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The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Ambiance

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:

All Pizzaria Unos have closed

New pizza place in P&L called Pizza Joint

Madame Hatter's Tea Room has moved from Eudora to Bonner Springs
delicious homecooked lunches

Blanc Burgers adding a location on the plaza (old Pizzaria Uno)

Spin! Pizza at 49 and Main
"Ciao Bow Wow"Wednesday, Sept 23, 2009
people and pups can eat pizza together on patio
fundraiser for Wayside Waifs
requires RSVP Call 913-746-7746.


Restaurant Guide for Friday,
Sept 18, 2009

Critic's Recommendations

Cellar Rat
1701 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO
Wine flights on First Fridays
charcuterie plate
handcrafted biscotti from Bob Benish's Biscotti

Westside Local
1655 Summit (westside)
Kansas City, MO
charming place with a lot of potential
great hamburger made with ground ribeye

R Bar
(old Sutera's in West Bottoms)
1617 Genessee St
Kansas City, MO 64102
Sean Moriarity bartender (used to be at City Tavern)
beautiful place

1201 W 103RD St
Kansas City, MO 64114
homemade mozzarella from curds and whey
homemade applecello liquer

Europa A Cafe
55th and Oak (Crestwood)
fabulous cupcakes
fresh soups and salads
reasonably priced

Dragonfly Boba Tea & Baker
15153 w 119th St
Olathe, KS
great apple turnover, cookies, cinnamon rolls!

7938 Santa Fe Dr
Overland Park, KS 66204
food is uniformly excellent, great service

Bo Lings
City Market
20 E 5th St
Kansas City, MO
great ambiance
excellent lunch and service

Max's Downtown Grill
Lee's Summit, Mo
Steak Diane!!!

Caller Suggestions

Suite Ideas
613 N. Sterling Ave
Sugar Creek, Mo

"3 Women and an Oven" bakery items
at Dean & Deluca's
4700 W. 119th
Leawood, KS
red velvet cupcake is the best

Caller Questions?

Gluten Free Pizza?
WAldo pizza
Pizza Fusion

Special Topic: Ambiance

From callers:

Nelson-Atkins Museum
Roselle Court
4525 Oak Street
Friday evenings
Live Jazz

Kelso's NorthTown
300 Armour Rd
Kansas City, MO 64116
Remodeled to baseball theme
Armour and Swift
excellent Pizza

Chapell's Restaurant and Sports Museum
323 Armour Rd
Kansas City, MO 64116
nostalgic ambiance

Agave Mexican Grill
6325 Lewis St
Parkville, MO
great deck and southwestern feel

Roxanne's Cafe
6264 Lewis St
Parkville, MO
Country feel - horse decore

1310 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO 64114
Remodeled and beautiful, tableside caesar salads and bananas fosters

Le Fou Frogue
400 E 5th St
Kansas City, MO
joi de vivre of staff makes the place, laid back, festive, wonderful food
great lighting and patio

Buca de Beppo
large, hearty family portions
great, over the top kitsch

River Market
great funky ambiance & food

1924 Main Restaurant
(downtown Kansas city)
amazing food, always different
subdued lighting, old floors
(don't feel like you are in kansas anymore)

From Critics

The American
(Crown Center)
200 E 25th St
Kansas City, MO

101 W 22nd St
Kansas City, MO 64108
designed by a theater designer

The Keeping Room
America Bowman Restaurant
500 Welt Street
Westin, MO

Benton's Steakhouse
Westin Crown Center
2450 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO

Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, Missouri

618 Ward Parkway
Country Club Plaza
very swanky, especially with windows open

Chaz on the Plaza
(in the Raphael hotel)
325 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112


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