2018 Plaza Art Fair

The 87th Annual Plaza Art Fair

Held Friday, September 21, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018, The Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks and welcomes a crowd of over 250,000. Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is atop-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths. It continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City’s unofficial welcome to the fall season.

2018 culinary arts

Broadway Restaurants (map)

Brio Tuscan Grille
Food: White Bean Dip with Artichoke Salad; Lobster Bisque; Beef Carpaccio; Burrata & Ciabatta; Burrata & Prosciutto Sandwich; Braised Beef & White Cheddar Sandwich; Chicken Club Sandwich; Lasagna; Kale Caesar Salad with Chicken; Tiramisu. Drinks: Beer; Cocktails; Wine; Margaritas; Frozen Peach Bellini; Vodka Lemonade.

The Granfalloon Restaurant and Bar
Food: Burgers; BBQ Pork Sandwich; Burnt End Nachos; Bratwurst; Tequila Chicken Wrap. Drinks: Beer; Full Bar; Bloody Marys; Sangria.

Food: Cheeseburger with Daily’s Bacon & KC Canning Co. Hops Pickle; Walking Taco with Broadway Butcher Chorizo; Smokey Cheddar Pimento Cheese with Farm To Market Grains Galore; Fried Bourbon Peach Pie.  Drinks: Draft Beer.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood
Food: Southwestern Style Crab Cake Sandwich; Roasted Salmon Salad; Barbacoa Tacos; Chocolate Bag Cone with White Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Berries. Drinks: Red Sangria; White Sangria; Margaritas; Red Wine; White Wine; Beer; Cocktails.

The Melting Pot
Food: Fried Cajun Shrimp; Milk Chocolate with Fresh Strawberries. Drinks: Mango Sangria; White Peach Sangria; Tipsy Turtle; Bloody Mary; Mimosa; Beer.

O’Dowd’s Gastrobar
Food: Beef Short Rib Slider; Garlic Lemon Hummus; Chicken & Avocado Wrap. Drinks: Beer; Wine; Full Bar.

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Food: Gourmet Pepper Jack Jumbo Tater Tots; 3 Cheese Mac & Cheese; Wood Fired Baby Back Ribs Drinks: Beer; Wine; Cocktails.

Zócalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria
Food: Chicken and Lobster Tacos; Chips & Guacamole. Drinks: Beer, Margaritas, Sangria.

Central St. Restaurants (map)

Bo Ling’s
Food: Egg Roll; Crab Rangoon; Siu Mai Chicken & Shrimp Dumplings; Steamed Pork Bun; Sesame Chicken; Lo Mein Noodles; Vegetable Fried Rice; Homemade Almond Cookies. Drinks: Soda.

Classic Cup Café 
Food: Thai Chicken Pizza; Lamb Gyro; Hummus; Short Rib Pot Sliders; Chicken Salad Sandwich; Shrimp Cocktail; Lemon Artichoke Soup. Drinks: Draft Beer; Bottled Beer; Cocktails; Wine; Lemonade; Soft Drinks; Bottled Water.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Food: Jambalaya; House-Made Meatballs; Prime Rib Sliders. Drinks: Water; Soda; Sangria; Wine; Beer.

Fogo de Chão
Food: Grilled Churresco Plate — Sirloin Steak, Sausage, Chicken Breast wrapped in Bacon, Pork Sausage, Potato Salad. Drinks: Wine, Beer And Caipirnha.

Fred P. Ott’s
Food: Burgers; Bratwurst; Hot Dogs. Drinks: Draft Beer; Mixed Drinks; Soda.

Food: Truffle Bacon Popcorn; BBQ Rub-Dusted Pork Rinds; White Corn Cookie. Drinks: Beer; Soda.

Topsy’s Popcorn
Food: Hot Dogs; Flavored Popcorn; Ice Cream. Drinks: Soda.

Ward Parkway Restaurants (map)

The Capital Grille
Food: Signature Steak Sandwich with Herbed Goat Cheese and Balsamic Onions; Citrus Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo and Fresh Arugula; The Capital Grille Cheeseburger; Jumbo All-Beef Hot Dog; Parmesan White Truffle French Fries. Drinks: Boulevard Pale Ale; Boulevard Wheat; Miller Lite; Bud Light; Stoli Doli; White Wine; Red Wine; Bottled Water; Bottled Soda.

Chuy’s Mexican Food
Food: Chicken Carbon Tacos; Queso. Drinks: Beer; Margaritas.

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
Food: Southern Jack Pulled Pork Sandwich; Brisket Sandwich; Pulled Chicken Sandwich; Beef Burnt Ends; Hickory-Pit Beans; Cheesy Corn Bake; Chips. Drinks: Bud Light; Boulevard Wheat; Wine; Soda; Water.

Gram & Dun
Food: Asian Pig Wings; Burnt End Mac & Cheese; Chicken Tenders & Fries; Brat & Chips; Beef Fat Fries; Kettle chips. Drinks: Wine; Domestic & Craft Beers; D-Cup and Horsefeather Cocktails; Bottled Water; Coke; Diet Coke; Sprite.

Kona Grill
Sushi; Churrasco Skewers. Drinks: Beer; Red and White Wine; Cocktails.

The Oliver
Food: Chicken or Carnitas Tacos; Signature Prime Rib Dip; Sloppy Joes. Drinks: Beer; Wine; Cocktails.

Seasons 52
Food: Boneless Beef Short Rib and Grits; Southern Style Shrimp and Grits; Braised Beef Sandwich; Kona Lamb Lollipops; Duck Wings; Oak Grilled Meatballs; Hummus with Cucumber, Celery, Carrots and Naan; SUNDAY ONLY OPTION – Breakfast Tacos. Drinks: Craft and Domestic Beers; Red, White and Sparkling Rose; Cocktails.

Tomfooleries Restaurant and Bar
Food: Burnt End BBQ Sandwich; Chicken Street Tacos; Hand-Pattied Double Cheese Burgers; Bacon Mac & Cheese; Creamy Espinaca Dip with Tortilla Chips; Toasted S’mores. Drinks: Full Premium Bar plus Rumplemintz shots; Red Bull and choice of flavored Vodkas; Tom’s Famous Bloody Mary; Margarita buckets; Boulevard Beer; Bud light; Miller light; and Premium Wine selection.


Best In Show — Hogshead

1st Place Food — Hogshead
2nd Place Food — The Oliver
3rd Place Food — The Capital Grille

1st Place Booth — The Oliver
2nd Place Booth — Chuy's
3rd Place Booth — Hogshead

Best Dessert — The Melting Pot

Best Drink — Brio Tuscan Grille

2016 Plaza Art Fair Restaurant Award Winners

Best In Show — Brio Tuscan Grille
1st Place Food — McCormick & Schmick's
2nd Place Food — The Capital Grille
3rd Place Food — Jack Stack

1st Place Booth — The Oliver
2nd Place Booth — Gram & Dun
3rd Place Booth — The Granfalloon