Tony: Charles Ferruzza Takes A Fall On Kansas City Ice

It seems that Kansas City refuses to stop complaining about snow and ice packed streets, a lack of decent city plowing coverage and the weather in general.

Apparently, the situation is growing even more dire now that local celebrities are falling victim to treacherous weather conditions.

To wit, my sources say that Kansas City’s premiere food critic Charles Ferruzza took a nasty spill while cleaning off his snowbound car. While this rather brilliant KC writer didn’t miss any work thanks to his tumble, I confirmed with the Kansas City foodie that his misstep had him laid up with a heating pad and over-the-counter strength pain relievers.

So what does this say about Kansas City weather conditions if our greatest writers can’t even find their balance?

“This is so stupid,” remarked Ferruzza when I asked him about his spill.

“I’m fine. It really wasn’t a big deal at all. There has to be something more interesting for you to write about, even about me.”

Not really.

And since I think everyone is taking the proletarian pose regarding neighborhood snow removal complaints for the moment, I’d like to focus on how Kansas City’s crappy public services are taking their toll on the elite. For ten years now Ferruzza has been the host of his own KKFI program “Anything Goes” where he has created a community of fans that follow his lead on a variety of topics related to local food, culture and just about every other topic that crosses his mind. In an even more impressive feat, the guy might be the only reason a great many people still pick up the dead tree version of The Pitch. Ferruzza’s reviews are consistently cited as top notch from readers around the metro. Personally, my lady friend only reads his stuff and then dumps the rest of the alt mag and their mostly poser, hipster-aimed fare.

So what have we learned here? The cold, snow and ice are hazardous for everybody! Including one of Kansas City’s most talented writers. While

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8 Responses to Tony: Charles Ferruzza Takes A Fall On Kansas City Ice

  1. Anonymous says:

    To hell with the heating pad for Charlie. Oopps, Charles.
    A little TLC from a young hunk would’ve worked wonders for Mr. Foodie.

  2. Anonymous says:

    True…the man is a great writer.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Chuck is a good guy. Just don’t call him Chuck.

  4. Anonymous says:

    can’t say
    “So what we have learned here?” That Tony must be a liar because he says he has a lady friend. Sure you dooooooo. Jojo is no lady.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Those Ferruzza quotes are hilarious

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bill Andeson
    It looks like all that development of the last ten years and sprawl that the developer make you and I pay fo had finally caught up with the city. If you make them pay thier way for fire and school and roads and services, maybe building on greenfield would be so profitable. Lawrance Kansas is considering an impact fee for the money changers….. imagine them having to pay thier way… They don’t now and you have paid double with inconvenence and closings that cost. Developments cost they don’t pay out for many years if then. Only in the councils pocket is the payout fast; right ed.

  7. Anonymous says:

    tony…wtf is this about. Some guy who mooches
    food then slams the restaurants falls on his
    ass and hurts himself? I knowmany restaurant
    owners who wished the guy landed on his head
    tony …stick to ranting about the street not
    being plowed and not to such “big” news
    as some jerk who falls on his butt.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Rick in PV
    Charles, subject to gravity? Who knew he was mortal?

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