<![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 The Star nominated for three national awards from the Association of Food Journalists http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article81010067.html#storylink=rss The Star is up for three food writing and editing awards: Best Newspaper Food Coverage, Best Newspaper Special Project and Best Newspaper Food Feature

First-, second- and third-place winners for all categories will be announced Sept. 22 in Seattle

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Tue, 31 May 2016 18:55:27 CDT

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New J. Rieger spirit made from discarded Boulevard beer will debut at Boulevardia http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article80145277.html#storylink=rss J. Rieger & Co. is using discarded beer from Boulevard Brewing Co. to create a new spirit named Left for Dead

Beer would otherwise be discarded due to imperfections

The first batch of Left for Dead will be released at Boulevardia June 17-19, then bottled for retail sales

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Tue, 31 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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How to clean and de-head shrimp for cooking http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article80922247.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 14:35:30 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article80922247.html Menu debuts: Westport’s Doughnut Lounge’s new summer doughnut, drink options http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article80414662.html#storylink=rss Westport’s Doughnut Lounge has a new executive chef, new bar manager

New menu items will debut Monday; include Do’nachos, a vegan doughnut, two gluten-free doughnuts, craft cocktails

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Sat, 28 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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An easy and delicious chocolate cake perfect for a picnic http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article80273677.html#storylink=rss Hosting a potluck or “bring-a-dish” gathering in your backyard doesn’t have to be stressful

Have a sign-up sheet that you create or that is generated at an online website

Dump cakes are great for potlucks and go together in minutes and require no mixers or hassle

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Fri, 27 May 2016 09:06:15 CDT

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Meet the well-dressed wedge salad done five different ways http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article80165412.html#storylink=rss The classic wedge salad is only the tip of the iceberg lettuce story

Although less nutrient-dense than dark, leafy greens, iceberg can fill you up

See what the well-dressed wedge will be wearing this summer, with five tasty recipes

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Tue, 31 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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New Mexican restaurant in Northland; mystery at Kobe in Power & Light District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article80297707.html#storylink=rss Estilo Rancho Grill is taking the former Cascone’s Grill North spot at 6427 N. Cosby Ave.

Southside Eatery + Bar wants to open in Watts Mill Plaza

Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood has a sign on the door saying it is short on staff so can only serve a limited amount of customers

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Fri, 27 May 2016 11:01:36 CDT

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Sharing meals leads to happy marriage of nearly 70 years http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article80091832.html#storylink=rss Norine Accurso of Leawood shares her recipes with Come Into My Kitchen readers a second time around

The 89-year-old says the secret to a happy life is taking time to share meals together as a family, including husband and band leader Don Accurso

She may not be Italian by birth, but you’ll still want to try her recipe for Accurso’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Tue, 31 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City cravings: 11 dishes to try this summer http://www.kansascity.com/living/article80066957.html#storylink=rss Summer is the perfect time to try something new

Our list of cravings includes s’mores sundaes and beer-battered fish tacos

Also: Roasted pork sandwiches, Venezuelan arepas and coconut crème brûlée

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest attracts record number of sauces http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79897977.html#storylink=rss 450 entries in five categories competed for grand prize

All samples are judged with meat and without

The Best Barbecue Sauce on the Planet trophy will be presented Oct. 30

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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New West Bottoms Kitchen will have a Southern flair http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article79933872.html#storylink=rss The family-owned restaurant will serve such items as BLTs with fried green tomatoes and blackened meatloaf

It is taking the former Frank’s gourmet hot dogs spot at 1623 Genessee St.

A June 2 opening is scheduled

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:43:24 CDT

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Butcher Paper Brisket: A perfect recipe for summer days http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79508452.html#storylink=rss Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, is famous for its food

Thousands line up for it six days a week

You can try to duplicate the restaurant’s brisket with this recipe

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Some of KC’s best barbecue comes from an unsung hero, pitmaster Bill Chaney http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79357142.html#storylink=rss Bill Chaney, 85, built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957

Among his clients: Jack Stack, LC’s, Smokehouse, Winslow’s, The Stack and Summit Hickory Pit

Chaney, a link to KC barbecue’s beginnings, is an unsung hero who carries on the disappearing craft of pit building

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Tue, 24 May 2016 09:01:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony violinist Sunho Kim shares her recipe for Korean beef ribs http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article79251092.html#storylink=rss Sunho Kim shares her recipe for Korean beef ribs

