Author: Julie Niesen

Cocktail Hour: The I-75 from Metropole

Cocktail Hour: The I-75 from Metropole

Metropole has just introduced a brand new cocktail menu, which I received a press release the day after I tried it.  Whoops. On Monday, I had several former coworkers in from out of town.  After hopping from Salazar, to Lackman, to Obscura, we finished the […]

Weekend Roundup: Kaze, Cheese & Valentine’s Day

Weekend Roundup: Kaze, Cheese & Valentine’s Day

This weekend has a few interesting things on tap, and I’m also going to share some Valentine’s Day ideas so you can plan ahead, and not have a case of last-minute panic.  Me, I’ll be at Dixie Chili like I always am on Valentine’s.  You […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Confit Chicken Wings from Local 127

Super Bowl Recipe: Confit Chicken Wings from Local 127

This isn’t my recipe, but boy, does it sound delicious. It involves cooking chicken wings in schmaltz, also known as chicken fat– you can use oil too, but it’s not quite the same– for a confit. Then they’re deep-fried and coated in a spicy Korean […]

Review: Garden of Flavor Juices (and Pressed Juicery, too)

Review: Garden of Flavor Juices (and Pressed Juicery, too)

Juicing is ALL the rage. At my sales meeting earlier this month,  I heard at least two references to juicing, one from our National Sales Manager (who apparently got a juicer for Christmas) and juices were available at breakfast and snacks (in past years, it […]

Art of Food: Friday, February 28th

Art of Food: Friday, February 28th

Art of Food gets bigger and better every year. Each year, chefs and artists take over the Carnegie with food-themed art, both edible and not. The exhibit runs through March 16th, but the best time to go is its opening night on Friday, February 28th. […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Terry likes the hearty. I like the less hearty, I guess. I made this super-easy recipe for the first time for a Junior League tasting event. 60 of them, actually. Finding 60 tiny sweet peppers was a bit of a challenge, but the best place […]

New Executive Chef for The Palace Restaurant

New Executive Chef for The Palace Restaurant

Chef Joe West, a Kansas City native, is the new Executive Chef at The Palace Restaurant. West, born in Japan, learned to appreciate food under his mother (a server at two high end restaurants in Kansas City) taught him to embrace food culture. He began […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Crock Pot Chili

Super Bowl Recipe: Crock Pot Chili

(Guest post by The Better Half) I love to cook, but I rarely make anything complicated or overly time-consuming. In the world of finance, they call it “Return on Investment.” I call it “Minimal effort. Maximum enjoyment.” A couple of weeks back, Julie was out […]

Queen City Cookies: New Cafe + Downton Mania
Dave Taylor Leaves La Poste

Dave Taylor Leaves La Poste

Dave Taylor and Kelly Lough, founding partners in La Poste and Django Western Taco, are moving on to new opportunities and will be leaving the restaurants after a transition period, says Jens Rosenkrantz, owner of La Poste and Django. No word yet on Taylor’s next […]

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