I've been hanging out on Merriam Lane a lot lately. If readers choose to make any insinuations about my it, well, I'm not going to argue. The Kansas City, Kansas, neighborhood is peppered with odd little mom-and-pop businesses. One of my favorites is Quick's. The excellent KC Lunch Spots blog offered a definitive post about the establishment eighteen months ago. I'll only add that the barbecue shack ranks 18th on my informal list of favorite area restaurants.