Yes, we still grab a fistful of matches when we find a restaurant that still offers this pleasant giveaway. Since it's nearly impossible to find a dining room in the metro that still permits smoking, it's becoming increasingly rare to find matchbooks or boxed matches up at the hostess stand, next to the cellophane-wrapped Starlight mints and the toothpicks.
But as our horde of vintage matchbooks grows, so do some burning questions about Kansas City's restaurant history.
5. Was there really a restaurant and lounge called the Velvet Turtle? Where was it?
4. What was the name of the little dinette in the Argyle Building at 12th and McGee?
3. Where was Uncle John's Riverboat Restaurant?
2. What Country Club Plaza restaurant had an adjoining cocktail lounge called Side Door Cocktails?
1. What was the name of the Italian restaurant that once operated at 8411 Wornall -- yes, it's where Tasso's is now -- and, no, it's not the short-lived La Scalla where I once worked as a waiter.
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