and their families including a food program designed to teach children with visual impairments positive eating habits, leading to the development of good health and positive social skills.

Cultivate Kansas City (www.cultivatekc.org) – Founded in 2005, the organization works to grow food, farms and communities for a healthier local food system in the Kansas City area. Beginning in 2015, Cultivate KC will take ownership of Beans&Greens, a program to provide incentive to those receiving government assistance to shop at local farmers markets. The program matches dollar for dollar EBT, SNAP or other assistance-program monies spent at farmers markets, allowing low-income families to effectively double their budget when purchasing healthy, locally produced items as well as bringing new customers to local farmers.

Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation – Administered by the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, the foundation focuses primarily on the identification, development and advocacy of tourism products in Kansas City and its surrounding communities. The KCRDDF oversees the Heartland Tourism Ambassador training program and provides career development opportunities in tourism, with specific interest in at-risk populations, including youth, minorities and seniors. 

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Administered by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, the foundation seeks to promote the restaurant industry in the greater Kansas City area by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

Announcing the new charitable partners also sees the departure and a fond farewell to Harvesters – the Community Food Network as the beneficiary of the first five Kansas City Restaurant Week events. Due to the tremendous support of Kansas City and visiting diners, nearly a half-million dollars was raised for Harvesters over the course of the last five years. This amount translates to nearly 2.5 million meals provided to the hungry in Kansas City.

About Kansas City Restaurant Week
Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) is KC’s premier dining event founded by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association in an effort to support the regional restaurant community. 2015 marks the sixth year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country’s premier dining destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2014 alone, the 133 participating restaurants raised nearly $260,000, boosting the event’s five-year charitable total to more than $750,000. For more information, visit
KCRestaurantWeek.com, become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/KansasCityRestaurantWeek, or follow on Twitter at @RestaurantWeek.

Happy Hour at Park Place

Winter is coming! So get out and enjoy an appetizer and refreshing cocktail at the many restaurants at Park Place, where you’ll find outdoor patios to enjoy this beautiful fall weather we are having!

Nowhere else in the metro can you find such a plethora of delicious, right-priced small bites and cocktails all within a 5 minute easily walk-able radius.

The choices are truly mouthwatering, and the prices are equally irresistible:

Split a plate of pork belly corn dogs with your date (2 for $6) at 801 Chop House and wash them down with a glass of red wine sangria ($7).

Go to Burgerfi any Wednesday, order two glasses of wine and get the rest of the bottle free.

Ingredient offers bottled beer for $3 and drafts for just $2, with a selection of $5 appetizers like Calamari.

If it’s a well-crafted cocktail you crave, check out Mestizo Margaritas on Mondays.

Try Carma’s Marsala Chicken Flatbread for just $6.

RA Sushi offers select sushi, appetizers and tapas for $3.29 to 8.99, with select beer, sake, wines, and cocktails for just $3.95 to $8.00.

The choices go on and on with attractive specials like like $2 off wine and cocktails at Parisi, $1 Oysters at the bar at 801 Fish and $3 pub snacks like Maytag Blue Cheese Potato Chips and all draft beers for just $2 at Pig and Finch.

Click here to download and print a listing of the happy hours or view a complete list below.

801 Chophouse
Mon-Fri: 4-6pm
Prime Rib Sliders (2 for $6)
Oysters on the Half Shell (3 for $6)
Pork Belly Corn Dogs (2 for $6)
Red and White Wine by the Glass ($7)
The “Troon” ($7)
Red Wine Sangria ($7)
Boulevard Wheat Draft and Stella Draft ($5)

801 Fish
Every Day 4-6pm
$1 Oysters (in the bar)
Select Domestic Beers ($3.95)
Specialty Cocktails and Wine ($5.75)

Tues & Thurs: $2 PBR
Wed: Buy 2 Glasses from the Robert Mondavi Wine Selection, Receive the Rest of the Bottle Free

Mon-Sat: 3-6pm
Beef Sliders, Mussels ($6)
Pesto Ravioli, Toasted Ravioli, Meatballs, Eggplant, Calamari ($4)
Black and Bleau Flatbread, Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Flatbread ($7)
Marsala Chicken Flatbread, Margherita Flatbread, Proscuitto Flatbread ($6)
House Wines, Sangrias, Pineapple Martinis, Well Martinis/Cocktails ($5)
Draught Beer ($3)
Domestic Bottles ($2)

*Gordon Biersch
Mon-Fri: 4-7pm
Sun-Mon: 9-11pm
Tues-Thurs: 9pm-Midnight
Fri-Sat: 10pm-1am
Gordon Biersch Beers 21oz ($4)
Signature Handcrafted Cocktails ($5)
Premium Select Wines ($6)
Appetizers priced ($5/$7/$11)

Mon-Fri: 5-7pm
Appetizers ($5)
Wine ($4)
Beer Bottles ($3)
Beer Drafts ($2)

Mon-Fri: 4-7pm
Mon-Fri: 10pm-close
Well Drinks ($3)
Select Shots ($3)
Wine by the Glass ($3 off)
Daily Drink Specials:
Mon: Draft Beers ($2) and Mestizo Margaritas ($3)
Tues: Wine, Beer, Tequila Flights and Specialty Drinks (50% off)
Wed All Day: Bottles and Quartino’s (50% off)
Thurs: Bottled Beer and Tequila Flights (50% off)
Fri: Select Specialty Drinks (50% off)

*Parisi Café
Mon-Thurs: 5-7pm
Sunday Open-Close
Cocktails & Wine ($2 off)
Beer ($1 off)

*Pig and Finch
Mon-Fri: 3:30-6pm
Sat-Sun: 2-6pm
Pub Snacks – Maytag Blue Cheese Potato Chips, Bacon Marmalade, Pretzel Bites, Fried B&B Pickles,
Pork Belly Sliders, Hummus Plate ($3)
All Draft Beer ($2 off)
Select Premium Red & White Wine ($6)
Well Drinks ($5)
Blueberry Vodka Lemonade, Pig Martini, Finch Martini ($6)

*RA Sushi
Mon-Fri: 4-7pm
Mon-Sat: 10pm-Midnight
Sun: 8pm-Midnight
Select Sushi, Appetizers and Tapas ($3.29-$8.99)
Select Beer, Sake, Wine and Cocktails ($3.75-$8)
Featured Wine Selection
Cucumber Sunomono
Salmon Nigiri (2 pc.)
Shrimp Nigiri (2 pc.)
Avocado Roll
Seaweed Salad
Tuna Nigir (2 pc.)
Yellowtail Nigiri (2 pc.)
Spicy Shrimp Roll
California Roll
Spicy Salmon Roll
Vegetarian Roll
Pork Gyoza
Pineapple Cheese Wontons
Tootsy Maki
Spicy Yellowtail Roll
Crunchy Calamari Roll
Shishito Peppers
Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings
Chicken Yakitori
RA Tapas:
Garlic Citrus Yellowtail
Crispy Onion Albacore
Salmon Carpaccio
Seared Tuna
Shrimp Tempura Roll
Crispy Spicy Tuna
Grilled Short Ribs
Shrimp Tempura
Calamari Tempura
Viva Las Vegas Roll
Tuna Tataki
Rainbow Roll
“RA”ckin’ Shrimp

*Outdoor Seating

All items subject to change.
Please see restaurants for details.

Conveniently located in Leawood, Kansas at 117th Street and Ash Street and block east of Nall, Park Place is full of unique shops and fabulous restaurants.

Park Place
11551 Ash St Park Place Leawood, KS 66211