Arts/Entertainment

Kansas City Restaurant Week Begins January 17th

Calling all foodies – Kansas City Restaurant Week will be your heaven on earth.

That New Year’s resolution diet is going to have to wait. Kansas City Restaurant Week, which takes place January 17–26, is too good to miss.

The revamped kcrestaurantweek.com website allows diners to view menus for the prix-fixe multi-course lunches ($15) and dinners ($33), and to make reservations online. Even better, a portion of each meal’s price goes to support some great causes. The funds raised go to support Harvesters community food network, and also benefit two other nonprofit organizations: the Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) Educational Foundation, which respectively work to advance the restaurant and tourism industries and culinary education in Kansas City.

Last year, the Kansas City Restaurant Week showcase of the city’s top culinary talent donated more than $175,000 to the three organizations. The more than $86,000 Harvesters received allowed the organization to provide 430,000 meals.

More than 125 restaurants are participating this year, including some of our favorites. This is a great chance to check out Story in Prairie Village and see why we named Carl Thorne-Thomsen our Chef of the Year, to shake off the cold and enjoy the authentic Spanish flavors at La Bodega, or to see what The American’s new head chef, Michael Corvino, is bringing to the table.

Photo by Landon Vonderschmidt