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The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Going Nuts

Today's food news and reviews is followed by a discussion of nuts, and the ways in which restaurants use them in tasty dishes, from salads to entrees to the ever-popular dessert.

By The Walt Bodine Show, Dec 11


Restaurant News

Leona Yarboroughs is closing on Dec 30th

Matchstick BBQ on 39th St closed

Spin has added gluten free beer to their gluten free menu

Chestnut Charlie's: Last day of sales will be at the Lawrence Christmas Farmer's Market, Saturday Dec 12th.

Sadly, Raino Pepino has died. (pianist at American Restaurant)


JP Winebar
4311 W 119th Street
Leawood, KS
servers lunch and dinner
food was excellent

Dragon Inn
7500 West 80th Street
Overland Park, KS
very 1960's, very elaborate menu
always consistant and good

West Chase Grill
119th and Roe
Overland Park, KS
good for lunch, not expensive
french onion soup was delicious

Hot Basil
7528 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
pad thai was super spicy
really great, green curry, chocolate stuffed crab rangoons

Houstons Happy Hour
4640 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
1/2 price appetizers

Lidia's Happy Hour
101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Many $5 items including sauteed livers, fabulous onion strings

Cozy's Cafe
6740 W 75th
Overland Park, KS
cute, clean nice place
great lunches

Bleu Tomato
33080 w 83rd St
DeSoto, KS
fun, casual
Reservations required on weekend

Club D'Est
202 South Main Street
Pratt, KS 67124
Pratte, KS

8615 Hauser Court
Lenexa, KS 66215
great kobe beef and sushi

Caller Questions:

Q: Where can I find a great coffee cake?

A: Starbucks has great coffee cake
McLains Bakery, 7422 Wornall Road
Andre's, 5018 Main Street
Panera Bread

Q: Gluten free restaurants?
A: Waldo Pizza has gluten free pizza
Spin (multiple locations)

Q:Where for great Greek food in Kansas City?
A:Try Tassos
82nd and Wornall
Kansas City, MO
recently remodeled

Special Topics: Nuts

Brussel sprouts with hazelnuts at Pizza Bella!
1810 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City

Springfield Cashew Chicken
battered and deep fried chicken with oyster sauce and cashews
(you have to go to Springfield, MO)

Fortune Wok
135th and Nieman Rd
Overland Park, KS
Great Springfield Cashew Chicken

J. Alexander's
11471 Metcalf Ave
Shawnee Mission, KS
fabulous carrot cake with nuts

The Farmhouse
300 Delaware St, Kansas City
pumpkin ravioli with pumpkin seeds and sage, rabbit turnover resting on a walnut green salad

Bloomsbury Bistro
Mission Road Antique Mall
4101 West 83rd Street
Prairie Village, KS
wonderful nutty carrot cake

College of the Ozarks Fruitcakes

JP Wine Bar
1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City
delicious spiced pecans on salad bar


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