No. 10: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewery


Tank 7 is one of the best meals in town.
  • Tank 7 is one of the best meals in town.

To whet your appetite for The Pitch's annual Best of Kansas City issue, we're counting down our favorite Top 50 dishes each weekday until October 7.

If beer is the bread of life, then give me a thick slice of Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale with every meal. Boulevard Brewery introduced Tank 7 into its Smokestack Series lineup last year, and since I tried it back in December, I've consistently kept a bottle tucked away in the back of my fridge. 

It's the beer that I first show off as a product from Kansas City and the one that I know all beer drinkers, even those as persnickety as the fermenter for which the tasty brew is named, will like. With its golden straw color, citrus notes and  dry finish, you'd never know that the 750-milliliter bottle was packing an 8-percent ABV punch.

To those who prefer it as an appetizer, Boulevard will be rolling out four-packs of 12-ounce Smokestack bottles in November -- Tank 7 included. Some Kansas Citians reject the idea that this is a cow town, but we can be proud of our farmhouse ale.

Our list so far:

No. 50: Chocolate Malt from Fox's Drug Store

No. 49: Il Parma from Bella Napoli

No. 48: Italian sausage and eggs from Cascone's Grill

No. 47: Orange Roll from Clock Tower Bakery

No. 46: Tacos de cochinita from Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

No. 45: Barbecued pork bun from 888 International Market

No. 44: Tableside fresh mozzarella from Jasper's

No. 43: Gyro Sandwich from Mr. Gyros Greek Food & Pastry

No. 42: Apple strudel from Grunauer

No. 41: Rice noodle bowl from dim sum at Bo Lings

No. 40: E-Crush from Hi-Hat Coffee

No. 39: Flight of Freshness from Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones

No. 38: Curried chicken salad from Cafe Provence

No. 37: Apple fritter from John's Space Age Donuts

No. 36: Pollo con limone e olive from Lidia's Kansas City

No. 35: Wedding-cake cookie from LattéLand

No. 34: Stroud's cinnamon rolls

No. 33: Smoked Polish from Werner's

No. 32: Burger and frites from Westport Cafe & Bar

No. 31: Paletas from Paleterias Tropicana

No. 30: Goat korma at New Cafe Tandoor

No. 29: Lemon cake from Café Europa

No. 28: Chocolate Mousse Torte from Napoleon Bakery

No. 27: Spring rolls from Vietnam Cafe 

No. 26: French fries from LC's Bar-B-Q

No. 25: Classic Cookie's herbed-potato-and-sausage casserole

No 24: Farmer greens salad at The Farmhouse

No. 23: Egg salad sandwich from You Say Tomato

No. 22: Waldorf Salad from Bloomsbury Bistro

No. 21: Pork tenderloin sandwich from Kitty's Cafe

No. 20: Root beer from Mugs Up Drive In

No. 19: Flank steak sandwich from Happy Gillis

No. 18: Chicken Picatta from the Hereford House

No. 17: Mom's Macaroni and Cheese from McCoy's Public House

No. 16: Fried green tomato salad from Café Roux

No. 15: Veggie burger from Room 39

No. 14: Onion rings from Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue

No. 13: Cranberry scone from Oak Street Coffee

No. 12: Chicken walnut pasta from Osteria il Centro

No. 11: Steakburger, Fifty-Fifty and a special chocolate frosty from Winstead's

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