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Monday, January 21, 2008

Grinder's - Kansas City, MO

On a snowy December Saturday afternoon, Dan and I were in the Crossroads and we were looking for a place to eat. We had driven past Grinder's many times, but had never stopped in. Our friend, Lisa, had recommended it before, so we thought we try it out. The snowy weather did not seem to affect the business, because they were pretty busy.

We took a table in the back and were promptly greeted by our waitress. We ordered beers and pondered the menu. They have a large variety to chose from including salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and wings. Dan ordered the Meatball Grinder($6.00) and a side of Tater Tots($.95). The grinder was excellent, with very good meatballs that were covered in a red sauce and cheese and then baked. The order of tots was big enough for two and they were also good. I ordered a half South Philly Cheese-Steak($4.99) with turkey instead of beef and had both provolone and Cheese Whiz on it. The sandwich was really good. The grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms were cooked perfectly. I ordered the 1/2 Ass Fries($1.25) with my sandwich, but really did not need them because there were so many tots.

I would defiantly go back and try some of their other items. The service was good and so was the food. The decor is a little bit on the thrift shop/garage sale end, but it adds to the atmosphere. They have a large outdoor sculpture park that is used for weddings, concerts and the like. The also have daily specials that seem worth checking out. They bare located at 417 E. 18th Street KCMO 64108 816-472-5454.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I believe that they were just featured in Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives this week. It looked like a really neat place!

Michael Tosatto said...

I'm sorry that I missed it, I will check the schedule and see when it's on again. That's great publicity for them!

Emmett said...

Sarah was correct they were on Diners,Drive-ins and Dives we saw the episode on Fri.Feb 1st.The show did grinders very good justice and Guy(the host)did not seem fake and looked like he really enjoyed the place.I say HOORAY for K.C.

Joe from Arkansas said...

Michael, Just found your blog while searching for info on Grinders. Looks like some good recipes for me to try. I am heading to KC next week for work and am going to try to make it to Grinders. I saw them on the Food Network just like everyone else and it seems like a good spot to eat.

Naomi said...

I regularly eat at Grinders - I would say everything on the menu is going to make your taste buds do the lambada, but one of their best is their Philly cheese steak sandwich.