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Lokking for a unique KC eating experience for a late lunch this Saturday. Price is no option, and please no BBQ>

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  1. there are some great places for lunch on 39th street and also in brookside. if you want good pizza, Mi Mama Cucina is right next to Bella Napoli in brookside. for that matter, bella napoli has great sandwiches, too. on westport road there is pot pie. i've not been there for lunch, but they have the best pan roasted chicken in town. Another great place on westport road is the westport flea market, which has great hamburgers and kind of a funky atmosphere. it actually does operate as a flea market during the week.

    there are plenty more ideas, these are the first things to pop into my head.

    1. Room 39 on 39th Street in Midtown is a great little bistro-type place with great food — and the best chai tea I've ever had, hands down. It would be my first choice for a late lunch any day. You can check out their Fall and weekly menu at www.rm39.com.

      If you want unique, you might check out the dim sum menu at Bo Ling's at the Board of Trade or at 91st and Metcalf. Call to confirm what hours they serve dim sum; I know it's lunch on Saturdays, but I'm not sure when it begins and ends. their website is www.bolings.com.

      Bluebird Bistro at around 17th and Summit also has an outstanding menu worth checking out for lunch or anytime: www.kansascitymenus.com/bluebirdbistro I especially enjoy the french toast, the bison burger, the vegetable polenta, and the killer tomato sandwich.


      1. Stroud's at 17th & vivion one of a kind fried chicken,potatoes,and rolls has to be expeienced.

        1. If you're in Johnson county, Spin pizza on 119th St. east of Metcalf doesn't close between lunch and dinner. Many of the servers will be eating if you get there very late, but they're still accomodating and friendly (even if caught chewing.) Great thin crust pies, cheesy panini, salads are fresh and generous in the larger size, very limited wine selection, but I don't suppose that matters at lunch. They're a standby for us when we get hungry at odd hours.

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          1. re: amyzan

            I've heard so much about Spin Pizza - I really need to get over there. Do they serve authentic New York style pizza? If not, where can I get some good thin-crust yummy NY pizza in KC?

            1. re: pmannon

              Hmmm, I've never actually had NY style pizza, but Spin bills theirs as Napolitano, I believe. It's a thin crust but usually both crispy and chewy, and not what I'd call foldable. Also, the pieces aren't huge like I saw in the recent NY Times article on Brooklyn pizza. It's somewhat similar to what was served for dinner when I visited Rome in '90, but perhaps a bit more cheesy and saucy. This is not to say it's cheesy or saucy by American standards, only more so than what I ate in Rome then. It's good, that's for sure.

              ETA, I've heard Waldo pizza or Bronx makes NY style pizza, but have never been. Maybe someone else could help you out with this?

              1. re: amyzan

                Yeah, I wouldn't know what NY style pizza is really like, but from the description, I would say Papakeno's might fit the bill, though I'm a Spin lover as well!

              2. re: pmannon

                I like all sorts of pizza - thin, thick, Sicilian, whatever. But I do often long for the great thin pizza I used to get in NYC and around the train stations when I lived on Long Island.

                About as close to that as I've found is at d'Bronx (39th and Bell, one block east of State Line). Waldo Pizza (75th and Wornall) does a thin pizza I like, too.

                Would love to hear other suggestions.