Tony: Contemplating K.C. Hipster Fine Dining at Succotash

I’m slowly beginning to realize that there are certain aspects of this Cowtown that I’m never going to be able to understand.

For instance:

1. During every election politicos attempt to “unite” Kansas City yet this town remains one of the most segregated metropolitan areas in the nation.

2. This Midwestern burg hasn’t been home to a championship pro-sports team in almost a generation yet people still keep buying tickets to witness – year after year Mediocrity.

3. Simply because a restaurant isn’t a chain and hires people with visible bad tattoos – Patrons are expected to pay top dollar and extol the virtues of a local establishment.

Succotash at its new-ish location is the perfect example of this phenomena.

Now, if I was a d-bag like Tim Finn I would just write a series of platitudes and top every third sentence off with the word “dandy” in lieu of a serious description of the cuisine.

As usual, Charles Feruzza of The Pitch has the more informed review. To be fair to Finn, his review of the restaurant did provide a bit of backstory on the recent move of the establishment.

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12 Responses to Tony: Contemplating K.C. Hipster Fine Dining at Succotash

  1. Anonymous says:

    $10 salads…give me a break. In a recession
    where people are cutting back they’ll spend
    $10 on a salad…or $5.00 for a bottle of
    I’ve learned to never try to figure out the
    american consumer…they are very very stupid..

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are an insecure twit. Bagging on others will never truly make you feel better about yourself. Used to think you were an alright guy and this was just a blogger facade. Now I think you really are a dick.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just another swipe on the ole credit card. I don’t have a problem with tats….its pretty simple either your good or your gone…Show Me State will tell you real quick.

    26 months into the recession $3 gas…Cash for Clunkers…Home Tax Credit….$1.9Tr.2010 budget.
    0% interest for extended period…wait till they pull the punch bowl away.

    Prepare for $20 Salads because inflation is coming.
    There is no compass…you just wake up and its upon us. Good luck trying to eat healthy…we’ve managed to let DRIVE THRU-BIG FOOD run the now we process SUGAR, SALT, FAT, a hell of lot cheaper than Carrots,Cucumbers,Lettuce.
    Just heard there is now a Sugar Soft Drink Tax already on the table in NYC for 1 cent per oz…brilliant.

    Have you got your Jan.KCPL bill?…hope your wearing a cup.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh the bitter tears
    Oh, the bitter tears of Tony Botello are a sweet wine to the rest of us

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good soup is worth the price.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Someone finally had the nads to slam a restaurant in this town. Ferruzza is a very good writer, but he is way too friendly. Sometimes I think Ferruzza could find the silver lining in being poisoned by pesticide infused salsa.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’ve eaten there twice. I won’t eat there again.

    Synopsis: Decent food, though a little overpriced for what you get. The major sin was the dreadfully slow and indifferent service. When both of my visits involved a 30+ minute wait for food, most of it with an empty coffee mug, I have no reason to go back.

  8. Anonymous says:

    James Andrews
    Succotash is decent, but I love You Say Tomato right up the street at 2801 Holmes.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Tony-Kansas City Attack won a couple of championships in this town.

    The Pitch review was GREAT if I wanted to know about the freakin door!!!!

    Cheeseburger Chowder from the Hy-vee restaurant is awesome.

    I saw this restaurant review show on the local public station Friday. Wow Manny’s Mexican restaurant really got slammed by some college punk who seemed to only want to talk about wine. But interesting show.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ve Never understood the fascination with the Manny’s. The food is standard tex-mex fare, nothing special, nothing horrible…just unremarkable. You can get better food just a couple of blocks west for a lot cheaper.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I actually agree with the review. Indifferent hipsters taking way too long. I’m not looking for drive thru quick, but maybe a little sense of urgency from my waiter. Haven’t been to the new one, but got burned at the old one several times. I’m all for supporting the locals and I don’t eat a lot of chain food, but there is something to be said for efficient management which this place has never had.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I have not made it to the new Succotash, but being locally owned should never give any place a free pass. There is a lot of pressure in this town to state your allegiance to mediocre restaurants simply because they are local “treaures.”

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