Locally sourced cuisine is always preferable to out-of-town eats, which have a tendency to disrupt peaceful meals by frequently asking you to take their photo with the chef. Feast on the glory of provincial creations with today's Groupon. For $20, you get $40 worth of locally grown and freshly prepared cuisine and drinks at Harvest Kitchen/Bar, located in the Hyatt Regency.
Master chef David Wirebaugh collaborated with his cooking crew and local farmers to create refreshingly simple lunch, breakfast, and dinner dishes that showcase the diverse agricultural products of Kansas. Infuse a weary workday with elegance by stopping by for a bowl of blistered onion soup ($7), a cider slow-roasted BBQ-pork sandwich ($10), or a mesquite-smoked prairie-chicken salad ($13), dressed in a lovely little strawberry-basil vinaigrette. Carve into your evening with the charcuterie platter ($9), or gobble garden goodies by trying a tomato salad, assembled with pan flashed heriloom tomatoes, calypso beans, and rocket greens, all doused with balsamic vinaigrette ($6). The natural-fed, 12-ounce KC strip steak ($26) can fill any appetite bucket to the brim, while the fire-roasted half chicken with baby potatoes, herb carrots, and natural au jus ($15) provides the perfect portion for a half picnic.
Harvest Kitchen/Bar has an upscale dining room with modern fixtures and minimalist style. Lounge on a white barstool at the classy, crisply lit bar and sip a lovable libation from the extensive martini or wine menus. Or, protect the flavorful fingers of your ravishing drink partner by sating your cravings with fashionable finger foods from the bar menu.