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Pitt Gorilla
01-18-2007, 10:43 PM
A new Pizza joint that I like is Ci Ci's Pizza. Pizza buffet place with Pizza out all day long. Prices aren't too bad either.New? CiCi's has been around since at least 94.

Deberg_1990
01-18-2007, 10:45 PM
Blue Ridge Mall: There used to be an Orange Julius place in the center i loved as a kid.


There was also a pizza place in there waay back..like early 1980's...forgot the name of it?

Al Czervik
01-18-2007, 11:14 PM
Fritzs...up on the hill in KCK
They delivered the food on little trains.
Are now in Crown Center...

Also, anyone remember Naugels? I think it was around
87th street in OP next to the Schwinn bicycle shop...

Boyceofsummer
01-19-2007, 12:03 AM
Do you guys still have A&Ws? They have them here but they are just another fast food place here (except you can get a chili dog :) ). All the charm of the old place is gone (no more Papa, Mama, and Baby Burgers, you can't get it "in a basket", you have to stand in line at the front to order instead of having a waitress or using the phone, etc).

Years ago one of our work crews sent the new guy to A&W in Hays, Kansas to get dinner. They ordered four Teen Burgers. Guy came back having spent a bunch of his own money with Forteen burgers.

Halfcan
01-19-2007, 12:34 AM
Blue Ridge Mall: There used to be an Orange Julius place in the center i loved as a kid.


There was also a pizza place in there waay back..like early 1980's...forgot the name of it?

Luckys Pizza-the guy had one on the Indep. Square.

DaneMcCloud
01-19-2007, 12:51 AM
Good lord, that brings back memories!!! I used to love their long wooden benches and as a kid, we used to watch the guys throwing the dough in the air while making pizzas. I remember the lighted display of the smiling fat dude in the red/white bib holding up a plate of pizza. Oh man, Shakee's!!! I thinking I'm crying now....

We still have Shakee's all over L.A. Big Bob's, too. Strange that they're not everywhere anymore.

SPchief
01-19-2007, 01:57 AM
Don Chilitos on Johnson Drive- Parents took me there to eat for years. Used to order the Dons plate.




Best Tex-Mex I've ever ate. Went there once a week as a kid.

SPchief
01-19-2007, 01:58 AM
Are there any more Jack in the Box's in KC? When I was a little kid, I used to go to that one in Raytown on 63rd St(it's an Applebees now). I still have some Jack in the Box mason jars that they gave out back in 76.


Applebees is no longer there, its now on 350 and Gregory.

SPchief
01-19-2007, 01:59 AM
I miss Texas Toms.


I believe there is one still left. Outskirts of Raytown I believe.

Smed1065
01-19-2007, 02:18 AM
Clems (sp) 23rd Street
Fun House 40 Hwy
Hi Boys (40 and the Noland one) Had to order dry so the bun would not drip
Stephensons
Arthur Bryants
A&W 23rd Street
MugsUp 23rd Street
Taco Johns (40 Hwy Indep) Always had buy one get one free and lived two blocks away.
Taco Via (291) had .15 cent taco night on Tuesdays.

I visited the first three when I returned for the Turkey day game- of course Hi-boys was a new one.

Smed1065
01-19-2007, 02:19 AM
Texas Tom's

First place that sold beer to go on Sundays!

Smed1065
01-19-2007, 02:45 AM
Yorks SteakHouse - Independence Ctr.

You must have lived by the Indep Center.

I grew up there as my mom ran The Swiss Pretzel Shop and I knew all the food court people and got free food. (probably just to get rid of me!)

I forgot Minsky's. A friend of the family owned the closet one and we ordered pizza every week, it would weigh in at about 6 pounds for the works large-LOL

I am hungry now.

Simply Red
01-19-2007, 07:15 AM
You must have lived by the Indep Center.

I grew up there as my mom ran The Swiss Pretzel Shop and I knew all the food court people and got free food. (probably just to get rid of me!)

I forgot Minsky's. A friend of the family owned the closet one and we ordered pizza every week, it would weigh in at about 6 pounds for the works large-LOL

I am hungry now.

Yep, Blue Springs.

Simply Red
01-19-2007, 07:17 AM
Joplin Folks:

When I was very young, there used to be a pizza place in the NorthPark Mall where you could order your food using a phone at the booth. This was probably late 70's/early 80's, and was around where the current food court is (I think). Any ideas?

Thanks for helping to fill in a sketchy childhood memory.

Umm. Fred and Reds..

Simply Red
01-19-2007, 07:18 AM
Blue Ridge Mall: There used to be an Orange Julius place in the center i loved as a kid.


There was also a pizza place in there waay back..like early 1980's...forgot the name of it?

OJ in BRM. Yep did it as a kid...lol

Chief Chief
01-19-2007, 07:30 AM
Sandy's

runnercyclist
01-19-2007, 07:33 AM
here's a few I recall from st joe don't know if they were national or not


Dog N Suds
Sambo's
Dapper Dans(the pizza man)
Showbiz Pizza
Happy Joe's

LOL I remember Sambo's. The little black babies on the wall. Not PC at all. That would get picketed if it opened today. Jesse Jackson RIP.

Snow White was our family eat out spot in STJ, that and the D&G. They made a mean Rachael Sandwich.

runnercyclist
01-19-2007, 07:36 AM
I also forgot about


Der Weinersnitchzel(or something like that)

My recollection of the building is clear. Big A frame. But I remember the restaurant being open for like 5 minutes.

Baby Lee
01-19-2007, 09:25 AM
LOL I remember Sambo's. The little black babies on the wall. Not PC at all. That would get picketed if it opened today. Jesse Jackson RIP.
Actually, it was an Indian kid, taken from a children's book.

DaneMcCloud
01-19-2007, 10:46 AM
My recollection of the building is clear. Big A frame. But I remember the restaurant being open for like 5 minutes.

I sound like a broken record but we have Weinerschnitzel's all over SoCal. Great cheap dogs and they even serve beer!

BIG_DADDY
01-19-2007, 10:51 AM
LOL I remember Sambo's. The little black babies on the wall. Not PC at all. That would get picketed if it opened today. Jesse Jackson RIP.

Snow White was our family eat out spot in STJ, that and the D&G. They made a mean Rachael Sandwich.

The original Sambo's is still open it's the only one in the country. It's in Santa Barbara.

mikeyis4dcats.
01-19-2007, 11:43 AM
Carol Lee Donuts in Lawrence.....mmm, yum!


Baby Doe's had a fire many years back and closed.

dave0320
01-19-2007, 11:46 AM
Roy Rogers and Jack in the Box.

hawkchief
01-19-2007, 11:55 AM
Eddy's Loaf & Stein & Marty's BBQ.

Demonpenz
01-19-2007, 11:56 AM
there was a place in st joe where they friend a cows brain and you could eat it like a tenderloin. Miller's grill baby!

Pitt Gorilla
01-19-2007, 11:59 AM
Actually, it was an Indian kid, taken from a children's book.Are you sure? My wife's grandmother had a board game called "Little Black Sambo" and it was set in Africa, IIRC.

Baby Lee
01-19-2007, 12:13 PM
Are you sure? My wife's grandmother had a board game called "Little Black Sambo" and it was set in Africa, IIRC.
The original story was set in India, referencing Tigers and ghee [clarified butter]. But as it made it's way to America, versions were illustrated with blackface caricatures and the settings in the illustrations were suggestive of Africa.
Still, Sambo's restaurant used pictures congruent with the Indian setting and the Indian character, as noted in BD's post above.

Stewie
01-19-2007, 12:20 PM
Baby Doe's had a fire many years back and closed.

If I remember correctly Baby Doe's was sliding down the hill and it was too expensive to rectify. Of course, maybe they needed some insurance money so they had a fire.

Frosty
01-19-2007, 12:21 PM
According to Wikipedia, the Sambo's chain was originally named after a combination of the founders' names. They jumped on the popularity of the books later on. Interestingly, the
Lil Sambo's (http://www.lilsambos.com/aboutus.html) restaurant in Lincoln City was named after the books and still uses the decorations based on them - PC be damned.

Bob Dole
01-19-2007, 12:24 PM
Fried chicken for lunch on Sundays after church at Mar-Lon Cafe in Bronaugh, MO.

mikeyis4dcats.
01-19-2007, 01:31 PM
If I remember correctly Baby Doe's was sliding down the hill and it was too expensive to rectify. Of course, maybe they needed some insurance money so they had a fire.


hmmm, it appears you are correct. I'd have sworn I heard they had a fire.

ndbbm
01-19-2007, 01:33 PM
Im skipping through the 280 posts I missed. Rax. I loved that place.

Pitt Gorilla
01-19-2007, 01:35 PM
Fried chicken for lunch on Sundays after church at Mar-Lon Cafe in Bronaugh, MO.Good Lord, Dole. I didn't know other people had actually heard of Bronaugh. I was once kicked out of a little league game for tagging a guy too hard in Bronaugh. Some fat guy in overalls decided I was being "mean" or something.

KC-TBB
01-19-2007, 01:39 PM
Anyone remember the Copper Kettle in Raytown? You used to get a free toy from the treasure chest...good times!

Fishpicker
01-20-2007, 01:07 AM
Big Cheez pizza. That franchise was bought by Godfather's then it became pretty inedible. back when it was Big Cheez, it was definately the best pizza I had tried.

I miss not having a Taco Tico where I currently live

Reaper16
01-20-2007, 01:27 AM
A very recent entry:

Kearney Truck Plaza, KTP for those who frequented the place, closed down a couple of weeks ago. Pilot Travel Centers bought the place out and shit it down days within confirmation of the sale.

KTP had my favorite mozzarella sticks anywhere, and delicious biscuits & gravy. They were known for their two HUGE meals -- the Bulldog Burger (who knows how many pounds of beef on a hoagie style bun, with bacon, etc.) and the infamous, legendary Truck Driver's Breakfast (full order of B&G, three eggs, sausage, bacon, a short stack, toast. At least.)

I was there for hours each of the last three nights it was open. Closing night was somber, but people brought in beer. No one gave a damn, so it turned into a party of sorts. I've got menus and other such memorabilia.

[/sniff] I'm going to miss that place. Where the Hell else am I going to get a decent meal past one o'clock?

Fishpicker
01-20-2007, 01:30 AM
the Trucker's breakfast sounds awesome

mikeyis4dcats.
01-20-2007, 02:54 PM
I miss not having a Taco Tico where I currently live

I'll let you have ours...

memyselfI
01-20-2007, 03:08 PM
Shakey's. Gawd, I miss their pizza. Haven't found anything even close.

Jack In the Box. My mom wanted to kill me because I liked their tacos.

DerWeinerschnitzel. Nuff said.

Kings. Ordering from those intercom systems was cool.

Arthur Treachers Fish and Chips. Sooo much more edible than LJS which is gross.

Cafeterias of all sorts. Was there anything better than cafeteria green rice or mac-n-cheese?

Stewie
01-20-2007, 03:13 PM
A very recent entry:

Kearney Truck Plaza, KTP for those who frequented the place, closed down a couple of weeks ago.

Too bad. There's always BETO junction on I-35 in Kansas that has good trucker food. Their breakfasts (which is all I've eaten on my travels) are really good.

memyselfI
01-20-2007, 03:19 PM
Wow, it looks like Shakey's still franchises. With all those boomers getting older you'd think that the franchise would make a killing as these grown up kids take their kids or grandkids for authentic pizza they knew as kids. :hmmm:

Stewie
01-20-2007, 03:23 PM
Wow, it looks like Shakey's still franchises. With all those boomers getting older you'd think that the franchise would make a killing as these grown up kids take their kids or grandkids for authentic pizza they knew as kids. :hmmm:

I could never figure out the Shakey's thing. We used to hang out at the one on Metcalf, and other than us kids, the place was dead. Maybe it had a rep as a kid's hangout so families wouldn't go there.

Simply Red
01-20-2007, 03:23 PM
Tico Taco gawd I'm pushing the cobwebs out of the way to barely remember that one.

memyselfI
01-20-2007, 03:29 PM
I could never figure out the Shakey's thing. We used to hang out at the one on Metcalf, and other than us kids, the place was dead. Maybe it had a rep as a kid's hangout so families wouldn't go there.

Our family was there at the same one too.

It completely baffles, appalls, and agonizes me that 'pizza' like Chuck E. Cheese would be given to a generation of kids while the same kids are being deprived of high quality pizza like Shakeys. ;)

Mojo Rising
01-20-2007, 04:48 PM
My Dad used to own several of the Taco Johns around town when I was growing up. He has since sold them and he is happy to be out of fast food. The location near Westport was always the most succesful. It is now a sex shop.

It was cool in High School to have access to free food while out partying.

I still crave Taco Johns as they don't have them here in CA. I did stumble across one in Reno and stop by every time I am there. I also visit the one by the racetrack in Wyandotte when in KC.

On a different note, Headsnap posted a note about his sister working at Hobby Haven a couple pages back. That brought back memories. I used to hang out with Headsnap (he was a couple years older and my brothers age) when I was a kid.

His sister was about 5 years older and was one of the hottest chicks in the 'hood. His post brought back memories of a Bush Beer shirt she used to wear (I did get HS's permission before posting this) that read, "If You Like My Mountains, You'll Love My Bush."

That shirt had such an effect on a young kid like me I still remember over 20 years later!

DaneMcCloud
01-20-2007, 05:12 PM
Jack In the Box. My mom wanted to kill me because I liked their tacos.

DerWeinerschnitzel. Nuff said.

I had a Jack bacon and egg biscuit yesterday morning for breakfast. Jack has the best fast food, bar none. Always fresh, always made on the spot but a little more expensive. The tacos still rule. As a side note, the guy that plays Jack in the commerials is actually the director and voice of said commercials. He also owns the ad agency that creates the ads!

After all the talk of Weinerschnitzel, I went over the hill and grabbed a couple of dogs last night. There's one right across from NBC, where Leno tapes the tonight show. It wasn't bad, but nothing great. I can't see myself going there anytime soon again.

There's a Shakey's Pizza on Sunset. Even though they're all over Los Angeles, I haven't eaten at one since probably 1998. They used to have a great lunch buffet, which was perfect for taking my employees out for lunch. If I go in the near future, I'll report.

That being said, all the nostalgia for food often doesn't pan out. On my last visit to KC, I had both Mr. Goodcents (one of my good friends owns 2 locations) and Minsky's pizza. Truth be told, neither were very good. Quiznos smokes Goodcents and Minsky's wasn't even as good as lame ol' Pizza Hut.

Reaper16
01-20-2007, 05:17 PM
Too bad. There's always BETO junction on I-35 in Kansas that has good trucker food. Their breakfasts (which is all I've eaten on my travels) are really good.
ORLY? Hmmmm. Are they open 24/7, with breakfast served at all times?(The best part about KTP was getting breakfast food at 2 am.)
This place sounds promising.

headsnap
01-20-2007, 06:06 PM
On a different note, Headsnap posted a note about his sister working at Hobby Haven a couple pages back. That brought back memories. I used to hang out with Headsnap (he was a couple years older and my brothers age) when I was a kid.

His sister was about 5 years older and was one of the hottest chicks in the 'hood. His post brought back memories of a Bush Beer shirt she used to wear (I did get HS's permission before posting this) that read, "If You Like My Mountains, You'll Love My Bush."

That shirt had such an effect on a young kid like me I still remember over 20 years later!
:LOL:

Over-Head
01-20-2007, 08:19 PM
I miss A&W drive in. :(

Ted Theodore Logan
01-20-2007, 09:54 PM
Damn, I totally remember going there as a kid. I also remember going to some craphole diner at the old intersection of 291 & 150(before they redid it). I can't remember the name, but I remember the place sucking pretty bad.


Hollywood Cross

Ted Theodore Logan
01-20-2007, 10:00 PM
Anyone in Lees Summit remember Humphry Klinkers?
Or up north of the river the old Gold Buffet?

Dartgod
01-20-2007, 10:26 PM
Anyone in Lees Summit remember Humphry Klinkers?
Sounds familiar. What/where was it?

BWillie
01-20-2007, 10:36 PM
Ruby Tuesdays is simply the best sit down restaurant, not too pricey, not too fancy but great steak and food.

If you are ever up by Gladstone, go to Hayes Hamburgers. Especially after bar close. It really reminds me of the place on Waynes World, except with hamburgers. Small place, alot of regulars, but great atmosphere. Highly recommend it.

Deberg_1990
01-20-2007, 10:38 PM
Anyone in Lees Summit remember Humphry Klinkers?


vaguely....what was it and where was it at??

KCChiefsFan88
01-21-2007, 12:49 AM
Chi's Chi's Mexican Restaurant... a celebration of diarrhea

CosmicPal
01-21-2007, 12:09 PM
Chi's Chi's Mexican Restaurant... a celebration of diarrhea

We used to eat their lunch buffet sometimes. One summer while I was in college, I used to work for a retail golf shop in OPKS. Some of the guys and I used to head over to the buffet until one day this guy came into the shop and went to our restroom. It just happened to be my fuggen day to clean the restrooms too.

The SOB exhumed the most gawdawful vomit job I've ever, and will ever witness in my lifetime. It was everywhere. As soon as you opened the door, the odor slapped you in the face. The entire floor was covered in near ankle deep vomit. It was so bad, we had to locate the snow shovel and use it to scoop up the vomit. And when I mean "we" I mean I made someone help me clean it up 'cause I wasn't going to do it myself. But, it was obvious to us, and everyone else who had the courage to take a look at it, that the tard ate at Chi-Chi's.

Anyways, after that- none of us ever ate at Chi-Chi's again. Ever.

Adept Havelock
01-21-2007, 12:20 PM
Pats Cafe at Loma Vista in South KC.

Biggest and best damn Cinnamon Rolls I've ever had in my life.

Sure-Oz
01-21-2007, 12:23 PM
I remember....

Chi Chi's, White Castle, Shoneys, Pizza Inn or something like that and thats it.

Extra Point
01-21-2007, 12:30 PM
Drove by Mugs Up in Independence last week. That brought up memories with Mom & Dad, and the other two screaming siblings. We used to frequent the DQ at near Brush Creek & Troost, after a day of fishing at Lake Jacomo.

I remember Joe's restaurant, when Joe was behind the counter. Best burger with grilled onions, ever. That was on 39th, near State Line in KCMO, wasn't it?

Dave Lane
01-21-2007, 12:30 PM
Pats Cafe at Loma Vista in South KC.

Biggest and best damn Cinnamon Rolls I've ever had in my life.


I'm making T J Cinnamons (supposedly) cinnamon rolls with the g/f this morning...


Boy I remember that smell in WardParkway...

Dave

Dave Lane
01-21-2007, 12:31 PM
If you are ever up by Gladstone, go to Hayes Hamburgers. Especially after bar close. It really reminds me of the place on Waynes World, except with hamburgers. Small place, alot of regulars, but great atmosphere. Highly recommend it.


Hayes Hamburgers is pretty damn cool :thumb:

Dave

Sully
01-21-2007, 12:32 PM
I'm making T J Cinnamons (supposedly) cinnamon rolls with the g/f this morning...


