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    Default PITT on Gameday-Where to go

    Heading down for the Pitt/NW game this weekend. Already have the hotel. Just need to find something to do after the game. Good Bars-restaurants-etc.
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    There is a casino right outside of town that has a mediocre BBQ restaurant attached. The chicken places have good eats, Jim's steakhouse is good. Guadalajara has pretty good Mexican food, Napoli's has decent Italian as long as you get fresh made stuff, and not items they freeze. Gusano's has pretty good deep dish CHicago pizza. Mall Deli has good sandwiches. CHatters has a pretty good selection of Burgers, steaks, etc. There is a new cajun place in town, but I haven't tried it yet. The thai place has great flavor, but uses crappy meat. Bamboo has pretty good chinese that is fresh made instead of premade buffet type crap.

    If you have no taste buds, there are chains like RIb Crib, Applebees, BWW, etc too.

    No idea on the bar scene.

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    A little farther north in Frontenac has Shooters. Good burgers and affordable. TJ lelands was my favorite bar in college and post college. Generally older crowds and live music. The Pitt also has good burgers. Jim's is okay in my opinion. Smokey Racks is still open. We no longer have a local Pizza Joint :(. Guadelajara was alright, but smelled last time I went there...

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    I went to Farmhouse 2 weeks ago. It's between Frontenac and Pittsburg. It has a good menu of home cooked meals. I was skeptical but surprised.
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    Shooters and The Pitt both have good burgers and SEK style onion rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predatory Primates View Post
    Shooters and The Pitt both have good burgers and SEK style onion rings.
    What do you mean, SEK style?

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    I love Pittsburg and miss some aspects of living there, but a common theme you'll see in a list of local cuisine is "decent," "pretty good," and "it's OK."

    Best bets are one of the chicken joints, or make the 20-minute drive over the tiny dot on the map called Scammon, Kansas, for some Italian food at Josie's.
    That said, the Mall Deli is fabulous for the price and Jim's Steakhouse (your typical small-town steak griller) was much better the last time I was there.

    Side note: It's been a half-decade since I lived in the area, so there may be some newer options that are worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thepeman View Post
    What do you mean, SEK style?
    The correct by-god way to make onion rings.


    Not sure what the proper term for them is (haystack onions?) but very thinly sliced, almost in a pile. Not your heavily breaded rings.
    The style definitely didn't originate in SEK, but nearly all the chicken joints cook their onion rings this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thepeman View Post
    What do you mean, SEK style?
    Most of the home grown restaurants here have similar onion rings. (the chicken places, Jim's, the burger places, etc...) Crispy, non heavy breading, thin sliced onion rings in a thin crispybatter. They are really good.

    The chicken places, for example have OK chicken, but the onion rings and the german potato salad are the only reasons for me to go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thepeman View Post
    What do you mean, SEK style?
    Lightly battered, lightly breaded. Pretty similar between most of the Chicken joints (Mary's, Annie's, Pichler's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predatory Primates View Post
    Most of the home grown restaurants here have similar onion rings. (the chicken places, Jim's, the burger places, etc...) Crispy, non heavy breading, thin sliced onion rings in a thin crispybatter. They are really good.

    The chicken places, for example have OK chicken, but the onion rings and the german potato salad are the only reasons for me to go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go-Rilla View Post
    I love Pittsburg and miss some aspects of living there, but a common theme you'll see in a list of local cuisine is "decent," "pretty good," and "it's OK."

    Best bets are one of the chicken joints, or make the 20-minute drive over the tiny dot on the map called Scammon, Kansas, for some Italian food at Josie's.
    That said, the Mall Deli is fabulous for the price and Jim's Steakhouse (your typical small-town steak griller) was much better the last time I was there.

    Side note: It's been a half-decade since I lived in the area, so there may be some newer options that are worthwhile.
    Too true. There definitely isn't the "Wheat State Pizza"s any more. OOOOOO Harrys is open late, i believe. The place in scammon is pricey and is cash only. But good. There is also a German place in a barn on 43 hwy towards joplin. Good too.

