<![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 Common-sense tips for a good dining experience http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21672831.html#storylink=rss When it comes to getting the best experience at a restaurant, you can’t overlook the role you play. Here are some steps you can take to help get the best experience.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 05:03:00 CDT

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Star’s Chow Town blog a finalist for national food journalism award http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21631650.html#storylink=rss The Star’s food coverage is nominated for three Association of Food Journalists awards.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:41 CDT

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Pretty pigs and beautiful butts on display at Memphis in May barbecue championship http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21588879.html#storylink=rss The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest can be called the Mardi Gras of Barbecue or the Super Bowl of Swine.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 14:06:34 CDT

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Memorial Day weekend is coming; tips on how to get your grill on http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21479691.html#storylink=rss Your grill is a very flexible cooking tool. Think of it as an outdoor version of your stove. And just like your stove, you can use it to cook different ways.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:38:48 CDT

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Glace Artisan Ice Cream makes national list http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21345267.html#storylink=rss Thrillist has put the Kansas City company on its new list of “The 33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America.”

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Mon, 18 May 2015 21:33:59 CDT

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Summer cocktails sparkle with savory herbs and tropical tastes http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article21304233.html#storylink=rss Bars across town are rolling out new drink menus for summer replete with fruit-forward offerings, savory herbs and tropical tastes. Some are on the sweet side, others have a bit of a bite courtesy of grapefruit or Campari, and many swap brown spirits for rum, tequila and vodka. Do these menus reveal any trends? Not really.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 06:17:00 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Dinner Lab supper clubs pop up in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21294099.html#storylink=rss Dinner Lab, a social supper club that organizes pop-up restaurants in 30 U.S. cities, debuted in Kansas City this month with a Mexican meal prepared by Chicago chef Daniel Espinoza at a Crossroads District art gallery. Kansas City members pay an annual fee of $125 to get invites to Dinner Lab events in 30 cities. Members also pay to attend meals, which usually cost $50 to $80, with drinks and gratuity included. Each member can bring up to three guests to an event.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Springtime means new menus at Kansas City restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21298380.html#storylink=rss Kansas City restaurants have rolled out new menus with the change of the season. Here’s a look at new menu items from Milano and Q39.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 13:41:41 CDT

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My.Big.Fat.Bundt: Trish Minton unleashes her baking soul on Instagram http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/food-issue/article16266029.html#storylink=rss My.Big.Fat.Bundt. Instagram account offers an edgy look into a freelance pastry chef’s life.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Forget Elvis: Pork is king at Memphis barbecue contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21223968.html#storylink=rss For three days during Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, an impressive tent city rises off the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, just a meaty blues riff away from historic Beale Street.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 02:15:50 CDT

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Rack of lamb recipe pays tribute to Matthew Naylor’s Australian roots http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article21290760.html#storylink=rss For Melbourne native Matthew Naylor, the president and CEO of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Memorial Day is a time of remembrance, and that includes his take on a rack of lamb, an homage to his Australian heritage.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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In Lidia’s Kitchen: Chocolate Bread Parfait recycles leftover bread in elegant layered dessert http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article21289404.html#storylink=rss This dessert recalls for me the chocolate-and-bread sandwiches that sometimes were my lunch, and always a special treat. How simple, but how delicious those two pieces of bread with chocolate in between were.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 06:15:00 CDT

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Chipotle chicken tacos, berry tart are perfect recipes for newlyweds http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21113655.html#storylink=rss Experts Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss offer recipes for berry almond tart and chipotle chicken tacos from their book “The Newlywed Cookbook.”

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Fri, 15 May 2015 15:54:54 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21113655.html
Hunting for good cookie recipes? Here’s one for Lemon and Strawberry Thumbprints http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21096438.html#storylink=rss While hunting for good cookie recipes to swap to add to her repertoire, Chow Town contributor Erin Brown starts it off by offering up this one for Lemon and Strawberry Thumbprints.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 13:07:17 CDT

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Q39 rolls out new medley of barbecue gems http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21008805.html#storylink=rss Chef Rob Magee has rolled out a knock-your-socks-off medley of new Q39 culinary gems.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 14:12:11 CDT

