Survey - Access to Healthy Food
Yearlong study will identify the regionís food challenges, resources
The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, with the support of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), is encouraging residents across the region to complete a survey designed to assess their access to healthy food, as well as their attitudes about food and eating.
Craving Malaysian Food? Try Kaiyo
Sushi restaurant expands offerings.
Kaiyo is known for the exquisite sushi prepared by chef David Loo; however, Pam Taylor and I headed to this Leawood restaurant on Friday night for Malaysian dishes prepared by his wife and Kaiyo co-owner Karen Ming.
The Magical Meatball Tour
Ceasar and Venus make mouthwatering meatballs.
Ceasar Reyes and Venus Van Horn have done it. They have brought the "best balls you'll ever put into your mouth" to Kansas City. The idea was born less than a year ago to buy a food truck and parade around town with gormet meatballs. Through the website kickstarter.com, Ceasar and Venus have brought their dream to life and are pushing for an opening event on the First Friday's in June. The hilarious duo bring creativity and imagination to their new adventure. Kansas City, get psyched about these meatballs!
Profile: Chef Andrea Sposini
Lessons from the Green Heart of Italy.
Chef Andrea Sposini looks authoritative in a pristine white chef’s jacket that drapes comfortably over his slim build. His head is closely shaved. He waves hello with one hand. A long rolling pin waves back and forth like a conductor’s baton in his other hand. He grasps both ends of the rolling pin and flattens chocolate-colored dough that will transform into cacao tagliolini.
The Rieger / Slow Food KC
Paul M. Ingold visited The Rieger at 1924 Main to capture the culinary work of Chef Howard Hanna and his team in the kitchen. On Wednesday, March 16, Slow Food KC members and non-members are invited to join the group at The Rieger for a special menu prepared by Chef Hanna. More details...
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
Paul M. Ingold shares these photographs of dishes from the newly opened Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen, formerly Jp Wine Bar located at 1526 Walnut.
Executive Chef Alex Pope Earns Prestigious Nomination
More Kansas City culinary accolades.
Executive Chef Alex Pope of R Bar & Restaurant is the latest local figure to appear in the national culinary limelight. Two months ago, he was interviewed over the telephone by Food and Wine magazine; however, the interviewer didn’t reveal the purpose of the call. Then two weeks ago Pope received an email from the magazine announcing that he was one of ten chefs in the Midwest region nominated for the People’s Best New Chef Award. Learn how to rock the vote. Also, Chef Pope's Recipe for Beet Red Velvet Cake with Red Velvet-Coriander Cheesecake.
Local Food and Drink Events
Mark the calendar.
Eat like a Greek cooking class and wine pairing at Wines by Jennifer. Artisan cocktails with Slow Food KC at R Bar. Travel and cook with Franco Cupini of Cupini's in Italy. Savor a chocolate experience at Jasper's Restaurant.
bluestem: Valentine's Day Preview
Chef Megan Garrelts discusses romantic moments and meals.
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest date nights of the year. Executive chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts, owners of bluestem restaurant, know that romance is an essential ingredient for a memorable experience. Megan Garrelts shares her thoughts on romantic moments and meals. Plus, a preview of bluestem's Valentine's Day menu.
Beth Bardenís Re-invention: Succotash
A chef's creative defiance.
Beth Barden will not call herself an artist. But I will. She doesn’t call herself a chef. She says she’s a cook. I write the word chef in defiance. Beth knows defiance well, for she’s defied the odds and salvaged her life, salvaged materials, re-invented them into art, taken her path to a place and created with joyful vision a place at 24th and Holmes in Kansas City, a phoenix-like jewel called Succotash.
News and Notes - Food and Drink
Eat, Drink, Support.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events from Slow Food KC and a Chili's fundraiser for Mason Kempf, a young boy who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Learn about a partnership between Topeka, Kansas specialty coffee roaster PT's Coffee Roasting Company and Toraño Family Cigar Company.
Coming Soon: Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen, formerly Jp Wine Bar, is poised to open for lunch next Monday, January 31 and for full evening service on Friday, February 11 contingent on the liquor license, according to former JP Wine Bar general manager Barry Tunnell.
Love Letters to Kansas City - Le Fou Frog
Kansas City Restaurant Week
Dear Kansas City,
On Friday night, Pam and I ventured to Le Fou Frog in celebration of her birthday. The Frog, located a block east of the City Market, is a favorite dining destination for us. We love Mano and Barbara Rafael, the staff, the atmosphere, and certainly the food. To our delight, we enjoyed the kickoff night to Kansas City Restaurant Week.
Love Letters to Kansas City - Wine Me, Dine Me
In good taste.
Dear Kansas City,
You know how to wine me and dine me. It'll be a pleasure to savor the fine food and drink you have to offer through local restaurants this month. You've made it easy for me by hosting 2011 Kansas City Restaurant Week during January 21-30. Yes, let's go out and eat on the town. Besides, it's for a good cause. 10% of the cost of each meal purchased from KC Restaurant Week menus will be donated to Harvesters in an effort to fight hunger in the Kansas City area.
11th Iron Sommelier at Avenues Bistro
The battle of the palates strikes again at Avenues Bistro.
January 31st marks the 11th installment of Brookside restaurant Avenues Bistro’s Iron Sommelier. This battle of who can come up with the better tasting wine for the succulent dinner pairing was the idea of Lucille Windsor, a wine distributor from Glazers. With the help of Avenues’ Wine Director, Timothy O’Neal, the Iron Sommelier battles have been a raging success.