I should just change the name of my blog to Eating Out in Kansas City. Since my week long birthday celebration, I can't seem to get back into the kitchen. We were out last night trying to pick out tile for our new bathroom and at a loss for where to eat. The Northland is slowly getting new restaurants, but they all seem to be going north of Barry Road and we wanted to stay close to home. Of coarse we have exhausted all of the places that are worth eating at and we can't eat Italian every night can we? Steak sounded good to me, but we did not want to go all the way to Zona Rosa to eat. That was when we remembered The Journey at the Argosy Casino. We had eaten there before and had a good experience, so we headed on over thereto dine only, no gambling. I did not want to push my luck since I hit 777 on 07/07/07 playing on a dollar machine without realizing it.
The Journey has a small menu, which is not bad if you have just been overwhelmed with tile choices. I ordered the Rib-eye ($29), which includes a choice of salad, vegetable and potato. I went with the garden salad, asparagus and baked potato. My meal was perfect and very satisfying. Dan had the Salmon ($19) and all the same sides as me. His salmon was one of the best I have eaten out! It was perfectly cooked and the flavor was nice and smoky, not fishy at all. We each had a glass of wine and were glad that their wines by the glass were all only $5.50. It is getting harder and harder to order wine at a restaurant, with all the $8 to $10 prices. I had a very nice Farnese Montepulciano and Dan had a very good Riff Pinot. Our server Mark was very good and attentive, which also seems to be getting scarcer. We will definitely go back. They are located at The Argosy Casino 777 Argosy Parkway Riverside MO. 816-746-3100