We painted the town

onthetownmainLast night’s On the Town with Carrie and Denise at the new Newport Grill at Bradley Fair was a big success, and wow, that restaurant sure is nice.

You can read the whole recap on Carrie’s blog, including the fact that we attracted more than 130 people and raised $1,316 for the Kansas Food Bank.

Our big crowd sort of overwhelmed the staff on the restaurant’s opening night, but they kept up with our demands quite nicely.

While I was there, I got a look at the menu, which includes a lot of interesting dishes. A man next to me was eating the seared scallops ($29), which consisted of jumbo diver scallops, black truffle arancini, yellow pepper Romensco and melted and crispy leeks. It looked fabulous, and judging from the fact that he cleaned the plate, I’m sure it tasted great, too.

I also heard good things about the grilled mahi mahi ($19) and can’t wait to try the Colorado striped bass ($26) and the trout amandine ($18.) The menu also has a grilled filet ($31 and $39), a slow roasted pork loin ($21) and hand-made papparadelle noodles served with braised beef short rib, while mshrooms, thyme cream and smoked red pearl onions.

I got to try several of the appetizers, including some rock shrimp cigars, some mini-crab cakes, a giant piece of fried calamari and more. I hope to go back for dinner soon.

The restaurant is open daily from 4 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 4 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. CallĀ  316-636-9555 for a reservation.

A few more pics from the evening, courtesy of organizer and photographer Lori Buselt of our fabulous online team: