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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.
I haven’t made the trek to Green Dirt Farm in Weston yet — and for that I am truly sorry.
The Smokestack Series beer combines the hoppiness of an IPA with the rich flavor and full body of a maltier beer.
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.
Sliders made with lean ground turkey help with portion control.
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.
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.
rue21, a discount retailer of contemporary clothing for young men and women, plans to open in Ward Parkway Center in May. Elite Nail is expanding in the center.
Kanbrews plans to open its first Rock & Brews on May 1 in Overland Park’s Prairiefire development and at least one more location could open in the metro. McDonald’s to open in former Houlihan’s space across from Oak Park Mall in Overland Park. Marv’s Original Delicatessen closes in Leawood.