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Rob Magees barbecue restaurant and bar is scheduled to open Saturday at 1000 W. 39th St. His goal: Bring barbecue up to the next level full-service, competition barbecue with upgraded beers and wines and specialty cocktails.
In one weekend, The Stars Jeneé Osterheldt checked out the late-night drinks at Drunken Worm, 1405 W. 39th St., the light lunch at iPho Tower, 3623 Broadway, and the desserts at Baked in Kansas City, 706 Westport Road, and didnt break the bank.
Did you know theres a serious shortage of Kentucky Bourbon, the whiskey thats allowed to be called Kentucky Bourbon only if it comes from the Bluegrass state.
Spring is slowly but surely making its way to us after a long, cold winter.
Teresa Kamlers Easter basket comes filled with breakfast and blessings. With a heritage steeped in Polish traditions and food, Teresa and her husband, Fred, wo live in Lenexa, are observing Holy Week, which culminates with an Easter celebration on Sunday.
At sundown on Monday, Bonnie Rosen of Overland Park will celebrate the beginning of Passover with members of her immediate family. For Rosen, the Jewish festival of freedom always includes a spread of homemade desserts, including macaroons.
The French tartine is a savvy sandwich standby: a slice of buttered bread topped with whatever you have on hand. That could be jams, meats or cheeses. Even better: grilled veggies. The Stars Grilled Vegetable Tartine takes inspiration from the open-faced tartine once served on the lunch menu at the Genessee Royale Bistro in the West Bottoms.
The reported health benefits of miso are numerous: Miso is fermented, so it is a probiotic that aids in digestion, and it is high in compounds linked to lower rates of breast cancer, heart disease and menopausal symptoms. The Stars Miso-Glazed Pan Seared Fish and Vegetables is a delicious way to try miso and start integrating it into your diet.
Heather Popper was in middle school, dining at an Italian restaurant, the first time she tasted carpaccio. It was love at first bite. Now Popper, a student chef at Johnson County Community College, mostly makes it for her foodie friends or doesnt mention that the meat is raw and covers it heavily with sauce. This is a simple yet very elegant dish, she said.
Its the sauce thats angry, not the chef, in this rib-sticking recipe developed by Johnson County Community College student chef Andrew Wendt. In fact, Wendt is downright cheerful when he talks about his recipe that pairs short ribs with arrabiata sauce and pasta. I really like it, he said. Its delicious.
The Wichita-based chain is taking over the former Back Yard Burgers at 19020 W. 151st Terrace. The parking lot will be expanded and a double drive-through installed. An Overland Park restaurant also is scheduled to open in late July and a Lenexa location in late August.
The Florida-based company plans to revamp its restaurants at 2800 W. 53rd St. in Fairway and 12040 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park by late summer. The restaurants will be open during the remodeling. First Watch also plans to reopen its North Kansas City restaurant at 409 Armour Road by the end of the year.