<![CDATA[Chow Town: Food & Restaurant Blog | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST Chow Town 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Hot sauces are a hot commodity these days http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article85811812.html#storylink=rss The U.S. hot sauce market has grown by a staggering 150 percent since 2000

I reached out to some local “hotties” to get their perspective on the phenomenon

Born With Seoul creators Angela Hong and Nick Crofoot make Korean Gochujang sauces and Marisa Wiruhayarn of Tasty Thai makes Primal Cry sauce

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:36:09 CDT

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Why not Sous Vide your Eggs Benedict? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article85765142.html#storylink=rss I attended the No Kid Hungry benefit: The Country Brunch & Bloody Mary Smack Down

Stewart Lane of Lon Lane Inspired Occasions prepared not just your average Eggs Benedict but one that was memorable

Stewart decided to share his recipes for his eggs in a Hollandaise sauce to-die-for. I hope you enjoy it much as I did

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:16:55 CDT

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Take on global grilling culture with inspired sauces http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article85508317.html#storylink=rss Sauces reflect the grilling cultures and diets of European and African countries

Salsa verde and Romesco and Chermoula sauces bring life and variety to summer barbecues

We share recipes for all three

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:00 CDT

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Refreshing foreign wines to battle the searing heat http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article85392787.html#storylink=rss Dave Eckert offers a selection of wines from overseas to help dogged wine lovers survive the summer

Eckert suggests several French rosés and a stunner from Italy

He also gives red wine suggestions, including Avignonesi’s Rosso and the Toscolo Chianti Classico

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Fervere sells artisan bread business to Ibis http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article85293732.html#storylink=rss Fervere’s Fred Spompinato sells his Westside artisan bread bakery to Ibis Bakery in Lenexa

New owner Chris Matsch says the iconic Fervere will stay open but the bread menus have been consolidated

Spompinato thinks the new challenge of branding will be an exciting one for Matsch

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:00:00 CDT

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Chocolate Cobbler from New Theatre rich, decadent, wonderful http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article85240652.html#storylink=rss We share the recipe that is truly “over the top”

The New Theatre’s signature dessert a warm and wonderful, ultra-moist chocolate cake topped with vanilla ice cream, crunchy toffee and freshly toasted almonds

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:27:33 CDT

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Ricco’s Italian Bistro serves up cozy neighborhood vibe along with pasta, pizza, seafood and more http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article85160987.html#storylink=rss Three families opened Ricco’s in 2003 in Shops at College Village at College Boulevard and Quivira Road

Restaurant’s extensive menu features artisanal dishes, seafood, salads, baked pasta and oak wood-fired pizzas

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:07:10 CDT

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Cindy’s Kansas Kitchen: Marinated vegetables on the grill http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article85005267.html#storylink=rss An easy way to prepare fresh farmers market veggies

Marinate half-inch-thick slices in a glass dish for 30 minutes to 8 hours

Use fresh, dried Italian herbs and equal parts oil and vinegar for the marinade

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:39:12 CDT

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Jax Fish House celebrates rosé wines and the summer solstice http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84920792.html#storylink=rss Chef Theresia Ota wanted to show people how great these wines are with a host of different types of cuisine

I got a glimpse at the Tuesday, June 21, menu, and what Ota created, to my eyes anyway, is a rosé symphony

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:36:21 CDT

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Mini-muffins bursting with blueberries and tangy lemon http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article84847827.html#storylink=rss These antioxidant-rich blueberry muffins don’t need a pat of butter

They get their moist crumb from Greek yogurt, as well as extra fiber from white whole-wheat flour

Use mini muffin pans for portion control

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Interpreter speaks the language of food with refreshing Key lime dessert http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84840617.html#storylink=rss Laura (Moreno) Thompson has gravitated to the kitchen ever since she was a child

She believes if you can read, you can learn to cook

She shares a recipe she adapted from Paula Deen for Frozen Key Lime Mousse Cheesecake

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Reborn JJ’s restaurant carries on as a Kansas City classic http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article84822337.html#storylink=rss Coming back after the tragic explosion, JJ’s adds a new chapter, with a fresh but familiar vibe and solid, traditional fare

Favorites such as Paco Shrimp and the JJ’s Pride 12-ounce filet remain on the menu

Preparation and seasoning are spot on, although the flavors can seem subtle to today’s bolder palate

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:50:00 CDT

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Culinary tours a great way to learn about city’s food and history http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84802772.html#storylink=rss After eating my way along two food tours, one here in Kansas City and one while on a trip to Charleston, S.C., I am a champion for them

