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.
A community-theater troupe with a soft spot for neglected classics, the Hawthorne Players have been acting their way into audiences' hearts since 1945. Today's deal opens the gates to the Broadway hit Annie, a Tony-winning tale of a plucky Depression-era orphan. Fans will cheer as the red-haired moppet escapes the clutches of an evil orphanage matron, bite their nails as the police chase her down, and gasp as she reveals her plan to overthrow the FDR administration for failing to outlaw frowning. The family-friendly show features musical numbers such as "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life," as well as ample references to Little Orphan Annie, the comic strip from whence it came. Guests may redeem their Groupons for any available spot in the nearly 570-seat theater, giving them access to a bird's-eye view of dancing ragamuffins or an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Daddy Warbucks's glow-in-the-dark cue ball.
The eager-to-please owners of The Point Bar & Grill woo taste buds with a menu of pub fare, eyes with multiple sports-tuned flat-screen TVs, and ears with a tune-crammed jukebox. Warm up mouth squares with a sampling of the neighborhood eatery's starters, such as the spicy buffalo wings ($8.99) or nachos loaded with classic ingredients that transport diners to the jalapeño-paved streets of Cancun ($7.99). A slew of hot sandwich selections includes the big chicken philly ($8.49) smothered in swiss and American cheeses, green peppers, and sautéed mushrooms and the oven-roasted turkey clubhouse ($8.49) served with a choice of a savory sidekick such as tator tots, sweet potato fries, or pasta salad. Pizza connoisseurs can chomp a made-from-scratch pie ($7.99+) that's too saucy to host children's talk shows and too cheesy to run for PTA president. Two large patios and a cozy basement lounge create a jovial atmosphere conducive to conversation and postgame high-fives.
The Song family behind O! Wing Plus infuses wings, wraps, and salads with a touch of Korean flavor. The menu's nine signature sauces swaddle succulent poultry and range in heat from the fiery Beast Mode to the Bee-Bee-Q, a smoky, sweet, and mild concoction. O's Original sauce, made with caramelized brown sugar and spiked with red-pepper flakes, hovers in the middle of the spectrum and clings to wings ($6.59–$58.99) and boneless strips ($6.99–$23.99), which can be purchased alone, in combos ($5.99–$16.99), or in family packs ($14.99–$28.69).
At 1911 Restaurant & Lounge, artists fill an elegant loft dining room with experimental jazz, rock, Latin, and funk music as patrons sample chef Anthony Montgomery’s menu of American cuisine. On the Southern catfish plate, a fried or blackened fish filet reminisces with a grit cake about days spent slinging Old Bay seasoning from Mardi Gras floats. The chicken parmesan's linguini tendrils canoodle with tender chicken cutlets beneath a quilt of marinara and mozzarella. The fall menu of specialty cocktails brims with classic and modern libations. Penned in 1895, the restaurant's recipe for an old fashioned instructs mixologists to combine whiskey, bitters, simple syrup, and a lemon twist. The sweet-and-contemporary chocolate martini corrals vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, Godiva liqueur, and a hint of rich cream in a chocolate-rimmed glass. As patrons dine in the exposed-brick dining room, musicians croon into microphones, pluck low notes on standup basses, or recruit Andre the Giant use them as jazz violins.