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March 2012 Newsletter                   

Eat Well...Eat Local.

The Kansas City Originals Restaurants exists to promote dining in local independent area restaurants, to provide diners with a unique local flavor and to raise awareness of independent restaurants both locally and nationally.  


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In this issue:
Discounted Web Certificates On Sale Now
Featured Recipe
Featured Chef
Restaurant Events & Specials
KC Originals Restaurant List

Discounted Web Certificates On Sale Now 


There are still Kansas City Original discounted Web Certificates available! 


Featured Recipe  

 March 2012 Recipe

Shrimp in Mustard Sauce Appetizer from Shields Manor Bistro

Whisk together tarragon vinegar, red wine vinegar, black pepper, Dijon mustard, red pepper flakes, and salt in a bowl. Drizzle in olive oil...more info 

Featured Chef


March 2012 Chef Broadmoor Technical Center


Tomorrow's culinary professionals are acquiring hands-on training and practical job skills today at The Broadmoor Bistro, a student-run skill...more info 


Restaurant Events & Specials    


Cascone's Restaurant
$14.99 Sunday Lasagna Dinner for Two
Join us on Sundays at Cascone's and enjoy our Sunday Lasagna Dinner for two people for just $14.99 with the purchase of two beverages. The meal includes Cascone's famous baked lasagna served with our signature tomato sauce; with warm Italian bread and house salad. No coupon necessary, Sundays only, not valid with any other offer or promotion.

Be an Early Bird 7 Days a Week
Join us at Cascone's for a Lite Bite with our Early Dinner Specials 3:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Saturday and from 12pm-4pm on Sunday. Our early dinner menu features eleven of our favorite dinner entree's all priced at $9.99 and include our warm Italian bread, choice of soup of the day; ceasar or house salad, one of eleven early dinner entree and our signature spumoni dessert. - more info

Ladies Night at Cascone's North
Ladies! Gather your girlfriends and join us at 6:30pm at Cascone's on Thursday April 12th for a fun and frilly Margarita Night that is sure to please. Enjoy a choice of 2 specialty margaritas complete with a variety small bites to taste for just $15.00 per person. Call (816) 454-7977 or visit www.cascones.com to make a reservation for you & your girlfriends today - more info

Johnny's Backroom
Wedding season is upon us and what better place to host a bridal shower, rehearsal or wedding dinner than at Cascone's! Our private rooms seat groups from 25 to 125. We offer limited and full menu customization, buffet and family style services, as well as linen and centerpiece options. Our attentive staff will help you bring your vision of the perfect event to life. Call Dianna Scola, Banquet Manager today to book your event and / or for further details 816.454.7977 or info@cascones.com

La Bodega
Spanish Wine dinner - Tuesday, March 20
4 Course Spanish Wine Dinner
$45 per person + tax and gratuity
Space is limited please make reservations - more info

Anthony's Restaurant & Lounge
Girls Night Out - Wednesday, March 28
4 wines and 4 courses for $25.00 per person. live entertainment! Wednesday, March 28th, 2012. seatings begin at 5pm. call before to make reservations at (816)221-4088 or visit www.opentable.com

St. Josephs Table - Sunday, March 18
St. Josephs table will be celebrated March 18th, the Sunday before St. Josephs day. Anthony's will only be serving the traditional St. Joseph's feast along with the community table on display. Call the restaurant for more details! (816)221-4088

Johnny Cascone's
Vino Di Fratelli Wine Dinner March 27th
Plan to join us on Tuesday March 27th for our Vino Di Fratelli Wine Dinner at Johnny Cascone's Italian Restaurant! The evening will feature a 4 course menu complete with a selection of complimentary Fratelli wines for the tasting 913.381.6837 for Reservations or Email us JohnnyCasconesRestaurant@gmail.com - more info

Dinner & Dancing With The KicksBand
Come out to Johnny Cascone's in Overland Park on Monday March 12th for an evening of dinner and dancing to live big band sounds as we are proud to host The Kicks Band. Bring your dancing shoes we'll be swinging to sounds from the 30's; 40's & 50's all night long. Reservations are required for this special event and we will be offering a limited menu. To reserve your seat call 913.381.6837 or email us: johnnycasconesrestaurant@gmail.com - more info

Early Dinner Menu at Johnny Cascone's
Join us at Johnny Cascone's for a Lite Bite with our Early Dinner Specials 3:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Saturday and from 12pm-4pm on Sunday. Our early dinner menu features eleven of our favorite dinner entree's all priced at $9.99 and include our warm Italian bread, choice of soup of the day; ceasar or house salad, one of eleven early dinner entree and our signature spumoni dessert.

