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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Where is it? Shatto sign of the times

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:15 AM


Cold weather has meant a decline in dairy-cow production, leading to shortages of flavored milk in grocery stores.

But that hasn't stopped Manifesto from serving its Shatto Blanc -- Shatto root beer milk, Tito's vodka, yellow Chartreuse and bitters. I had one on Saturday night, and I wish all spiked milkshakes tasted that good.
Shatto hopes that warmer weather will mean full production again soon. Meanwhile, we noticed this marketing campaign. Can anyone guess where this sign is located? Here's a hint: It's a place where the milk is never sour.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Where is it? Thanksgiving edition

Posted By on Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 10:51 AM

​Ian the Human Turkey has giblets, all right. Not everyone has the nerve to dress up like a turkey -- a nice plump turkey, we might note -- on the day before Thanksgiving in this economy. He might have been bird-napped and roasted over an open pit! What's even more frightening about the feathered ensemble is that it resembles the outfit that villainess Olga Baclanova wore in the disturbing final scene of the 1932 film Freaks.

Where was the supermarket where Ian greeted customers?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where is it? It's here!

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Last week's edition of "Where is it?" had an intriguing photograph of a sign that announced "Fresh chickens breaded daily." Only commenter Barry knew the location: The LC's Burgers on North Oak Trafficway. Sensational burgers, by the way. (I usually eat at the other location in the Northland because the one on North Oak Trafficway is drive-through only).

I've never eaten a chicken sandwich at LC's, but there's something reassuring about knowing that the birds are breaded daily -- in case I ever want to order one.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Where is it?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Give us this day our daily breading

So, culinary detectives, where is this place that breads its birds daily?

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Where is it? It's here!

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM

​Earlier this week, in honor of National Sandwich Day, we asked where one could find the tasty Monte Cristo sandwich pictured above. All the guesses were correct -- it's the sandwich at the new Fran's Classic Diner in the Power & Light District (although when Realist commented that I had written about the Monte Cristo at Fran's before, he was actually referring to a post by Jonathan Bender.) Good eye, everyone!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Where is it?

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 2:02 PM


Count your Monte Cristos until you can guess where to find this one


Because tomorrow (Tuesday, November 3) is officially National Sandwich Day, we decided it was a fitting time to address one of the more frequent questions we get here in Fat City: Where does one find the pefect Monte Cristo sandwich?

Too often the sandwich passing itself off as a Monte Cristo turns out to be a panini or some variation on a grilled cheese. But a true Monte Cristo should be cooked chicken or turkey (and often baked ham) and cheese -- usually Swiss -- tucked between two or three slices of good bread, dipped in beaten egg and sauteed in butter until golden brown. It's frequently garnished with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or maybe a side of jam for dipping.

Since there are similarities between the Monte Cristo and the classic Parisian bistro favorite the Croque Monsieur, it's easy to assume that the Monte Cristo is the American version of the French sandwich, which one Web site dates back to 1910. The site says that there's documentation to support the 1910 claim, but that the Monte Cristo was reportedly first served in California in the 1950s. Another Web site claims the sandwich first appeared in California in the 1880s.

But here in 2009, it's hard to find a first-rate Monte Cristo. But we've recently come across a contender: the sandwich pictured above. Do you know the name of the restaurant that serves it?

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Where is it? It's here!

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM


No one came close to guessing the location of the most recent Where is it? Sure, it could have been anywhere, including here. But for the record, it's here.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where is it?

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM


Not a temple, not a shrine...a restaurant

What is the name of the restaurant where this trio of figures greets guests before they step into the dining room?

Not included in this photograph, alas, is the newest addition to this glittering display: one of those motion-activated plastic animated hands that thrusts a packet of Halloween candy in your direction.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where is it? It's here!

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:30 AM

The City Diner can flip one flamboyant flapjack

Lots of you weighed in on this week's Where Is It?, suggesting various restaurants that might serve the oversized pancake shown above. There were some interesting answers, but let's wave a stack of flapjacks in the direction of the highly astute ScooterJ, Darin and blini-loving Meesha V., who all came up with the correct guess: City Diner in the River Market.

If you've never started the day with one of these pancakes, it's a must. But bring cash: The City Diner doesn't accept credit cards.  

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Where is it? Pass the syrup

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM


This full-sized flapjack can easily feed a family of three
This may be the biggest flapjack in Kansas City, measuring well over 12 inches in diameter and hanging over the plate. Oversized pancakes are visually impressive but don't always taste so good: one might be doughy in the center or get cold before you can actually finish a third of it. But this platter-sized cake wasn't doughy and it wasn't too thick, it stayed hot and was fabulous with butter and syrup (the hot sauce on the table was for the eggs, not the pancake).

So, pancake lovers: Who serves this hot cake?

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