It’s the weekend, so what better time to write (rant?) on a thoroughly non-political topic today.
Trying to systematically and intelligently research and identify a particular type of restaurant in Overland Park – the whole KC metro, really – is proving to be a frustratingly difficult, if not impossible task.
I was hoping for a site where you could quickly and easily search restaurants by any combination of factors like location, price-range and entertainment (live music, etc). As it happens, tonight I’m looking for something fun and classy, in a medium price-range, in Overland Park, that features live music.
Now, maybe such a place doesn’t exist, but I have a feeling it does. The problem is there’s no systematic way to look for it. I tried the Restaurant Guide of Kansas City, but:
- you can only search by one criteria at a time
- you can’t specify certain areas of Johnson County
- the summary description doesn’t include a link to the restaurant itself, so you can’t see more than the one picture provided by Guide
As I said, a frustrating experience.
I did call a couple friends of mine who have worked in the local service industry, and they did make a couple helpful suggestions.
Do you know of a better way to find a good restaurant in OP?
If so, I’d love to hear about it.