Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Contest: The glory that was Westport

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 1:20 PM

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Last week on the Plog, Alan Scherstuhl compiled a poignant photo essay about Westport -- and all the empty storefronts, some of which had once been popular restaurants. It evoked a lot of nostalgia for readers who remember Westport as one of the most vital restaurant destinations in Kansas City. And it inspired me to cook up a new contest.

The first Fat City reader who can correctly answer, in our Comments section, the most questions before midnight tonight -- Tuesday, March 2 -- will receive this incredible prize: a vintage copy of the Town Crier Recipe Book, published by the Midland Flour Milling Company of Kansas City, Missouri in 1938 and featuring "300 Lucky Low Cost Prize Winning Recipes." The recipes include Magic Butter Rolls, Malt Butterscotch Bars, and Hot Dog Dainties. Perfect for dinner party planning!


1) In the 1990s, restaurateur Loy Edge named this bistro after a 19th-century French author. What was the name of the restaurant?

2) In the late 1970s, this Victor Fontana restaurant-nightclub was the most glamorous dining spot in town, serving Bistecca Soto Fiammo and Filleto con Aragosta. What was the name of the restaurant?

3) Before she opened her namesake restaurant Cafe Lulu in the 1980s, chef and author Lou Jane Temple operated a trendy clothing store on Westport's main drag. What was the name of this shop?

4) This Westport restaurant was famous for its bread baked in clay flour pots. Name the restaurant.

5) This popular Westport restaurant was famous for its carrot cake, but also served Crepes St. Gabriel, filled with whipped cheese, honey and Cointreau then topped with orange marmalade.

6) This restaurant, originally at 535 Westport Road, wasn't just a steak joint -- it also had a "tropical" flair. What was the name of the restaurant?

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