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    ~Giveaway~ AMC Movie Tickets and New Menu at AMC Fork and Screen

    The AMC Fork and Screen in Olathe has created a new menu with offerings that are far from the popcorn, candy and soda that used to be the normal movie going fare. You know we have all been there when going to the movies and trying to struggle with when to have lunch or dinner […]

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    ~Giveaway~ Natural Grocers Gift Card

    To celebrate the opening of the new store in Mission, Kansas which opened in July, I’ve got a $15.00 Natural Grocers gift card to give away! In addition to the gift card giveaway, I wanted to tell you about Natural Grocers 60th Anniversary Celebration on August 13th. The event is going to be held at […]

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    ~Giveaway~ Natural Grocers Gift Card

  • Nokia Lumina

    My Summer with the Nokia Lumina 2520 Part Two

    This is a three part series on the Nokia Lumina 2520. Verizon Wireless has graciously loaned me this tablet for the summer and in return, I will be sharing monthly posts on all the cool features. Read part one here. July was a busy month with the Nokia Lumina 2520 and I. For starters I took […]

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    My Summer with the Nokia Lumina 2520 Part Two

Chicken Quinoa Bowl

~Giveaway~ AMC Movie Tickets and New Menu at AMC Fork and Screen

The AMC Fork and Screen in Olathe has created a new menu with offerings that are far from the popcorn, candy and soda that used to be the normal movie going fare. You know we have all been there when going to the movies and trying to struggle with when to have lunch or dinner […]

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Natural Grocers in Mission, KS

~Giveaway~ Natural Grocers Gift Card

To celebrate the opening of the new store in Mission, Kansas which opened in July, I’ve got a $15.00 Natural Grocers gift card to give away! In addition to the gift card giveaway, I wanted to tell you about Natural Grocers 60th Anniversary Celebration on August 13th. The event is going to be held at […]

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Nokia Lumina

My Summer with the Nokia Lumina 2520 Part Two

This is a three part series on the Nokia Lumina 2520. Verizon Wireless has graciously loaned me this tablet for the summer and in return, I will be sharing monthly posts on all the cool features. Read part one here. July was a busy month with the Nokia Lumina 2520 and I. For starters I took […]

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~Giveaway~ AMC Movie Tickets and New Menu at AMC Fork and Screen

AMC Fork and Screen

AMC Fork and Screen

The AMC Fork and Screen in Olathe has created a new menu with offerings that are far from the popcorn, candy and soda that used to be the normal movie going fare.

You know we have all been there when going to the movies and trying to struggle with when to have lunch or dinner and still make it to the movie on time. Now, with AMC Fork and Screen you can have both!

The AMC Fork and Screen is family-friendly movie theatre-restaurant featuring upgraded seats with a menu that will knock your socks off as well as a full cocktail bar with seat-side service at the push of a button.

Forget about just limited choices of finger foods for your dining options as the new AMC Fork and Screen Menu features gourmet burgers, fresh salads, healthy quinoa bowls, decadent mac and cheese, tacos and more.

I recently had the chance to attend a tasting and screening event and was blown away by the new menu at the AMC Fork and Screen and of course enjoyed the fun of seeing a movie.

The Chef at the AMC test kitchen in Leawood is always working on dishes that use fresh ingredients as well as keeping up with current food trends which is how the Grilled Chicken Quinoa Bowl made it to the new menu at the AMC Fork and Screen in Olathe.

AMC Fork and Screen Chef

AMC Fork and Screen Chef

This Mediterranean inspired dish consisted of grilled chicken, rainbow quinoa, roasted asparagus, tomatoes, feta cheese, fresh basil and a house-made lemon vinaigrette. The salty feta paired nicely with the asparagus and tomatoes and the fresh basil really added another level of flavor.

Seriously, I cannot believe the dish I just described came from a movie theater! This sounds more like something I would have ate a swanky place on the Country Club Plaza or downtown somewhere. Wouldn’t you agree?

Other items we sampled were:

Wedge Salad Cups: At almost every steakhouse in America you will find a wedge salad on the menu and AMC has taken the steakhouse flavor of this classic wedge salad and wrapped up in a lettuce cup which makes it easy to eat.