Boy I remember that smell in WardParkway...

Dave

Got a recipe?

KcMizzou
01-21-2007, 12:35 PM
Minsky's wasn't even as good as lame ol' Pizza Hut.Wow. I couldn't disagree more.

Stewie
01-21-2007, 12:42 PM
ORLY? Hmmmm. Are they open 24/7, with breakfast served at all times?(The best part about KTP was getting breakfast food at 2 am.)
This place sounds promising.

It's south on I-35, probably too far to drive if you're on the Missouri side. I usually make a plan to stop there if I'm heading that way.

Here's the restaurant page, and yes it's 24/7.

http://www.betojunction.com/restaurant.htm

CoMoChief
01-21-2007, 12:44 PM
Has anyone mentioned Texas Tom's yet?

Sully
01-21-2007, 12:46 PM
Has anyone mentioned Texas Tom's yet?

I feel like there is still one of those on Blue Ridge.

Extra Point
01-21-2007, 12:49 PM
Texas Tom's, still alive.

Smakey's, Saxon's. Dead, very dead.

Anybody been to Nichols Lunch lately?

stevieray
01-21-2007, 12:51 PM
Texas Tom's, still alive.

Smakey's, Saxon's. Dead, very dead.

Anybody been to Nichols Lunch lately?

My first job was at Texas Tom's on BR, down form Loma Vista.

CoMoChief
01-21-2007, 12:57 PM
Hot n Now

kinda like McDonalds but cheaper. I think it was only around for a few yrs.

Stewie
01-21-2007, 01:00 PM
Texas Tom's, still alive.

Smakey's, Saxon's. Dead, very dead.

Anybody been to Nichols Lunch lately?

Nichols Lunch is closed as of a few weeks ago. That's too bad for the Westport drunks looking for a 2 am meal.

DeezNutz
01-21-2007, 01:09 PM
How about Naugles? Anyone remember this fast-food mexican place that was located at 87th and Antioch? As a young kid, I loved the heck out of it. Made Taco Bell look like, well...what it is, actually.

Dave Lane
01-21-2007, 01:09 PM
WOW, that just dredged up memories that I thought were gone forever!!!!!






Metcalf South was my back yard. I grew up on W 98th St...

West 97th for me...

Dave

Dave Lane
01-21-2007, 01:11 PM
Ingredients & Directions

2 pk Active dry yeast

1/2 c Warm water (105-115 degrees

1/3 c Granulated sugar - PLUS 1/2
-teaspoon

4 c Flour - all-purpose,
-(actually 4 to 5 cups)

1 ts Salt

1 c Milk - scalded and cooled to

110 Degrees F.

1/3 c Salad oil

2 Eggs - at room temperature

--------------------------FILLING--------------------------

1/2 c Butter - or margarine,
-softened

1 c Brown sugar - firmly packed

1/2 c Granulated sugar

2 tb Cinnamon

---------------------------ICING---------------------------

1 c Confectioner's sugar -
-sifted

2 tb Milk - warm (actually 2 to 3
-Tablespoons)

1 ts Vanilla extract

In cup dissolve yeast in water with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. In mixer bowl combine 3 cups flour, remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the salt. At low speed gradually beat in milk, oil, eggs and yeast mixture; beat until well blended. Beat in additional flour (about 1-1/2 cups) until dough pulls away from the sides of bowl. On floured surface knead dough until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled in bulk, 1 hour. FILLING: In mixer bowl beat all ingredients until smooth; set aside. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans. On lightly floured surface roll dough into an 18x10" rectangle. Spread with filling. Roll tightly from long side. Cut into fourteen 1 1/4 inch slices. Place 1 roll cut side up in center of each pan. Arrange remaining rolls in a circle of 6 around the center roll. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, 30 to 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Invert onto wire racks, then invert again to cool. ICING: In medium bowl whisk all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled rolls. (Can be made ahead. Wrap well and freeze up to

1 month. Thaw, wrapped, at room temperature.) Makes 14
rolls. Nutrition per roll: 410 calories 14 gm fat 6 gm protein 67 gm carbohydrates 250 mg sodium 60 mg cholesterol Prep. time: 45 minutes plus rising Baking time: 25 to 30 minutes From Jim Vorheis. From: Michelle Bass

TODD
01-21-2007, 04:26 PM
Texas Toms, seen a sign for one at around 36 and state (north Side of state). looked to be open...Probably get shot though.. HA!

AZORChiefFan
01-21-2007, 04:41 PM
Nichols Lunch is closed as of a few weeks ago. That's too bad for the Westport drunks looking for a 2 am meal.
Nichols is closed? No more Red Death (chili & spaghetti) at 2 in the morn.

RIP Nichols.

ILChief
01-21-2007, 07:44 PM
Druthers (I loved the Andy Dandy Meal)
ShowBiz Pizza (much better than Chuck E. Cheese, IMHO)
Bonanza (it seems like I went there all the time when I was young)

Extra Point
01-21-2007, 10:01 PM
Nichols Lunch is closed as of a few weeks ago. That's too bad for the Westport drunks looking for a 2 am meal.

Closed? Again?

I remember breakfast at 3 am. They had a waitress that was 80, bout 20 years ago. One of the guys nicknamed her Yoda.

"Whut'll ya have, boys?"

R.I.P. Nichols.

Ted Theodore Logan
01-31-2007, 10:08 PM
Sounds familiar. What/where was it?


On 291 close to Strike Market,it was a pizza joint

Reaper16
02-05-2007, 11:59 PM
http://www.newstribune.com/articles/2007/02/05/news_state/330state08guber.txt

Drive in that made peanut butter burger famous to close in September

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - The last chance to enjoy a Sedalia specialty will be Labor Day of this year.

That's when the Wheel-Inn Drive-In will serve its last Guber Burger, a hamburger slathered with peanut butter.

The restaurant is closing because of a construction project that will expand the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Limit Avenue.

Jason Vanderfeltz, project manager for the Missouri Department of Transportation, said construction is set to begin in the spring of 2008.

“There just really wasn't much choice the way the highway will be,” said Ruth Ann Hawkins, the daughter of Lyman Keuper, who opened the restaurant in the late 1940s. She and her husband, Jack, own the real estate.

John Brandkamp, who owns the Wheel-Inn business, said a median would block access and two of the entrances to the business would close.

He and his wife, Pat, don't plan to reopen the restaurant elsewhere, he said.

The intersection's corners will be widened, to easier accommodate turning trucks, he said.

Entrances to other businesses will close as well.

Wayne Compton, owner of Jiffy Stop Food Marts, the Shell station on the north east corner, said: “We're just going to have to evaluate (staying open) as time progresses.”

His business would have two entrances close, but two would remain open. Compton said the real obstacles after construction will be the medians.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has purchased all but three of the easements, rights of way and property that it needs, said John Ortner, assistant right of way manager. The department budgeted $4 million to purchase property. Ortner said it has made about $2.8 million in payments so far.

The cost of the improvements is estimated at $2 million, said Vanderfeltz.

That's about $107 million less than a bypass of Sedalia would cost, said Roger Schwartze, district engineer for Central Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation considered a bypass in the late 1990s as part of a plan to widen U.S. 50 from Sedalia to St. Martins, outside Jefferson City.

Some business owners opposed the bypass, fearing the loss of business of people traveling through town, including traffic bound for Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks. Schwartze said if money became available for more large projects, the bypass would be considered along with other statewide construction proposals.

By Beth O'Malley, The Sedalia Democrat, via The Associated Press

Demonpenz
02-06-2007, 12:49 AM
old gold buffet had like penny slots in the waiting room didn't it?

Ari Chi3fs
02-06-2007, 01:10 AM
anyone here ever hear of Sam's Hiway Hamburger in Butler Mo?

Those Curly Fries were fat soaked and delcious. Great Burgers and Chicken too.

Good Shit.

Simply Red
02-06-2007, 07:40 AM
Texas Toms Fried Pork Tenderloin on a bun. Good stuff!

Dartgod
02-06-2007, 07:46 AM
On 291 close to Strike Market,it was a pizza joint
OK, I remember now. I can't say I remember eating there, Pappi's was the best pizza in town.

Stewie
02-06-2007, 08:00 AM
Anyone have an opinion of Paul's Drive-In on Blue Ridge, south of I-470? I've never been there but have heard good things about their burgers, tenderloins, and onion rings. It's not convenient for me, but I'm in that area occasionally.

Dartgod
02-06-2007, 08:06 AM
Anyone have an opinion of Paul's Drive-In on Blue Ridge, south of I-470? I've never been there but have heard good things about their burgers, tenderloins, and onion rings. It's not convenient for me, but I'm in that area occasionally.
I used to get their tenderloins a lot when I lived out that way. it's been years ago.

Simply Red
02-06-2007, 08:11 AM
Anyone have an opinion of Paul's Drive-In on Blue Ridge, south of I-470? I've never been there but have heard good things about their burgers, tenderloins, and onion rings. It's not convenient for me, but I'm in that area occasionally.

Speaking of tenderloins how is your little girly signature doing today?

heh

Duck Dog
02-06-2007, 09:02 AM
I'm sure it's been mentioned (not looking for it) but Chi Chi's was a big favorite of mine in the early 80's. I even bused tables and cooked at the one in Lohmans Plaza in OP.

RockChalk
02-06-2007, 09:03 AM
In Overland Park...

Here's the places I grew up with and still have to eat at every time I come back in town...

Taco Via
Haywards...I remember the little hole in the wall off of 95th street...and you had to wait an hour or more to get seated...
Pizza Shoppe....greatest pizza on the planet.
John's Space Age Donuts....yumm. (heard they're closed now??? is this true?? sad if so)
Wylies....outstanding double or triple burgers...