Sunday Lasagna Dinner for Two...$14.99
Join us on Sundays throughout the season at Johnny Cascone's and enjoy our Sunday Lasagna Dinner for two people for just $14.99 with the purchase of two beverages. Cascone's famous baked lasagna served with our signature tomato sauce; with warm Italian bread and house salad. No coupon necessary, Sundays only, not valid with any other offer or promotion.

Carlo's Copa Room
Illume Med Spa
BOTOX starting at $9 per unit!! Carlo's Copa Room is a proud sponsor of this up and coming Medical Spa. It is owned and operated by two Registered Nurses (one being Carlo's wife)! Finally a place that develops a treatment plan to meet your budget. Results you can see!

The Broadmoor Bistro
Jennifer Maloney Guest Chef March 27th
Seating is limited for this unique collaboration between the students of the Broadmoor Bistro Culinary Program and featured chefs of the Kansas City Originals Restaurants, this month featuring Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney of Cafe Sebasitenne at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The menu highlights a passed appetizer of Herbed House Made Ricotta Crustini as well as 4 additional courses, plus dessert Don't miss this delicious, multi-course gourmet meal prepared & served by these exceptional culinary arts students, priced at $50 per person. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Make your reservations today by visiting www.broadmoorbistro.org - more info

Chaz on the Plaza
CoCo Trio - Friday, March 9
Angela Hagenbach - Saturday, March 10
Les Mengel Duo - Sunday, March 11
Duck Warner/Joe Cartwright Duo - Tuesday, March 13
Max Groove Trio - Wednesday, March 14
Tiffany Miller with Mike Ning - Thursday, March 15
Dorian's Wheel - Friday, March 16
The Hatchlings - Saturday, March 17
Les Mengel Duo - Sunday, March 18
Duck Warner/Joe Cartwright Duo - Tuesday, March 20
Max Groove Trio - Wednesday, March 21
Candace Evans with Ricky Anderson - Thursday, March 22
Max Groove Trio - Friday, March 23
Angela Hagenbach - Saturday, March 24
Les Mengel Duo - Sunday, March 25
Duck Warner/Joe Cartwright Duo - Tuesday, March 27
Max Groove Trio - Wednesday, March 28
Heather Thorton with Denny Osburn - Thursday, March 29
Max Groove Trio - Friday, March 30
Cavern Club - Saturday, March 31

Shields Manor Bistro
March 2012 Menu with Special Lenten Item
Shields Manor Bistro
Where Fine Food and Elegance Meet in a Circa 1850's Home

Award Winning ~ Bleu Cheese Shrimp ~ Serves 2 Guests

~ Complementary Salad or Soup, and Homemade Rolls included with your Entree
~ Jicama, Red Onion& Feta Cheese Salad with Key Lime Vinaigrette ~
Salmon with Red Pepper Bisque

Award Winning Steak au Poivre
Seven oz. Tender Filet of Beef,
Served with Sweet Peppery Cognac Sauce, over Seasoned Mashed Potatoes.

Grilled Medallions of Pork Loin
Served with Raspberry Bar-B-Q Glaze & Sweet Potato Soufflee

Our Famous Shrimp Etoufe
From Our 150 year old New Orleans Family Recipe
Served over Basmati Rice
$ 32.00

Blackened Wild Alaska Salmon

Webster House
"Late Night" at Webster House
Starting Sept. 7th and continuing every Wed. through Sat. night, Webster House will now be open for "Late Night" 9pm to Midnight.... light fare, small plates, desserts, cocktails.

A GREAT PLACE to be after performances at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Join the fun after the performance.

Sunday Brunch at Webster House
Starting Sunday, Sept. 11th Webster House is open for a Fabulous Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EVERY SUNDAY.

