Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant brought her Magnolia's on the Move food truck to Operation Breakthrough to serve preschoolers a lunch of chicken, red velvet waffles and loaded mac and cheese. She also answered the curious students' questions and gave them a food truck tour. On Friday, she will bring her food truck to The Star's Food Truck Friday.
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Pint-size foodies get a taste of Southern cooking
Chow Town Live at The Star's Food Truck Friday
How to make a blended burger
Five tips for a successful Memorial Day weekend grill
Taco talk at In-a-Tub
In-a-Tub vs. Taco Via: What's the difference?
JCCC's Felix Sturmer is a gem of a chef
Meet The Royals doughnut milkshake from Donutology
Follow the flying doughnut
A look inside TikiCat, Kansas City's hottest new bar
Chow Town Live edited broadcast: Chef Jamie Purviance of Weber Grill visits The Star's Food Truck Friday to chat with food editor Jill Silva this week. Purviance demos two recipes from "Weber's Greatest Hits": Caponata Bruschetta and Filet Mignon Crostini With Balsamic Onion Jam.
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, Judith Fertig and Karen Adler, cookbook authors of "Red, White and 'Que" (Running Press), demonstrated five tips for a successful grilling at Smoke 'n' Fire in Overland Park.
Chow Town Live visits In-a-Tub, a Northland tradition that's famous for its fried tacos. The Star's Sarah Gish talks to In-a-Tub president Aaron Beeman about the taco shop's history, favorite menu items and, of course, powdered cheese.
After 15 years of leading Johnson County Community College's award-winning culinary team to competitions around the world, chef Felix Sturmer is retiring. Known for teaching the finer points of making terrines, pates and other fancy fare, he shares his favorite places to buy a great loaf of crusty bread.
Donutology in Westport launched a doughnut into space with the help of a helium weather balloon. It soared to 97,000 feet and traveled 253 miles before landing in Illinois. A GoPro camera fixed to a plexiglass wing captured the flight.
Come on a tour as Chow Town Live visits TikiCat, a hot new tiki bar with loads of ambiance, thanks to tiki designer Bamboo Ben. A bartender named Puka Pumba serves up tropical craft cocktails in this secret oasis in the basement of HopCat in Westport.
McGonigle's Market, open since 1951, is famous for quality meat and seafood. Sarah Gish stopped by to talk with second-generation owner Mike McGonigle about the market's popular Italian sausage, barbecue trailer and annual fundraiser, Ribs for Kids.
Chef Michael Corvino opens Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room in the Crossroads with his wife Christina and many of his former American Restaurant employees. The handsome, double-duty restaurant offers “seasonal” and “shareable” plates and a tasting room, plus a stage for live music, all served up with a nostalgic late-night menu. Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.
From April to October, Jasper's Restaurant features live Mozzarella Theatre, or fresh mozzarella made tableside. The restaurant typically sells more than 100 orders a night. "It's the best thing that ever happened to the restaurant," chef and owner Jasper Mirabile says. The popularity of fresh mozzarella led Mirabile to learn how to make fresh burrata and ricotta.
Royals fans have lots of new food options at The K in 2017. The craziest menu creations include a Sunrise Dog topped with bacon, gravy and a fried egg, and an $18 Pork Patty Melt with funnel cakes for buns.
Sarah Gish visits Rosedale Barbeque in Kansas City, Kan., where vice president Marisha Brown-Smith shows off the 83-year-old barbecue joint's famous smoked chicken, sausage, spicy sauce, crinkle-cut fries and RC Cola.