Gates

 

It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed food based around Kansas City’s most famous foodstuff – BBQ. Fortunately there’s over a hundred BBQ restaurants in Kansas City so there’s never going to be any shortage of places to review. It’s more a question of which. We have, therefore, decided to fill in a couple of gaps in our coverage of KC’s best known BBQ joints and went to Gates.

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Originally opening at 19th and Vine in 1946, (happy 70th birthday) founded by George and Azelia Gates, there are now six Gates locations in the KC area. (The Independence location burned down last year but has been revamped and re-opened. We always go to the one at 3205 Main for the nostalgia factor as it’s the first BBQ joint we went to after moving to KC. Gates is famous for its ‘shouty’ staff, and so is not really a place for the indecisive or the shy and retiring. While it may come as a bit of a shock to the British reserve, the staff are actually always helpful, having been trained on location at what is lovingly known as ‘rib tech’.

Fortunately for procrastinating Englishmen like myself there’s a handy menu right as you walk in to help you choose. Obviously, I decided on the mixed plate because a) it meant I could try as many different things as possible in one sitting and b) I have no idea of scale and didn’t realize I would be buying enough food to feed me for three days. As a side note, avid Gates fan Tech9, named his tenth album The Gates Mixed Plate and often references Gates in his lyrics.

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Unlike some of the more modern (read conceptual/hipster) BBQ places, Gates sits firmly in the traditional mold. It does ribs, it does meat by the pound, it does sandwiches and that’s pretty much it – although the 1221 Brooklyn location does a killer chili. You won’t find fish or game on the menu which is HERE. One quibble about the website – the menu doesn’t show prices which surprised me somewhat.

As said, even though we have been in KC for four years now, I still wasn’t quite prepared for the size of the mixed plate. I really should know better. The photo doesn’t do full justice to the mound of food that sat there, daring me to eat it all. Mocking me.

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(I’ve got the meats. So much meats)

What’s that you say, meat? Challenge accepted. Well kinda. I managed to get half way through before having to loosen my pants and ask for the box. It did feed me for the entirety of the next day also. But anyway, what was it actually like? Well Gates is noticeably spicier than places like Jack Stack or Joe’s and some people may find this a little off putting. The meat itself is fine, there’s nothing wrong there and I could eat the sliced pork and beef all day, but I did find the short ribs a little disappointing in that the bone to rip ratio could have been a touch more generous. As for the sides, the sauces are stand out. If you find that their spicy BBQ isn’t as spicy as you like it, you can always pick up some potent extra hot sauce at the cutlery station. As for me, I plumped for the sweet and mild, if only because that’s exactly what I am *ahem*.

The fries and ketchup are pretty good but, I have to say, their bread is disappointing. American bread isn’t the best anyway, but this was flat, dry and crumbly, which was a shame. The Texas toast at Joe’s is far better. The down side – if there is one – of the portion size is that I’ve never managed to get to the desserts and so Yammer Pie is still an utter mystery to me. One of these days I will be able to get around to dessert but there is always so. much. meat. (In fact just looking at the photos again is making me hungry, damnit).

So, the $64,000 question, how does Gates stand up? Well, it’s hard to compare as the flavors are so very different. If you like spice/heat then Gates absolutely should be your go to BBQ spot, but if you prefer something a little more refined on the palate – or are a British wuss who only likes the blandest of the bland – perhaps Gates isn’t for you.

PHONE: [816] 753 0828

LOCATION: 3205 Main

OPENING HOURS: Sun to Thurs 10:00 am to 12:00pm Fri & Sat: 10:00am to 1:am

 

 

Meatball District

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If there’s anything that the targeted ads on Facebook has done, it is to educate me one where I can buy British-but-living-in-the-US/Missouri T-shirts and tell me that I should eat at The Meatball District. Opening in January this year, it replaced the somewhat dubious Saigon 39 Vietnamese restaurant on West 39th Street wedged between Friends (which will be the subject of a future blog) and DB Cooper’s. The inside has been wholly refurbed and updated and now has a dozen tables on a split level floor plus a smallish bar behind which sit three sports TV screens.

