<![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 Local gift ideas for that special foodie on Valentine’s Day http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article59984071.html#storylink=rss Forget chocolate and flowers, here are three unique gift ideas

Bouquets of meat or even a special drink could be perfect for the right person

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:36:59 CST

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Try Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Cue if you’re itching for a barbecue road trip http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article59806001.html#storylink=rss The Davidson family of Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Cue has secured a significant footprint in American barbecue

Some menu items overlap with items on Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que menu, but there are unique items too

Prepare for an overnight or an all-day round trip drive time of around eight hours

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:46:07 CST

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Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que is No. 4 on Yelp’s 100 ‘must try’ list http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article59744931.html#storylink=rss Joe’s is No. 4 on Yelp’s new “Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2016: Fast Track to a Food Coma”

The list honors businesses that rank so highly in the Yelp community’s opinion they earn the status “must try within this lifetime”

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:59:51 CST

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Cassoulet recipe ideally sized for two http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article59576241.html#storylink=rss Recipes sized for smaller servings help prevents days of eating leftovers

This winter chicken, artichoke, and fennel cassoulet recipe is perfect for cold winter night

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:30:10 CST

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Calibration Brewery is coming to NKC, while Sex + Ice Cream is headed for the Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article59579026.html#storylink=rss The brewery at 119 N. Armour Road will have a seven-barrel system

It will have a taproom with wood-burning stoves, and garage doors opening to a beer garden

Local designer Nicole Leth plans to open the Crossroads retail shop in May

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:45:18 CST

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Clock Tower Bakery brings British fare to downtown Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article59373256.html#storylink=rss Cottage pie, Cornish pasties and English shortbread are specialties at Clock Tower Bakery

Owner Teresa Gebbett learned to bake while working at her family’s pub in England

The Overland Park bakery is also known for pizza, cinnamon rolls and traditional tea service

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:22:18 CST

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The five best ways to sweeten Valentine’s Day around Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article59354993.html#storylink=rss Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of year for bakeries

Kansas City is bustling with options, but these are my favorites

Let your crush eat cake — or doughnuts, pies and ice cream

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:00:00 CST

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Watch how Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in KCK makes its chicken http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article59313463.html#storylink=rss Gus’s fried chicken is now open at Northwood Shopping Center

The restaurant held a ‘friends and family’ event Feb. 7

Reporter Joyce Smith shot video of the process

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:11:31 CST

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Breakfast recipes from scones to potato hash for Valentine's Day and beyond http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article59178378.html#storylink=rss Bed-and-breakfast owners know a thing or two about romance

Owners of the Jefferson House and Oak Street Mansion share their favorite Valentine’s Day recipes

Woo your Valentine with scones, red velvet pancakes, Belgian waffles and more

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST

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Poached pears star in Donna Asikainen’s elegant Valentine’s dessert http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article59154403.html#storylink=rss Donna Asikainen of Olathe prefers to cook at home with grandchildren on Valentine’s Day

One of the retired speech pathologist’s favorite recipes is for poached pears with wine

Asikainen appeared in Come Into My Kitchen 35 years ago with her son, Paul, who works as a wine educator

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST

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Easy palak corn recipe is a simple way to add vegetables to meal http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article59147248.html#storylink=rss Palak corn is a colorful combination of green and yellow

This dish combines spinach and corn for a salad that works well with curries, roasts, cutlets and chops

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:47:18 CST

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The Wine Press: Pink wine need not be feminine, sweet or cheap http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article59136133.html#storylink=rss Wine expert Doug Frost says pink wines have their place, especially for Valentine’s Day

Balance exuberance and tanginess with these frothy suggestions

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:00:00 CST

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Food taster at Joe’s Kansas City might be best job in town http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article58841163.html#storylink=rss Steve Querrey is the director of operations for Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Querrey goes from restaurant to restaurant to make sure the food meets Joe’s Kansas City standards

He also does hiring and training

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:20:00 CST

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iPho Tower on Broadway hosts Chinese New Year celebration Feb. 8 http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article58750733.html#storylink=rss iPho Tower bistro celebration is also a fundraiser

Proceeds will benefit an orphanage in Vietnam

Event starts at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST

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Try Jasper Mirabile’s Italian Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article58741803.html#storylink=rss An estimated 1.3 billion wings will be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday

Not all of the wings need to be Buffalo Wings

Here’s an easy recipe as an alternative that will have your partygoers cheering

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:20:00 CST

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Waldo’s McLain’s Bakery plans Overland Park location; Brookside’s Blue Grotto to close http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article58656318.html#storylink=rss McLain’s has operated in Waldo for decades; new owners took over in 2014

