It's true: There's an actual "Peep Show" going on at the historic Phillips Hotel at the corner of 12th Street and Baltimore. But not the same kind of peeping that one might have found during the 1960s and the more bawdy days of 12th Street. One of the ground-level windows facing 12th Street has a 4-inch by 3-inch "peep" view that permits peepers to gaze upon a wall of sugared marshmallow bunny treats -- more than 1,700 of them -- stacked in glorious technicolor hues.
The Phillips Hotel is just one of many venues in Kansas City hosting special buffets, brunches, breakfasts and dinners on Easter Sunday, April 24. Fat City is providing a peep show of options so readers can make their reservations early.
The Phillips Hotel is offering an "Easter Room Package" April 16-24 that includes an executive room with complimentary valet parking, an Easter basket containing Christopher Elbow chocolates, fresh fruit, fruit juices and assorted Peeps candy, and complimentary breakfast for three people. Call 816-221-7000 for reservations.
Three people? I asked Hotel Phillips publicist Tammie Franke about the odd number. Why not two? Or four? Her response: "We chose three people because experience has shown us that a couple will bring one child with them. Certainly we will be pleased to make adjustments for a second child."
James Beard-nominated chef Colby Garrelts and his wife, Megan, will be hosting a Sunday brunch at their Westport restaurant, Bluestem, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The a la carte brunch features several holiday dishes as well as traditional Sunday brunch favorites such as spiced nut french toast with cream, seasonal fruit and maple syrup; eggs Benedict with home fries and mixed greens; biscuits and gravy with crispy chicken, sausage and scrambled eggs; Wagyu corned-beef hash with spicy tomato sauce and sunny side eggs. Call 816-561-1101 for reservations.
The InterContintental Hotel Kansas City on the Country Club Plaza will open its Rooftop Ballroom on Easter Sunday for a traditional Sunday brunch -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- featuring a pianist playing popular tunes, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a buffet laden with a raw bar (peel-and-eat shrimp, crab claws, tuna tartare, ceviche, crostini and flatbreads served with assorted cheeses, artisan breads and pastries, sliced fresh fruit and berries, smoked salmon and bagels, an array of fresh salads, egg dishes and cooked-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, roasted Colorado lamb, trout amandine with lemon-basil voulete, carved prime rib of beef, assorted vegetables, risotto, and a selection of desserts. The holiday brunch is priced at $48 for adults and $21 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations are requested by calling 816-303-2945.
The M&S Grill on the Plaza will serve Easter Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch is priced at $18.95 for adults and $8.95 for children ages 7 to 11. Reservations are strongly suggested by calling 816-531-7799.
The Majestic Restaurant, 931 Broadway, will be serving a brunch menu from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and its regular dinner menu from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are requested by calling 816-221-1888
The Figlio Italian Restaurant on the Plaza will serve a buffet brunch on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are strongly requested by calling 816-561-0505.
Chaz on the Plaza, the restaurant in the Raphael Hotel, will be serving meals from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., including breakfast fare and dinner entrees accompanied by a choice from five starter courses, including chef Charles d'Ablaing's signature fried green tomatoes. The menu also includes a selection of a la carte desserts and beverages. Main course offerings begin at $19. For reservations, call 816-997-9272.
Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand, will host a buffet brunch on Easter Sunday priced at $24.95 for adults. A limited number of reservations are available by calling 816-561-8000.
The Kansas City Downtown Marriott Hotel is hosting an Easter Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring an array of dishes and live entertainment -- including an appearance by the Easter Bunny. The brunch is priced at $32 for adults and $13 for children ages 6 to 12. Reservations are required by calling 816-421-6800.
V's Italiano Ristorante at 10819 East Highway 40 will serve a champagne brunch on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch is priced at $17.95 for adults and $7.95 for children aages 6 to 12. Children under the age of 5 are charged $4.95. Call 816-353-1241 for reservations.