Still a Music Elitist
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Aight I hear you on that. Thankfully most of those places don't last long around here. But there are a couple that survive by East Bay weekend people. Places that are more popular for their margarita menu than anything else.I would say yes...conditionally.
There's places around KC (and pretty much every city) where I wouldn't bat an eye at "failed art school waitress with tats and piercings everywhere" or "dude in skinny jeans and enough product in his hair to deflect a meteor". Grinders is one of them. Grinders West - Greater Downtown - Kansas City, MO
Asian places usually aren't.
Lulu's is one of those places positioned to cater to the young, white metropolitan crowd that lives in downtown KC. Authenticity isn't critical because...frankly...those young white metros wouldn't know good fucking Thai food if you fed it to them. In their minds "Thai food = Noodles!" and that's the bulk of their sales. Seriously, look at their Yelp reviews. At least 75% or their reviews are white chicks. I'm literally going through them right now, and it's bizarre how the reviews oscillate between "OMFG Great! Authentic!" and reviewers noting that it really isn't authentic, or making the same complaints I have over the years.
Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop - Crossroads - Kansas City, MO
I legit want to take actual Thai folks there, just to see them pick that shit apart. And to be honest, I barely trust myself when it comes to Asian food, because I'm a white Midwesterner through and through, and the Chinese food I grew up on...wasn't actually Chinese food.