<![CDATA[Joco Diversions News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Joco Diversions 60 Emily Parnell: Heard on the street: Powerful messages from a strong woman http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article24686902.html#storylink=rss Each of Mama Lou’s feats of amazing strength at the Lawrence Busker Festival was accompanied by nuggets of encouragement, reminders that we’re all strong and praise for what makes us unique.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:21:04 CDT

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Kulture Kurry brings northern Indian cuisine to Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article23599882.html#storylink=rss When computer engineer Roushan Kumar couldn’t find authentic northern Indian food in the Kansas City area, he opened his own restaurant in Overland Park. Kulture Kurry serves naan, kabobs and other traditional dishes baked in a clay tandoor oven imported from India.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:36:59 CDT

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Emily Parnell: I don’t want a white-wall kind of life, but it’ll do for the summer season http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article22914432.html#storylink=rss Walking out of the office where I work several days a week, I watched a man painting a large expanse of the stairwell a clean, warm white. The fresh paint smell greeted my nose with the promise of a blemish-free wall. He would leave no marks or grime from previous bumps and encounters, eliminating all evidence of fingerprints and spills. Rolled out before me was a clean slate — the outlook clear.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:16:43 CDT

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Dips & Sips serves scoops of sweet nostalgia in downtown Mission http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article22379478.html#storylink=rss After John and Carla Clark retired, the husband and wife teamed up to open an ice cream shop and bakery in downtown Mission. Dips & Sips is known for soft serve, cupcakes and softball-sized cinnamon rolls.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 17:47:35 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Learning about English by learning Spanish http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article21414909.html#storylink=rss Spanish, a language with spelling as simple to learn as the alphabet itself, must provide opportunity for more learning — more vocabulary — and less struggle to memorize. More opportunity to create.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:21:57 CDT

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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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Emily Parnell: Would somebody please humor me? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article20287911.html#storylink=rss I’m not funny. I can’t tell a funny story to save my life. Well, not in person, anyhow. When I tell a story, it’s usually met with the chirping of crickets, and sometimes even they get bored and start snoring.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 16:07:31 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Family prayers reflect our connection with one another and the world http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article19818792.html#storylink=rss Most evenings, our family sits down for dinner together. Before eating, we ask a blessing.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:27:52 CDT

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Tortilla Ranch Mexican Grill toasts one-year anniversary with $2.50 margaritas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article19194537.html#storylink=rss Overland Park’s Tortilla Ranch Mexican Grill, which opened in May 2014, is approaching its one-year anniversary. The fast-casual Mexican restaurant — which is the brainchild of two area restaurateurs — serves fresh fast casual burritos, tacos, enchiladas, salads and margaritas.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:25:59 CDT

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Emily Parnell: A summer without school-issued iPads promises to be both dimmer and brighter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article18539348.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

I guess the Pollyannas were right about the school-issued iPads. I got used to them. The school year is almost over now, and it will be time to say adieu to our rectangular little family members with their bright, shining faces.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:09:09 CDT

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Coffee’s the lure, but conversation adds some spark at Olathe shop http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18513680.html#storylink=rss Olathe’s Ayda Ethiopian Coffee uses mostly Ethiopian beans for its coffee and also sells baked goods. On Sundays it hosts a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Oak Park Mall plans to tear down the former Mimi’s Cafe building and put up a new multi-tenant building for Pizzeria Locale and Zoes Kitchen. The Grille at Park Place will replace Mestizo by Aaron Sanchez in Leawood’s Park Place.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:55:01 CDT

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Irish pub Paddy O’ Quigley’s works to maintain corner feeling http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article18578621.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Neither Dan nor Tim Carrigan had run a restaurant, but that didn’t stop the Johnson County brothers from diving into the food business. Two years ago, the Carrigan brothers bought Paddy O’Quigley’s, a family-friendly neighborhood Irish pub and sports bar on West 151st Street. Despite their lack of experience, the Carrigans were long on family ties to the restaurant. Now they work to uphold the restaurant’s “Family and friends forever” motto.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:33:27 CDT

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Eat for Life recipe: Pasta dish harvests the power of asparagus http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/article18581894.html#storylink=rss Sorry, Popeye. Though I likes me spinach just fine, my “superfood” of choice is asparagus.

