The Food Issue

Good You now serves ‘Kansas City’s Best Burger’ and more at the Point

Updated: 2013-03-17T15:02:44Z

By CINDY HOEDEL

The Kansas City Star

Most people in Kansas City associate the Good You with a shiny metal trailer with a green-leaf logo that serves up the boldly named Kansas City’s Best Burger.

But lucky for us in this winter of two major snow events, you don’t have to stand on the sidewalk to eat owner Kelli Daniels’ upscale homage to the Big Mac.

That’s because Daniels has partnered with Jennifer Tucker, owner of the Point, to cook inside the longtime West Plaza neighborhood hangout with high ceilings, exposed brick walls and a long cozy wooden bar.

“Kelli was a great fit because made-from-scratch is what I’m all about. Freezer to fryer is just not in my blood,” Tucker says.

Deviled farm-fresh eggs with smoked salmon, brick oven pizzas, a Caesar salad “classic, unfooled around with” and Perfect Nachos with house-made nacho cheese instead of the out-of-a-can goo are some of Good You at the Point’s better bar food offerings.

And, of course, the burger — “voted best burger on Earth by everyone in America” the menu explains. Daniels hand-forms an 8-ounce Angus patty, sears it on a seasoned grill and tops it with cheese, lettuce and special sauce on a sesame seed brioche bun.

Note: Kansas City’s Best Burger is served “the best way or no way.” It comes very pink in the middle, so if you don’t like that, order the “Your Burger” instead and specify medium well.

Daniels says the truck, which still makes appearances at special events, was never intended to be the final incarnation of the Good You, but a vehicle, literally, for building her brand. Judging from her large followings on Facebook and Twitter, Daniels knows as much about marketing as bodacious burgers.

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