AMC Fork and Screen Wedge Lettuce Cups

AMC Fork and Screen Wedge Lettuce Cups

Gumbo Mac and Cheese: The 4 adult mac and cheese creations include traditional, Mediterranean, bacon gouda and gumbo and will bring out the kid in all us. The gumbo had a nice kick with the jack cheese sauce, andoullie sausage and sweet bell peppers.

The Royal Burger: All of burgers at AMC are made of a custom blend of ground chuck and brisket and served on a toasted brioche bun. You can also upgrade to a bison burger for $2. The Royal Burger consisted of a flavorful patty topped with house-cooked bacon, brie cheese, caramelized onions, baby arugala, fig jam and royal sauce. The combination of the smokey bacon, salty brie and sweet fig jam was excellent.  This was my favorite dish out of everything I tried and again, a dish that reminds me of something I would have ate swanky restaurant and not a movie theater. Check out the recipe for this burger below.

AMC Fork and Screen The Royal Burger

AMC Fork and Screen The Royal Burger

 

After the tasting ended we were able to order an appetizer and entree to enjoy during the movie. I chose the Buttermilk Biscuit Poppers. These garlic cheddar biscuits served with a honey butter are another great sweet and salty combination.

garlic cheddar biscuits

garlic cheddar biscuits

My entree was the quesadilla with grilled chicken, three cheeses and poblano peppers. Guacamole and sour cream are served on the side along with chips and pico de gallo. This dish was large enough to share and could rival any Mexican restaurant in town. Unfortunately I did not get a pic as this dish came after the movie started.

This was my first experience with dining on a full meal while in a dark theater.  I loved the food but did find it a little tricky at times to get my bite just right in the dark.

The menu is served all day long and right now given the hot summer we are having and with a kids menu also available, I am thinking moms all over town are going to love the AMC Fork and Screen.  What a way to beat the heat, entertain the kids and feed them lunch all in the same venue.  I certainly know I would have taken advantage of something like this when my kids were little!

If you arrive early to the movie, enjoying a cocktail at MacGuffins Bar and Lounge is a must! Located inside the theater, this space is great for meeting up with friends or enjoying a drink with your date and  features a variety of beers, wines and specialty cocktails.

Since this was an invite only event the theater was not crowded and I did not notice the servers coming in and out to serve the guests. I am looking forward to attending the theater again as a regular patron to see if a more crowded theater is distracting.

I have two AMC movie passes and a popcorn and Coke pass to giveaway courtesy of AMC.  To enter just comment below If you have been and please share what you liked about it and if you have not been, please tell us why you want to go! 

Feel free to like and follow What You’re Missing KC! It would be  most appreciative! Contest ends August 28 at Midnight.  Winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email, so please leave a valid email with your entry.

Royal Burger

Royal Burger

Royal Burger Recipe

1 Burger patty cooked and seasoned

2 Tablespoons caramelized onions

3 Thin slices Brie Cheese

1 Brioche Bun

1 Tablespoon butter

2 Tablespoon fig spread

1 Tablespoon Russian dressing

1/2 Cup baby arugula

2 Slices hardwood smoked bacon

Cooking Directions

Butter both the top and bottom of the Brioche Roll.
Toast Bun until dark golden brown, and warmed through.
Melt Brie Cheese over the cooked Burger Patty

Presentation
Spread Russian Dressing on the bottom Bun
Place Arugula on top of the Russian Dressing
Place Burger Patty with Brie on top of the Arugula
Top the burger with the Caramelized Onions
Place Bacon on top of the Onions
Spread Fig Jam on the inside of the top Bun
Top the burger with the top Bun

Don’t forget to enter the movie ticket giveaway. Visit AMC for more information on locations near you.

In Good Taste,

Sharm

 

 

 

 

~Giveaway~ Natural Grocers Gift Card

Natural Grocers in Mission, KS

Natural Grocers in Mission, KS

To celebrate the opening of the new store in Mission, Kansas which opened in July, I’ve got a $15.00 Natural Grocers gift card to give away!

