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Happy Soup Eater, Kansas City?

Katie Nell Dec 8, 2006 08:30 PM

Here's the blurb from KC Star: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/entertainment/columnists/lauren_chapin/16178043.htm

Here's their website: http://www.happysoupeater.com/

Does anyone have their soups delivered or know anything about it? Kind of a strange concept, but could be fun!

  1. Katie Nell Mar 9, 2007 06:39 AM

    Just wanted to report back that we tried their Black Bean and Chorizo Chili this week (which, coincidentally is on the menu at Souperman this week- kind of odd, don't you think?) and it was pretty good. It was $12 for a quart, which seemed a little pricey to me, but you really are paying for delivery too, so I had to keep reminding myself that! I could see that it would be great for someone who doesn't like to cook, but frankly, I can make a better soup for less than $12. I do like the concept though, and I probably will order again if something strikes my fancy in the weekly e-mails. It might be nice for soups that would otherwise be expensive if I bought all the ingredients for them, i.e. lobster bisque or something to that effect. It was fun to have soup waiting at my doorstep when I got home last night! I'm curious to see what they do with summer soups, because, well, you can only have gazpacho so often!

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      undercoverfoodie Dec 29, 2007 07:20 PM

      Received and email today, that they were closed until further notice. I've driven by numerous times and noticed they were never open, wanted to check out Happy Gillis cafe. It's locked up tighter than a steel drum.

      1. re: undercoverfoodie
        stellamystar Jan 7, 2008 05:07 PM

        I looked at their site and they were closed during the holiday season which I thought was weird...Too bad.

    2. sirregular Jan 7, 2008 12:20 PM

      I'm not surprised that it is closed... It seems like quite the niche market, and the website, at least, appeared to be oddly put-together. The verbiage was akin to those weird notes written by the Amish children for Good Natured Family Farms eggs. I received one that paid homage to chicken cannibalism, concerning how funny it was that chickens were eating the broken eggs that sloshed out of the bucket. I've been eating Eggland's Best from then on...

      Also, who needs soup delivered when you can swing by Souperman?

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      1. re: sirregular
        ulterior epicure Jan 8, 2008 08:13 PM

        Closed? As in, for good?

        1. re: ulterior epicure
          Katie Nell Jan 10, 2008 02:34 PM

          I think they are just closed while they are getting ready to open up a storefront... at least that's what the last e-mail from them said (something to that effect).

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            goroe Jan 11, 2008 12:38 PM

            we love the soup eater- always good. we talked to him recently (he's in the Jan issue of tastebud) I think you'll see Happy Gillis open soon
            - what was in that space previously?

            1. re: goroe
              skim Jan 12, 2008 07:45 AM

              It was most recently SO Redux, and before that something like the "Tasty Box" or something similar.

              1. re: goroe
                heatherkay Jan 12, 2008 07:59 AM

                looks like it was probably originally a corner grocery store -- maybe the one from _Casino_?

                1. re: heatherkay
                  sirregular Jan 20, 2008 08:06 PM

                  I'm pretty sure the corner grocery store was Macaluso's...but you didn't hear that from me!

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