Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kansas City Restaurant Week is Just Around the Corner

Here's your chance to fight hunger and dine at a lot of great Kansas City restaurants for not a lot of money. During Kansas City Restaurant Week (January 18 - 27, 2013) participating restaurants will be offering special multi-course prix fixe menus. Lunches are $15 and Dinners are $30. Hard to beat that.

Kansas City Restaurant Week was created by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association in an effort to support the local restaurant community spanning both sides of the Missouri and Kansas border. 2010 marked the inaugural year for the 10-day event, designed to spotlight Kansas City as one of the country's premier dining destinations and in partnership with Harvesters – The Community Food Network, to fight hunger in the Kansas City area. The event also benefits The Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation and The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Education Foundation, both nonprofit organizations helping to advance culinary education and the restaurant and tourism industries in Kansas City. Kansas City Restaurant Week featured 127 area restaurants in 2012 and raised $143,000 for Harvesters, translating to 700,000 meals served to the hungry in the Kansas City metro area.

Conveniently Open Table has a special reservation page just for this event.

Need some suggestions? Just short-listing here, but these are a few participating places I've been liking recently:
  • Affäre
  • Louie's Wine Dive (No Open Table)
  • Rye
Seriously, check out the full list.  There's some great ones!