Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fine Dining at Freddy T's

The pastoral staff at Redeemer frequents a local eating establishment several times each week. We bring many of God's Elect to share a meal with us there. Ah, Freddy T's...I am reminded of a song, sing it with me- making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same you wanna be where everybody knows your name.
Freddy T's of Overland Park, in addition to unmatchable ambiance, offers a varied menu in the genre of greasy American bar food. Without hesitation I give the place 5 stars. Admittedly, despite their multiple items, I tend to stick with the "Buffalo Chicken Salad" (because it's about 11 Weight Watcher points) or the BLT on special on Fridays.

T's appreciates the Redeemer pastoral staff and our patronage. They donated two sweet t-shirts and a gift certificate to our mission trip auction last week which fetched something like $75 (I was sniped in the last minute by two unsavory guys). I thanked the owner today and she was so thrilled with the money the T's items raised that she gave Nathan and I a priceless gift- a Freddy T's beer glass (pictured above). I hate to brag, but a person has to be very special to be given one of these glasses. 100 years from now my great great grandchild will take this glass to the Antiques Roadshow and some English-accented dude is going to light up when handling the glass. He'll say something like- "How did you come to own this glass?". My grandchild will respond- "It's been in the family for several generations. I remember my great grandfather sipping Italian Peroni from it while talking of his grandfather Felich's description of a place called Freddy T's". To which the English Antiques roadshow dude will say- "Well, this is very special indeed...most of these original glasses were destroyed in a huge bar fight that occurred back in 2024. There are only two known glasses to have survived, you have one in your possession now. Do you have any idea how much this is worth?" My grand child will play coy and sheepishly respond- "Um, no, I really don't". Then will come these words from the expert, "This glass will easily get $150,000 dollars at auction."

I am thinking it is time to ask the ownership if they would be willing to sponsor our Thursday night soccer team. The Chicago Fire have "Best Buy", the L.A. Galaxy have "Herbalife", the Columbus Crew have "Glidden", and D.C. United have "Volkswagen", I think a silk screen of the Freddy T's guy on our uniforms would place us in an elite grew of U.S. soccer teams with prestigious sponsors, don't you?


Hough said...

I could care less if someone gave y'all a free Caribou hunt, but I must say I am a bit envious of that glass.

Frontier Forest said...

Skip the imaginary visions and the someday fantasy of this dumb glass fetching huge bucks at an antique road show! Let's get down to real business! What kind of wine list does this fine establishment have?

shanaclan said...

This is all a cover-up. I think you were holding back from putting this into the auction alongside the t-shirts and gift certificate. I think you owe a couple unsavory guys an explanation!

Reepicheep said...

How dare you! "dumb glass"...oh my. As for wine lists, this is a manly establishment with only the finest brews, dainty "vino" is for the more fragile among us.

I refuse to acknowledge your baseless claim of "holding back". Such a stab is clear proof of your unsavory nature! I will raise my T's glass in a mocking salute as I picture your t-shirt get yellow armpits and tattered edges while my sacred glass grows in value!

Frontier Forest said...

"Life is too short to drink cheap wine." Or here's a gooden' "Friends don't let friends drink white-zin."
So are you saying we won't see your dumb glass sitting proudly during next years Jaurez auction?

Reepicheep said...

I guarantee you won't see MY glass in the auction next year, however, Freddy T's has committed to a gift basket next year that could include a couple such prize glasses...because of your mockery you are hereby banned from entering a bid!

Frontier Forest said...

That's okay! I was planning on donating to the “Tony Felich yet to be wine cellar” one of the few still in existence, a highly sought after, 2002 Napa Valley Silver Oak Reserve Cabs ! But now I will just save it for the auction.

Reepicheep said...

Sounds good Woodster...I'm sure it'll fetch $5 or $10 bucks!

Frontier Forest said...

Obviously, you should stick to preachen' and leave the pricing of fine wines to Woodward, Creecy, Merchants and the Whites.

Rick Calohan said...

Never been to Freddy T’s however, if we are talking about fine dining in the Kansas City metro area Benton’s Steak & Chop House, The Capital Grill, & Skies Rooftop Revolving Restaurant for fine dining, Lidia’s, Figlio, & Jasper’s for Italian; 40 Sardines & McCormick & Schmick's for sea food, let’s face it just about every BBQ joint in Kansas City rates up there, of course you take Bryant’s BBQ and add Gates sauce that’s a winning BBQ combination but still does not compete with Jack Stack which I always believe is the best BBQ in KC, and if you are in a hurry for BBQ there is Oklahoma Joe’s. Of course, when it comes to steak no one beats the Herford House.

I will have to say if Freddy T’s serves Peroni that gets a thumb up for me. Of course, my Beer consumption depends where I am. If I were at W.J. McBride’s or O’Dowd’s it would have to be Guinness or Harp. If I was in Korea it would OB, in Japan Asahi, Philippines San Miguel, Mexico dos XX, Germany Beck’s, Australia, Fosters and of course the King of Beers Budweiser and Budweiser Select no matter where I am at!

As for wine, I prefer Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, and any fine Italian Chianti.

A single malt Scotch such as Glenfiddich goes well for any occasion.

Anyway, that is my take on fine dinning and adult beverages.