Each tour I took featured an array of incredible tastes and small plates

Kansas City tours include ones that explore the Crossroads, barbecue, Prohibition era cocktails, Sunday brunch and now, streetcar finds

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:37:59 CDT

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Drink it, don’t put it in a chicken: Beer Can Chicken method disappoints http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84004102.html#storylink=rss “Beer Can Chicken” method doesn’t enhance the flavor of the chicken

By cooking with a can of cold beer, there is a greater risk of undercooked chicken

At best, the beer can method might be a way to waste a beer

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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KC couple put their heart and soul into Kansas City Canning Co. http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84458132.html#storylink=rss Laura and Tim Tuoy of Kansas City Canning Co. crafted a barrel-aged pickle that will be served at Boulevardia this weekend

Green Dirt Farm is another local co-creator: Kansas City Canning Co. preserves are the “fruit on the bottom” of Green Dirt’s yogurt

Taking on surplus produce and using creativity to salvage every bit of the harvest isn’t just a matter of food ethics for the Tuoys: It’s the secret to their success

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:59:29 CDT

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Donutology is coming to Westport with classic and miniature made-to-order doughnuts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84185192.html#storylink=rss Donutology also will serve Daylight Donuts

Locally owned business will have a Roasterie espresso bar and interactive experiences for children

It plans to open by late July at 1009 Westport Road, former home of Tower Dry Cleaners and Laundry

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:21:39 CDT

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Crossroads update: New tavern with ‘gritty glamour’; a lounge with manners in mind http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84462162.html#storylink=rss SoT plans an August opening in a 1,000-square-foot space at 1521 Grand Blvd.

Swordfish Tom’s wants to open at 210 W. 19th Terrace with a pre-Prohibition feel

Homeslice Pizza wants to open at 1501 Grand with a rooftop deck

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:13:14 CDT

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Which Kansas restaurants made the list of 35 local favorites? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84475482.html#storylink=rss The Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association has just published the results of a survey of 500 Kansans

The top pick for favorite Kansas-based non-chain restaurant was Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Lawrence’s Free State Brewery and The Burger Stand also took top spots

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:03:29 CDT

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Memories (and recipes) from a beloved Missouri tea room http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84364422.html#storylink=rss McDonald Tea Room in Gallatin was once a dining destination

Owner Virginia McDonald’s recipes were influenced by her Southern roots

Here are recipes from her “How I Cook It” cookbook

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:15:13 CDT

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Domestic wines to help you beat the summer heat http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84184422.html#storylink=rss Several domestic wines pair well with summertime meals

Two wines that mimic Provence rosés and a pair of Sauvignon Blancs make the list

While many people shy away from red wine in the summer, Dave Eckert makes an exception

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:30:00 CDT

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A self-sustaining fish farm in a KC food desert http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article85954582.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:00:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article85954582.html Cool inner-city aquaponics project to grow tilapia and veggies http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article83937617.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:49:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article83937617.html Cindy’s Kansas Kitchen: Marinated vegetables on the grill http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84865072.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:30:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article84865072.html Mother finds comfort in baking, writing as son battles illness http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article84532857.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:57:54 CDT

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First-time farmers raise meat the old-fashioned way http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article83649257.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:23:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article83649257.html 'Dogs Night Out' offers dogs and their humans a gourmet feast http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article84003547.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:42:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article84003547.html Cowboy for a Day: Former White Sox Adam LaRoche will host special needs kids at his Kansas ranch http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article83891872.html#storylink=rss The event will be hosted at the ranch of former baseball star Adam LaRoche

Participants will milk cows, round up cattle and enjoy food from the grill

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:15:00 CDT

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New dad Ryan Murray is fired up for his first Father’s Day http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article83506317.html#storylink=rss Ryan Murray of Lee’s Summit will be grilling for his first Father’s Day as a dad

Murray won a deluxe grill in a recipe contest

Try Murray’s winning recipe for Flank Steak Philly Sandwich

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Johnson County fathers and sons bond over competitive barbecue http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article83655172.html#storylink=rss Father-son competitive barbecue team started with a mutual love of barbecue and young sons

Several wins and many years later, the Johnson County dads handed off team duties to their now-grown sons

Mad Cow Angry Beaver shares its winning recipes and smoking tips in time for Father’s Day

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Lighten up cream-heavy lobster bisque http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article83531122.html#storylink=rss JCCC chef apprentice Charles Armstrong creates a recipe for lighter lobster bisque

The soup skips heavy cream in favor of a parsnip-potato puree

Be sure to use a blender instead of a food processor and strain the soup

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