Food and Drink
9:14 am
Fri July 10, 2009

Food Critics News, Reviews and Outdoor Dining

The Food Critics bring us all the news of a delicious nature. Now that Summer is in full effect, we look at the best places in town for great outdoor dining experiences.

Kansas City , Mo. –

The Food Critics are...
Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine
Gloria Gale, 435 South Magazine

Restaurant News:

Riverdogs has closed for business.
Zona Rosa now hosting a farmers market every Tuesday.
Napolean Bakery has reopened in Westport.

Restaurant Guide for Friday,
July 10, 2009

Great Places for Dining Al Fresco

Cafe Trio
3535 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-3227

Lidia's
101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221.3722

City Tavern
1 East Pershing Road,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 474-4400

Jack Stack's
101 W. 22 St,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-7427

Classic Cup
301 W 47th St,
Kansas City, MO 64112-1622
(816) 753-1840

Cafe Des Amis
112 Main St,
Parkville, MO 64152-3732
(816) 587-6767
It's like eating in a tree house

Lil's
815 W 17th St,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-4441

Blue Moose Bar and Grill
4160 West 71st Street,
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 722-9463

Accurso's Italian Restaurant
4980 Main St,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 753-0810

Spin! Neapolitan Pizza
6541 W. 119th St,
Overland Park, KS
(913) 451-7746

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ
3002 W 47th Ave,
Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
(913) 722-3366
Eat outside as you watch the cars go by.

Ophelia's
206 N Main St,
Independence, MO 64050-2805
(816) 461-4525

Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-8000

Brio
502 Nichols Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-5888

Marina Grog & Galley
22 A St,
Lake Lotawana, MO 64086
(816) 578-5511
Fabulous food with a lakeside view.

Aixois
301 E 55th St,
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 333-3305

McCoys
4057 Pennsylvania Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 960-0866

The Foundry
424 Westport Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 960-0866

Blue Grotto
6324 Brookside Plaza,
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 361-3473

Oriental Cuisine

One Bite Japanese Grill
8602 W 133rd St,
Overland Park, KS 66213-4747
(913) 897-9388

Thai Orchid
6504 Martway St,
Shawnee Mission, KS 66202-3240
(913) 384-2800

Jen Jen's Chinese Restaurant
9066 Metcalf Ave,
Overland Park, KS 66212-1457
(913) 642-1838

Red Snapper
8430 Ward Parkway,
Kansas City, MO 64114-2140
(816) 333-8899

Visitors to Kansas City, try:

Bristol's
51 East 14th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64106-2918
(816) 448-6007

McCormick & Schmicks
448 W 47th St,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-6800

1924 Restaurant
1924 Main St,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-1924

J P Wine Bar & Coffee House
1526 Walnut St,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-2660

Other Restaurants Mentioned

Houlihan's
2820 W 53rd Street,
Fairway, KS 66205
(913) 789-0808
Great selection

The Capital Grille
4740 Jefferson Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-8345
Possibly the best fries in Kansas City! Try the Parmesan crusted fries.

Infused
5354 Robert St,
Shawnee, KS 66226
(913) 422-7625
Excellent meatloaf, with BBQ gravy. Also try the infused liquors, like honey infused bourbon.

Sumo
4800 W 135th St 108,
Leawood ,KS 66209
(913) 851-4888
'Atomic Tuna'. So spicy it's radioactive.

Caf? Augusta
12122 W. 87th St. Pkwy.,
Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 859-9556.
Fresh Tomato Provencal.

J Alexanders
11471 Metcalf Ave,
Shawnee Mission, KS 66210
(913) 469-1995
Great Cobb Salad, easily big enough to share.

Tanners
22374 W 66th St,
Shawnee, KS 66226
913-745-8100

Cupini's
1809 Westport Rd,
Kansas City, MO
(816) 753-7662
Wonderful lobster ravioli.

Pizza Man
10212 Pflumm Rd,
Shawnee Mission, KS 66215
(913) 492-2116
For great hot dogs.

Big T's Barbeque
East Kansas City,
6201 Blue Pkwy,
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 923-2278
Out of sight BBQ Beans.

Pizza Fusion
4800 West 135th St,
Leawood, KS 66224
(913) 685-0033
Organic pizzas.

Hot Basil
7528 119th Street,
Overland Park, KS 66213
(913) 451-3712

Pizza Bella
1810 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-7492
You simply have to try the sprouts!

The Farmhouse
300 Delaware,
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 569-6032
Sustainable farm sourced for ingredients.

Great Restaurants North of the River

Malay Cafe
6003 NW Barry Road,
Kansas City, MO 64154
(816) 741-3616

Agave Mexican Grill
6325 Lewis St,
Parkville, MO 64152
(816) 569-1950
Wonderful Mole

Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant
7103 NW Barry Road (Zona Rosa)
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 746-4848
Fried ice cream

Justice Drug Store
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-2300

Avalon Cafe
608 Main St,
Weston, MO
(816) 640-2835

Vineyard Restaurant
505 Spring St,
Weston, MO 64098
(816) 640-5588

Galvins
6802 South 22nd Street,
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 238-0463

The Cafe at Briarcliff
4125 N. Mulberry
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 505-2221