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The Food Critcs: News, Reviews and Regional Food Festivals

Get the latest in KC area food news with The Walt Bodine Show's Food Critics

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The Food Critics:

Charles Ferruzza, co-host, The Pitch and Fat City Blog
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine
Mary Bloch, Around the Block

Restaurant News

The Sweet Guy is closing in Waldo
Danny's Big Easy is now open at 18th and Vine area

View our list of regional Food Festivals

This Week's Reviews

Critic's Reviews

Casa Raymo's
201 Commercial
Emporia, KS
"really, really good"

El Torreon
9129 Elmhurst Dr.
Old Overland Park, KS
"old-style mex-tex, new patio"

7103 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, Mo
"always loves it"

Red Bench Cafe
7921 W Santa Fe
Overland Park, KS
"breakfast, mostly sandwiches and salads"

Blue Bird
17th and Summit
Kansas City, Mo
"killer tomato sandwich is fabulous, cherry-lemon pound cake was scrumptious and six layers tall"

Silver Lining Herefords
Overland Park City Market
"very good steaks"

Cancun Fiesta Fresh
4109 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, Mo
specialty is street tacos
"very good"
"carnitas platter was outstanding"

The Brick
17th and McGee
Kansas City, Mo
"great reuben and sweet potato fries"
"salads were very fresh"

Jerry's Woodswether Cafe
1414 W 9th
Kansas City, Mo
"great reuben and fries"
now open for dinner

5 Bistro
5100 Dagget
St. Joe, MO
all food is locally sourced

Tina Maria's
7410 Nieman Rd
(in back of antique mall)
Shawnee, KS
"homemade pies, very inexpensive, serving home style dishes like the old Leona Yarborough restaurant."

8220 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS
"food is excellent, carnitas platter was delicious, and also serves breakfast, very inexpensive, no alcohol"

17th and Summit
Kansas City, Mo
"service was very slow, really imaginative and good vegan food, fun and lively"

Westport Cafe and Bar
419 Westport Rd
Kansas City, Mo
french themed menu
"roast confit chicken was delicious, very charming, adorable staff
prices very reasonable, one of the best hamburgers that I've ever had"


Big City Hot Dogs
10510 Grandview Rd
Kansas City, Mo
"wonderful hot dogs and hero sandwiches"

Shelly's Cantina
85th and Holmes ???
"some of the best authentic Mexican food and very reasonably priced"

Dos de oros Taqueria
13029 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO
"margaritas are genuine with agave tequila"

Danny's Big Easy (grand opening)
18th and Vine
Kansas City, MO
"gumbo is very, very good"

39th and Bell
Kansas City, MO
"best reuben"