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Friday, June 18, 2010

Now you have plans for the weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Got Milk? Saturday is Family Day at the Shatto Farm.
  • Got Milk? Saturday is Family Day at the Shatto Farm.

You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of listings. In this post, all our problems are solved.

Saturday is the 7th annual "Family Day at the Farm" at the Shatto Milk Company in Osborn, Missouri. Milk a cow, pet a baby calf and take a tour of the farm between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If the weather holds up, there will also be hay rides. Sample Shatto milk at the new milk bar and try their cheese. The event is free.

If you don't think you can wait for the KC Irish Fest, Browne's Irish

Street Faire can tide you over. With traditional Irish food and music,

the party thrown by Browne's Irish Market and Deli

is a fundraiser for Cycling for Change. The festivities are Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m. between 33rd and 34th streets on

Pennsylvania. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the fair.

Overland Park has a new sushi and soul combo at Intentions (713 West 80th Street). Get your Smokey Robinson and sashimi fix at the former space that housed Revolver.
 

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Now you have plans for the weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM

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You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of listings. In this post, all our problems are solved.

Goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.......the World Cup is here again and there are lots of places to see the world's biggest soccer tournament play out. The U.S. vs. England match -- set to kick off at 1:30 p.m. -- will be broadcast on the big screen at the KC! Live Stage in the Power & Light. The outdoor Living Room in the Power & Light will be showing every match in the tournament (here's a guide to who plays when). The Calendar section at the Pitch has also put together a list of local bars where you can watch the games.

The second annual downtown KCK June Fest is from 4 to 9 p.m. tonight. Grab a piece of Wheat State pizza or a street taco before enjoying an iced down beer in the outdoor beer tent. For entertainment, there will be live bands and the monthly Second Fridays Art Walk. The event is on Minnesota Avenue between Sixth and Eighth streets.

Get on your comfortable walking shoes because the Waldo Crawldo Pub Crawl 2010

is Saturday. The summer crawl kicks off at 6 p.m. and has 14

different venues -- eight near 75th Street and six near 85th Street --

that are participating this year. There is bus service between the two

parts of the pub crawl, plus drink specials at each pub or restaurant.

Tickets are $5 ahead of time, $7 online, and $10 at the door.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Now you have plans for the weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Just go get a sausage and pepper sandwich this weekend.
  • Just go get a sausage and pepper sandwich this weekend.

You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of listings. In this post, all our problems are solved.

Fat City tested it for you yesterday, but you can try the Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen for yourself -- along with the Kolsch, Summer Lager, American IPA and Bourbon Imperial Stout -- during a free walk-through tasting at Gomer's South (9902 Holmes Road) tonight. Gary Briggs will be there pouring and answering questions from 4 to 6 p.m.

Rice ball or meat ball? What's it going to be buddy? Festa Italiana kicks off tonight at Zona Rosa, with live Italian music in the beer garden. The free festival runs from 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

On Saturday, author Steven Raichlen stops at the Barnes and Noble in Zona Rosa at 1 p.m. to discuss his new book, Planet Barbecue.

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It's time to make the doughnuts downtown

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 11:30 AM

This is the Overland Park doughnut. Where's the Kansas City doughnut?
  • This is the Overland Park doughnut. Where's the Kansas City doughnut?

There's a hole in the downtown dining scene. It's a perfectly round hole about the size of a quarter. It's there. We just don't talk about it. Well, that ends today, on National Doughnut Day. Kansas City needs a downtown doughnut shop.

Now go grab your free doughnut. I'll wait. You're going to need some energy for this one. In addition to the economic benefit of a new business, can you imagine the increase in work productivity? Who would ever miss a morning meeting when there are hot glazed doughnuts on the conference table?

What follows is a list of specific doughnut shops that could open in various neighborhoods downtown: the name, theme and signature doughnut. Someone else just has to pony up the dough.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

To hell with expiration dates at Dirty Don's!

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM

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I have a couple of friends who swear by the deals at Dirty Don's Bargain Center, that giant warehouse filled with salvaged products and close-out merchandise at 9700 E. 56th Street, right off Raytown Road. Me? I have to be in the right mood for prowling through all those boxes and shelves of stuff and refrigerated cases -- everything from shoes to cheesecake. And in the summer months, you have to go early, like when the place opens at 9 a.m., because there's no air-conditioning in that main warehouse room.

