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KC- Friday Dinner Spot for (Catholic) Sports Watching Group

lwoerther Mar 10, 2009 09:11 AM

I have friends coming in town this weekend and I'm looking for a good place to go to dinner. There will be 4 of us, and they're all Catholic, so no meat.
Can you think of a decent restaurant that would have other options, and TVs to catch the Big 12 tournament games on? Looking for Brookside-Downtown.
The places they've thrown out I'm less than thrilled wiith: 810 Zone and McFaddens. I need help!

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    BChow RE: lwoerther Mar 10, 2009 10:01 AM

    We love the fish tacos at Sol Cantina (31st & Gillham). Many HD TV's around.

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      jdl98 RE: lwoerther Mar 10, 2009 10:37 AM

      What about Spin Pizza? They have a great bar area with big TV's. Otherwise...75th Street Brewery - fish and chips, etc. Bulldog? What sort of food are you looking for? Bar food or better?

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        lwoerther RE: jdl98 Mar 10, 2009 12:54 PM

        I love Bulldog, but not enough tv's I think, we would have to eat on that other side. The new Spin has a TV? I didn't notice! Thanks!

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          jdl98 RE: lwoerther Mar 11, 2009 08:23 AM

          yes, 2 huge flat screens over the bar area. you could see them anywhere you sit. and, bonus, it's close to the plaza! 75th street would have limited views of tvs. agreed on heatherkay's assessment of brookside all the catholics in the neighborhood. oh, the gaf - you'd have to sit in the bar area but they'll tvs and food a cut above typical bar food.

      2. heatherkay RE: lwoerther Mar 10, 2009 10:41 AM

        I'd be very suprised if most of the Brookside restos didn't have Lenten specials, given the demographics of the neighborhood. I've had perfectly passable fish and chips (bar style) at Charlie Hoopers and LOTS of TVs. Are you trying to get away from sports bars in general or 810/McFaddens in particular?

        ETA -- I just thought of a great option. one80 in Westport is a great place to watch a game and the food is definitely a cut above bar food.

        1. KansasTravel RE: lwoerther Mar 10, 2009 10:58 AM

          I haven't payed attention to the TV options, but 75th Street Brewery has great fish and chips (more than one kind) and other non meat options.

          1. The Chowhound Team RE: lwoerther Mar 11, 2009 11:31 AM

            Just a reminder, Folks, this board is about finding great local chow, please keep the focus on venues where you can find great food and drink that happen to have TV's, but let's emphasize the food and drink, not the TV watching options.

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              KansasTravel RE: The Chowhound Team Mar 11, 2009 02:13 PM

              Atmosphere is not part of the combination in selecting a restaurant?

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              StacyJane RE: lwoerther Mar 15, 2009 02:10 PM

              I think I saw a sign that Lew's in Waldo is doing Friday night lent specials.

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