Friday Food Critics–4/23/2010
In honor of this fabulous April weather, the KCUR Food Critics dished today about their go-to outdoor dining spots . I am out of town and wasn’t on the show, but wanted to share my list. Eating outdoors is one of my favorite pastimes.
Classic Cup Cafe–a classic Plaza hangout.
North–the couches and strategically located plants make you forget you’re next to a parking lot.
Spin on Main St.–cozy for people watching and to enjoy the sunshine with your pizza.
Baja 600--no better spot to enjoy a cold one with some guacamole and chips.
Extra Virgin–a taste of New York City in the heart of KC.
Pizza Bella–the entire front of the restaurant opens onto the patio. My favorite pizza in an awesome setting.
Julian–Brookside is the quintessential neighborhood, and this fits it to a T.
Trezo Vino–a hot spot next to RA Sushi. This is an upscale setting with comfortable couches, chairs and umbrellas.
Grand Street Cafe–just off the Plaza, this hidden patio is the ideal place for an intimate rendezvous.
Trezo Mare–on a clear day this patio has a pretty view of downtown Kansas City from Briarcliff.
Power and Light District–most restaurants and bars here have a good outdoor space, especially Gordon Biersh, Chipotle, the Mixx and Chef Burger.