MidCoast Roots Thursdays at The Farmhouse!

November is shaping up to be a great month for music at The Farmhouse!  Join us Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 and enjoy local roots music with your farm-to-table dinner!

Betse-EllisNovember 4: Betse Ellis
Badass fiddler and Ozark fireball Betse Ellis brings an edgy fire to every note she bows, strums, sings, or shouts. Part old-time celebrant and part contemporary songwriter, Betse blends traditional source material with her own original works.

 

 

 

November 13: ShortleafShortleaf
A music duo from Missouri with strong ties to the traditions of the Ozarks, Michael Fraser & Tenley Hansen specialize in high-energy music rooted in celtic and old time traditions.

 

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November 20: Dan Bliss
A performer with a well-traveled repertoire of traditional blues, folk, and swing tunes, Dan’s songwriting is showcased in his performances along with his trademark fingerstyle guitar work.

 

The Farmhouse will be closed on Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving, but we’ll see you with more great music in December!

MidCoast Roots Thursdays in ROCKtober!

We’ll be filling your ears with great music and your belly with amazing food this month, with all the awesome talent on our MidCoast Roots Thursdays series!  Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursdays in October and get a well-rounded feast!

October 2: Betse EllisBetse-Ellis
Badass fiddler and Ozark fireball Betse Ellis brings an edgy fire to every note she bows, strums, sings, or shouts. Part old-time celebrant and part contemporary songwriter, Betse blends traditional source material with her own original works.

 

 

 

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October 9: Kasey Rausch
An award-winning 4th-generation musician who plays and writes Americana-rooted music, Kasey also co-hosts River Trade Radio on 90.1 FM KKFI.

 

 

October 16: Dan BlissDan-Bliss_rooster
A performer with a well-traveled repertoire of traditional blues, folk, and swing tunes, Dan’s songwriting is showcased in his performances along with his trademark fingerstyle guitar work.

 

 

ShortleafOctober 23: Shortleaf
A music duo from Missouri with strong ties to the traditions of the Ozarks, Michael Fraser & Tenley Hansen specialize in high-energy music rooted in celtic and old time traditions.

 

 

October 30: Kelly Werts10-30-14_Kelly-Werts
A new talent to our stage, Kelly plays guitar and sings both traditional Americana and original songs.  Special guest Diana Campbell Werts (wife and accordionist!) will join in for a few numbers as well.

Let’s welcome autumn with a new menu!

Hello autumn!

With the changes in season, most of the farmers market will be closing within the next few weeks, leaving our farmers without that extra little income and exposure to their goods and who they are. Fear not! We will continue to support them by creating delicious specials, using their delicious seasonal crops so they can keep on going through the colder months.

To welcome the new season, and to continue supporting our beloved farmers, we have debuted our new menu!  Our lunch menu debuted on Monday, September 22nd and on Wednesday September 24th we will debut our new dinner menu.  Come and join us!  Enjoy with us the delicious fall bounty!

Serve you soon!

 

All Aboard!! Our last KC Streetcar Happy Hour is this Friday!

Four down, one to go!  Join us this Friday the 29th to celebrate the River Market and the upcoming KC Streetcar!!  What makes the River Market so unique? Is it the local shops? the City Market? The trails? The Farmhouse? (hint, hint!) Bring a photo that shows what makes it a great neighborhood for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate!  See you soon!!

Midcoast Roots Thursdays at The Farmhouse!

We’re excited to announce a new music series here at The Farmhouse — Midcoast Roots Thursdays! During our Thursday dinner service, starting at 6:00 p.m., we’ll be showcasing a different local musician or band playing music that hearkens to our roots.  Americana, folk, country&western, blues, internationally-influenced — all those things which jive so beautifully with our own aesthetic.

For the month of August, we’ll have:

Betse-EllisAugust 7 — Betse Ellis
Badass fiddler and Ozark fireball Betse Ellis brings an edgy fire to every note she bows, strums, sings, or shouts. Part old-time celebrant and part contemporary songwriter, Betse blends traditional source material with her own original works.

 

 

 

Derin-TrioAugust 14 — The Derin Trio
Take a tour around the world with songs you will not hear anywhere else in Kansas City, from Turkey to Brazil, jazz to gypsy music with vocalist/guitarist Nihan Yesil, guitarist Jordan Shipley, & bassist Brian Padavic.

