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Wednesday - September 22, 2022: We had lunch at Meat Mitch Barbecue at Ranchmart in Leawood, Kansas. The BBQ restaurant open in February of this year after several years in the making. We had one meal here shortly after it opened. We liked the meats at that time, but were less impressed with the sides. 

The only change which we noticed was that sine in customers are now seated and receive regular service rather than the counter service in February.

We had a short end of ribs, smash burger, fries and onion rings. I was impressed with the Royal Double hamburger, which two patties on american cheese, pickles, grilled onion, smash sauce on a Martin's potato bun. It was an excellent tasting burger, possibly worthy of our Kansas Best Burgers list. The flattened burgers were just the right size, but seemed a little small for $12 with no sides or pickle. 

There was no mustard on the table, so I used the Yellow Brick Road, a Carolina style mustard BBQ sauce, which worked pretty well.

The French fries and onion rings were both cold when served. The onion rings were good enough to still be pretty good. The fries are seasoned, reminiscent of the fries Joe's KC. They didn't stand up as well cold.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 

Royal Double hamburer - Meat Mitch BBQ Royal Double

 
Thursday - September 22, 2022: I returned to Gate's BBQ in Leawood, Kansas for the first time since last October. They are still doing some Covid precautions and after ordering at the counter, you are not allowed to get your own drink or sauce. 

Unlike most Kansas City area BBQ restaurants, short ends of pork ribs are less expensive than long (only a dollar difference). The ribs were a little tougher and less flavorful than I prefer, but still good. The thick fries were quite good for previously frozen.
 
 

Short end and fries - Gate's BBQ Short end and fries

Tuesday - September 27, 2022: I paid another visit to Meat Mitch Barbecue in Leawood to try the Double Royal smash burger again. It didn't grab me quite as much as last week, but it is still quite good. I used the Yellow Brick Road mustard BBQ sauce again, but think that was a mistake. I will request mustard the next time.

 

  
Wednesday - September 28, 2022: I had lunch at Go Chicken Go in Olathe, Kansas, which is one of my favorite places for chicken gizzards. It had been over 2 and a half years since I was last inside this restaurant and I was a little surprised at how clean and fresh it looked.

 

Go Chicken Go - Olathe, Kansas
Friday - September 30, 2022: We had supper at Mariscos KC in Olathe, Kansas. It opened in the former Smokin' Joe's BBQ location in November of last year. When I went there shortly after they opened, you had to have a smart phone with QR code reader to access the menu, but menus are now on the tables.

Salsa music videos were playing on many screens, which was fun. but made it hard to have a conversation.

We had the $15 shrimp fries (fried shrimp on a bed of French fries and topped with a spicy mayonnaise) and the $28 shrimp seafood tower. We enjoyed the shrimp more than the fries, most of which we left on the plate.

The seafood tower was a shrimp, scallop, surimi, ceviche, octopus tower with 4 large shell on shrimp in the side. It came with the choice of red sauce, green sauce, of habanero mango sauce. I went with the mango, and it took only a dab to add flavor and heat to a bite. Very nice!

 

Mariscos KC - Olathe, Kansas Mariscos KC

shrimp fries and shrimp seafood tower shrimp fries & shrimp seafood tower

 
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