Born of a union between Sports Radio 810 WHB and the restaurateurs at KC Hopps, Ltd., 810 Zone marries sports spectatorship with scrumptious sandwiches, burgers, and Kansas City barbecue. Gamblers can down a grilled salmon club at the Harrah's casino location or enjoy pizza at the Lee's Summit Zone, before a trip to the tables or before trying to pass off burgers as poker chips.
As its name explains, Dooley's Beef N Brew House serves up its burgers alongside a roster of brews. Diners can sip on an ice-cold beer?or a root beer?while cruising the menu of bar-friendly grub, including the 6-ounce Dooley's burger, which can be customized with a range of toppings, including bacon, sauteed onions, and a scoop of creamy cheese spread on the patty (all of Dooley's cheese spreads are made in-house). "The thing that makes Dooley?s unique is the way the creamed cheeses slowly blanket the burger and pick up all those meaty juices to create a succulently messy sauce," Sauce Magazine wrote. This signature burger's also gotten attention from Alive Magazine and Fox Channel 2.
The kitchen also turns out a host of sandwiches, beer franks, and sweets to round out meals, such as Guinness floats, made with real Guinness and ice cream. On certain nights, musicians play, and sports fans can watch games on Dooley's TVs or stop in before Cardinals games; the restaurant operates a free shuttle to the home games. There is also a free parking lot, except during Fox events.
Granite City Food & Brewery, a casual family restaurant founded by hospitality experts, has an on-site brewery and a menu stuffed with more steak, seafood, pasta, flatbread pizza, burger, and sandwich options than Abe Lincoln had dollar bills stuffed in his top hat. Gourmet pub-grub appetizers and many other generously portioned dishes are listed alongside the beers that bring out their flavors. The intoxicating taste of the inebriated vodka mussels ($12.99) is suggested alongside Northern Light––a light creamy beer––and the juicy, tender meatiness of a 14-ounce New York strip ($25.99) is advised along with Brother Benedict’s bock––a brownish German-style lager. Others among Granite City Food & Brewery's six specialty brews are the Irish-style Broad Axe stout, known for its nose of roasted chocolate and coffee notes, and Duke Of Wellington, an IPA with muscle-bound malt character and a deep-seated dislike of Napoleon.
Cini, named for the Italian street food arancini, packs its menu with a variety of these traditional rice balls that are crispy on the outside and packed with fresh veggies and meat on the inside. Guests first pick their cini of choice as their appetizer, with options including the Original packed with sausage and peas, a Primavera cini with zucchini and squash, or the four-cheese rice ball. From there, customers can select a base for their main meal, choosing either a thin-crust wrap called a piadina, a bowl of angel-hair or penne pasta, or a salad bowl of mixed greens. The wrap, pasta, or salad is then topped with a grill item such as meatballs, salmon, or steak and then adorned with a choice of hot or cold sauces such as fresh basil pesto, pomodoro, or creamy parmesan. And for dessert, the meal comes full circle with the addition of a sweet cini stuffed with hazelnut chocolate and sweet arborio rice.
Head chef Max Watson creates elegant entrees from simple ingredients in Remedy Food & Drink's bustling kitchen, such as fried chicken lauded by the Kansas City Star as "A superb essay in perfectly tender and moist meat wrapped in seasoned crispness." Brunch entrees, such as the eponymous Remedy with schnitzel, biscuits, gravy, and soft-boiled eggs, make way for dinners of sweet potato banh mi sandwiches and brats crafted from housemade tasso ham and brussel sprout sauerkraut. Behind the bar, bartenders pour craft beers from Boulevard and Left Hand breweries, as well as an array of wine and specialty cocktails such as the Dickens Cider––a concoction of housemade cider, spiced rum, and whipped cream that is equally tasty in the best and worst of times. Remedy's dining room occupies part of the former Waldo Astoria theater, where a bar inlaid with smooth gray bricks looks over rustic wooden tabletops.
A mural of a cowgirl riding a rocket decorates the brick fa?ade of Atomic Cowboy, a nod to the bar and restaurant's out-there origin story, which involves a missive from aliens and the implicit approval of both King Arthur and Jerry Garcia. Inside, futuristic neon lights and vintage lamps fill the dining room with a soft glow as guests tuck into inventive Mexican fusion such as a cheeseburger burrito. Offerings at the bar include Schlafly beers on tap and seasonal cocktails such as the Nuclear Sunset made with moscato, rum, and fruit. Throughout the week, Atomic Cowboy bustles with special events such as open-mic nights, DJs who only spin vinyl on Wednesdays, swing dances, and other musical performances.