Weird Restaurant Stories 11/6

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This week I ran across an article of particular relevance to this series.  Most of the regular readers know that each week I give an award to the restaurant hero of the week named after Chef Jonathan Justus.  I guess the bad review he received on yelp did not hurt him too much.  His restaurant was recently named the best restaurant in Kansas City by the new Zagat survey.  Congratulations to Justus Drugstore.  What makes it noteworthy in this series is that the byline on the story is the namesake of the restaurant jerk award, Charles Ferruzza.  Worlds are colliding.  With that lets turn to the real news stories of the week.

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Weird Restaurant Stories 10/30

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Welcome to a very spooky Halloween installment of weird restaurant stories.  How was that for a cliché introduction?  I am going to attempt to avoid clichés in this post.  That means no reporting of haunted restaurants or robber wearing Halloween masks.  To avoid the clichés even further this will be the first ever violence free version of weird restaurant stories.  Which allows me to say, “no restaurant employees were harmed during the writing of these stories.”

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A Tale of Three Burgers

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“It was the best of burgers, it was the worst of burgers, it was the burger of value, it was the burger of expense, it was the burger of service, it was the burger of incredulity, it was the burger of quality, it was the burger of waste, it was the burger of hope, it was the burger of despair, we had condiments before us, we had ketchup packets before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way–in short, the burger was so far like the present meal, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being eaten, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

I am almost certain that I eat more burgers than the average person.  I am certain that I eat more burgers than I should.  Health concerns aside, I find a great deal of variety in the burger realm.  Burgers are hip again and boutique burger joints seem to be popping up all around me.  A burger war has broken out in Kansas City and I live right in the middle.  The two finest burger places in town (and probably the world) happen to be blocks away from my home.  Even when I have decided on having a burger, there are distinct reasons for choosing between burger joints based on quality, service, and value.

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