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KC: Fiorella's lamb ribs

kcmarshall | Apr 29, 200303:02 PM

Visited family in the KC area this past weekend and we ate as a family at the Fiorella's at 95th & Metcalf. I had read on this board previously about Fiorella's lamb ribs so I ignored my wife's "don't-eat-cute-animals" consternation and ordered the rib combo with pork and lamb. Swapped the beans for the fries because I had heard so much about them.

The lamb ribs are to die for - one of the best things I've ever eaten!! Can't claim to have much experience with lamb (see wife, above) so I can't compare to chops, etc. The flavor was rich and earthy - almost a chevre-like flavor at times. The sauce was applied sparingly and I found no need to add more. I greedily ate every scrap on each rib - even the buttery fat (I'm trying to feel bad and gluttonous but just can't). Next time, I'll order a full slab - the pork was good and quite tender but really didn't hold a candle to the lamb.

I can't say the beans lived up to my expectations. As I told my brother, "I like beans in my beans." There was quite a bit of finely chopped meat mixed in, which was fine, but more sauce than beans. Good and well worth trying but I wouldn't go out of my way for them.

Couple more random notes:
What's with the cheese-corn-bake stuff? Tasted like corn kernels in a velveeta sauce. Too runny, not baked enough?

The service was very good. We were a party of 9 including 2 young boys and our server handled us very nicely. I think everybody substituted one side for another or something and she didn't bat an eye.

Liked the regular sauce but the 'spicy' (peppery?) sauce had too much celery salt for my taste.


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