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Food Critics: Chilled Dishes

Lindsey Turner
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When the thermometer soars past 90 degrees, the idea of a hot meal sounds a lot less alluring than a bowl of cool fruit salad. They say that spicy food can actually cool you down, and if you’re sweating before you even pick up a fork – perhaps you’re willing to try anything?

On today’s edition of Central Standard, we beat the summer heat by taking a culinary tour into Coolsville: icy salads, chilled soups, glacial goodies, Siberian sandwiches, and frozen desserts.

A bowl of gazpacho may not be as hardy as a plate of steaming pasta, but when you’ve reached your boiling point, it goes down a whole lot easier. 

Here are the cool dishes the guests and callers talked about on the show:

  • Gazpacho, Anton's Tap Room - 1610 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Gazpacho and ceviche, Extra Virgin - 1900 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Gazpacho, Grand Street Cafe - 4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Gazpacho and watermelon salad, Cafe Sebastienne at the Kemper Museum, 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ceviche, Story - 3931 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kan.
  • Ceviche and shrimp cocktail, El Patron 2906 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Salads, The Mixx - Country Club Plaza and Power & Light District, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Watermelon salad, Voltaire - 1617 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Chilled soups, Uncommon Stock - (available at several locations)
  • Chilled soups, Cafe Provence - 3936 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kan.
  • Cold strawberry soup, You Say Tomato - 2801 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Shrimp cocktail, El Torito - 4901 St John Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Shrimp dish, El Bonito Michoacan - 1150 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Seafood tower, Capital Grille - 4740 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Caprese salad, Jasper's - 1201 West 103rd Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Caprese sandwich, Carollo's Italian Deli - 20 East 5th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Quinoa salad, Axiois - two locations, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Soda, Little Freshie - 811 West 17th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.