<![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 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

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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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:52:14 CDT

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

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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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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

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

Little Piggy food truck hub will be a first for KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/food-issue/article62299367.html#storylink=rss Michael Foust of the Farmhouse is leading the charge to create the hub on Southwest Boulevard

Red Wattle food truck will anchor the hub with a tip-to-tail menu

Other members include El Tenedor, Pie Hole and Wilma’s

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:57:02 CST

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

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

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

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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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:06:21 CDT

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

‘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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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:40:34 CDT

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

Royals’ Alex Gordon lends recipe to cookbook http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article73051232.html#storylink=rss The “Big Red Recipes, Baseball Edition” cookbook will be released early next month

The recipes are all from former Nebraska baseball players

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:16:06 CDT

Checking out all the great barbecue in Dallas and Fort Worth http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article72996697.html#storylink=rss Loyalists on both sides of the city limits passionately debate the quality of Dallas versus Fort Worth barbecue

Here’s our quick rundown of some barbecue stops worth trying when you visit

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:00:00 CDT

Remembering Stephenson’s Apple Farm and an iconic Sunday chicken recipe http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article72609182.html#storylink=rss Jasper Mirabile recalls his first visit, at 5 years old, to the beloved restaurant

Every detail, down to what everyone ate, is still vivid

He shares the recipe for Baked Chicken ’N’ Butter, his first meal there

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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 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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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:54:13 CDT

Dallas barbecue lovers dispute saying that life's too short to live there http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73060017.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:56:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73060017.html How to clean cast iron cookware http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article72663837.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:37:43 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article72663837.html Cast iron cookware: A guide to cooking http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article72455952.html#storylink=rss Cast-iron cookware offers the longest lasting, best nonstick cooking surface available

So why are home cooks scared to pull Grandma’s pan out of the cupboard recesses and season it?

Two local housewares experts offer a step-by-step plan for getting ready to cook with cast iron

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

Woodward Canyon Winery wine dinner at The American http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article72418902.html#storylink=rss The American is having a dinner April 26 pairing courses with selections from the winery

Woodward Canyon Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Pacific Northwest, which sources fruit from some of the oldest vineyards

The American’s Executive Chef Michael Corvino has roots in Walla Walla, Wash., where the winery is located

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:28:07 CDT

Futuristic McDonald’s will debut in St. Joseph, and you can have unlimited fries with that http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article72190682.html#storylink=rss A new McDonald’s coming this summer to St. Joseph will have many newfangled amenities

The owner says he plans to hire 85 new employees

The new McDonald’s will be the first of its kind in the country

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:57:44 CDT

Buying a year’s worth of meat from farmer neighbors is a bargain http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article71797112.html#storylink=rss Filling my chest freezer with local meat and poultry is tasty and practical

Buying a half-side of beef means paying a lot up front, but the per-pound price is cheap

My local beef and pork come in freezer paper, not foam trays and plastic wrap

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

Bun Bros’ ‘dim sum on steroids’ will be featured in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article71879102.html#storylink=rss Pop-up restaurant will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Olive Tree store in Hawthorne Plaza

Chef Kenzo is bringing 300 Japanese street-style steamed buns (150 pork and 150 vegan) to the event

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

Introducing William Chaney, legendary KC barbecue pit builder http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article71325747.html#storylink=rss Chaney got his first taste for real Kansas City barbecue at age 12 as part-time dishwasher at Charlie Bryant’s Barbecue in 1943

In 1957, Chaney partnered with Archie Pierce to build the original Smokestack pit for Russ Fiorella

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT