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Eastern European in KC

ulterior epicure May 20, 2008 06:11 AM

Does anyone know of any Eastern European restaurants in Kansas City (Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, etc.)? Thanks, in advance.

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    emakaroni1 Jun 21, 2008 10:50 AM

    I don't know of any Eastern European restaurants either. I have had the povitica from Strawberry Hill in Lenexa. I went to the Slavic fest in Sugar Creek and had some of Peter May House of Keilbasa which is a little different, and has some bite to it. They have a location in Kansas City if your interested in trying it out.

    1. heatherkay Jun 3, 2008 07:55 AM

      You might want to check out the Slavic Festival in Sugar Creek (http://www.slavicfest.com/). Local vendors may be able to help you out.

      And the website? It. Is. Hilarious.

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        stellamystar Jun 3, 2008 07:41 PM

        Great idea, Heatherkay! Thanks for the tip

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        goroe May 26, 2008 06:49 AM

        there is a small market on 79th st, just west of Metcalf. (maybe its named Taste of Russia?) Eastern european food and goods, lunch special most days.

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          Aaron Deacon May 27, 2008 08:34 AM

          Yeah, I just noticed that big "lunch specials $3.99" sign on Saturday. It was early, so they weren't open for lunch. I was in there a year+ ago and it was simply grocery, I thought.

          Any idea what the lunches served are like?

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            goroe May 27, 2008 10:18 AM

            .there are a few regular items and rotating specials- plenty of things to try some recognizable by name some not. I was there on Sat afternoon and the experience was a hoot- very loud bad 80's rock music playing outside in the market area, just as bad music playing inside too- They specialize in lamb and some beef (both fresh every Thursday) nice eatern european folks own/operate it. Its been there for 8 yrs.

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              Aaron Deacon May 27, 2008 01:10 PM

              Can you eat in? I don't recall seeing any tables. I also thought it was owned by an Egyptian couple who had bought it from the original owner. I thought they had steered the Russian angle a little more toward Georgian/Armenian/Turkish, while keeping a nice stock of more traditionally E. European goods. I'm pretty sure I got some basturma there. My memory is obviously not real clear though...definitely need to check it out again. Thanks.

        2. stellamystar May 22, 2008 04:49 PM

          Okay, Okay - I have debating bringing up the chain - but there is a Kolache Factory in Joco - at 135th? Near Ethan Allen in the strip mall.
          The Kolaches are what you'd expect. I had the savor not sweet ones.

          Fining Easter Euro delights in KC is my long suffering goal.

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          1. re: stellamystar
            ulterior epicure May 24, 2008 09:31 AM

            Thanks for that tip, stellmystar. In Kansas City, beggars can't be choosers.

            1. re: ulterior epicure
              GiGiWy May 24, 2008 09:48 AM

              Also, Barb's Kolaches in Shawnee, off SM Pkwy west of Monticello. They also make bierocks, but call ahead.

          2. ulterior epicure May 20, 2008 08:02 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions.

            1. heatherkay May 20, 2008 06:55 AM

              Grinders has a Hungarian guy come in on Monday night and make Hungarian specialities. I've never been, so I can't vouch for the quality, but I know the guy was brought in by popular demand when the other place he was cooking closed (do I have that right?)

              You might also call the Strawberry Hill Museum to see if they can hook you up with some Croatian delicacies (http://www.heritageleaguekc.org/strawberryhill/tea.html). Looks like they have a tea room with "Slavic desserts." You might also call a couple of the churches in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood. You might also check out this (http://strawberryhillkc.org/links.aspx). Krizman's House of Sausages in downtown KCK sounds like a good place to start.

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                rosierabbitt May 20, 2008 06:18 AM

                I don't know of a regular restaurant but in Independence there is a bakery called Kobe House. Sometimes they have a couple of things that aren't bakery items that are Czech. Their website is www.kobehouse.com I think. Excellent bakery items.

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