On a business trip flying into Kansas City, I had a little time to kill and decided to see what the burger choices were there. First up, Winstead’s Drive-In, a Kansas City institution since 1940. A classic American hamburger joint.
A simple menu: burgers, sandwiches, sides, fountain drinks and desserts. I got there late in the afternoon and the crowd was diverse. A table full of a high school kids. A business meeting between a man and a woman. A couple sharing a GIANT strawberry shake. Two young women, waiting for their dates. Two older women, catching up.
Very diverse crowd, all drawn together by the place. I ordered a double with cheese and it was done well – two small patties, cooked to crusty, served piping hot.
The burger was very good. But what really set the place apart was the drink.
I ordered a cherry limeade. This was a thing of beauty. Lime sherbert atop chipped ice, with cherry juice, soda, a cherry and a slice of lime. There is only one word that I can use to describe it:
This single glass bridged the line between drinks and dessert. I could have drank seven – I held to one. Absolutely amazing.
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