Monday, September 22, 2014
Breaking the routine isn't easy but social media certainly helps. Whether you're on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, whatever... you are usually subjected to a recipe or two every day. Every now and then one of these recipes seems to pick up steam and when ten or more of your friends share it out it becomes pretty hard to ignore.
That was the case with this recipe for Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower by someone known as Ask. Dr. Nandi. Not sure who this guy is but this recipe was shared on Facebook over 300,000 times. There are also over 3,000 Facebook comments that can be evenly divided into two camps:
Friday, August 29, 2014
|Caitlin Corcoran and her award winning cocktail.|
While I wouldn't call myself a regular, I have been hanging out at Caitlin's bar for as long as she's been there and have always been a fan. Creativity, consistency, and respect for the drink. A real charmer too.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
When I tell people that I'm eating "Tomato Pie" it often generates a quizzical look. Most people - especially Americans - equate pie with sweetness, with dessert. Tomato pie of course is a savory dish and one that has been a summer staple in my family for many years. A photo of this summer favorite has generated a lot of requests for the recipe and I'm happy to oblige.
I am uncertain of the provenance of this recipe. My mother introduced it to me and my siblings growing up though I doubt I had any interest in it until my late teens. I know for certain that my mother and sister still make it and my wife has become the standard bearer in our house.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Foodwise this art fair has come a long way. Not only do you have nationally acclaimed French bistro Cafe Provence (previous review) right in the middle of the action but add to that Story (2013 James Beard semi-finalist chef; Food & Wine magazine's 2013 winner for The People's Best New Chef: Midwest), Tavern in the Village (locals love this place), and STANDEES (bar/restaurant/movie theater).
This year it looks like sangria may actually outnumber baby strollers. I think everyone is selling their version of this wonderful summer drink. If you try a couple think about posting your favorite in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
Information below was provided by the establishments themselves (with a couple of comments added from me). Unless noted below, restaurants will be cash-only for outside, patio, and tent purchases.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
UPDATE: 7/7/2014 - Kansas Town is closed.
UPDATE: 6/24/14 - Chef Kasper is no longer at Kansas Town. Look for him at Lulu's Asian Bistro opening later this summer in Westwood, KS
On why he no longer dined at Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant, Yogi Berra famously explained, "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
It might be said of Kansas Town, "Nobody goes there yet. It's always empty."
There are any number of reasons that a restaurant might be empty. The most insidious reason is simply - it's empty because it's empty. Dining at a restaurant is not merely about eating food prepared by others. The whole process is theater. Attentive service, quality food, attractive plating, and buzz. Diners typically crave the company of other diners. There's always a point where too many patrons means slow and inattentive service but ultimately dining out is a social occasion and being surrounded by like minded people is a big part of the fun. So it stands to reason that potential diners walking by Kansas Town might just keep walking when faced with the thin crowd.
And that's a shame because there are some very good reasons to eat here.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Looks like we're in for a wintry weekend Kansas City. Snow, sleet, cold. Yuck. You can't make the weather go away but you can make the best of it by eating well. Hearty soups are my go to favorite way to stare down old man winter and my newest discovery - Italian Sausage Soup at Cucina della Ragazza in Westport - it the perfect prescription for the bone chilling cold. Big chunks of very Italian sausage swimming in clear broth with tomato, artichoke, and spices. Nice.
Try it and let me know what you think.
Try it and let me know what you think.
|Italian Sausage Soup at Cucina della Ragazza|