<![CDATA[Living Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Living Columns & Blogs 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Success in a brave new world comes by trying just about anything http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article72725372.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:27:53 CDT

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Horror show: A nightmare in Macy’s lingerie http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article72724932.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:25:48 CDT

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Some out-of-the-ordinary options for Mother’s Day brunch in KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74642542.html#storylink=rss The Well Bar Grill and Rooftop recently announced it’s adding brunch on weekends

Republica on The Plaza is a Spanish tapas-themed restaurant operated by Bread and Butter Concepts

How about Mother’s Day brunch at The Dining Experience at The Kauffman Center

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God hasn’t turned away from you, even if you’ve rejected him http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74692177.html#storylink=rss You thought living without God and only for yourself would bring you happiness and peace, but you’ve discovered it’s a lie. The Bible warns, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death” (Proverbs 16:25).

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So much to like at American Garage Bar and Diner in Lee’s Summit http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74636867.html#storylink=rss It was like someone created an interactive museum using items from a salvage yard, a vintage photo archive and more

The hashbrowns and eggs were cooked just right

The tenderloin? It was wonderful

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Am I done with winemaker dinners? Well, maybe not http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74443507.html#storylink=rss I wanted to know how they’ve changed, how restaurants pick, choose and market the events, and what continues to make them popular after all these years

I also heard about an upcoming winemaker dinner in May at Sullivan’s Steakhouse featuring the wines of CADE and Plumpjack Wineries from The Napa Valley

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:08:38 CDT

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VFW Post 846 barbecue contest has all the flavors of spring training http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74237457.html#storylink=rss Contestants invest time and money for a chance at bragging rights and new friendships

Overland Park event has the spirit of the early days of organized barbecue competition in KC

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Billy Graham: Mission trips hold immense value for all involved http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74267862.html#storylink=rss Having a group of enthusiastic young people around can be a great encouragement to the people they are helping. Paul sent his young friend Timothy to some Christians who were surrounded by unbelievers simply “to strengthen and encourage you in your faith” (1 Thessalonians 3:2).

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Ward Parkway Center announces restaurants for its new $16 million district http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74320662.html#storylink=rss Ward Parkway Center will break ground Thursday for its new “south end restaurant district”

It is in final negotiations with four of five planned restaurants

Each restaurant will have a patio, and the project also will include a pedestrian plaza with firepits and fountains

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:30:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Treat your marriage as a gift from God, and let it blossom on the strength of Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74021902.html#storylink=rss When you go through hard times as a couple (and you will), never forget that God gave your marriage to you, and he is with you. As Jesus said, a husband and wife “are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19:6).

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:28:00 CDT

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How to make a Trinidad Sour and Old Fashion with Bitters http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74259087.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:27:07 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74259087.html Opening a new distillery takes patience. Oh, so much patience http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74168542.html#storylink=rss But all that waiting has a purpose. It prepares you for the hardest wait of all: waiting for your whiskey to mature

But waiting does not have to be all meditation: You can also enjoy clear, unaged spirits like vodka

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:30:00 CDT

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Find some of the best Southern cuisine at Magnolia’s in south Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74158857.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant recently moved to 99th and Holmes

McAfee-Bryant celebrates the South’s world-famous culinary tradition with highly flavorful recipes

Magnolia’s serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch; I fell in love with her Sunday brunch

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:19:58 CDT

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The Star’s Jeneé Osterheldt is named a Harvard Nieman fellow http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article74081782.html#storylink=rss The Nieman Foundation for Journalism is at Harvard University

Osterheldt is one of 24 journalists in the Nieman class of 2017

She will research discrimination, feminism and storytelling

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:08:59 CDT

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Master gardener Gisela Pursel shares bounty with the hungry in KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article74108232.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City, North, resident shares her produce with the people in need in the community

She encourages local gardeners to plant an extra row and share with those in need

Try her recipe for Spinach and Feta Squares made with frozen phyllo pastry

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Resist lustful temptations with help from Jesus http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74093827.html#storylink=rss Why allow lust to overtake you, even if it’s only for an airbrushed image in a tawdry magazine? The Bible could not be clearer: “Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity” (Ephesians 5:3).

