Spring time in the city! A winter round up of restaurants.

Lets try this again.  I started this post a couple of months ago one day before class and its as far as it got then.  Let me sum it up for you…good weather, went back to school (business classes so I can become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager),  not a lot of time for crafts and such.  There!  You’re caught up! 🙂

Summer has been much of the same.  I am not taking classes this summer as they are all online only and me and strictly online classes aren’t a thing that work!  Work has been busy and good as is life.

Dad and I have went to lunch most weeks over the winter.  I know I have posted a couple of things but left out a lot.  I will try to catch up with the other places we have tried in between.


This one was my pick.  I had heard about it from a friend on Facebook and I am always down to try a new chicken place.  It was a new building and was very clean and spiffy looking.  They had a pretty varied menu, but all were chicken options.  They had fried tenders, wings, salads and some sandwiches.  They also had some shakes and other desserty options although we didn’t explore those at all this time.

Dad and I both went with a chicken tenders platter.  It came with your choice on number of tenders, fries, coleslaw, a piece of texas toast and a drink for a fairly reasonable price.

I thought everything was pretty good.  There was a good flavoring to the breading on the chicken but not overpowering.  A decent fast food chicken meal option.

Sorellas Deli

This was a Dad pick!  Sorellas is a little deli right off the square in Liberty.  The first thing that hit me when we walked in was that the place smelled delicious!

They had your usual fare of sandwiches made to order, soups, salad and mouthwatering looking desserts.

I went with a soup and sandwich combo choosing their homemade minestrone soup a mufaletta sandwich.  It also came with a pickle spear and a bag of chips.  Dad got a house salad and half of a sandwich.  When we were ordering, there was a pedestal with these amazing looking “Amaretto Brownies” on them just looking all sultry and amazing under that glass dome.  They were calling my name.  I ordered one.  What was I supposed to do?  Just leave it there?  You’re a monster if your answer was yes.  Dad also got a cupcake, but my brownie was better. 🙂

I will definitely go back to Sorellas!

Salvatore’s Restaurant

This gem was a pick of mine (I think).  It is in Independence on 40 Hwy in its own building.  Its been there a while and I can see why after visiting.

We were greeted and seated and met our waiter.  He was engaging and fun which is always nice.

We ordered an appetizer to start that day and chose the Melanzane Fritti which is basically fried eggplant with marinara and cheese.  It was very good!  Eggplant can be tricky to cook (I think so, anyway) and this was done really well.  They also bring bread and butter to the table for you to enjoy.  You can also order the olive oil and spices service for extra.

I got Chicken Spedini Samantha.  It was cooked perfectly and served with Fettuccine Alfredo and artichoke hearts.  Yummy.

Dad got the Beef Spedini (the special that day) and it came with a side of Fettuccine Alfredo as well.


We both enjoyed our meals and I have actually been back a couple of times with Josh for dinner.  It’s good.

Franks Italian Restaurant

Franks sits along Main Street in downtown Parkville, Missouri.  It is a small and unassuming place.  Mom, Dad and I went on a lovely Thursday afternoon.  We started with the fried ravioli with sugo sauce appetizer.  I got the lunch chicken alfredo, dad got the lasagna roll and mom got the Italian Steak Sandwich with fries.  We also had bread pudding for dessert, one shared between the three of us.

All the meals were good and at a decent price.  I need to remember this place when we are looking for lunch options at work!

Picklemans Deli and Doughnut Lounge

We went to the Picklemans location in Westport and had an OK lunch.  If i’m being completly honest, I don’t remember much about it.  It’s a sandwich shop and wasn’t bad.

After we had lunch we needed some sweet reward that day so walked around the corner to Doughnut Lounge and got what else besides a couple of donuts!  Smores for me and something with pretzels on the top for dad.  They were both delicious!


Rheinland serves authentic German food on the square in Independence MO.  This was a dad pick and he has been there several times (and swears I have been there too – but too long ago for me to remember!) and he decided that I needed to try it out to remember this time.  I agreed.  One of our favorite dishes is Sauerbrauten.  Sadly they didn’t serve it at lunch time, which is understandable given the time it takes to prepare.

We started with an appetizer of Käsespätzle (cheese spätzle).  That was a dish of cheesy, oniony goodness!


I ordered the Reuben with hot potato salad and dad went for the beef stroganoff.  Both meals were great and we had to finish up with dessert!  It was a boozy, chocolately, ice creamy thing.  Yum!

Granite City

Granite City was an adventure Mom joined us on too.  It was decent food and I had eaten there a couple of times.  Never a bad meal, just nothing to write home about in my book!


Cascones is a Northland Kansas City staple.  Many pre-dance dinners have been had there as well as celebrations of all sorts.  Its much more subdued there at lunchtime but a solid choice.

In interest of full disclosure I don’t remember everything we ordered but I know dad got a parmigiana (maybe veal?) and I got the lasagna.  I do remember by lasagna being AMAZING.  I’m usually pretty picky when it comes to my lasagna, preferring mine (my mom’s recipe) to others but this one was great!  Who wants to go to Cascones for some lasagna with me?!?

I think that wraps it up for now.  Check back soon for some more!  I promise it won’t be months this time!



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