All systems are go, but construction delays have pushed back the grand opening of the new restaurant and comedy club at Rosana Square in Overland Park to the second weekend of September.
“The first official comic we have scheduled is Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame, September 11-13,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “But we’d love to have a pre-grand opening walk through with local comics prior to that.”
In the meantime, Stanford’s has hired Hope Dillon – formerly of the Grill on Broadway – as its chef, to run the new kitchen with an expanded food service.
“She’s going to do a full menu that’s fun,” Glazer says. “Nothing huge – some organic and Mediterranean items – so we’re going to have more high end food, but in a fun way. And of course we’ll have appetizers, too.”
Including Stanford’s fabled Flower Pot Bread?
“You know, we’ve discussed it but we haven’t decided yet,” Glazer says. “We’d have to get a convection oven and you know, it’s a process. You have to get flower pots and kiln coat them – you can’t just use any old flower pot because otherwise they would explode.
“Then you have to let the dough rise outside of the pot first and it becomes a really big project. And when you get really busy and you run out of bread, it’s hard to make it on the fly because it takes hours to get the dough to rise. It’s not an expensive product, but it’s an expensive process and we’re giving it away for free..”