Monday, May 23, 2016

Restaurant Review: The Peanut on Santa Fe

  This past Friday was the Local Life event in Downtown Overland Park. While there, we wandered the street looking at our dining options. When we happened across The Peanut we decided to give it a try. 

  In the past we have eaten at their site in downtown KCMO, but this was our first visit to this location. The inside was bustling with the after work Happy Hour crowd, but we were just a little late to make that cut. Even though it was crowded, we were promptly seated. 

The menu is fairly robust, and on this evening they also had a few additional specials noted out front of the restaurant. One of these was fish & chips, which is a favorite of my wife. I was pretty sure she was planning to order that, which she did. It comes with tarter sauce, and a side of Cole slaw. 

  One of my favorite sandwiches is the Cuban, but it is rarely found on menus, and even rarer that it is made well. It was pan pressed, as it should be, and comes with house made chips. It was good, but could have used more spicy mustard.  

  Our daughter was along for the excursion, so she and my wife split the fish, but added a side of onion rings. These were crispy, and had an interesting mixture of spices in the batter. 

  The meal was decent, and as good as what we get at most bar & grills. The service was a little hectic, but that is to be expected during a special neighborhood event. The beautiful weather probably drew a much larger crowd than usual. Our overall experience was good, and we would probably look for an opportunity to revisit, but maybe next time we can make it for Happy Hour.

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