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doggydaddy

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Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 7:08 AM (permalink)


Is it me or does the first picture looks like a buzzard flew over my garden and left something behind?

Is this Roadfood? I'm taking a poll. Would you eat there?

amrk
 
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    firecommander3565

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    RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 7:52 AM (permalink)
    I'd pass
     
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      zataar

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      RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 7:59 AM (permalink)
      Eden Alley may not be for everyone here. They serve very healthy, very wonderful tasting food. They serve meat and fish as well as vegan food. It really is a good place.
       
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        wanderingjew

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        RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 8:15 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by doggydaddy



        Is it me or does the first picture looks like a buzzard flew over my garden and left something behind?

        Is this Roadfood? I'm taking a poll. Would you eat there?

        amrk


        Is this roadfood- Absolutely- this looks like the prototypical roadfood restaurant that I would look for in Southern California/LA.
        would I go out of my way to look for this in Kansas City?- Probably not, unless I'm staying there for like a month or more.
         
        #4
          buffetbuster

          RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 8:20 AM (permalink)
          I would absolutely eat at this place. Although it isn't the type of food I prefer and what I would look to eat in Kansas City, it still looks good to me.

          Now, if you want to see what I would not eat, look at the pig ear sandwich photos for Niecie's just added this morning.
           
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            LegalLady

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            RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 8:37 AM (permalink)
            I don't find the Eden Alley picture very appealing BUT the pig ear sandwich looks revolting!

            especially at 6:30 a.m.

            The Lady
             
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              susanll

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              RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 9:09 AM (permalink)
              I am trying to figure out what that sauce is on top of the sandwich.
               
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                LuckyLabrador

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                RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 10:05 AM (permalink)
                Eden Alley absolutely... the Pig Ear, maybe my dog would TRY it!
                 
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                  tmiles

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                  RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 10:42 AM (permalink)
                  I'd go out of my way to try it. I like meat, but I can skip it for a meal. If it turns out to be not so good, there is always Burger King or McD's.
                   
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                    BakersBoy

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                    RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 10:59 AM (permalink)
                    To all,

                    I love to eat in NYC. Lots of good steak places, Italian Restaurants, Deli's, dogs...etal. But sometimes I need to have a good vegetarian meal. I go to the Zen Palate and get an order of scallion pancakes and an order of Jewel of Dharma. No meat but great, great food.

                    BB
                     
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                      tybeeguy

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                      RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 11:34 AM (permalink)
                      It is not Roadfood, I would not eat there.
                       
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                        jmckee

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                        RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 11:45 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by tybeeguy

                        It is not Roadfood, I would not eat there.


                        I think it looks like it's worth trying.

                        Why, in your opinion, is it "not Roadfood"?
                         
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                          wanderingjew

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                          RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 11:58 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by jmckee

                          quote:
                          Originally posted by tybeeguy

                          It is not Roadfood, I would not eat there.


                          I think it looks like it's worth trying.

                          Why, in your opinion, is it "not Roadfood"?


                          Well, here is my opinion about why some might not consider this "roadfood"
                          despite regional differences and variations on roadfood which the Sterns have written about for decades, apparently there are few people who think that roadfood is only confined to burgers, bbq, hot dogs, pizza, chili and such served at roadside dives and greasy spoons and nothing else, obviously this is far from the truth and that
                          roadfood has a far greater and broader definition than that.

                           
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                            Theedge

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                            RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 12:09 PM (permalink)
                            Looks like something I'd like to try.....you might have to give me two though.
                             
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                              Rusty246

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                              RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 12:34 PM (permalink)
                              No, just plain ol' no.
                               
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                                rouxdog

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                                RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 12:40 PM (permalink)
                                I'd eat it, especially if its free. Now that Pigs ear, we'd have to discuss.
                                 
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                                  MikeS.

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                                  RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 1:23 PM (permalink)
                                  I don't even see a pic...
                                   
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                                    Michael Stern

                                    RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 1:29 PM (permalink)
                                    I am currently fiddling around with the introduction to the 2008 edition of Roadfood, where this paragraph might explain our view:

                                    Foremost among criteria for inclusion in Roadfood is that a place be memorable, offering the kind of eating experience that we travelers hold dear as the highlight of a trip. We especially seek out restaurants that sing of their region and community and serve a meal that is part of locals' sense of self and of place. There may be a fantastic Cajun restaurant in Sioux City, but it is our belief that the experience of eating gumbo in the bayous, elbow to elbow with the people who live there, listening to their music and hearing their unique way of talking, cannot be tasted in full measure anywhere else.
                                     
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                                      zataar

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                                      RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 1:33 PM (permalink)
                                      Eden Alley is located on the lower level of a church on the Country Club Plaza. The church is where many authors go when on a book tour, to promote their new book. The book store who sponsors the appearances is one of the few independent book stores left in Kansas City. It's called Rainy Day Books. Anthony Bourdain, Martha Stewart, and many other food people have had book signings at Unity Church on the Plaza. Many of those food people also eat at Eden Alley. I'm glad the Sterns liked it and I hope they enjoyed their visit to KC.


                                      Edited to add: Eden Alley used to serve naturally raised meat, but no longer do.
                                       
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                                        Niagara

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                                        RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 2:45 PM (permalink)
                                        Since I have to drive past Arthur Bryan's to get to Eden Alley, I have never had the urge to eat there.
                                         
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                                          Oneiron339

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                                          RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 4:02 PM (permalink)
                                          I'd drop Mrs Oneiron and the veggie daughter off at Eden Alley and continue to Bryan's.
                                           
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                                            Rusty246

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                                            RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 4:18 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by MikeS.

                                            I don't even see a pic...

                                            The only pig ear sandwich I see is at "Niecie's". That must be what they are referring to.
                                             
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                                              doggydaddy

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                                              RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 4:27 PM (permalink)

                                              The basic sandwich of the mixed cheese broiled on a good slice of garlic bread is great. I don't have any problem with mixed greens either, it's just that the big white glob of stuff on it is offsetting. I am not too sure about cashew cheese in my quesadilla come to think of it.

                                              I think vegetarian restaurants are fine and can be part of the regional cuisine that does make the search for Roadfood unique. Close reading of many of the reviews show that there can be vegetarian meals at most places. Well, maybe not in the south.
                                              I think that vegan cuisine stretches some culinary limits and strives for an exclusivity all its own.

                                              mark


                                               
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                                                John A

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                                                RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 5:48 PM (permalink)
                                                For me, that pig ear sandwich would be a lot easier to take if they deep fried it after boiling.

                                                John
                                                 
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                                                  MandalayVA

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                                                  RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 5:52 PM (permalink)
                                                  I'd eat the pig's ear sandwich just to say I did!
                                                   
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                                                    tiki

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                                                    RE: Eden Alley Wed, 04/4/07 9:37 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by MandalayVA

                                                    I'd eat the pig's ear sandwich just to say I did!


                                                    Here beats the heart of a true Roadfooder!!! Me too,Mandalay,me too!--and might i add--ONE baloot is ENOUGH!!
                                                     
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                                                      BakersBoy

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                                                      RE: Eden Alley Thu, 04/5/07 2:57 PM (permalink)
                                                      If you would like a Vegan buffet in the south go to the Campus Inn in Jacksonville, Alabama. Oh sure they do also offer fried chicken (which is wonderful) and ham and on occasion roast beef. The true flavor comes from the collards, the turnip greens, the corn, the okra, the butter beans, the potatoes. All made fresh. They use a vegetable broth to cook their vegetables, no ham hocks.

                                                      I am not a Vegan not even close (I'm wearing leather shoes and belt). But I do know from experience that a Vegan can live very comfortably in the south. Heck, field peas, boiled peanuts, black beans and rice, they all came from our south.

                                                      Oh and by the way to mix topics I would eat a pigs ear, maybe only once but I would try it. If I can eat pickled pigs feet and scrapple I can eat a pigs ear.

                                                      BB
                                                       
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