Executive chef Bryan Merker's food may be inspired by his travels all across America, but one destination really stands out: New Orleans. He and his wife Monica (Nica) have fallen in love with its Cajun-style cooking.
At Nica's Lagniappe, they serve treats such as red beans with ham hocks, crab bisque, seafood gumbo, redfish al la mer, and shrimp creole. They also specialize in bourbon bread pudding and true french beignets, which can be stuffed with sweet fillings such as chocolate truffles. These pair with creative cocktails, such as the Ramos gin fizz or the Hurricane. The eatery even serves drinks from an absinthe fountain.
Opened in 1956, Snead's Bar-B-Q satisfies meat-cravers with its original recipes and pit-cooked flavors on a scrumptious menu. Cooked in an old-fashioned brick barbecue pit filled with hickory wood, Snead's smoky barbecue fare comes served in beef, ham, pork, turkey, and sausage dishes. Diners can satiate carnivorous appetites with sliced or log-meat sandwiches ($5.75 on a round bun, $6.95 on a long bun), or relish the texture of beef, ham, or sausage Brownies, which are the delectable burnt ends of meat ($9.95 for a small plate). For alternative palate pleasers, Snead's Bar-B-Q also boasts various side dishes such as barbecue pit-baked beans ($1.95), mac 'n' cheese ($1.95), and french fries ($1.95). Drizzle your meat in a choice of mild or hot savory sauces, which invigorate taste buds from their bland day-job as assistant manager of a burger joint kitty-corner from the stomach,
Elevate your daily routine with jubilation and percolation. Today's side deal gets you $6 worth of coffees and snacks at Hard Bean Cafe in Grandview for $3. From hard beans come the smoothest, silkiest coffee drinks, and Hard Bean Cafe's fresh-roasted Arabica beans stand as proof. Get your desired joe with flavorful hot brews that slide down the hatch and heat your entire system, kicking your mind into gear.