In addition to the gift card giveaway, I wanted to tell you about Natural Grocers 60th Anniversary Celebration on August 13th. The event is going to be held at all locations throughout the Kansas City metro as well as their other locations nationwide.

In celebration of their 60th Anniversary and the birthday of co-founder Margaret Isely, you can enjoy 60% off select products, free limited-edition reusable bags, kids coloring books, and product samples. Enter to win a $60 Gift Card, t-shirts, books, Fit Bit, cruiser bike and more!

Natural Grocers Anniversary Party

Natural Grocers Anniversary Party

In addition to the sales, prizes and specials which go on all day, there will also be and ice cream social from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. featuring ice cream sundaes and root beer floats!

If you are not familiar with Natural Grocers you should be!  The Natural Grocer motto is “A Store That Can Change Your Life.”

I have had the chance to shop at Natural Grocers and have been quite impressed. If shopping for quality organic ingredients at reasonable prices is important to you, then Natural Grocers is certainly a store you must check out.

Natural Grocers in Mission, KS

Natural Grocers in Mission, KS

Natural Grocers will not sell any grocery product that contains artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or harmful trans fats. The meats in the store are all from animals that have never been given antibiotics or drugs. The shelves are filled with amazing food, products and organic produce for you, your family and even your pets, all at affordable prices including local products that are even identified by that states flag.

Local Zum Soap made in Kansas City

Local Zum Soap made in Kansas City

 

Local honey from Natural Grocers

Local honey from Kansas

 

Unlike other health food stores, the produce at Natural Grocers is always organic so you don’t have to double check signage about conventional or organic. Check out what they won’t sell and why.

In addition to all of the great products, Natural Grocers has certified nutritionist on staff that can answer any of your health questions as well as nutritional counseling sessions. A variety of health seminars, cooking classes and other events are held throughout the store each month.

Natural Grocers Demonstration Kitchen

Natural Grocers Demonstration Kitchen

Join the {N}power program online to keep track of shopping lists and recipes and then when you give your phone number at checkout you can receive rewards and points towards free products and coupons. The nice thing about using your number is there is no card to carry!!!

I got a tour of the new Mission store and the decor features hand painted murals by Raquel Isely, granddaughter of founder Margaret. Each mural display is of various animals depicting items concerning that department. For instance in the health and beauty section you will find a giraffe applying lipstick, frozen foods features polar bears and penguins playing in the snow and for supplements, protein powders and vitamins you will catch a gorilla lifting weights.

Hand Painted Murals

Hand Painted Murals

The Mission store decor is a test market too see how customers like it and I thought it was absolutely adorable!

Now back to the gift card giveaway. To enter just comment below on what your favorite health food item is.

For more information on Natural Grocers you can visit their website.

If you would want to like the What You’re Missing KC! Facebook and Twitter pages as well as Natural Grocers Facebook and Twitter pages that would be great too.

In honor of the birthday celebration contest will run through midnight August 13th. Winner will chosen using Random.org and notified via email so please leave a valid email with your comment.

In Good Taste,

Sharm

 

 

My Summer with the Nokia Lumina 2520 Part Two

This is a three part series on the Nokia Lumina 2520. Verizon Wireless has graciously loaned me this tablet for the summer and in return, I will be sharing monthly posts on all the cool features. Read part one here.

Nokia Lumina

Nokia Lumina

July was a busy month with the Nokia Lumina 2520 and I. For starters I took it with me on National Social Media Day to an event held in Wichita. The guest speaker was Social Media Expert Mark Schafer and with Microsoft Word already installed on this tablet, it was handy dandy for taking notes on all of the great information he had to share. I could literally write a whole blog post just about that.

After the event we headed out for vacation where the tablet help pass time in the airport.  I was able to hook up to the wifi and watch some Netflix while waiting on a delayed flight.  I also downloaded various games and apps from the Google Play store to keep me occupied while in the air.

While exploring all of the features of the tablet I came across what looked to be an Xbox controller on the touch screen. I was intrigued by this as my son is an avid Xbox fan. Once home I opened the app and had my son log into his Xbox account, which opened up another level of features to this tablet.

In the app we are able to download apps and games from the Windows store, play a select number of Xbox games, look up Xbox friends, find achievements and more. Did you know my son has played 150 Xbox games? Neither did I but the achievement section tells you that. I am not sure I really wanted to know that! No wonder he had so much trouble with that math class in college, I am thinking he should have beed studying instead of playing.

Well I am sure that is more information than you wanted to know about my sons Xbox playing habits but none the less it is a fun feature of the tablet for the avid Xbox fan out there.

Lastly, I paired the Bluetooth keyboard with the tablet and it works like a dream. I love how it becomes a mini laptop. The keyboard is easy to use and makes easy to take on the go.

I have one more month with this Nokia Lumina 2520 so stay tuned for next months post on what else I can discover about this tablet.

In the meantime if you are interested in additional information about this tablet including specifications, pricing or more check out Verizon Wireless.com.

 

The UP2 by Jawbone – Review

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

The UP2 by Jawbone – Review

I recently had the chance to try out the Up2 Fitness Tracker by Jawbone courtesy of Verizon Wireless. I got to use the band for about a month before sending it back so I had plenty of time to get a feel for how it worked and compare it to the UP 24 band, which I already own.

I decided to wear both devices at the same time to see if the steps registered any different and compare the other features of each device.

While wearing the band during my morning workout the Up24 band registered 1,477 steps, while the new UP2 registered 1,685 so a difference of 208 steps there.

If you don’t have either device yet here is my list of the pro’s and con’s of each,

Syncing: I liked the Bluetooth syncing capability on the UP2 opposed to the plugging into the headphone jack that is required to sync with the UP24.

Charging: I actually like the way the UP24 charges. I found if was easier to plug into the toggle versus the UP2 where you have to align the charging contacts and then make sure it is bent up or hang off the edge of something so it does not pop off the charging unit. However, the UP24 band has a charging cap you have to keep track of.

UP24 by Jawbone

UP24 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

Battery Life: Both devices seemed to have about a weeks worth of battery life.

Design: I like the sleeker design of the UP2, however the clasp is much harder to fasten so although the UP24 is a bit wider and in design I like the ease of being able to slip it off and on.

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

Sleep Mode: I liked the ease of putting the UP2 into sleep mode through the UP app and it can also be put into sleep mode by taping on the device. The UP24 band requires a tap on the end of the wristband which is easy as we’ll but has no app capability for sleep mode.

Tracking: Both devices track steps, sleep and food similarly. The UP2 band does have a few extra features including smart coach which learns your habits it also allows you to set reminders, alarms and offers motivating tips.

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

UP2 by Jawbone

I like the idea of the UP2 band giving me a few extra steps as well as the additional app features and if I did not already own the UP 24 band, I would enjoy using the UP2 fitness tracker and highly recommend it.

For more information on ordering, pricing or specifications on the UP2 band check out the Jawbone or Verizon Wireless websites.

The W Now Open in Lee’s Summit

Menu at The W

Menu at The W

The W is a new speakeasy type bar that just recently opened in downtown Lee’s Summit.  The owners of this new space happen to be my niece and her husband.

I feel like I am a Great Aunt to The W as I have watched them renovate the space for the last two years. Literally everything in the space was done by hand including all the tile, brick, woodwork, lighting, hand hammered copper bar top and even the tables are handmade out of old bowling lanes pulled out of the Heart Bowling Alley that was located in Kansas City.

I know I may sound a little biased and be bragging about all of the handwork of the space, but once you go, you will get it! The attention to detail is amazing and the prohibition error decor they have acquired truly makes the space.

Once you get over how amazing The W looks, the drinks will keep you there and keep you coming back.

Craft Bartender Michael Strohm

Craft Bartender Michael Strohm

Michael Strohm is the head craft bartender at The W and uses fresh local ingredients as well as house-made syrups, bitters, spices and unique liquors to make the amazing cocktails.

