Fasten your chinstaps, KC Confidential is about to unleash a new Food Dude…
His name is Reid Jolly and for what it’s worth, the 30-something, Shawnee Mission Northwest grad’s high school mascot was a Cougar. Fittingly, Jolly comes equipped with a penchant for both Italian food and adult movie star sex.
"Uh, I’m alright with it," he says. "The more women in it the better."
As a single dude, Jolly’s mostly blogged about the good, bad and ugly of getting restaurant food to go. Something former Star restaurant critic Tim Finn almost got fired for several years back. Unlike Finn however, Jolly was up front about styrofoaming it with his readers.
Jolly’s best "to go" experience here ever: "The Elephant Bar," he says. "I love their calamari and there to go service is really good."
His worst: "Oh, Blue Koi was really weird. I had a couple bad experiences there."
For KC Confidential Jolly’s game plan is threefold.
He’ll continue to do "to go" food, complement that with in-restaurant dining and kick out news odds and ends that we’ll call Entree News.
Tidbits like that Robert and Molly Krause of Lawrence are killing off Esquina in two days and reopening with a "Mediterranean inspired menu" February 19th. Or that Justus Drugstore is hot to cash in on its many Kansas City Star blowjobs and open a joint here in KC. Or that Starker’s chef/owner John McClure‘s brother is running the show until the family decides what to do with the upscale Plaza eatery in the wake of McClure’s suicide last fall.
There’s always something going down and not a lot of writers are willing to tell it like it is and suffer the consequences.
In the meantime, KC Confidential will spend the next several days parsing out samples pf Jolly’s greatest hits let’s call them. From his career as a fledgling blogger dude, dining on the run and letting the chips fall where they may, including his car seats.
Starting right now!