The Crossroads Arts District favorite is adding a new Sicilian offal sandwich that is having a moment in the culinary world right now. Look for their new Sicilian Spleen Sandwich, known in Palermo, where the sandwich hails as pani ca' meusa. This Italian street-food delicacy is a cheap and challenging sandwich that features cow or veal spleen slow cooked in lard then sliced and served on a soft bun, traditionally topped with ricotta and caciocavallo cheese.
At The Rieger this fall, look for a unique new dish called Culurgiones, a Sardinian-filled pasta that usually has potato filling, but will instead include sweet potatoes since many farmers have them in abundance in the fall. Also look for Corzetti, a signature pasta called stamped with the Rieger logo. The charcuterie board will transform this fall featuring an Alsatian dish called Tourte Vigneronne, a gorgeous ham pie that will be served along with a rabbit boudin, smoked duck rillette, summer sausage, Missouri trout sardines and crispy five spice duck skin.
Michael Smith Restaurant:
At Michael Smith Restaurant you’ll eat like a king this fall with the introduction of their Pork & Pasta Tuesday. Choose between Michael Smith’s best-selling eight-hour pork roast or one of the James Beard Award-winning chef’s handmade pastas for only $19. Pair your selection with Nancy Smith’s featured $19 bottle of wine. No matter what the season, everyone loves a meal deal.
Parker at the Fontaine:
Parker has a fall menu filled with continental comfort food, served with some of the best views in the city. The restaurant, which resides atop The Fontaine, features Beef Bourguignon, a classic French dish made new again with 24-hour braised beef short ribs, confit vegetable, potato puff and natural jus. Vegetarians will love the Sea Salt Roasted Beets, featuring red and gold beets, toasted goat cheese crouton, baby greens dressed with champagne vinegar and olive oil. End your meal with Pumpkin Cheesecake, an autumn dessert with spiced almond cake, brown sugar almonds, maple bourbon caramel and apple cider sorbet.
Third Street Social:
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Third Street Social opened summer 2016 in historic downtown Lee’s Summit, delighting guests with a wide variety of classic bar and grill favorites all expertly prepared. One of the restaurant’s hero dishes, their famous fried chicken, is getting a spicy makeover this fall as the crew prepares to offer guests a choice to have it made with their original seasoning. Or they can order the Nashville Hot Chicken, which Third Street Social makes extra spicy, served with a choice of side dish.
Westside hotspot Novel is bringing back Duck Neck Dumplings this fall, one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Tender duck neck meat is considered a delicacy in China, and in this dish is paired with luxurious foie gras that fills dumplings, then locally grown turnips and radishes are blanched and placed on top and finished with black vinegar and Chinese five spice bread crumbs. Also, look for Apple Soup, a rich and creamy dish that features an apple and miso puree and is finished with kombu dashi or seaweed broth.