Make Webster House your weekly Sunday Brunch place. Delicious, gracious and right next door to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Perfect for Brunch before the performances on Sunday afternoons.
Starker's Restaurant
Private Dining at Starker's Restaurant
Starker's Restaurant has private dining rooms overlooking 47th Street which are available for lunch or dinner to entertain family, friends and business associates. Let us help you plan your next event; rehearsal & wedding dinners, birthday, anniversary, graduation, business meeting, charitable event or corporate function. Impress your guests with outstanding food, service and location. Reservations; 816-753-3565 or starkersrestaurant.com

Starker's Weekly Lunch Feature
Starker's Restaurant features a weekly deal for lunch, Mon-Fri from 11:30am-2:00pm.
Become a FACEBOOK friend and see what the chef is serving each week. Our regular menu is also available featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, fish, and chicken and beef items. Our Shatto cheese and brown sugar bacon stuffed steak burger with seasoned fries is a house favorite for $9.00. Reservations; 816-753-3565 or starkersrestaurant.com

John McClure Benefit
Big Country Benefit in Honor of Chef John McClure will be held April 1, 2012, at Boulevard Brewery from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Join a stellar cast of Chef's and Sommelier's to remember this extraordinary man and raise awareness for Suicide Prevention. Proceeds will be donated to the Kansas City Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Tickets may be purchased through the eventbrite.com website. - more info

The American Restaurant
Bar American Presents: Happy Hour
4:00pm - 6:30pm Monday thru Saturday
In the lounge only: 1/2 off signature and premium well cocktails, beer and wine.
Also debuting our new ala carte lounge menu! Stop by to enjoy the view, libations and Chef Gold's exciting cuisine!

Cafe Trio
Party at Trio - FREE Dessert for all!
It's a great time to book your next big event for 25 to 115 guests at Trio in our unique event spaces, perfect for any style of events from holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, birthday gatherings and anniversaries, as well as business meetings & corporate events. Book by 03/15 & we'll comp the desserts*. Visit our site now and contact us to help plan your next event! *[some limits apply] - more info

Premium Wine Sale - Thursdays in March
Every Thursday in March, Trio will feature its premium wines for 50% off by the bottle only! This is an incredible offer that allows you to experience some of the best wines we carry at an amazing value. Some of these wines may already be your favorites, and so for a limited time you get to enjoy them at an unheard of, steeply discounted price.

This 50% percent discount is available on March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, & March 29 only. - more info

New Art by Lori Buntin Opens March 11th
Trio is thrilled to welcome KC artist, Lori Buntin for an exhibit of her extraordinary work, courtesy of Stuff in Brookside. Her work captures the serene interplay of light, air & water and we're sure you'll enjoy just being in its presence. "Light/Air/Water" runs from March 11 through April 21st - more info

Wine & Dine Wednesdays
During the months of March and April on Wednesdays we will be offering 50% off bottles of wine $75.00 and under. Come and try something new or just enjoy an old favorite!

Piropos Piano Bar
Located in Briarcliff Village below Piropos Restaurant, the Piano Bar is open Wednesday through Saturday starting at 7pm. Wednesday there are 2 for 1 drink specials with Mike Pagan on the Piano. Thursday is Ladies Night with Rudy Amato and $3.00 specials. Friday nights with Tiffany Miller and Dan Sturdevant duo. Saturday nights we have a variety of musicians on the calendar. - more info

Piropos Prix Fixe Menu
We have put together a $38.00 3-course Prix Fixe Menu that is Lenten Friendly for all to enjoy! Come experience a Taste of Argentina with a fantastic view of Downtown Kansas City! - more info

The Phoenix
The Phoenix March Band Calendar
Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 Danny Beal Happy Hour Piano
3/9 Lonnie McFadden 4:30-8:30 & Lonnie Ray Blues Band
3/10 Tim Whitmer & the KC Express 4:30-8:30 & Brody Buster Band 9-1
3/11 2nd Sunday Funday 3-6
3/12 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan 7-11
3/13 Open Jam with Everette DeVan 7-11
3/14 Ala Mode Duo 7-11
3/15 Rob Foster & Chris Lewis 7-11
3/16 Lonnie McFadden 4:30-8:30 & Dan Doran 9-1
3/17 Monique Danielle 4:30-8:30 & Cold Sweat 9-1
3/19 Millie Edw - more info

Trezo Mare
$20 bottles of wine - 1/3/12 through 4/30/12
Join us at Trezo Mare in Briarcliff Village on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and select a wine for our list of $20 bottles of wine. Main dining room only please.

The Kansas City Originals Gift Card

KC Gift Card


A single gift card accepted at all of the Kansas City Originals restaurants. The gift card can be purchased  online and over the phone (877-229-7299) and you choose the amount of your card (between $25 and $1000). The card can be used multiple times for your own dining, or as a gift. Your gift cards will be mailed via USPS within two (2) business days of receipt of payment. 

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