Friday, November 8, 2013

Boulevard Grill

Boulevard Brewery is a brewery here.  Jeff was excited to try this restaurant, but we were surprised that it is located in the Sheraton.

We ate here on a Sunday and the place was almost empty.  They have big screens TV showing the KC Chiefs game and the place was empty. All the booth tables had their own TV.  It was not empty because the Chiefs were on.  They have the best record right now and Kansas City is very excited about them.  I think they just have a bad location being in a hotel.  We almost didn't go because they are located in a hotel.  Hotel restaurants tend to be pricey, but this place was not. 

We started our meal with sweet potato fries with a marshmallow dipping sauce.  It was really good.

Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallow Dipping Sauce

I ordered a three cheese cheeseburger with bacon. The three cheeses were American, Cheddar and Colby Jack.  The burger was good, but I really couldn't tell there were three cheeses on it.

Three Cheese Cheeseburger
Jeff ordered a burger that was spicy. It was served with salsa. I can't remember the name and the menu is not available online.  It is really hard to find much about this place online and that is probably another reason that they do not have a lot of business.  Jeff said the burger was good.

We enjoyed eating here. The food was good as was the service.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jack Stack Barbecue

Kansas City like Memphis is known for its' barbecue.  Jeff had eaten here before, but I had not.  He has been raving about the burnt ends, so I really wanted to try this place.  He warned me that we might have to wait in line, but we arrived before it became crowded. There was a long line when we left.

Jack Stack Barbecue


Inside Jack Stack.  Kitchen can be seen through the window.
We started our meal with a half order of breaded mushrooms.

The mushrooms were quite large. The dipping sauce was horseradish and was really good.
Jeff ordered a salad with his meal.

I ordered a combination of spare ribs and burnt ends.

Spare ribs and burnt ends.
Coleslaw was a side.
The waitress asked if we wanted additional BBQ sauce. We said no because it looked like their was plenty of sauce on the meat, but there wasn't.  We later asked her for more sauce which she brought.  The meat was really good.  I thought the bread was Texas toast, but it was dry toast.  I was not impressed with it.

Jeff ordered lamb ribs and burnt ends.  I didn't take a photo because it looked identical to mine.  He really liked the lamb ribs.  I tried them and didn't like them at all.

Our waitress was great.  The employees work at a fast pace, but they seem to work together which is nice for the guests.  We enjoyed eating here and I would like to go back.  Jeff actually has already made a return visit with co-workers.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013


Jeff heard really good things about this place from co-workers.  We were nearby when we visited the WWI Museum and decided to give it a try.  They open on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and we arrived shortly after that time.  I thought we would be the only ones there because it is between lunch and dinner time.  I was wrong.  The parking lot was full.  We left at 4 p.m. and people were waiting outside for a table.

On the outside, the restaurant looks like a house.

When we walk inside the restaurant, you realize you are in a log cabin.  If I read the history correctly, the log cabin was built in 1829.  The floors are not level.  The people next to us had a problem with their table not being level, so the waitress gave them shims.

The fireplace by our table.
The main item on the menu is chicken.  They are known for their pan fried chicken.

We started our meal with a mix of chicken liver and gizzards.  I have never been a fan of liver, but Jeff likes it. We decided to order a half order.

Half order of chicken liver and gizzards
We were surprised by the size of the half order.  It was huge!  We should have known that our meal portions were going to be large after seeing this.

We had a choice of a salad or soup.  We both choose salad.

Side Salad - notice the beet on the side.  I haven't seen that before.
I really didn't feel like chicken, so I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes.  It also came with green beans and cinnamon rolls.

Chicken Fried Steak which covers a large plate.

Mashed Potatoes - large enough for two people
I didn't take a photo of the green beans or the large bowl of gravy, unfortunately.  The chicken fried steak was very tender.  I could cut it with a fork.  It reminded me of Goodson's in Texas which claims to have the best country fried steak in Texas. However, after looking at the pictures I took at Goodson's, Stroud's definitely offers a bigger steak.

Jeff ordered the pork chop and chicken combination.  He ordered the cottage fries and his meal came with apple sauce.

Pork Chop and Chicken Breast

Cottage Fries are softer than regular fries
Jeff said the fried chicken may be the best fried chicken he has ever had.  I tasted a bite and it was so moist.  I wished I would have ordered that even though I enjoyed my country fried steak.

There was no way we could eat all the food.  It is crazy how much food you are given. We ended up just taking our cinnamon rolls home with us.

Cinnamon Rolls
Our leftovers!
We really enjoyed eating here. We are still amazed about the amount of food that is served.  It was all really good.  If you are ever in the Kansas City area, this is a must try.

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