• The Brass Onion - My Secret Shortcut for the Holidays

December 20, 2019

Let's face it. No matter how much we want to do all the holiday cooking ourselves, it's like a fairy godmother came to visit when someone helps you with the food! Our family has had the good fortune of the Brass Onion coming to our rescue at the holidays before, and I wanted to share this helpful idea with you!  You, too can have help!  And what's more, it's even better than homemade.

Open four years ago at Prairie Fire Overland Park, the Brass Onion prides itself on serving comfort food at its best.  The restaurant itself has a really nice upscale but comfortable atmosphere, so if you feel like going out for a really delicious feel-good meal, I recommend a visit.  If you're hungry and sick of cooking, let them spoil you!

And if you're having people over, why not take advantage of their take out specialties made by Chef Chris Rohde? I recently visited Chef Chris in his kitchen and tasted many of his beautifully plated meals.  He made suggestions for items to order for your holiday parties such as Party Packs, Appetizers, Charcuterie Platters, Whole Prime Ribs, and Whole Carrot Cakes.

Order Friday, December 20 or Saturday, December 21 to pick up on Christmas Eve. And of course, there is still plenty of time to order for post-Christmas holiday events.


 The Honey Cornbread is their specialty at the Brass Onion.  It's super moist and encrusted with sugar and honey on top. Melts in your mouth!

Chef Chris Rohde has been with the restaurant since its beginning and showed me how he seasons his prime rib. He says prime rib is an easy way to feed a lot of people at the holidays. This guy has the magic touch! The rub he uses is: granulated garlic, granulated onion, butcher-grade pepper (more coarse), sea salt, Lowry's Seasoned Salt, Kitchen Bouquet, dijon mustard and worcestershire sauce.  He cooks a 13-lb piece at 250 degrees for 2 hours and 50 minutes.  Then he turns down the oven to 140 degrees for at least 4 hours. It can be held at that temperature for up to 24 hours, and the longer you hold it at that 140 degrees, the better it will be, he says.

An incredible appetizer with the sauce that could be bottled and sold is the Nola Shrimp! Save room for the dipping bread that accompanies the shrimp to get every last drop of the incredible sauce.  Great option for holiday open house or before your meal.

I ordered the Braised Beef Short Rib with Yukon gold mashed potatoes topped with crispy onions and served with roasted vegetables.  Oh my - it was amazing.  What a perfect meal to order to serve to your guests or family at the holidays.

I've been told this is the best salmon anywhere in any state, and it did not disappoint.  You have to taste the flaky inside with the crusty outside.  I was in heaven.

And don't worry about making dessert - just pick up a whole carrot cake.  This was the most moist carrot cake I've ever eaten. Really! Unbelievable.  Can you tell I love this restaurant?  Every thing I ate was amazing!

Let the Brass Onion help you out during the holidays or any time you have an event.  They also have a super cool private event space with a huge built-in bar and a walk-out patio.  The decor in the space is one of the best I've seen in Kansas City.  Super fun place for your next party.  It accommodates more than 100 people for cocktails.

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