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Food Trucks in Kansas City
Have you ever gone on a first date and something just wasn't right, but you liked the guy anyway? That sums up Jeneé Osterheldts first impression of Ça Va, the new champagne bar at 4149 Pennsylvania Ave. in Westport, which had its soft opening last Friday.
The new City Market restaurant plans to open at 10:30 a.m. Friday at 23 E. Third St. It will have about a dozen signature toasted sandwiches, build-your-own tamales, and gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
Barbecue is the first word that comes to mind when people hear Kansas City. Chow Towners know, however, that while we love our barbecue, theres a lot more out there to celebrate. A two-hour Chow Town Graze with my friend, Terry, illustrates the ease of having fun mixing barbecue with other good eats.
Inside: “No Plate Like Home,” a 32-page guide to people, places and products that make our food scene deliciously unique. From macarons and roasted black walnut oil to kielbasa, carnitas and gourmet toast, this issue will satisfy your appetite for all things Kansas City.
LeeAnn Egger of Leawood enjoys making pie just as her mother does, and now her daughter is learning the joy of cooking. One of Eggers favorites for family gatherings is apple pie, and she likes to keep it simple.
Laura Wank is drawn to the alchemic magic that happens when shes cooking a meal using fresh ingredients, but is also delighted by the magic that happens when people sit down together to enjoy what shes prepared.
Are you cuckoo for cream puffs? With some savvy ingredient substitutions, the miniature pastries are the perfect splurge. The Stars recipe for Cream Puffs reduces the butter to 3 tablespoons, skips the milk altogether and uses a mixture of whole eggs and egg whites.
Romesco is a classic sauce from the Catalonia region of Spain made of finely ground tomatoes, red bell peppers, garlic, toasted almonds, parsley and olive oil. All these ingredients are considered good nutritional choices.
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.
McDonald’s will tear down the former Houlihan’s building at 11600 W. 95th St., across from Oak Park Mall, and open a new McDonald’s on the site later this year.
It will offer American beers and beer cocktails and an upscale sports bar menu, including Maryland crab tater tots and Tank 7 Donuts. A rooftop deck is scheduled to open this summer.