review: where food is the focus…

Jeremy Restaurant Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Jeremy Restaurant (one visit February, 2005) I felt bad. My friend looked haggard and beat from an apparently grueling day of work. But, our reservation had been set for over two weeks, and two other friends were as determined as I to risk a life-threatening dodge-and-weave through high-speed traffic […]

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review: where food is the focus…

Jeremy Restaurant Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Jeremy Restaurant (one visit February, 2005) I felt bad. My friend looked haggard and beat from an apparently grueling day of work. But, our reservation had been set for over two weeks, and two other friends were as determined as I to risk a life-threatening dodge-and-weave through high-speed traffic […]

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review: great potential in the making…

bluestem (two visits may, 2005) Colby and Megan Gerrelts came to Kansas City with outstanding training and credentials. The dynamic duo met in the kitchen of TRU in Chicago. Returning to Colby’s hometown, Kansas City, the Gerrelts garnered more top-notch training in the kitchen of the famed American Restaurant, under Michael Smith and Debbie Gold, […]

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review: great potential in the making…

bluestem (two visits may, 2005) Colby and Megan Gerrelts came to Kansas City with outstanding training and credentials. The dynamic duo met in the kitchen of TRU in Chicago. Returning to Colby’s hometown, Kansas City, the Gerrelts garnered more top-notch training in the kitchen of the famed American Restaurant, under Michael Smith and Debbie Gold, […]

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review: over-priced “truck stop”

Zingerman’s Roadhouse (multiple visits, last in May, 2005) When Ari Weinzweig decided to open the Roadhouse edition of the methodically expanding Zingerman’s “full-flavored” demi-empire in 2003, American “road food” stepped up a notch. At this awkwardly situated corner where Huron Street turns into Jackson Street crossed by Maple-almost-Stadium Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the always-friendly, […]

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review: over-priced “truck stop”

Zingerman’s Roadhouse (multiple visits, last in May, 2005) When Ari Weinzweig decided to open the Roadhouse edition of the methodically expanding Zingerman’s “full-flavored” demi-empire in 2003, American “road food” stepped up a notch. At this awkwardly situated corner where Huron Street turns into Jackson Street crossed by Maple-almost-Stadium Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the always-friendly, […]

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review: southern comfort…

Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel (visited October, 2004) I was in Nashville, Tennessee and had one dinner to “play with.” I did my research, and decided to forgo the whole “blues, country and bbq” scene. Like a true gem, the Capitol Grille is tucked away in a mine – almost. Not to be confused […]

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review: southern comfort…

Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel (visited October, 2004) I was in Nashville, Tennessee and had one dinner to “play with.” I did my research, and decided to forgo the whole “blues, country and bbq” scene. Like a true gem, the Capitol Grille is tucked away in a mine – almost. Not to be confused […]

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review: the confused lyonnaise machiavelli…

Daniel (visited November, 2004) Have you ever felt “man-handled” at a restaurant?From the moment my friend and I walked in, I was overwhelmed by Daniel’s “machismo.” Every nook, cranny and staff member of the restaurant exuded masculinity. This was a restaurant with confidence, and it isn’t afraid to assert it. And well, why should it? […]

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review: the confused lyonnaise machiavelli…

Daniel (visited November, 2004) Have you ever felt “man-handled” at a restaurant?From the moment my friend and I walked in, I was overwhelmed by Daniel’s “machismo.” Every nook, cranny and staff member of the restaurant exuded masculinity. This was a restaurant with confidence, and it isn’t afraid to assert it. And well, why should it? […]

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