What You'll Get
Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle discs to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet burgers and bottled drinks at Blanc Burgers + Bottles on Jefferson Street or in Leawood. Blanc Burgers + Bottles was voted Best Burger in the 2010 Burger Brackets by BurgerBusiness.com.
Blanc gives America's favorite bun-hugged meat the red-carpet treatment by using gourmet ingredients and innovative recipes. Blanc's burgers run the gamut from the heartwarming Classic, with lettuce, tomato, white cheddar, and homemade ketchup and mustard ($9), to the pinky-waggling fanciness of the Au Poivre, with a pepper-crusted patty, watercress, and creamy green peppercorn sauce ($9). To take a break from beef, go for grilled mahi-mahi on a sesame-brioche bun ($10) or the spiced lentil burger ($7). Not content to serve just hand-cut fries ($4), Blanc's also serves sweet-potato fries ($4) and truffle fries ($5).
Representing the third B in the restaurant's alliterative name, an extensive selection of both soda and beer rounds out the menu. Finding your perfect burger-and-bottle pairing is a culinary adventure in and of itself. Avoid the monotony of a cola-crusted universe with selections such as Pineapple Jarritos and Grapefruit Izze, or make the meal potable with an Abita Turbo Dog or a sweet Ace pear cider.
Blanc Burgers + Bottles was voted Best Burger in the 2010 Burger Brackets by BurgerBusiness.com. It also won Best Burger 2008 in The Pitch. More than 100 Yelpers give it four stars on average, and 88% of more than a thousand Urbanspooners like it:
- None of the beauties at the new restaurants in the Power & Light District has the incandescence of the "Classic Burger" at Westport's Blanc Burger + Bottles. – The Pitch
- This burger is as close to heaven that I have come. – Travis L., Yelp
- Theirs are the Mona Lisa of all onion rings: the masterpiece by which all others should be judged. – Sweet Caroline, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Dine-in only. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Blanc Burgers + Bottles
At Blanc Burgers + Bottles, burger doesn’t just mean a basic grilled patty. In addition to American beef, there’s also hormone-free chicken, carnitas-style pork, and curried lentils among nearly 20 protein options. Chefs stuff or pile each with eclectic extras and housemade pickles. Hand-cut fries, beer-battered cheese curds and onion rings, and chicken wings marinated in housemade sauce make for marginally less elaborate sides. Though the options might seem overwhelming, servers with deep culinary knowledge acquired by sleeping on a copy of the menu every night are on hand to sort through them all.
Though the burgers take a wide-ranging, global approach to their flavor palettes, Blanc’s decor is decidedly space-age American. Stylized orange starbursts and flocks of bubbles decorate white walls around sleek furniture. Behind a long white counter recalling a luncheonette just opened in 1959, barkeepers pour wine, refreshing seasonal cocktails, and nearly 100 varieties of domestic, imported, and American craft brews, including steam beers, lagers, hop-rich IPAs, and specialty lambics. Even youngsters can hop on the craft-beverage bandwagon with more than 20 boutique sodas in flavors such as apple, blueberry, and pineapple, available with or without cocktail onions.