Thursday, June 30, 2016

Downtown Toy Train Streetcar Traffic Still Chokes Kansas City Crossroads Foodie Biz

This promo blog offers one interesting revelation amid the sponsored hype that might not be great for biz . . . Traffic inside the loop is so hard to navigate that the big money dinner crowd must now fork over more cash to bypass it. Taste the pain from the successor to The Pitch . . . "Michael Smith cooked up another reason to stop by. The restaurant and Extra Virgin now offer $5 valet service Friday and Saturday nights for those who want to avoid the hassle of parking in the Crossroads . . ."

You decide: Michael Smith Celebrates 9 Years, Adds Valet Service - ThisIsKC

8 Comments:

chuck said...

So I am doing some work for Michael Smith a while back at 119th out in JoCo many years ago. He says, "Chuck, you want some lunch?" It's Michael Smith, if Blake Lively asks you to hop in the sack, you drop your linen and get to grinning. I say, "Sure."

He brings me Rabbit Pot Pie. I hate Pot Pie and think that when he leaves I will put it in the trash. However, I am way the fuck past puckish, venture over to the table, smell it from a distance, then try a small bite. HOLY SHIT!!!! The man is a magician! He has made some deal with the devil. GAWD it was so, so, so good.

He the best chef in KC. A Culinary Captain OF Industry in a very tough business. Highly recommended.

chuck said...

oops

"Peckish"

Anonymous said...

Is there a Burger King in the area?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, there's a Burger King in the P&L next to Chipotle. Also, the quote from TKC from the ThisIsKC article was not complete: "Beyond the anniversary dinner, Michael Smith cooked up another reason to stop by. The restaurant and Extra Virgin now offer $5 valet service Friday and Saturday nights for those who want to avoid the hassle of parking in the Crossroads—and the KC Streetcar stops next to the restaurant for those who don’t want to drive at all."

There's no mention of the streetcar jacking up Michael Smith's business in the article. The dude also used to have 40 Sardines in Leawood which closed, and it had nothing to do with a streetcar as it was in a strip mall.

Anonymous said...

Fuck your facts! What's next, pics of the thousands of empty parking places all over the Crossroads at every hour of the day and night?

Anonymous said...

that's our Tony, manipulating facts at will to fit his niggerloving narrative

Anonymous said...

Parking in the Crossroads is tough. I think Russ Johnson thought the trolley would solve the parking problem. When that did not work he gave tax breaks to the KC Star so their parking lot could be used by Crossroads visitors. Wondered whatever happened to the scheme??

Anonymous said...

40 Sardines at 120th & Roe had great food and a decent bar. I believe Smith's ex, Debbi Gold, kept it going post divorce, and it was really great then, also. Her huge cookbook display on shelves near the view into the kitchen were impressive. We saw "notable" locals -- old money families and new money athletes changing up from the Plaza and other restaurants.