Kansas City Restaurant Week breaks all-time high with 185 metro restaurants to participate in 7th annual dining event, Jan. 15-24

For the second year, Kansas City’s premier 10-day dining event will support local charities BoysGrow, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and Cultivate Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Jan. 6, 2016) – Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) presented by US Foods kicks off Friday, Jan. 15, with an all-time high of 185 participating restaurants across the metro area. The 2016 event, concluding with dinner service on Sunday, Jan. 24, marks its seventh consecutive year in Kansas City and has seen a steady increase in restaurant participants each year. Last year, 160 restaurants participated in 2015 KCRW and in 2014, the restaurant number totaled 133.

KCRW 2016 participants will feature multi-course menus for lunch and/or dinner, priced at $15 and $33, respectively. To browse menus or make reservations, visit the new-and-improved KCRestaurantweek.com, or download the free KCRW app for iPhone and Android. Both platforms continually update with new participating restaurants and available menus. Additionally, the updated KCRW website features a searching option for special dietary restrictions such as gluten free, nut-free, vegan and vegetarian, plus a recent menu updates feature allowing visitors to track newly added KCRW menus.

Continuing its commitment to the Kansas City community, 10 percent of proceeds from all KCRW meals between Jan. 15-24 will benefit five, local charitable beneficiaries. Over the course of six years, KCRW has raised more than $1 million for local charities, with more than $310,000 donated during last year’s KCRW.

2016 Kansas City Restaurant Week Beneficiaries

BoysGrow (www.boysgrow.com) – Founded in 2010, the mission of BoysGrow is to teach entrepreneurism to urban male youth in the Kansas City area through farming and agriculture. The organization operates two working farms maintained by male youth, ages 14-16, from throughout the metro. Participants use fruits and vegetables grown at the farms to create products such as ketchup, salsa, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce to be sold in local restaurants and food stores. BoysGrow will unveil its 2015 product, Tzatziki salad dressing, in mid-August.

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (www.ccvi.org) – Founded in 1952 in the basement of an area church, CCVI has grown to serve nearly 400 children annually from birth to age eight in the Kansas City metro with visual impairments. The center offers programs for children and their families including a food program designed to teach children with visual impairments positive eating habits, leading to the development of good health and positive social skills.

Cultivate Kansas City (www.cultivatekc.org) – Founded in 2005, Cultivate Kansas City works to grow food, farms and communities for a healthier local food system in the Kansas City area. Beginning in 2015, the organization took ownership of Beans&Greens, a program to provide incentive to those receiving government assistance to shop at local farmers markets. The program matches dollar for dollar EBT, SNAP or other assistance-program monies spent at farmers markets, allowing low-income families to effectively double their budget when purchasing healthy, locally produced items as well as bringing new customers to local farmers.

Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation – Administered by Visit KC, the foundation focuses primarily on the identification, development and advocacy of tourism products in Kansas City and its surrounding communities. The KCRDDF oversees the Heartland Tourism Ambassador training program and provides career development opportunities in tourism, with specific interest in at-risk populations, including youth, minorities and seniors.

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Administered by the GKCRA, the foundation seeks to promote the restaurant industry in the greater Kansas City area by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. 

