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The Food Critics: News, Reviews, Hotcakes and Waffles

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The Food Critics share the latest in local restaurant news and reviews. In the second half we explore the best places for waffles and hotcakes!By Walt Bodine Show, March 6, 2009

Kansas City , Mo. – This week's Food Critics:
Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine
Mary Bloch, The Independent

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Community Event: Breaking Bread, bringing together Iraq veterans and refugees at the Community Christian Church, Saturday 14th March, Telephone (816) 931-5256.

Great Waffles & Pancakes

Succotash
15 E. 3rd Street,
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 421-2807
The Burrito of Love...Oh L'Amour.

Bluebird Bistro
1700 Summit Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 220-7559
Awesome french toast. Try the eggs and bacon.

RJ's Bob-Be-Que
5835 Lamar Avenue,
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 262-7300

Bell Street Mama's
3906 Waddell Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-6422
Deep fried pancakes.

Milton's
920 Massachusetts Avenue,
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-2330

Windsteads
4971 W. 135th Street,
Leawood, KS 66224
(913) 897-5406
Blueberry pancakes bursting with blueberry goodness.

First Watch
7305 W. 95th Street,
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 383-2904
Great wheatgerm pancakes.

The City Diner
301 Grand Boulevard,
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 471-5121
Pancakes to be reckoned with.

Waid's
194 NW. Oldham Parkway,
Lees Summit, MO 64081
(816) 524-4800
Great malt waffles.

Poco's
3063 Southwest Boulevard,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 931-2526
Again, great waffles.

Kate's Kitchen
8002 North Oak,
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 436-7200
Caramel nut french toast with banana's.

Cascone's Italian Restaurant
3733 North Oak Trafficway,
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 454-7977
Lighter than air pancakes.

IHOP
5201 NW. 64th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64151-2453
(816) 741-9366
Potato pancakes. Stuffed cream cheese french toast.

Waffle House
6840 E. Front Street,
Kansas City, MO 64120
(816) 231-8565
Great thin waffles.

Village Inn
5800 Broadmoor Street,
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 236-7088

Other Restaurants Mentioned on Today's Show

Grinders West
417 E. 18th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-5454

Rays Inn
11100 Hickman Mills Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 763-6969
Great Ambience.

Classic Cup
301 W. 47th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 753-1840
Humongous Pancakes.

Spin
4950 Main Street,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-7746

Accurso's
5044 Main Street,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 753-0810

Teocali
2512 Holmes Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-4749
Sublime Fish Taco's.

Chaz on the Plaza
325 Ward Parkway,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 756-3800
Great, warm atmosphere.

JP's Wine Bar
1526 Walnut Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-2660

Waid's
6920 Mission Road,
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 362-2882
Fresh pies daily.

Englewood Cafe
10904 E. Winner Road,
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 461-9588
Home baked pies.

Oak 63 Bistro
408 E. 63rd Street,
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 569-6310
Outstanding tuna salad sandwich.

Fiesta Azteca
7534 Raytown Road,
Raytown, MO 64138
(816) 737-0772
Great cream sauces and the best margaritas in Kansas city.

Nick & Jakes
6325 Lewis Drive,
Parkville, MO 64152
(816) 584-8535
Choose one of seven meals for $7. Huge portions of baby back ribs and seared ahi tuna.

Cooks Shack Cafe
8950 Wornall Road,
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 333-0013
Mom and Pop shop with great cinnamon waffles.

Thai Garden
1726 W. 39th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-4226
Penang curry, outstanding.

Baan Thai
4th & Cherokee,
Leavenworth, KS
(913) 682-6999
Wonderful pad thai.

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