Jennifer: Love Bites – Kiki’s Bon Ton, Antoine’s, Mrs. Peters & New World Bistro

How cruel life can be…


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28 Responses to Jennifer: Love Bites – Kiki’s Bon Ton, Antoine’s, Mrs. Peters & New World Bistro

  1. Anonymous says:

    JT Quick
    Copelands in Overland Park, KS

    Neil Smith’s now long gone venture was one of my favorite places to eat in KC. The staff was wonderful. Most remembered returning customers names and would stop by your table to say hi even if they were not waiting on your party. The food was great (thanks Big D) and the 2 Mile High In The Sky Pie was one of the best deserts ever. I miss hanging out there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kellie James
    I miss 1924 Main

  3. Anonymous says:

    Rich Kelleher
    thats easy Old Spaghetti Factory.


  4. Anonymous says:

    The ORIGINAL Venue on Main. BEST restaurant EVER in KC.

  5. Anonymous says:

    A moment of respectful silence for the once glorious Pangea. This utterly fantastic restaurant once graced the 39 th street KU
    area and brought a community the world on a plate.
    Wendy and Martin and their eloquent staff were the talented creators of beautiful flavors and dishes inspired by countries and cultures around the globe. Beer dinners with courses from different countries and a beer selection for each course to match, Valentine’s dinners that melted hearts, the empanadas, banana nutella crepes, and the most sublime coconut cake with mango puree and crowned with candied pineapple, which will always have a place in our hearts. This restaurant gave you the chance to try something new every time you came, and give you a new appreciation for things you never knew you liked 🙂

    We will miss you Pangea.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ann Capps
    Original Italian Gardens on Baltimore. SOOO many family dinners there, lasagna was my favorite. Not only did the DOTTE have Mrs. Peter’s Chicken, they had Peter’s Drive-in…their salad burger was super thin, with shredded lettuce, mayo and a sliver of tomato. Oh, and their Vanilla Cokes, before it was mass produced. The Coyote Grille at Mission Mall had this amazing oven fried catfish with a jalapeno cream sauce, dried cranberries and chopped pistachios. Putch’s Cafeteria on the Plaza, where Houston’s is now, was so fun for a little kid…so many choices.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Matt Helm
    Tony and Virginia….great people.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Bill L
    Sidney’s on the Plaza where the Board of Trade building is now. This goes back.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    What about the original Falloon. They invented Bar Food in Kansas City.

    Kiki’s was awesome. I ate my first ever soft shell crab in there. Jazz just does not measure up.

    Kneese’s market in Fairway was cool.. A trip back into the old grocery world.

    I miss Sutera’s in the Stockyards

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hey Rainbow man, I may have been one of your servers at the old Falloon ;)!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Rick in PV
    There are so many: The Forum cafeteria for cafeteria bounty, the Wishbone and Stephenson’s for fried chicken and fixings, Three Friends and Ruby’s for soul food, Earl’s hamburgers on Linwood, the Wornall Restaurant greasy spoon, Le Rendezvous on the Plaza for quiche …

  12. Anonymous says:

    When I was a kid, the Pizza Inn by KCKCC was the place to go when we had 1/2 days in school! We almost never had pizza, but there I could eat ALL I WANTED at the buffet! It’s a Cirilla’s (Priscilla’s) now.
    Sunset Bowl at 59th and Leavenworth Road, of all places, had amazing burgers. It’s a church now. I’m really curious how they converted a 24-lane bowling alley to a house of worship.

  13. Anonymous says:

    jjskck: “I

  14. Anonymous says:

    You are all giving me a gastronomic boner. Talking about burgers, The old Jupiter store on 6th and Minnesota in KCK had burgers and fries that were THE BOMB. Hymans Bakery down the street from Jupiter had KICK ASS baked goods. Anybody remember Sandy’s from back in the day?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Nice, nice, nice everybody. Great memories! Rick in PV…THE FORUM! I always had the same thing. Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, a biscuit and chocolate milk. Thanks for that memory.

    smartman: props on the Venue call. I really, really, really miss that place. Great location, food, service, ambiance, background music. It was a slice of heaven in KC. I distinctly remember eating there during the fall and winter. The trees out front blowing in the wind would cast moving shadows on the wall. Whether it was by design or not, I’ve never experienced that anywhere else.

  16. Anonymous says:

    How about Griff’s on 7th street? Fantastic

  17. Anonymous says:

    Can’t believe no one has mentioned a place called the Outback Steakhouse on Johnson Drive. What a cool place to get Australian food!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Forgive me, I know most people here hate us Johnson county people for some reason. Anyway, here are the places I miss.

    The Machine Shed – Say what you want, this place had great food, and big portions, what more could someone want. I loved any of their pork dishes.

    KT Fryers – Great fried chicken. I would put it up against Strouds any day.

    Blackeyed Pea – b.d’s mongolian is in this place now across from Oak Park mall.

    Uptown Diner – by Leawood town center. Comfort food.

    Pizzeria Uno – Loved it in Chicago. Glad when they came to town. Sorry to see they didn’t last.

    Torres Pizza on Wornell – Loved the pizza and the staff was great.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I hope I have this right…… The Pumpernickel Pub and Deli in the River Quay. AND White Castle. Ivy’s up North.
    The Cowtown Cafeteria in the Livestock Exchange Building. What a breakfast for a little money! And I forget the name, but the restaurant on Barry Road that looked like a mansion. You could go in there days after the Christmas holidays and still have a bowl of wassail greet you at the door.

  20. Anonymous says:

    the log
    Whatever happened to Kiki Lucente? My wife and I ate there on our honeymoon the same year they opened. We were heartbroken when they closed. Jazz is good but nothing beats Kiki’s homemade sausage. Don’t forget Jennys italian, great lasagne.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Joe’s Barn
    John Francis
    Sam’s Meat Market
    Loved Mrs Peters…Stephensons…
    Old Time Patrico’s on Paseo
    Alameda Coffee Shop
    Gold Buffet

  22. Anonymous says:

    Orphan of the Road
    Morgan’s Steakhouse in Inner City, The Dixie Kitchen on State Line, all of the Bigger Jigger’s and their all-you-can-eat boiled shrimp, Jim & Mary’s Steak House on Main (now Davey’s Uptown). Casa de Taco, I was one of their first customers when they were askew from The Glow Room on 18th & Central (need to go there, RIP Dave)

    What happened between 1973 and 2003 to the salsa in this town? And when did they start frying burritos at the fast food joints?

  23. Anonymous says:

    deb kriske
    Snead’s Barbque, Roy’s and Ray’s Drive Inn on Main north of the Plaza, the original Gilbert-Robinson Plaza III, Jasper’s, Kona Kai, Top of the World, Breton’s or Brennans? Downtown near the Power and Light Bldg, Shankman’s Deli at 72nd and Wornall, Wolferman’s balcony downtown, Top of the Alameda and the Coffee Shop, the burger place in Woolf Brothers lower level (The Subway) on the Plaza………

  24. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    JOCO has lost loves too..

    -40 Sardines was a freaking awesome restaurant. Maybe one of the best ever in JOCO.
    -The Fairway Leona Yarbrough’s was a trip.
    -The White Castle on Metcalf was where I went right after watching Wayne’s World at the Glenwood to absorb the beer we snuck into the movie. I loved that place.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Marcia P.
    Hey…smartman…Rick in PV forwarded your post. Hyman’s Bakery was my grandfather and father. Glad you enjoyed it. I sure miss it too.
    Adding to our foodie losses…
    Sam’s Meat Market (what a salad bar)
    Alameda Plaza Coffee Shop
    Forum Cafeteria with grandparents
    Mama Rosa’s

  26. geri ford says:

    stl not the same
    Met my husbands family during dinner at this restaurant – one of our 1st dates…
    don’t like the family; married the man, miss the food & atmosphere

  27. nbsp says:

    Tempter (sandwich shop downtown), Nichols Lunch, Bali Hai, Joe’s burger joint 63rd & Troost…House of Toy on the Plaza, Myron Green’s cafeteria (Forum competitor), Gold Buffet (saw Red Skelton there), King’s Drive-In on Metcalf, Balestrere’s. Anyone else find themselves thinking about prom dates? My brother snuck out and rode his bike to Kuku’s hamburger place on Troost on Thanksgiving because he hated turkey. Hard to believe they were open.

  28. Frank says:

    Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band
    Hey, all. I started a Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band Yahoo Group years ago.

    We’ve been collecting the Bon Ton albums and sharing them. Feel free to join us. We’d love to keep their music alive and need your help doing so! The group is still active…

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