some people get freaked out at the above. it is raw beef, pounded thin, usually served with some salad, sauce, sometimes capers, and eaten as a salad or with bread or crackers. it is called carpaccio and it is one of my favorite dishes, and it is getting increasingly hard to find since the mad cow disease scares and as people have gotten more and more paranoid about e coli. two places serve it in kc that i know of: pierpont’s in union station and brio on the plaza. tonight my mom and i went to brio for the first time, and got The Biggest dish of carpaccio i’ve ever seen in my life. i still managed to down half of it. and it was good. i’m totally going back there to get just that and maybe a cup of soup, because it is an immense amount of meat. i feel very fortified with protein and iron or whatever it is raw meat can fortify you with.