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The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Scrumptious Steaks

Find out where to go and what to eat with The Food Critics on the Walt Bodine Show.

Kansas City , Mo. –


The Food Critics are:

Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine
Mary Bloch, The Independent

Food News:

Infused in Shawnee closed
Falcon Diner at Ameristar has closed.

Wine Dinner: American Restaurant "Laquercia" Tue Oct 26th
200 E 25th St
Kansas City, MO

Melon Festival
Sat, Sept 5, 11 - 2
City Market
Kansas City, MO
Soccer and Bowling with Melons!



Restaurant Guide for Friday,
Sept 4, 2009

Critic's Recommendations:

Pho 97
2605 Independence Ave
sweetest, cleanest, tiniest little restaurant with excellent food.

The Drop
409 E 31st St
Kansas City, Mo
Hopping Happy Hour!
Bruschetta is wonderful
Fabulous Crab Cakes
Opening for lunch again on Sept 28

"1924 Main"
Kansas city, MO
Opening for lunch again
Totally revamped menu
Now very casual
Pork Belly BLT

900 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS
Contemporary World Fusion
Amazing food, very good
Blood Orange Margaritas!

Ra Sushi
117th and Nall
Overland Park, KS
Very hip and happening
Happy hour 3 -7 M-Sat
1/2 price sushi
Rice bowl with sashimi and asian veg

Cafe Trio
4558 Main St
Kansas City, MO
beautiful surroundings
very creative drink list
great pork short ribs
squash soup with pancetta was wonderful.

Caller Questions:

Where to go for table side Ceasar Salad made from scratch?
EBT, Jaspers and Savoy Grill

Good place to eat in Joplin, Mo?
Fred and Red's (spaghetti)
1719 Main Street
Joplin, Missouri

Where to go for good hanger steak?
Extra Virgin
1900 Main St
Kansas City, MO

How is the Gaslight Grill?
5020 W 137th St
Overland Park, KS 66224
good steaks (very 1960's)
expensive, portions are big
live music every night


Caller Recommendations

RA Long's Sawmill
3365 SW Fascination Drive
Lees Summit, MO
Very good, family friendly
Best Bread Pudding ever

Italian Gardens To Go
best Italian Steak sandwiches
7121 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, MO

Bombay Palace
1313 NE Douglas St
Lees Summit, MO
great food and service

Topic of the Day: Steak!

(several locations)
$13.95 steak w/salad, entree and dessert
Charles thought it was great

113 Oak St.(downtown)
Bonner Springs, KS
excellent marinated flank steak
Incredible specials: smoked meats on Sundays

The Range
Harrah's Casino
1 Riverboat Drive
Kansas City MO
good KC Strip and Tbone

101 W 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO
great rib eye (best cut of steak)

Moving to NE corner of 95th and Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS
really good value flank steak

En Chamas Brazilian Grill
6101 NW 63rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO
great salad and appetizer buffet
bring variety of meat to table
all kinds of wonderful steaks

Sullivan's Steakhouse
4501 W 119th St
Leawood, KS 66209
beef tenderloin eggs benedict
really good "early bird" dinners
excellent steaks

Lill's on 17th
815 W 17th St (westside)
Kansas City, MO
filet mignon delicious
(you can take your dog)

Avenues Bistro
338 W 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64113
great steak sandwich

J. Alexander's
115th and Metcalf
Overland Park, KS
nice, inexpensive steakhouse
great steak sandwich

Central Standard Best Food KC