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The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Favorite Sandwiches

Once again, the ever popular Food Critics return to The Walt Bodine Show to share their favorite food places in the Kansas City area.

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Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine
Gloria Gale, 435 South Magazine

Restaurant News

Pizza Bella has a new chef, manager and phone number. 816-471-3300

Smashburger is opening in April at 119th St & Lamar Ave

Haywards second location at 9148 Santa Fe Drive,?Overland Park, KS

Bloom Baking Company (in old Succatash) is opening at 15 E. Third St

Modern Burger is opening in the Corinth Shops, Prairie Village, KS

Critics Reviews:

Chez Elle
1713 Summit
Kansas City, Mo
Bonjour crepe made Chris "lick her plate"
Darling inside, old time games for kids
Savory and sweet crepes, salads, soups, patries

La Cabana del Pollo
5816 Merriam Dr
Merriam, KS
everything is made to order
lovely fresh salsa and pico de gallo

Cafe Tempo at Nerman Museum
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
turkey wrap, asian pork tenderloin was yummy, coconut cake
beautiful open and spacious location

Amore' Chocolate Pizza Company
4821 W. 117th St.
Leawood, KS
mayan hot chocolate - very spicy
interesting concoctions of everything chocolate. Friday night board games.

Jack Stack BBQ
9520 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
salmon club was delicious and coleslaw is terrific

Red Bench Cafe
very cute, breakfast and lunch
lovely hot cider with whip cream

Listener Reviews:

Papou's (?) Deli
(located in the back of the gas station)
just west of Wornall Rd on 75th St
Kansas City, Mo
best gyro he's ever had, baba ganoush, hummus

Simply Breakfast
4120 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
breakfast burrito is great

Caller Questions:

Where can we find Liver and Onions in Kansas City?

Michael Smiths
1900 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Neighbor's Cafe
104 Southeast 3rd Street
Lees Summit

Corner Cafe
4541 NW Gateway Avenue
Riverside, MO

Niecie's Restaurant
6441 Troost
Kansas City, Mo

Where is real tea served?

Kansas City, MO

Take 5 Coffee
5336 W. 151st St.
Overland Park, KS

Where to find a tongue sandwich?

Try Hen House Deli (kosher section)

Special Topic: Best Sandwiches

Frik and Frac
1700 W. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO
turkey philly sandwich is excellent

Great Steak and Potato Company
12th and Walnut
KCI airport
great philly sandwich

Jerry's Woodswether Cafe
1414 West 9th Street
Kansas City, MO
Reuben is huge and delicious (made with pastrami)

Oak Park Mall
Overland Park, KS
monte christo and reubens are great
(you can even get the reuben fried "monte christo style")

M&M Bakery and Deli
1721 East 31st Street
Kansas City, MO
great sandwiches, kosher

Werner's Specialty Foods
5736 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
pastrami and swiss on rye
one of the few places that have "prime meat"

Italian Delight
6522 Martway Street
Mission, KS
meatball sandwich

Nu-Way Drive In
510 Shawnee Street
Leavenworth, KS

12 Baltimore
inside Hotel Phillips
Downtown KC
great lunch sandwiches
chicken burger is awesome

First Watch
(multiple locations)

Happy Gillis
549 Gillis Street
Kansas City, MO
fried egg sandwich

Harry's Country Club
112 East Missouri Avenue
Kansas City, MO
fried bologna

College and Antioch
Overland Park, KS
meatball and roast beef sandwich

6995 W 151st
Overland Park, KS
in an old church just east of Metcalf
Welsh Rarebit served open face on rye bread, cheese mixed with Porter, onion rings on top

Novella's Soup Trolley
1400 E Truman Rd
Independence, Mo
cheddar bacon pear sandwich is great
you can also get 1/2 sandwich

Special Topic: Best Sandwiches

Chris Becicka's favorites:
1. Hog Heaven or Zman Sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's, 47th and Mission Rd
2. Cheeseburger or Prime Rib sandwich at J Alexander's in Overland Park.
3. Most of the sandwiches at Panera's are quite, quite good.

