A good entrée to try on your first visit to Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs is the Piggyback Combo with an add-on order of burnt ends. If you’re solo you’ll have take-home leftovers; otherwise, two to four can graze on this combo with ease.
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is introducing a line of bottled cold-brewed coffee, including its signature Cold Front for $3.75. Locally owned cupcake shop chain Smallcakes has a new cookbook featuring 30 of its signature recipes.
Learning to appreciate food can lead to wonderful culinary experiences. For Craig Jones, it was broiled Maryland crabcakes that opened his mind and changed the way of not only eating out, but the way he cooks at home.
Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.
The news conference included a tour of the main kitchen and a large concession stand. It highlighted several changes Aramark has made to avoid health code violations. The event came on the heels of a Friday night $1 hot dog promotion that turned into a public relations nightmare.
Oklahoma’s Ted’s Cafe Escondido has opened an Overland Park location and will open a Lee’s Summit restaurant this summer and another in Northland restaurant this fall. A longtime Burger King franchisee expands in the Northland. New Lucky Dynasty location in East Plaza and McDonald’s planned.
The 2015 barbecue season is now open for Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q. When you’re itching for a barbecue adventure in rural Chow Town, Greg and Donna Beverlin are ready to serve you on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through through November.
Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest Forum features three food-centric events. Among them: A discussion with chefs Colby Garrelts, Howard Hanna, Patrick Ryan and Nick Wesemann about Kansas City’s growing reputation as a dining destination.
Olathe’s Ayda Ethiopian Coffee uses mostly Ethiopian beans for its coffee and also sells baked goods. On Sundays it hosts a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Oak Park Mall plans to tear down the former Mimi’s Cafe building and put up a new multi-tenant building for Pizzeria Locale and Zoes Kitchen. The Grille at Park Place will replace Mestizo by Aaron Sanchez in Leawood’s Park Place.
Grocery stores are finding it harder to make headway with shoppers as a surge in spending at restaurants over the past several months signals Americans are more likely to ditch the brown bags in favor of doggy bags.
Insurance adjusters, fire investigators and demolition works converged Tuesday morning on the charred remains of an Olathe building that housed two restaurants and other businesses before a blaze gutted it Monday night.
Lucky Dynasty plans to relocate to a new building on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., just east of Troost, this summer. McDonald’s is then slated to take the Lucky Dynasty lot and three others for a new restaurant scheduled to open in 2016.
Firefighters on Monday night battled a three-alarm blaze at Fronteras Mexican Restaurant, 134th Street and Black Bob Road in Olathe. No injured were reported. Other businesses in the Blackbob Corners commercial building include a Sprint store and a KFC restaurant.