The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Favorite Candies

Learn about restaurant closings, openings, and special Halloween events. Plus, a discussion about candy likes and dislikes.

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The Food Critics are:

Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch
Gloria Gale, Gusto with Glo
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine


Restaurant News and Events:

Coyote Grill closed (Leawood)

Russel Stover at 51st and Oak closing Saturday, Oct 31.

New Russel Stover store opened in Fairway

The Grand Street Coffee House (downtown) has closed.

Krause Dining in Lawrence is closing.

Renee Kelleys at Caenan Castle
12401 Johnson Dr
Shawnee, KS
now offers Happy Hour on Thursdays

Restaurants celebrating Halloween!

Extra Virgin
1900 Main St
Kansas City, MO
Best Costume wins dinner for 6 in private room
(winner decided at 8 pm)

Westport Flea Market
817 Westport Road
$25 All you can eat and drink
$100 Best Singer/Costume Prize

Restaurant Guide for Friday,
Oct 30, 2009

Critic's Recommendations

Chilli N Spice Indian Bistro
8562 W 133rd St
Overland Park, KS
service issues and long time for food, but has potential

Hot Basil Thai
7528 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66213
Thom kha soup is delicious
Every plate is special and pretty
***caller recommended too!

Fran's Classic Diner
11 E 14th St
Kansas City
open 24 hrs a day
upscale contemporary diner
wonderful breakfast

Cafe Trio
4558 Main
Kansas City, Mo
great lunch

3063 SW Blvd
Kansas City, MO
reasonable and authentic

Rob's Cafe
15014 E. US Highway 40
Kansas City, MO 64136
little old fashioned diner
inexpensive, good food, adorable waitresses

Caller Recommendations

Cozy's Cafe
6740 W 75th St
Overland Park, KS 66204
Breakfast lunch dinner
excellent, good service
great blueberry pancakes

The Cook Shack
8950 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
family owned, friendly
reasonably priced, good food

Special Topic: Candy

To find many of the vintage candies mentioned on this show visit

Vosges $8.00 each
(at Better Cheddar)
hottest new candy bar flavor is Bacon and Chocolate

Bogdon's Candy Sticks
Reception Sticks

Russell Stover's Sugarless Chocolates

Zero Bars (Charles Feruzza's favorite)
available many places around town

Twin Bing
made in Souix City by Palmer Candy Co.

walnut flavored squares

Prince Polo Bar
made in Poland
(available at Price Chopper on Vivian Rd)

Ginger Chews