Kim and her husband, percussionist Christopher McLaurin, enjoy outdoor entertaining

The Bank of America Celebration is a free concert at Union Station featuring patriotic music for Memorial Day

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Tue, 17 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Little-known Montecucco wine from Tuscany is a gem http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79170102.html#storylink=rss Three days of tasting and touring in Italy led to a KC event where Dave Eckert passed on what he had learned

Montecucco region lies directly across the river and adjacent to the famed wine-producing region of Montalcino

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Mon, 23 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Chow Town blogger Ardie Davis to be inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78829402.html#storylink=rss Davis started what became the American Royal Barbecue Sauce, Rub and Baste Contest

He is a charter member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, helped create the organization’s judging standards and penned the judges’ oath

In October, Davis will be inducted at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway

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Fri, 20 May 2016 10:22:00 CDT

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Downtown stroll brings him to French/American restaurant Charisse http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78736112.html#storylink=rss No sooner had I taken my third sip of water when a huge bowl of lobster bisque appears before me

This lunch was delicious and I couldn’t have been happier with my new find

The next day, beautiful scallops came to the table, artfully placed on top of a ratatouille

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Fri, 20 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Houlihan’s debuts new cocktail menu in Overland Park, Dallas http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article78865982.html#storylink=rss Leawood-based chain rolling out new cocktail menu at its Overland Park and Dallas restaurants

All 10 cocktails will be available starting Tuesday, but the chain is rolling out two new cocktails a day

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Fri, 20 May 2016 13:31:13 CDT

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Postcard from the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78451567.html#storylink=rss Annual event on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River celebrates barbecue

More than 200 teams competed

A Whole Hog entry took the Grand Champion prize

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Thu, 19 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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When life gives you delicious strawberries, make the most of them http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78324007.html#storylink=rss Farmer Sharon Schroeder of Foxfire Farm in Louisburg was selling strawberries at an event

“These are the sweetest strawberries I have ever eaten”

Check out this recipe for Jasper’s Strawberry Chantilly

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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:36:17 CDT

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Small garden has produced 40,000 pounds of food http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article81027317.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 20:24:08 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article81027317.html Best Sauce of the Planet crowned at American Royal contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article80022307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 10:13:13 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article80022307.html The J Bar serves elegant culinary mash-ups in an Olathe hotel http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article79653037.html#storylink=rss The J Bar opened in Embassy Suites in January

The bar and restaurant serves food influenced by Korean and Mexican cuisine

Try the cheesesteak egg rolls and the blue masa fried chicken

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Tue, 24 May 2016 18:14:24 CDT

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Barbecue pit master Bill Chaney has built nearly 20 pits for the KC area's best known restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79520307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 11:26:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79520307.html Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue contestants tell what's smokin' http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78570007.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 06:53:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78570007.html Bob Wasabi Kitchen's impeccably fresh fish, attention to detail elevate sushi standards http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article77863132.html#storylink=rss Bob Wasabi Kitchen offers impeccably fresh fish selections prepared by veteran sushi chef Bob Shin

The streamlined menu elevates even standard rolls and pays particular attention to temperature

The chirashi encapsulates the best ingredients of the sushi menu over a bowl of rice

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Two peas, one in an edible pod, with an Asian-inspired vinaigrette http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article77848917.html#storylink=rss Sugar snap peas were introduced in seed catalogs in 1979

Culinarian James Beard was an early fan of the sweeter peas with the edible pod

Try The Star’s recipe for Peas With Sesame Vinaigrette

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Pigging out on Kansas City’s loaded pulled pork sandwiches http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article77865902.html#storylink=rss KC barbecue is all about brisket and burnt ends

Some local pitmasters also smoke delicious Southern-style pulled pork

Here are five pork sandwiches to try — and one “Pig Pie”

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Country Club Plaza’s Republica is changing concepts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article78194422.html#storylink=rss Locally owned Republica opened in August 2015 at 4807 Jefferson St.

It will close at the end of business on May 28

It will reopen in mid-June as The Oliver, an American tavern

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Tue, 17 May 2016 18:27:45 CDT

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McCormick brings bourbon back to Weston http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article77609252.html#storylink=rss Tours of the distillery are increasingly popular, says Mick Harris, McCormick’s president and managing director

Lewis and Clark are said to have discovered natural limestone springs when they passed through the area

The limestone-filtered water is the primary ingredient in bourbon

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Fri, 13 May 2016 18:12:00 CDT

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