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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Foodoo is open, but no longer serving dinner

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

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Don't believe those rumors: Foodoo, the five-month-old vegan cafe and juice bar at 3605 Broadway, is not closing. It  has, however, stopped serving dinner.

Co-owner Carlos Mortera, who opened the intimate dining venue in June with help from chef-consultant Bryan Merker, says the dinner business for a meatless restaurant in this stretch of midtown was too hit-or-miss to continue evening hours.

"Our lunch business is very strong," Mortero says. "It's always been much more consistent than dinner. So we're only doing private events and receptions in the dining room doing the evening hours."

So the restaurant isn't closing?

"Listen, if someone came into the place and offered me a pile of cash to buy it," Mortera says, "I guess I'd consider that. But no, we have no plans to close. Lunch business has been profitable."

Foodoo's new hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The restaurant is closed Sunday.


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Monday, January 31, 2011

CSA options abound for those looking for local produce, eggs and meat

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Community-supported agriculture programs might be the only way to get your daily recommended fruits and vegetables.
  • Community-supported agriculture programs might be the only way to get your daily recommended fruits and vegetables.

It's a good time to be in the market for local produce, eggs and meat. A number of area community-supported agriculture programs are now taking deposits for the upcoming season. With a CSA, you pay a fee for a portion of the harvest on a given farm or collective of farms. Some require members to work a few hours on the farm or even pick the produce themselves, but many are simply subscription services that have a weekly pickup or delivery of goods.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

How to eat local for the holidays

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:15 AM

How about Farm to Market pretzel rolls instead of dinner rolls this year?
  • How about Farm to Market pretzel rolls instead of dinner rolls this year?

You might not feed as many people as a Kansas farmer this year -- although preparing Thanksgiving dinner may feel like you're cooking for 129 people -- but you can feature some of what they grow on your dinner table.

The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition has launched a campaign and corresponding Web site, Eat Local for the Holidays, which has a list of farmer's markets, local vendors and a guide to what's in season.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why a $4 peach may make sense

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Let's talk about the cost of peaches.
  • Let's talk about the cost of peaches.

It's easy to get caught up in the sensationalism of a $4 peach. The average shopper would likely say that's a ridiculous price for a single piece of fruit. A few might be tempted to make a moral stand. If that is the price of knowing everything about that peach, then it is completely worth it.

The problem is that to focus on the price of the peach means that we are not discussing what really matters: the cost of the peach.


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Monday, October 4, 2010

From Farmville to farm real?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Time for the real thing?
  • Time for the real thing?
Time for the real thing?
After months of tending your flock in Farmville, you might start thinking you're ready to move to the real thing.

No problem. Thanks to Craigslist's Farm and Garden listings, you can get everything you need to be an agriculture big-wig without ever leaving your office (assuming, of course, the City Council doesn't shut you down).

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fat City on 'Walt Bodine Show' tomorrow: eating organic

Posted By on Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 3:37 PM

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Hey, Fat City readers: I'll be co-hosting The Walt Bodine Show tomorrow -- Friday, September 17 -- when the show airs at 10 a.m. on KCUR 89.3. The featured topic: "Eating Organic," including finding restaurants, bistros, bruncheonettes and joints in town that cook with organically grown vegetables, organically fed beef and poultry, and other healthy ingredients.

To join the conversation on the program, call during the hour: 816-235-2888.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nature's Own Health Food Market opens September 7 on Main

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Nature's Own opens next week.
  • Nature's Own opens next week.

The sign is up and the groceries began to arrive yesterday. Nature's Own Health Food Market is getting ready to open on Tuesday, September 7.

The corner store at 4301 Main Street has a rich history, which The Pitch's Charles Ferruzza wrote about back in July. A former drugstore and soda shop, the space has hosted a number of grocery stores, including Clearly Nature's Own and Whole Foods.

The Whole Foods location closed July 1 after 17 years of operation. Nature's Own will continue an unofficial tradition by offering organic and local products. A grand opening is slated for September 10.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cherry tomatoes are tiny, juicy bursts of candy

Posted By on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Cherry tomatoes are the original fruit snacks.
  • Cherry tomatoes are the original fruit snacks.

When you learned to ride a bike, you had training wheels to make sure you didn't scrape your knee or immediately fall over onto the lawn. That's how I see cherry tomatoes.

The tiny, sweet fruit is a great way to work your way up to the thick dinosaur of the tomato world -- the beefsteak tomato. Those mothers -- which will likely be at market in a few weeks -- can clock in at over a pound apiece. So starting with a tomato the size of a marble is how you train yourself to tackle the beefiest tomato.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A farmer's market find, sweet potato greens are in season

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Sweet potato greens are not your average salad greens.
  • Sweet potato greens are not your average salad greens.

You've probably been working from the ground floor up when it comes to sweet potatoes. The tubers are easy to master. Once you've figured out fries and mashed potatoes, you're good to go.

But sweet potato greens are just as versatile and can be even more interesting. Because you haven't had them every Thanksgiving and they're not yet widely available on menus. Once you pick up a bunch for your kitchen, you might discover a new side (dish) of sweet potatoes.  


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We're a nation in need of novelty fruit

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 9:30 AM

It's time to think inside the box for watermelons.
  • It's time to think inside the box for watermelons.

The prevailing wisdom suggests that America would be healthier if we were just to consume more fruits and vegetables. And in an effort to get to that point, companies are rolling out all manners of fruit-based pills and drinks designed to make eating produce more convenient.

But we're just hiding the peas under the mashed potatoes. Eventually Americans are going to find the peas and throw them on the floor. Instead, we need to look at Japan's model and start cranking out some weird-shaped fruit.

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