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Once there’s a family, expect 50 shades of wakefulness http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article17777279.html#storylink=rss The ongoing, decade-long-and-counting consistency of inconsistent sleep has come as a complete surprise.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:29:21 CDT

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Eating for Life recipe: Vegetable Calzones give pizza lovers a healthy, smaller-size choice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article17769461.html#storylink=rss On the face of it, a veggie pizza seems like a healthy choice.

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Hartman’s Hardware in Shawnee home to bolts, nuts and a parrot http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article17765195.html#storylink=rss Hartman’s Hardware on Johnson Drive has been open since 1946, when Red Hartman bought Pearson’s Hardware. Current owner Mike Unterreiner keeps up a tradition of service and friendliness.

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Eat for Life recipe: Hearts of palm dress up this salad http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article17041412.html#storylink=rss Depending on how you dress it up, a lettuce salad can be ho-hum or ooh-la-la!

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:01 CDT

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Emily Parnell: What’s in a name? These recipes take food to new levels http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article17042522.html#storylink=rss Certain recipes — even those I’ve never tried — can hover in my consciousness for years, calling to me, whispering my name.

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Pho Good serves noodle soup and other Vietnamese specialties in Shawnee http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article17036042.html#storylink=rss After years running Chinese restaurants in Overland Park and Kansas City, Vietnam native Peter Nguyen returned to his native cuisine when he took over ownership at Shawnee’s Pho Good Vietnamese Restaurant. In addition to rice noodle soup, Pho Good serves fried rice, spring rolls, pork chops and bubble tea.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:11:55 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Dear son: Good things always take work http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article16221497.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:13:01 CDT

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Eating for life: Bolster your intake of whole grains with brown rice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article16198727.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:13:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article16198727.html Bee Cee’s BBQ serves up hickory-smoked meats in an Overland Park gas station http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article15057602.html#storylink=rss Restaurant industry veteran Craig Nelson serves up hickory-smoked ribs, burnt ends, pulled pork, turkey legs, jumbo chicken wings spiced with his own seasonings at the restaurant, 12560 Quivira Road, Overland Park.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:41:28 CDT

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Eating for life: Wrap your tastebuds in this crunchy, tasty treat http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article15008027.html#storylink=rss The lettuce wrap began turning up in mainstream restaurants a few years ago, and it wasn’t long before home cooks were eager to integrate the fun food into their own menus.

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Emily Parnell: Sometimes a little lack of clarity can be a blessing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article15006686.html#storylink=rss Lately, I’ve been engaging in an activity that makes me feel quite naughty.

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Emily Parnell: Debating the rules actually helps kids sharpen skills needed as adults http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article13244351.html#storylink=rss Kids whose parents provided oversimplified, unbending rules that didn’t take into account the variables of life felt unheard and disrespected. That’s how I fel the other day when looking at a post on Gov. Sam Brownback’s page.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:09:02 CDT

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Beef and black bean enchiladas are a good source of protein, fiber http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article13239500.html#storylink=rss Fran Carlson is a registered dietitian/bean farmer with what would seem like a modest vision: “I’ve always had this dream of Americans eating more beans.”

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The Fresh Market strives to make the most basic things extraordinary http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article13235912.html#storylink=rss Located next to the new Prairiefire complex in Overland Park, the opened in the fall of 2013. Shannon Curran says, “We want people to experience food, not just eat it.”

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Emily Parnell: In the silence of political correctness, we are leaving our kids on their own http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article12367082.html#storylink=rss My husband and I have not taught our kids tolerance. We’ve demonstrated it. We welcome those from other cultures and sexual orientations into our lives. We explore other cultures. But we don’t discuss it. We’ve fallen short by not discussing our differences.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:38:22 CST

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Eating for Life recipe: Roasted fennel pairs with red peppers in a beautiful, nutritious salad http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article12360668.html#storylink=rss Fennel is rich in vitamin A and offers fair amounts of calcium, phosphorous and potassium. Red peppers contain loads of beta carotene, fiber and vitamin B6.Add mixed salad greens and a drizzle of olive oil and you have an impressive start to any meal.

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