Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sacramento Kings' stadium woes continue, but (sadly) they're still not coming to Kansas City

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM

The Kings are (almost) dead (in Sacramento.) Long live the Kings (in the OC.)
  • The Kings are (almost) dead (in Sacramento.) Long live the Kings (in the OC.)
The Kings are (almost) dead (in Sacramento.) Long live the Kings (in the OC.)
The sports squawkers at 610 AM were trying to drum up hype this morning about the embattled Sacramento Kings franchise moving to Kansas City, after the NBA shut down its efforts to help the Kings get a new arena.

It was pretty fun talk, actually; what sports fan wouldn't want to revive the old KC Kings? But then I asked NBA know-it-all Ric Bucher to bring me back to earth, and he obliged. Cue the Debbie Downer music.

Continue reading »

Tags: , ,

Meet -- and eat with -- local chefs

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Jeff Addison will be carving some ice next Saturday.
  • Jeff Addison will be carving some ice next Saturday.
Jeff Addison will be carving some ice next Saturday.
Chefs from 24 different dining venues in the Kansas City metro will serve their favorite small-plate appetizers and desserts next Sunday, October 10, at a fundraising event hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association.

It's at the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel (200 West 12th Street). The event raises funds for Operation Breakthrough and the hospitality and culinary programs at Johnson County Community College.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Best of Kansas City: The front and back of the house

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM

fat_city_tio_thumb_220x146.jpg
Tio was tops in 2009
On the eve of The Pitch's 2010 "Best of Kansas City" issue next week, we thought it would be entertaining and revealing to take a backward glance at some of our past winners. Who's still on top? Which restaurants had their 15 minutes of fame and are barely remembered today?

For over a decade we've honored, in the pages of the "Best of Kansas City" issue, the men and women who really make a restaurant work: the chefs, bartenders, waiters and waitresses. Last year's nod for "Chef of the Year" went to Celina Tio, who had just opened her Brookside bistro, Julian.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , ,

Scott Oliver watches friend get peed on, gets tackled by security guards, presumably for being a voyeur

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

This guy likes watching people get peed on, too.
  • This guy likes watching people get peed on, too.

Sometimes, you get lucky enough to stumble upon a front-row seat to the stuff you only hear about in R. Kelly sex tape cases.

Two years ago, Scott Oliver was riveted to the sight of his friend getting peed on during a fight his friend and another guy were having outside of Lucky Strike in the Power & Light District, reported the Missouri Lawyers Media blog. Oliver alleges that his voyeurism was punished by six security guards, who put him in a choke hold and kneed him in the side and stomach. He claimed that he suffered at least two broken ribs and a concussion from the attack.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Sade is coming to Kansas City on its first tour in ten years

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Sade
  • Sade

Sade announced a series of tour dates for 2011, its first world tour in a decade. According to LiveNation, the U.K. group is coming to town, but there's no date announced quite yet. Sade's latest album, Soldier of Love, was just certified platinum. (Insert "Smooth Operator" joke here.)

Check out the video for "Soldier of Love" after the jump.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , ,

The Walkmen are playing on the Plaza tonight, which is kind of weird

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 12:30 PM

The Walkmen.
  • The Walkmen.
So we posted about this a few weeks ago when we heard word of it, but it's officially happening tonight: The Walkmen are playing a show on the roof of Standard Style, the fancy-pants clothing store on the Plaza. 

There are some drawbacks. For one, it's going to cost you $50 to get in. For two, it's part of a fashion show, which means you will look like a giant slob in comparison to the other attendees. Still: Walkmen! 

Continue reading »

Tags: , ,

Samuel Logan, accused of trying to sex a 14-year-old girl, disbarred

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Samuel Logan can no longer practice law.
  • Samuel Logan can no longer practice law.

Taking away accused

webcam whacker Samuel

P. Logan's law license was pretty much a formality after a federal grand jury indicted the 45-year-old, who was a partner at big-ass Overland Park law firm Foulston Siefkin.

The key word here is was because your partners likely aren't down with you jerking off in your office while allegedly trying to convince a 14-year-old girl to have sex with you. Of course, he was really allegedly playing his skin flute while propositioning a cop pretending to be the young girl.

Continue reading »

Tags: ,

Club NRG has had its last call

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Doin' the duckface at Club NRG.
  • Doin' the duckface at Club NRG.

The notoriously rowdy nightclub, Club NRG, is shutting its doors. The Star reports that the former Club NV is closed for business and owner Del Hedgepath is fielding offers to sell the building at Admiral and McGee -- and he has six months to dump the space.

Breaking bottles, slapping patrons, urinating off of the club's balcony and getting shot in the butt: just another night at the now-defunct nightclub. For more details on Hedgepath and the club's dramatic past, read Mandy Oaklander's report over at the Plog.

Tags: ,

LeBron James parties at the Midland next week; here's hoping he's learned how to tip

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:06 AM

lebronmdiland1_thumb_550x351.jpg
NBA star LeBron James is bringing his talents to Kansas City, and it turns out those talents include getting paid to party.

James's new team, the Miami Heat, plays an exhibition game at the Sprint Center next Friday night. And since James likes the club scene, promoters in the cities he visits often kick him some cash to show his face at a club. KC is no different: James will be the main attraction at a party at the Midland on Thursday, October 7.

Continue reading »

Tags: , ,

Top 10 fall foods we're ready to see back on the menu

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Flickr

The weather or yard work are the typical indicators that fall has

arrived. But if you want to know about the change in seasons, simply

look at menus and grills across town to see that we're craving autumn

foods. Fat City has compiled a list of the Top 10 fall foods that we

spend the rest of the calendar year thinking about:

10. Tailgating meats (above). Grilling in the parking lot adds a special flavor. As to the genesis of that flavor? It's either the new marinade you're trying or the 300-pound guy applying full body paint in the spot next to yours.

Continue reading »

Most Popular Stories

Recent Comments

Slideshows

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation