Our hotel, the KC Airport Hilton, wasn't our first choice but since the Cards were playing the Royals...hotels were hard to come by that weekend. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise since the rooms, food, and service were exactly what we were looking for. The only ironic twist was that the hotel was hosting a Jesters (supposedly similar to the Shriners but we'd never heard of them) convention and they didn't seem to have a sense of humor which is rather odd. Maybe the Jesters are the cranky Shriners who got kicked out because all the Shriners I know are fun and love to party.
In the hotel Cafe Weatherby, we enjoyed a wonderful appetizer of pulled pork topped red potatoes that I decided to recreate at home with a couple of substitutions: mainly omitting the cheese and adding cole slaw for texture and creaminess instead of the sour cream they served it with (recipe and step-by-step photos at the end of the post).
The two most fun meals we had over the weekend were lunch at Gates Bar-b-q near the art museum and a late night appetizer fest at The Flying Saucer near the Sprint Center.
The first pic is the entrance to Gates and the second is a long shot of the interior. To the left is the long counter where you order your food and to the right are rooms built to look like parlors, dens, etc. in a house. Very festive and inviting. Note the second street car at the end. It's the bar.
Inside the second street car, the bar cracked me up. It's clever and fun. I walked right past it the first time without realizing what it as until I saw the lady in there.
Post Michael Buble concert we decided to hoist a pint rather than fight the other 14,000 people trying to get out of the parking garage. It turned out to be a great idea. The food was fun, the music classic rock, the waitresses efficient, and the menu a kick to read just for the sake of reading.
Personally, I'm not a big beer drinker when it comes to the regular Bud/Miller/Coors, but the Bellhaven James order was delicious and there were several ales I could have ordered and been happy with. On this page, note in the upper right hand corner that there's a Monty Python Holy Grail Ale. Had no idea it existed. Had I not already ordered I would have chosen that just for the novelty.
Now you see food....now you don't.
Glenna's Pulled Pork Topped Red Potatoes
Recipe by Glenna Anderson Muse, inspired by Cafe Weatherby's appetizer plate
To cook the potatoes, I placed five medium sized red potatoes in a ziplock freezer bag with a 1/3 cup water and nuked them for 6 minutes, squeezed to make sure they were softened, then placed them in the sink until cooled off enough to handle.
Once cooled, I trimmed a bit off each end so when cut they would sit flat on the plate.
Next I poured 1/4 cup Country Bob's BBQ Sauce in a baggie.
To drizzle, simply snip the end of the baggie off and use as a pastry bag.
Place 1 rounded kitchen teaspoon of warmed pulled pork (I used leftover pork roast, 2/3 cup total) on each potato, topped with 1 rounded kitchen teaspoon ofcole slaw (I used deli cole slaw for the convenience).
To finish, garnish with chopped green onions.
Nutrition per potato appetizer: Calories: 50; Protein: 4; Carbs: 6; Fat: .5; Fiber: .7; Weight Watchers Points: 1