You probably don't bake, but you can definitely bring dessert. Now when it comes to finding the right dessert to pass off as your own, there are lots of ways to fill a pie dish.
This week's battle is meant to prepare you for Thanksgiving or any other dinner where you agree to provide dessert. It's the oversized lattice apple pie from Costco up against the classic apple pie from Tippin's.
On occasion, we're given the opportunity to discover our limits in life. It's just up to us to decide whether we want to respect those limits or not. Yesterday, in the tiny park on the corner of 17th and Summit, I discovered I have an upper limit of one and a half grilled cheese sandwiches.
And thanks to The Westside Local and Soho Cafe and Bakery, I managed to inhale my cheese intake for the week. Today's battle of the dishes pits the restaurant's grilled cheeses head-to-head, one cheese-stretching bite at a time.
Finding the great pumpkin is not just a quest for Charlie Brown. We all have a responsibility to sift through the menus around town to uncover the finest pumpkin options.
And before the weather turns colder that means a battle between rival concretes -- the pecan pumpkin concrete mixer from Culver's and the pumpkin pie concrete from Sheridan's. Only one can lay claim to the best pumpkin pie you eat with a spoon.
The roadhouse is an endangered species. Thankfully, one of the few true roadhouses around continues to be going strong. B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ celebrates its 20th anniversary tonight (and for the rest of the year).
Check out Berry Anderson's interview from earlier this week with Jo and Lindsay Shannon, who run the blues-and-barbecue joint. Then, go watch Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang take the stage tonight to a champagne toast. B.B.'s will also be introducing a special edition, anniversary t-shirt.
When I called my order in to Zaina (25 East 12th Street) earlier this week, the man who answered asked when I wanted to pick up my sandwich.
"Ten minutes," I suggested.
"No, that's too long. It will all be gone by then. Hurry. Hurry," he said before breaking into laughter.
It's nice to see the to-go service at a restaurant come with a side of humor, but could the Shawarma chicken live up to the hype? That was the question in this week's battle, which pitted Zaina's sandiwch against the chicken gyro at Habashi House (309 Main), in the City Market.
There is no smoothie crown in Kansas City, but there is a king. Smoothie King (8825 State Line Road) and KC Juice (4141 Pennsylvania) are two of the most well-known fruit-slinging operations in the city. Smoothie King has more than 600 locations, including a second in the works in Kansas City. KC Juice is a stand-alone operation in Westport.
So is it the well-tested franchise or the social-media-savvy juice bar that deserves the crown? Let the battle of whirring blenders and crushed fruit commence.
The Chiefs have decided to show up this year. As such, Fat City's only contribution to Chiefs fans can't be a review of the underwhelming hot pretzel out at Arrowhead Stadium.
And so at halftime of Sunday's lambasting of San Francisco, Joe Tone and I sought out some of the wallet-draining, belly-busting options new to the stadium. After a lengthy walk around the concourse, we settled on the bratwurst burger with fries and the Red and Gold Short Rib Melt. Let the off-field battle commence.
Since we will now all be on the Twinkie Diet, this week's battle was about determining which doughnut should get top billing in the pastry case (and your stomach). In the past four hours, I have consumed close to 20 inches of doughnuts -- all in the name of science.
I'm starting to believe we could power a car on glaze. And if that's not the case, I'll just put a bit in my teeth and pull your car for you on your commute home. Before the inevitable sugar crash, let's get into whether the Twist or Long John should be the featured doughnut in your new diet.
I type this, ginger ale in hand, wondering what exactly I was thinking when I embarked on the latest (and perhaps beefiest) battle of the dishes. Five months worth of advertising for the Doritos Late Night Cheeseburger worked. I caved and bought a bag of these unholy chips.
In searching for a worthy opponent, I immediately thought of a true late-night cheeseburger, the grilled heart-stoppers at Town Topic. But that wouldn't be much of a contest. These battles are designed to pit two dishes that each have a chance to win. So, with no White Castle in town, I opted for the next best thing -- frozen sliders from the burger chain.
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