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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Floyd E Sageser
City File--Kansas City: Art, Baseball, Jazz, and Sacred Cows
Illustrations and article about the tourist sites of Kansas City, covering its basic scenery, cultural institutions, shopping and other entertainment centers, climate, history, "neutral non-dialect," prominent...
City Market, Market House
Postcard of the Market House and the old City Hall at the City Market
City Window--Ruby's: No Brass or Plants, Just Good Ol' Soul Food
History of the Ruby McIntyre's soul food restaurant at 1508 Brooklyn Avenue, visited by such television personalities as Redd Foxx and Tony Dow of "Leave It to Beaver."
City Window: A City Trembles as Winstead's Changes Hands Again
Article about the sale of Winstead's Drive-In restaurant chain to Nabil Haddad, a former McDonald's employee and "the man who introduced the hamburger to the nation of Iraq, the 'Fertile Crescent' of Civilization'"...
City Window: Who Says You Can't Build an Empire Overnight?
Photo and biographical article about Carl DiCapo and his recent organization of several restaurants in the Kansas City into a "restaurant empire," starting with the Italian Gardens restaurant, established...
Clay County, Oak Ridge Manor and Justice Statue
Postcard of Oakridge Manor and Justice Statue, Clay County, MO
Clem Templin Obituary
Obituary for Clem Templin, vice-president of the Forum Cafeterias, dying at the age of 81 in 1966.
Profile of Club 427, which was located at 427 Main in the City Market area. The club was known for its accoustics and interior decor, fine dining, and the notable jazz musicians on its bandstand.
Club Millenium [sic] Management Attempts to Clear Up Plans
Article describing the owner's (Carlos Yuman) perspective for a new called Club Millennium to be located in the old Bingo Hall at 6100 Independence Avenue.
Club Profile: Jardine's
Photo and review of Jardine's restaurant and jazz club at 4536 Main Street, praising its continued quality as a jazz venue and lamenting the disappearance of other recent jazz venues such as the Drum Room,...
Club Profile: The Majestic Steak House
Photo and article about the Majestic Steak House restaurant at 931 Broadway, opened about 1937 at 31st and Holmes Streets and closed in 1977 before being reopened at the Fitzpatrick Building (built in...
Club Profile: The Peach Tree Restaurant
Review of the Peachtree Restaurant, located at 1512 E. 18th Street in the historic 18th and Vine area. The restaurant, which is located on the same block where the Streets Hotel once stood, "harks back...
Color It Red (as in Apple): There's a Colorful Side to Kansas City, Kan., Just across the Bridge from Missouri
Article about the adult entertainment provided by the "combination waitresses-dancers-goodwill ambassadors" at the Red Apple Food & Drinks establishment in Kansas City, Kansas.
Colossus Lands at Legends
July 24, 2006
A new restaurant called T-Rex is set to open July 25, 2006, located in Village West in Kansas City, Kansas. The restaurant cost of $15 million makes it the Kansas City area's most expensive themed restaurant,...
Columbus Park Mainstay Celebrates 20 Years
April 1, 2009
Article spotlights the 20-year anniversary of Garozzo's Ristorante located in the historic Columbus Park neighborhood. Owner Michael Garrozo opened the Italian restaurant in 1989 and has since added three...
Combo Creates New Uncertainties
July 17, 2007
One of Kansas City area's highest-profile companies, Applebee's International Inc., is being sold to IHOP Inc. Article includes "Applebee's Through the Years" and a comparison chart of statistics between...
December 11-17, 2014
Article chronicles the state of Prospect Avenue by focusing upon three restaurants that are thriving despite the street's negative image. The author interviews Dave Crane, owner of Jim's Diner, located...
Comfort Food With a Cause
November 17, 2011
Restaurant review of and article about Anna's Oven, 1809 W. 39th Street. Anna's is part of a trend of philanthropic restaurants opening across the United States. Its purpose is to support the Friends of...
Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
Describes the impending arrival of Lidia's and the background of its owner, Lidia Bastianich.
Commentary: Every Room Brings Back Some Fond Memory
Photos and article about Chappell's Restaurant & Sports Museum in North Kansas City, owned and operated by founder Jim Chappell (opened in 1986) and containing his large collection of sports memorabilia,...
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