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The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Splurge Desserts

The Chocolate Bag at McCormick & Schmidt's in Kansas City
The Chocolate Bag at McCormick & Schmidt's in Kansas City

You can't do it every day. Not even every week. But sometimes you need to have a certain dessert?you know, "that dessert".

By Walt Bodine Show



Charles Ferruzza, co-host, The Pitch and Fat City Blog
Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine
Gloria Gale, 435 South Magazine
Mary Bloch, Around the Block

Food News

Jerry's Cafe to open in September next to Jasper's at Watts Mill Shopping Center (formerly Georgie Porgies)

American Restaurant now serving lunch only on First Friday's.

JJ's Restaurant 25th Anniversary with specials and events

15th Annual KC Festival of Food and Wine (benefit for American Heart and Stroke Associations)
Sat, Aug 14, 6 pm
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard

"Food Now" Benefit
Aug 28, 2010
1300 W. 13th St
Kansas City, MO
A benefit for KC Community Gardens, KC Center for Urban Agriculture and the Greater KC Food Policy Coalition.

Poco's is now open W-Sat for lunch

Lydia's Annual Tomato Dinner is Wednesday night, August 11th, 6:30 (might be sold out)

Ryan Mabee and Howard Hannah are opening a new restaurant at 1924 Main, with Manifesto (speak easy) in the basement.

Portia's Cafe on Independence Ave is celebrating 30 year anniversary. (cash only)

Restaurant Reviews

Master Wok
3757 SW Raintree Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
Old fashioned, good, desserts were still frozen (but shouldn't have been)

Papu's Cafe
in Shell Gas Station
604 W 75th
Kansas City, MO
Chicken Schwarma platter was excellent

2601 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
giant spinach salad was unbelievably good
rainbow cake was very good

You Say Tomato
2801 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64109
fabulous BLT! Coconut Buttermilk Lemon Pie was "oh my"

(Westport Cafe and Bar)
great happy hour and fabulous drink list
Steak Bernaise was wonderful
great ambiance
really, really, really good

Cafe Des Amis
112 1/2 Main St
Parkville, Mo
very nice, adorable setting

Wines by Jennifer
405 Main Street
Parkville, MO
part Wine Bar, wine shop and art gallery

Raglan Road
170 East 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Salmon Club was great

119th and Metcalf
Overland Park, KS
very crowded, but great

8431 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
excellent BLT

Mr. Hibachi
7 Hwy and I-70
Blue Springs, MO
very good, very clean
very inexpensive

Fan's Tea and Dumpling
10400 Mastin
Overland Park, KS
food really fresh, very economical
Jumbo Shrimp with Pepper was "to die for"

Special Desserts

14861 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS
for Flan and Corn milk Ice Cream

Otto's Orignal Burgers and Malts is now serving again in the Czar Bar
1531 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
gourmet burgers, salads, world famous Malts

Pie Lady makes wonderful orignal Rhubarb pie
13408 Santa Fe Trail Drive
Lenexa, KS

J. Alexander's
11471 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
Best Carrot Cake

Cheesecake Factory
6675 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66209
Chocolate Cake!!!

Pies!!! at The Farmhouse
300 Delaware Street
Kansas City, MO

Frontier Steakhouse
9338 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS
wonderful Pies

Cafe Sebastian in Kemper Museum of Contemporary
4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
chocolate boudino?
crisps are wonderful


Splurge Desserts, cont

201 N Main St
Independence, MO

Chacko's Bakery
6001 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66202
cakes are wonderful

Chez Elle Creperie and Coffee House
1713 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO
dessert crepes are wonderful

5018 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Matterhorn is Charle's favorite

Small Cakes
14150 West 119th Street
Olathe, KS 66062

Classic Cup
301 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
best Creme Brulee

Les Petit Rouge
handmade cupcakes inside The Reading Reptile
328 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113

219 West 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Chocolate Pate'

Smith's Short Stop
Se Highway 54 & Mo-13
Collins, MO
Black Walnut Creme Pie!!

Shield's Manor Bistro
121 Main Street
Platte City, MO 64079
Platte County Black Bottom Pie

813 W 17th St
Kansas City, MO
Cashew "Ice Cream"

1201 West 103rd Street
Kansas City, MO
Coconut Cake

Bloom Baking Company
River Market
Downtown Kansas City, MO
wonderful breads, pastries
Cherry Bomb was wonderful

6227 Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, MO
homemade chocolate pudding

Madam Hatter's Tea Room
228 Oak Street
Bonner Springs, KS
fantastic Coconut Cake!!

From KCUR's Facebook Page:

Peter DeMars: Does Christopher Elbow count as a splurge dessert?

Ron Wages: McCormick & Schmick's chocolate bag!

Thelma Smith: I like the desserts at the Peachtree downtown, and for something less formal are the pies at the Englewood Cafe.

Bart Hoss: The Chocolate Bar at The Peppercorn Duck Club.

Andrea Luby: Chocolate flake fromage at Murray's!

Jane Palmer Wiegand: Peppercorn Duck Club - especially for anniversaries and get chocolate covered strawberries, the Chocolate Bar, and then a small cake to take home - for the price of the meal. Which can be expensive but oh so good.

Marsha Lerenberg: McCormick and Schmick's Chocolate Bag...amazing!

Melissa Carle: I love donuts, and great donuts in KC with the best Apple Fritter anywhere (all year around) is John's Space Age Donuts near downtown OP




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