Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

True pitmasters: The Jones sisters are rare gems in man’s world

Deborah and Mary Jones learned the art of barbecue from their father and brother at Hezekiah’s, then went on to work their own pit as Jones Bar-B-Q in Kansas City, Kan. The sisters are among the only professional female pitmasters in the city. They talk about their success, their hardships and their hopes of passing their barbecue legacy on to Deborah’s daughter, 22-year-old Izora Thompson.

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A Belgian pale ale seduced Kellen Duryea

Kellen Duryea fell in love with beer when he tasted a rare Belgian pale ale in college. Now the 32-year-old history nerd is putting his passion to work as general manager of Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, one of Kansas City’s most brew-centric bars.

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This may be the world's heaviest peach

Peach grown in Johnson County, Kansas may set a Guiness World Record for heaviest peach in the world.
Chris Ochsner The Kansas City Star
This may be the world's heaviest peach 1:28

This may be the world's heaviest peach

Food Truck Friday at The Kansas City Star 0:20

Food Truck Friday at The Kansas City Star

Pastry chef opens a food truck which is a big circus of sugar 2:02

Pastry chef opens a food truck which is a big circus of sugar

Next generation of McDonald's to open in St. Joseph 1:02

Next generation of McDonald's to open in St. Joseph