This is what you spend all year eating for, people. This is why you get both elbows on the table and a burger from Town Topic at 3 a.m., even as your body just wants you to go home. This is why you try and steer your car while holding a burrito from Pancho's the size of your forearm. Kansas City Restaurant Week
, and its collection of more than 100 eateries is nearly here.
The fourth annual Kansas City Restaurant Week starts next Friday, January 18, and runs through Sunday, January 27. Multicourse lunches are $15. Dinners will set you back $30. A portion of the proceeds will be given to Harvesters, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Education Foundation and the Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation. After the jump, Fat City has put together a guide to eating your way through KC Restaurant Week.
Impress Your Date:
Take him or her to the Jacobson
(2050 Central) for lunch. The three-course lunch (many participating restaurants opt for two courses) might go something like this: crispy sesame-crusted oyster mushrooms, grilled Scottish salmon BST (with bacon cream cheese) and banana bread pudding. The Webster House
(1644 Wyandotte) has a three-course meal with the Webster House salad, a Berkshire pork ragu over herbed polenta cake and bourbon pecan creme brulee.
All Hail the Surf and Turf: Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen (1526 Walnut) will dish you up steamed P.E.I. mussels and an 8 oz. Wagyu burger. EBT Restaurant (1310 Carondelet Drive) will set you up with a cup of New England clam chowder, a slice of beef tenderloin with garlic truffle mashed potatoes and New York-style cheesecake.
Extra Virgin's (1900 Main) three courses include deviled eggs, duck tongue tacos and pumpkin bread pudding. J.J.'s Restaurant
(910 West 48th Street) knows what to do with wild boar. You can start dinner with wild boar sausage and then have a wild boar ragu (or a steak or ahi tuna) before diving into chocolate mousse.
Meat Eaters & Vegetarians Dining Together:
Cafe Sebastienne (4420 Warwick Boulevard) has a salad of apples, roquefort, candied pecans and buttermilk dressing and a braised beef ragu over creamy polenta (vegetarians should opt for the roasted butternut squash). BRGR
(4038 West 83rd Street). Two people dining together for lunch can split the chili fondue (seven cheeses and smoked chilies) and the seasonal fruit cobbler. Meat lovers should tackle the Big Hoss (a burger with a fried egg, maple bacon, Wisconsin cheddar, steak sauce and onion straws), while friends of veggies should go for the Portabella (with cucumbers, watercress, roasted red peppers and chickpea spread).
Leave Stuffed: Lidia's Kansas City
(101 West 22nd Street) will serve you lobster arancine, the pasta tasting tableside and Meyer lemon cheesecake. Garozzo's Ristorante
(526 Harrison) is about the classics: Caesar salad, angel hair diablo con pesce and a cannoli. Sullivan's Steakhouse
(4501 West 119th Street) should agree to wheel you to the car. Dinner could be warm asparagus bisque, 8 oz. filet mignon, creamed spinach, horseradish mashed potatoes, and chocolate mousse.