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.

Today's Circulars

Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20

Area restaurants and grocery stores cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations: Supermart El Torito, Abarrotes Durango, Kanz’s City Pizza & Burgerz, L.C.’s BBQ, Rock & Brews, Casa Agave 2, Drunken Fish, Ariana Restaurant, Duke’s on Grand Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20

Area restaurants and grocery stores cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations: Supermart El Torito, Abarrotes Durango, Kanz’s City Pizza & Burgerz, L.C.’s BBQ, Rock & Brews, Casa Agave 2, Drunken Fish, Ariana Restaurant, Duke’s on Grand Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Eat & Drink

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.

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.

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.