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Monday, August 6, 2007

Blue Bird Bistro

On Thursday evening, Dan and I went to Blue Bird Bistro for dinner. We usually enjoy eating there, but sometimes the service can be hit or miss. The restaurant features organic, all natural, sustainable and local food and produce. They have lots of vegan and vegetarian items to chose from and serve a great bison burger.
Thursday night was one of the not so great experiences. The service was slow and Dan had some bad food experiences. We started out with the Hummus ($5.00) which is always good. Then Dan had the small Blue Bird salad, which he typically enjoys, but this night the lettuce was way too chewy and pretty much inedible. I had the Vegan Mushroom Soup($3.75) and it was incredible, lots of mushrooms and carrots in a thick creamy flavorful base. For dinner Dan had the Salmon($26), which came with rice and spring rolls. The spring rolls were just awful and the sauce that went with them was equally bad. The salmon, however was very good and cooked to perfection. I had the Stuffed Tomato($13) and it was very good. A nice big yellow heirloom tomato stuffed with their quinoa in a nice citrus dressing. We both had a couple of glasses of Yalumba Viognier ($6) that were just the ticket with our meal, nice light with a floral fruity taste.
I really do like this restaurant and would eat there more often, if the service was more consistant. We waited quite awhile for our food and on a weeknight you don't always have almost 2 hours to waste in a restaurant. They are located at 1700 Summit, Kansas City MO 816-221-7559.

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