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Cau Cau De Mariscis at Antojitos Del Peru
Saturday - April 1, 2017: We revisited the ABC Café in Overland Park, Kansas this evening to update its review in the Overland Park Restaurant guide. Although every table was occupied, a couple left just after we arrived and we were seated shortly. That was good, as there is really no space to wait for a table to open inside the restaurant.

The first thing we learned was that the restaurant is now closed two days a week (Tuesday & Wednesday). In the past, it was closed only on Tuesday. There have also been several small changes in the menu and prices have also gone up. Unfortunately, our photos of the new menu did not come out well enough to use for our update. I guess I will just have to eat there again:-)

We sampled the Stuffed Egg Plant, Beef Short Rib with Black Pepper, Seven Flavor Mushroom, Chicken Dumplings and Shrimp Fried Won ton. The check came to only $23.65 with tax.

 

ABC Cafe - Overland Park, Kansas ABC Café
 
Sunday - April 2, 2017: At lunch time, we drove to Paola, Kansas to check out the new location of Beethoven's #9 The Restaurant, which recently moved. The new location is slighty larger, but the building is less interesting and parking may be an issue.

Updated our page devoted to the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson and Wagner's Classic Cars in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

 

Monday - April 3, 2017: At lunch, I revisited Bonito Michoacan (meat market, produce & bakery) in Olathe. I went here several times when it was new and while I enjoyed the food a lot, it was hard ordering and communicating at the counter, so i never received a listing in the Olathe Restaurant Guide. I have decided to visit it several times this month and do the research which will allow us to provide a page which will help other non Spanish speaking customers to enjoy this authentic, simple Mexican food. Today I had two types of tacos - asada (spicy beef) and lengua (tongue). Both were good, but I think the lengua is a bit better in flavor and texture. I need to return on Tuesday or Friday when there is a much larger selection of tacos and they are only $1/each instead of the $1.49 and $2.99 they were today.

 

Bonito Michoacan - Olathe, Kansas Hot food counter
Tuesday - April 4, 2017: We just learned that Brant's Meat Market in Lucas, Kansas has been closed for several weeks, because Doug Brant had shoulder surgery. You may remember that this neat little place was closed two years ago when Doug's other shoulder was worked on. They expect to reopen at the beginning of May.

 

Friday - April 7, 2017: Mary joined us in paying a second visit to Antojitos Del Peru Peruvian restaurant in Lenexa, Kansas. We had a seafood stew, steak and two appetizers - fired yucca and papa rellena. THe papa rellena is only available on weekends and is described at mashed potatoes filled with sautéed ground beef, hard-boiled egg, olives and raisins, rolled in seasoned potato flour and deep fried - served with creole sauce. Unfortunately it was almost all mashed potato, with one olive, a tiny bit of meat & egg, and no raisins or creole sauce. Much as I like the idea of this restaurant, the dishes we have sampled in our two visits have been bland and not nearly as appealing as they sound and look on the menu.

The "Cau Cau De Mariscis" pictured at the right is fresh mixed seafood and potato stew that looked and sounded good, but had little flavor. I really wanted to like this dish, but it did little for me.
  
  

Cau Cau De Mariscis at Antojitos Del Peru Cau Cau De Mariscis
 
Saturday - April 8, 2017: We picked up brats and sausages from the outdoor grill at Werner's Fine Sausages in Mission, Kansas. It open for a few hours on Saturday. The family deli and meat market has been open since 1973. The market offers a variety of German and Scandinavian style, or imported grocery products. The sausages were good as always.

 

Werner's Fine Sausages - Mission, Kansas Werner's Fine Sausages
 
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