Basing a restaurant on a single premise can be a tricky operation as it runs the risk of quickly losing its novelty, but you do have the options of restaurant or micro sports bar. However owner and chef Kal Tandel is currently making a good fist of it. All the dishes are prepared and made in house with the exception of the bread which is locally sourced. For variation Kal has been somewhat smart so with the traditional spaghetti meatball option, for $11, you have a choice of four proteins, four sauces and four grains for a total of 64 variations which does give depth to the menu. Added to that are mix and match sliders (a mere $3) and baguettes ($9), both again with four proteins but these come with five variations of sauce. Meaning there’s a total of 104 meatball variations on their MENU. This is rounded off with six basic sides and the choice of a couple of salads if so inclined.

Although the samosas were tempting, I wanted to go straight to the heart of the matter and had a beef meatball in a Parmesan sauce with angel hair pasta which ended up looking a little anemic but was very filling – especially as I’d decided to round things out with seasoned fries (because I am a sucker for chipotle aioli). There’s not really much I can say to dissect the meatballs; they held together well and they, along with the pasta, were obviously fresh. Interestingly, the menu said 4 meatballs, but I counted 6 in my bowl. I don’t know whether that was luck or not, but I certainly appreciated the upgrade.

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The scale in the photo is actually slightly misleading (I should have added a fork for scale), in that the bowl was plenty enough for me meaning that I resisted the desserts, which gives you the choice of ice cream cookies or a terribly tempting cheesecake ball.

So far so good, but now for the less good part. Despite being maybe a 1/4 full, if that, there was only one server, running all the tables AND the bar which led to her looking somewhat frazzled. There were tables that needed cleaning that sat for a good while before being tended to. Additionally, she managed to forget to bring the diet coke that I asked for and, more importantly, the side of fries. It was not so busy that mistakes like that should happen, but then neither should a single sever be doing literally everything in the restaurant, including tables outside. Personally it was only a minor annoyance (but I really DO like chipotle aioli), but staffing is an important consideration.

 

In conclusion, The Meatball District is somewhere I’d definitely return to when an Italian craving comes over me and it’s good, wholesome comfort food at a keen price – $20 will fill you and you could eat there for considerably less. Not only that they do a particularly fine Moscow Mule.

 

While Meatball District may not be for everyone as it fills a very niche spot, people would be remiss to discount it out of hand – especially they like pasta or are Swedish. I, for one, will definitely be going back and maybe, just maybe, Facebook will stop suggesting I go there…

LOCATION: 1806 1/2 W 39th Street

HOURS: 11am to 10pm every day. Bar open until 1:30 Fri/Sat

CONTACT: [816] 226 7888

 

Grunauer

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Quietly nestled away between Jack Stack and Lidia’s (see previous entry) is Grunauer – a surprisingly unprepossessing German restaurant. Actually, really it’s Austrian rather than German, proved by there suspicious lack of Black Forest gateaux on the dessert menu. As an aside for those who haven’t been to Austria, many moons ago I managed to spend a long weekend in Vienna and it is an amazing place to visit, both culturally and culinarily. Having eaten Weiner Schnitzel in one of the best restaurants in Vienna, I had the bar set high for Grunauer.

Despite being next door to Lidia’s, the ambiance of the two restaurants could hardly be more different; Grunauer is a lot more somber, quiet and darker – so dark in fact that I had problems taking photos for this entry – so apologies for the photo quality. If anything it reminds me of an old London gentleman’s club in atmosphere. And by gentlemen’s club I mean somewhere where old toffs go to smoke cigars and read the race reports rather than American gentlemen’s clubs which are, I believe, strip clubs. That aside,  Grunauer feels like a place for serious conversation rather than comedic banter, which is probably in keeping with the general Germanic psyche. The art deco lighting is also rather pretty.

Grunauer’s menu is impressively varied with a choice of  seven schnitzels, six sausages and three varieties of goulash, not including thirteen classic Austrian mains (including on the dinner menu alone. All of which are in the $16 to $26 range with the exception of the brats which come in at $7. You can find the full menu HERE.

