Almost 11 years ago, chef Bob Palmgren left fine dining behind and opened to open RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack off of Lamar Avenue and Johnson Drive in Mission. Business at RJ’s, which is named after Palmgren’s son, was slow at first, particularly on Sundays. So Palmgren started serving country breakfast. It was sort of like barbecue brunch, with eggs, smoked ham, sausage, bacon and cinnamon rolls.
The Roeland Park Committee of the Whole discussed amending the ordinance to require claimants to pay the cost of investigating the anti-discrimination claim they file if insufficient evidence is found to move the claim forward.
Discussion at the council’s committee of the whole meeting on Monday shifted from sexual orientation and gender identity protections to the language providing protection to those with military service. The council was concerned that the law, which takes effect January 2015, would unintentionally be harmful to veterans.