Eat & Drink

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. The evening was part of a campaign by McDonald’s to shake its reputation for serving cheap, unhealthy food. At a time when Americans are playing closer attention to what they eat, the company is trying to sway public opinion.

Missouri cheeses do well at national competition

Cheeses from Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo., Green Dirt Farm of Weston, Mo., Baetje Farms of Bloomsdale, Mo., and Goatsbeard Farm of Harrisburg, Mo., won awards at the American Cheese Society competition. Meanwhile Uplands Cheese announced that it wouldn’t make one of the most celebrated American cheeses, Rush Creek Reserve, because of concerns over regulatory changes.

Missouri cheeses do well at national competition

Cheeses from Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo., Green Dirt Farm of Weston, Mo., Baetje Farms of Bloomsdale, Mo., and Goatsbeard Farm of Harrisburg, Mo., won awards at the American Cheese Society competition. Meanwhile Uplands Cheese announced that it wouldn’t make one of the most celebrated American cheeses, Rush Creek Reserve, because of concerns over regulatory changes.

Today's Circulars

Home furnishings retailer West Elm opens on the Country Club Plaza

The Brooklyn-based chain, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, offers an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts. It also features handcrafted pieces by local and international artisans.

Home furnishings retailer West Elm opens on the Country Club Plaza

The Brooklyn-based chain, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, offers an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts. It also features handcrafted pieces by local and international artisans.

Eat & Drink

Jeneé Osterheldt

Turn lunch hour into happy hour

We can’t all live that three martini-lunch life, but sometimes a noontime break needs to go beyond leftovers at your desk. And let’s face it, everyone deserves a nice, affordable break. A midday getaway, even for just an hour, can refresh your whole attitude. There are a handful of happy-hour lunches to help you ease through the workweek.

Eat & Drink

The Star’s Food Truck Guide

Food trucks are usually on the move, so they rely heavily on social media to get the word out to customers about location, hours and specials. This guide can help track down Kansas City’s hottest street eats.

Cityscape

Restaurant inspections for Aug. 12

Area restaurants cited for 7 or more critical health code violations: Red Dragon House, Bar Louie, The Peanut, Broadway Jazz Club, China Feast, The Oak Room at The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, Afro Beat, and Thai Place. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.