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Food Critics: Comfort Food

Nov 1, 2012

Baked Potato Soup

As the weather cools off, and the hours of daylight become scarcer, our culinary musings turn to comfort food.

Be it a plate of spaghetti & meatballs, the corner deli's Reuben sandwich, or maybe even a steaming bowl of Pho from your favorite Vietnamese joint, we all have different ideas of what foods take us to our happy place.  Let Central Standard Friday's Food Critics help you find some of the best spots to satisfy that special craving.

This week's panel includes host Charles Ferruzza, of The Pitch and Fat City Blog, Emily Farris, Feed Me KC, Gloria Gale, 435 South Magazine and Chris Becicka, of Ingram's Magazine.

What's your go-to, A-1 consolation dish, and where do you go to get it?  Send us an email with your favorite to

Food Critics' Reviews And Recommendations:

Tusk & Trotter - Bentonville, Ark.

Table Mesa Bistro - Bentonville, Ark.

Magnolia's Cuisine of the American South
2952 Cherry
Inexpensive and old-fashioned in contemporary setting.  Gumbo like no other in the city.

The Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium
500 Walnut
Located in the historic River Market Brewery building - serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Recommended: Brussels sprouts & Coleslaw: $10:99

801 Mass. St. Lawrence, KS.

25 E. 12th St.
Mediterranean Cuisine

Freebirds World Burritos
554 Westport Rd.

Providence New American Kitchen (in the President Hotel)
1329 Baltimore

Sweet Siam
7809 Quivira Rd. Lenexa, KS.

Mestizo in Park Place
Leawood, KS.

Listeners' Reviews And Recommendations:

Pot Pie
904 Westport Road

Nica’s 320
Mac & Cheese

526 Harrison

KC Tomato
Open Face Beef Sandwich

The Big Biscuit
95th & Nall
Overland Park, KS.
Biscuits and Gravy

2601 Holmes

10815 E Winner Rd.
Reuben Sandwiches

Town Topic
2021 Broadway

Burrito Loco
7th & Central KCK

31st & Gillham
French Fries smothered with gravy and sausage

The Brick
16th & McGee
Saturday biscuits & gravy bar

6227 Brookside Plaza

McCoy’s Public House
Westport & Pennsylvania
Mac & Cheese

Cafe Trio
4558 Main

95th & Mission
Pot Roast

Tavern in the Village

101 W 22nd St.

208 N Main, Indep. MO.
Open-faced sandwich

LuLu's Thai Noodle Shop
20130 Central St.
Veggie soup
Hot Basil
Rainbow Peanut Noodles

Korma Sutra Indian Cuisine
4113 Penn.

Cafe Europa
323 E 55th St.

Pam Pam Room

The Beer Kitchen
Pennsylvania & Westport Rd.

fried chicken & waffles

2932 Cherry St.

Cafe Sebastienne
4420 Warwick Blvd.

Conroy’s Bar & Restaurant
5285 W. 95th Off Nall
Corned beef and cabbage and great mac & cheese


900 Westport Rd.

Bluebird Bistro
17th & Summit
Meatloaf Benedict

Corner Cafe
Riverside, MO.
Biscuits and Gravy

G's Jamaican Cuisine
7940 Troost
Jerk Chicken

Chez Elle
17th & Summit
French Crepes

Harry’s Country Club
112 E Missouri Ave (River Market)
French Dip