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Food Critics: News, Reviews and Recommendations


Walt Bodine's Food Critics return with another round of mouth watering restaurant suggestions.

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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 and Events:

Oct 22 -23rd, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Ethnic Pastry Shop

BB's Lawnside BBQ 20th Anniversary, Friday, Oct 15th

Critic Recommendations:

Hot Basil
7528 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS
expanding! Pad Sea Eaw dish is very good. Fried Shrimp are great.

Trez Ovino
11570 Ash St
Leawood, KS
happy hour bruschetta
Lobster Mac is terrific

4900 W 119th St
Leawood, KS
Small plates are so good

Carmen's Cafe
115th and Nall
Leawood, KS
Paella is very good. Fettucine al Diablo and great dipping sauce. Tiramisu (from NYC) is excellent.

Chai Shai
651 E. 59th Street
Kansas City, MO
A family affiar, neighborhood hangout, best samosas in Kansas City! Best basmatic rice!

Classic Cup on the Plaza
301 W 47th St
Kansas City, MO
updated menu! Ahi Tuna and White Bean Salad was very good. A new cuban mufaletta, hero sandwich with spicy ground lamb

Pizza Bella
1810 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO
brussel sprouts! great outdoor setting

Harry's Country Club
112 E. Missouri
Kansas City, MO
excellent fish entrees

10681 Mission Rd
Leawood, KS
serves the same Carrot Cake as the old Prospect (in Westport)

Majestic Steak House
978 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
went for breakfast, now serving everyday, Croque Madam was excellent, the most wonderful potatoes!

Fan's Tea & Dumplings
10400 Mastin St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
bad location, fried milk (dessert) has to be ordered in advance

Backfire BBQ
(The Legends)
Fried Chicken on Sunday! Good side dishes. Chopper Bar hangout.

Caller Questions:

Q: Good Burger place in Lawrence?

A: The Burger Stand in Dempsey's. Some of the most delicious burgers ever, plus truffle fries!

Q: Where to find good breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches?

A: Corner Cafe in Riverside, The Well in Wornall, PT's in Riverside, Lew's Grill and Bar in Waldo, Ernie's Steakhouse in Sugar Creek, Herrera's on the west side, RC's in Martin City, TJ's in Grandview, Smitties in Clinton, MO

Q: Where for good Indian food?

A: Ruichi at 115th and Antioch, Indian Palace on 87th St , Korma Sutra in Overland Park, Taj Mahal at 75th and Wornall.




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