Haywards...i remember the piano player that was there on weekends
John's Space Age Donuts...still there as of a few weeks ago. Best white iced cinnamon rolls in the world.
Wylies...fantastic burgers.

Baby Lee
02-06-2007, 09:41 AM
Anyone have an opinion of Paul's Drive-In on Blue Ridge, south of I-470? I've never been there but have heard good things about their burgers, tenderloins, and onion rings. It's not convenient for me, but I'm in that area occasionally.
I'd say it's a slightly grungier version of Big Boys of 40 Hwy. The Italian Tenderloin is quite tasty.

JimNasium
02-06-2007, 10:02 AM
Some places that have sentimental value to me are:

1. Red's Giant Hamburg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red%27s_Giant_Hamburgs) - Springfield. Now defunct but still a great place in its day.
2. Shakey's Pizza - Springfield. Now defunct. The building now houses a strip joint.
3. Taylor's Drive Inn - Springfield. Still operating. Food is okay.
4. Heer's Mezzanine Restaurant - Springfield. Now defunct. In the old Heer's Department Store. Great blue plate special place.
5. Ebenezer's - Springfield. Now defunct. Loved the flower pot bread.

DMAC
02-06-2007, 10:06 AM
Some places that have sentimental value to me are:

1. Red's Giant Hamburg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red%27s_Giant_Hamburgs) - Springfield. Now defunct but still a great place in its day.
2. Shakey's Pizza - Springfield. Now defunct. The building now houses a strip joint.
3. Taylor's Drive Inn - Springfield. Still operating. Food is okay.
4. Heer's Mezzanine Restaurant - Springfield. Now defunct. In the old Heer's Department Store. Great blue plate special place.
5. Ebenezer's - Springfield. Now defunct. Loved the flower pot bread.I'll add Bill and Ruths to that list. Now defunct as well. Best Chili 3 way this side of the Mississip.

JimNasium
02-06-2007, 10:20 AM
I'll add Bill and Ruths to that list. Now defunct as well. Best Chili 3 way this side of the Mississip.
I guess I don't remember that place. When I lived in Louisiana they had a Mexican buffet called Pancho's. Instead of going back to fill your plate your raised a miniature Mexican flag on your table and the waitress would bring you a full plate. All-you-can-eat Mexican food and cheap beer is a deadly combination.

DMAC
02-06-2007, 10:25 AM
I guess I don't remember that place. Bill and Ruths was in the shopping center on the southeast corner of National and Battlefield, next to Auto Magic. Man, I miss it.

Me and my friends were the only ones that kept that place open, I think.

JimNasium
02-06-2007, 10:27 AM
Bill and Ruths was in the shopping center on the southeast corner of National and Battlefield, next to Auto Magic. Man, I miss it.

Me and my friends were the only ones that kept that place open, I think.
I remember now. I guess I helped contribute to them going out of business as I never gave it a try. Access to that shopping center is just awful.

Simply Red
02-06-2007, 11:37 AM
Edge of Town.

Blue Springs

The Village Inn

Blue Springs as well...

Arrowhead Pride
02-06-2007, 01:31 PM
Used to hit up the Winchells on 63rd st after church before it "mysteriously" burned down. Shoney's was a Sunday thing too...

Redrum_69
02-06-2007, 01:35 PM
old gold buffet had like penny slots in the waiting room didn't it?


OMG that place had like a chest full of gold!


I remember...i think it was that place...that I seen this chest of gold jewelry...rings, necklaces, and more booty than Gochiefs has seen in all his moms playboy collection...

Needless to say, on the way out, I snuck by and stole a handful. It wasnt until I got caught when I fell asleep in the backseat and they spilled out of my pocket when I got home. Youd a thunk I stole it from Helzberg....

Redrum_69
02-06-2007, 01:36 PM
THe place I remember most....was Orange Julius at Metcalf SOuth Mall


Anyone else remember when Metcalf was the better Mall to go to?

Then Oak Park...


And now its a tie with Independence Center...

ping2000
02-06-2007, 02:10 PM
We used to eat at a place called "Sambos". Easily the most politically incorrect restaurant ever.

Duck Dog
02-06-2007, 03:24 PM
OMG that place had like a chest full of gold!


I remember...i think it was that place...that I seen this chest of gold jewelry...rings, necklaces, and more booty than Gochiefs has seen in all his moms playboy collection...

Needless to say, on the way out, I snuck by and stole a handful. It wasnt until I got caught when I fell asleep in the backseat and they spilled out of my pocket when I got home. Youd a thunk I stole it from Helzberg....


Isn't that the place the commercial used to whistle their tune.

da da...da da da da da da...da da...da da da da da da da..da da..da da da da da...da da da...da da da...da da

Duck Dog
02-06-2007, 03:25 PM
We used to eat at a place called "Sambos". Easily the most politically incorrect restaurant ever.


I loved that place. Used to be one on 87th st close to downtown OP.

Monty
02-06-2007, 03:40 PM
Big Cheez pizza. That franchise was bought by Godfather's then it became pretty inedible. back when it was Big Cheez, it was definately the best pizza I had tried.



I worked at Big Cheese while finishing High School and then my first 2 years of college. Being a poor college student, that was how I fed myself a majority of the time. GREAT pizza! Was sorry to see it go. If you want something similar, try Mazzio's. It's not as good, but it's VERY close to the Big Cheese taste.

JimNasium
02-06-2007, 03:42 PM
I worked at Big Cheese while finishing High School and then my first 2 years of college. Being a poor college student, that was how I fed myself a majority of the time. GREAT pizza! Was sorry to see it go. If you want something similar, try Mazzio's. It's not as good, but it's VERY close to the Big Cheese taste.
In Springfield all of the Ken's pizza joints were bought out by Mazzio's. Then all of the Mazzio's went under.

Monty
02-06-2007, 03:48 PM
In Springfield all of the Ken's pizza joints were bought out by Mazzio's. Then all of the Mazzio's went under.


Didn't know that. I usually see the Mazzio's in OK on my way to KC for the games. They are all over that state. If I'm anywhere near KC, I won't eat anything that isn't BBQ...kinda goes without saying.

There used to be a Ken's Pizza in Iola, KS. Wonder if it's still there. I only stop at the A&W there...if I stop at all. :)

Adept Havelock
02-06-2007, 03:57 PM
THe place I remember most....was Orange Julius at Metcalf SOuth Mall


Anyone else remember when Metcalf was the better Mall to go to?

Then Oak Park...


And now its a tie with Independence Center...


I vaguely remember that place..it was just up from L & M Steakburger. Damn good burgers...

Hell, I remember when Blue Ridge Mall was a decent place...except for that god-awful oil-fountain in front of one of the department stores.

WARPARTY70
02-06-2007, 04:16 PM
A great place for a cheap burger was Velvet Freeze
I also recaal a place called Harry T's . It had alot of artifact from Fairyland

WARPARTY70
02-06-2007, 04:18 PM
That recall not recaal my bad

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 02:04 PM
American Legion in Blue Springs served game once a week Rabbit and Squirrel etc.

I love a good squirrel.

Dartgod
02-13-2007, 02:26 PM
A great place for a cheap burger was Velvet Freeze
I also recall a place called Harry T's . It had a lot of artifact from Fairyland
Yep, I remember both places. We used to ride our bikes to the Velvet Freeze in Lee's Summit and get cherry phosphates.

Harry T's was at Truman Corners and did have a lot of memorabilia from Fairyland Park. Before it was Harry T's it was called Sveden House.

ROYC75
02-13-2007, 02:37 PM
Since I got on here late........


As a kid, we had to go eat at the Villa Capri all the time for a meal away from home, seemed like once a month. It was in OP,Ks on Metcalf.

There was Wolfs Brothers close by onMetcalf, who remembers them ?

My dad drove a truck in town, so we ate at Town Topics alot.

Is Whimpy's still open on So. Prospect ?

ROYC75
02-13-2007, 02:49 PM
Druthers (I loved the Andy Dandy Meal)
ShowBiz Pizza (much better than Chuck E. Cheese, IMHO)
Bonanza (it seems like I went there all the time when I was young)

Druthers was awesome here in KY, they were sold out early 90's.......

DaneMcCloud
02-13-2007, 04:59 PM
Wow. I couldn't disagree more.

Then maybe it was the location. In the 80's and before 1992, I used to eat at the Minsky's off of 95th and Antioch. It was great as was the Minsky's off of 63rd and Shawnee Mission Parkway.

In 2001 or so on a visit, I had my parents pick up Minsky's from somewhere in Olathe (or Overland Park - I'm confused as to what's what out there in 135th to 170th land) and it was horrible. Nothing at all like what I used to get 15 years before.

Extra Point
02-13-2007, 06:05 PM
Paul Bunyan Burgers on 7th near Osage in KCKS. Ate there before a lot of shows at Memorial Hall.

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 07:38 PM
Tacos n a tub
Independence.

Sy's
Independence

Dutch Pantry

RJ
02-13-2007, 07:50 PM
Paul Bunyan Burgers on 7th near Osage in KCKS. Ate there before a lot of shows at Memorial Hall.



Dude, I have been asking if anyone else remembered that place for the past 5 years. It had a Paul Bunyan statue in front, right? I was just a kid whn I lived there but I know we loved the burgers and tacos. For me would have been about 1966-68. Was there more than one? Where I'm remembering was on or near a street called Parallel Ave., also in KCKS.

Seriously, this has been bugging me for years, I sometimes wondered if I'd imagined the place.

