The weather is turning chilly. It's time to think about soup.
Kansas City hasn't had such great luck with soup-only restaurants. A popular Westport restaurant in the late 1970s, the Souper, by all accounts served very good house-made soups and freshly baked breads until (rumor has it, anyway) the owner vanished one day after hastily taping a "Closed" sign to the front door. Several decades later, another soup restaurant, Souperman, chef Rob Dalzell's clever spin on the theme, opened at 1724 Main for a few years. It was a popular lunch venue until it also seemed to disappear, all too quickly, in 2010.
The good news is that Kansas City has so many traditional restaurants serving excellent, soothing and nourishing soup, who really needs a soup-only restaurant? The possibilities range from Plaza III's legendary steak soup to the once-famous (but not so fabulous in recent days) French onion soup offered by Houlihan's; if you really want French onion soup, order it at Aixois or Le Fou Frog.
If you're a fan of Kansas City's Farm to Market sourdough loaf, tomorrow marks the opening day - of a limited 17-day run - for the company's chile cheese bread, a sourdough loaf, baked with pieces of cheddar cheese and bits of fiery jalapenos, that hasn't been on store shelves for a year. The round loaves will be featured in select stores October 11-27.
The loaves, 7 inches in diameter, feature a light crust that is slightly chewy and golden, with a soft open crumb. The cheddar and jalapeno flavors are bold but not overpowering. It's perfectly delicious toasted with butter in the morning or used in a savory bread pudding.
Shout out to Thai House at 99th and Holmes
I'm a fan of Thai House down south.
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