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Dinner around Starlight Theatre - KC

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ChrisKC Jul 25, 2008 08:36 AM

I will be going to starlight next week to see a show with my bro & sis. Any suggestions where we should meet for dinner? I'm not at all familiar with that area

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    lwoerther RE: ChrisKC Jul 25, 2008 01:52 PM

    Starlight is actually not in a great area and in fact, there aren't any restaurants right there. Your best bet would be to eat in Brookside... Carmen's is Italian and is amazing. No reservations, but call ahead for the list. There's a new place over there called Blue Grotto. I haven't been, but I've heard mixed reviews- it's a wood-fired pizza place.

    If totally necessary, you could try the plaza and just get on 71 from there. Good Luck!

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      kanders54 RE: ChrisKC Jul 27, 2008 09:09 AM

      We usually eat on the Plaza then hop on Hwy 71 for the short drive to Starlight.

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        jdl98 RE: ChrisKC Jul 28, 2008 06:26 AM

        Brookside/Waldo is your best bet - Starlight is a straight shot east on 63rd or Gregory Blvd. 75th Street Brewery, Waldo Pizza, The Gaf, Governor Stumpys and a new place, Cantina Del Ray are all in Waldo. Brookside - Blue Grotto, La Cucina di Mamma/Bella Napoli are both wood fired pizza, sushi/japanses right next door (can't think of the name) and Jalapeno's. Also, Avenues Bistro - a little more upscale than the others mentioned.

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          amy_rc RE: jdl98 Jul 28, 2008 12:47 PM

          Spend the extra and go to Avenues. It is so good! http://www.avenuesbistro.com/

          I also like Joe D's Wine Bar but I've only had lunch there.
          http://www.joeds.com/BKShome.html

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            jdl98 RE: amy_rc Jul 28, 2008 02:13 PM

            How could I forget about Joe D's? That is one of my favorites. Excellent food and wine.

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          ChrisKC RE: ChrisKC Jul 30, 2008 08:01 AM

          It looks like we will be going to Carmen's in Brookside. I'm excited, I've never been there. I think my sister has, not sure about my brother. Could you ask for better weather for Starlight? It's raining this morning but supposed to stop and the high is to be about 80.

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            clclark2000 RE: ChrisKC Jul 30, 2008 06:43 PM

            Can't go wrong with Carmen's. I've prob eaten everything on the menu there over the past 4 years at least once and have never had a bad experience.

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              ChrisKC RE: clclark2000 Jul 31, 2008 02:35 PM

              My bro and sis both had chix spiedini with two sauces and loved it. In fact one mentioned they could pick up the plate and lick it, the other one agreed. Sounded to me like they really liked it! I however, always having to be the different one, got the veal saltimbocca. It was just okay, I was not at all impressed. The sauce was like a congealed lemon gravy on the plate, not really too appetizing. The prices were also quite steep, with both dishes being around $20 each. We might as well have gone to Avenues. Oh well, that's on my list.

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