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KC chefs barbecue for a good cause Sunday

05/14/2014 12:37 PM

05/14/2014 1:02 PM

Don’t be alarmed if you see smoke drifting up from under the 12th Street Bridge this weekend.

On Sunday, six top Kansas City chefs will compete in a barbecue ribs cook-off under the bridge in the West Bottoms. The occasion: The Child Protection Center’s first annual

Cook for Courage


Participating chefs include Ryan Brazeal of Novel, Michael Corvino of The American Restaurant, Colby Garrelts of Bluestem and Rye, Howard Hanna of The Rieger Hotel Grill Exchange and Ca Va, Patrick Ryan of Port Fonda and Celina Tio of Julian, Collection and The Belfry.

Each chef will prepare barbecue ribs and one side dish that will be taste-tested by ticketholders and a celebrity panel of judges that includes former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, Sporting KC CEO Robb Heineman, The Roasterie founder Danny O’Neill and food writer/photographer Bonjwing Lee.

Ryan Maybee of Manifesto and The Rieger will prepare a signature cocktail with bourbon from Lenexa’s Darkhorse Distillery.

Tickets to

the fundraiser

aren’t cheap — they start at $100 — but proceeds go to a good cause: The CPC “helps children who have experienced abuse develop the courage to overcome.”

To learn more about the CPC and watch a video about Cook for Courage, go to

Contact Sarah Gish via email at or tweet @sarah_gish.


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