New Hyde Park coffee shop emphasizes sustainability, raises money for fellow Hyde Park charity

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Mother Earth Coffee will celebrate its grand opening at the new 2,000-square-foot coffee shop on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22)
showcasing the brand’s commitment to community recycling and in-house sustainability.

Kansas City’s first stand-alone Mother Earth Coffee shop officially opened in late January inside the International at 3504 Gillham giving the local coffee brand its first retail location outside of a hospital. The new coffee shop has an intentional focus on sustainability and leaving as little impact on the environment as possible. Offering three large bins for recycling, glass and compost, Mother Earth Coffee hopes to eliminate all items going to a landfill.

In addition, neighbors can collect coffee grounds for flower beds, use burlap from coffee bags for ground cover to use in community gardens, and will be invited to participate in a community organics recycling program. The café has recently begun to donate its day-old bakery items to its Hyde Park neighbor, Cornerstones of Care.

The coffee shop faces Gillham Road and is inside the newly renovated 1960s building called The International. The location serves both residents and businesses within the retail and apartment complex as well as the neighboring community of Hyde Park and beyond.

Grand Opening – Earth Day, April 22, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• FREE Willow Sapling with every $5 donation
100 percent of proceeds to benefit Cornerstones of Care. Saplings provided courtesy of Mother Earth Cof
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• 15 percent of the proceeds of all Mother Earth Coffee merchandise sales to benefit Cornerstones of Care including the company’s new “Mother Lover” Tshirts.
• $1 off all espresso and seasonal drinks
• Buy one get one free pastry
• $1 off breakfast sandwiches

Serving a variety of coffees and freshly baked pastries, Mother Earth Coffee is open daily: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

About Mother Earth Coffee
Mother Earth Coffee is a 100-percent certified organic, direct trade coffee brand, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. and owned by Paris Brothers Specialty Foods, Inc. Mother Earth Coffee offers franchise opportunities, sells wholesale coffee to restaurants, roasts and sells branded coffee to retail stores including grocery outlets and Costco membership clubs throughout the Midwest, and owns and operates Mother Earth Coffee cafes as well as offers service programs to foodservice operations in other health focused facilities like Cerner West Campus and Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City headquarters among others. Visit for more information or follow on Twitter @MotherEarthCC and Facebook at

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CBB_99HOPSNORKANSAS CITY, Mo.99 Hops House will host a tap launch party with fellow Northland beer maker, Cinder Block Brewery Thursday, March 16.

The party is a collaboration to unveil a limited edition beer created by Cinder Block exclusive to 99 Hops House. The new beer is called North of the River – 99 Hops Red Ale and will be tapped at 6 p.m. This Irish Red style beer will be on tap along with several other Cinder Block beers.

Kansas City based Irish musician Eddie Dalahunt will play his Irish-theme music at 99 Hops House for the party from 7 to 9 p.m. Other Irish musicians will be on stage at the casino throughout the weekend for St. Patrick’s Day.

99 Hops House has 90+ draft beers, including 28 beers on its self-service beer tap wall. All beers are carefully selected by the 99 Hops House beer experts including the Certified Cicerone®, an intensive international program that certifies and educates beer professionals to elevate the beer experience. The 99 Hops House beer list has a large selection of quality local and regional brews, as well as classic styles of German lagers and Belgian ales that rotate weekly. 99 Hops has various Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts, IPA’s, Sours, and Belgian Quads, as well as traditional beers including Pilsner, Kolsch, Ambers, and American Pale Ales.

As always, craft beer enthusiasts and novices as encouraged to download and visit the app: “Untappd” – which offers real time updates on which beers are on tap at 99 Hops House, descriptions, reviews and more.

99 Hops House, 777 Argosy Casino Parkway inside the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, Riverside, Mo. 64150, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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the-lucky-taco-logo-optionsArgosy Casino’s newest restaurant opened late 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Argosy Casino’s newest restaurant, The Lucky Taco, opened in the fall of 2016 featuring made-from-scratch authentic Mexican recipes, street tacos and a complimentary made-fresh-daily chips and salsa bar.

The 140-seat restaurant is located just inside the main entrance to the casino and offers patrons a taste of authentic Mexican recipes developed specifically for The Lucky Taco by Argosy’s culinary team including the restaurant’s Chef De Cuisine, Juan Zavala. Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, Zavala has worked at Argosy since 2004 and was instrumental in creating the recipes on The Lucky Taco menu. He received his degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Mexico City.

The recipes are hand crafted from the freshest ingredients many of which are locally procured to create traditional selections alongside exciting and innovative new items. All of the entrees include charro beans and rice served family style.

Some of the signature menu items include:

Lucky’s Street Tacos

Soft corn tortillas served with a choice of ground beef, chorizo, asada beef, al pastor pork, carnitas pork, cilantro and onions.

Chile Relleno 

Large poblano pepper stuffed with shredded chicken and cheese. Dipped in egg batter and pan-fried to a golden brown, served on a bed of red sauce.

Federale Burrito

Large flour tortilla stuffed with shredded chicken, beef, chorizo, Spanish rice, and refried beans topped with a trio of sauces that pays homage to the flag.  

 Chicken Mole

The juiciest chicken slowly cooked in dark spicy pepper sauce, the flavor is out of this world. Garnished with fresh lettuce and pico de gallo.

 Help-Yourself Fresh Salsa bar

Complimentary for all Lucky Taco guests, the all-you-can-eat chips and salsa bar features a variety of made-fresh-daily salsas and chips including, Mango Habanero, Roasted Poblano, Double Diablo Chile de Arbol, Roasted Pineapple and many more.

And at the bar, The Lucky Taco’s has seventeen different Margaritas including some signature unique blends created especially for the restaurant including:

*The Royal Flush – El Jimador Blanco Patron Citonge and Blood Orange Puree

* El Mango Matador Margarita – Patron Reposado and Citronge Mango

* Berry Lucky Margarita – Raspberry mixed with Cabo Wabo Silver and Midori

The Lucky Taco is the second new restaurant to open at Argosy Casino, Hotel and Spa in the past six months. 99 Hops House opened in July featuring a wide variety of craft and rare beers and a self-service beer wall along with a chef-inspired menu of traditional favorites.

The Lucky Taco opened in the former Crazy Olives restaurant space, which had been open at the Argosy since 2003. The restaurant is located inside the casino, 777 Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, Mo. 64150, and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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