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since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

say yes to cafe al dente.

last night, after running and a shower, i headed to cafe al dente in the river market. i'd never been. now i'm determined to become a regular.

it's been there for more than 20 years. you know, back when the river market was the home of kansas city gangster activity. a lot didn't survive the demise of the "river quay," but cafe al dente did. and it's no wonder.

walking into this little mom and pop place is like stepping into a small town where everyone is treated like family. the pizza was good and the menu is surprisingly vast and cheap.

jacqueline, the perfectly little, perfectly grandma-ish italian owner, greets everyone as they come through the door. if there's room, she sits at each table while taking the order. and when diners leave - after wine or beer and a stomach full of quality cooking - she's genuinely glad they came.

i left jacqueline and crew with a box full of pizza, a bit of wine in my belly and a smile. and when they shouted to come back. i said i would. and i meant it.


  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger Spyder said…

    We had a blogger gathering there a few months ago. We really liked them.

  • At 7:02 PM, Blogger FUZZBUG said…

    Jacqueline is awesome. I forget her husband's name, but if I remember correctly they met in France while hubby was stationed there. As you know, really down to Earth people. And if you like HOT food, well, the chicken wings will give you a ulcer in the best way possible.


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