|Liberace played here|
This week's contest focuses on the cocktails and lounges that were part of Kansas City's restaurant history. The first commenter to correctly guess all five questions by midnight tonight -- March 23 -- will win a vintage copy of the swingin' 1965 cookbook Saucepans and the Single Girl. Only one prize will be given and there will be no substitutions.
The questions follow the jump.
1. One of Kansas City's most legendary female singers was discovered by TV personality Steve Allen singing in the lounge of this famous 1950s steakhouse at 35th and Broadway. Name the singer and the restaurant.
2. Still standing (but long empty) is the hotel that once was the setting for the sophisticated nightclub (pictured in the vintage postcard at right) where a young Liberace tinkled the keys as the featured celebrity attraction as patrons sipped potent beverages, dined and danced. What was the name of the nightclub and the name of hotel where it was once located?
3) The Magic Carpet Cocktail Lounge was located in this early Joe Gilbert restaurant. Name the restaurant.
4) The Tropics Cocktail Lounge was located in which downtown hotel?
5) Which long-forgotten Westport restaurant served, in the 1970s, a cocktail called "The Farmer's Daughter" made with rum, brandy, Amaretto and papaya juice?