At the Phoenix, ‘hangover brunch’ is a swingin’ good time

You don’t have to be hung over to enjoy the “hangover brunch” at the Phoenix downtown. For some, the jazzy rhythmic groove of Alex Abramovitz and His Swingn Kansas City Jazz Band combined with the Bloody Mary bar might serve as hair of the dog. To me, it’s a beautiful way to start any Saturday.

At the Phoenix, ‘hangover brunch’ is a swingin’ good time

You don’t have to be hung over to enjoy the “hangover brunch” at the Phoenix downtown. For some, the jazzy rhythmic groove of Alex Abramovitz and His Swingn Kansas City Jazz Band combined with the Bloody Mary bar might serve as hair of the dog. To me, it’s a beautiful way to start any Saturday.

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No need to shed a tear with these Guilt-Free Onion Rings

There’s no need to cry just at the thought of indulging in a batch of The Star’s Guilt-Free Onion Rings. The trick to this recipe: We swap the egg yolk and a seasoned flour mixture for a lighter breading of egg whites and crushed cornflakes. Then the onion rings are baked instead of deep-fat fried.

Vegetarian chili satisfies craving for comfort food

This hearty chili, by Jennifer D’Amico, 28, a first-year culinary apprentice and recent graduate of the Johnson County Community College food and beverage management program, can be changed to use any vegetables in season and is also good served cold as a dip.

Onelife Fitness opens Sunday in the Power & Light District

Onelife Fitness took a vacant 34,000-square-foot space at 1261 Main St., above Cosentino's Market Downtown, for its first Midwest location. Kansas City’s new Onelife has some of the latest fitness equipment, including TVs built into the cardio machines and a half basketball court.

No need to shed a tear with these Guilt-Free Onion Rings

There’s no need to cry just at the thought of indulging in a batch of The Star’s Guilt-Free Onion Rings. The trick to this recipe: We swap the egg yolk and a seasoned flour mixture for a lighter breading of egg whites and crushed cornflakes. Then the onion rings are baked instead of deep-fat fried.

Vegetarian chili satisfies craving for comfort food

This hearty chili, by Jennifer D’Amico, 28, a first-year culinary apprentice and recent graduate of the Johnson County Community College food and beverage management program, can be changed to use any vegetables in season and is also good served cold as a dip.

Onelife Fitness opens Sunday in the Power & Light District

Onelife Fitness took a vacant 34,000-square-foot space at 1261 Main St., above Cosentino's Market Downtown, for its first Midwest location. Kansas City’s new Onelife has some of the latest fitness equipment, including TVs built into the cardio machines and a half basketball court.

Eat & Drink

Red Zone

Pig out on this grilled, stuffed pork dish

We’re not sure what it is about Denver that makes us want to grill something substantial, slather it in sauce and devour it like pigs capable of walking upright on their hind legs, but there it is: our primal urge for meat.

Living

American youths consume way too much salt, says CDC

More than 90 percent of U.S. schoolchildren eat more salt than they should, taking in an average of nearly 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, according to a government report. Most of the sodium in kids’ diets come from foods prepared outside the home. In fact, 43 percent of sodium consumed by U.S. children ages 6-18 comes from 10 restaurant, cafeteria and processed food favorites that are staples of their diet.