After hours and hours (ok, like 10 minutes) of scouring the internet for answers, our hero (me) discovered the following article which explains that by default a Telerik Kendo Grid performs POST requests for Read actions when configured for ajax instead of doing a GET request.
This likely pertains to all Telerik Kendo controls when using an Ajax bound DataSource, but I didn’t test anything other than Grid so I can’t say for sure. Anyway, here’s a link to the article. Hope it helps…Enjoy! 🙂