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Comment Archives: stories: Dining

Re: “How do you say 'Beard winner Michael Smith' in Spanish? Cocobolos

C'mon Charles :-(

Love Michael Smith. But paying for chips and salsa is a deal-killer at a Mexican resturant/cantina.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by David Small on 08/02/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Ten great burgers under $10, no Winstead's and no Town Topic

Retro Bowl ( formerly McBowl ) in Liberty has been serving up great burgers FOR YEARS ! Either the 300 Burger ( double cheeseburger ) or the 800 Burger ( triple cheeseburger ) will fill your craving for a great burger. Their condiment bar let's you dress your burger any way you choose and at lunch time the line is out the door.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Greg Hoppe on 08/02/2014 at 12:33 AM

Re: “How do you say 'Beard winner Michael Smith' in Spanish? Cocobolos

135th street. Wow.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by NeverEndingSuburbs on 07/31/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “How do you say 'Beard winner Michael Smith' in Spanish? Cocobolos

You must have received special treatment because that is the complete opposite experience we had with the food and service was subpar. Reviews on Yelp are mixed and not good ratings as compared to other M.S. establishments.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jenni Fox on 07/31/2014 at 12:51 PM

Re: “How do you say 'Beard winner Michael Smith' in Spanish? Cocobolos

Say "JoCoCoCoBolos"

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by amy on 07/31/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “How do you say 'Beard winner Michael Smith' in Spanish? Cocobolos

I'd rather drive to Manhattan and get the Evil Desert Chicken. I'm sure this is good in it's own right, but when I hear Coco Bolos I have too many delicious memories that pop up in my head.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Abe on 07/31/2014 at 4:22 AM

Re: “Stopping for food - good food - along the Quindaro

Although, as some have mentioned, the store is a little on the small side, and does take something away from the overall atmosphere. But, it's great food if you like BBQ. It is easy to get to, clean, always friendly, and the staff will assist you in anyway they can for large orders & carry outs!

I have eaten there twice, and done the carry out thing several times for family & work parties. Most everyone loves Ricky's Pit BBQ

While you're there, you've got to try their baked beans! I have been to the BIG places, but this tiny operation produces some great food! Try it...

Posted by Tred on 07/27/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

I worked for Nick &Jake's for 6 years as a manager at their Overland Park location. I will state that Kevin, Doug, Bill and Larry are fine restaurant men, fine owners, fine Dads and fine Kansas City business owners. If there are issues at the new restaurant on Main then those issues will be studied and corrected. Why? Because they are in their stores every day. When I finally get my own bar/restaurant, I hope that I can reach the high bar that these gentlemen have set. You guys are the best! Tom Wynne

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kathleen Donegan Wynne on 07/27/2014 at 2:42 AM
Posted by Shane Quinlan on 07/24/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Alex Pope's Preservation Market is reason enough to frequent Bridger's Bottle Shop

Lamb meatball sandwich = amazing.

I also loved the unexpected barley salad as a side. Get that if you haven't tried it. It'll blow your mind.

And the beer selection is awesome too.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Aber on 07/24/2014 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Alex Pope's Preservation Market is reason enough to frequent Bridger's Bottle Shop

It's a great place. One of the best lunch values around. The cider selection is really good, too.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by karen g. on 07/24/2014 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Alex Pope's Preservation Market is reason enough to frequent Bridger's Bottle Shop

silly concept with beer coolers full of over priced bottled beer...but food is great....dump the beer thing add more food.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by whitten on 07/24/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Alex Pope's Preservation Market is reason enough to frequent Bridger's Bottle Shop

The beet salad (with pulled pork) is one of the best things I've ever tasted. And the size of the portion is enough for 2 meals for me, making it a great deal. I love this place.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tigerpiper on 07/23/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

My message is one of strong and unequivocal support for Charles. The shoot-the-reviewer comments baffle me. Charles has demonstrated with decades of good and principled work that the only agendas he brings to the table are precisely the tastes and preferences that are essential to reviews.
It's a subjective undertaking and Charles' consistency and clarity alone rank him among the elite. His knowledge and experience are bonuses, as is the clarity of his writing and --regardless of whether you agree his opinions -- his judgment.
(No, I'm not a relative, a close personal friend, or a flack. Just an occasional fan of Charles' work through 30 years of being in and out of Kansas City.)

21 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Pauley on 07/13/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

The food is bland. That is OK. Inasmuch as it is an arbitrary culinary strategy by the owners. The quality of service is almost non existent. Not OK. That is the fault of management. The people running the front of the house do not know what they are doing. They do not have a concept of "service". That is a tragedy. I will bet this place this time next year, will be a chinese laundry.

To Wally: you are irrational !

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Channing Barrow Brown on 07/12/2014 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

hahaha.....Charles the fact you responded to my comment within 4 hours proves my point exactly. You show no sensitivity when you trash a new restaurant but boy are you hypersensitive when a commenter takes issue with your opinion. You can certainly dish it out but you cant take it. Wally

4 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Wally on 07/12/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

I've been reading Charles for more years than I can recall, and I've never seen him "denigrate those who disagree with him," although I've enjoyed watching him slap down a troll from time to time. It would appear some of the trolls still suffer great butthurt over this.

21 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Realist on 07/12/2014 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

"... and trying to learn what the area is looking for" -- I haven't been to Nick & Jake's and so have no opinion on the restaurant. But this quote from a previous response shows the problem with a lot of places in Kansas City. Stop trying to learn "what the area is looking for" and cook some food that you are passionate about.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jack on 07/11/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

To "Wally:" I rarely comment under my own Cafe reviews and I did not, until now, make any comments -- under my name or any other -- under this review.

20 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Charles on 07/11/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Nick and Jake's on Main: a location with a curse, a menu with potential, servers with an itch

@lissaplazakc Did you even read her response? It was nothing but positive and responsive, rather than merely reactive to the review. In 2014 a brand being interactive with social media is not bad form but on occasion an absolute necessity. Try reading more carefully next time before posting a condemnation full of inaccuracies.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by PJ on 07/11/2014 at 1:17 PM

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