House-made Vanilla Bean Syrup

House-made Inebriated Vanilla Bean Liquor

The menu changes weekly and drinks are based by what is in season and always includes a Fresh Farmers Market Cocktail, made with the ingredients found from the market that week. The most recent cocktail was a delightful concoction featuring Beet and Blueberry infused S.D. Strong Gin, lemon juice, lavender and tarragon infused honey and Lions Tooth Dandelion Liqueur.

Weekly Farmers Market Cocktail

Weekly Farmers Market Cocktail

With strawberries in season, The Spifflicated Sheba has been a popular drink featuring farmers market strawberry syrup, wood and salt merlot infused sea salt, homegrown basil, Old Tom gin, lemon juice, egg white from locally sourced eggs and pink peppercorns. The sweetness from the strawberries and tartness from the lemons compliment each other beautifully on this drink.

Spifflicated Sheba

Spifflicated Sheba

The W requires a reservation to get in and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations can be made via text to 816-287-0000.

The W Entrance

The W Entrance

The W is located at 6 1/2 S.W. 3rd Street in downtown Lee’s Summit and in true Speakeasy fashion, the entrance is disguised as a doctors office and features the nameplate of O.C. Woods M.D. from the early 1900’s.

If you have a great food find in KC, email me.

In Good Taste,

Sharm

 

My Summer with the Nokia Lumina Part One

Nokia Lumina

Nokia Lumina

The cool people over at Verizon Wireless has graciously loaned me the Nokia Lumina 2520 with 4G LTE for the summer and in return I get to give you the scoop on it.

At the end of each month, I will let you know what cool features I have found it has, what I used it for, why it was helpful and anything else I feel like you might need to know.

I have only had the tablet for a little over a week and have not had too much time to explore it so my June report will be rather short. I am looking forward to the rest of the summer with this tablet. I am used to an iPad and the Nokia Lumina is Windows based so it will be an adventure on learning how to operate it and compare the two.

Cool Features: Mix Radio. Similar to Pandora this is a music app that pre-loaded on the device and allows you to pick your favorite artists.  The app then plays that artist along with similar other ones. It is also has Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook which makes it a portable PC. Other apps are Skype, Xbox, daily news, stocks and few more I need to explore.

What I used it for: Well, like I said I have only had it a few days so for the most part I have been using it as entertainment. Watching Netflix on it, listening to the Mix Radio and checking email now and then.  I am looking forward to hooking up the compatible keyboard so I can blog on the go!

Nokia Lumina

Nokia Lumina

Why it was helpful: The headphone jack made it easy to plug into out speaker system so I could listen to music throughout the house. I know this may sound a bit too personal, but I really hate laundry. When I find myself with piles to fold, I pass the time by watching Netflix. This handy portable tablet made it easy to take to the laundry room where I could finish my folding chores.

I know this is a pretty brief account for such an intricate tablet.  Good thing I have the rest of the summer to dive into it more!

Looking forward to checking in with you at the end of July!

Sharm

 

Chipotle Cultivate Festival Coming to Kansas City

Chipotle Cultivate

Chipotle Cultivate

On Saturday, July 18, Chipotle the will bring their Cultivate Festival to Kansas City.

So what is the Cultivate Festival you ask?

Well it is a family friendly day at Penn Valley Park where you can enjoy listening to bands (Max Frost, St. Lucia, Betty Who, Small Pools and Portugal The Man), watch celebrity chef demonstrations (Graham Elliot, Amanda Freitag, KC’s own Colby Garrelts as well as others), sample products from local food artisans (Rye, Little Freshie, Shatto, Poppy’s Ice Cream and more), enjoy beer and wine tastings, and learn how to make Chipotle’s addictive guacamole!

Special cultivate exhibits include short films on sustainability, why Chipotle will not use any GMO foods, factory vs farm, guac from scratch and fresh vs processed. Collect stamps from each of the exhibits and earn a free Chipotle reward!

Chipotle’s amazing food will be available including dishes from their Shophouse Rice Bowl Restaurants which is Chipotle’s Southeast Asian Kitchen concept and Pizza Locale a new pizza concept coming to KC from Denver! All dishes will cost around $6.00.