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dennis Patton: Pinching makes plants stockier and bushier http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article73954367.html#storylink=rss Pinching or cutting back perennials is a task that will result in a nicer appearance in the garden. A plant that has been pinched often is short, stockier and less likely to flop over in the garden. The most common plant pinched or cut back is the garden mum, but other plants respond well to this treatment, Dennis Patton says.

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Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence gives delicious, beautiful twists to local meats http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article73847992.html#storylink=rss Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence is a worthy destination dining spot

Chef and owner Vaughn Good adapted his initial artisanal butcher shop model to include more eat-in opportunities

Menu features rustic cuts of locally raised meat with jaw-dropping flavor and presentation

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Fizzy, fermented tea kombucha bubbles up in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article73794507.html#storylink=rss The fizzy fermented tea is spilling into local markets, grocery stores and bars

Three local kombucha companies are expanding to meet demand

Plus: How to brew and flavor kombucha at home

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Mother’s Day specials at Kansas City-area restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73849427.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants serving special Mother’s Day teas, brunches and buffets

Send information to jsmith@kcstar.com with the subject line “Mother’s Day”

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:19:43 CDT

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Not much time left to visit 75th Street Brewery before it closes http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73727692.html#storylink=rss 75th Street was one of my favorite hangouts: Good beer, good food and a nice ambiance made it one of my “go to” places

The brew pub is offering a month and a half of specials leading up to its closure

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‘The Bomb’ pizza ball goes up in flames at the table, and foodies are fired up http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73750952.html#storylink=rss It looks like nothing more than a big mound of dough

Then the waiter lights it on fire and it goes up in flames, revealing a pizza inside

Foodies are losing their minds over this Korean creation

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Best Regards Bakery & Cafe perfects chocolate chip cookies, grilled cheese http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article73753332.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park scratch bakery uses premium ingredients and old-school recipes

It’s known for customizable grilled cheese sandwiches made with house-baked bread

Don’t miss the chocolate eclair and the gooey butter cake

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Billy Graham: Discover life’s greatest joy by turning to Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article73601487.html#storylink=rss Jesus didn’t come to make us miserable. Jesus came instead to fulfill our lives and make us into the joyous people God wants us to be.

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Billy Graham: God alone knows what the future holds http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article73599497.html#storylink=rss Your aunt is in danger of believing things that aren’t true and is in danger of becoming involved with spiritual occult powers that are hostile to God. They will do everything they can to bind themselves to her and lead her away from God.

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Stephenson’s Apple Farm story evokes hundreds of memories, plus Green Rice recipe http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73438302.html#storylink=rss Chow Town blogger Jasper Mirabile Jr. shared his memories of Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant in Independence

The post garnered thousands of views and hundreds of reactions

One reader had access to the restaurant’s cookbook with recipe for its Green Rice

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:26:02 CDT

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Toast Earth Day with locally made hard cider http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73309627.html#storylink=rss Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery launches its sparkling hard cider made with apples from Louisberg Cider Mill

The cider is a light, effervescent summer quencher containing 8 percent alcohol

The beverage doesn’t have a name yet, so customers are invited to name it at #NameSomersetCider.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:42:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God displays his love through anyone who cares for the disabled http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article72472612.html#storylink=rss May you see your daughter as an opportunity for God to display his love and his work through you. Yours is not an easy road, but God is with you.

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Billy Graham: We are all God’s children, but Jesus is unique http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article72895137.html#storylink=rss He alone was both fully human and fully God. On that first Christmas a miracle took place that we can barely imagine: God came down from heaven and became a man. Jesus wasn’t just like God — he was God, in human flesh.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Busch family is brewing beer again in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article72981842.html#storylink=rss The great-grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder Adolphus Busch has started a new brewery

“We wanted to brew a beer that everyone could drink, but one that has real flavor,” said William Busch

Kraftig and Kraftig Light are being introduced to the Kansas City area

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