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Floyd E Sageser
Lou Jane Temple
10 Restaurants That Still Matter
Brief article describing ten classic American restaurants, each deserving "everlasting respect." At number seven on the list is Arthur Bryant's of Kansas City, Missouri, "practically the Statue of Liberty...
18th & Vine's New, New, New, New Day
January 1, 2007
Article describing efforts to develop the 18th & Vine area, including a discussion of retail and restaurant opportunities, as well as residential properties in the neighborhood.
A (Delicious) Part of KC History
January 8-February 4, 2004
Article profiling the New York Bakery and Deli, located at 7016 Troost, which celebrated its centennial in 2005. The restaurant was founded by Isadore and Esther Baker at 919 E. 18th Street.
A Bite of History
Description of the businesses in the preserved buildings of the Garment or Wholesale District along 8th and Broadway Boulevards, mainly restaurants in the 1990s.
A Day at Union Station--Kansas City History Meets Its Present at the Tracks
Photos and article about activities and restaurants at the Union Station and its Science Museum. Icludes photos of the old and new Harvey House located in the same place as the original.
A Dazzling, Delicious Galaxy of Stars
Photos and reviews of new local restaurants including McCormick & Schmick's (on the Plaza), Fiorella's Jack Stack ("located in the Freighthouse, which is part of the Crossroads District on the border of...
A First-Class Café
Short description of the café designed by Louis Curtiss located at 804-6 Delaware in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes interior photographs in the supplement section of this issue.
A Golden Dairy Queen on the Avenue: It's the Oldest Dairy Queen in Missouri
Photos and article about "the oldest Dairy Queen in Missouri," located on Independence Avenue since about 1952, and operated since 1980 by Esther and John McMurray.
A Jazz Lover's Club Scene Synopsis 2001
Annotated list of current (2001) live jazz clubs or venues (restaurants, night clubs, hotels, etc.) in the Kansas City area with information on performing musicians, etc.
A Labor of Love
Description of the work of Kansas City club owners to keep the Kansas City jazz scene thriving.
A Leap-of-Faith Makeover
Color pictures and description of the half-million makeover of the EBT restaurant located in the UMB Bank building off Interstate Highway 435 and State Line Road. EBT was created in memory of the former...
A Study in Success: The Old Washington Street Station
Article describing the restaurant across the street from the former street car powerhouse, with turn of the century interior design and atmosphere.
A Wild West Bottoms Saloon
Opening in September 2009, the R Bar is a modern saloon "inspired" by the numerous saloons that once occupied the West Bottoms. Owner Joy Jacobs discovered a large, lighted "R" at a local architectural...
Review of the French restaurant Aixois at 251 E. 55th St. in the Crestwood Shops in Brookside. The restaurant opened in the former Sebree Gallery in 2001.
Aged to Perfection
Brief article about the history of Hereford House steakhouse which opened in October 1957 at 20th and Main streets. Its first location, selected by the original owners, Jack Webb and Joe Marlo, was adjacent...
Al-Roubaie: A Victim of Its Own Success
Article about the Mediterranean cuisine restaurant at 8241 Wornall Road and its declining quality.
Review of restaurants in Midtown and Downtown.
American Chronicles: Goldberg Can Go Home Again
Biographical article about Larry Goldberg, or Fats Goldberg, a pizzeria proprietor in New York City returning to Kansas City as a restauranteur with the help of the author, a friend and fellow former Kansas...
American Fried: Adventures of a Happy Eater by Calvin Trillin
Review of "American Fried: Adventures of a Happy Eater" by former Kansas City author Calvin Trillin about the high quality of restaurants in Kansas City.
Article about the rejuvenation of the American Restaurant, former "jewel in Hallmark's Crown Center," largely due to Rex Hale, "the best chef in the city--among the best in the nation."
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