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The Food Critics: Terrific Take-Away

Our Food Critics regale us with restaurant news and reviews. Plus, everyone weighs in with their favorite spots for great take-out food.

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Charles Feruzza, Fat City Blog at The Pitch

Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine

Gloria Gale, 435 South Magazine


Store opening:
The Tasteful Olive
7945 Santa Fe Dr.
Overland Park
sells 17 different kinds of extra virgin olive oil from all over the world

Critics Reviews:

11865 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS
Long wait
inexpensive but very good
burgers, steak, chicken dishes

Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine
14861 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS
upscale truly Mexican food
dishes that you will find no where else in the city
(no burritos, orange cheese, etc)
Charles loved it!

Blanc Burger (new location)
4710 Jefferson St
Kansas City, Mo
food is still great
new location "was like eating in an airplane terminal"
very sleek and modern, but feels cold and sterile

McCormick & Schmidts
448 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO
10 for $10 for lunch
small plates
lump blue crab tower was excellent
lobster risotto is yummy

(several locations)
new menu with small plates that are wonderful but cheap

Chez Elle
1713 Summit
Kansas City, MO
very crowded, line out the door
really great crepes, charming atmosphere

BRGR Kitchen and Bar
4038 W 83rd St.
Prairie Village, KS
spiked milkshakes, gourmet mac-n-cheese
very busy, long waits

Jack Gage American Tavern
5031 Main St
Kansas City, MO
cute place, very popular, easy parking,
the rotisserie chicken is good, onion straws

Legend's Cafe
109 South Parke Street
Pratt, KS
wonderful hamburgers

American Restaurant
Crown Center
Kansas City, MO
still wonderful
3 course dinner for $50
food is so inventive and so good

Caller question:

Where can I find a zepole (fried dough) for St. Joseph's Day?

A. Holy Rosary Church (911 East Missouri Avenue, Kansas City, MO) is having a St. Joseph table Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19

A. Also available at Michael Smith's Extra Virgin

Terrific Take-Out

Kin Lin
314 East 51st Street
Kansas City, MO

Popeye's Chicken
(multiple locations)

Costco's shrimp salad and chicken noodle soup are great for take-out,
rotisserie chicken salad is out of this world

Cosentino's Markets
Brookside and Downtown
great delis

Dean and Deluca's
4700 W. 119th
Leawood, KS
very high quality

Mr. Gyro's
8234 Metcalf Avenue,
Overland Park, KS
good and fast, wrapped in paper, not styrofoam.

Pizza Man
10212 Pflumm Road
Lenexa, KS
chicago hotdogs in poppy seed rolls

Hot Dog Haven
101 Armour Road
North Kansas City, MO

Wai Wai Thai Express
8351 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS
(behind Mimi's)
express Thai take-out, really good

Po's Dumpling Bar
1715 West 39th Street
Kansas City, MO
amazing carry out and delivery

Sushi at Sunfresh in Westport
perfect blend of rice, always fresh, also has brown rice sushi


Terrific Take-Out, cont.

Salmon spinach salad at Fiorella's
13441 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO

Taj Mahal
7521 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
uses tupperware for their take-out

Los Corrales's tamales
408 West 9th Street
Kansas City, MO

Mama Joe's BBQ
7201 Northeast Parvin Road
Kansas City, MO
great sandwiches

Pizza Bar
P & L District
1320 Grand Blvd, Kansas City
NY style take-out pizza

The Mixx
4855 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Italian Delight
Indian Springs Mall
Kansas City, KS
Broccoli Casserole

Arthur Bryant's
1727 Brooklyn Ave
Kansas City, MO
feed the whole office on one sandwich!

Eden Alley
707 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO
uses recycled cardboard paper boxes for take-out

Island Spice Caribbean
10 w 39th St
Kansas City, MO

Vietnam Cafe
522 Campbell Street, Kansas City
soup bowls to-go are reusable
spring rolls!

Facebook Comments:

Denise Rector
Sneads BBQ out south in ... Belton? 170-something and Holmes. Delicious!

Elizabeth Snyder
jerusalem bakery and cupinis on westport rd

Melanie Marcusen McColligan
Kokopelli in Prairie Village...yum

Mike Peterson
Rico's Tacos on the Boulevard, 1 door west of Summit. Take-out or dine-in, but good spring weather means the taco cart is back on the sidewalk. Try the cabeza or tripa tacos!

Mike Goodman
kin lin was good while at UMKC.

Chris Harper
seconded for rico's tacos! the myriad fresh salsas are the best in the city! *salivates*

Danessa Gray
Aikou Chinese in Lee's Summit
Best.Chinese food.Ever!!

Ryan Kegley
Thai Paradise downtown on Grand and Truman.

Michael Shakespeare
Gates BBQ...10440 East 40 Highway
Independence, MO. Great fries and BBQ beans too!

Melissa Watzke
The food critics need to check out Castizo's north of the river (N Oak & I-152). Very authentic Mexican food and I believe they do offer take-out. Yum!!!

Stephanie Mathew Ferney
I agree, Melissa - their pollo al pipian is SOOO good!

Teresa Painter Johnson
have to second Aikou Chinese - they have the best Peking Shrimp!

Gaby Vice
The low mien and seseme chicken at Koko Teriyaki in the Town Pavillion at 12th and Main downtown. Yummm one of my favorite take outs during the week

Mary Campbell Winfrey
Legend of Asia, a new spot on South 7 Hwy in Blue Springs. Sushi and all! YUM!

Kristin McFarland Clarke
I second Thai Paradise on Grand, downtown KC!!!

Melissa Watzke
Thank you for making the comment about tipping for takeout orders! As a former server and takeout girl at Outback Steakhouse - I appreciate you letting the listeners know that tipping a takeout server is appropriate!

Susan Hilt
So happy to hear that Po's Dumpling delivers. I love delivery & am right around the corner from them!!

Denise Rector
Taj Mahal on Wornall is great for takeaway too - huge portions.