Every city has a handful of places that are wildly popular, and well known. In Kansas City, Kansas, one of these is Paul’s Drive-in located in the Armourdale region. Those who frequent Paul’s know that it will never be known as a health food store. That is not what their business is founded on. Paul’s serves up the type of greasy spoon food that is packed full of flavor. I’m not sure when they first opened, but I do know they have been serving up baskets of delicious food for as long as I can remember.Continue reading →
The Legends Shopping Center, in Kansas City, Kansas, is laid out similar to many of the newer outdoor style malls. The majority of the restaurants are strategically placed around the perimeter of the shopping and parking areas. In this outer ring is where you will find Fuddrucker’s, along with a smattering of other eateries. Most of the retail shops are connected by walkways, in a somewhat central corridor. This allows patrons to find accessible parking for dining without the need to pass by a multitude of shops. Continue reading →
We all know of a roadside diner that serves up a specialty, which is an experience all on it’s own. Some places are known for their chili or sliders, while others focus on a specific side dish. It seems like most places find at least one menu item that becomes synonymous with their name. The same can be said for Christy’s Tasty Queen, located at 1405 S 55th Street in Turner, Kansas. This diminutive stop beckons diners with fresh fried menu items, and cold sugary treats. It is also home to a tenderloin sandwich that has a following of it’s own.Continue reading →
On my drive, I was stopped by a train. As I watched the cars roll by, I thought of all of the businesses that have sprouted up, because of the railroads. As my mind wandered, probably the most unusual of them came to me, and I remembered an article I wrote about Fritz’s. This place holds some special memories for me, since I used to visit this restaurant with my father, when he was alive. I hope you all enjoy the read.
There are many cases in life that the original stands out above any and all replicas. How many movies were so good that they created a sequel, and it fell short of our expectations. The original sets the bar that all others will need to attain, if they will be as successful. One of these success stories is Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant. The original location at 32nd & Brown Avenue, was started in 1954 by Fritz and Virginia, after his return from the war. In the mid-60’s they opened a second location at 18th Street & Grandview Blvd. In more recent years additional locations have been added at Crown Center and in Shawnee, Kansas. Continue reading →
Most of us have memories of that special restaurant where they prepare a dish unlike anybody else. Maybe it was the best fish & chips at Arthur Treachers or the onion rings at Paul Bunyan Burgers. No matter what the memory, most of us have one or more special places locked away. Such is the memory I have associated with the burgers and onion rings at Big Bam’s Burgers. I suppose so many of these memories are tied to food, because it is a necessity for our survival. It helps for it be delicious, as well. Located at 5930 Nieman Road in Shawnee, this quiet little burger joint is knocking it out of the park every day. Their burger patties are made fresh daily with 3 ingredients; ground chuck, salt, and pepper. While many claim this, Bam’s actually does it, and the flavor comes through.Continue reading →