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#1 Maison Rustique

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:28 AM

Top Food Trends for 2012

Then thereís Kansas City, which is going to have its moment in 2012. This Midwestern city has a deep-rooted food culture thatís been around for well over a century, one thatís now poised to reinvigorate itself and position the city as a new culinary destination. We all know about Kansas Cityís reputation as a great barbecue town, but recently thereís been a fantastic wave of smart, new high-end cooking thatís been lighting a fire in the heart of America. Laying the foundation are chefs like Debbie Gold, Celina Tio, and Colby Garrelts, whose restaurants (American Restaurant, Julian and Bluestem, respectively) are galvanizing the areaís independent and organic farmers and producers, and inspiring Kansas Cityís next generation of chefs to reach for new heights.


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#2 Rail Paul

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:47 AM

Kansas City has a good infrastructure of family farms, local meat providers, and reasonable costs. That's a good starting point to create a diversity of sustainable agriculture.

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#3 Rail Paul

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:44 AM

Three James Beard: Midwestern nominations, as well

 

 

Colby Garrelts of Bluestem in Westport, Martin Heuser of Affare in the Crossroads Arts District, and Carl Thorne-Thomsen of Story in Prairie Village are all in the running for Best Chef: Midwest.

A restaurant in Manhattan, Kan., 4 Olives Wine Bar, is a semifinalist in the Outstanding Wine Program category.

 

 

 

 

http://www.kansascit...-for-beard.html


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#4 Maison Rustique

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:07 AM

Sadly, we lost JJ's Restaurant/Wine Bar tonight. There was a gas explosion and huge fire in front of JJ's--the building completely collapsed. Many injured, but none confirmed dead yet. One employee is still unaccounted for. A real tragedy.


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#5 Suzanne F

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

News reports here were that a contractor hit an underground gas line. Hope everyone ends up okay.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

JJ's used to be my go-to place KC for dining alone at the bar. Haven't been there in years but I remember a fairly eclectic wine list and a great burger.



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