Star Search: Ferris Whitlock’s Day Off, Rebirth of Jasper’s & Walt Bodine (Almost) Takes a Bullet

A long overdue omission is rectified in today’s Kansas City Star…

In the form of a well-written story
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61 Responses to Star Search: Ferris Whitlock’s Day Off, Rebirth of Jasper’s & Walt Bodine (Almost) Takes a Bullet

  1. Anonymous says:

    150,000 people come to Kansas City? That stood out..wonder how they gauge that.

    The sugar tax jumped out as well. Saw that proposed in NYC. Food police will be big topic next 10 years.
    And no its not that far fetched…municipalities nationwide are hurting big time.
    Deflation in all asset classes…inflation in all necessities. Good Times!

  2. Anonymous says:

    bschloz – re: 150,000 people…it’s all made-up bullshit, using whatever assumptions someone wanted to make to suit his/her point.

    I’ll do some math:
    18,555 X 6 = 111,330
    2,500 X 6 = 15,000
    Total = 126,330

    That’s Sprint Center’s capacity times the number of sessions for the Big 12 tournament, along with a very optimistic number for the women’s tournament per session.

    That’s with no one going to multiple sessions, and assumes no one from Kansas City attending the tournament.

    In other words, bullshit.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I for one love Jasper’s. I believe it is a great family owned establishment. They go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcomed. I think the people that wrote in about mob affiliation should do some checking before throwing that around. It’s quite a stereotypical to say someone is involved in the mob because they are big and Italian. Not a single Mirabile brother that I know of has ever been in trouble with the law for mob related activity. Additionally, Jasper spends so much of his time helping and donating to many charitable organizations throughout the city. I recently had a horrible experience at one of my favorite restaurants, The Capital Grille. The service was less than stellar, food was subpar and because of my husband and i’s young age we weren’t treated like we could really afford our meal. Will I never go back and will I slander this restaurants name all over town, no! Everyone and everyplace has bad days, of course I will go back! It’s truly sad that the above bad commentors feel it necessary to bad mouth a local family owned establishment. Pretty soon we can all eat at Chili’s on special occasions because these family owned restaurants won’t be here because people like you!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mike KIng
    I know Jasper and his brothers and I eat at the restaurant every week…great people and hard workers.

    This is just jealous locals with nothing better to do than rap someone who has accomplished so much. This man has one so much for the community. There is a reason his place is always packed with loyal followers. As for the mob comments…get over it and get a life. You have the wrong family, sorry no names, do your homework before you slander the Mirabiles.

    Hearne you are correct, the best Italian restaurant in KC. Thanks for the reminder,I will eat there tonight!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Terry Brennon
    WOW! What a bunch of jealous fucks! I just bought the cookbook and have heards many great things abut these brothers so now I hope to meet them and enjoy some Italian food in Kansas City.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Don’t slander the Mirables? Why they slander everyone else. Hey, the food is ok, not wonderful, sorry to report. And all the brothers are loud mouth, fat slobs. All true, look in the mirror my friend.

  7. Anonymous says:

    eric lawson
    WOW. Jealousy is such a tough thing to overcome. Mob connections? Fat slob? Loud? You all have issues. Give credit when credit is due. There is no need for this.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The real issue here is the Sprint Center, Power & Light & the Big 12 Tournament.

    This is HUGE for Kansas City. EVERYONE in Kansas City has their eye on this tournament and many locals attend, if not a great percentage.

    RockChalk Jayhawk until I die..

  9. Anonymous says:

    H. R. Ferris
    Mike G. What do you do for a living? Are you that fucked up and jealous of the Mirabiles? You really need to get a life. No real Italian acts like you.

    Lenord is spelt Leonard? Where did you go to school.

    My mother was Italian and taught me to respect people and look for the good in them. Bringing up the mob and rats, that is uncalled for.

