Central Standard
1:11 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Food Critics: The 15 Best Dishes In Kansas City In 2013

The fried chicken from Rye makes the KCUR food critic's list of top dishes in the Kansas City area in 2013.

As 2013 comes to a close, we raise a glass to Kansas City's dearly departed, and appreciate the best that came to be.

On Friday's Central Standard, Charles Ferruzza is joined  by fellow food critics Emily Farris, Mary Bloch, and Chris Becicka to discuss their favorite meals and restaurants of 2013. They also chat about Kansas City's dearly departed restaurants that left us throughout the year. 

The Food Critics' Favorite Dishes of 2013

  • White Cheddar Fondue - Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, Mo. 64112 (multiple locations)
  • Garozzo Spiedini di Pollo - Garozzo's Ristorante, 526 Harrison St, Kansas City, Mo. 64106 (multiple locations)
  • Café Reuben - Café Sebastienne, 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, Mo. 64111
  • Tomahawk Chop - Final Cut Steakhouse, 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, Ks. 66111
  • Chilaquiles - Port Fonda, 4141 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Mo. 64111
  • Cubano Sandwich - Pigwich, 2618 Guinotte Ave, Kansas City, Mo. 64120
  • Slow Roasted Pork Hash - Succotash, 2601 Holmes St, Kansas City, Mo. 64108
  • Chili Cheese Nachos - The Peanut, 5000 Main St, Kansas City, Mo. 64112 (multiple locations)
  • Pork Chop - Room 39, 1719 W 39th St, Kansas City, Mo. 64111
  • Fried Chicken - Rye, 10551 Mission Rd, Leawood, Ks. 66206
  • Braised Beef Short Ribs - Story, 3931 W 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Ks. 66208
  • Hungarian Beef - Grünauer, 101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, Mo.O 64108
  • Heirloom Beans - The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange, 1924 Main St, Kansas City, Mo. 64108
  • Salted Fish Fried Rice with Chicken - Bo Ling's, 4701 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64112 (multiple locations)
  • Vegetable Samosas - Chai Shai, 651 E 59th St, Kansas City, Mo. 64110

The Best Restaurants (Formerly) of KC

  • Shields Manor Bistro
  • Hickok's Bar & Grill
  • JJ's Restaurant (may reopen in 2014)
  • The Boot
  • Beignet
  • The Gaf
  • Starker's Restaurant
  • Figlio's Italian Restaurant
  • Papa Lew's Soul Delicious
  • Marrakech Cafe
  • Chacko's Bakery & Eatery
  • Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse
  • Delhi's Southern Cuisine
  • Nica's 320 (reopened as Lagniappe)
  • Waid's Restaurant
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