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Re: “Rick West Theater

I played in the band for a short time in 2011. I heard the promises that if I stuck with him, things would take off and I'd be rewarded handsomely. Naturally, I never saw a dime. He even charged me full price for my GF at the time to see the show. Oh, the stories I could tell of how the "star" was the most unprofessional, least talented of the bunch. But I'll leave you with one anecdote that convinced me it was time to move on.

At the time, I was living 65 miles from Independence. I drove round trip each Thursday for practice and each Saturday for the big show. That's 260 miles each week. A few times, I showed up for practice only to find out it had been canceled and "I thought I told so-n-so to call you." Plus, he was talking of adding a dance night on Friday which would bump me up to nearly 400 miles a week for the chance to play for free. Anyway, Rick's mother was in the hospital and he had the audacity to complain on stage of driving nearly 100 miles that week.

If somehow the band and backup singers I worked with could wrestle the theatre away from Rick, that place could make money.

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Posted by Dobro Dan on 10/25/2014 at 12:55 AM

Re: “The Roxy

I used to love this bar, but they really need to call BAR RESCUE for a makeover. Smells like old smoke, old puke, and bathrooms are NASTY!! With the new owner, you would think it would've taken at least one step up. The service is a hit or miss. If it wasn't for the great bands on the wkends, this place would tank. Would like to be a fan again... C'mon Jim K. Get it together...please? I come from an older group of rockers, we are great tippers for great service.... And maybe add a special to the menu once and a while...?

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Posted by MWgurl on 10/21/2014 at 8:44 PM

Re: “KC Grill N Kabob

If only I could rate at 0 stars. We visited KC grill and Kabob for the first time and last time this Friday. When we were seated we were asked if we would like the buffet or would like to order off the menu. We asked to take a look at the menu where we saw the buffet was priced at $9. Thinking this was a great deal we opted for the buffet. When we got our check we were each charged $12. When I asked our server about the discrepancy she said she would bring back the menu to show me I was mistaken. When she returned the menu the buffet was priced at $9 clear as day but she still refused to fix the ticket. I then asked to speak to the manager who again insisted that I was wrong despite the menu being right in front of us both. This establishment is brazen enough to overcharge you then refuse to correct the mistake when you point out that his menu priced your food about 35% less than what you are being charged. Ultimately I was forced to pay the overpriced bill and I'm currently disputing the charges with my credit card company. A picture of the menu is here judge for yourself: http://a3.urbancdn.com/w/s/PB/8jRfaG2yZgN7hN-640m.jpg

Posted by Nick David on 10/03/2014 at 11:35 PM

Re: “The Harmon Diabetes Center

boring, long. do not waste your time.

Posted by Lyuda West on 10/03/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Arthur's Lounge

Shows favoritism for the regulars. After reading good reviews I brought 8 of my friends to sit there for over three hours, watching regulars singing two songs, before we were called. I was cut off before my song ended as retribution for complaining. Will be taking my friends to Bo Jo. They don't show favoritism

Posted by T.U. on 09/28/2014 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Taco Bueno

The single worst meal I've eaten in the past decade.

My wife and I swung through Taco Bueno last night around 8:30PM for a few tacos and some chips as we were sort of in a hurry to get to a friend's place to watch a fight on TV.

I ordered 2 veggie burritos, 1 steak soft taco, and some chips n' queso. The price was acceptable - 10 bucks. The gentleman at the window handed us our bag of food and said "Come on back n' see us!". Welp, I can tell you right now that I'll never be "seeing ya" ever again in my life. I'd rather starve to death.

Here are my issues:

- We took the taco/burritos out of the bag, and the paper wrap around them was sopping and dripping like a baby's soiled diaper, all over my car and onto my lap. ALL OF the food was terribly wrapped and sopping all over the place. The burritos weren't even wrapped. It was a loosely soggy mess. The interior of my car is covered in disgusting swampy black beans and sauce. Thanks for that!

-After having to deal with all that, we gave the food a chance. The burritos were filled with bland beans, very little sauce, and overcooked *crunchy* rice. I took about 2 bites and literally threw it out of the window as I passed a raucous Kauffman Stadium. Worst burrito I've ever had. My wife had one bite and tossed hers.

-Then I moved on to the soft steak taco. It was pretty much a Hail Mary at that point because I had just played a rock n' roll show at Blue Springs Fall Fest and probably burned 1000 calories - I was pretty hungry and in need of sustenance. Anyway, the steak taco was cold, bland and flaccid. Just no effort whatsoever put into the preparation or food at all. I realize it's fast food, but we were hoping for a little bit better than Taco Bell. Just for the record, it was worse than any Taco Bell meal I've ever eaten. So, in summary, the Taco and burritos ended up on the George Brett Super Highway.