2bikemike
02-13-2007, 10:12 PM
Dude, I have been asking if anyone else remembered that place for the past 5 years. It had a Paul Bunyan statue in front, right? I was just a kid whn I lived there but I know we loved the burgers and tacos. For me would have been about 1966-68. Was there more than one? Where I'm remembering was on or near a street called Parallel Ave., also in KCKS.

Seriously, this has been bugging me for years, I sometimes wondered if I'd imagined the place.

I remember Paul Bunyan Burgers. IIRC there were quite a few of them around town. I think there used to be one on Southwest Blvd near Quicks BBQ and the drive in.

jlscorpio
02-14-2007, 03:42 AM
Tastee Freeze in Arkansas

Saggysack
02-14-2007, 04:37 AM
ORLY? Hmmmm. Are they open 24/7, with breakfast served at all times?(The best part about KTP was getting breakfast food at 2 am.)
This place sounds promising.

It's a nationally recognized truck stop. Of course it's open 24/7.

On a side note, it is rated one of the best in the country.

Simply Red
04-01-2007, 06:36 PM
Dos Hombres formerly off 40 by Blue Springs Bowl.

Simply Red
04-01-2007, 06:37 PM
Dos Hombres formerly off 40 by Blue Springs Bowl.

closed down.

Shadester
04-01-2007, 06:49 PM
Dos Hombres formerly off 40 by Blue Springs Bowl.

closed down.

They opened a Dos Hombres in the River Market

http://doskc.com/

AZORChiefFan
04-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Don't feel like looking through the entire thread but "Dagwoods"? anyone?

AZORChiefFan
04-01-2007, 06:57 PM
Ooh and Wimpys on Troost. Italian Steak Sandwich. Droooool.

Sully
04-01-2007, 07:06 PM
Damn... I hadn't thought about Harry T's in years. When I was a kid I used to go there...

Simply Red
04-01-2007, 08:45 PM
Ooh and Wimpys on Troost. Italian Steak Sandwich. Droooool.


Yeah that rings a bell..

Simply Red
04-03-2007, 08:13 PM
Damn... I hadn't thought about Harry T's in years. When I was a kid I used to go there...
What kinda food please?

Slick32
04-03-2007, 08:29 PM
Henry's Hamburgers, caddy corner to East Jr. High in Leavenworth.

And Foe's Broasted Chicken just down the street.

Used to go there instead of eating the crappy cafeteria food.

Did that used to be McRoys Broasted Chicken?

Slick32
04-03-2007, 08:31 PM
Anybody remember an old fast food place called "Smacks" in the KC area? I remember those when i was a young kid.
Smaks is the place you are thinking of. I was a burger flipper at the one in Leavenworth. They basically died when McDonalds got big.

Smaks Fast Food Restaurant 47th Troost - Circa 1965 (google search)

Their Big Mac matchup was a Smakaroo. There were days we sold hamburgers for .10 ea.

I think McDonalds is the only place you could get thinner hamburgers.

Slick32
04-03-2007, 08:33 PM
Fred and Reds - Joplin

Chicken Annies - Pittsburg, KS

Chicken Mary's - Pittburg as well.

Whistler Hamburgers - Carthage
Ah yes, the chicken wars of SE Kansas!


Some of the other great resturants of my youth.

Pikes Peak in San Diego, CA
The Tree Steakhouse in Jacksonville, FL
Straw Hat Pizza, San Leandro, CA.
King of Pizza, Downtown Philadelphia, PA Best pizza in the world!
Mom's Diner Hayward, CA

Simply Red
04-30-2007, 02:15 PM
Though it may be old news locally; I hear Strouds is done.

That sucks...

Stewie
04-30-2007, 02:22 PM
Though it may be old news locally; I hear Strouds is done.

That sucks...

The one up north is closing now? That does suck.

KcMizzou
04-30-2007, 02:23 PM
Though it may be old news locally; I hear Strouds is done.

That sucks...Wow, seriously? I hadn't heard a thing about it.

tooge
04-30-2007, 02:31 PM
There was this little place in Roeland Park where the Walmart is now called the WAJI. A little dump that had great burgers and onion rings. Also The Tenderloin Grill (huge fried pork tenderloins and pork snoot sandwiches) on southwest blvd is still there i think. Also there was peoples in Lenexa in the 80's that was sort of our family place when I was in high school.

stlchiefs
04-30-2007, 02:34 PM
Is there still a Strouds in Wichita or has that closed too?

Baby Lee
04-30-2007, 02:58 PM
Though it may be old news locally; I hear Strouds is done.

That sucks...
Anyone know if KT Fryers is making a comeback? Their Lenexa restaurant burned.

Simply Red
04-30-2007, 06:47 PM
Anyone know if KT Fryers is making a comeback? Their Lenexa restaurant burned.
Not sure. Bump, to get you an answer.

cardken
05-01-2007, 01:11 AM
Some others , hope not already mentioned. Burger joint, on Wornall and Olive maybe WHIMPEY's BURGERS, PIZZA INN,Paseo, Mama Tios mexican food, also WYLIES did rock. loved the Monte Cristos at BENNIGANS, I also remember RAX in K.C., They still have WEINERSCHNITZELS out here in Vegas, sadly not in the A Frame buildings like back in the day. Does anyone remember a fast food place, late 70's early Eighy's called CHUTES, the place was a drive in type SONIC but the food came to you in Oversized BANK cyliders and came to you in "Chutes". The jingle went "AT chutes the food comes to you" weird ate there once the location was downtown area, crazy memories.

Der Flöprer
05-01-2007, 01:22 AM
Shakey's Pizza.

There was a window just inside the entrance where you could watch them make the pizzas. Also, they sometimes had guys playing banjos.


Shakey's was the shit.

MadMax
05-01-2007, 02:21 AM
Shakey's was the shit.
Shakey's brings back some good memories for me as well :) Also, Stacks on Chouteau trfwy. best italian steak sammich on the planet......Awesome onion rings or fried shrooms too. Back int he day you could get a combo Italian steak and fried shrooms for like $3.50 and it was two meals easy...We used to party across the street at the Chouteau Inn also lol

MadMax
05-01-2007, 02:52 AM
What Restaurants did you grow up around? I'm not talking super fancy and yes fast-food counts. What distinctive memories do you associate with them?

Mine?

Taco Via-(the lit up menu of the various taco plates displayed on the wall), WhiteCastle-On a paper plate with fries and Pepsi, Arthur Trachers(off Noland), Tippins(off Noland), Perkins(the free toy well), Country Deli(awesome local deli to Blue Springs heated sandwiches on Sourdough buns), Zarda BBQ and Dairy, FunHouse Pizza(of Course)(Dark. Video- Games,Electonic Riding Bull and 25-cent Taco night) Annes Sante Fe.

Keep in mind I never see these anymore living in Georgia.


Kings-cheese frenchies
In-A-Tub- Taco's
Texas Toms- variety but mostly tenderloins
Hayes- nice greasy cheeseburgers
Taco Johns- Taco salads ( I got gas across the street one night and forgot to pay...really i did.. when I came out 3 cop cars surrounded me and ordered me on to the ground. I explained it was an honest mistake and the station owner declined to press charges ) I was scared shitless and thanked him very much lol...That was in the 70's before DWI's so it was a valuable lesson to me..
Bobby Bell's BBQ- large portions of very decent bbq
There also was a place called Mr. Piggy's that didn't last long, but I remember getting a double tenderloin with cheese there and hated to see it go away....
All these places were on or around N.Oak trfwy North of the river

Simply Red
05-01-2007, 08:54 AM
Kings-cheese frenchies
In-A-Tub- Taco's
Texas Toms- variety but mostly tenderloins
Hayes- nice greasy cheeseburgers
Taco Johns- Taco salads ( I got gas across the street one night and forgot to pay...really i did.. when I came out 3 cop cars surrounded me and ordered me on to the ground. I explained it was an honest mistake and the station owner declined to press charges ) I was scared shitless and thanked him very much lol...That was in the 70's before DWI's so it was a valuable lesson to me..
Bobby Bell's BBQ- large portions of very decent bbq
There also was a place called Mr. Piggy's that didn't last long, but I remember getting a double tenderloin with cheese there and hated to see it go away....
All these places were on or around N.Oak trfwy North of the river
Nice. In a tub - tacos, I know I've eaten there but don't for the life of me remember which location(s.)

Simply Red
05-01-2007, 08:56 AM
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2828840-in_a_tub_kansas_city-i

POND_OF_RED
05-09-2007, 04:12 AM
Where is the closest place to get some of these....
http://www.checkers.com/images/fries_big.jpg
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Simply Red
05-09-2007, 07:32 AM
Where is the closest place to get some of these....
http://www.checkers.com/images/fries_big.jpg
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
They're all over down here in Ga. and they're mighty tasty.

Alton deFlat
05-09-2007, 10:32 AM
Here's the address of the nearest to Blue Springs..


506 South Main
O'Fallon, MO 63366

...just 191 miles away

stlchiefs
05-09-2007, 10:35 AM
There was a Checkers around 63rd and Troost a couple years back, but who knows what's there now, the building is a revolving door of fast food places. BUT it does have dual drive thru's which is cool

Chief Faithful
05-09-2007, 10:44 AM
Anybody remember an old fast food place called "Smacks" in the KC area? I remember those when i was a young kid.

Smacky the seal!

Chief Faithful
05-09-2007, 10:46 AM
The one up north is closing now? That does suck.

What about the original location in the South by Center HS?

4th and Long
05-09-2007, 10:47 AM
http://www.wlra.us/hb/hbhappychef.jpg

tomahawk kid
05-09-2007, 10:52 AM
http://www.wlra.us/hb/hbhappychef.jpg

Are those Happy Chef's any good?

We pass about 50 of them on the way to Training Camp in the summer and have debated a few times.

