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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Floyd E Sageser
Photo and biographical description of Mark McKee, "owner of Pyramid Pizza" restaurant chain, selling pizza "at the night spots of the nubile."
You'll Meet Me at Putsch's "What?"
Photos and biographical article about Jud Putsch, " successful restauranteur and civic leader" with "three Putsch restaurants on the Plaza," including Putsch's 210 at 210 West 47th Street, Putsch's Cafeteria,...
Word of Mouth: Winslow's Barbecue
Photo and review of the Winslow's City Market Barbecue restaurant in the River Market area.
Word of Mouth: The Sixth Annual Silver Ladle Awards
Review of the winners of the Silver Ladle awards for the best restaurants in Kansas City in various categories.
Word of Mouth: The Fresh Season
Photos and reviews about local restaurants growing their own produce and other food, including the the Blue Bird Café and adjacent City Garden at 17th and Summit Streets (edible flowers and vegetables),...
Word of Mouth: Smoky, Saucy, Sweet & Spicy
Review of some of the best barbecue restaurants in town, along with a general history.
Word of Mouth: Repasts Past
Article about restaurants of the past in Westport and Downtown, visited by various celebrities such as Harry Truman, Joe DiMaggio, Liberace, Carole Lombard, Lyndon Johnson, Mickey Mantle, Nelson Eddy,...
Word of Mouth: Cruisin' Down the Boulevard
Photo and review of several Mexican restaurants on "Southwest Boulevard, in the 2.3 mile stretch between long-time favorite Manny's on the east and Sol Azteca on the west end near Rainbow" Boulevard.
View of front and driveway of Wishbone Restaurant at 4455 Main Street.
Full frontal and side view; located at 47th and Walnut
Full frontal and side view.
Winstead's Tastes Good, Like a Hamburger Should
Illustrations and article (excerpted from Calvin Trillin's book "American Fried") about Winstead's Drive-In hamburger restaurant in Kansas City and its relation to Kansas City culture and role as a breadbasket...
Whyte Brothers Grocery
Postcard of the interior of the E. Whyte Grocery, Fruit & Wine Company
Who's Who in Kansas City
Illustrations and biographical sketch of David Benjamin, "vice-president [of the] Fred Harvey System" of restaurants, educated in Leavenworth, Kansas, working in banks there until starting with the Harvey...
Who Knew? Crossroads Home to Movie Industry History
February 27, 2005
Kansas City may have the only intact suriving ''film row,'' a group of buildings owned by big film studios like MGM and Warner Bros. during the 1920s and '30s that served as regional film exchanges used...
Who Are Those Guys? How Can They Do That? The New Theatre Restaurant's Masters of Entertainment
File containing photos and an article about the New Theatre Restaurant in Greater Kansas City, a dinner theater operated by proprietors Richard Carrouthers and Dennis Hennessy and made possible (according...
White Castle Restaurant
Full frontal and partial side view; located at 5925 Independence Avenue.
Where Were They Then?
List, brief descriptions, and several photographs of historic restaurants in Kansas City and Johnson County, Kansas.
Where We Ate in Eighties Recalled by Razing of Kansas City Landmarks
Reminiscences of "old timer" Joseph Meinrath and others of 1880s Kansas City, at the time a "young man's town," describing boarding houses, restaurants, hotels, real estate, and other early businesses...
Where to Get Good "BarBieQue" in Kansas City
A guide to local restaurants, joints and greasehouses form the hot and saucy mind of a well-seasoned glutton-about-town.
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