-The small chips n' queso were ok. Definitely worth the 1.79 we spent on them. The guy at the window was friendly but rushed us out of there. He and whoever was in the kitchen clearly didn't care about the food they were handing out representing your establishment. You were also out of cinnamon chips.

I've got half the mind to call and send Taco Bueno the bill for shampooing and cleaning the interior of my trashed car for the mess their food created. Lazy work. Wlil not be visiting this or ANY Taco Bueno ever again as long as I live.

Posted by Mike MiniBarf Myers on 09/14/2014 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Dad's Hole in the Wall

The worst place ever. The manager (meme) is bipolar or something. Can't even hold a conversation because she will suddenly flip, and bite your head off. Has something to say about everyone and is just down right mean. The beer is hot and you can never order a drink that you want because the cooler is always broken. The juice is old and has mold growing in it. These people just have no idea how to run a bar. A bunch of drunks and druggies. Just a down right disgusting place.

Posted by bitch on 08/30/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Buffalo Creek Winery

Very disappointed! The lady that came down the hill to pick us up was not friendly. It was obvious she was put out that she had to come down the hill. There were 11 of us and you would think that would be a good thing for the winery. Guess not, we were putting her out. Four of us had been to the winery a few weeks prior. Crystal was working and was a lot of fun and took her time with us! We tasted 5 or 6 wines and she told us that they would be bottling some more and should have by 4th of July. The lady helping us just threw wine glasses out and poured the wine in like it was a race and stood there waiting for us to just drink it down so she could go to the next wine. Which was hilarious now as to "what's the hurry" because she only had one red and one white wine for us to try. Couldn't believe it, we had talked this place up that it would be a lot of fun! Especially, since we could boat down to winery. This was a reunion for my daughters Grad School Class and what a bomb it was. There was not any more wine ready to taste or purchase. It is our understanding that some had been bottled but not labeled yet. We stayed and bought one red and one white wine, the only options! Ha! Trying to salvage a good time with the group we stayed and drank the wine even ordered the meat and cheese tray. Again, trying to make this a good experience in some way. So when we got ready to leave and loaded up to go back down the hill, here came two couples that had walked up the hill to the winery. Our lady stopped and the people said there was nothing at the bottom of the hill to let someone know they needed to be picked up. The reply was I am closing early and took the phone up. The couples said you are open until 6:00 and it is only 5:30. She said we are closed. Could not believe it, they had walked up that big hill and it was not closing time yet. She turned them away. Wouldn't have took her but a minute to throw the two wines out there for them to try. Word was just getting out that the winery had opened and seems like people were trying to give them some business but seems as though the business objective is to see how many people you can run off. Terrible experience! The only reason I gave one star is because of the view. Management wake up. This could be a great opportunity but you have to want to manage to be successful! Employees are only going to be as good as they are managed! Maybe, you need to sale the winery to someone who will see the opportunity and make this successful! With the right management and workers it could be great!

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Posted by Sherbert on 08/19/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “PBR Big Sky Bar

Great bar, lots of fun. Until you ask the dj to play a song then he gets in your face, rips my chain necklace off and throws it. Yes the bouncers offered to help me find it However if this bar is going to let their dj of the night get drunk/ wasted and then be a complete asshole to a paying customer who simply requested a song then to hell with them. Absolutely ridiculous that I'm the one who's getting threatened to be thrown out because I requested a song then the guy gets in my face, rips my chain necklace, with sentimental value, off and tosses it to the crowd. Horrible procedures at this bar. Was a fan until this night. Angels rock bar right next to this bar is 100 times Better.

Posted by Jesse Wickwire on 08/17/2014 at 2:42 AM

Re: “R.G.'s Lounge

The owners are rude and arrogant. The wait staff is slower than all hell most of the time. They have a couple of servers that are good, but for the most part the service sucks. Drinks are overpriced. The restrooms look like a pig sty and reek. Maybe if the owners weren't so damned cheap, they might actually get a decent crowd and be able to impress the customers. Guess even reinventing the old RG's can't keep the smell of death and decay from this dive. Went there for karaoke and the acoustics are crap and had to get my own drinks over half the time I was there while others who appeared to be regulars were waited on hand and foot. The only bar in the area where I have had worse service and crappy attitude of an owner was at Tributes. Both places should just be leveled and something worthwhile put in their places.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by MuckFizzou on 08/14/2014 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Rick West Theater

