Friday, August 27, 2010
Boozefish Wine Bar
A European Wine Bar in KC?
Yes there is and it is great! Located just northwest of the Plaza on Westport Road, Boozefish Wine Bar is one of Kansas City’s hidden treasures.
My first encounter with Boozefish came when it was actually closed. It had been rented out for a special event I was attending. I remember thinking “This place is really cool; I would love to come back when it is open.” Just from the décor, alone, it seemed like the kind of place my husband and I would love to hang out.
The bar is beautiful and the old wood and brick accents in the building give it a warm and laid-back feel.
My husband and I were meeting some friends out and had some time to kill before we had to meet, so we popped into Boozefish for Happy Hour and had an appetizer and drink.
Maija, the owner suggested the Sangria, and it was tasty! Check out this link to get the scoop on this delightfully refreshing drink. With fall approaching, there are not going to be too many more warm days ahead to enjoy this, so head down there soon! When fall does approach, enjoy Maija’s winter version of the Sangria. To me, not too many things are better than sipping a hot mug of Sangria on a chilly day.
The appetizer we shared was a dip called “Chucks Dip.” It is named after her friend, Chuck Kreimendahl, who actually comes into the restaurant to make his Green Chile Soup, a New Mexico style green chili found nowhere else in Kansas City.
The soup is reduced down, jack cheese is added and it is topped with mango salsa. Tri-colored chips are served alongside. It packs some heat but is quite tasty. The heat can vary due to the peppers, so some batches may be hotter than others. I love spicy foods so this was right up my alley!
Maija is passionate about wine and she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with others. Boozefish offers an extensive wine menu without being overwhelming. The beer and spirits menu is unique as well. Boozefish proudly serves locally owned McCoy's Beer, Boulevard & Tall Grass Brewery (Manhattan, KS), offering different varieties throughout the year and 15 Single Malt Scotches!
The food menu is just as extensive offering appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and even brunch. Speaking of brunch which is every Saturday, on the second Saturday of each month Boozefish has “Brunch & Browse” from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. which features a local jewelry artist during the Brunch. Boozefish serves Brunch from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., but stay and shop until 3 p.m.
Their brunch menu is served every night and the main kitchen is open until 10pm during the week & 11pm on weekends, with a late night menu for those late night munchies. The next time that late night hunger strikes, I am getting the Nutella & Banana Crepe!
Boozefish offers some great specials all week long. Including:
Tuesday - Fri: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Thurs: 10 p.m. to Midnight
Discounted Select Bottles of Wine
"Wednesday Wine Fest"
Wine Tasting between 6 pm. to 8 p.m., $17/person
"International Beer Thursday"
Discounted select bottles of beer
Starting in the fall, Boozefish will be displaying local artist’s paintings on their walls.
If you like good food, good wine and a good time, Boozefish is the place to be!
For more information visit the Boozefish website.
1511 Westport Rd.
KC, MO 64111
In Good Taste,