Don’t mess with Texas barbecue

“Ya’ll are from Kansas City? Ain’t that where they burn meat with hickory and drown it in sweety sweet tomato sauce? Never had any, but I ate some Kansas City barbecue flavored potato chips once.”

Ideas on Irish cheeses to help celebrate St. Pat’s Day

Is it time to celebrate some of the great Irish Cheeses available to us in the states? We have become, in recent years, very familiar with the Irish Dairy Board’s push to sell Irish cheese and butter under the Kerrygold label and Irish Cheddar’s of varying quality have saturated the market for a while.

Bluestem celebrates 10 years, closes March 30 for a major renovation

On Saturday night, Bluestem owners Colby and Megan Garrelts plan to mark the restaurant’s 10th anniversary with a $100 per person party featuring the first tasting menu served when they opened on March 15, 2004. Then, at the end of brunch service on March 30, Bluestem will close to undergo major renovations. The Westport restaurant is scheduled to reopen May 2.

The Star’s 2014 Food Issue has arrived

Inside: “No Plate Like Home,” a 32-page guide to people, places and products that make our food scene deliciously unique. From macarons and roasted black walnut oil to kielbasa, carnitas and gourmet toast, this issue will satisfy your appetite for all things Kansas City.

Bread! KC first event of 2014 sold out

When most people are winding their weekend down and preparing for the work week ahead on Sunday night, a crowd of arts, culture and community supporters will gather at Farm to Market Bread Co. for the first Bread! KC event of 2014.

Barbecue, hot sauce and beer: Grazing in Kansas City is always fun

“Barbecue” is the first word that comes to mind when people hear “Kansas City.” Chow Towners know, however, that while we love our barbecue, there’s a lot more out there to celebrate. A two-hour Chow Town Graze with my friend, Terry, illustrates the ease of having fun mixing barbecue with other good eats.