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The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Buffets

Another action packed hour of restaurant news, events and recommendations. Plus, where are the best buffets?


The Food Critics are:

Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch
Gloria Gale, Gusto with Glo
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine


Restaurant News and Events:

McCalister's Deli in Ward Parkway closed

Adam's Rib closed

The Mixx in Power & Light District is now open

Extra Virgin is having a costume contest on Halloween
1900 Main St
Kansas City, Mo

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Ethnic Food & Pastry Sale!
119th and Pflumn
Overland Park, KS
Baklava, Russian Tea cookies
Fri Oct 23 & Sat, Oct 24, 10 am - 7 pm
Dine In or Carry Out. Russian, Greek and Lebanese meals

Restaurant Guide for Friday,
Oct 16, 2009

Critic's Recommendations

Hawthorne House Pie Room
NW Bell Rd
Parkville, MO
(hwy 9, turn at the sonic, off of bell road)
thur-fri-sat 11 - 4 pm
most delicious pies that Charles has ever tasted in his life

The Burger Stand at Dempsey's
623 Vermont St.
Lawrence, KS
wonderful hamburgers, duck fat fries

Copa Room
14942 W 87th St Pkwy
Lenexa, KS
"Sammy, Frank and Dean" trio of pastas
salmon salad was wonderful

435 Westport Rd
Kansas City, Mo
upscale saloon food
flatbread pizza is to die for...

Westside Local
1663 Summit St
Kansas City, MO
yummy pot roast & salmon burger

6227 Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, MO
very eclectic menu, wonderful food,
great onion rings, pork roast, pork sholder, very reasonable

Caller Questions:

Where to get the Best Bread Pudding?
Peach Tree Buffet
6800 Eastwood Tfwy
Kansas City, MO

What to order at Justus Drug Store Restaurant?
106 W Main St
Smithville, MO 64089
Critics say: "anything! it's all good!"

Special Topic: Buffets

The Jerusalem Bakery
1404 Westport Rd
Kansas City, KS
marvelous mediterranean buffet
astronomically good

Hometown Buffet
(across from Metro North)
really clean

Paradise India
135th and Metcalf
Overland Park
all organic food
lunch only buffet

11168 Antioch Rd
Overland Park, KS
Sundays - buffet is more traditional Iindian fare

Bombay Palace
1313 NE Douglas St
Lee's summit, MO
delicious Indian buffet

The New Tandoor Cafe
35th and Broadway
Kansas City, Mo
very clean, has some Pakistani items too

Horizon's Buffet at Ameristar Casino
3200 North Ameristar Drive
Kansas City, MO
Seafood Corner with Crab Legs, Shrimp
Critics: "Best casino buffet in Kansas City"

Golden Corral in Branson
3551 Shepherd of the Hills Expy
Branson, MO
entree quality, jalapeno tilapia

Cinzetti's Italian Buffet
91st and Metcalf
Overland Park, KS
great decor, saturday and sunday brunch
will also make a pasta dish to order

Jin Shan Buffet
1800 E 23rd St
Lawrence, KS
best chinese buffet

Thai Food Buffet?
Bangkok Pavillion
7249 W 97th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
lunch only

Sweet Tomatoes
1309 Meadow Lake Pkwy
Kansas City, MO
healthy (mostly salads)buffet

101 W 22nd St
Kansas City, MO 64108
Appetizer buffet on Sunday is wonderful

China Tom's
2816 W 47th Terrace
Westwood, KS
weekends only - traditional Chinese buffet
tripe, fish, sticky rice, bok choy

Paulo and Bill's
16501 Midland Dr
Shawnee, KS
superb breakfast buffet on Sundays
elegant, chocolate fountain

4196 U.S. 54
Osage Beach, Mo
unlimited breakfast

Poco's on the Blvd
3063 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO
delicious mexican buffet

Corona Gardens
1808 E Santa Fe St
Olathe, KS
great mexican buffet during lunch

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