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As an appetizer I went for the  Gebackene champignons. Now German cuisine has a reputation for being on the heavy side compared to the more ephemeral and flighty French, so I was a little concerned as how heavy the breading would be but, to my surprise, it was one of the lightest batters I’ve ever had and the mushrooms were delicious too, full of flavor and moist and the tartar sauce was surprisingly crisp and refreshing.  This bode well for my entree, as I plumped for a traditional schnitzel (which is butterfly cut breaded pork for those who don’t know). Now it’s really easy to dry out the pork during cooking, but the schnitzel at Grunauer itself was fine and, in a fit of self-indulgence I was able to have mashed potato rather than potato salad, the whole ensemble being an amazing plate of comfort food. Plus the schnitzel itself was huge, there were two cutlets, either of which could easily have stood as a meal on their own.

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($20 well spent on schnitzel)

 

Grunauer isn’t the cheapest of places – we spent $100 on a meal for two with only one dessert – but the serving sizes are impressive and I was full before the dessert menu came and that included beer so it’s certainly not top end expensive. I have to admit that I actually had to undo my top button I was so full after two courses, which amused Mrs Chowtown no end.

From a food point of view, I find it hard to criticize Grunauers, however our server insisted that everything – and I mean everything – we asked about on the menu was her favorite which rang hollow by the third course. It certainly made us doubt her recommendations which was a little disappointing. But not so disappointing that we didn’t go home and watch The Third Man which is the perfect movie to watch after eating what is pretty much perfect Kansas City based Austrian cuisine. Prost! Now, if only I owned my own zither

 

LOCATION:

101 West 22nd St
Kansas City, MO 64108

CONTACT:

[816] 283 3234

 

HOURS:

Mon-Thur 11:30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat 11:30am – 11pm
Sun 11:30am – 9pm

Bacon & Bourbon Festival

Thursday April 14 is the third annual Bacon & Bourbon Festival being held at The Guild, presented by Bulleit Burbon and hosted by KC’s own The Pitch. Basically, it’s a three hour celebration of bacon from various local restaurants and also over twenty different bourbon samples as well as six bartenders making bourbon cocktails. If that isn’t enough, there is also live music and cold beer.

Last year was a sell out and advance VIP tickets for this year have already sold out, although more will be available from March 18th onwards at $45. Tickets for general admission can be found HERE  at $25, rising to $35 after March 18th. General admission is at 6:30 with the event winding up at 9:30, giving you plenty of time to move on and top off your evening’s celebration.

This is not an event to miss if you like food and drink.

 

LOCATION:

The Guild

1261 Locust KC MO 64118

Lidia’s

Kansas City may not spring to mind as being a focus for Italian Americans in the way that, say, Boston is; but there is a thriving Italian and Italian American community in KC – with a somewhat checkered past for those who  know their history of organized crime. One positive that it has brought is Lidia Bastianich, owner of the eponymous Lidia’s, lovingly nestled in the freight district behind Union Station.

For those who are interested in geopolitical history, Lidia hails from Pola – now Pula which was originally part of Italian Istria before being ceded to Yugoslavia in 1947 with a resultant diaspora westward of the indigent Italians. then became part of Croatia once Yugoslavia split apart in 1991.

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Lidia’s has been a Kansas City staple for nearly twenty years, opening in 2008 and quickly earned a reputation as a quality eatery, not least because of Lidia’s track record as TV chef (including – but not limited to – Lidia’s Kitchen which currently airs on Create KCPTDT3, Channel 74 if you  have Google Fiber )and author – something which you are gently reminded of upon entry where there’s a selection of her cookbooks available for purchase. Just in case you feel inspired by the menu to try your hand at some of the recipes yourself.

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First off, the restaurant itself is visually stimulating, from the circular wine racks on the far wall to the glass bauble chandeliers hanging from the high ceiling, Lidia’s has a very open celebratory feel to it. And such is the Italian way. Added to the fact that Lidia’s is VERY busy and seats over 150, it has that background hum that gives a certain level of vibrancy.

 

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For my starter I chose Lidia’s Signature Caesar Salad because although I confess to being a meatatarian, the odd occasion rises where I feel like a palate cleansing and some roughage are actually good ideas. If there’s one thing I can’t abide in a salad, it’s wilted leaves; fortunately this wasn’t the case here, all the ingredients being crisp and fresh and amplified with the crunch from the Foccacia croutons. Interestingly (well maybe to one or two people), the menu states the cheese as being Grana rather than Grana Padano which it has to be called in the EU. This is due to something called Protected Designation of Origin under Italian law and was even confirmed by the European Court of Justice in 2007. Those who are truly interested can even download the court ruling from HERE.

