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Kansas City Restaurant Week has begun, and runs through Sunday, January 31. Get out there and see how many hometown calories you can consume in the next few days.
If you're craving Girl Scout cookies, scouts and their families will help you through the annual rite of diet-busting passage. They'll be selling boxes in front of Old Shawnee
Pizza starting at 6 tonight. You can try two new flavors:
Thank U Berry Munch (cranberries and white chocolate chips) and
caramel-infused, bite-size Dulce de Leche.
If you think you'd like something other than cookies or pizza for dinner, Tannahs Asian Fusion has a four-course, dinner-for-two special for $39. You share the calamari or spicy shrimp appetizer, get your own wok dish with a soup or salad and then split mochi ice cream or molten chocolate cake dessert. The restaurant also has a late-night happy hour at the bar after 9 p.m. when all appetizers are half price with the purchase of a drink.
Ice Road Truckers is for sissies. If you want to see humans battle ice, you have to watch ice carving professionals compete at Winter in Paradise.
The event, sponsored by the American Culinary Federation Inc.'s Kansas
City Chef's Association, is at Crown Center on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Judging is set to start at 2:30, with
more than $1,000 in prize money on the line.
If you prefer your ice in a cocktail glass, the annual Party Arty
comes to the Nelson-Atkins Museum on Saturday, January 23. It's a
museum benefit and networking event for young professionals, with
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Bloch Building from 8 p.m. to
midnight. Admission is $40 for members, $60 for non-members.
And when you need to recover on Sunday, 75th Street Brewery has a new brunch menu. It's a buffet style mix of breakfast (quiche, made-to-order Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict) and lunch options (thick crust pizza, spinach dip, seasonal pastas and brown sugar ham). Brunch is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adults are $12.99 and kids four to 12 years old are 95 cents.
Those who are feeling more adventurous might try Curves and Hors d'oeuvres at Cafe Cedar in Parkville on Sunday. Once there, you can enjoy Middle Eastern dishes while watching a free belly-dancing demonstration between 3 and 5 p.m.