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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Floyd E Sageser
Blaze Ravages Restaurant
February 18, 2015
A fire has destroyed the iconic Gates barbecue restaurant at 10440 E. U.S. 40 Highway in Independence, Mo. Firefighters have yet to determine the source of the blaze. Opened in 1979, the restaurant was...
Blossom House Restaurant
March 15, 1905
Photo of the interior of the Blossom House's restaurant in an ad next to an ad for the Hotel Belmont with an illustration of it at 301 West 9th Street.
Blue Goose Cafe
Postcard of interior of the Blue Goose Cafe
Bo Ling's Patriarch Talks Dumplings
July 7, 2013
Interview with Hok Kun Ng, whose children established the popular chain of Bo Ling's Chinese restaurants. Ng discusses his traditional methods for making dumplings, his roots in northern China and Hong...
Review of the book "Square Deals & Good Meals" by Virginia Moffett about shops and restaurants in the Kansas City area in 1978.
Born on a Wing and a Wishbone
August 7, 1996
Article about Phillip Sollomi's chicken restaurant at 45th and Main Streets, called the Wishbone Restaurant, or Wish-Bone Restaurant, originating the national brand name Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Company...
Bottom to Top
Author relates a day visting local shops and businesses in the West Bottoms including Full Moon Productions, Architectural Reclamation Foundation, Fleeting Flea, Bella Patina, as well as restaurants, and...
Partial frontal and side view; located at 1215 Baltimore
Bristol is Coming Back to KC
January 6, 2006
Article reporting plans by Houlihan's Restaurants Inc. to open a new, 8,000 square foot Bristol Restaurant in the Power and Light District near the H & R Block headquarters building. The restaurant, once...
Full frontal view; located at 4740 Jefferson on the Country Club Plaza.
Ed and Mary Flavin, Irish immigrant proprietors of community-oriented deliDeli at 33rd and Pennsylvania Streets since 1887. Family owned through the stock market crash, war, technological age, and four...
Building an Empire
Profile of sculptor, restaurateur, and "TV personality," Stretch. He was one of the first artists to invest and establish himself in the Crossroads Arts District.
Bunker Building Restoration Goes On
Article about the renovation of the Bunker Building into a restaurant to be called "W. A. Bunker's."
Full frontal and side view; located at 6126 Independence Avenue.
By Any Name the King
Review of some of the finest steakhouses in the city, such as the Hereford House and Golden Ox, with a brief history of steak and the meat packing industry in Kansas City.
May 10-16, 2007
Brief article reporting that the Berliner Bear Restaurant located at 7815 Wornall is for sale after 40 years of operation in the Waldo area. The German restaurant was established by Joel and Nettie Womack...
California Taqueria Restaurant
Exterior view of the California Taqueria Restaurant located at 700 Southwest Boulevard or at Southwest Boulevard and Jefferson.
Calvin Trillin Battles Back
Caustic article about former Kansas City journalist Trillin and the accuracy of his memories about Kansas City restaurants.
Calvin Trillin: A Steak through the Heart
Illustration and essay about the agricultural, cattle and steak image abandoned by Kansas City public relations and boosters and taken up by other cities in the form of the name "New York strip" for the...
Can He Stand the Heat?
January 12, 2006
Letter to the editor written by Mike Donegan, owner of Stroud's Restaurant, responding to an assertion by Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks that his own fried chicken suprasses that of Stroud's...
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