Here are some random newsy items from my reporter's notebook.
Get Ready for Freddy's
Freddy's Frozen Custard is coming to Kansas City. The Wichita Eagle reports on eight possible franchise locations, with the first to open next spring near 135th and Metcalf in Overland Park. Freddy's Web site lauds the Wichita-based company's steakburgers, shoestring fries and concretes.
Health Inspector's Close Sharp's
Sharp's 63rd Street Grill was temporarily closed on Monday after the Kansas City Health Department cited the restaurant for four critical health violations, including evidence of live roach activity. The Brookside staple can reopen once the violations, which also include grease buildup on the floors and walls as well as structural damage to the kitchen, have been addressed.
16.5 Tons of Food
The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the season of giving yesterday at Arrowhead Stadium, joining with volunteers to distribute more than 30,000 pounds of food donated by Tyson Foods as part of the Lift Up America program. Harvesters oversaw the distribution of food products to approximately 60 non-profits and relief agencies in the city.
is offering to cook your Thanksgiving meal this year. A complete dinner
for eight people (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, vegetables and
desserts) is $200. For 12 people (15-18 pound turkey) it's $300, and 16
people can be fed for $375. You can also order dishes a la carte, such as the restaurant's signature lemon cake ($35). Orders are due by November 20 at 2 p.m.
New Menu Options at RA Sushi
Ra Sushi in Leawood, which opened in August,
recently added a few new menu items. There's Ra chips and salsa (spicy
tuna tartare, cucumber, avocado, and fresh salsa, with wonton chips)
and a Banana Split Maki (fried banana maki, whipped cream and fresh fruit,
drizzled with chocolate and raspberry sauces). The newest drink is
the Bangin' Blueberry Mojito (Cruzan rum, fresh mint, lime juice and
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