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The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Breakfast All Day Long

Walt Bodine and The Food Critics return with new restaurant reviews and also take a look at local restaurants serving all day breakfast.

By Walt Bodine Show

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The Food Critics are:

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

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Restaurants Mentioned on this program:

Hikock's Southwest Bar & Grill
528 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64016
"gobbled down the deep fried burger, battered in Blvd beer batter, adds some crispiness as well as fat"
"cool place....great chef...chicken quesadilla was fabulous, fish tacos...great happy hour"

7182 Renner Rd
Shawnee, KS 66217
"very cute...bright and light..."

Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar
616 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
"packed....23 wines by the glass...has a nice feeling...not just pizza but salmon and pasta.....waitresses were good"

Carmen's Casina
Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS
"typical Mexican food, made to order, small, very friendly, nice tamales on the weekends"

300 Delaware Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
"cuban sandwich...really good pie...very good service...."

Sobahn Korean Restaurant
7800 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66202
"really fun...seafood pancake was great...we loved the rice dish with spicy pork with kim chee"

Tavern in the Village
3901 Praire Ln
Prairie Village, KS 66208
"very busy...appeals to a broad range of people and tastes...menu not too creative...everyone seemed happy....attractive bar...Santa Fe Chicken Salad was really great.."

715 Restaurant
715 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044
"great...excellent service"

Genessee Royale Bistro
1531 Genessee St
Kansas City, MO 64102
"very good...reasonalbe and delicious breakfast"

Cafe Europa
323 E 55th St
Kansas City, MO 64113
"lady's lunch place, very busy.....red velvet cupcakes!....reuben and french fries were very hearty and great..."

Cafe Nordstrom
11143 W 95th St
Overland Park, KS 66214
"fabulous...so good...meal sizes are very substantial....like a buffet but not cafeteria food at all...."

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse
1615 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
"pastries are moist, flavorfull, delicious...sweet, sweet place run by a couple" "coffeecake was really good"

Special Topic: Breakfast

Le Peep
5400 W 95th St
Prairie Village, KS 66207
Overland Park, KS
"not bad now...give you a pot of coffee...."

Jay WalLe's
503 North 6th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
"now open for breakfast.....three poached eggs in middle eastern sauce...killer corned beef hash...."
"don't go during Lent because the pastry case is sinful to look at.."

The Real Jalisco
1414 NW 7 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64014
"chorrizo's and huevos all day long"
"also has a seven course dinner with Tequila Tasting"

8314 Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64114
"really good breakfast all day long"

Fig Tree Cafe and Bakery
817 NE Rice Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
"delicious eggs benedict and pastries"

920 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS
"nice outside seating...delightful for breakfast.."

The Majestic
931 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64105
"open early...wonderful breakfast...great coffee"

Blue Bird Bistro
1700 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64108-1142
"really good breakfast....good oatmeal..."

Town Topic
2021 Broadway St
Kansas City, MO
"good breakfast and people watching"

2601 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108
"really good breakfast, but doesn't open until 9 am..."

Chez Elle
1713 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
"fabulous...delish crepes...sweet staff..coffee is really good...scrumptious egg and bacon crepe...have sweet and savory crepes.."

Los Alamos Market y Cocina
1667 Summit St.
Kansas City, MO
"huge burrito breakfast..open at 6 am..."

Jim's Family Restaurant
11220 E US Highway 24
Sugar Creek, MO 64054-1514
"eggs are always perfect...the bacon always crispy....a cheeseburger bigger than Charle's face...and they deliver!"

Classic Cup
301 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112-1622
"pretend you are in another city...great breakfast items.."
"great breakfast...huge oatmeal with brownsugar and raisens and berries..."

Woodswether's Cafe
414 West 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64101

The Beer Kitchen
435 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
"breakfast all day and makes great corned beef hash"

Cascone's Grill
17 East 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
"favorite toast in Kansas City"
"Italian Steak with eggs and red sauce is wonderful"

Kate's Kitchen
8002 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118
"family run...very clean and friendly..quick coffee...cinamon roll french toast is sinfully good...packed from 9 - 11"

Room 39
1719 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
"best French Toast in town..."

You Say Tomato
2801 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64109-1146
"great coffee and food"

Ginger Sue's
12 West Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068-2319
"sugar, pepper bacon, rosemary breakfast potatoes are 'to die for'...best breakfast ever..."

904 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
"smoked trout...English breakfast..biscuits and gravy is phenomenal... artisan bakery is world renowned..."

From Facebook:

"You Say Tomato. I say yum."

"Mamma's on 39th was my fav in KC."

"Joe's Omelet at Jack Gage on 51st and Main- woodland mushrooms, spinach, Hollandaise, mmmm..."

"Neighbor's Cafe in downtown Lee's Summit. Ok, so it's a little far from the city, but so worth it. I'm glad it was bought and re-opened! Free cinnamon rolls are the best cinnamon rolls ♥"

"i hate to say hardees, but their carmel crumb biscuits are amazing!!!"

"Eggtc. on Main St., KCMO"

"YJ's Snack Bar! 128 West 18th Street KCMO. Sooooo good!"

"Chelly's (Mexican) on 85th St. has a breakfast menu and, I think, a very generous coffee policy. I love their chicken soup, also, from the regular menu."


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