 

I honestly think that there’s little better than a good Caesar salad to get your juices flowing for an entree, which was fortunate as the pasta tasting trio that I had was extremely generously portioned, equally divided between four cheese ravioli with thyme sause, penne Amatriciana with tomato sauce and pancetta and penne Pugliese with broccoli in a garlic and cream sauce. My trifecta of favorite foods are BBQ, curry and pasta and this was some of the best pasta I have ever had, particularly the four cheese ravioli as the thyme sauce was divine. Each style was individually brought to and served at the table straight from the pan which I felt was a nice touch although, if I have to be really picky, it did mean that the Pugliese was a little watery as it was not quite fully drained at serving. Still, that’s a minor and somewhat personal quibble because the dish itself simply could not be faulted and resulted in my scoffing down of a plate of pasta considerably larger than my head. I honestly cannot say that I have had better pasta anywhere in America, that’s how good it was, and it’s actually a relatively simple recipe to boot – but not so simple that I’m brave enough to actually try and replicate it at home.

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[The photo doesn’t do full justice to the scale, that is a large plate]

I’ll admit to feeling somewhat full after the entree as, even by American standards, it was a generous portion but, in the spirit of journalistic endeavor, I kept on trucking and dove into the dessert, going for a banana and mascarpone semifreddo with caramel and rice brittle. Again, it really couldn’t be faulted, bringing a sweetness and a level of refreshment which complemented the savory of the main. Generally, I’m not a fan of caramel as I find it a little too sweet, but the brittle was sufficient to pull back the level of sweet. It was also very pretty to look at. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

 

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Lidia’s has a reputation for being a great place to eat and I have seen nothing to disabuse that notion.. If there’s a better Italian restaurant in Kansas City – and trust me I will look to see – it will have to be very, very, very good indeed.

 

Location

LOCATION:

101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Tel: [816] 221 3722

HOURS:

Lunch

Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Brunch

Saturday – Sunday: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Dinner

Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Em Chamas

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It’s taken a long time, but we finally managed to make it north of the river for this installment of Chowtown KC. There are many, many ways in which food here and back in the UK are different, but one of the most pleasant surprises for me was to find out about Brazilian style restaurants (known as churrascaria) as there is nothing comparable in the UK. To that end Fogo became a regular haunt for us until we heard about Em Chamas from some friends. Not being part of a chain, Chowtown decided to see how Em Chamas stood up.

Entering it’s ninth year, Em Chamas was opened by brothers Sam and Nick Silvio in February 2006 and have well over fifty year experience in the restaurant business between them. Meat is in the family as they also run Hawg Jaw Fritz BBQ in Northland which is owned by their sister, Gina.

We will always remember the day we went to Em Chamas for two reasons: firstly, it was the day that the KC Royals won the World Series thanks to Matt Harvey and we got back just in time to see Colon hit the go ahead RBI. The second reason is that this was the first time ever that I have been defeated by a meal. It’s fairly well known that I have hollow legs when it comes to eating meat, but Em Chamas had the beating of me.

 

It would take too long to describe the full meat list, as there’s fourteen different cuts/varieties available (a full listing can be found HERE), but it’s sufficient to say that the standouts are the filet mignon wrapped in bacon and the top sirloin stuffed with provolone. Lordy, my mouth and stomach both felt they’d gone to heaven.

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[a sampling from my plate]

Fourteen types of meat I hear you say, that’s all very well and good but what is there to go with it? I’m glad you asked because there is also a complimentary salad/buffet bar which includes mashed potato and French bread (shown above), pasta, all sorts of salad, soup and, my personal favorite, sushi! All this for just $36.95 with as many refills of your plate as your eyes and stomach can handle which makes it terrific value.

But if, for some reason this is not enough, you can wash it down with a beverage of choice from their surprisingly extensive Beer List and Wine List. With wines, obviously the emphasis is on reds but there’s a surprisingly diverse white list, with 14 varieties to choose from.

It was quiet when we went – obviously as everyone was watching the baseball – but it gets very busy so booking in advance is advised. They also have a ‘Business Casual’ dress code, so we say take advantage of the menu, put on your gladrags and go for a fun evening blow out. You absolutely will not regret it.