What would you compare the fare to?

4th and Long
05-09-2007, 10:57 AM
Are those Happy Chef's any good?

We pass about 50 of them on the way to Training Camp in the summer and have debated a few times.

What would you compare the fare to?
:shrug: I haven't eaten at a Happy Chef since the early 70s.

Baby Lee
05-09-2007, 11:03 AM
What about the original location in the South by Center HS?
I think you're asking about Stroudts, and the answer is, they used to be right under a small overpass. It's now demolished for a larger overpass.
Moms said she'd heard there were talks of moving the operation over to the recently closed Stephensons by the 70/470 interchange in Indep.

ROYC75
05-09-2007, 11:18 AM
Where is the closest place to get some of these....
http://www.checkers.com/images/fries_big.jpg
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:


We have those in KY too ........

ROYC75
05-09-2007, 11:21 AM
Don't feel like looking through the entire thread but "Dagwoods"? anyone?


Yes, On SW Blvd ? Use to eat there alot as a kid.

Town Topics too .........

ROYC75
05-09-2007, 11:22 AM
How about Wolfburgers on Metcalf years ago ?

Al Bundy
05-10-2007, 07:47 AM
Ooh and Wimpys on Troost. Italian Steak Sandwich. Droooool.
Wimpy's had 2 separate buildings. One is now "Steak 'em take 'em" right across troost from 7th Heaven and the other is now a muffler shop just south of there. When I worked at 7th Heaven in high school I used to eat over there at lunch.

Simply Red
05-10-2007, 07:54 AM
I think you're asking about Stroudts, and the answer is, they used to be right under a small overpass. It's now demolished for a larger overpass.
Moms said she'd heard there were talks of moving the operation over to the recently closed Stephensons by the 70/470 interchange in Indep.
That'd be a wise move to relocate to a location which has a track record of success. Not that, that is why Stephensons was so big. But it certainly doesn't hurt.

Al Bundy
05-10-2007, 08:02 AM
Smacky the bear?
It was Smaky the Seal, which it ironic, as Kellogs Sugar Smacks had a Seal mascot as well.

http://static.flickr.com/34/71297802_e5a11fa56b_o.jpg
The 2 locations that I remember were the one at 71 HWY and Main Street in Grandview (which shut down in the late 70's and got turned into a gas station) and the one at Ward Parkway on the lower level to the right of the escalator that went down.

Al Bundy
05-10-2007, 08:04 AM
That'd be a wise move to relocate to a location which has a track record of success. Not that, that is why Stephensons was so big. But it certainly doesn't hurt.
The reason they demolished the 87th street bridge right there was because a piece of it fell off, and I remember driving over there that in 1990 when I was in high school and that damn overpass needed to be replaced then.

Simply Red
05-10-2007, 08:09 AM
Wimpy's had 2 separate buildings. One is now "Steak 'em take 'em" right across troost from 7th Heaven and the other is now a muffler shop just south of there. When I worked at 7th Heaven in high school I used to eat over there at lunch.

7TH Heaven. Now that's a name I haven't heard in a while.

I remember in 8th grade I bought this purple AC/DC velcro-wallet there. ROFL

Simply Red
05-10-2007, 10:11 PM
I may have mentioned this, but; Edge of town. 40 hwy. exiting Blue Springs.

Simply Red
06-04-2007, 10:33 AM
Just remembered Burger Lane in Blue Springs off 40. Long gone though...

djrcmay
06-04-2007, 10:36 AM
root beer stand- zip-burgers

Pushead2
06-04-2007, 11:48 AM
Chicken Delight Francis Lewis Blvd. RIP baby.....

Simply Red
06-12-2007, 12:56 PM
Chicken Delight Francis Lewis Blvd. RIP baby.....

What town?

Simply Red
07-16-2007, 04:25 PM
King Dragon, Blue Spring's Mandarin.
Magic Wok, Out O business. Formerly Blue Spring's Mandarin.

gblowfish
07-16-2007, 04:45 PM
Defunct foods:

Red Barn Chicken: 40 Highway & Sterling near Blue Ridge Mall

Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips: 36th & Noland Rd

Dog N Suds: 24 highway and MO 291 in Independence

Waid's Restaurant: Only a few left, used to be a bunch of them in KC.

Griff's Hamburgers: 24 Highway and Noland by William Chrisman HS,
still a Griff's surviving in Sedalia, MO.

Broasted Chicken: 66th and Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown. Long gone.

kcfanintitanhell
07-16-2007, 04:56 PM
The Rusty Pelican on about 82nd between State Line and Ward Parkway. Great seafood, kinda pricey, but my wife used to work there in the mid-80's. Used to go in there (I called it "Jim's dollar night"-Jim was the bartender, and it was mostly every night) I'd get a bowl of clam chowder, and drink beer for a couple of hours, then ask him how much I owed him, and he'd say "a dollar eighty-seven oughta cover it."
It was never more than two dollars. But he made out great with the tip.
I think Sprint bought the building and turned it into a corporate something-or-the-other.

KCChiefsMan
07-16-2007, 09:41 PM
I remember when I was a kid we went out to eat at a chinese place that had a kickass pu-pu platter, I haven't had one since I was a kid

Dallas Chief
07-16-2007, 11:17 PM
Texas Toms
Eaton's Drive in on Kansas Avenue- Every Friday after the races at Lakeside Speedway
Rosedale BBQ
Minsky's on State Line
Some Place Nice- Pizza Joint on Rainbow? by KU Med?
Go Chicken Go

KC Jones
07-16-2007, 11:41 PM
http://www.robotsandwrestlers.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/Sambos_Restaurant_PC.jpg

ChiefJustice
07-17-2007, 01:05 AM
Texas Toms
Eaton's Drive in on Kansas Avenue- Every Friday after the races at Lakeside Speedway
Rosedale BBQ
Minsky's on State Line
Some Place Nice- Pizza Joint on Rainbow? by KU Med?
Go Chicken Go

I don't know if Rosedale was good back in the day,but the first and
last time i ate there was about 4 years ago.It was terrible.

I used to work at a Minsky's in Blue Springs when i was 16.
To this day it's still my favorite pizza.

What can i say about Go Chicken Go?
The one on Troost was a block away from where i spent many pot smoking sessions in my youth.That chicken was greasy and good!

ChiefJustice
07-17-2007, 01:14 AM
Taco Via-(the lit up menu of the various taco plates displayed on the wall),


Sorry pal,I can't agree with this one.I had a girlfriend who worked
there and she told me horror stories about that place and its' food.

Let's just say that eating at Taco Bell was a safer bet than eating
at Taco Via.

Simply Red
08-07-2007, 12:45 PM
Taco-Town - Carthage, Mo.

HemiEd
08-07-2007, 01:09 PM
Nice thread, funny I have not seen it before with all these posts.

1964, Taco Bell, I thought I died and gone to heaven. Tacos and Dr. Pepper, nothing else on earth could compare to this 14 year old at the time. The place was on Kellogg & Volutsia I think, thier second store. The original was just north of Central on West street IIRC.

Last time I was in a Taco Bell, (2 years ago), I did not finish what I ordered for fear of food poisening.

Der Flöprer
08-07-2007, 01:10 PM
Whatever happened to that Monterey Jacks place? Oh yeah, the e coli scare died down.

Simply Red
08-07-2007, 01:11 PM
Nice thread, funny I have not seen it before with all these posts.

1964, Taco Bell, I thought I died and gone to heaven. Tacos and Dr. Pepper, nothing else on earth could compare to this 14 year old at the time. The place was on Kellogg & Volutsia I think, thier second store. The original was just north of Central on West street IIRC.

Last time I was in a Taco Bell, (2 years ago), I did not finish what I ordered for fear of food poisening.
Remember when they had black olives?

Remember the bellbeefer? Taco Burger?

chasedude
08-07-2007, 01:40 PM
Anyone from St. Joseph remember the Pizza Place Dapper Dan's?? I loved that place as a kid. There's a Uhaul in its place now.

Baby Lee
08-07-2007, 01:41 PM
Anyone from Belton know if Lite's Snack Shack is still around?
Haven't been in that part of town in forever.

HemiEd
08-07-2007, 02:12 PM
Remember when they had black olives?

Remember the bellbeefer? Taco Burger?


Oh heck yes, my little brothers always liked the taco burgers, but I preferred the soft tacos and buritos. I always told them to leave the black olives off of anything I ordered. Bellbeefer, that one I don't remember, help me?

Simply Red
08-07-2007, 02:32 PM
Oh heck yes, my little brothers always liked the taco burgers, but I preferred the soft tacos and buritos. I always told them to leave the black olives off of anything I ordered. Bellbeefer, that one I don't remember, help me?
That was the taco burger. My grammar was off a bit.

Dartgod
08-07-2007, 03:04 PM
Anyone from Belton know if Lite's Snack Shack is still around?
Haven't been in that part of town in forever.
It's still there, but the sign doesn't say Lite's anymore. Just Snack Shack. Ownership change, I suppose. I've never eaten there. Is it good (or used to be)?

Demonpenz
08-07-2007, 03:43 PM
Anyone from St. Joseph remember the Pizza Place Dapper Dan's?? I loved that place as a kid. There's a Uhaul in its place now.


my buddies dad used to own a place called steve's pizza
he had some boths left over we went out and camped out in the boths drinking two dogs.

that was like 15 years ago

Baby Lee
08-07-2007, 03:47 PM
It's still there, but the sign doesn't say Lite's anymore. Just Snack Shack. Ownership change, I suppose. I've never eaten there. Is it good (or used to be)?
Not particularly good, but decent 'teen' food, and comfortable place to hang out.
Most people went there for their 5 mini-tacos [I think it was 5] for $1.00.
Greasy as all hell but cooked fresh to order.

macdawg
08-07-2007, 04:10 PM
when I was 16 I had to drive to the lake of the Ozarks to pick my grandmother up and driver her to KC.