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I’m headed to Memphis in May to check out the barbecue and compare it to the American Royal http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21003573.html#storylink=rss Chow Town’s food editor Jill Silva is off to check out the Memphis in May Barbecue Competition.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 13:19:28 CDT

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More couples say ‘I do’ to food trucks http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20836536.html#storylink=rss More Kansas City brides and grooms are booking food trucks for their reception.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 12:42:07 CDT

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KC couple gives cocktails a healthy twist with vinegar-based shrubs http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/food-issue/article16289153.html#storylink=rss Tim and Laura Tuohy offer two cocktail recipes that use their Kansas City Canning Co. shrubs, which are sweetened, vinegar-based syrups for craft cocktails or nonalcoholic drinks.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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An easy weeknight recipe for chard, one of springtime’s prettiest vegetables http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20852268.html#storylink=rss Unsure how to use the chard that’s in season? Five ingredients are all you need for a healthy, hearty springtime dinner.

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The Brew Top is a happy hour, nightlife destination in Corbin Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article20982000.html#storylink=rss Since opening last year in Overland Park’s Corbin Park development, The Brew Top Pub and Patio has become a destination for happy hour, live music and late-night food.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 10:01:24 CDT

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Ruby McIntyre, longtime proprietor of Ruby’s Soul Food Cafe in Kansas City, dies at age 95 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article20844210.html#storylink=rss For 50 years, Ruby McIntyre dished out as much affection and goodwill as she did piles of fried chicken, chitterlings and peach cobbler. Opened in 1952, the tiny restaurant at 15th Street and Brooklyn Avenue became an institution. Regulars, including generations of law enforcement officers, came to know McIntyre as “Miss Ruby” or even “Mama.”

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Wed, 13 May 2015 14:04:58 CDT

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Unity Inn at Unity Village offers employee dining at its finest http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20842179.html#storylink=rss Employees at the Unity Village get a glimpse at employee dining at its finest. The Unity Inn offers employees and occasional guests lunch or dinner at linen-dressed tables in a spacious dining room.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 13:42:22 CDT

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Sakae takes local sushi from good to great http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article20701686.html#storylink=rss Sam Hoang ran the popular Wasahi in north Kansas City, North, for years before transitioning to this newer iteration with his son Peter a little over a year ago. Once inside the doors, you will find yourself in their skilled hands, as they roll, form and plate sushi creations that rival those of many of the more heralded sushi restaurants in the city.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 19:00:00 CDT

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Las Vegas buffets go upscale http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20695521.html#storylink=rss For decades, Las Vegas was home to the inexpensive buffet. Buffets on the Vegas Strip now cost and offer more.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 16:30:55 CDT

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This Mother’s Day, it’s cream puffs just like mama would make http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20629746.html#storylink=rss To honor his mother this Mother’s Day, Chef Jasper Mirabile shares his mother’s cream puff recipe. She was a “legendary cream puff princess,” making them for a wide variety of dignitaries as well as family and friends.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 15:09:14 CDT

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Increase enjoyment of your dining experience with these simple tips http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20515599.html#storylink=rss The dining experience is a two-way street between the restaurant and you. There are things you can do to enhance your visits.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 12:57:50 CDT

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Hawg Jaw Fritz’s parking lot indicates the barbecue inside is darn good http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20433834.html#storylink=rss Who and what you see outside a barbecue joint is an indicator of the quality of the barbecue inside. Pickups, late-model sedans and SUVs, a few 1960s or 70s clunkers are a good sign.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Area restaurants offering Mother’s Day specials http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20430072.html#storylink=rss Restaurants across the metro will be offering Mother’s Day specials on Saturday and Sunday, including dinners and brunches, as well as complimentary meals for moms and more.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 13:35:31 CDT

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Here are some Kansas City places to go celebrate National Burger Month http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article20404497.html#storylink=rss For the 31 days of May, the lowly hamburger will have its day in the sun. This is National Burger Month and here are some ideas of where to go to celebrate.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 07:09:39 CDT

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Chocolate hummus? It’s just one odd but tasty chocolate pairing http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20196894.html#storylink=rss With Mother’s Day on Sunday, many spouses and children are likely to rely on the old standby: the gift of chocolate. But beyond the tried-and-true box of chocolate-covered cherries, the naturally rich, earthy and seductive character of cocoa can also be used to enhance an unexpected array of dishes.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 19:00:00 CDT

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