 

 

ShortleafAugust 21 — Shortleaf
A music duo from Missouri with strong ties to the traditions of the Ozarks, Michael Fraser & Tenley Hansen specialize in high-energy music rooted in celtic and old time traditions. 

 

Please come on by for dinner on Thursdays, enjoy wonderful farm-to-fork eats and drinks, and help us support awesome local talent — and if you know of an awesome musician or small group which might be a good fit for Roots Thursdays at The Farmhouse, please let Season (season@EatAtTheFarmhouse.com) know.  Thanks!

Live Music This Thursday at The Farmhouse!

Live music returns to The Farmhouse this week, in the form of songwriter/performer Mike Astrachan!  His tunes dip into the areas of Americana, Country, Folk, Pop, Inspirational, and Gospel — a great accompaniment to your dinner of locally-sourced, seasonal comfort foods.  Come on by Thursday evening and help us welcome Mike to the Farmhouse family; his set begins at 6:00!

The Farmhouse sponsors…

The Farmhouse is pleased to be a sponsor for WordCamp KC, coming right up this weekend at the beautiful Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.  We hope that aaaaaaaaall the Campers will venture north to our River Market neighborhood to stuff their bellies with some seriously local, seasonal, creative food while they’re stuffing their brains with good info at Camp!  #WCKC2014

We’re also a proud “lane sponsor” of SocialHeart’s Breakfast Bowl event at Z-Strike in the Power & Light District this Saturday, July 12, benefiting Urban Growth KC!

In the Spring of 2010, Urban Growth began growing their our own local produce to donate to charities around the Kansas City Area. Wanting to provide only organic, local, chemical-free, non-GMO, and super fresh produce, UGKC have gone on to develop two urban farm spaces where all of our fresh produce is grown. With our growth, we provide hundreds of servings of fresh produce each season that is all grown from seed, cultivated by our volunteer farm staff, harvested fresh and then donated to our pantry partners within 48 hours. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

As a restaurant focused on feeding the best food to our community, and helping our local growers earn a respectable living, we’re glad to be a part of this event.  #SocialHeart

Happy Independence Day!

The Farmhouse will be closed on Friday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.  Here’s to honoring our great country’s past, present, and future;
enjoying backyard barbecues and picnics with friends;
and soaking up some of those summertime rays by the water!

We’ll see you at 9:00 a.m. for that post-celebration recovery brunch
on Saturday, July 5 — until then, be safe and be well, friends!

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Sour Beer at The Farmhouse!

Our staff got to geek out a bit on sour beers today with our friendly MoBev rep!

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We learned about the history of the sour-beer brewing method (did you know it’s historically been much like making sourdough bread, leaving the beer fixins in the kitchen window to collect local yeasts for brewing?), and some interesting details about a few of the sours we’ll have in-house soon (if not already).  If you come by this weekend, we’ll be sure to have some interesting sours for you to try with your summertime repast!

We have the St. Louis Framboise in bottles now (you may recall that we used to have that on tap), which is a bright-pink raspberry sour that pairs wonderfully with our artisanal cheese plate.  Its low alcohol content makes it the perfect thirst-quenching aperitif.  There’s the 1809 Berliner Weisse, a tart sour that’s not too sugary; perfect for brunches.  The VanderGhinste Oud Bruin (“old brown”) is a Flanders brown that’s been made by mixing a newly-brewed batch of brown beer to lambic that’s been aged in oak barrels for 18 months (this is an historic brewing method which increased stability and shelf life in the time before refrigeration).  It’s got more of a toasty, malty flavor, and would pair well with our short rib or hanger steak.  We’ll also have the Duchesse de Bourgogne, a Flanders red made in small batches, which is reminiscent of the flavor of rice wine vinegar and would balance the richness of our prosciutto-wrapped chicken.

We’ll have others moving in and out of our beer list over the summer; you’ll have to ask your server how best to embark on your taste adventure!  🙂

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Mermaids! Sailors! What?

This month’s Wine Walk on Delaware had Farmhouse employees in all their nautical finery — probably the two best outfits being sported by our dear Taylor and Haley, a sailor and mermaid, respectively.

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That’s right.  We know how to throw a party here at The Farmhouse.  🙂