Mid-Best Distillery of Gravois Mills, Mo., started as a hobby for Mike Anderson in his garage in the Northeast area of Kansas City. In eight years, that hobby, which was to originally intended make fuel, has turned into a business that makes handcrafted beverages.
Don’t conclude that children never get anything out of church. They might not get much out of the sermon, but they’ll have an opportunity to learn hymns, and they will also realize that God listens when his people pray.
From Dennis Patton: Okay, I admit I have a personal bias against one of the most popular trees planted in the landscape these past 10 to 15 years. Nurserymen, landscapers and tree lovers have taken me to task for my strong dislike of this popular tree. I must admit though, after looking at a number of tree photos e-mailed to our gardening hotline at Johnson County Extension, I feel vindicated for my distain for this tree that most others love, red maple.
My father never had any problems with alcohol, but after mother died last year he began drinking heavily, and now it’s gotten out of control. How can my brothers and I help him? If we try to say anything he just leaves the room.
John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” was one of the most challenged books in America. Why would anyone want to ban this award-winning literary gem? This week, the American Library Association and readers everywhere celebrate Banned Books Week, to support the freedom to read.
Chow Town pitmasters are a creative bunch. Jay “The Snail” Vantuyl, for example, has invented so many barbecue gadgets, tools and unique cookers that if patented and marketed would bring him a handsome profit.
Brookside’s Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard renews its lease, but for how long? It also plans to shut down in November and December to remodel and then reopen in January. New coffeehouse for Olathe. Brookside’s new Season + Square might open a restaurant next door. Morton’s Grille on the Country Club Plaza and Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in the west Plaza set opening dates.
You don’t have to be hung over to enjoy the “hangover brunch” at the Phoenix downtown. For some, the jazzy rhythmic groove of Alex Abramovitz and His Swingn Kansas City Jazz Band combined with the Bloody Mary bar might serve as hair of the dog. To me, it’s a beautiful way to start any Saturday.
From Dennis Patton: Wow, what a summer. I don’t know if this will be one for the record books but by a gardener’s standards it just cannot get much better than this. I think I watered my lawn twice all summer and some parts of my perennial garden didn’t even get a supplemental drink of water. I cannot remember such a summer. As Oliver Twist stated, “Please sir, I want some more.” That’s how I feel about this summer.
Ink’s fall bar guide, out Wednesday, toasts day drinking with a cover story on brunch cocktails. Here, reporter Sarah Gish shares 10 of the most delicious dishes she sampled during her search for Kansas City’s best daytime drinks.