Today, the current executive chef of the restaurant, Bobby Stearns, called us to say that soon ("Maybe as soon as next week," Stearns says), the restaurant will become yet another location of The Peanut, the bar and grill that has four locations in the metro.
"Jonathan got a great offer and decided to sell," says Stearns, who is now looking for a new job, preferably in a sophisticated venue like the restaurant formerly known as Taste.
Chef Ali Shirazi runs the test kitchen for Original Juan, the specialty-foods manufacturer at 111 Southwest Boulevard, where he has developed thousands of products over the past three years.
"I always say, 'Yes, I can do that.' It just sometimes takes a few tries," Shirazi says.
In his defense, it's not that easy to make harvest apple barbecue sauce, salsa that rings in at over 1 million Scoville Units (the scale to determine whether something will incinerate your tongue), and hot sauce from pumpkin seeds.
"Tek is somebody, I think, this organization is going to need forever," slugger David Ortiz told ESPN.
The same day the news broke about the Red Sox's captain of the past seven years, the Royals announced the signing of catcher Sal Perez to what could be an eight-year contract. The Royals are hoping they've found the same kind of guy who can be penciled into the lineup, day in and day out.
It will be 20 years next spring since George Brett retired, and while he still dons a jersey now and again, it's been too long since he has launched line drives into the gap at Kauffman Stadium. Bret Saberhagen hasn't worn Royal blue for more than a decade. It's time for the Royals to find the next guy who's got a shot at the Baseball Hall of Fame — and not just the one at 1 Royal Way.
There's a smattering of laughter from the audience, but the guy asking the question seems to honestly agree with Schmidt's assessment — joke or not.
But Google itself couldn't hold back anymore this week at a tech conference in Barcelona.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was speaking about the fiber project, and someone asked him about the impact that the speedy Web access could have on technology. We'll let CNET's Stephen Shankland take it from here:
But where do you find them? Many local watering holes don’t include nonalcoholic drinks on their menus, and finding a place that has put some thought and craft into its mocktails is a time-consuming, frustrating task. (Don’t even try a Google search with the words virgin and drink, an errand that yields unfortunately eye-opening and soul-crushing results.) Bartenders often are up to the challenge of de-boozing a favorite drink, though, so sitting at the bar helps.
One idea? The BLVD Two Jokers Sorbet at Glace. The double-wit Smokestack seasonal will not be coming back this summer (although a future return hasn't been ruled out by Boulevard) — so this might be your last chance for a while to savor the kind of beer that is worth a wait in line. What have you eaten lately that was amazing?
The job offers didn’t come quickly, and the manager left KSHB. Meanwhile, Ptacek, Keith King and Ryan Kath molded themselves into Kansas City’s finest TV investigative team.
But the agent eventually found an offer that Ptacek couldn’t refuse. By the time you read this, he’ll be in Washington, D.C., searching for tips as the leader of a newly formed investigative unit for WUSA, a CBS affiliate in the nation’s capital.
“I’m sad to leave,” Ptacek says. “I never thought I’d say that.”
The man this paper once dubbed “Best Bulldog” didn’t turn into a lame duck once he signed the WUSA contract. Ptacek’s investigation into exploding glass bakeware aired Friday, February 17. The following Monday, KSHB broadcast his six-month investigation into the disappearance of Belton teenager Kara Kopetsky. A cadaver dog hit on a scent in a home, and a feud erupted between secret sleuths and the Belton police. And on the day of his exit interview with The Pitch, Ptacek was breaking news that the General Services Administration would move employees out of the Bannister Federal Complex — the facility whose history of deadly toxicity Ptacek helped uncover.
“It’s crazy,” Ptacek says. “It’s like there’s a magnet here that will not let go of me.”
In a wide-ranging conversation, Ptacek talks of his unfinished business, where to get a good cheap suit, and his biggest fear about the move.
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