Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Remember Kansas City Smacks???

Throwback for Tuesday as public TV offers a lunch time serving of Kansas City foodie nostalgia in this missive:

Whatever Happened to Smaks?

The elephant on Johnson Drive stopped traffic. "My dad [Bill Fielder] had met a zookeeper and he asked him to bring over an elephant for the opening of Smaks," Wes Fielder said. "You'd watch the cars out front and people would slam on their brakes to try to figure out what was going on."

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Article fails to mention the Wornall Road location, basically across the street from the old Hen House location a few blocks north of 85th st. I think it's a Taco Bell now.
I made minimum wage there, cooking burgers. About $1.45 per hour.
I remember showing my mom my first paycheck and she looks at it and says, "Never trust anybody with four "L's" in their last name."

Anonymous said...

I loved eating a Smaks and Allen's Drive-In. The food was tasty and fairly inexpensive for the time. My favorite was the BBQ burger from Smaks. Allen's was the place to go in old Northeast. I really miss both places.

Gray Back said...

Got the best piece of ass from a gal who worked for Smacks Did love Allens chocolate malts and fries.
No nigs allowed either. Really safe place in Northeast @ Van Brunt and Independence Ave

Anonymous said...

^^^^Yea but you failed to mention that that"ass" was from a tranny, so there's that. Gay-back loves him some trannyy dick!

Anonymous said...

Smack dab in the middle
Of the mustard and the pickle
Is the ranch-fresh meat from Smak's!

Anonymous said...

And that was the last piece of ass you ever got, you ignorant piece of trash. The loss of teeth over the years is kind of a turn off for the ladies.

Anonymous said...

Kinda be like your meth mouth mutha fucker old ladies. Dat gray back is one long dick mutha fucka. No be fuckn wit gray back. Fuckn niggers an snow flakes done no shit.
Seen dat fuckr in acton. Mean mofuckr.
Moss likly he fuckd yo mothas up them ass.

Gray Back said...

Weren't no tranny's back in the day. Queers and niggers new their places. Queers stayed in the closet and niggers washed cars.
when did you come out 2:19?

Anonymous said...

Smak's at 29th & State Ave., KCK, was a busy spot for eats as much as a weekend teen scene (before my teens in late 60s, then through the 70s, and before according to parents tales). Peters Drive-In, a local Dotte family owned burger, etc. spot, a few blocks west on State Ave., was even more popular. Peters got so crowded with "cruiser cars" on Friday game nights trying to loop through the lot that a motorcycle popos directed traffic (no left turns while crowded) to keep State from backing up in front of the fire station at the edge of Kensington Park. In the mid 70s if a car tried circling through without parking to order food or drinks while there were empty stalls, the a popo would give an eat or leave command.

Super Dave said...

The Hickory Smak and the Smak A Roo along with awesome onion rings were some of the best eating back in the day.

Anonymous said...


Smaks, I miss those days. Don't forget Sydney's, I think of Sydney's often too.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't even be bothered to spell it correctly in the headline. Sad!!!

Anonymous said...

The first girl I ever fucked was a waitress on Johnson Drive. I would pick her up, ram her with my Johnson and take her home every night after work.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember what the food tasted like but I sure remember what her pussy tasted like.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it tasted like the bosses sausage with special sauce.