 

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Now you have plans for the weekend

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Get your rubs out of the pantry, it's grilling season.
  • Get your rubs out of the pantry, it's grilling season.

You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of listings. In this post, all our problems are solved. And because Monday's Memorial Day, we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday. 

Who doesn't love the '80s? Martini Corner heads back to the beloved decade on Sunday with a Hot Tub Time Machine

event at Sol, the Drop, Velvet Dog and Tower Tavern. Dress in your

favorite period clothing to enjoy two-for-one drinks and half-price

shots. Of course, there will be plenty of '80s music from 6 p.m. to 3

a.m.

And since Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff for the barbecue season, you can start this year off right by meeting the authors of the Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook. Ardie Davis, Paul Kirk and Carolyn Wells stop at I Love A Mystery, an independent book store in Mission, on Saturday at 1 p.m. to sign their cookbook.

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Opening Soon: Chai Shai

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM

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Chai Shai: a new tea and samosa shop near Brookside
The residents of the Rockhill Ridge neighborhood that surrounds the strip of shops at 59th and Holmes have been wondering for months what the new business in the eastern storefront was going to be. The sign said the upcoming business, Chai Shai, would offer Pakistani fare. But was it going to be a full-service restaurant? A tea house? A shop selling imported retail products?

"We get people coming in and asking us those questions every day," says Kashif Tufial, who will be running Chai Shai -- a combination retail shop, tea house and cafe -- with his brother Abdul. Both young men, who were raised in Kansas City, are full-time students. Kashif is a senior at UMKC studying environmental science; Abdul is a pharmacy and business major. Getting Chai Shai open is their summer project. Once the business is up and running, they'll have other family members working on day-to-day operations. Their mother, Aasma, will be running the kitchen.

 

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ribs: They're everywhere

Posted By on Thu, May 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM

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Ribs and pasta? Why not?

Last week we reported that Fat City was bursting with rib deals: Even Burger King is now selling barbecued ribs!
Since then we've discovered that Cinzetti's Italian Market restaurant -- the lavishl Italian-style buffet at 7201 W. 91st Street in Overland Park -- is now offering all-you-can-eat barbecued ribs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Right across the parking lot, the modestly priced Bob Evans restaurant has introduced a new seasonal menu featuring Kansas City Baby Back Ribs and calling it Bob-B-Que (which has nothing to do with Robert Palmgren's namesake barbecue joint, RJ's Bob-B-Que Shack in Mission, which has very good ribs). The Bob Evans deal, only available after 4 p.m., includes a slab of ribs glazed in Wildfire sauce -- more sweet than fiery -- along with french fries, cole slaw and fresh-baked rolls for $11.99

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Barley's Brewhaus in Shawnee celebrates 14th anniversary this week

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Barley's Brewhaus in Shawnee celebrates its 14th anniversary this week.
  • Barley's Brewhaus in Shawnee celebrates its 14th anniversary this week.

Nobody has 80 days to go around the world, but could you spare six?

Around the globe in six days is the theme this week as Barley's Brewhaus celebrates its 14th anniversary.

"The idea was to have a food, entertainment, and drink feature each day that focused on a different country," says General Manager Angelo Gangai.

Tonight is German night, which features a smoked sausage trio, potato salad and braised cabbage. All German pints are $3; we recommend the Fransizkaner, a wheat beer that's Barley's most popular German brew for a reason.
 

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Before Grunauer, there was the Salzberg Haus

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 1:07 PM

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Hearty drinking on the 30th floor

Now that Grunauer -- the Viennese restaurant owned and operated by chef Peter Grunauer and his two children, Nicholas and Elizabeth -- is officially open in the old City Tavern location in the Crossroads, it's a good time to look back at another venue serving Viennese cuisine in the metro. Yes, there was one.

But until last weekend, I sure didn't know that. I attended the annual Postcard Show & Sale at the Lenexa Community Center a couple of days ago and found some great vintage stuff, including the color postcard from the 1970s, pictured above, of the Salzberg Haus. I wonder whether any Fat City readers recall eating there.


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