  10. Anonymous says:

    gary schanzer
    The Jasper family is a wonderful lively funny and talented family. I have had the good fortune to have known the mother,father and sons since 1976 . Their knowledge of food, their ambiance makes every visit to eat like going to someones mothers house. Some of the above comments are outright falsehoods and wierd. Thank the lord for people that promote Kansas City.. We need a 100 more people like the Jasper people in the Metro… Some people need to get a life.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Karen Gill
    WOW! Kansas City that is why we are sooo behind than most other cosmopolitan areas. Beating up a successful family business is ludicrous and nonsence and should all be erased. I guess the losers (those who write the nasty comments) have nothing better to do but slander others! Grow up kids! Maybe the “mob” should find you all!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Karen Gill
    And by the way, I have never been to their restaurant but now I can’t wait to go for my birthday!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Danny Lawson
    This is frightening to see all the jealousy and anger towards hard working people. If that place was so bad, how have they been around over 50 years? You are gonna piss off slobs when they go out if they can’t act like fools and get away with stupidity! Jasper’s is a hometown favorite of the pastand has rebirthed in the present. I follow the younger Jasper on Facebook and Twitter and he seems to be amazing. I will introduce myself on my next visit and shake his hand for running a legitimate business who won’t tolerate stupid fools like those who write the things above. Shame on you for jealousy! Shame on you for being fools! Shame on you for the ugliness you bring to the world! Get a life!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I had a similar problem with Chunky Jimmy the doctor Mirable. He is a real jerk. Yells at his staff, I saw that, and is just a mean unhappy man, like his brothers at the restaurant. They are all heavy set with homely women as wives. Maybe thats why they are mean?

  15. Anonymous says:

    KCMO staffer
    Mr. Mirable, does the public know your books are published by you, that means you paid to have them printed. Your radio shows are also paid for by you. Otherwise you wouldn’t ever be heard from. Your no Michael Smith or even Mike Garrozo.

  16. Anonymous says:

    My brother once in second grade played doctor.. You guys replying to the above are crazy and need to have something better to do than slander everyone in the phonebook..

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hey Jasper and brothers, just accept it, lots of people think you are bad guys. You dug your own graves.

  18. Anonymous says:

    ben dover
    hey there is one brother not mentioned and he wants to be included with the family, also there is a second cousin on the mothers side that is a schmuck!!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    mike hunt
    You have to be nuts to have a public persona on this sight.. everyone hates everybody and their families. I hate anyone who doesnt hate everyone.! .

  20. Anonymous says:

    John Muir
    Lawman must have a short peepee cause he has a hardon for these people

  21. Anonymous says:

    John Muir
    Lawman’s father was a pedophile

  22. Anonymous says:

    I fought the law and the law won, My greatgrandfather was an outlaw..does the make me one? My cousin Abe, once mad a bet on number 2 and got pinched.. that means I am a pincher…

  23. Anonymous says:

    H. R. Ferris
    Lawman, did your father fuck you in the ass or did your mother stick dildoes in your ass as a little boy. What a piece of shit you are. Go find a job.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Cris T
    Lawman, give it up, all you are doing is making a fool of yourself. Really, Ferris is right, GET A LIFE AND A JOB. Don’t you have anything better to do? No real law official or retired cop does this shit, believe me, I know because I was on the force for 28 years and know who you are. Jasper is probally having the last laugh getting more people to his restaurant.

    As for me, I am on my way to eat at Jasper’s!

  25. Anonymous says:

    I have known the Mirabile family for over forty five years. They are the most talented, entertaining and hospitable family in the Kansas City area. They are generous and an asset to our great city. I have known a few people who did not like the Mirabiles but after a little checking find it is always about jealousy and not based in fact. I am specifically impressed with JJ who works hard to share his talent with the Kansas City area. Keep it up Jay!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Bob Enders
    Lawman: Everyone knows who you are, this is horrible that you are writing this. I thought you were a better cop. 63rd Street was out beat, c’mon dog. I am so surprised.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Did you tell them it was Nun. It is, so what? Its all true my friend.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Bob Enders
    Jealousy is a sickness, get some help man.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Bob Enders
    I think we should get all of the old guys on our beat and have dinner with Jasper. Great memories. I took my family for Christmas and he treated us like a king. Gotta give him credit where credit is due!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Capt. T
    Nun, are you frickin serious? What happened to you man. Jealousy is a crime!

    Were no part of this shit. You need some help.

  31. Anonymous says:

    T Bones
    Lawman, if you beleived all that dirt, you best should have runned for your life, if not, quit showin your brokeass jealousy dude, a retired cop ought to keep quiet we did a lot of shit we shouldn’t have done and can still be exposed with. Stop brokeass, them days are over.

  32. Anonymous says:

    T Bones
    Nun must have a brain tumor Captain! He always was a stupid shit!

