Around the BLOCK

Succotash

I’ve always been a fan of Succotash, but more so since Beth Barden moved the operation to 26th and Holmes a couple of years ago. It still has the funkiness of the original River Market location, but service is better and it’s more spacious. With a larger kitchen, the offerings have expanded to include so […]

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Nica’s 320

Nica’s 320 recently took over the old Shiraz space on Southwest Boulevard. The original Nica’s Cafe was out south before its owners negotiated for a bigger space in the Crossroads. Loaded with the same charm and a courtyard as Shiraz, Nica’s 320 looks like it’s been around forever. The menu is quite unique. Diners devise […]

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Genessee Royale Bistro

Todd Schulte has wasted little time making his newly opened Genessee Royale Bistro in the West Bottoms a destination spot. Schulte started as the Happy Soupeater, delivering hearty and tasty soups around the metro before opening Happy Gillis Cafe in Columbus Park. Like Happy Gillis, Genessee Royale Bistro is open for breakfast and lunch only, […]

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Cafe Tempo at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Webster House’s loss is Cafe Tempo‘s gain. Tim Johnson, former chef of Sebree and Crestwood Galleries and Webster House, is now running the kitchen in the Nerman cafe, which sits on the Johnson County Community College campus. Though not the menu is not as high brow or upscale, Johnson continues to emphasize quality and freshness […]

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Breakfast spots in Santa Fe, Part 2

Breakfast is  not usually my favorite meal of the day, but that indifference disappears when I am in Santa Fe where the red and green chile sauces cast a magical spin on traditional breakfast fare. In the past I always put Cafe Pasqual at the top of my list for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but […]

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Jerry’s Woodswether Cafe

Jerry’s Woodswether Cafe is a longstanding diner in the West Bottoms. If you don’t know where you are going, you could easily drive right by–look for a huge mural on the side of the building, the only identifying mark to direct you. This is not the place for a trendy experience, and you probably won’t […]

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Succotash

I loved the outdoor patio at the old Succotash in River Market, and I enjoyed the food, but I thought the interior of the restaurant left much to be desired. So I was delighted to walk in the door of Succotash‘s new location at 26th and Holmes, and feast on an open, uncluttered, and cheerful […]

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Waffle Time

Looking for a quick but special breakfast over the holidays? If you have a waffle iron, waffles are very easy to make. Dress them with fresh fruit and you’ll have a dazzling presentation. I like recipes that use buttermilk–the batter will be light and fluffy, as will the final product. Or how about scrambled eggs […]

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Succotash is Moving

You never want to go to a restaurant four days before it closes. But that was the situation I found myself in several days ago, when I suggested to a friend that we go to Succotash in River Market.  As we walked in, there were boxes everywhere and the casualness that usually reigns here seemed […]

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Breakfast in Santa Fe–Yum!

Breakfast is the main attraction for locals and tourists alike. And, if not invented in Santa Fe, this is certainly where the breakfast burrito was perfected. Normally stuffed with scrambled eggs, it often also includes potatoes, bacon or chorizo, and beans. Smothered with cheese and either green or red chile (If you want both, order […]

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