Friday, April 27, 2007

Look Away, Vegetarians

Yesterday was the 47th birthday, celebrated by dinner at Jack's Stack on the Plaza. Yes, you can get good, authentic Kansas City barbecue on the Plaza these days, if you walk past the soul-less chain restaurants that infest it.

I'm ashamed of my gluttony, but let me tell you that the Three Rib Platter does not consist of a platter with three ribs. No, we're talking three different rib varieties, from three different animals. A lamb, a pig and a cow (sounds like the beginning of a clean joke) gave their lives for my feast last night, and the smokers at Jack's Stack made sure their sacrifice was honored with the incense of hickory.

Normally, I'd balk at $4.75 for a pint glass of beer, but not when they fill it with Grimbergen, one of the world's best Belgian ales. Every other place I've ordered this amazing beer, it's come in one of those little goblets that is the size of a wine glass. But when you order up a Grimbergen here, you get a tall glass full of world-class dubbel. While it will come to you way too cold to fully enjoy, take your time and let it warm up for one of the great beer bargains in Kansas City.

Great meal, great beer. Not bad for an old man . . .

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Anonymous Vox said...

Happy birthday!

You made me hungry....

4/27/2007 7:40 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hope you had a good birthday. Jack Stack should give you discount for making everyone want to eat there.

4/27/2007 8:00 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Happy Birthday!

My birthday is today, and we're going out tomorrow night for steak (since last nights plans to go to the Japanese steak house fell through when my babysitter got a fever).

4/27/2007 8:46 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

know what beers costs $4.75 a pint in new york?

all of them

4/27/2007 8:57 AM  
Anonymous JasonK said...

Happy birthday. Next year, try the cheesy corn mash too.

4/27/2007 9:07 AM  
Anonymous travelingal said...




4/27/2007 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Keith Sader said...

Congrats as well Dan, and welcome to the world of Grimbergen which is handily available, and cheaper than Chimay Red in our local liquor stores.

4/27/2007 1:21 PM  
Blogger Spyder said...

Bonne Fete mon cher Dan!

4/27/2007 1:46 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

Happy fucking Birthday, man!

Just remember, getting older beats the alternative!

4/27/2007 6:30 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

By the way, "Vegitarian" is actually derived from an ancient Axtec word.

Means "Bad Hunter".

4/27/2007 8:47 PM  

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