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Dec 8, 2006 08:30 PM

Happy Soup Eater, Kansas City?

Here's the blurb from KC Star:

Here's their website:

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Katie Nell

      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

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

    2. 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: ulterior epicure

          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).

          1. re: Katie Nell

            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

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

              1. re: goroe

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

                1. re: heatherkay

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

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