Narrow Search

Comment Archives: Stories: Best of Kansas City

Re: “Best Outdoor Dining

I'm going to have to try it! My wife and I love outdoor dining. I just dined outdoors at Aixois last week. First time to dine outdoors there, and it was delightful!

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Best Latin-American Restaurant

I do LOVE La Bodega, though. My wife and I go there a couple times a year for date nights. We're actually due.

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Best Latin-American Restaurant

Of course they do speak Spanish there. I can see where it might be confusing...

Too funny!

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Best Latin-American Restaurant

Except La Bodega is not Latin American. LOL It's Spanish...you know, Spain? In Europe? LOLOLOL

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Best Italian Restaurant

Great choices for top 3. Should probably consider Cafe Verona in downtown Independence for next year, though. It's excellent!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Best Hotel Restaurant

Completely agree! I love this place! Their grilled Romaine salad is to die for!

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Best French Fries

They are delicious! And the truffle fries at Blanc are incredible too.

My favorite French Fries in town though are the Pomme Frites at Aixois (especially when paired with the peppercorn sauce covered hanger steak!) :-)

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Best Doughnuts

Nailed this one! Best of the best!

I also like Jack's donuts in Independence. They are greasy as all get out, but so good! (not as good as Lamar's though...)

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Best Dessert

I miss the chocolate dessert bar at the Peppercorn Duck Club... :'(

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Best Cupcakes

I've tried all three, and they are good.

One little known one, though, that is better than all of the above is Cuppity Cupcakes. They are by order only (they don't have a storefront), and can be done by going to their website www.cuppity.com. They will often post specials on their Facebook page and Twitter feed. All of their cupcakes are filled and are delicious!

Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Best Caterer

Never heard of them. I'll have to try them some time.

Best caterer as far as I'm concerned is Authentic Cravings, owned by Yvette and Julian Calderas. I used them for several years when I had to cater meals for a previous employer. They were reliable, the food was delicious, and their pricing structure was very fair. www.authenticcravings.com

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Best Barbecue

Great choices for best BBQ. My favorite though, as stated on other posts, is Porky's Blazin' BBQ. I can understand why it doesn't make the list. It's hidden out in the country south of Grain Valley, but it's well worth the drive. They're only open on the weekends, and you better get there early because they might run out of your favorite meat. Also, you'd better bring cash - no credit cards accepted...

Two other great, out of the way BBQ joint that certainly deserve honorable mentions are:

1. We-B-Smokin' at the Miami County airport out in the country between Paola and Osawatomie. Their brisket is to die for! It's certainly a unique experience around lunch time most days because a lot of small planes fly in just for lunch. There's parking for airplanes on one side of the restaurant, and parking for cars on the other. There are often as many planes there for lunch as there are cars. Very cool place filled with a lot of really cool Kansas City Chiefs decor.

2. Smokey's BBQ in Wellsville, KS, takes you back in time when you walk in their small, very old, brick storefront building on the main. The old hardwood floors might creak a little when you walk on them, but the smoky aroma of the BBQ kind of entrances you and takes you back to "another time and another place". This is a classic American, small town, no frills, but incredible BBQ joint! It'll be filled with locals who all know each other most likely, but are friendly and will chat it up with you just like you belong. The ribs are incredible - best in the KC area hands down. Strange as it may seem, one of the other best items on the menu is the bacon club sandwich. I think they smoke and slice their own bacon (I could be wrong - but I'm going with it). They also have the best fried pickles around. It's really not that far out of the way. Wellsville is just off of I-35 between Gardner and Ottawa.

I need to stop - I'm making myself hungry! :-)

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:28 PM

Re: “BEST BAKED BEANS

Agree with Greg. LC's does have great baked beans. Best baked beans though, hands down, go to Porky's Blazin' BBQ south of Grain Valley. They have a delicious smoky flavor and have big chunks of brisket in them.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:09 PM

Re: “BEST PULLED PORK

This is some of the best BBQ in all of Kansas City. IMHO, the only one better is Porky's Blazin' BBQ south of Grain Valley on Buckner-Tarsney Rd. Nobody in KC has better BBQ that Porky's. Their pulled pork is incredible! (but so is everything else there) It's only open Fri, Sat, and Sun, and you better get there early. Seriously. They might just run out of whatever meat you are wanting.

That said, I love me some Oklahoma Joe's BBQ!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:07 PM

Re: “BEST BOTTLED SAUCE

Seriously? A vinegar-based sauce got "best of" in Kansas City? Yuck!

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bob Patterson on 10/18/2013 at 8:03 PM

Re: “BEST CHEESECAKE

Awe this makes me sad that you are targeting an artist who is proud of his product for defending the attacks on here. Other comments are so defensive and all the Chef wants to do is bake some more cheesecake! The person who uses the word "retarded" in their comment is the one who needs to be blocked. I'll be glad to judge a side by side cheesecake competition!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kila Bell Johnson on 10/18/2013 at 5:55 PM

Re: “BEST CHEESECAKE

Hey Scott, thanks for your reply, it is not the readers poll that I am concerned about, it is the way you choose the "critic's" choice. And you will block me if I make another "disparaging comment"! I guess your publication doesn't care about my 1st Amendment Right's. That my friend is funny!

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Chef Terry W. Mille on 10/18/2013 at 4:25 PM

Re: “BEST RENAISSANCE

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Infoduct/233813596682791?fref=ts
12 issues Since Fall 2011, plus 2 Comics Compendiums, and various limited communiques.
all D.I.Y.

Posted by Piper Harrow on 10/18/2013 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Best Barbecue

Topic should have been labeled, "Best yuppie barbeque".

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Greg Hoppe on 10/18/2013 at 8:50 AM

Re: “BEST BURNT ENDS

Your information about burnt ends is inaccurate. You cannot have burnt ends made out of ham, pork, or sausage. Burnt ends must come from a brisket. Anyone who knows anything about Kansas City barbeque knows this. Therefore, LC's has the best burnt ends.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Greg Hoppe on 10/18/2013 at 8:48 AM

All contents ©2015 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation