Re: Meals you missed in 2018
The first one that comes to mind is the most recent, occurring just days ago. We're on our annual Holiday visit to Kansas City/St. Joseph, MO, spending time with friends and relatives while hitting as many of our favorite local Roadfood spots as possible. While in St. Jo, we got word that longtime Fried Chicken institution, Galvin's, lesser known than Stroud's, but equally respected, was closing forever, just days from now.
It seemed like the perfect opportunity since we were right there and in need of a late lunch. So we packed the Mother-In-Law into the Camry and headed over to Galvin's north side location. The "OPEN" sign was flashing and the doors were unlocked, so we walked in with our taste buds firmly set on Fried Chicken. As it turned out, Galvin's closes between lunch and dinner, and we'd missed our window by about five minutes. It would be another two hours before they reopened.
We left in a disappointed funk, but headed over to another local landmark, The Frederick Inn. I abandoned my dreams of Fried Chicken for a Spinach Salad (relax, there was bacon involved). Actually that was my original plan until we got the news about Galvin's, so not a total loss.
We've been batting about .750 on the rest of the trip. Some mediocre 'Que, some damn fine 'Que, a disappointing BPT, a delicious Reuben served on Dutch Crunch Bread, excellent Vietnamese, and our favorite KC Mexican place for Jewish Christmas Eve (breaking a 20 year run of Chinese, Thai, and Indian food). Our average is set to drop a little tomorrow with a forced family lunch at Ground Round (the restaurant choice is forced, not the family gathering). But we could boost it back up with the right dinner choice.
Who knows, maybe I'll write this up in detail as a trip report in the new year.