  33. Anonymous says:

    You are right Capt. I am wrong! I was jealous cause I am a brokeass and should keep my mouth shut! Guess I do have a problem and I am sorry!

  34. Anonymous says:

    Let’s head to Winchell’s on 75th Captain, I will scrape up a few bucks and buy you a coffee and donut like old times. I really am sorry, you know man about my problems. Please forgive!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Capt. T
    Apology accepted. What size jacket you wearing these days? I have some old clothes I was going to donate!

  36. Anonymous says:

    34 xshort

  37. Anonymous says:

    tass licker
    Cant we all just getalong?

  38. Anonymous says:

    I took my medicine this afternoon and realized I said all of this shit. I am so sorry.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Feeling much better and now I am going to Jasper’s to have dinner and shake the boys hand and personally apologise! What a fool I have been.

  40. Anonymous says:


  41. Anonymous says:

    Former Cop
    Former Officer Richard Simon, a former KCMO policeman will be turned in for his statements made online in reference to statements from confidential information.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Just a Working Girl
    Hearne why did you take down my comment about how mean Dr. Mirable is? Why are you protecting these guys? They are big boys they can handle it. They deserve whatever they get. Obviously the public hates them. Sounds like the majority is winning. Leave the comments. Do them a favor and let them see what people think of them.

  43. Anonymous says:

    What’s up
    What’s up Hearne? You have taken down about 20 comments on this article. I don’t like this site anymore. You take down half the blogs. Leave them up. You like these chumps or what?

  44. Anonymous says:

    Lawmans mother sucks donkey dicks and drinks elephant cum I seen it man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Anonymous says:

    Jasper’s sucks. I have eaten there twice this year. It has gone totally downhill. I will spend money elsewhere. Thank you.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Anna, nice talk for a lady! Do you suck?

  47. Anonymous says:

    working man
    I saw working girl working on Indepence Ave..

  48. Anonymous says:

    Hey working girl which corner do you work and how much?

  49. Anonymous says:

    Seriously, why don’t you all grow up! This is stupid and all hate. Let’s stop it here please.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Suzie Q
    The times that we live in we as ADULTS we know how
    difficult it is to raise children and teach them
    respect for others. How possibly can they learn anything when we have adults talking SLANDEROUSLY
    about other adults. What kind of example are you sending. GROW UP. We are not in grade school. It only show your own insecurities. I personally know the MIRABILE family and they have been NOTHING BUT, gracious to me. How dare you talk so negative about things you may personally have no KNOWLEDGE about.

  51. Anonymous says:

    you are right SuzieQ, the negative comments are ridiculous and ruin a forum such as this. If people have bad things to say they should approach those people one on one instead of hiding behind a fake name. Let’s all grow up and enjoy this column so it is not taken down! I have seen them do the same thing to Craig Glazer, another successful Kansas Citian who so many seem jealous of his fortunes!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Former Cop is the cop

  53. Anonymous says:

    If he really is a top ranking police officer, his email address should be checked for acting so childish. I for one will contact the department. He must have serious issues and should grow up and not hide behind his badge. What a pitiful person!

  54. Anonymous says:

    Wow! RealLawman You have issues. Leave the Mirabile’s alone and go fight crime. What a piece of shit. Hearne, you should take this shit down too. Now you are bringing in their mother. I am calling the KCMO Police on Officer Simon NOW!

  55. Anonymous says:

    Tom MU Fan
    I am ashamed that an officer in The KCMO Police department is doing this. I this the kind of people our taxes are going to? And we wonder why our schools are failing and our crime is up.

  56. Anonymous says:

    Tom MU Fan
    Guaranteed RealLawman was abused as a child. I will bet money on it.

  57. Anonymous says:

    You still can’t get over the fact you got the shit knocked out of you can you I WAS THERE

  58. Anonymous says:

    Peter Putz
    I think the Kansas City Star is getting to be thinner and thinner each month. You can get the same news online that they print… No wonder they are losing money.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Peter Putz
    I think the STAR is getting thinner each week.. No wonder they are having trouble..

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  61. BlakePeter says:

    the jaspers are known to beatup old people in their restaurant. they’re not mafia; they’re just thugs. if you don’t believe it, do some digging in the kansas city police reports. It’s happened quite a few times. not a great place to dine.

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