The new location will have indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-thru

Blue Grotto, an upscale pizza restaurant, will close Feb. 21

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:02:16 CST

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Three local products, and recipes, worthy of Super Bowl appearance http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article58622833.html#storylink=rss Tiger Cried sauce adds a new twist to chicken wings

Macho Mayo helps create an artichoke dip

Firebug Grilling Sauce makes a wonderful base for a pizza

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:22:00 CST

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is opening Plaza area restaurant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article58494573.html#storylink=rss Eddie V’s will open in the former Ruth’s Chris Steak House space at 700 W. 47th St., Suite 115

Highwoods files suit against tenant Mojo Cycling Studio Plaza, seeking nearly $40,000 in unpaid rent

A sign at Cold Stone Creamery at 114 W. 47th St. says it is closed until March 1 for remodeling

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:26:55 CST

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Boulevard Brewing Co. will open a visitors center this summer http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article58405148.html#storylink=rss It will be adjacent to the brewery at 2534 Madison

Design includes a retail shop, tasting room and beer hall that serves food

Boulevard hopes to open the center by late June

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:02:43 CST

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Kansas City barbecue, jazz find a home in Dallas http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article58449063.html#storylink=rss 18th & Vine BBQ is a Dallas barbecue and live music emporium influenced by Kansas City

Former Kansas Citian Matt Dallman married a Texas girl and settled in Dallas

Dallman knows that jazz and blues make barbecue taste better

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:07:06 CST

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This brown butter chocolate chip cookie is one way to beat winter blahs http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article58195783.html#storylink=rss Jonathan Bender has a new cookbook, “Cookies and Beer”

The cookbook has fun pairing ideas with your days off

Chef Amy Lemon provided this chocolate chip cookie recipe for the book

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:12:14 CST

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Old-style Greek sheftalia sausage is perfect for the grill http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article57778753.html#storylink=rss JCCC chef apprentice Trevor Bolerjack shares a recipe for sheftalia

The pork and lamb sausage is cooked on a charcoal grill and served with a Greek salad

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST By Trevor Bolerjack

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Chiefs fans feast on KCK tailgater Jeff Brown’s pork chops http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article57736333.html#storylink=rss Chiefs superfan Jeff Brown shares his recipe for Kansas City Chiefs Pork Chops

Brown is friends with Ty “X-Factor” Rowton

Rowton got Brown to share food with the KC Superfans’ Angels Program for ailing and disabled children and their families

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:39:57 CST

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McDonald’s customers ask ‘where’s my cheese’ in Mozzarella Sticks? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article57705228.html#storylink=rss Did you get Mozzarella Sticks from McDonald’s that were short on cheese?

See funny posts on social media

Now a class-action lawsuit has been filed claiming the chain does not 100 percent “mozzarella cheese”

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:35:58 CST

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At Kansas City’s wine bars, it’s not always the wine that comes first http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article57730818.html#storylink=rss At two of Kansas City area’s wine bars, the food is as important as the wine

Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen and Louie’s Wine Dive work hard to create the perfect food and wine experience

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:19:37 CST

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Cinder Block Brewery, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar team up on new oyster stout http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article57618403.html#storylink=rss The Emersum Oyster Stout will be on tap starting Monday at both the brewery and restaurant

It will be available through February — Jax’s Oyster Month

Jax’s Oyster Month also an oyster eating competition on Feb. 27 with a grand prize of $1,000.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:55:56 CST

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Oranges add a twist to roasted chicken dinner http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article57608558.html#storylink=rss Winter is a good time to try variations of your favorite recipes

This recipe contains typical spices for roasted chicken but adds a twist by using an orange

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:40:29 CST

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NKC Dog brings the taste of Chicago and KC to the Northland http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article57243283.html#storylink=rss New owner takes over running NKC Dog in North Kansas City

NKC Dog offers a variety of hot dogs, including an authentic Chicago Dog

NKC Dog’s specialty is the KC Dog — an Italian Sausage topped with bacon, onions and KC BBQ Sauce

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:21:15 CST

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Kansas City Restaurant Week introduced me to Dining Experience at Kauffman Center http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article57153883.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Restaurant Week officially ended Jan. 24

The event had 185 participating restaurants, the largest number in its history

Some restaurants extended their menus a few days

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:14:45 CST

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Try adding Zim’s to your Super Bowl wings and chili http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article57102893.html#storylink=rss Buffalo native Todd Zimmer, now of Roeland Park, has created a line of spices and sauces

Zimmer will be offering a Super Bowl Chili sampling Feb. 6 at Werner’s Fine Sausages in Mission

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:39:42 CST

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