Chipotle Taco

Chipotle Taco

 

For beverages KC’s own Boulevard Brewing Company has created a Cultivate Farmhouse Ale for the festival. I happened to get a sneak taste of it and it is pretty darn good and well worth the $6.00 that the festival will be charging for beer and wine. Other beer vendors include Schlafly, Stone Brewing Co., Free State, KC Bier Co and more. Wine will be available from KC’s own Somerset Ridge.

Boulevard's Cultivate Farmhouse Ale

Boulevard’s Cultivate Farmhouse Ale

The event is free to attend and runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check out the Chipotle Cultivate website for information on music line-up, celebrity chefs, artisans, vendors, times, directions and more.

The Chipotle App

The Chipotle App

You can also download the Chipotle Cultivate App to get updates, news and information about the festival.

See you there!

In Good Taste,

Sharm

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VIP Trip for 4 to the MLS All Star Week in Denver from Chipotle

Below is the official press release for the VIP Giveaway from Chipotle for a trip for four to the MLS All Star Week.

Chipotle All Star week hat

Chipotle All Star week hat

CHIPOTLE CELEBRATES MLS PARTNERSHIP WITH SWEEPSTAKES OFFERING VIP GETAWAY TO 2015 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR WEEK

Text-To-Win Sweepstakes Will Provide Trip To The 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game And 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Games In Denver
DENVER, June 4, 2015 – As an extension of its official partnership with Major League Soccer, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is offering a trip for four to Denver for AT&T MLS All-Star Week. The VIP trip will include airfare, hotel and meal expenses, as well as special invitations and passes to 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Week events – including the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game and 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game.

The contest supports Chipotle’s partnership as the official fast-casual Mexican restaurant of MLS, as well as the creation and sponsorship of the second-annual Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, which recognizes and features Major League Soccer’s top Homegrown players. This year’s game will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. MDT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – home of the Colorado Rapids – as a prelude to the 2015 AT&T All-Star Game the following night. This year the MLS Homegrown Team will face Club América’s U-20 squad, the official youth squad of Club América, Mexico’s most successful club.

Starting June 4, customers can enter by texting the word “Homegrown” to 888222 for a chance to win. The sweepstakes will run through July 5, 2015, and the winner will be selected on or around July 6, 2015. Full details of the sweepstakes will be posted in Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. starting today and continuing for the duration of the sweepstakes, and can also be found by visiting: http://www.chipotlehomegrown.com/#win.

The full prize package will include:

• Business-class round-trip airfare for four (4)
• Four-night hotel stay in Denver (July 27-31, 2015)
• (4) premium tickets to the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game (Tuesday, July 28), and (4) premium tickets and pre-game field passes to the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game
• $650 allowance for full-size rental car for length of stay; ground transportation to and from destination airport and hotel
• $5,000 spending money to be awarded in the form of a check to the grand prizewinner

Tickets and more details about the sweepstakes are available at http://www.chipotlehomegrown.com.

ABOUT CHIPOTLE

Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast-food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that – where possible – are sustainably grown and raised responsibly with respect for the animals, the land and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and operates more than 1,800 restaurants, including 17 Chipotle restaurants outside the U.S. and 10 ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants, and is an investor in an entity that owns and operates two Pizzeria Locale restaurants. For more information, visit Chipotle.com.

ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Major League Soccer kicks off its 20th season tonight, featuring 20 clubs throughout the United States and Canada. The 2015 season will feature the most comprehensive U.S. media rights partnership in the history of the league, as eight-year agreements with ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision Deportes will commence. The 2015 regular season schedule can be viewed here. For more information about MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.

~Giveaway~ Pocket Beer Guide 2015

IMG_1926In honor of Kansas City Craft Beer Week and the KC Craft Beer Week Dinner at the Flying Saucer hosted by Stephen Beaumont on June 14, I am giving away The Pocket Beer Guide 2015 courtesy of FireFly Books.

The Pocket Beet Guide 2015 by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb covers 3,500 of the world’s best craft and traditional beers.

This is a great book for any beer lover and with Father’s Day coming up it’s perfect for any beer loving dad!

To enter, I could make you jump through all sorts of hoops of liking social media pages and sharing this or any post on WYMKC to your social media pages and if you would like to do that, by all means please do.

