Burgers: Town Topic

Eating Out, Food

town-topic-kc-1 Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down…

Juuuust kidding – but who doesn’t like a little Fresh Prince reference every now and again?

This IS a story, however, of an old-school burger joint here in KC that reminds me of one of my favorite slider dives in NJ – White Manna.  Like White Manna, Town Topic in KC is a no-frills, not-dressed-to-impress, counter-top seating only hole-in-the-wall that has won the hearts and stomachs of many.

As you can see, the exterior is not much to look at….town-topic-kc-2

But inside the counter stools are inviting, the service friendly and efficient, and the menu disarmingly simple.  You can go for a single, double, or triple hamburger or cheeseburger, with some variations if you’d like to go wild (bowls of chili and BLTs are also offered). I ordered a single cheeseburger, which set me back a whopping $3.20, and a side of onion rings because fried veggies are LIFE.  My order came out in a jiffy, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the patty was clearly hand-formed and smashed – my favorite kind of burger!

The burger itself was delicious, and if I must be honest, gone a little too quickly. If I were feeling particularly ravenous, I would have probably ordered another single.  However, the fried goodness of the onion rings was enough to sustain me. Yum.

Town Topic also has a breakfast menu with all the no-frills classics you can expect from a diner (originally hailing from NJ, I know a thing or two about diners).  Sometimes you just want two eggs sunny-side up, toast, and 2 strips of bacon.  Well, look no further.  Finally, there was a pretty mouthwatering list of pies on the chalkboard menu – I’m definitely coming back to sample one or two or three of those!

If you’re looking for a gourmet burger in a trendy, stylish setting….Town Topic is not your joint.  But if you want an old-school, delicious cheeseburger with speedy but friendly service, pull up a stool at the counter of Town Topic. You won’t regret it!

Town Topic
2021 Broadway (open 24 hours!)

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    November 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Should of got your burger with grilled onions and bacon that would of made it soooo much better. Love this place! I come in from Oklahoma to eat at town topic or what some people call the greasy spoon!!! Yummy yummy!!!

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