Concern about colony collapse among the honeybees spurred Bryan and Barbara Ritter of Garland, Kan., to leave leave their jobs in the Kansas City area and move to a farm about 100 miles south and become virtual beekeepers. Essentially we keep bees for others,” Barbara Ritter explained.
Tammy LjungbladThe Kansas City Star
Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees
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Star food editor Jill Wendholt Silva gets an early look at the Monarch Cocktail Lounge and Bar during a Facebook Chow Town Live. Bar manager Brock Schulte talks cocktails in this distinctive new space on the West Plaza.
Joe’s KC partners in new ice house concept at Power & Light District. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que plans to open County Line Ice House in the Spring of 2018 in the space formerly occupied by Gordon Biersch Brewery, 100 E. 14th Street.
Bastille Day has always been a big, reservations-required party at Le Fou Frog. But this year’s fete — Ooh La La Land — also celebrates the charming little River Market French bistro’s 20th anniversary. The restaurant and its staff will be celebrating all things French.
Brewing coffee in the fridge creates a trendy, but low-tech coffee concentrate called Cold Brew. Cold water brewing, slowly extracts flavor compounds, drip-by-drip, from the coffee beans, but leaves out the unwanted acidic flavor, behind, giving a smoother, tastier cup of Joe.
Chow Town Live edited broadcast: Chef Jamie Purviance of Weber Grill visits The Star's Food Truck Friday to chat with food editor Jill Silva this week. Purviance demos two recipes from "Weber's Greatest Hits": Caponata Bruschetta and Filet Mignon Crostini With Balsamic Onion Jam.
Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant brought her Magnolia's on the Move food truck to Operation Breakthrough to serve preschoolers a lunch of chicken, red velvet waffles and loaded mac and cheese. She also answered the curious students' questions and gave them a food truck tour. On Friday, she will bring her food truck to The Star's Food Truck Friday.
McGonigle's Market, open since 1951, is famous for quality meat and seafood. Sarah Gish stopped by to talk with second-generation owner Mike McGonigle about the market's popular Italian sausage, barbecue trailer and annual fundraiser, Ribs for Kids.
Chef Michael Corvino opens Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room in the Crossroads with his wife, Christina, and many of his former American Restaurant employees. The handsome, double-duty restaurant offers “seasonal” and “shareable” plates and a tasting room, plus a stage for live music and a nostalgic late-night menu. The Star’s food editor Jill Silva got a front-row seat for the birth of KC’s latest high-profile restaurant. Story by Jill Silva.
From April to October, Jasper's Restaurant features live Mozzarella Theatre, or fresh mozzarella made tableside. The restaurant typically sells more than 100 orders a night. "It's the best thing that ever happened to the restaurant," chef and owner Jasper Mirabile says. The popularity of fresh mozzarella led Mirabile to learn how to make fresh burrata and ricotta.