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Food Critics: The Post-Thanksgiving Detox

Nov 15, 2013

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The great thing about the Thanksgiving feast is that the table is groaning with wonderful comfort foods and lots and lots of leftovers.

The less appealing thing about Thanksgiving is that 48 hours after the holiday, you’re sick of cold turkey sandwiches and re-heated mashed potatoes and you’re ready for something else to eat. 

On Friday’s Central Standard, Charles Ferruzza and fellow food critics, Emily Farris, Mary Bloch and Chris Becicka shared ideas for a post-holiday culinary detox, and took calls with listener suggestions. Below are their suggestions.

Places to go to detox (or keep up the gluttony):

  • Pryde's packaged soup, 115 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Bo Ling's (noodles and sushi), many locations.
  • Thai Place, 9359 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Gram & Dun (chicken and waffles), 600 Ward Pkwy. Kansas City, Mo.
  • Beer Kitchen (chicken and waffles), 435 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Niecies (chicken and waffles), 6441 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Magnolia's (chicken and red velvet waffles), 2932 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Poco's (Mexican), 3063 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, Mo.
  • Village Inn, 5800 Broadmoor Street, Mission, Kan.
  • RJ's Bob-be-que, 5835 Lamar Ave. Mission, Kan.
  • Cafe Gratitude, 333 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, Mo.
  • Port Fonda (bloody Mary), 4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Rieger Hotel (bloody Mary), 1924 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Journey Steakhouse, 777 N.W. Argosy Casino Pkwy. Riverside, Mo.
  • Jess and Jim's, 517 East 135th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Mixx (salads), multiple locations.

New and noteworthy restaurants in the Kansas City area: