I didn't want to believe this story when I first read it in The Consumerist. A restaurant server says he got stiffed by a church pastor, who wrote on the receipt: "I give God 10 percent. Why do you get 18?" The diner wrote "pastor" over his signature. To absolve his sin, perhaps?
The waitress who posted the receipt was not the waitress stiffed that night. She thought the comment on the receipt was funny and snapped a photo of it, which she posted on Reddit. She was later fired by her employer, a franchise restaurant in the Kansas City-based Applebee's chain.
Whether it's Midwest civility, genuine ignorance or the understanding that this person is just passing through, celebrities seem to be able to avoid the crush of humanity that is the price of fame. Case in point is MLB.com's Richard Justice's anecdote governing Alex Rodriquez's lunch at Houston's on the Plaza. I've seen the same thing - folks a lot more concerned with nailing down a plate of tacos than seeing if George Brett or Paul Rudd is enjoying his enchiladas.
Do Kansas Citians care about dining alongside celebrities?
"We ended up in a down year because of significant decreases in airline departures and available seats in the market plus increased average fares," said Tom McKenna, assistant director of aviation marketing for the Aviation Department, in a release.
The Aviation Department is currently in the middle of a $4 million feasibility study to look at how the airport might go from three terminals to a single terminal. Earlier this month, the Kansas City Business Journal noted that the study would be delayed because the initial design ran over the estimated budget of $1.2 billion. The study was expected to be released in two phases, the first portion scheduled to be presented to the City Council in February. Now, that part of the report (which looks at financing and design) isn't expected to be ready until April.
Do you think lower traffic numbers indicate a need for a change at KCI or are evidence of a downward trend that suggests now is not the right time for an overhaul?
The kitchen's subtle sense of invention is evident in the barbecue salmon. The fish I tasted had a lightly crispy exterior and a moist, pink center, and the avocado relish blanketing it was just right. It came perched on a tasty mash of soothing cauliflower, which had none of the graininess that sometimes hinders the vegetable. It's a dish that's modern without being pushy about it.
There's a slideshow of photos by Angela C. Bond to accompany the review. You can see them here or click on the photo of the barbecue salmon above.
First up is Chocolate Cherry milk. Shatto is making only 2,000 bottles of the flavor. Bottles will be identified with the word 'SMOOCH' on the side (a nod to Valentine's Day) and are expected to be on shelves by this weekend (stores are getting deliveries today and tomorrow). If you're committed to getting a bottle, it's in stock at the dairy farm in Osborn, Missouri, right now. Each of the next four releases will have a signature flavor and theme.
Prominent criminal defense lawyer Ronald Partee found himself in a moment straight out of the law offices of Saul Goodman, Walter White's shady attorney on Breaking Bad.
Wednesday, though, Partee did something that Saul probably wouldn't: He pleaded guilty to laundering money, which he believed had come from the sale of marijuana.
Ah, but there was no pot. And the guy in need of having his money laundered, "Maxwell Gannon"? Uh, he was an undercover agent.
The downtown Kansas City streetcar launched its official website today. And, as you can see in the screen grab above, today's snowstorm didn't cause any closures along the route.
Boulevard debuted its beer backpacks at Sporting Park last season (they were also deployed for Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium last year). Sporting's Chief Marketing Officer Andy Tretiak promised some "cool new programs for the upcoming season." I've got a call into Boulevard and will update this post with what that means for fans at Sporting Park.
Boulevard's director of marketing, Jeremy Ragonese, says Boulevard will build upon the seasonal release parties it held in the Members' Club last season. And while it is still being determined if the beer backpacks will return, Boulevard intends to bring its new partnership out into the community in addition to the park.
"Wherever fans congregate to watch Sporting games, we want to make sure they see the association between their hometown brewer and their hometown team," Ragonese says.
Brian Cunningham and Therman Lacy III were found dead inside a vehicle at 115 North Denver around 7:45 p.m. Monday. Police say a black man wearing dark clothing was spotted fleeing the scene on foot.
Cunningham, 27, and Lacy, 30, were both from Kansas City, Missouri.
Police have also identified 25-year-old Jachin Reedy as the victim of a homicide at 3604 Highland.
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