Next to the cash register at Mai Thai, a small white saucer next to a statuette holds crackers or other offerings made every morning to signify wealth and good luck. The diminutive goddess and happy Buddha statues subtly hint at the eatery’s roots beneath pendant lights and a tile mosaic. Servers glide across the wooden floors, toting dishes including pad thai and panang, which further solidify the connection to Thailand. Chefs draw from adventurous ingredients when crafting sweets, which Kansas City Star reporter Jill Wendholdt Silva expounded on in a recent review, saying, “Another dessert that I'm not likely to soon forget is the taro ice cream made from a tuberous potatolike vegetable with a purplish tinge. The color is both beautiful and odd, but the taste is reminiscent of pistachios and coconut. The ice cream is accompanied by fried bananas.”
Johnny's Tavern offers an array of tempting American cuisine.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Johnny's Tavern's menu.
Bring the whole clan to Johnny's Tavern — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Head on over to Johnny's Tavern for weekday and weekend happy hour.
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Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Johnny's Tavern offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Or, take your grub to go.
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Bike parking is quick and easy at Johnny's Tavern.
Prices are downright affordable at Johnny's Tavern, with most items well under the $15 mark.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Johnny's Tavern serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Founded in 1964 by a tile maker as an edible canvas on which to practice his square-cutting, Imo’s original St. Louis–style pizza features a thin, cracker-crisp crust topped with homemade sauce and Provel cheese, then sliced into squares. The love child of a culinary fromage a trois between cheddar, Swiss, and provolone cheeses, Provel melts into a soft, creamy pool reminiscent of the delicious dairy lagoons tucked away high in the Swiss Alps, and can be enjoyed on Imo’s pizza for its minimalistic beauty or as a blank canvas for a DIY pizza experience ($12.38–$14.76 base price for a large). Pile on any of Imo’s 14 fresh toppings—including pepperoncini, hamburger, Canadian bacon, and jalapeno—or indulge in one of its popular specialty pies (less than $20 at either location). The all-meat pizza combines sausage, hamburger, bacon, Canadian bacon, and pepperoni, while the veggie deluxe (mushroom, onion, green pepper, and tomato) hosts a stately garden party in one’s mouth.
Red leather booths line the walls of Paddy O’Shays’ low-lit red-and-black dining room, perfectly poised to soak up tunes from the local musicians—such as Samantha Fish and Platinum Express band—who jam every weekend. Back in the kitchen, the house smoker infuses chicken with hearty flavor rather than proposing menu suggestions via smoke signal, creating fodder for signature entrees such as the smoked chicken breast in Guinness barbecue glaze and fettuccine tossed with smoked chicken. Patrons can also sate appetites with ground-beef or veggie burgers, and sandwiches stuffed with shrimp, grilled mahi-mahi, and locally made spicy sausage. Strategically placed TV screens stream sports amid the eatery’s collection of Kansas City memorabilia, and pours from the full-service bar—ranging from pomegranate martinis to beer and wine—complement meals with distinct, complex flavors.
Guests come to root on their favorite sports teams at Overtime Sports Bar & Grill, which has a custom 30-foot granite-topped bar, a custom walk-in tap room, and filled the floor with tables ready to welcome an entire platoon of rowdy guests. Behind that custom bar, bartenders pour more than 50 draft beers?including several brews by local Boulevard Brewing Co. and Free State Brewing Co. A casual pub menu compliments the drink list with entrees ranging from house made half pound burgers to wings with scratch made sauce . Fulfilling the pub's sports-centric identity, three projection TVs and 36 flat-screen TVs cast guests' upturned faces in the gentle, victory-filled glow of live events from leagues both near and far.
On street corners from Texas to North Carolina, Johnny Brusco's Pizza serves up piping-hot slices of New York, and that's not whistling Dixie. It's not even kazooing Yankee. The franchise boasts a lineage that stretches back to 1965, when pie-smith Johnny Pace opened up his pizzeria just outside of Syracuse. Though the menu stays true to Johnny's classic style, today's crust-tossers aren't afraid to switch things up in modern style. Gluten-watchers can dig into a flour-free variant of the crust, and their specialties include such daring choices as a cream cheese pizza, a Philly-esque steak and cheese, and a zesty gourmet pie with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and artichokes. Outside of the round stuff, diners might select a summery strawberry-pecan salad, a classic plate of bruschetta with pesto, mozzarella, and marinara sauce, and a finger-licking dessert of cinna-knots.