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2801 Holmes
Kansas City  Missouri  64109
United States
(816) 756-5097
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Diana Lambdin Meyer
Tomatoes and more are served up in one of Kansas City's older neighborhoods.

Located just behind the corporate entrance to Hallmark Cards in the old Dutch Hill neighborhood, this fun restaurant opened in 2010 in what was once a little neighborhood grocery store that dated to the 1920s. Keeping with that history, the place sells a few basic groceries, some salad dressings, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and fresh fruits and vegetables provided by local organic growers. It also sells a few creative items, like greeting cards made by local artists, some handmade jewelry ,and goofy T-shirts and hats reading, You Say Tomato.The bright red door, mix-matched furnishings and waitstaff wearing tomatoes on their heads are indicative of the fun patrons can expect from a restaurant where tomatoes flavor many of the lunches (though breakfast is big here, too, featuring fresh-baked muffins worth driving across town for).The fresh tomato/mozzarella salad comes topped with herbs from the garden out back and showcases two kinds of tomatoes. Other menu items include fresh panino, wraps and salads; salads run about $6 while sandwiches are $7.45. The online menu represents only a small portion of what's printed on a chalkboard when you walk in. The daily specials always feature tomatoes, based on the availability of fresh tomatoes. Open for breakfast and lunch only, except for Thursday evenings, when you can come in for groceries.

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