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Comment Archives: stories: Dining: Restaurant Reviews

Re: “Alex Pope's Local Pig offers Westport a choice cut

I wish they kept the pork tenderloin sandwich from the old Preservation Market menu, it was literally the best sandwich I'd ever had.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sam on 05/20/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Alex Pope's Local Pig offers Westport a choice cut

Abe they probably saw you park your car and noticed you had Johnson County Kansas License Plates......

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by honest-Abbie-Lincon-TownCar on 05/08/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Alex Pope's Local Pig offers Westport a choice cut

abe - blasphemer - anyone who disagrees with Charlie Feruzski's reviews and opinions of one of his "favs" will get his ip address blocked and flamed by Slobby Dave and that goof that looks like Wayne Newton's evil twin. Good luck with being honest on the Pitch website!

1 like, 10 dislikes
Posted by PeterPiperPickedAFight on 05/08/2015 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Alex Pope's Local Pig offers Westport a choice cut

Paige - I've got a pickle cocktail for ya

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by AndrewDiceClay-OHHHH on 05/08/2015 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Alex Pope's Local Pig offers Westport a choice cut

Twas Delicious. There is a pickle cocktail that I have to get now every single time. Can't go wrong with sips and apps. Go charcuterie plate!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Paige Crosswhite on 05/07/2015 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Alex Pope's Local Pig offers Westport a choice cut

I would like to try this place again, I just hope whomever was cooking for them in February is gone because my first 2 experiences here were awful.

First time I got the cheesesteak mac and cheese. It was cooked through, but ice cold. It was as if they had it in the fridge and didn't bother warming it up before serving.

Second time, my burger was raw. Not medium rare, or rare (which is BS anyways since all ground beef should be cooked to 160F). It was straight up raw. The waitress was gagging at sight of it. Unfortunately they didn't bother to fix me a new one after showing her, they just took it off the bill.

I know you all just consider me a Pitch comment section troll, but this place really could have been something special considering how excellent Local Pig East Bottoms and Pigwich are. I hope they've got some better line cooks since February. Instead it was the worst 2 dining out experiences I've had in KC. Maybe all the focus was being put towards Cleaver and Cork

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Abe on 05/07/2015 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Jimmy Frantze's new J.J.'s is just that — an original

I could have sworn it was called J.J. Malane's-- or J.J.Malang's--- was it really Malones? I worked there for a few months in the early 80's, too. Wow. My brain must really be fading, huh? I live in Santa Fe, NM now and haven't been in J.J's for at least 18-20 years, but recognized the proprietor, Jimmy Frantze, last night in town here-- while dining out on Canyon Rd. He sure seems like a friendly guy. You almost can't help but like him (earring and all). Always has a genuine look of happiness in his eyes-- and smile ;)

Posted by Reta B. on 04/18/2015 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Looking for that Far East slurping staple? Go west (a little) to Ramen Bowls

When will Charles do a review of the salad bar and soup selections at Cosentino's downtown? Until he tells me his opinion I just won't be able to know what to select. I'm anxiously waiting for him to review a can of Campbell's tomato soup.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by CrossRoadsWannabeHipster on 04/13/2015 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Looking for that Far East slurping staple? Go west (a little) to Ramen Bowls

Mr. Feruzza has evolved over the years into about the only real critic writing about any medium in this area. His reviews always instruct and always give a straightforward evaluation of the subject. I wish we had more fine, well written reviews for other subjects in this city, whether through Pitch, Star, or other publications.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Wolf on 04/11/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Looking for that Far East slurping staple? Go west (a little) to Ramen Bowls

We don't have soba noodles, or tea but the tonkatsu noodles and miso noodles are just as addictive. I've worked there for about 8 months and I still can't wait to sit down to a bowl of pork broth, miso noodles, and a couple slices of the seared pork belly most days.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by joshdye on 04/08/2015 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Looking for that Far East slurping staple? Go west (a little) to Ramen Bowls

Sounds delicious! I wonder if they offer the wonderfully nutty soba (buckwheat noodles, or tea)? I'm totally addicted, can't find the dish or the tea anywhere. Anyway, I can't wait to taste their ramen. Thanks for the post.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bob on 04/07/2015 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Looking for that Far East slurping staple? Go west (a little) to Ramen Bowls

You had me at Saimin.

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Posted by trish on 04/07/2015 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Barrel 31's bar food grows up, not without awkwardness

I liked Barrel 31 the time I was there. But some of Carter's comments strike me wrong. The recipe given for the "classic dressing from the 1920s" sounds a lot like ranch to me. If you're going to serve fried chicken, white cream gravy is what I want. The duck gravy sounds like it might be good with, say, duck. Pork rinds can be done right. See http://www.chicagomag.com/video/Inside-Chicagos-Best-Restaurants/2014/Publican-Brian-Huston-pork-rinds/. To me the "hippie burger" sounds horrid. Why would anyone want to eat ground turkey, or any turkey for that matter? I suspect it's part of the misguided low fat thing that's responsible for much of this country's obesity. IMHO, chefs would do better to first do good food right. Then you can think about being "creative". I hope I'm wrong, but it sounds to me like another restaurant tending towards failure. -- And, I know Charles is a teetotaler, but he might mention that Barrel 31 is a whiskey bar, not that common around here.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jack on 03/31/2015 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

The last two reviews before this were Johnson County restaurants.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Savvy Dave on 03/25/2015 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

For every ten restaurants he reviews in Missouri he does one in Kansas

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Flint Arntney on 03/20/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

Location, location, location....meaning that if this restaurant had opened in Johnson County it would have received a rotten review.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Sandy on 03/19/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

You should look through the archives. He's liked plenty of JoCo restaurants. Look at the rye review.

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by quityerwhinin' on 03/19/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

oh a classy spot for a change.......when will Charles give us a food review of another bowling alley ...... you know the Pitch is hurting when they advertise for employees with pop ups on their home page and Charles allowance has been reduced so much he has to do reviews at bowling alleys and cross roads dumps.....

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Fill-Ann-Thropist on 03/18/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

Oh Nooooooo! Another butt hurt JOCO Epicurean.

Still haven't gotten over Pair o' dice Diner yet, I see.

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Posted by Ramblinfarms on 03/18/2015 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

We dined there last weekend and I totally agree with you. We had made a reservation and explained it was a special occasion. They tried to seat the two of us at the front of the restaurant crammed between two other parties. We insisted on being in a little more secluded are. We ordered a LOT of appetizers and salad, and you're right, - not enough beets in the beet salad, but everything else was delicious. We didn't get bread either, and the waiter was less than attentive. We had to ask to have water refilled, and had to put our used dished on the table next to us. He wasn't haughty, just maybe a little too busy. They had several large parties and I only counted 3 waitstaff, one of which was doubling as bartender. I'd probably go back, and it wasn't expensive, but it wasn't cheap, and the service should match the food. They are too close to Le Fou Frog not to have better service.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by dajawood on 03/18/2015 at 12:38 PM

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