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Happy Hour in Village West - Yard House - appetizers - cocktails - restaurant - Kansas City Kansas

How to Beat The Heat At Yard House

Our visit to Yard House at the Legends Shopping Center was timed to take advantage of two things; Happy Hour specials, and their shady patio. Enjoying a Happy Hour in Village West is something that wasn’t available a few years ago. These days it is becoming a little more common, and we hope its popularity grows.

Happy Hour in Village West - Yard House - appetizers - cocktails - restaurant - Kansas City Kansas

Happy Hour in Village West

Many people had already caught on to the advantages of Happy Hour, so the Friday evening we visited was buy. Fortunately, our wait wasn’t too long, and soon we were sitting in the shade sipping a refreshing cocktail. The patio is a great place to do some prime people watching, so we were just about as happy as possible. We have had regular meals at Yard House, but for this evening we decided to piece together a meal from the appetizers on the Happy Hour menu.

Happy Hour in Village West - Yard House - appetizers - cocktails - restaurant - Kansas City Kansas

An obvious beginning for our culinary experiment was the Onion Ring Tower. For only $5.00, this Happy Hour dish is quite a deal. These beer battered rings are dusted with Parmesan, which makes them tasty on their own. Of course, they are served with two dipping sauces, Chipotle and Ranch flavored. It’s hard to say which was best, but let’s just say the Chipotle version disappeared first.

Happy Hour in Village West - Yard House - appetizers - cocktails - restaurant - Kansas City Kansas

More Happy Hour Deals

The original plan was to grab one main course to split. Once we started reviewing the Happy Hour food menu, the Vampire Taco caught our attention. We’ve tried many kinds of street tacos, but this name seemed unfamiliar. Come to find out, Vampire style means that the taco is wrapped in a tortilla that has been encrusted with cheese. To be honest, I thought it was the addition of roasted garlic cloves that gained it the unusual name. Whatever the reason, it was very good. Another $5.00 item.

Happy Hour in Village West - Yard House - appetizers - cocktails - restaurant - Kansas City Kansas

The main course ended up being the Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza without the mushrooms. Crystal isn’t a huge fan of mushrooms, and I am okay to skip them when it comes to pizza toppings. This menu item was $6.00, but certainly a lot more filling than the taco. It was a good finish to our eclectic dinner. We sat for a bit, as we finished our cocktail, but soon we decided to walk off some of our meal. Next visit we will have to trial a few different items, and have ourselves another appetizer meal.

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