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Places to eat in Kansas City: Eggtc.

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Found another great breakfast place in KC! It’s been there for several years, but we only discovered it recently.

Just a few blocks south of the Plaza on Main Street, Eggtc. is next door to Minsky’s Pizza (same owners). On weekend mornings, expect a wait. And expect good food!

As is so often the case, I ordered an Eggs Benedict (on whole wheat toast, to make it a smidge healthier).

Tender, juicy, flavorful ham; not too thick, not too thin. The egg perfectly done. Nice job!

They offer nine different kinds of omelettes, plus a “build your own” option. With eight kinds of meat, seven kinds of cheeses, 16 different vegetable choices, and a partridge in a pear tree… (sorry!) …you ought to be able to find or create something that suits your fancy. My friend ordered an omelette off the menu: Apple and Goat Cheese omelette, with walnuts and onion chutney. Not my cup of tea, but she enjoyed every bite.

I didn’t snap a pic of her husband’s plate, but he ordered the “Salubrious” omelette — isn’t that a great name? It’s not often a menu item has you pulling out your smart phone to look something up on dictonary.com! (Salubrious means “conducive or favourable to health; wholesome”.) It contains Monterey Jack and Swiss cheeses, asparagus, black olives, mushrooms and red onions, topped off with red onion chutney.

They also serve frittatas, crepes, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pizza, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, french toast… you’d be hard-pressed to find a breakfast favorite that’s not offered here.

There were eight of us at the table; I don’t remember what everyone ordered, but I do know there were no empty plates at the end! It’s a wee bit loud, but the service was prompt and friendly.

Definitely recommended!

Eggtc. website

Eggtc. on Urbanspoon

Places to eat in Kansas City: Seasons 52 on The Plaza

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Seasons 52 is a high-end restaurant chain that just opened a location in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza last year. As the company website says, they feature a “seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list.” As our server explained it, the whole menu changes seasonally, then there are a number of features which change week to week.

The decor feels sort of like a nice hotel lobby. Elegant, pleasant, but lacking soul.

Our server was perfect. Friendly and sincere; knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy.

My daughter and I split the Tiger Shrimp Penne Pasta with “market vegetables in a lemon-basil sauce with Parmesan cheese,” to quote the menu. The shrimp was nicely done and the vegetables were perfect, but I couldn’t taste lemon or basil in the sauce. In a cheaper restaurant, the dish would be perfectly acceptable, but given the location, the ambience and the prices, I expected to be wowed. I wasn’t.

My husband ordered the Blackened Fish Tacos. They were beautifully presented, but as you can see, none too generous with the fish. His take on the flavor was similar to mine regarding my pasta.

On to dessert! (I don’t know who first came up with the idea of serving tiny desserts in restaurants, but it is genius!) I ordered Lemon Pound Cake, and it was finally the calibre I was expecting: a perfect balance of sweet and sour. My daughter ordered Mango Cheesecake, which she said was good but lacking much mango flavor. My husband ordered the Pecan Pie with Vanilla Mousse, and it was so sweet he didn’t want to finish it.

I always hate to give bad reviews, probably due to that mantra driven into us all in childhood: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.” But unless someone else is picking up the ticket, I won’t be back. It’s not horrible; really, it’s not! It’s just not much above good.  🙁

Seasons 52 website
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week

Seasons 52 on Urbanspoon

You might also like these places to eat in KC:
El Patron
Beer Kitchen in Westport