2016 Kansas City Restaurant Week Participating Restaurants (as of Jan. 6, 2016)

1.      12 Baltimore

2.      ‘37 Steak

3.      75th Street Brewery

4.      801 Chophouse, Downtown Kansas City

5.      801 Chophouse, Leawood

6.      801 Fish

7.      Affäre

8.      Aixois

9.      Anna’s Oven

10.   Artego Pizza

11.   ASA Sushi & Hibachi Lounge

12.   Avenues Bistro & L’Cove Lounge

13.   Barley's Brewhaus, Leawood

14.   Barley's Brewhaus, Overland Park

15.   Barley's Brewhaus, Shawnee

16.   Barrel 31

17.   Beer Kitchen

18.   Blue Bird Bistro

19.   Blue Moose Bar & Grill, Lenexa

20.   Blue Moose Bar & Grill, Overland Park

21.   Blue Moose Bar & Grill, Prairie Village

22.   Bluestem

23.   Blvd Tavern

24.   Bo Ling’s Country Club Plaza

25.   Bonefish Grill

26.   BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Downtown Kansas City

27.   BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Prairie Village

28.   Brio Tuscan Grille

29.   Bristol Seafood Grill, Downtown Kansas City

30.   Bristol Seafood Grill, Leawood

31.   Burnt End BBQ

32.   Café Sebastienne

33.   Café Trio

34.   Café Verona

35.   Camp Critter

36.   Carma

37.   Char Bar Smoked Meats & Amusements

38.   Charisse

39.   Charlie Hooper’s Bar & Grille

40.   Chaz on the Plaza

41.   Chocolate Frog Café

42.   Classic Cup Café

43.   Cleaver & Cork

44.   Coach’s Bar & Grill, Kansas City

45.   Coach’s Bar & Grill, Overland Park

46.   Coal Vines

47.   CocoBolos

48.   Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

49.   District Pour House + Kitchen

50.   Drunken Fish, Downtown Kansas City

51.   Drunken Fish, Leawood

52.   Em Chamas Brazilian Grill

53.   Extra Virgin

54.   Fiorella's Jack Stack, Country Club Plaza

55.   Fiorella's Jack Stack, Freight House

56.   Fiorella’s Jack Stack, Lee’s Summit

57.   Fiorella's Jack Stack, Martin City

58.   Fiorella's Jack Stack, Overland Park

59.   Fogo De Chão Brazilian Grill

60.   Garozzo’s Ristorante, Kansas City

61.   Garozzo’s Ristorante, Lee’s Summit

62.   Garozzo’s Ristorante, Overland Park

63.   Gaslight Grill

64.   Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ

65.   Gordon Biersch, Downtown Kansas City

66.   Gordon Biersch, Leawood

67.   Gram & Dun

68.   Grand Street Café, Kansas City

69.   Grand Street Café, Lenexa

70.   Great Plains Steakhouse

71.  Grünauer

72.   Hawg Jaw Que & Brew

73.   Hayward’s Pit BBQ

74.   HBAR at Halls Kansas City

75.   Hereford House, Independence

76.   Hereford House, Leawood

77.   Hereford House, Shawnee

78.   Hereford House, Zona Rosa

79.   J. Gilberts Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood

80.   Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

81.   Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen, Kansas City

82.   Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen, Legends Outlets

83.   Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse

84.   JJ’s

85.   Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

86.   Kauffman Center Dining Experience

87.   Kona Grill

88.   La Bodega, Kansas City

89.   La Bodega, Leawood

90.   Le Fou Frog

91.   Lew’s Grill & Bar

92.   Lidia’s Kansas City

93.   Long-Bell Pizza Co.

94.   LongHorn Steakhouse, Belton

95.   LongHorn Steakhouse, Independence

96.   LongHorn Steakhouse, Kansas Speedway

97.   LongHorn Steakhouse, Leawood

98.   LongHorn Steakhouse, Lee’s Summit

99.   LongHorn Steakhouse, Liberty

100.  LongHorn Steakhouse, Olathe

101.  Louie’s Wine Dive, Kansas City

102.  Louie’s Wine Dive, Overland Park

103.  Manny’s Mexican Restaurant

104.  McCormick & Schmick’s

105.  McCoy’s Public House and Brewery

106.  MetropolitanKC

107.  Michael Forbes Bar & Grille

108.  Michael Smith

109.  Milano Italian Dining

110.  Murray’s Tables & Tap

111.  Nara Restaurant

112.  Newport Grill

113.  North

114.  Novel

115.  O’Neill’s Restaurant & Bar

116.  OP1906 Bar & Grille

117.  Ophelia’s Restaurant & Inn

118.  Osteria IL Centro

119.  Pierpont’s at Union Station

120.  Pig & Finch

121.  Pinstripes

122.  Piropos Restaurant

123.  Pizzabella, Crossroads

124.  Pizzabella, Mission Farms

125.  Plaza III Steakhouse

126.  Port Fonda

127.  Providence New American Kitchen

128.  Q39

129.  RC’s Restaurant & Lounge

130.  Red Door Grill

131.  Renee Kelly’s Harvest

132.  Républica

133.  Reserve at The Ambassador

134.  Rock and Brew

135.  Room 39, Kansas City

136.  Room 39, Mission Farms

137.  Rosso at Hotel Sorella

138.  Rozzelle Court

139.  Rye

140.  Sasha’s Baking Co.

141.  Seasons 52

142.  SPIN! Pizza, Burlington Creek

143.  SPIN! Pizza, Corbin Park

144.  SPIN! Pizza, Corinth Square

145.  SPIN! Pizza, Crown Center

146.  SPIN! Pizza, Lee’s Summit

147.  SPIN! Pizza, Lenexa

148.  SPIN! Pizza, Olathe

149.  SPIN! Pizza, Overland Park

150.  SPIN! Pizza, South Plaza

151.  Story.

152.  Sullivan’s Steakhouse

153.  Summit Grill and Bar, Kansas City

154.  Summit Grill and Bar, Lee’s Summit

155.  Taco Republic

156.  Talk of the Town Grill & Bar

157.  Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen

158.  Tasso’s Greek Restaurant

159.  Tavern at Mission Farms

160.  Tavern in the Village

161.  The American Restaurant

162.  The Capital Grille

163.  The Drop Bar & Bistro

164.  The Granfalloon Restaurant and Bar

165.  The Grille at Park Place

166.  The Homesteader Café

167.  The Jacobson

168.  The Journey Wood-Fired Steaks

169.  The Majestic

170.  The Melting Pot

171.  The Standard Pour

172.  The Sundry

173.  The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop

174.  Topp’d

175.  T-REX Café

176.  Trezo Mare Restaurant and Lounge

177.  Twenty 20 Restaurant

178.  Urban Table

179.  V’s Italiano Ristorante

180.  Waldo Pizza, Kansas City

181.  Waldo Pizza, Lee’s Summit

182.  Webster House

183.  Westport Café & Bar

184.  YaYa’s Euro Bistro

185.  Zocalo

2016 Kansas City Restaurant Week Sponsors

About Kansas City Restaurant Week
Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) is KC’s premier dining event founded by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and Visit KC in an effort to support the regional restaurant community. 2016 marks the seventh year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country's premier dining and vacationing destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2015 alone, a record 160 participating restaurants raised nearly $310,000, boosting the event’s six-year charitable total to more than $1 million. For more information, visit
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