Gloria Gale's favorites:
1. D' Bronx Rueben (multiple locations)
2. Jack Stack's Salmon Club (multiple locations)
3. Five Guys burgers and grilled cheese (multiple locations)
4. Gyro at Mr. Gyro's, 8234 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS

More Sandwich Recommendations from Callers:

Lowman's Cafe
505 U.S. 169?
Smithville, MO
great tenderloin sandwich

904 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS

Global Cafe
820 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS

Holy Land Cafe
best gyro sandwiches, closest to a real greek gyro
Lenexa, KS

Bella Napoli
6229 Brookside Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
wonderful vegetarian sandwiches

Muddy's Coffeehouse
318 East 51st Street
Kansas City, MO
fantastic paninis (all veg), super crunchy and creamy

Harry's Bar and Tables
Westport Rd
Kansas City, Mo
Turkey Sammy is beyond tasty

Recommendations from KCUR friends on Facebook

April Befort
Jay Wal LE has a delicious chicken salad, and a really refreshing veggie sandwich. YJs has a classic grilled cheese I really like.

Karen Barker Crowley
The Planet Veggie at Planet Sub.

Nicole Schwantes
ABT avocado, bacon, and tomato and peppered smoked turkey, tomato, bacon, and pesto...mmmmm

Becky Ottman Frederick
Salmon BLT at Nick and Jake's

Matthew Orf
Carollo's deli in the city market has great samiches!

Angelique Hilburn
meatball grinder from Mario's

Thaylia Smith
California Pizza Kitchen's Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Sandwich! (Chilled grilled chicken breast, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, celery, onions and mayonnaise, topped with sliced fresh Roma tomatoes and shredded lettuce, served on herb-onion Focaccia bread.)

Diane Beasley Thompson
The chix panini at The Westport Flea Market is wonderful!!!!

Chris Whitley
Seconds to Carollo's Deli in the City Market.

Tim Bridgham
i'm a big fan of the turkey club at da bronx.

Linda Gauldin Doggett
Grilled cheese at The Peanut!

Sandra Krantz
Max's Diner on Wornall makes a great Hawaiian chicken sandwich.

Aaron Henton
Reuben at Jerry's Woodswether Cafe

Erica Teran
the gangster @ Cupini's

Sara Motsinger
Grilled cheese at the Westside Local!

Heidi Atkisson Young
The Cuban or the Grilled Portabella at Swagger in Waldo.

David Nicol
The Westport flea market makes the definitive hamburger.

Liz Harkness Rooney
The Italian Club at Cupini's.

Frank Julian
Lately Garozzo's in Olathe Sausage, Bell Pepper, and Onion sandwich on a hoagie. Great sandwich

Adam Gard
Crunchy Chicken Salad at Novella's Soup Trolley in Independence, on Truman RD.

Roberto Irwin
No. 1 spicy with a slice of prociutto from Bela Napoli on Brookside. Cio bono!

Carla Libby Gentry
I like the BLT&E at First Watch, the chicken salad at Culver's, and the Hot Pastrami at Jason's Deli.

Karl Janssen
The Hot Wild Bill at d'Bronx.

Carla Libby Gentry
Oh and I forgot the Egg Salad (Big Mama) at the Hardbean Cafe in Grandview!

Becky Burton Carleton
Tempeh Reuben at Planet Sub.

Kelly Koch Zang
Mmmm...the chicken salad at Adrian's Cafe in Corporate Woods...the best in KC!

Becky de Wit
Real Reuben at recordBar.

Chris Whitley
BLT at the Peanut.

John Chanthavong
Chick Fil A original sandwich!

Andr?a J Woods
there is some good veggie food in this town! planet sub is always hot, caf? seed hooks up the vegan "chicken", cupini's has a great pesto and eggplant sandwich...too hard. can't choose just one