Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan., is celebrating the holiday season with free classic movies on the big screen at Phoenix Theaters Legends 14.

The holiday movies series will kick off Thanksgiving night during Legends Outlets’ Moonlight Madness event with a midnight showing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” the movie voted by Legends Outlets’ more than 40,000 Facebook fans. The Legends Outlets, at I-435 and I-70 in Kansas City, Kan., is closed on Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. Thursday, when Moonlight Madness begins.

Every Saturday following Moonlight Madness, a family-friendly movie will be shown at 10 a.m. including seasonal favorites like “The Polar Express” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Free movie schedule

Thursday, Nov. 27, midnight: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.: The Polar Express (2004)

Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.: The Santa Clause (1994)

There also is a 12-day holiday giveaway with $1,600 in prizes from Dec. 1 to 12 at The Legends Outlets.

The 12-day holiday giveaway is back for the third consecutive year, providing Facebook fans the opportunity to win more than $1,600 in gift cards to a selection of its more than 100 designer retail destinations and restaurants.

The social media contest, on Legends Outlets Kansas City’s Facebook page, will launch Dec. 1 and run through Dec. 12.

Legends Outlets’ 42,000 current Facebook fans, along with new fans, can enter to win $100 gift cards from Dec. 1 – 11, as well as the grand prize, a $500 Legends Outlets gift card, on Dec. 12.

Facebook fans can enter to win each daily prize once every 24 hours by visiting the “12-Day Holiday Giveaway” contest tab on

Each daily contest will start at 9 a.m. and end 24 hours later at 9 a.m. the following day. The contest is open to the public and there is no purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via the email address they provide upon entering.

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Con Sabor restaurant recently opened on North 6th Street in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)
Con Sabor restaurant recently opened on North 6th Street in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Con Sabor, a Mexican restaurant, recently opened at 503 N. 6th in Kansas City, Kan.

The Sarmiento family, originally from Veracruz, Mexico, decided to open up a restaurant.

Their service is excellent and their food will excite you. Plus the prices are very reasonable. In fact, this is one of the cleanest restaurants ever.

The restaurant’s menu is unique. They have a lot to offer on the menu, the quality is excellent. The shrimp cocktail is the best I’ve tasted in a long time. I am not particularly a fan of shrimp cocktail. But the shrimp cocktail at Con Sabor is excellent, and the chef, Berma Sarmiento, ensures that everything is made fresh to order and high-quality standards are met.

The food not only tastes fantastic, but it is very eye-appealing as well, making Con Sabor A Mexico a true culinary experience.

They offer a breakfast menu with such items as breakfast tacos. All the food is cooked to order and the kitchen as well as dining room is very clean and well-maintained.

And for those of us who are looking for a healthy breakfast items they have oatmeal De La Casa, which is cooked oats with skim milk, cinnamon and brown sugar and is served with berries, bananas and raisins. This makes it ideal for those of us who are on a healthy diet, especially around the holidays.

Their appetizers are equally as good, not to mention the shrimp cocktail that is excellent. The regular menu also has a lot to offer such as Entomatadas, which is three chicken-stuffed tortillas in a tomato sauce topped with their queso fresco and served with sliced tomatoes, lime and jalapenos. Another favorite is called Gorditas Veracuz style, which is two homemade gorditas (sopes) topped with choice of black or pinto refried beans, queso fresco, and a choice of red or green salsa.

They also offer a kids menu which such things as a happy pancake, mini waffle and a mini omelet on the children’s breakfast menu. On the children’s lunch menu there is a range of items to choose from such as chicken tenders, cheeseburger and a chicken tostada. All kids’ meals come with a drink.

Even though there’ve been open only two weeks, they’ve received high reviews. If you’re looking for a place to go before church, or you’re looking for a place to have lunch this is the place to go.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. They serve breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to close. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. You can even call ahead and place an order to go. The telephone number is 913-257-5186. (Facebook site:

Gil Sarmiento at Con Sabor. (Photo by William Crum)
Gil Sarmiento at Con Sabor. (Photo by William Crum)

Con Sabor restaurant recently opened on North 6th Street in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)
Con Sabor restaurant recently opened on North 6th Street in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Bernade Majia at Con Sabor restaurant in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)
Bernade Majia at Con Sabor restaurant in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Shrimp cocktail.  (IPhoto by William Crum)
Shrimp cocktail. (IPhoto by William Crum)

Gorditas Veracruz. (Photo by William Crum)
Gorditas Veracruz. (Photo by William Crum)

The unemployment rate was 6 percent in Wyandotte County during October, down from 7 percent in September, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. It is still the highest county unemployment rate in the state.

The October figure also was down from one year ago, when unemployment was 7.7 percent in Wyandotte County.

Kansas City, Kan., had a 6.1 percent unemployment rate in October, which was the highest of all the largest cities in the state, according to KDOL figures. The second highest was Wichita, with 4.9 percent; and third was Leavenworth, with 4.8 percent. Labette County, including the Parsons, Kan., area, had a 5 percent unemployment rate.

Statewide, the unemployment rate for October was 4.4 percent. The unemployment rate declined statewide from 4.7 percent in September and 5.2 percent one year ago.

The Wyandotte County unemployment rate represents 4,183 persons who are unemployed.

Statewide, private sector jobs increased 1.2 percent since last year, according to KDOL. Since last month, private sector jobs increased .7 percent statewide, seasonally adjusted.

“Labor market conditions improved with record high employment and a 0.3 percentage point decrease in the unemployment rate from 4.7 percent in September to 4.4 percent in October,” said Efua Afful, labor economist, about the statewide figures. “With higher consumption capacity, we expect greater demand for goods and services with benefits for consumers and businesses.”