<![CDATA[Chow Town: Food & Restaurant Blog | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:27 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:27 CDT Chow Town 60 Staying fit easy to do in a bakery http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29644255.html#storylink=rss Running a bakery is a workout in of itself. It’s nonstop exertion as you lift, carry, serve and prepare.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:32:00 CDT

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Blue Moon taps KC artist Scribe for limited-edition beer labels http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29577436.html#storylink=rss Denver’s Blue Moon Brewing Co. is toasting its 20th anniversary with limited-edition bottles of Belgian White designed by 20 artists, including Kansas City’s own Donald “Scribe” Ross.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City barbecue keeps getting better with opening of Olathe’s Crazy Good Eats http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29562922.html#storylink=rss Chow Town’s new barbecue joint was created by members of Steer Crazy, a competition barbecue team that has used its contest success to make the leap into the catering and restaurant business.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:52:00 CDT

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Carlo’s Copa Room closes in Lenexa http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29544196.html#storylink=rss The Italian restaurant closed Sunday in the Hen House Marketplace at 14944 W. 87th St. Parkway, according to the management company for the center. The owners of Carlo’s couldn’t be reached for comment.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:20:00 CDT

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Taste test: New Lay’s chips, from corned beef to biscuits and gravy http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29428699.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star summer interns tried the new Lay’s Potato Chips flavors — part of the company’s “Do Us a Flavor” competition — so you don’t have to. And our winner is ...

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:20:42 CDT

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Jamie Purviance’s visit provides opportunity to show that Kansas City offers more than barbecue http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29140150.html#storylink=rss Most everyone has an answer to the question, “If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?” For Craig Jones, it was chef, author and Weber spokesman Jamie Purviance. Earlier this year, Jones got that opportunity.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:40:53 CDT

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Lemon cream pie perfect for ripe raspberries in season now http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28854658.html#storylink=rss Unique flavor of raspberries shine in this easy lemon cream pie recipe.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:19:08 CDT

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Small farms band together to grow their connections to consumers who hunger for local food http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article28847878.html#storylink=rss Small producers are looking for ways to get their locally produced food products into the kitchens of hungry consumers. A food hub for distribution and collection is in the works for 2016. In the meantime, several food entrepreneurs are forging their own models.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Phenix uses Tales of the Cocktail festival to build a following for Mig Fuel http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28502908.html#storylink=rss Kansas City-based Phenix Brands used the country’s oldest and biggest cocktail festival to advertise their brand. People come to the event from all over the world, making it an industry meeting place.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:15:00 CDT

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Jan Jensen’s roasted vegetable soup anchors annual gathering http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article28836436.html#storylink=rss Jan Jensen’s Midwestern food roots run deep near Ord, Neb., where she grew up with her grandparents. Today, Jensen, a professional choral accompanist and Cabi fashion consultant, proudly passes down old traditions to a new generation.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Dive into the tiki cocktail trend at KC bars http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article28789669.html#storylink=rss Take a dip in the tiki bar trend with tropical-themed cocktails served at Kansas City bars. On the list: A pina colada served in a pineapple, a fish bowl mai tai and a rum punch in a bowl that resembles a flaming volcano.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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In Lidia’s Kitchen: No-sauce pasta dish holds up in the heat http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article28788535.html#storylink=rss No need to cook the sauce for this pasta dish: Just get the best and most perfectly ripened tomatoes, the freshest mozzarella and the most aromatic basil you can find.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Muffin recipe takes advantage of abundance of blueberries http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28705072.html#storylink=rss Here’s an easy recipe to help you take advantage of the the berry picking season. Hurry, the season doesn’t last long.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:33:37 CDT

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Toast to National Tequila Day with Kansas City’s best margaritas http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28502818.html#storylink=rss Bottoms up, everyone — it’s National Tequila Day! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with Kansas City’s best margaritas, especially as the heat hits.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:17:27 CDT

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Despite its barbecue prowess, Kansas City lacks restaurant that goes whole hog http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28429297.html#storylink=rss There are a few places to pick up a whole barbecued pig for private parties and special events, but eastern North Carolina is the prime place to go for this barbeque specialty.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:19:43 CDT

