It’s that time of year again Kansas City. That week all the foodies in the city have circled really big in red ink. We start putting our tips in a jar to eat out almost every lunch and dinner available. What am I talking about? Kansas City’s Restaurant Week of course.
This year there are over 100 restaurants participating in this year’s restaurant week. My friends and I went to Restaurant Week for the first time last year and it was so much fun getting to taste what Kansas City had to offer. One thing I did not know about restaurant week that I wish I knew is that the restaurants donate 10% of their proceeds to 3 different non profits. Which you can learn a little more about it at our Restaurant Week page.
Sadie and I went to a preview party to learn a little more about Restaurant Week as well as taste what some of the restaurants might be offering. There was a lot of food that was consumed as well as learning and asking questions about their menu. One thing I have noticed is a growing number of vegetarians reading KCMorsel as well as just in the Kansas City area. Whether it be for moral or for health, We were looking out for you.
There were a handful of restaurants that were at this event such as Drunken Fish, Nara, Westside Local, Taco Republic, and so many more. Needless to say we were definitely full after this event and needed to relax after all of the food consumption. While we were enjoying the little bites we were also asking about vegetarian options or vegan options.
I have good news! Most of the restaurants that we were talking to said that if you were wanting to participate in Restaurant Week and were vegetarian or vegan they would be happy to accommodate your needs.
Drunken Fish told us that they are able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan. and a ton of different allergies. They told us that they learned fast about these issues so created ways to get around them and help you out.
Places like Brio Tuscan Bar and Grill were not as willing to accommodate, but because Restaurant Week is also a fundraiser, they said that they would be willing to donate 10% of a vegetarian meal if you wanted to do that.
Dick Benjamen of P&L Entertainment District said that the restaurant growth in Kansas City is “a source of growth and city pride.” I could not agree more. Adam from Consellation Brands said that Restaurant Week is “no better way to spread community enrichment such as restaurant week.” How true is this? Growing up we sat around the table at dinner with the family learning about each other’s days. We can still do this today and even with our extended family, our friends.