P is for Piropos

Over three years ago a group of long time friends decided to start the ABC Dinner Club which is a structured approach to discovering new restaurants and branching out from our old favorites.  We are eating our way across Kansas City one alphabet letter at a time.


Every few months we select a restaurant at which the majority of us have not eaten.  If you would have told me three and a half years ago that it would have taken this long to get to the letter “P” I would have thought you were crazy given how much we eat out, but travel, weddings, children, grandchildren and even surgeries have sometimes made it difficult for this now group of twelve to get together.


We are far from professional restaurant reviewers, just a group of friends who like to socialize over a good meal.  Given the company we are with and our propensity to eat out, we are fairly generous with our reviews but have had a few we definitely would not frequent again.  Our bottom line is “Will we go back?”


To see our latest review check out “P is for Piropos” here.  Below is our list of reviewed restaurants to date:


Beer Kitchen

Café Trio

Domo Sushi & Grill

En Chamas


Gaslight Grill

Harry’s Country Club

Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant


Kope Japenese Steakhouse


Martin City Brewery

New Theatre Restaurant

Osteria IL Centro



ABC Dinner Club Update

The ABC Dinner Club ventured out for the letter “O” this week, click here to find out where this fifteenth edition of the club took us!  Here is a hint!


J is for Jasper’s

Check out the new addition of the ABC Dinner Club by clicking here or going to the ABC Dinner Club page.


For those of you new to these parts……the ABC Dinner Club is a group of friends who are making their way through the alphabet one restaurant at a time.

We are a group of five couples who have been going out to dinner for years since our now grown, some married children were toddlers crawling under the table and drinking hot sauce out of the dip bowl.  I actually use to feel sorry for the wait staff when we would come in.  As grown ups we were desperate for socialization and adult conversation but did not always want to afford a sitter.  That meant as many as nine or ten children at a time would be with us.  Of course we would frequent the restaurants that were kid friendly, but we were still quite the circus attraction.

We have watched each others kid’s grow up; analyzed the baseball, soccer, and football games, discussed the dance recitals, swim meets and golf matches and reviewed the homecoming and prom pictures.  We have evaluated college selections and choices of majors.  We have attended graduations, weddings and have even visited a few new babies.

Through it all, we have gone out to eat……FREQUENTLY!  As a fun project, we decided to start picking our restaurants by the letters of the alphabet.  First we would find a restaurant that starts with A, then B, etc.  We try  to select a place where we have never eaten or at least do not attend frequently.  We then record our project through pictures and the rating of the restaurant.

One matter we must state up front are the qualifications we have for providing these ratings.  In short, we have none, except for the fact we love to eat and we know what we like.  So do not expect a review based on culinary expertise or knowledge, but on the simple question…..”Will we come back here and eat again?”  That is the bottom line for us.

If you live in the Kansas City area or know of restaurants close by, feel free to provide the  names of places you love.  We are always looking for something new.

Beer Kitchen

Check out the new post on the ABC Dinner Club page……Beer Kitchen in Westport.