Click through for Fat City's guide to Kansas City Restaurant Week.
What's new? KC Restaurant Week has a new iPhone app — it has a list of participating restaurants in alphabetical order (there's also a search function) with links to the restaurant's website, a map of its location, phone number and a menu. In addition to the app, KC Restaurant Week's Facebook page is well populated with food photos and menu previews that will help you make your decision. Among the 127 different restaurants are also a host of new eateries that have opened in the past year — Story, Tavern in the Village, and Aaron Sanchez's Mestizo are three new spots.
Where you should eat in the city: J.J.'s for lunch. Scarf down its wild boar sausage with horseradish blinis, carmelized apples and whole grain mustard, and their smoked salmon salad. La Bodega is another strong choice with its Cubano sandwich and creme de Catalan (flan with an orange citrus flavor). Just offering dinner, the American Restaurant has a 63 degree egg (cream, cauliflower, black garlic and kale), braised Berkshire pork (root vegetables, polenta, sarsparilla) and apple cinnamon toast crunch (apple sorbet, cinnamon sorbet, caramel ice cream and spiced apple soda). Fogo de Chao for dinner. It's basically a steep discount off the traditional $42.50, all-you-can-meat Brazilian churrascaria on the Plaza.
Where you should eat if you're a vegetarian? Spin! Pizza has a solid lunch special (for meat eaters, as well) — a mini pizza, salad or soup, soda or iced tea and gelato. You'll also leave with a $5 SPIN! Buck to use on your next visit.
Most unlikely restaurant week participant: The 13 Popeyes locations that have lunch and dinner specials. And, yes, $30 buys you a lot of Popeyes — 13 tenders, three regular sides, six biscuits and three hot cinnamon apple pies.
Where are you making reservations this week?