Bygone Kansas City Restaurants: Joe’s Barn
Joe’s Barn was a long running family style restaurant in Stanley, Kansas, a suburb in the southern KC metro. It looked like a barn. Was it a barn?
If I were taking visiting friends or relatives to a fancy restaurant in Kansas City with excellent food, service and an eclectic atmosphere, I’d take them to Vivilore in Independence.
Bygone Restaurants: Victoria Station
Do you remember the restaurant where you dined inside actual train cars and the signature dish was prime rib? There were two Kansas City locations of this international chain, which had 97 restaurants during its heyday of the 1970s and 1980s.
The Joys of Ordering the Same Thing
Do you have a dish that you order every time you go to specific restaurant? Do you have a favorite style of dish whenever you go to a certain style of restaurant? Even when the restaurant has dozens of dishes that you’d really like to try? Are you the type of diner who loves trying new things, but you have the default comfort order?
Bygone Restaurants: Yellow Sub
I was a resident of Lawrence, Kansas from 1983 to 1989. During most of this period, I was a student at the University of Kansas. This look back is biased a little bit towards this era. Even though I have lived in the area since the early 2000s, I don’t think I’ve dined at any Lawrence restaurants since then. I need to change that!
Vegan Jurnee: Healthy and Soulful
I love serendipitous restaurant discoveries and it’s a big bonus when they are vegan and match a cuisine style I’ve long wanted to see in Kansas City. I recently went
Pizza Tascio: Authentic New York Style Pizza By The Slice
I’ve long been a fan of New York-style pizza for years, often making an effort to seek it out locally. I was very excited to hear about the opening of Pizza Tascio in North Kansas City.
I recently stopped by Pizza 51 on a Sunday afternoon, after Comic Con, with my junior review team, the “youth review crew. Pizza 51 has been one of our favorite pizza stops for years, especially during the warm weather months.
Broadway Cafe has been an institution in Westport for many years. Over 30 years! The coffee and the service are top notch.
The Best Veggie Burger I Ever Ate
The best veggie burger I’ve ever eaten was the Portabella-bachi at the old Swagger restaurant on Wornall Road near 85th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
Taqueria Mexico #4
At the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Southwest Boulevard, you’ll find Taqueria Mexico #4. The popular Mexican restaurant has a large outdoor patio, big dining room suitable for families and large parties, and extensive bar.
Chuck Eats KC Podcast is Finally Here!
The first episode of the Chuck Eats KC podcast is finally out! You can listen to it here. Expect new episodes of the podcast on a regular basis, perhaps twice