Food and Drink
12:57 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Food Critics: News, Reviews, and Pet Peeves

Walt Bodine is joined today by our Food Critics, who bring us the latest from the local restaurant scene and also vent about their dining-out frustrations.

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The Food Critics:

Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch and Fat City Blog
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine
Gloria Gale, 435 South Magazine
Mary Bloch, Around the Block


Critic Recommendations:
Caller Recommendations

Blue Stem
900 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
fabulous brunch (menu, not buffet)
chicken livers on cheesy grits were delicious!
El Camino Real
110 East 51st Street
Kansas City, KS

Frida's
148th and Old Metcalf
very, very busy
really, really good meal
Szechuan House
1403 W 39th St.
Kansas City, MO
duck soup with whole duck legs
very spicy if you ask for it

Cancun Fiesta Fresh
4019 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO
and
503 N. 7th St
Kansas City, KS
great street tacos
Lu Lu's
1315 Fairfax
Kansas City, KS
(used to be a gas station)
breakfast and lunch only
biscuits and gravy are great

KC Hopps
10551 Barkley Street
Overland Park, KS
guacomole is out of this world, you make it at your table
R Bar
1617 Genessee Street
Kansas City, MO
fun, groovy, bar is gorgeous
now known as a music mecca
food is very good

Benton's Steak & Chop House
1 E Pershing Road
Kansas City, Mo
(top of Crown Center)
fantastic view of thunderstorms
Maggie's Authentic Mexican Foods
100 SE 3rd Street
Lee's Summit, Mo

Smashburger
6551 W 119th
chain that started in Denver
Burger was in between a Winsteads and a Blanc burger
Kansas City special: onion, mushrooms, onion straws

Lorenzo's Pizza Pasta & Subs
1100 N. Scott
(old side of Belton, Mo)
best place for Italian on this continent

Edoko Japanese
very good sushi and service
8615 Hauser
Lenexa, KS
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La Cabana del Pollo
5816 Merriam Dr
Merriam, KS
make their own mole
very clean
pork adobo in spicy red sauce was great
light and moist tamales
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