To enter all I ask is to simply comment as to what your what your favorite beer is.  It’s that easy!

Winner will be drawn using random.org and be notified via email, so be sure to leave a valid email contact with your entry!

Giveaway ends midnight June 15th.

You can check out Stephen’s Bio below as well as information on the KC Craft Beer Week Dinner.

Once described as “beerdom’s Brillat-Savarin,” Stephen Beaumont is today one of the world’s most authoritative voices on beer, as well as a widely recognized writer on spirits, food and travel.

As co-author of both The World Atlas of Beer (2012), published in ten international editions, and two editions of The Pocket Beer Guide (2013 & 2014), Stephen has amassed an unparalleled understanding of what’s going on in the fast-paced and expanding world of beer today. If there is good lager or ale to be had, whether in San Francisco or Singapore, Montreal or Milan, Stephen knows about it, and has most likely sampled it!

In addition to The World Atlas of Beer and The Pocket Beer Guide, Stephen has authored or co-authored eight other books, including two editions of The Great Canadian Beer Guide and his forthcoming Beer & Food Companion, as well as contributing to nine others, including the immense 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die; the literary tribute to legendary drinks writer Michael Jackson, Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser; and the just-released Handbook of Porters & Stouts.

Stephen also authors regular columns for publications as diverse as the spirits quarterly Whisky Advocate and Canada’s beer magazine, Taps, the U.S. hospitality industry standard Nation’s Restaurant News and the foodie favourite City Bites. Additionally, he serves on the editorial tasting panels of both Taps and All About Beer magazines, and contributes to a variety of other publications, including Fine Cooking, Saveur and DRAFT Magazine.

When he is not writing about or tasting beer and spirits, Stephen travels the world talking about them, at a beer dinner in Toronto, a seminar in São Paulo or a competition in Brussels. He has worked on the beer and beverage programs of a large number of corporations, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the Walt Disney Company and Crystal Cruises among many others, and appears regularly at conferences such as VIBE and the International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event. In 2009, his influence was recognized with the Cheers Magazine “Raising the Bar” award for his “noteworthy and sustained contribution to the world of beverage alcohol.”

Stephen is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the British Guild of Beer Writers and the North American Guild of Beer Writers.

Craft Beer week dinner with Stephen Beaumont

Craft Beer week dinner with Stephen Beaumont

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Kansas City Craft Week Beer Dinner:

This 5-course dinner will include 5 beers paired with an incredible meal chosen by Chef Matt Arnold from The Webster House. There will also be a pre-dinner tasting with Stephen beforehand.
Order tickets by calling (816) 221-1900 or purchase at Flying Saucer. There are different options for tickets. There is a pre-tasting with Stephen Beaumont that is $20 and tickets for the dinner are $55 for UFO members/$65 for non-members. If you want both, it is $65 for UFO members/$75 for non-members.
Beer Dinner with Stephen Beaumont at the Flying Saucer
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Flying Saucer
101 East 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Kansas City Craft Beer Week Dinner with Stephen Beaumont

Craft Beer week dinner with Stephen Beaumont

Craft Beer week dinner with Stephen Beaumont

Celebrate Kansas City Craft Beer Week by attending the Craft Beer Week Dinner at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium with special guest Stephen Beaumont on June 14!

Stephen Beaumont is a James Beard Award winning author and one of the world’s most authoritative voices on beer. He wrote The World Atlas of Beer and The Pocket Beer Guide among co-authoring many others. This will be his first time to host a beer dinner in Kansas City.

This 5-course dinner will include 5 beers paired with an incredible meal chosen by Chef Matt Arnold from The Webster House. There will also be a pre-dinner tasting with Stephen beforehand.

Order tickets by calling (816) 221-1900 or purchase at Flying Saucer.  There are different options for tickets. There is a pre-tasting with Stephen Beaumont that is $20 and tickets for the dinner are $55 for UFO members/$65 for non-members. If you want both, it is $65 for UFO members/$75 for non-members.

Beer Dinner with Stephen Beaumont at the Flying Saucer

Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Flying Saucer
101 East 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64106