Kansas City: Lunch at The Farmhouse
After the first day of seminars at Paris of the Plains Pop Fest (aka KCMO Cocktail Week), I felt like I should get lunch since all I had for breakfast was a doughnut and coffee, something I never eat in the morning. I was famished. We decided to check out nearby The Farmhouse.
The menu is fairly standard American with some Southern dishes like fried green tomatoes. I happen to love fried green tomatoes so this was just fine by me. I have to say though I wasn’t super into the pickled veggies (giardiniera) on top but I appreciated the willingness to a higher level of culinary excellence. I liked the stinging nettle veganaise.
Three of us also got an order of deviled eggs. Maybe because I eat deviled eggs all the time– they were my favorite thing at house and office pot lucks but with the infiltration of what I call New American food, practically every trendy restaurant has deviled eggs. I still order them but a bit grumpily because I’m forced to rank them. These were pretty good but I like just a teensy bit more mayo (shocking, I know).
My friend got the melon salad which I skipped since I’m allergic to melon. It looked good though. I also tried the tomato soup (not pictured) with bleu cheese. I’m generally not a fan of bleu cheese with the exception of chicken wings but the soup was good.
I wanted to try the ham and egg salad on rye thinking it would be egg salad with cubes of ham. It was actually sliced ham on top of egg salad. Which meant this sandwich was huge and perfect for protein lovers. Then I started thinking I have been eating a lot of butter and mayo on this trip. Ah well, I’m on vacation, right?
The special that day was a fish sandwich. My friend ordered this and I wish I had. It wasn’t even a secret. I just told him I should have ordered it. He didn’t take the hint I wanted another bite.
The Farmhouse had a great looking bar that I wish I had another night to hang out at.