Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Contest: On with the show!

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:00 PM

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Where was this legendary supper club?

Kansas City has a long tradition of mixing food and live entertainment. It has jazz clubs like Jardine's and one of the most successful dinner theater operations in the country, the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park. In this week's contest, we throw in a little history to see who can recall some of the more iconic venues in Kansas City's past.

The first commenter to correctly guess all five questions by midnight on Thursday, April 1, will win a super-groovy vintage cookbook, Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen.


1) What was the name of the combination restaurant-and-club in Waldo where local musical legends Tim Whitmer and David Basse became stars?

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This club was the cat's meow in its day!
2) Name the downtown supper club -- the building was recently torn down -- that was one of the hottest destination spots of the 1950s and early 1960s, and featured national performing acts like Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Ann Meara and Jerry Stiller, The Four Lads, the Four Aces and the Crew Cuts. The club, in its heyday, is pictured at right.

3) If you didn't like the featured entertainment at this popular venue of the 1970s and '80s, you could still eat a lot. What was the name of this long-closed attraction?

4) What was the name of the now-gone Plaza restaurant where the Red Onion Jazz Babies played each week?

5) What was the name of restaurateur Victor Fontana's swanky 1970s disco-restaurant in Westport?


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