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KC restaurants and bars toast Royals with food, drink specials

Lawrence’s Mass Street Soda invented a Royals-themed treat called the Billy Butler Bacon Barbecue float. The $2 float is drizzled with Billy Butler’s barbecue sauce.
Lawrence’s Mass Street Soda invented a Royals-themed treat called the Billy Butler Bacon Barbecue float. The $2 float is drizzled with Billy Butler’s barbecue sauce. Mass Street Soda

Kansas City area restaurants and bars are celebrating Tuesday night’s spectacular Royals win and their playoff run with specials on everything from burgers to blue beer.

Here’s a roundup of Blue October specials — we’ll update it as we find more.

Baked, 706 Westport Rd., is selling its sangria for half-price on Friday. The bakery, restaurant and bar’s regular sangria costs $4 with the discount, and Royal sangria, a mix of rhubarb tea spirit, Cointreau, orange bitters, agave nectar and sparkling rosé, costs $5.

At Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, which has more than 30 locations in the KC metro area, 8-inch Penny Club sandwiches cost $5 on Royals game days through Oct. 8.

BB’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St., put a Royal Blue Bacardi Hurricane on the menu. The blue cocktail costs $4 and comes with a blue paper umbrella.

Rye, 10551 Mission Rd. in Leawood, will show upcoming Royals games at the bar and in the restaurant’s back room. During the games, customers can order off the happy hour menu. Wings will be discounted to $5 and Daily Grind burgers, $6.

Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, 7901 Santa Fe Drive in Overland Park, has two beer specials for as long as the Royals are in the playoffs: PBR costs $1 and any other draft beer costs $2.50. On Royals game days, slices are buy one, get one free from 5 p.m. until close.

Callahan’s, 12843 W. 87th Parkway in Lenexa, has $2 domestic pints and $2.50 shots of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky during all Royals playoff games.

During playoff games at Newport Grill, 5501 W. 135th St. in Overland Park, Black and Blue martinis cost $5, domestic bottles are $2.50, and $19.85 buys a petite filet steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and beer-battered asparagus.

During playoff games at Paradise Diner, located next door to Newport Grill, PBR cans cost $2, well drinks cost $3 and Billy Butler sliders cost $10. The mini burgers are topped with fried onion straws and Billy’s Hit it a Ton barbecue sauce. They come with fries.

Grains & Taps, 224 SE Douglas St. in Lee’s Summit, has half-price appetizers and half-price beer from 8 p.m. to close on Thursday.

Cafe Ha Tien, a Vietnamese cafe at 1032 W. 103rd St., is offering 20 percent off entrees to customers wearing Royals apparel or the color blue for as long as the team is in the playoffs.

O’Neill’s Restaurant & Bar, 9417 Mission Road in Leawood, has $1.85 blue Bud Light draws and $5.85 blue cheese burgers during the remaining Royals games.

Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Road, is discounting its Mini Market burger from $7.99 to $2.99 for as long as the Royals are in the playoffs. The 1/3-pound burger is made with ground chuck from McGonigle’s Market and served with a side of curly fries. Manager Vicki Deckard says customers have to say “1985” when they order the burger to get the Blue October discount.

At Planet Sub, which has multiple locations across the metro, half sandwiches cost $2.99 on Wednesday. They typically cost between $4.80 and $5.50.

Hereford House is serving 10-ounce KC Strip steaks with fries for $19.85 for as long as the Royals are in the playoffs. KC Strip steaks usually cost $27.45 at Hereford House, which has locations in Independence, Leawood, Zona Rosa and Shawnee.

Jasper’s Restaurant, 1201 W. 103rd St., has Royals-themed cannoli on the menu. The cannoli cost $2.95 each and are stuffed with sweet ricotta cheese and homemade blueberry pie filling spiked with champagne. “It’s like eating a blueberry pie without the crust,” says chef/owner Jasper Mirabile, who says he’ll keep the blue cannoli on the menu for as long as the Royals are in the playoffs: “Hopefully to the World Series.”

Mass Street Soda, 1103 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence, has two Royals-themed ice cream floats on the menu for the postseason. One is a Royal Blueberry float ($2) made with Capt’n Eli’s blueberry pop and vanilla ice cream. The other is a Billy Butler Bacon Barbecue float ($2) made with chocolate-covered maple smoked bacon soda, vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of Billy’s Hit It a Ton barbecue sauce. Mass Street Soda co-owner Matt Baysinger says the shop will also offer discounts on Japanese sodas in honor of Nori Aoki and discounts on South American sodas in honor of Salvador Perez.

Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard, with locations in Brookside and Leawood, has a blue flavor of the day in honor of the Royals. The “Blue Devil” flavor is a mix of mint, raspberry and chocolate chip custard. “It turns a really nice blue,” says Leawood owner Jeff Stottle. A small costs $4.01 before tax.

Charlie Hooper’s, 12 W. 63rd St., sells $2.50 domestic bottles during all Royals postseason games. Domestic bottles usually cost $3.50 at the Brookside bar.

Chappell’s, 323 Armour Road in North Kansas City, sells buckets of beer for $12 during Royals games. Each bucket contains five domestic bottles on ice.

Limestone Pizza + Kitchen + Bar, 814 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence, sells $2 pints of Boulevard KC Pils during Royals games. Limestone also has homemade pretzels on special through Saturday. Head baker Mike Humphrey had the salty, wood-fired pretzels on the menu last Friday when the Royals clinched a spot in the playoffs, so he wants to make sure they’re available during this week’s Royals games. “It’s a little superstition,” he says.

Mestizo by Aaron Sanchez, 5270 W. 116th Place in Leawood, serves a bright blue Electric margarita ($9) made with blue curacao, agave nectar, fresh lime juice and citrusy Cazadores tequila.

Andre’s Chocolates & Confiserie Suisse, 5018 Main St., has Royals-themed chocolate coins wrapped in blue foil. The chocolate shop is bundling one Royals coin with one red Chiefs coin to make “Kansas City Pride” two-packs. The two-packs usually sell for $4, but they’re on special for $3.85. The coins come in your choice of milk or dark chocolate.

810 Zone, 4800 W. 119th St. in Leawood, is slinging $2.50 pints of blue Bud Light for as long as the Royals are in the playoffs. A server at the sports bar says they’ve gone through three kegs of Bud Light since Monday.

Kansas City-area Papa John’s pizza shops have a Royals-themed special: When the team scores five runs and wins a game, customers who order pizza the following day from papajohns.com can use the promo code “ROYALS5” to receive 50 percent off regular menu prices. The promotion ends at midnight the day after the win.

Tommy’s The Happy Place, a bar at 8019 Wornall Rd., has $2 “Royal” blue domestic draws every night for as long as the Royals are in the playoffs (they’re normally $3). At 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, the bar will serve free hot dogs, chips and apple pie until the food runs out.

Know of a local Royals special we missed? Email sgish@kcstar.com or tweet @sarah_gish.

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