Kansas City Restaurant Week runs through this Sunday. You can still find reservations, but if you need more inspiration you might want to visit the Screenland Crown Center (2450 Grand Boulevard), which is featuring food-centric showpieces from Chocolat to Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (the shows at 8:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow also feature two White Castle sliders for $3). If you’ve already dined out during KC Restaurant Week, present your receipt from that restaurant for $2 off your ticket.
Go Ninja, Go Ninja Go. If that means anything to you, then this paragraph is for you. Pizza Bar (1320 Grand Boulevard) is hosting its fourth annual Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party on Friday night. There are $3 green ooze Jell-o shots and free turtle masks for the first 50 happy hour guests at the Power & Light pizza joint.
Pie gets a little racy with performances of Pies From the Porn Kitchen at the Lawrence Arts Center. The show, part of the Downtown Underground Series #2, is a comedy penned by Kansas City actress Natalie Liccardello. There are shows tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. (as well as next Thursday through Saturday). Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students.
The reason we bring up this show is that today has been deemed National Pie Day. If you like your pie a bit more G-rated or are simply hungry, head over to Ladybird Diner (721 Massachusetts Street) for a proper slice of coconut cream or blackberry rhubarb.
Gathering Grounds Coffeehouse (111 West 10th Street) is a relatively new spot for coffee downtown open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to rotating through local roasters like Thou Mayest and Oddly Correct (as well as tea purveyor Hugo Tea), they feature soup and hummus from Can I Have a Bite. They also offer a solid end-of-day special — $2 small coffees (10 oz.) from the airpots (the silver canisters that dispense coffee) between 4 and 5 p.m. until they’re tapped.[Image via Flickr: Ben Brennan]