On the way, on the southern tip of 5 highway between Tipton and Versailles is a restaurant called Lehmans, http://local.yahoo.com/details?id=17843539 , place is every bit as good as Strouds as far as Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, hard to believe but true.

Hays Hamburgers on Vivion, been there forever and awsome double hamburgers with onions cooked inside the burger.

LC's Hamburgers by 1-29 & 72nd, hamburgers aren't quite as good as Hays, but the rest of the menu is better. Best fries you'll ever have, best shakes & malts too, and awsome pork tenderloines, they are huge and when I was little my mom would buy one and I'd split it with my bro since neither of us were big enough to eat the whole thing ourselves.

Simply Red
08-07-2007, 07:01 PM
when I was 16 I had to drive to the lake of the Ozarks to pick my grandmother up and driver her to KC.

On the way, on the southern tip of 5 highway between Tipton and Versailles is a restaurant called Lehmans, http://local.yahoo.com/details?id=17843539 , place is every bit as good as Strouds as far as Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, hard to believe but true.

Hays Hamburgers on Vivion, been there forever and awsome double hamburgers with onions cooked inside the burger.

LC's Hamburgers by 1-29 & 72nd, hamburgers aren't quite as good as Hays, but the rest of the menu is better. Best fries you'll ever have, best shakes & malts too, and awsome pork tenderloines, they are huge and when I was little my mom would buy one and I'd split it with my bro since neither of us were big enough to eat the whole thing ourselves.

Nice contribution to the thread..

KcMizzou
08-07-2007, 08:14 PM
LC's Hamburgers by 1-29 & 72nd, hamburgers aren't quite as good as Hays, but the rest of the menu is better. Best fries you'll ever have, best shakes & malts too, and awsome pork tenderloines, they are huge and when I was little my mom would buy one and I'd split it with my bro since neither of us were big enough to eat the whole thing ourselves.
LC's is great. I still eat there every once in a while.

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 07:11 PM
Maxine's in Blue Springs early ninties.

BigMeatballDave
01-20-2008, 07:40 PM
I haven't eaten there since the early '90's, but Annie's Santa Fe in Bannister Mall was pretty good.
I always ordered "The Conquistador", basically, a big fuggin enchilada.

BigMeatballDave
01-20-2008, 07:44 PM
It's still there, but the sign doesn't say Lite's anymore. Just Snack Shack. Ownership change, I suppose. I've never eaten there. Is it good (or used to be)?OMG! I had forgotten all about that place. They had kick-ass double cheeseburgers. Their tacos were good, too. Even though they had some funky powered cheese on them. I was in there twice a month. Great times back then.

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 07:51 PM
I haven't eaten there since the early '90's, but Annie's Santa Fe in Bannister Mall was pretty good.
I always ordered "The Conquistador", basically, a big fuggin enchilada.
Yeah Annies used to rock

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 07:55 PM
OMG! I had forgotten all about that place. They had kick-ass double cheeseburgers. Their tacos were good, too. Even though they had some funky powered cheese on them. I was in there twice a month. Great times back then.
Yep. I think In-A-Tub Tacos also used that powdered-cheddar. LOL

dtebbe
01-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Texas Toms
Eaton's Drive in on Kansas Avenue- Every Friday after the races at Lakeside Speedway
Rosedale BBQ
Minsky's on State Line
Some Place Nice- Pizza Joint on Rainbow? by KU Med?
Go Chicken Go

Was Texas Tom's the all you can eat place? My dad and I used to eat at this all you can eat mexican place... I don't remember it being all that great, but it usually accompanied our annual trip to Worlds of Fun, which made it Epic....

DT

ClevelandBronco
01-20-2008, 08:22 PM
Kenny King's, Burger Chef and Manners come to mind from my part of the world.

Also, we went to the Brown Derby frequently, but that was really an old L.A. thing.

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 08:27 PM
Was Texas Tom's the all you can eat place? My dad and I used to eat at this all you can eat mexican place... I don't remember it being all that great, but it usually accompanied our annual trip to Worlds of Fun, which made it Epic....

DT
That's funny. Yeah I think T.T.'s had a taco-bar at one point. It was always fair. But my sister and I preferred Taco-Via, I really liked their Taco Burgers.

dtebbe
01-20-2008, 08:28 PM
Dos Hombres formerly off 40 by Blue Springs Bowl.

El Maguey is pretty tasty.... across the steet from the old Wal Mart in BS.

DT

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 08:36 PM
El Maguey is pretty tasty.... across the steet from the old Wal Mart in BS.

DT
The only Walmart I remember in B.S. is where I guess Buds is...??? off seven... Whatever Buds is. Anyhow, my father still lives there; but, I haven't been to Blue Springs in about 13 yrs or so.

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 08:38 PM
Kenny King's, Burger Chef and Manners come to mind from my part of the world.

Also, we went to the Brown Derby frequently, but that was really an old L.A. thing.
Interesting...

Dr.Fine
01-20-2008, 08:52 PM
Char-Grill--still kickin.

"Bob" Dobbs
01-20-2008, 08:54 PM
Anyone remember an old Mexican place called the Red Bull? IIRC, it was between 67th & 75th along I-35.

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 08:56 PM
Anyone remember an old Mexican place called the Red Bull? IIRC, it was between 67th & 75th along I-35.
nope. don't remember that one. Where'd you grow up?

"Bob" Dobbs
01-20-2008, 08:58 PM
At the time, I was a kid in Olathe.
This would have been 1972 or so.

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 08:59 PM
oh, okay.

Demonpenz
01-20-2008, 09:44 PM
there is still a texas toms on blue ridge

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 09:46 PM
there is still a texas toms on blue ridge
oh really? That's funny; everything seems to survive out there. Is that Chi Chi's still there? or, the Big Boy?

Spott
01-20-2008, 09:48 PM
oh really? That's funny; everything seems to survive out there. Is that Chi Chi's still there? or, the Big Boy?


I'm pretty sure that Chi Chi's is gone. I heard that the Blue Ridge mall is gone/closed down as well.

Demonpenz
01-20-2008, 09:48 PM
no there is a texas toms I think on 87th and blue ridge i think it looks like a convient store that sells tacos I don't know if it's the same thing or not

ClevelandBronco
01-20-2008, 09:51 PM
oh really? That's funny; everything seems to survive out there. Is that Chi Chi's still there? or, the Big Boy?

There we go. Manners (in NE Ohio) held the Big Boy franchise.

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 09:51 PM
I'm pretty sure that Chi Chi's is gone. I heard that the Blue Ridge mall is gone/closed down as well.
Yeah it's gone. I remember going to the Jones Store in elementary school at BRM buying my one pair of Jordache jeans alloted per school year and stoping by the Orange Julius.

Smed1065
01-20-2008, 09:53 PM
Nice bump. LMAO

Simply Red
01-20-2008, 09:53 PM
There we go. Manners (in NE Ohio) held the Big Boy franchise.
They were good, same as Hi-Boy. Thin burgers where the standard only came with cheese, lettuce onion and mustard. They were quite tasty for that sort of thing.

DomerNKC
01-20-2008, 10:40 PM
I'm pretty sure that Chi Chi's is gone. I heard that the Blue Ridge mall is gone/closed down as well.yeah, the blue ridge mall was bulldozed and there is a Super Wal-mart there now.

Shadester
01-21-2008, 01:40 AM
Sorry pal,I can't agree with this one.I had a girlfriend who worked
there and she told me horror stories about that place and its' food.

Let's just say that eating at Taco Bell was a safer bet than eating
at Taco Via.
I wonder if it's as bad as what I saw while working at Minskys in Blue Springs

saw a manager wash the urinal screen in the dishwasher (yes he still works there)

same manager came out of the stall when I was at the urinal, walked right by me and out the door on his way to the kitchen to make pizzas. Never washed his hands.

dough mixer was leaking oil down into the dough as it was being made. It did this for 2 days before they had it fixed.

I will NEVER eat there again

ChiefsFanatic
01-21-2008, 01:52 AM
What Restaurants did you grow up around? I'm not talking super fancy and yes fast-food counts. What distinctive memories do you associate with them?

Mine?

Taco Via-(the lit up menu of the various taco plates displayed on the wall), WhiteCastle-On a paper plate with fries and Pepsi, Arthur Trachers(off Noland), Tippins(off Noland), Perkins(the free toy well), Country Deli(awesome local deli to Blue Springs heated sandwiches on Sourdough buns), Zarda BBQ and Dairy, FunHouse Pizza(of Course)(Dark. Video- Games,Electonic Riding Bull and 25-cent Taco night) Annes Sante Fe.

Keep in mind I never see these anymore living in Georgia.

Do you remember De'Angelos? They had the best philly cheesesteak I have ever had.

ChiefsFanatic
01-21-2008, 01:57 AM
The only Walmart I remember in B.S. is where I guess Buds is...??? off seven... Whatever Buds is. Anyhow, my father still lives there; but, I haven't been to Blue Springs in about 13 yrs or so.

The Wal-Mart is in its third location. It started in the middle of 7 highway by vesper, then moved to 40 and 7, and now is by adams dairy pkwy and r.d. mize.

Dallas Chief
01-21-2008, 10:38 AM
Was Texas Tom's the all you can eat place? My dad and I used to eat at this all you can eat mexican place... I don't remember it being all that great, but it usually accompanied our annual trip to Worlds of Fun, which made it Epic....

