The sad news is that the owners of Quick's 7th Street Bar-B-Q, the 54-year-old restaurant at 709 Cheyenne, don't always have rib tips. But when they do, they'll sell you a plate of the tender, meaty chunks, swathed in a brawny cayenne-seasoned sauce, with two slices of white bread and a side dish -- a choice of baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, or fries -- for a Lincoln and two quarters, plus tax and gratuity. Beverage extra. Cheap and delicious.
And speaking of beverages: For the first time in a half-century, Quick's 7th Street Bar-B-Q no longer sells bottled beer. Earlier this year, owner Scott Quick -- the son of this restaurant's founder, Marvin Quick -- made the decision not to renew his liquor license.
The season of Lent, a time for fasting and purification, is approaching more quickly than your excuses to avoid it. And the chaos of Mardi Gras is coming with it.
My lunch at Coda (1744 Broadway) didn't start off very well. Although it certainly wasn't the fault of the Crossroads bar and grill. I couldn't open the door. But just as I was casually going to walk away and pretend that I hadn't been tugging fruitlessly on the handle, a face appeared in the window and waved me in.
"We usually have a sign up," explained the cook, who graciously opened the side door for me. The front entrance, you see, is on 19th Street, not Broadway. It's a point I'll be sure to remember the next time I eat there.
Here in Fat City, the economy weighs heavily on our minds, particularly during election time. So, as card-carrying members of the Bull Moose Party (there aren't many of us left, you know), we're jumping on the beef platform, looking to cast a vote for the best steak deals in the metro.
Driving south on Highway 71, we stopped in Carthage, Missouri and saw this sign, pictured right, at the local Sirloin Stockade -- there isn't one in the Kansas City metro, alas -- and were impressed by the deal du jour, a 10-ounce Kansas City Strip for less than ten bucks.
Can we get one closer to home?
In years past, you could score a free burrito on Halloween from Chipotle if you came in dressed like a burrito. Sadly, the free burrito train has stopped. This year you can instead get a burrito, bowl, salad or tacos for $2 after 6 p.m. -- if you dress up as a "horrifying processed food product."
This is not all bad -- the $2 goes to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, "a national movement to save America's health by changing the way America eats," with Chipotle donating up to $1 million from the Boorito 2010 promotion. Still, the beauty of dressing up like a burrito was that all you had to do was slap on a little foil. If you and a couple of friends went in on a roll together, that would bring your cost down even more.
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