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Kansas City Star Restaurant Guide

Now that I’ve built up the Star’s restaurant guide to more than 150 restaurants, please give it a look. While a rotating list of 25 or so is  included in the Preview section each week, the entire compilation is available online at http://www.kansascity.com/living/food, and includes a more extensive description of each restaurant than can be […]

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The Beer Kitchen

The Beer Kitchen is a reincarnation of One80, a restaurant that was housed in the southeast corner of Westport and Pennsylvania for several years. The Beer Kitchen has the same owners, but they devised a new concept and revamped the decor. It now resembles more of a gastropub with a strong emphasis on, you guessed […]

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Food Apps and Podcasts

In case you missed the article I wrote in Wednesday’s Kansas City Star‘s Food section, below is a link to it. The print copy is more fun to read, but this gives all the information you need to start using food apps on your phone or iPad. And for those of you who listen to […]

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Friday Food Critics–8/27/10

Tune in on Friday to hear the Food Critics, on KCUR’s Walt Bodine Show at 10:00 AM. That’s  89.3 FM, or you can listen on your computer at http://www.kcur.org/waltbodine.html. During the second half of the hour we’ll be talking about restaurants that dish up the best pasta in the area. Call 816-235-2888 with your suggestions.

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Farmer’s Market bounty

Farmers’ Markets have their full complement of produce this month, so hopefully this will inspire you to be creative with your favorite fruits and vegetables. –Make a summery salad of watermelon chunks and cherry tomatoes with feta or goat cheese, topped off with chopped mint and pistachios, and tossed with red vinegar and oil. It’s […]

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Check out Around the Block’s Facebook Page!

Many of you subscribe to my blog (thank you!), and I don’t want to flood your email boxes on daily basis. SO, I have started a Facebook page, and will be posting fun links, food findings, recipes, and ideas that I hope will be of interest.  You can continue to read my blog for restaurant […]

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Cancun Fiesta Fresh

Cancun Fiesta Fresh in Westport may not be a place to linger or even have a beer, but it’s definitely a spot for  quick, no frills, satisfying Mexican fare. The menu focuses on street tacos, with a choice of marinated beef (asada), BBQ beef (adovada), carnitas, chicken, ground beef, beef tongue or beef cheek. Each […]

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Spin Pizza

Spin is one of those places that would be easy to frequent on a regular basis. Want a quick salad at lunch? Go to Spin. Pizza before a movie or basketball game? Go to Spin. Gelato after the movie or game? Spin. Can’t decide where to go? Spin. You get the idea. It’s easy to […]

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Sustainable Seafood

There is a limit to the number of fish in the sea. The world’s supply is being threatened by over harvesting, in spite of what would seem like infinite capacity in our vast oceans. Consumers vote with their  pocketbooks, so it’s important to be well-informed.  By being aware of what species are threatened, we will […]

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Friday Food Critics–6/4/10

Tune in on Friday to hear the Food Critics, on KCUR’s Walt Bodine Show at 10:00 AM. That’s  89.3 FM, or you can listen on your computer at http://www.kcur.org/waltbodine.html. New bakeries are popping up all over town. Tune in during the second half of the hour to hear about the best of the bunch, and […]

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