But the desire to be different is hardly limited to a few neighborhood taverns. The Rusty Horse probably got its goofy category idea from some other menu somewhere with an even sillier name for its burgers. (The recently opened Louie's Wine Dive in Waldo calls its sandwiches "sandies," which is a trend unto itself and one that I wish would cease.) Such winsome nomenclature might work for a children's menu, but those of us old enough to order a glass of wine with dinner really would prefer that restaurants just call foods by their names.
Below is Fat City's menu-category grievance list. These are all real categories on actual Kansas City restaurant menus. Restaurant owners, if you're reading, please keep this in mind: Some of the most eye-rolling categories here are from the menus of restaurants that went out of business over the past year.
Have you heard? There's a little white powder that you can buy to help you lose weight instantly. No... Not that white powder.
It's called Sensa. The makers of the product claim that it will "enhance foods' smell," causing your body to get the "I feel full" sensation sooner. The packets contain "Maltodextrin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Silica, Natural and Artificial Flavors."
Once a staple of restaurant dessert selections in America, pies have fallen off the pastry-tray radar over the last few decades, replaced by ubiquitous European imports tiramisu, creme brulee and flan. Even bread pudding, once a clever way to use up leftover bread and rolls, has become suddenly a sophisticated dessert.
But the all-American pie -- once the beloved sweet finale at hundreds of diners, lunch counters and coffee shops -- is poised to become upper crust all over again.
Awesome, because the Royals are ridiculous right now.
Brobeck's has the best ribs in KC
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McGonigle's baby backs are pretty damn fine.