Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cafe 75

One of the benefits of going to work is that our shop is right next door to Cafe 75, located in the Westbrooke Shopping Center, at the corner of 75th and Quivira.

I'm telling you, they have great sandwiches, some lovely soups (DH particularly likes the smoked pork soup), and the cupcakes are delicious. That's pretty magnanimous, coming from me, as we have a pretty high standard for baked goods. If it doesn't taste at least as good as something we make at home, we generally won't
even bother to waste our calories eating it.

What we eat at Cafe 75: Sandwiches, chips, soups, cupcakes.

What we think: I can personally recommend the turkey press (pictured), the Chipotle pork loin, and the Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad. Never had a green salad there, but they look wonderful, too. You can't go wrong with the warm, crispy, perfectly seasoned waffle chips! The service is friendly, the take out is fairly fast, the atmosphere is bright, clean, and cheerful. The cupcakes choices change out, but all the varieties we have been fortunate enough to taste, we very much enjoyed.

The little things count: They package the take out orders very nicely, and that's right, that sammich better come with a pickle! (It does.)

Would we eat there again? And again, and again . . .

*****Sad update--the Cafe has since closed, but Executive
Catering is still up and running, albeit at a different location.*****

Friday, July 2, 2010

Topsy's Popcorn

We were at Metcalf South yesterday, where there happens to
be a Topsy's. I have this thing for cinnamon popcorn, so
we stopped in--they even had a fat free variety, which I'd
never tried.

It was the best cinnamon popcorn I've ever eaten.
I don't know if it was a random mistake, or if Topsy's
has gone extreme in their flavoring, but this was so
spicy, it hurt (in a good way).

You notice there's no pic of the actual bag of corn,
right? Because we ate it all before we got home . . .

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mr. Gyros

Today we lunched on take out from Mr. Gyros.
This was only our second visit to Mr. Gyros, which is really
strange, since the restaurant has been around for (according
to their website) 25 years, and we've been eating out in KC
together for almost 30!

Today we ate:
Gyros (duh, right?), baklava, and galaktoboureko.

What we thought: The gyros are great. We like the tzatziki--
it could have more garlic in it as far as I'm concerned, but
Scott says "don't mess with it." He also likes the super soft

The baklava was pretty good; I like mine layered, with a touch
more lemon flavor, but the amount of syrup was good--NOT soggy.
I do NOT like soggy baklava.

Which brings us to the galaktoboureko. Soggy. I've only had
galaktoboureko once before, but it was nice and custardy, not
soggy. So, I dunno if it's always like that at Mr. Gyros, or
if the custard had started to separate, or what.

The small things matter: Excellent napkins, nice weight
plastic ware that doesn't break when you try to eat with it.

Atmosphere: We went at lunch. They were super fast with the
service, not particularly friendly (probably due to being mega
busy). Very clean, bright, cheerful. The people waiting in
the vast line behind us didn't seem to mind a bit, probably
anticipating the good things to come.

Eat there again? No doubt. Like I said was our second visit,
so that ship already sailed.

Any new suggestions for Greek in KC? Besides Tasso's, and the
Mediteranean fare at Jerusalem Bakery?

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