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    Road Trip!: Kansas City!



    Ten restaurants and numerous bars in three and a half days. Some pleasant surprises and some disappointments. Met some great people and had some great conversations about the history of Kansas City.
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Smoking Guns BBQ

    I got into Kansas City earlier than I expected so I stopped by a few spots before heading to dinner.

    Smokin' Guns BBQ

    Phil and Linda, owners of Smoking Guns BBQ, and I have a mutual friend, so I stopped by there first.





    They have won a few bbq contests. The walls are lined with ribbons and plaques. Their trophy's line the front of their restaurant.



    Selling some of their rubs.



    Jack Daniels World Champs 1999





    Phil and I talked for a bit about their new restaurant that was being built next door. Their current location has fewer than fifty seats. The new location is two stories with an open roof top and banquet facilities. This will expand their seating capacity to over four hundred. They should be open by late August of this year.



    I told Phil I would be back later that week to eat their bbq. He recommended a small bar near my hotel, so I headed off for a few happy hour drinks.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    One Eyed Jacks

    One Eyed Jacks Fsb - Kansas City, MO



    This was a nice cozy little bar. They have a sports/biker theme.



    A nice patio area with misters to keep cool Temps were over 100 every day.





    Friendly staff and friendlier regulars made for an interesting stop. I will be back.

    Off to Stroud's for dinner!
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Stroud's

    Stroud's

    I love the Oak Ridge Manor location.





    It was a bit busy, only a 30 minute wait for a table. Off to the bar for a Chicken Choker!



    These are very similar to a Hurricane drink recipes



    If you wanted a bigger Choker, they served them in the ceramic chickens!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Stroud's, cont'd

    Time to eat!



    The view from my table.



    The chicken soup is the best I have ever had.



    Had to have an appetizer. A half order of fried gizzards.

    yummm...



    The chicken is perfectly pan fried.





    The waitress will tease you by asking if you want their cinnamon bread with your meal. I always get it after. These butterybrownsugary rolls are addicting!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    City Diner

    The next morning, City Diner was calling out to me.

    Best Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant in Kansas City! - The City Diner





    I always get the Italian Steak and Eggs breakfast. Scimeca's Italian steak is a tenderized round steak with a parmesan/bread crumb breading seasoned with basil, oregano and garlic.

    yummm...





    The walls are covered with the autograph's of the people that completed the pancake challenge. Eating two of their 12 inch pancakes. Believe me, it is harder than it sounds!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Across the street from City Diner.

    The Arabia Steamboat Museum in the Kansas City River Market



    Welcome to the Kansas City River Market



    After taking this picture I looked behind me up the street. What caught my eye was https://www.plantersseed.com/ They have been in business for nearly ninety years.

















    ...back to the market.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    City Market

    I like browsing at the fresh fruit and vegetable vendors.



    One of the ethnic stores. Welcome to Habashi House







    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Skills USA

    2012 Conference

    The cooking and baking competition are interesting to watch. I did not take much time to see the results this year.



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The Power and Light District

    Power & Light District

    I walked from Skills USA to the Power and Light District. Ted's was no longer there! Ted's Montana Grill They had the best margaitas.

    Depression set in. Then I found...



    Of course I had to have a bacon sundae!




    yummm..... :burp:
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The Peanut

    The Peanut Kansas City's Oldest Bar and Grill



    The Peanut is known for it's buffalo wings and their BLT. BLT? Yeah, BLT.

    The wings are HUGE. These are whole wings that weigh about eight ounces each. They are cooked to order. The menu says to allow twenty minutes. The sauce seems to be homemade and has just the right amount of heat. $8.25 for six of these monsters was one of the best deals of the trip.



    The BLT was very good. The bacon was a decent quality bacon that was cooked with a bacon press so it cooked evenly and flat.



    This is a cozy little place.





    Great service and great food. Even a little sense of humor.





    (It's still just a BLT)
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Southwest Boulevard Margaritas!

    One of my favorite spots.

    La Fonda El Taquito Home Page







    I first stopped in here about thirteen years ago. Paully and the family have been friends since.

    Great margaritas.



    They have a lot of Mexican revolution era pictures.



    Yes, that's a severed head in his lap.





    mmm... pulque Pulque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    A couple of old guys hanging out at the bar.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Southwest Boulevard Margaritas!

    Ponaks Mexican Kitchen



    Voted Kansas City's Best Margarita.

    The first keg of Boulevard Beer sold here.



    The front bar.



    The back dining area.







    The best deal is the mini pitcher of Ponak's Margarita



    Fresh hot chips and salsa too!



    This is a great interactive place from the employees to the regulars. Great service, great food, GREAT margaritas!
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Dinner: Smoking Guns BBQ

    Smokin' Guns BBQ



    I tried the ribs and burnt ends with potato casserole and baked beans.







    The ribs had the perfect chew to them. Great smokiness with a nice sweet spicy rub. The burnt ends were some of the best I have ever had. The sides were both equally flavorful and satisfying.
    Five-0 and iso607 like this.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Helen's J.A.D. Bar

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    This is a cozy little dive bar. The bartender addresses you by name and not what you are drinking.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Corner Cafe - Riverside

    The Corner Cafe :: Home



    This was recommended for their biscuits and gravy. I noticed they claim to make their own chicken fried steak.

    This was very good. A tenderized round steak dredged in seasoned flour and griddle fried. The gravy was well seasoned.



    These restaurants have a production bakery in the middle of the main dining area.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Scimeca's, "the old men in Kansas City"

    Scimeca's Sausages



    The front door was locked. I walked around the side and was met by an elderly gentleman. He told me to ring the doorbell and they would let me in.

    They had a small display of their sauces.



    Some recent pics of family





    The founder.





    I had purchased some of their hot Italian sausage links and bratwurst at a local store. I bought their marinara for the sausage and a bottle of their amogio Amogio Sauce And Marinade Recipe - Food.com - 345637
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    18th and Vine District.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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