    Shooters and the Pitt does have really good burgers. I can't in good conscience suggest a fried chicken place. Too cliche.


    Root Coffee house is really good.

    I hear good things about Mindy's Place(cajun) but it just opened.

    Its kind of a shame about Block 22 not being done yet. And that the Jolly Fox is unable to get the ball rolling on their building. But I hear there is a second one coming as well.

    Fort Scott's Brewery- Boiler Room Brewhaus is open, and they have good brews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predatory Primates View Post
    There is a casino right outside of town that has a mediocre BBQ restaurant attached. The chicken places have good eats, Jim's steakhouse is good. Guadalajara has pretty good Mexican food, Napoli's has decent Italian as long as you get fresh made stuff, and not items they freeze. Gusano's has pretty good deep dish CHicago pizza. Mall Deli has good sandwiches. CHatters has a pretty good selection of Burgers, steaks, etc. There is a new cajun place in town, but I haven't tried it yet. The thai place has great flavor, but uses crappy meat. Bamboo has pretty good chinese that is fresh made instead of premade buffet type crap.

    If you have no taste buds, there are chains like RIb Crib, Applebees, BWW, etc too.

    No idea on the bar scene.
    I actually really like Typhoon, but can rarely justify the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predatory Primates View Post
    Most of the home grown restaurants here have similar onion rings. (the chicken places, Jim's, the burger places, etc...) Crispy, non heavy breading, thin sliced onion rings in a thin crispybatter. They are really good.

    The chicken places, for example have OK chicken, but the onion rings and the german potato salad are the only reasons for me to go there.
    I agree.

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    If you come down 71/49, you could stop in Lamar and try Capp's Cabin. It's a British themed fish and chips place. It's really good, but everything there is deep fied and really bad for you, so go easy. Great fish and hushpuppies, good crabcakes, great clams, and I hear their burgers are really good, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GorillaTeacher View Post
    I actually really like Typhoon, but can rarely justify the price.
    LOve all of their curry dishes

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    Bars: Haven't been to The Pitt, but when it was JB's it was pretty cool, especially after they expanded it and added the game room. If it's dead, there's 505 right across Broadway, then 5th Street around 1 corner, T.J. Leland's around the opposite corner, and The Break a block down. All between 5th and 7th Streets. I suggest Ubering to 505 and walking between the bars until you find a spot that fits your vibe...

    Grub: The Chicken Restaurants are legendary, and there are a couple more in Barto's and Gebhardt's if you're willing and sober enough to drive to them.

    Whenever I visit, I HAVE to have Pichler's Chicken Annie's and the Mall Deli at least once. This list used to include 1106, as well. The good news is that 5th Street has similar suzy-q's and burgers, along with some pretty *****in wings...Jim's has pretty good steaks (I recommend the sirloin tips.)

    I grew up in Pitt, and a lot of the best locally owned restaurants are gone, but there's still some great food.
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    Ok, now you guys have my mouth watering. Gonna have to try some of those onion rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transparent58 View Post
    Bars: Haven't been to The Pitt, but when it was JB's it was pretty cool, especially after they expanded it and added the game room. If it's dead, there's 505 right across Broadway, then 5th Street around 1 corner, T.J. Leland's around the opposite corner, and The Break a block down. All between 5th and 7th Streets. I suggest Ubering to 505 and walking between the bars until you find a spot that fits your vibe...

    Grub: The Chicken Restaurants are legendary, and there are a couple more in Barto's and Gebhardt's if you're willing and sober enough to drive to them.

    Whenever I visit, I HAVE to have Pichler's Chicken Annie's and the Mall Deli at least once. This list used to include 1106, as well. The good news is that 5th Street has similar suzy-q's and burgers, along with some pretty *****in wings...Jim's has pretty good steaks (I recommend the sirloin tips.)

    I grew up in Pitt, and a lot of the best locally owned restaurants are gone, but there's still some great food.
    I forgot about 5th street, if it isn't dollar tacos, it isn't worth it. They do have a great beer selection.

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