Friday, September 17, 2010

No. 13: cranberry scone from Oak Street Coffee

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM

The missing piece to your morning.
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To whet your appetite for The Pitch's annual Best of Kansas City issue, we're counting down our favorite Top 50 dishes each weekday until October 7.

Bravado should count for something when it comes to breakfast pastries. Too often, dry muffin tops and stale danishes are the standard fare at coffee shops. Even when we're not traveling, we can't seem to escape the dreaded hotel continental breakfast. So the pride that Oak Street Coffee shows in promising that the "World's Best Scones" are in Brookside is something to be admired. The scones? They're something to be devoured.

The "World's Best Scone," is more subtle than you would think. Your first bite will likely seem not that special. But that's because of all those other scones, the bad scones your brain can't forget. The word scone so often accompanies breakfast disappointment that we have steeled ourselves to be ready for a dry, forgettable wedge.

Let the cranberry scone from Oak Street Coffee renew your faith in scones. By the second bite, you'll realize this scone is lighter and moister. The crumbly exterior gives way to a soft and delicate center. The third bite will have you regret driving away in your car before ordering an additional scone --  the tart cranberry rounding off the buttery richness of the pastry.

Expect more from your breakfast. Oak Street Coffee does.

Our list so far:

No. 50: Chocolate Malt from Fox's Drug Store

No. 49: Il Parma from Bella Napoli

No. 48: Italian sausage and eggs from Cascone's Grill

No. 47: Orange Roll from Clock Tower Bakery

No. 46: Tacos de cochinita from Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

No. 45: Barbecued pork bun from 888 International Market

No. 44: Tableside fresh mozzarella from Jasper's

No. 43: Gyro Sandwich from Mr. Gyros Greek Food & Pastry

No. 42: Apple strudel from Grunauer

No. 41: Rice noodle bowl from dim sum at Bo Lings

No. 40: E-Crush from Hi-Hat Coffee

No. 39: Flight of Freshness from Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones

No. 38: Curried chicken salad from Cafe Provence

No. 37: Apple fritter from John's Space Age Donuts

No. 36: Pollo con limone e olive from Lidia's Kansas City

No. 35: Wedding-cake cookie from LattéLand

No. 34: Stroud's cinnamon rolls

No. 33: Smoked Polish from Werner's

No. 32: Burger and frites from Westport Cafe & Bar

No. 31: Paletas from Paleterias Tropicana

No. 30: Goat korma at New Cafe Tandoor

No. 29: Lemon cake from Café Europa

No. 28: Chocolate Mousse Torte from Napoleon Bakery

No. 27: Spring rolls from Vietnam Cafe 

No. 26: French fries from LC's Bar-B-Q

No. 25: Classic Cookie's herbed-potato-and-sausage casserole

No 24: Farmer greens salad at The Farmhouse

No. 23: Egg salad sandwich from You Say Tomato

No. 22: Waldorf Salad from Bloomsbury Bistro

No. 21: Pork tenderloin sandwich from Kitty's Cafe

No. 20: Root beer from Mugs Up Drive In

No. 19: Flank steak sandwich from Happy Gillis

No. 18: Chicken Picatta from the Hereford House

No. 17: Mom's Macaroni and Cheese from McCoy's Public House

No. 16: Fried green tomato salad from Café Roux

No. 15: Veggie burger from Room 39

No. 14: Onion rings from Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue

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