Food & Drink

What To Eat During the World Series

These specials in honor of the Royals’ World Series run will have you feeling like a winner. 

Next to what you’re wearing, what you’re eating and where you’re watching are two of the most pressing questions of postseason. We’ve got you covered.

With its cozy French bistro feel and lack of TVs, Westport Café & Bar isn’t the most obvious choice for catching a game. The owners became painfully aware of that fact last year, so this time around, they’ve stepped up in a big way with the addition of flat screens and mouthwatering menu offered exclusively during playoff games.

The #BloodMaryTizer, a 25-ounce Bloody Mary garnished with skewers of mini corn dogs, tacos, taquitos, pickles and more is a must, but other offerings also make Westport Café & Bar a home run, including Jiffy Pop in a house spice blend; the Ga Pow Burrito with chicken, basil, bell peppers, french fries, oyster shoyu and a fried egg; the Escobratwurst, a foot-long Broadway Butcher Sheboygan on a Farm to Market pretzel bun; hot chicken legs; and Korean nachos. Drink specials also abound, from $10 Sluggerrr-ade, a mix of Rieger whiskey, Bob’s ’47, lemon, grapefruit and honey, to 25-ounce stadium beers.

Down the road, Westport Flea Market is once again offerings its burgers at their 1985 prices as long as the Royals are in the World Series. Served with fries, it will set you back a cool $2.99.

We assume you’re already planning on watching the games decked out in Royals gear (find suggestions here and here), so why not get rewarded for it? Catch the World Series games at Café Trio and you’ll get 25 percent off your entire bill in addition to its game day specials: Score a Hosmo Martini for $4, a Morales Margarita for $3, Crown Royal for $3 and Boulevard drafts for $2.

There’s an air of mystery at Tavern in the Village and Tavern at Mission Farms during postseason games this season: Any bar guest or table that spends more than $25 will receive a mystery envelope filled with a prize to redeem at your next visit to Tavern. Specials during Royals (and Chiefs) games include $5 select wines and house pour cocktails, $2.50 bottled beers and $6 select appetizers.

Celebrate National Pizza Month and the Royals with SPIN! Pizza’s Double Play pie, loaded with double pepperoni and double cheese, available now until the Boys in Blue bring home the 2015 World Series win for $13.95.

A great reason to hope the Royals win? At Crazy Good Eats get a free Mad Meatball—for the uninitiated, that’s a delicious bacon wrapped meatball seasoned with the restaurant’s competition rub and glazed with its competition sauce—for every run scored the day after a victory.

Downtown Overland Park stores and restaurants’ playoff promotions include any slice of pizza and Free State draft beer for $6.99, $2.50 domestic beer bottles and $5 off an 26-inch pie at Papa Keno’s during games as well as tailgate dinners on demand offered from The Culinary Center of Kansas City for those watching from home.

If you are catching the game on the sofa, stock up on The Upper Crust’s crown shortbread cookies ($19.50 for six). Made from scratch, the thick, buttery delights are topped with blue and gold decorative sugars.  Also creating sweet, spirited treats? Dolce Bakery, which offers a variety of iced cookies to choose from.

Naturally you’ll want some milk to enjoy with those cookies. Fortunately Shatto Milk Company is going all in for the World Series and releasing limited edition crown bottles filled with 2 percent Royals blue milk. Bottles hit shelves beginning Thursday, Oct. 29.

Jasper’s is serving up a different kind of sweet treat: Kansas City Royals Blue Cannoli, made with sweet ricotta and blueberry pie filling with champagne. Pick some up to enjoy wherever you watch. (Hint: They’ll make you the hit of any watch party.)

Cowtown Cheesecake Café & Bakery is also getting in on the blueberry action with a special edition Royal Blueberry Cheesecake.

Thirsty? 360 Vodka suited up for the playoffs with a Royals edition bottle ($12.99 for one liter; $19.99 for 1.75 liters). It’s the second spirit ever to be licensed by the MLB, plus for every one of the swingtop caps returned to the distillery, $1 will be donated to Royals Charities.