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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.

1 like, 4 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.

5 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, 0 dislikes
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, 1 dislike
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.

4 likes, 1 dislike
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.

3 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.

13 likes, 5 dislikes
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

Re: “Charisse keeps its part of downtown approachably fancy

We all know Charles wouldn't write this same review if this restaurants' "location" was in JoCo

4 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by HonestAbby on 03/18/2015 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Arris' Pizza brings Jeff City — and gyros — to Lenexa

This has to be the best restaurant I've ever been to! Drop what you're doing now and go there!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Big Jim on 03/10/2015 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Hungry bowlers can find a few good things at Pinstripes

This place is OK, but seems to suffer from the " this is the hot place to be" syndrome of having high priced average food, poor service and did I say high priced. We spent $75 on two games of bowling, 1/2 hour of bocce, a salad, a glass of wine and two beers. I can think of better ways to spend $75 than 2 hours of bowling/bocce and beer.

Posted by Dr. Boudreau on 03/10/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Arris' Pizza brings Jeff City — and gyros — to Lenexa

I've been to Arris' about 7 times already. The bad ass buffet is the bomb for lunch. My hot ass wife loves going there for dinner and can't get enough of the Gyro's! I read Tara's comment about the sausage pizza and she nailed it. Not a better sausage in this town. Don't take my white ass word for it, get your sorry ass in there and try it yourself. Go Greek!

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Terry Tarwater on 03/09/2015 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Arris' Pizza brings Jeff City — and gyros — to Lenexa

Every time I've been in, it has been fantastic! I never like the big everything-tastes-the-same pizza places as much as the ones with real character (Arris, Shakespeare's, Waldo Pizza). Arris has a taste that is unique, and I'm a fan for sure! Glad to have such a good option come to KC!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pizza Fan on 03/09/2015 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Arris' Pizza brings Jeff City — and gyros — to Lenexa

I fell in love with Arris' when I lived in Springfield for a short time. I have been twice, including opening night, since it opened in Lenexa and I was not disappointed. It was exactly as I remember it in Springfield. I have never had better pizza!!

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Andrea Denning on 03/05/2015 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Arris' Pizza brings Jeff City — and gyros — to Lenexa

I grew up eating at the original Arris' in Jefferson City, MO. I work for the exec office of a LARGE national pizza chain and I will tell you, there is NOTHING quite like authentic Greek pizza. If you want the real experience, forget the pseudo-"greek" food you've previously had around this area because nothing is authentic. Try it again, get the sausage then report back! Arris is the BEST hands down!

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tara Green on 03/05/2015 at 3:13 PM

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