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Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with local franks http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28400179.html#storylink=rss Channel your inner Joey Chestnut and indulge in an American classic Thursday — it is National Hot Dog Day, after all. If you don’t feel like firing up the grill, there are plenty of options to feast on Kansas City franks.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:16:13 CDT

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Ragusano cheese makes rare appearance in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28332754.html#storylink=rss The traditional Caciocavallo cheese from the province of Ragusa in southern Sicily is savory, nutty and a little sweet. It is decidedly more mellow than an aged provolone.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:00:00 CDT

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Bison barbecue available for a limited time at Affare http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28328887.html#storylink=rss Affare’s German-born chef Martin Heuser teams up with American Royal champion Russ Muehlberger to create a limited-time barbecue bison menu. With video.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:50:33 CDT

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Two more KC restaurants turn to Kickstarter http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28027156.html#storylink=rss Shanita McAfee, the founder of Magnolia’s, is relocating to an expanded space at 99th and Holmes. Jeremy Lane and Megan Kendall just signed a lease for their new Homesteader Cafe, opening at 100 E. Seventh St.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:29:00 CDT

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Guy eats Chipotle for 153 days and counting, blogs about his ‘burrito bowl lifestyle’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28016965.html#storylink=rss After 153 days, Andrew Hawryluk is still eating Chipotle every day and blogging about the burrito bowl lifestyle he has dubbed the Chipotlife.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:11:15 CDT

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Madison Carlson’s Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta reflects her vegan lifestyle http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article27932938.html#storylink=rss Madison Carlson, 23, a freelance writer from Kansas City, Kan., became a vegetarian seven years ago and is conscious that what she eats connects her to the Earth. She shares her recipe for Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Lentils, rich in fiber and protein, make a nutritious summer salad http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article27919360.html#storylink=rss Although lentils’ their exact origin is unknown, various cultures, including the Middle East and India, use its the many colorful varieties types of lentils as a meat alternative. For The Star’s Summer Lentil Salad, we’re especially fond of the earthy taste of French green lentils (Le Puy), but they can be a tad tricky to track down, requiring a trip to a specialty stores.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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In Lidia’s Kitchen: Make mashed potatoes with an Italian accent http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article27916162.html#storylink=rss Try this recipe for a delicious Italian rendition of mashed potatoes. I recall that my grandma would fork mash boiled potatoes, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Here I added some roasted garlic cloves, very much an Italian-American favorite.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Applebee’s offers free samplings nationwide today http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28004485.html#storylink=rss Kansas City-based Applebee’s recently rolled out a new menu and today, diners can try the Sriracha shrimp and Churro S’mores for free.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:46:12 CDT

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez is a big fan of Empanada Madness http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27957052.html#storylink=rss Royals catcher Salvador Perez is such a regular at Empanada Madness on Southwest Boulevard that he sometimes even serves customers.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:21:42 CDT

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Take a peek at what’s in glasses of local wine experts this summer http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27928126.html#storylink=rss Local wine experts share what they will be drinking this summer.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:18:46 CDT

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Food, music and ideas on the menu at Chipotle’s Cultivate festival http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27711115.html#storylink=rss A surprising number of people who attended Kansas City’s first Cultivate festival in Penn Valley Park braved the occasional downpour and waited up to a hour in line to learn how to make guacamole from scratch as well as sample music, food and ideas.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:53:45 CDT

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J. Rieger, former Tanqueray master distiller collaborating on gin http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27469483.html#storylink=rss J. Rieger snags former Tanqueray master distiller for a gin collaboration.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:07:47 CDT

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Chipotle kicks off Cultivate Festival http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27532678.html#storylink=rss Chipotle kicks off its Cultivate Festival to Penn Valley Park 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18. The festival, which has been held in Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis and Phoenix, is in its fifth year.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:14:41 CDT

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Purslane: Don’t weed it, eat it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article27491086.html#storylink=rss A recent CSA delivery included a batch of purslane, a plant native to India and Persia that is considered a weed here. But the edible plant has loads of nutritional value, so try it in salads.

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