Saturday June 14
After being up so late, neither TTM
nor myself had any interest in arising too early for breakfast. Unfortunately, I received a call from work at 7:00AM, which woke me up. I waited until 9:00AM to call TTM
, who was up and willing to meet me at Niecie's
I arrived at Niecie's
at the designated time, but TTM
decided it would be more fun exploring the less than lovely neighborhood. When I first walked in, one waitress saw the piece of paper (the Roadfood review) in my hand and asked what it was. Not thinking, I just replied that it was something to read. I didn't realize until later that it was Myra C., so prominently mentioned in the Stern's review and who waited on me when I was here in February. Seriously, what were the odds that she remembered me?
arrived, he took very little time to look at the menu, since he had his heart set on that soul food classic, chicken & waffles. Bad news, the waffle iron is at Niecie's
other location. The waitress offered chicken & pancakes as a substitute. I'm not really sure why we found this so amusing, but chicken & pancakes just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? What makes it even better is this sign outside of Niecie's
, which TTM
just had to pose next to on the way out.
Once the initial shock wore off, TTM
took on the challenge of chicken & pancakes. Here is the chicken,
I did not try any of his meal, but TTM
seemed extremely happy with his food. The portion size was huge, by the way.
I was too busy wrestling with my eggs and potatoes
and some seriously delicious country ham.
Salty, chewy, with a powerful flavor, this is something you would expect to see in Tennessee, not Mizzou.
As the meal progressed, we engaged the waitresses in friendly banter, with TTM
hassling them about the lack of waffles. At this point, our waitress threatened to pour the pot of hot coffee in his lap! Eating here is so much fun!
They have plenty of good options for dessert. I quickly settled on the lemon cake,
since it was closest to the fantastic caramel cake I had last time. Moist, with a subtle lemon flavor, this was really good cake. But, it was no match for TTM's
Also incredibly moist, with a strong chocolatey flavor and perfect icing, this is one of the great simple desserts anywhere. Absolute cake perfection!
On the way out, Myra C. complained we had taken a photo of everything but her, so here she is with TTM
With the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff, Niecie's
is a real Roadfood gem! I would never come to Kansas City without at least one meal here.
We got back in our cars, dropped my car (and the leftover chocolate cake) at my hotel and headed to the airport to pick up wanderingjew
Much more to come.....