I can concur with all of the previous posters. I dont know when their blogs were posted, but I can tell you that everything said about him is true....unfortunately. I had the misfortune of working for him singing in his stage show for a brief time in 2007. He never paid me a dime, nor did he ever pay his devoted "zombie" band a dime. He must have slipped them some of that "kool-aid" bcuz they played and played for him for no pay, like he was really something. The band wasnt bad either. Sounds like another wanna-be ETA I was once associated with....who was glad to use everyone else's money, lie and deceive to get what he wanted, and to this day is still trying to be "Elvis". There will only be ONE Elvis, and no other talent can compare....and certainly not that wannabe or Rick West included. All I can say is, this outfit with Rick West and the theatre there in Indep MO was a disorganized mess. Rick soon showed his chauvanistic side by making it obvious that women were just a piece of meat to him. He disrepected me one time ON stage at a rehearsal on Sat afternoon in front of his zombie band, and that was it for me. I walked out on him, and as I left the building, his Octagenarian mother who was acting like a guard dog at the front door said to me....where are you going? I said I have had enough of disrespect an unprofessionalism. If you ask me, I think she was the one running the whole show, just to glorify the past when Rick West had a few "glory days" in Branson....and she could not let go of the past in which they were all living. I dont know what has become of Rick West today, but everyone says there are no shows anymore, and every time Im driving by that area, the theatre is deserted, and in run down condition. Never see any cars there. Guess he finally gave it up at last. This is 2014. Giving him one star because I cant post ZERO stars. Red Headed Songbird.

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Posted by Debbie Willoughby Longchamps on 06/26/2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Panzon's

This place was absolutely terrible. When we arrived, there were several people waiting to be seated, yet there were no employees up front to help them. After about 10 minutes, some one showed up and started taking people to tables. After we were seated it took an additional 10 minutes for a server to come take our order. 15 minutes later she came back to tell us that she had lost our orders, so we had to order a second time. When our food finally arrived, it looked disgusting, and tasted bland. I will never be returning to this restaurant, and I suggest anyone thinking about going to stay well clear.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Bropernicus on 06/20/2014 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Peanches Food & Wine

Is this place still open? I thought the owner/chef/marketingdirector/mrknowitall ran off the last 3 customers that would even go there. I gave it a star because I think the name is so catchy

Posted by Charles Fraudreview on 04/24/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball

Walked in for the first time since last fall for Volleyball and was shocked at the changes that had taken place. Now change can be good and bad. In this case change was BAD!! The food before was pretty darn delicious as far as bar food goes. The tots were always the highlight of my trip. Not this time. After waiting 30min for food our pizza came cold almost still frozen, the tots were bland and mildly warm at best and the price of drinks have gone up as well. So to review, it takes longer, food sucks, and prices are higher. All and all I would say the changes are for the worst. We will still play here but head down the road to Austins for food and drink after games.


Sorry SMBV - we loved the place until you decided to flush the entire experience down the toilet.

P.S. - Please clean your bathrooms, and fix your born before this date to drink clock. It's suppose to show the born before this date to drink, not today's date "facepalm".

Posted by Alek Smith on 04/09/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Kate's Kitchen

This restaurant asked a very loyal customer to not return due to his Alzheimer wife having a mishap in the bathroom. The owner claims to be a Christian man but I don't know too many Christians who do not have sympathy or respect for anyone with this debilitating disease. I can only hope he or his wife never suffer the embarrassing disgrace that he put this lovely couple through. STAY AWAY from this restaurant. They do not care for their patronages.

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Posted by Victoria Sabin on 04/03/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “DiCarlo's Mustard Seed Mexican-Americana Restaurant & Bar

Not only is their food horrible, they have the rudest staff!! Very unfriendly and they charge 18% gratuity to your bill when it is un deserving. I DO NOT recommend this place!!!

Posted by Tracy Montgomery on 03/30/2014 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Double T's Roadhouse

This place closed in 2013. Out of business

Posted by John Van Hengel on 03/14/2014 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Margarita's

This place does not want to serve African-Americans. Please do not support Margaritas. Me and my family was told we would not be served and could not come back simply because we wanted an exchange and was not happy with the food or service and another group of African-Americans that sat next to us was treated the same way.

Posted by dontmatter on 03/12/2014 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Pork 'N' Pit BBQ

The Mac & cheese was OK. Maybe some people like fall off the bone mush, but I do not. Worst ribs I have ever had, and I am no novice. Thought I would try it, but it was the biggest waste of $32.00 that I have have EVER made. I am now drinking Alka Seltzers to calm my stomach!!!!

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Posted by tom on 02/21/2014 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Santa Fe Village Apartments

I wouldn't recommend these apartments to a homeless person.

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Posted by losers13 on 02/02/2014 at 8:14 AM

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