Location: 6101 NW 63rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151
816-505-7100

Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday 5:00-9:30PM
Saturday 4:00-9:30PM
Sunday 4:00 – 8:00PM

Phone: [816] 505 7100

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2016

One of the absolute very best things about Kansas City – a city famed for its food (okay and maybe baseball and football at the moment) – is restaurant week. From Jan 15th to 24th a gross – that’s a dozen dozen or 144 – restaurants will be offering multi-course lunches for a mere $15 and dinners for $33.

Just because the tariff is cut price, don’t expect the food to be; KC’s greatest are involved. One tip: book early. This is such a popular event and such a good deal that participating restaurants will be busy. Very busy. To take an example, in 2015 Lidia’s did 6,252 covers during restaurant week.

One hundred and forty four. Restaurants. Over 9 days, that’s one every 30 minutes during opening hours. I don’t know the record for most restaurants visited in restaurant week but I’m sure there’s some brave soul that is up for this challenge.

Find the list of all 144 participating restaurants HERE. You’re welcome.

Opening in 2016

GOLDEN OX

With the turning of the new year we are looking forward to see the opening of two new eateries in Kansas City. The first is actually a re-opening and it’s good news to hear that The Golden Ox will be serving again at its original location in West Bottoms on Genessee Street.

Full details are sketchy, but it’s said that the new restaurant will stay true to the Golden Ox’s 65 year history and so be faithful to its American cowboy/steakhouse theme.

Opening is expected some time in Spring.

 

LEINENKUGEL’S

It is understood that Wisconsin’s fine brewery, Jacob Leinenkugel, is going to be opening a flagship restaurant deep in the Power & Light District at 1323 Walnut street which was previously the location of the Tengo Sed Cantina.

 

The menu has reportedly been created by Matt Livers and, while a full menu has yet to be released, it does include beer-battered fish and Chicken Booyah Tacos and sides of potato salad and smoked cabbage slaw among others.

This will be a bit of a departure for Leinenkugel’s as they are not restaurateurs and so will be putting a lot of faith into Livers’s menu – although their bar business will obviously be strong.

Opening is also expected in the first few months of 2016.

 

 

The Well Bar

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As promised, Chowtown has finally gone south – all the way to The Well in Waldo, to be exact. So if anyone in a red and white stripy sweater ever asks you where’s Waldo simply remember that it’s ’75th and Wornall, basically’.  The Well is probably one of the most recognizable eateries in Waldo with its large rooftop marquee terrace which is open year round. I’ve driven past it many times but, using Burger Week as an excuse, I finally stopped by.

For me, The Well is the definition of a sports bar – wooden interior decor with benches and high stools as well as traditional tables fill the main area which is ringed by a series of large flat screen TVs all showing various sports. The end result of which is a vibrant and almost raucous atmosphere and so it’s not somewhere that I would put at the top of my list for people who want to go and converse over a quiet pint. But then that’s not the raison d’etre of The Well.

Opened in 2009 by the Llewellen brothers, The Well is an extension in them of Lew’s Grill and Bar which they opened also in Waldo back in 2004 and Charlie Hoopers which is similar in style but is located in Brookside. It brings a certain vibrancy and life to the heart of Waldo and, casting its net widely in terms of patrons, is normally busy. And what with it being Burger Week our visit was no exception.

Squeezing into a corner table, we poured over what is a particularly extensive menu (which can be found here). Cursing the fact that we had arrived a handful of minutes too late to take advantage of the Saturday Brunch menu, I turned to the main gill menu offering a choice of 8 salads, 16 sandwiches, 8 entrees – many with a southern slant – and 6 varieties of wraps, I plumped for the Slippery Slope Sliders.   I chose these because sliders are an unknown thing in the UK and so let me explain. Sliders are basically a small burger, about 3 inches across, that can be served both as appetizer and entree. Nobody knows where the term originates from, but White Castle, (made famous by Harold and Kumar and for being the world’s first fast food chain), trademarked the term Slyder back in the ’80s.

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(A trio of Sliders $11.99)

With all that in mind, the trio was really rather good, especially with a splash of chili that comes for an additional $0.99. Special mention also has to go to the homecut-with-skins-on fries, the salt of which complements the spice of the chili, all of which was washed down with a Blue Moon (one of many micro- and local brews which you can find here).

