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Aug 7, 2007 01:05 PM

Need KC advice

I am meeting an old friend for dinner in KC this weekend. I lived there a long time ago so naturally I'm out of the food loop. I'm looking for something unpretentious but still tasty. Good wine list would be important. Friend is not very much of a foodie but open minded. I will be staying in JOCO but don't mind driving. Thanks for the advice!

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  1. Try 40 sardines. Awesome food, great wine. Only reason I have to drive that far south.

    1. You might want to look into Joe D's.

      6227 Brookside Plz
      Kansas City, MO 64113

      1. Garozzo's on College Blvd or Nick and Jake's on 135th. Garozzo's is Italian and I know that they have some nice bottles of wine.

        I am not too sure on Nick and Jake's wine list, it is American food, everything from mac and cheese to steak and chops to some nice fish dishes. I have a friend that suggests you don't to leave without having the chocolate cake. They do have a nice bar with lots of Joco atmosphere. Definitely not too pretentious, and, I think a great place for a foodie and non-foodie to meet in the middle.

        1. Unpretentious and good wine list? Your perfect match is Thomas, a small, delicious and laid back place in Westport. Seasonal menu, great service. A real gem.

          Thomas Restaurant
          1815 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

          1. I think Yahooz is always a good place for foodies and non-foodies alike. You can get a steak there, but they also have some more adventurous items. The housemade potato chips with blue cheese dip are really great. The chicken and dumplings are fantastic; I will eat them in this 100 degree weather because they are just that good!

            4701 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

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            1. re: Katie Nell

              Thanks for the advice everyone! I went with 40 Sardines and thought it was great. My friend and I were equally impressed. We had a sea bass for the entree which was good, but I really liked the taleggio flat bread the best. Of course, I would probably like taleggio on old shoe leather, to be honest. I hope to be visiting my old stomping grounds again here before too long, so I'll keep the other places in mind.