Westside Local Remodel

The Westside Local will be closed February 16th through March 2nd 2015 in order to do small improvements. Our goal is to improve efficiency and comfort for all of our guests as quickly as possible. We hope to see all of our friends back when we re-open March 3rd 2015!

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Chef Nina on Better KC (KCTV5)

Hey there, Westsiders!  Breaking radio silence early this week to give you this special update – our chef de cuisine, Chef Nina Gann, will be on KCTV5’s Better KC program this Wednesday, October 17th at 9AM.  A bit early for some of you, but others might enjoy watching her demonstrate our delicious Autumn Quinoa entree.  If you have enjoyed its flavorful mix of sweet potatoes, Brussles sprouts, roasted cranberries, sweet onions and tri-color quinoa, then you won’t want to miss this program!

Autumn Quinoa

Our Autumn Quinoa entree, with wilted chard, sweet potatoes, roasted cranberries, sweet onions, garlic, rosemary goat cheese, crushed pecans and port wine reduction.

Wine Specials and Local Pig Burgers

Hey there, Westsiders!  It’s time to lay out what we have going on at The Westside Local this weekend.  We have two wines that we are featuring in a manager’s special today and tomorrow and we’re putting a spotlight on one of our newest additions to the menu, the Local Pig Burger.

Wines for Manager's Special October 12-13

The two wines we are featuring this weekend are the 2010 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2010 Errazuriz Chardonnay, both of which are being priced down to $30 for the bottle for today and tomorrow only.  The Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon is a North Coast follow up to his famous Napa Valley Cab.  It shows flavors of black currant, black cherry and spices with supple tannins and a lingering finish.  The Errazuriz Chardonnay is a medium bodied chardonnay with an delightful acidity that gives it a wonderful mouthfeel.  Look for tropical fruit notes which slide into quince and honey and then moving into floral notes with a hint of truffle at the finish.  We recommend our Beef Tenderloin entree with the Joseph Carr and our Autumn Quinoa entree for the Errazuriz.

On the menu spotlight this week, we are proud to focus attention on one of our favorite sandwiches, the Local Pig Burger.  Local foodies already know about The Local Pig, the charcuterie specializing in locally sourced meats.  In addition to their variety of hand cut steaks, homemade bacon, gourmet sausages and pates (our Rabbit Pate and Smoked BBQ Bratstarters are also from The Local Pig!), they make delicious hamburgers as well.  We get our 1/2 lb ground beef patties delivered straight from The Local Pig and they are grilled to-order when you come into The Westside Local.  But the fun doesn’t stop with just the burger itself.  We take thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma – considered by many to be the finest dry ham in the world – and layer it on top of the burger.  Then we top it with sharp white cheddar and let it melt on our grill.  A quick topping of our locally sourced, organic microgreens and a spritz of our housemade garlic aioli and we slide the whole sandwich onto a toasted Farm To Market pretzel bun.   The Local Pig Burger comes with your choice of French fries, potato salad, the vegetable of the day, our tomato fennel soup or the soup of the day – all for just $15.  Additionally, for those who are looking for a bit lighter faire, you can have a side portion of any of our salads instead of our standard sides for  a small $2 upcharge.  I’ve tried our LP Burger and it is one of my favorite dishes on the menu.  I think once you try it. it will be one of yours as well.

The Local Pig Burger

Our featured dish for the week – The Local Pig Burger! $15, comes with side.

The Local Pig is located at 2618 Guinotte Avenue  Kansas City, MO 64120 or online at www.thelocalpig.com.   They are open daily from 10:30AM to 7:30 PM.

October First Friday and New Menu at TWL

Hi there, Westsiders!  It’s been a long time between posts, but we’re back now and bringing fall to The Westside Local in style!

First off, we are celebrating October’s First Friday with a Dia de los Muertos celebration!  In addition to our festive decorations, we’re offering $2 off on our Abita “Fall Fest” Seasonal Beer and “Pecan” Harvest Ale as well as our O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer.  We’re also offering 10% off of all our bottled wines, but that special only lasts for tonight so you had better come in for First Friday to get in on this!

Chef Nina Gann and the rest of the crew at TWL are proud to present our new Fall menu.    We have a new Chipotle Glazed Salmon entree that we are excited about, served with mushroom wild rice and an arugala-walnut pesto for $24.  Chef Nina is also introducing a Crispy Pork Belly entree, served with a creamy roasted butternut squash-white cheddar polenta, braised fall greens and garnished with tobasco-onion straws for $17.  For those of you in a more vegetarian frame of mind, we are rolling out a new Grilled Portobello Mushroom sandwich, with portobello mushrooms, roasted bell peppers and caramalized onions topped with an olive tapenade, fresh arugala and our house-made Shatto ricotta.  All of this is served on a toasted Farm to Market baguettini with your choice of side for $10!   Just like the changing of the leaves, we’ve exchanged our Summer Quinoa for our Autumn Quinoa by adding sweet potatoes, roasted cranberries and pecans to the dish you all love so much.   And don’t worry… we’re still serving burgers and charcuterie by The Local Pig and we still have the best darn mac-and-cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches in town!

The Westside Local has been featured in the October issue of HERLIFE magazine.  Many thanks to Charity Ohlund and Heather Morrow of hocus focus photography for helping us get the word out about our fresh, local food!

That’s it for today, folks.  Don’t forget that we have a new menu for our blunch service on Sunday and invite all of you to join us for your weekend pick-me-up.  Eat Local!

Closed the evening of 5/6/12

The Westside Local will close at 2 PM Sunday, 5/6/12, for a private wedding ceremony & dinner. Thanks for understanding!

March First Friday

Presenting photography by local photographer Matthew Naquin.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe

Closed Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Westside Local will be closed Sunday, February 5, 2012. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Enjoy your day!

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SEPTEMBER FIRST FRIDAY!

A Fantastic First Friday for you this month at the Westside Local!  Enjoy brand new art by artist Chris Coffin and live music by the Jazz Cigarettes.  Make your dinner reservation today, and be sure to visit all the other great spots at 17th & Summit!

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Recent paintings by artist Chris Coffin will be on view at The Westside Local restaurant in Kansas City. His work reflects influence from the early 20th century Russian Avant Garde as well as the action of Abstract Expressionism. His study of Impressionism can be seen in some of the work’s presentation of color. In the past the artist has worked in pastels, oils and watercolors. In recent years Coffin has been working with acrylics, finding that the medium supports his sometimes rapid process used to create a number of the paintings on view.

The artist was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and has lived and worked in Washington, California and New York City. Having spent 18 years in the graphic design and publishing industries he has returned to his first passion of being a painter. He currently resides here in Kansas City. The paintings will be on view at The Westside Local restaurant through the month of September. The artist will be on hand during the evening of September 2nd for the First Fridays gallery walk.