DT
I think it did have a taco bar or something. The food wasn't very good, but it was the only fast food joint in "Turner". As young Turner hooligans we used to go the arcade/pool hall on our bikes and TT was right next door. The pool hall was the Red Balloon. Very dicey place for 13 yr. olds...

Pablo
01-21-2008, 10:57 AM
This isn't exactly a restaurant of yesteryear, but I went out to eat with my girlfriend's family down in KCMO yesterday, and they were all raving about "Stroud's".

I was a bit skeptical, because any time someone says they have the best "anything", I disbelieve them. But they were right...hands down the best fried chicken I've ever ate in my life. The cinammon rolls were amazing as well.

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 11:55 AM
Do you remember De'Angelos? They had the best philly cheesesteak I have ever had.
ehh, I don't know. When was it there?

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 11:56 AM
I wonder if it's as bad as what I saw while working at Minskys in Blue Springs

saw a manager wash the urinal screen in the dishwasher (yes he still works there)

same manager came out of the stall when I was at the urinal, walked right by me and out the door on his way to the kitchen to make pizzas. Never washed his hands.

dough mixer was leaking oil down into the dough as it was being made. It did this for 2 days before they had it fixed.

I will NEVER eat there again
Did you grow up there?

Wa-Z
01-21-2008, 12:17 PM
The melting pot is the worst 100 bucks I've spent on two people.

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 12:21 PM
The melting pot is the worst 100 bucks I've spent on two people.
LMAO Really?

Stewie
01-21-2008, 12:28 PM
This isn't exactly a resteraunt of yesteryear, but I went out to eat with my girlfriend's family down in KCMO yesterday, and they were all raving about "Stroud's".

I was a bit skeptical, because any time someone says they have the best "anything", I disbelieve them. But they were right...hands down the best fried chicken I've ever ate in my life. The cinammon rolls were amazing as well.

I heard a rumor several weeks back that Stroud's was looking for a site to replace the restaurant they closed out south. Anyone else hear that?

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 12:42 PM
I heard a rumor several weeks back that Stroud's was looking for a site to replace the restaurant they closed out south. Anyone else hear that?
yes. Seems like I heard the old Stephensons on 40. Not certain though.

Dartgod
01-21-2008, 12:43 PM
I was in Wichita this weekend and saw an ad for Stroud's. Is it owned by the same people?

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 12:45 PM
I think it did have a taco bar or something. The food wasn't very good, but it was the only fast food joint in "Turner". As young Turner hooligans we used to go the arcade/pool hall on our bikes and TT was right next door. The pool hall was the Red Balloon. Very dicey place for 13 yr. olds...
no races to seven?

Jilly
01-21-2008, 12:48 PM
yes. Seems like I heard the old Stephensons on 40. Not certain though.

They are going in over there off of Ward Parkway and SHawnee MIssion Rd? Right off the plaza where the Torreros was. RIP terreros.

Stewie
01-21-2008, 01:51 PM
I was in Wichita this weekend and saw an ad for Stroud's. Is it owned by the same people?

Not sure about ownership, but it's an extension of Stroud's in KC.

tomahawk kid
01-21-2008, 01:54 PM
The melting pot is the worst 100 bucks I've spent on two people.

I couldn't agree more.

Took my wife there about a year ago and was severely disappointed.

Food wasn't even close to being passable.

Adept Havelock
01-21-2008, 01:54 PM
This isn't exactly a restaurant of yesteryear, but I went out to eat with my girlfriend's family down in KCMO yesterday, and they were all raving about "Stroud's".

I was a bit skeptical, because any time someone says they have the best "anything", I disbelieve them. But they were right...hands down the best fried chicken I've ever ate in my life. The cinammon rolls were amazing as well.

The Pork Chops in Garlic Butter are also incredible.

RockChalk
01-21-2008, 02:00 PM
They are going in over there off of Ward Parkway and SHawnee MIssion Rd? Right off the plaza where the Torreros was. RIP terreros.

you are correct. my dad stopped in there the other day...hoping to be open by Feb

BucEyedPea
01-21-2008, 02:02 PM
What ever happened to the Magic Pans?
I loved those places. Crepes suzette, cherries jubilee slurp!

dtebbe
01-21-2008, 02:09 PM
I heard a rumor several weeks back that Stroud's was looking for a site to replace the restaurant they closed out south. Anyone else hear that?

Was the south location the one that was under the overpass? That's the one I've ate at, and it was quite tasty.... 2nd only to my granny's chicken.... :)

DT

Adept Havelock
01-21-2008, 02:11 PM
Was the south location the one that was under the overpass? That's the one I've ate at, and it was quite tasty.... 2nd only to my granny's chicken.... :)

DT

That's the place. Or at least it used to be...

Dallas Chief
01-21-2008, 02:22 PM
no races to seven?
Sorry Red, I am not quite following you???

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 03:03 PM
Sorry Red, I am not quite following you???
as in nine-ball you know, pool/billiards...

Dallas Chief
01-21-2008, 03:38 PM
as in nine-ball you know, pool/billiards...
Never played nine ball actually. We were there for the video games and the occasional fights that would break out between the other ruffians.

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 04:20 PM
Never played nine ball actually. We were there for the video games and the occasional fights that would break out between the other ruffians.
How big a `ol boy are ya?

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 04:20 PM
:D

Al Bundy
01-21-2008, 06:32 PM
Me either. I worked there for a little while when I was going to UMKC and still living in Lee's Summit. Probably the dirtiest restaurant I've ever been in, but they made some damn good fried chicken back in the day.

Browns got bought out by Church's Chicken and were all either closed or turned into Church's Chicken. Although in Chicago there is still Browns Chicken and Pasta around.

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Browns got bought out by Church's Chicken and were all either closed or turned into Church's Chicken. Although in Chicago there is still Browns Chicken and Pasta around.
kinda like Chicken Mary's eh? You may not know them though. Pittsberg, Ks.

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 06:49 PM
Spaghetti and Fried-Chicken go together better than most think/know.

DanT
01-21-2008, 06:59 PM
Speaking of Arthur Treacher's, anybody remember Alfie's Fish and Chips? There was one close to the Hotel Muehlebach on the 1200 block of Baltimore back in the 1970s, not too far from the Italian Gardens and around the block from Topsy's 12th Street location. Those are some of the places I remember from when we used to go to Municipal Auditorium to watch NAIA and Big 8 events.

Baby Lee
01-21-2008, 07:12 PM
Was the south location the one that was under the overpass? That's the one I've ate at, and it was quite tasty.... 2nd only to my granny's chicken.... :)

DT
I think I heard something about them opening off Roe.

MoF, I think it was an article in the Star when I was home Christmas.

EDIT: from the Star Archives

"Chicken-frying legend Stroud's is shooting for a mid-February opening at 4200 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway."

EDIT EDIT: Too slow, but I guess I kinda confirmed?? :shrug:

ChiefaRoo
01-21-2008, 07:16 PM
Sambo's were Denny's.

Used to be one still by the name Sambo's in Santa Barbara.
They finally changed the name about 10 years ago.

Closed down a couple years after that.

Sambo's was never part of or became Denny's. They were competitors.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first (and only remaining) Sambo's Restaurant, in Santa Barbara, California, United States (August 2005)Sambo's is a restaurant, formerly an American restaurant chain, started in 1957 by Sam Battistone and Newell Bohnett. Though the name was taken from portions of the names of its founders, the chain soon found itself associated with The Story of Little Black Sambo. Battistone and Bohnett capitalized on the coincidence by decorating the walls of the restaurants with scenes from the book, including a dark-skinned boy and tigers. By the early 1970s, the illustrations depicted a light-skinned boy wearing a jeweled Indian-style turban with the tigers. A kids club, Sambo's Tiger Tamers (later called the Tiger Club), promoted the chain's family image.

By 1979, Sambo's had 1,200 outlets in 47 U.S. states. However in the late seventies controversy over the chain's name drew protests and lawsuits in communities that viewed the term Sambo as a pejorative towards African-Americans, particularly in Northeast states. Several of the restaurants were opened as or renamed to "The Jolly Tiger" in locations where the local community passed resolutions forbidding the use of the original name or refused to grant the chain permits.[1] In March of 1981, in a further attempt to give the chain a new image the company again renamed some locations, this time to "No Place Like Sam's".[2] By November of 1981, the company filed for bankruptcy.[3] Neither the name change nor bankrupty protection reversed the downward trend, and in 1982 all but the original Sambo's at 216 West Cabrillo Boulevard in Santa Barbara, California, closed their doors. [1]

NCarlsCorner2
01-21-2008, 07:42 PM
I was going to say Smaks also, but how about Zeppi's Pizza, Wimpy's, Wornall Restaurant and Norm's.

Al Bundy
01-21-2008, 08:16 PM
I was going to say Smaks also, but how about Zeppi's Pizza, Wimpy's, Wornall Restaurant and Norm's.

Ahh yes Wimpy's on Troost was great.

Dallas Chief
01-21-2008, 08:41 PM
How big a `ol boy are ya?
Me? I am just an average Joe. I WATCHED the other fights mostly. I avoided them 99% of the time. Plus the guys doing the actual fighting always looked like grown men. They all had TBM's back then- Turner Bear Moustaches...

Simply Red
01-21-2008, 08:42 PM
Ahh yes Wimpy's on Troost was great.
I think it's been mentioned here (thread) already.

Al Bundy
01-21-2008, 11:35 PM
I think it's been mentioned here (thread) already.
Ohh ok, I was just responding to what that poster before me said.

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
01-22-2008, 12:09 AM
I go to Taco Via every time I go back to KC.

Johnny C's Pizza
Sedalia Drive In
5-50 Diner in Tipton, Mo
Little Rizzo's (Lake of the Ozarks)