Kansas City's restaurant community has rallied to raise money for college funds for the two daughters of the late Kansas City Star restaurant critic Lauren Chapin, who passed away last December of a brain aneurysm at age 50. Chapin was survived by her husband, the Star's music critic Tim Finn, and daughters Brenna, 16, and Maren, age 14.
The event, Four Stars for Lauren, is scheduled for Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Brewery, 2501 Southwest Boulevard. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at this Web site. More than 20 local restaurants provide samplings of unique dishes and assorted beverages.