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Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for May 26

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Barwaqo Restaurant, Brown Xpress Mart, Carriage Club, China Feast, China Town Super Buffet, Cocina Rio Verde, Eggtc in Shawnee, El Pulgarcito Salvadoran Restaurant, Mi Ranchito Cocina & Cantina, Old Shawnee Pizza & Italian Kitchen, the Peanut in south Overland Park, Side Pockets, Stix, Thomas Restaurant, and Wendy’s on State Avenue.

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Some of KC’s best barbecue comes from an unsung hero, pitmaster Bill Chaney

In the first of our “We the Pitmasters” series, we meet Bill Chaney, 85, who built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957. Chaney has constructed nearly 20 pits in and around Kansas City, including for Jack Stack, LC’s, Smokehouse, Winslow’s and The Stack. Chaney represents a link to Kansas City barbecue’s historic beginnings, and he is an unsung hero who carries on the disappearing craft of pit building.

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Kansas, Kansas City restaurant inspections for May 19

Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Baja Betty’s, Cronin’s Bar & Grill, Hy-Vee in Shawnee, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs in KCK, Tokyo Japanese Steak House, Bonito Michoacan, Danny’s Bar & Grill, Freebirds World Burrito in Overland Park, Kansas Speedway, Pauls’ Drive-In, and Whole Foods in Olathe.

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Cafe Europa expands with Union Hill restaurant

Cafe Europa’s longtime chef, Nate Feldmiller, and general manager, Dan Weber, are buying the Crestwood Shops restaurant and opening a new restaurant in Union Hill. The second location will have an event space, an expanded menu and a to-go retail area. The Country Club Plaza’s Republica will close May 28 and reopen under a new concept in mid-June.

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Barbecue pit master Bill Chaney has built nearly 20 pits for the KC area's best known restaurants

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Best Sauce of the Planet crowned at American Royal contest

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Final days of the Golden Ox restaurant

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Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue contestants tell what's smokin'

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Gus's Fried Chicken opens in KCK

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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que will soon begin shipping barbecue nationwide

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American Royal barbecue contest moves to Kansas

The American Royal Association announced Thursday that the contest will be held at the Kansas Speedway from Oct. 26-30. It's the first time the event, which started 36 years ago, will be in Kansas.
Monty Davis The Kansas City Star
American Royal barbecue contest moves to Kansas 01:12

American Royal barbecue contest moves to Kansas

The Tamale Kitchen pop-up 01:02

The Tamale Kitchen pop-up

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Manny's Mexican Restaurant patrons remember Manny Lopez

Kansas City's first food truck hub draws hundreds for grand opening 01:50

Kansas City's first food truck hub draws hundreds for grand opening