Unfortunately time constraints meant that  I wasn’t able to sample the desserts, even though the Cast Iron Chocolate Chunk Cookie was certainly on my radar.

The Well is very much an Everyman establishment in that there’s something there for everyone and it’s certainly not expensive – the shrimp pesto linguine tops off the menu at just $17.99. Which means that $30 will slate all but the most robust of appetites and we’re not talking about pub grub here, this is good bar food. And they cater!

But it’s more than just good food and beer, it also has a tantalizing cocktail menu.  Of the 11 on the list, pride of place has to go to The Matriarch which. I mean who could say no to a mix of gin, triple sec and lavender for just nine bucks?

It is certainly the case that The Well can be considered to be a microcosm of Waldo, as the owners are very active in the local area, and source from many local distributors.

And if you need any other excuse to enjoy The Well, consider this: it is open 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Yep that’s 365 days where you can enjoy a slice of good living and entertainment in comfort at the very heart of Waldo. What is there not to enjoy?

 

Location:7421 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Restaurant: [816] 361 1700
Catering: [816] 255 3341

Hours: Monday thru Friday 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – Midnight

 

The Green Room


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I have to admit that I’ve walked past the Green Room many, many times en route either to Westport or Sun Fresh thinking that it was a comedy club slash quiz nite dive bar. (In fact it turns out that a friend of ours runs the Geeks Who Drink night that is hosted at the Green Room). Thankfully I was disabused of this notion by some family friends. Seeing as how it’s actually called Green Room Burgers & Beer we decided to go, obviously, in the middle of burger week. Considering the Royals had just played we were surprised at how quiet the bar was and I, for one, was absolutely glad of that. Westport is a noisy, busy place and I don’t like to eat my food at the same pace of life that Westport expects, it gives me indigestion. Instead we were able to have a table and watch the Mets embarrass the Cubs in relative quiet.

Now let me say this, Green Room has absolutely become my favorite guilty secret place to eat.Ever since opening in Feb 2012, it has has no pretense or frippery, the furnishing is frills free and it simply delivers what it says on the awning – Burgers and beer. But it does both; very, very well. Their menu consists of a baker’s dozen of burgers, the flagship being the Three Little Pigs which consists of a smorgasbord of bacon, greens, tomato and mayo together with a double patty all for just $13. You can find the full listing on their menu here. It being burger week I actually plumped for their Pitch Burger (so named after the organizers of burger week). which was a delightful mix of bacon, an onion ring, cheddar, pickle and home made mustard which was absolutely delicious. Sides are uncomplicated and home crafted

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(The Pitch Buger: $5 of heaven)

But burgers are, obviously, just half the story. The other half is the beer. And this is where, I think, Green Room really comes into its own as they also have a menu of 55 – yes 55 – beers on their tap list, not including Papa Louie’s, a beer that has been brewed on premises since Jan 2013. Much like their burgers which are locally sourced, the majority of the beers available are sourced from Kansas or Missouri. It is definitely a list for beer enthusiasts and you’ll find little that’s below 5% ABV. I personally wussed out and had the Flying Monkey Amber at a paltry 4% and very nice it was too, but there is an 11.9% North Coast Old Stock available for those with a more robust constitution.

Prices are reasonable too, expect to be paying between $4 to $11 for most beers, although their big bottled beers start at $20. And even if you don’t feel up for a beer with your burger – although I can’t think of a particular reason why you wouldn’t – they do do a range of milkshakes. Unfortunately I have yet to try one and so can’t comment other than to say that it gives me a good excuse to go back again. And again. And again. No doubt I’ll see you there as it really is somewhere I can’t recommend enough as a place to eat and go hang.

And if that wasn’t enough, for the early birds – which does not describe me in the slightest – Green Room does also do a breakfast menu, again something which I have yet to try and whilst the Scarface Sammy Sandwich sounds appetizing I must admit that I’m still somewhat wary of the Hot Ham Water which is, I hope, a soup!

But look, there’s still more! Green Room also runs a regular beer blog which is both informative and interesting and is definitely worth a read.

LOCATION

GREEN ROOM BURGERS & BEER
4010 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. SUITE D | WESTPORT MO 64111

PHONE 

[816] 216 7682

HOURS

Monday – Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM