One of our favorite places to eat is The Mango Room, located downtown at 1111 Main Street. Our friends Dan and Larry turned us on to this restaurant that features Caribbean and Southern Regional Cuisine. The owner is Thelma Oliver, a beautiful and animated woman, who brightens up the place with her brand of hospitality.
On this trip, I started with the Gazpacho, which was a special and a bargain at $2.50 . It was very good , with some spices you normally do not find in this soup and I could not identify. Dan had the Wedge Salad for $6.00, which is a nice wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese and bacon, one of our favorites. I typically order the Fried Chicken($12) and this evening was no exception. You always get a boneless breast , a thigh and a leg and your choice of two sides. I ordered the Coleslaw and Fried Green Bean Bundles, with 10 choices, it's hard to make a choice. Dan ordered the Grilled Salmon ($18) which he always orders. He had the Black Pepper Chedda' Grits and the Fried Green Bean Bundles. The grits are so good and were especially creamy on this visit. They have a great selection of martini's and I ordered the Sagriatini.
The Mango Room is a great place to dine and when the Power and Light District opens, will be very hard to get into. You can go online to www.kcmangoroom.com and check out the full menu. This is a great diversion from all the chain restaurants in Kansas City and definitely worth checking out.