Do you fancy yourself a performer but haven’t actually performed yet? Downtown nightspot Coda may have a spot for you in 2012. Find out at tonight's singer-songwriter open-mic night. "This is a chance for artists to come let us hear what they have to offer, so we can know how if there's a spot for them in our showcases and scheduling,” says Clint Hoffmeier, co-owner of Coda. “It will be first-come, first-serve. The turnout [will determine] how long people will get to play, but I am guessing three or four songs per performer. I want to hear what you got and see if there is a place for you at Coda down the road.”
All types of performers are welcome, beginning at 9 p.m. There's no cover. Also: a perk for registering early — the first five people who sign up get their first drink free.
New Year's Day doesn't have the crazy expectations that cling to the previous night: Excitement! Romance! Drunken brawls! Regrets! The only real requirement of New Year's Day is to eventually crawl out of bed and welcome 2012 with coffee and a piece of Nicorette gum (that is, if you want to try that resolution again). For most people, the day requires at least one solid meal. If you're still mildly intoxicated, the greasier the meal, the better. Here's some good news: The original Town Topic diner, the one at 2021 Broadway, will be open 24 hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
For more sophisticated tastes, theWestport Café (431 Westport Road, 816-756-2770) will serve New Year’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aaron Confessori’s bistro recently introduced two new dishes to the brunch menu: crispy fried chicken served with French toast and a “Crepe Madame,” described as a sweet crepe topped with an egg, sunny side up, Gruyere cheese, creamy béchamel sauce and ham. The latter dish can also be served meatless. Traditional brunch cocktails like mimosas and bloody marys are served, but bar manager Joel Carron’s hangover remedy is spiced rum and orange juice.
Chef Justin Voldan will once again turn the 12 Baltimore lounge and dining room in the historic Hotel Phillips (106 East 12th Street, 816-221-7000) into a well-laden brunch extravaganza featuring a seafood station (scallops, shrimp, mussels, smoked salmon); a grill station offering beef bourguignon, lemon caper chicken, and grilled mahi mahi; a fondue station with assorted breads; an omelette station; salad station; and a table featuring this restaurant’s signature dishes, like whiskey-glazed ham, lobster macaroni and cheese, and banana bread French toast. The brunch is priced at $29, not including tax and gratuity.
You typically don’t come across many punk-rock anthems in karaoke books. Punk-rock fans who enjoy belting out mournful cries and rumbling growls in front of fellow punks have an outlet for their angst this weekend, though.
We recently spoke with Belinda Peñaloza, Punk Rock Karaoke founder and crew member.
Hey! Remember Cowboy Indian Bear's Daytrotter Session? Good times and sweet tracks, right? Well, now you can help CIB win a slot on Daytrotter's Listeners' Choice 2011 playlist.
Saveur's editor-in-chief James Oseland (whom you likely know as a critic on Top Chef Masters) has loosened his bow tie and declared, in a piece today on MSNBC about the top food trends of 2012, that Kansas City will have "its moment in 2012."
But because it's labeled a muffin, you can simply pass it off as a regular breakfast option. "Honey, I was being healthy. I had a muffin this morning," you can say when you get home. But this is no regular muffin. It's a decadent brownie that would be comfortable in the case at Andre's or Dolce. Forget the box of sweets this Valentine's Day. Just seal the deal with a bag of these muffins.
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